Vanguard Investments Canada Announces Final 2023 Annual Capital Gains Distributions for the Vanguard ETFs®

TORONTO, Dec. 28, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Vanguard Investments Canada Inc. today announced the final annual capital gains distributions for the Vanguard ETFs listed below for the 2023 tax year. This is an update to the estimated annual capital gains distributions announced on November 15, 2023 and December 20, 2023.  

These amounts are for the year-end capital gains distributions only, which will be re-invested and the resulting units immediately consolidated, so that the number of units held by each investor will not change. The annual capital gains distributions do not include the ongoing monthly or quarterly cash distribution amounts, which are reported in a separate press release.

The ex-dividend date for the 2023 annual distributions for these ETFs will be December 28, 2023. The record date will be December 29, 2023 and payable on January 8, 2024. The actual taxable amounts of reinvested capital gains distributions for 2023, including the tax characteristics of the distributions, will be reported to brokers (through CDS Clearing and Depository Services Inc.) in early-2024.

Vanguard ETFTSX Ticker SymbolAnnual capital gain per unit ($)% of Net Asset Value (NAV)
Vanguard FTSE Canada Index ETFVCE$0.3421140.76%
Vanguard FTSE Canada All Cap Index ETFVCN$0.1795510.43%
Vanguard FTSE Canadian High Dividend Yield Index ETFVDY$0.1386000.33%
Vanguard FTSE Canadian Capped REIT Index ETFVRE$0.3305241.10%
Vanguard S&P 500 Index ETFVFV--
Vanguard U.S. Dividend Appreciation Index ETFVGG$0.0260630.03%
Vanguard U.S. Dividend Appreciation Index ETF (CAD-hedged)VGH--
Vanguard S&P 500 Index ETF (CAD-hedged)VSP--
Vanguard U.S. Total Market Index ETFVUN--
Vanguard U.S. Total Market Index ETF (CAD-hedged)VUS$0.5108970.61%
Vanguard FTSE Developed Asia Pacific All Cap Index ETFVA--
Vanguard FTSE Developed All Cap ex U.S. Index ETFVDU--
Vanguard FTSE Developed Europe All Cap Index ETFVE--
Vanguard FTSE Emerging Markets All Cap Index ETFVEE--
Vanguard FTSE Developed All Cap ex U.S. Index ETF (CAD-hedged)VEF$0.1223350.24%
Vanguard FTSE Developed All Cap ex North America Index ETF (CAD-hedged)VI--
Vanguard FTSE Developed ex North America High Dividend Yield Index ETFVIDY--
Vanguard FTSE Developed All Cap ex North America Index ETFVIU--
Vanguard FTSE Global All Cap ex Canada Index ETFVXC--
Vanguard Canadian Aggregate Bond Index ETFVAB--
Vanguard Canadian Corporate Bond Index ETFVCB--
Vanguard Canadian Government Bond Index ETFVGV--
Vanguard Canadian Long-Term Bond Index ETFVLB--
Vanguard Canadian Short-Term Bond Index ETFVSB--
Vanguard Canadian Short-Term Corporate Bond Index ETFVSC--
Vanguard Balanced ETF PortfolioVBAL$0.1218060.41%
Vanguard Conservative Income ETF PortfolioVCIP--
Vanguard Conservative ETF PortfolioVCNS$0.2058860.76%
Vanguard All-Equity ETF PortfolioVEQT$0.0534780.15%
Vanguard Growth ETF PortfolioVGRO$0.1148240.36%
Vanguard Retirement Income ETF PortfolioVRIF--
Vanguard Global Momentum Factor ETFVMO--
Vanguard Global Value Factor ETFVVL--
Vanguard Global Minimum Volatility ETFVVO--

Forward-looking information

This notice contains forward-looking statements with respect to the 2023 year-end capital gains distributions for the Vanguard ETFs. By their nature, these forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties that could cause the actual distributions to differ materially from those contemplated by the forward-looking statements. Material factors that could cause the actual distributions to differ from the estimated distributions include, but are not limited to, the actual amounts of distributions received by the Vanguard ETFs, portfolio transactions, currency hedging transactions, and subscription and redemption activity.

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Canadians own CAD $87 billion in Vanguard assets, including Canadian and U.S.-domiciled ETFs and Canadian mutual funds. Vanguard Investments Canada Inc. manages CAD $57 billion in assets (as of September 30, 2023) with 37 Canadian ETFs and six mutual funds currently available. The Vanguard Group, Inc. is one of the world's largest investment management companies and a leading provider of company-sponsored retirement plan services. Vanguard manages USD $7.8 trillion (CAD $10.8 trillion) in global assets, including over USD $2.2 trillion (CAD $3 trillion) in global ETF assets (as of September 30, 2023). Vanguard has offices in the United States, Canada, Mexico, Europe, Australia and Asia. The firm offers 430 funds, including ETFs, to its more than 30 million investors worldwide.

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