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Condensed Financial Reports - For the half-year ended 31 December 2020 for terminated schemes

Mar 11, 2021

​Condensed Financial Reports Dec 2020 - ETFS Global Core Infrastructure ETF ​ ​Condensed Financial Reports Dec 2020 - ETFS Enhanced USD Cash ETF

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ETF Securities reduces fees

Feb 25, 2021

In a move to improve the value and fee transparency of our products, ETF Securities has reduced the fees charged on three of its products. Recoverable expenses for ETFS Battery Tech & Lithium ETF (ASX Code: ACDC) have been cut from 0.13 percent to zero, while the management fee is unchanged at 0.69 percent. Recoverable expenses for ETFS ROBO Global Robotics and Automation ETF (ASX Code: ROBO) have been cut from 0.13 percent to zero, while the management fee is unchanged at 0.69 percent. The third fund, ETFS-NAM India Nifty 50 ETF (ASX Code: NDIA) - formerly ETFS Reliance India Nifty 50 ETF - has had its management fee cut from 0.85 percent to 0.69 percent and recoverable expenses have been cut from 0.15 percent to zero. The NDIA name change reflects the updated name of distribution partner Nippon India AMC, which was formerly Reliance Nippon Asset Management. ETF Securities Head of Product Evan Metcalf says the company undertook a review of management fees with the aim to simplify the structure into a single management fee number, offering investors increased transparency over the fees they pay on their investments. “These changes also bring the three funds into line with the rest of the available investment range at ETF Securities, none of which routinely charge additional recoverable expenses on top of their management fees,” Metcalf says. Each fund will continue to be managed according to their previously stated investment objectives and the structure of the funds is unchanged. Investors do not need to take any action. Replacement Product Disclosure Statements for all three products can be found on the ETF Securities website. ETFS-NAM India Nifty 50 ETF (ASX Code: NDIA) aims to provide investors with a return (before fees and expenses) that tracks the performance of the NSE Nifty50 Index. ETFS ROBO Global Robotics and Automation ETF (ASX Code: ROBO) aims to provide investors with a returns (before fees and expenses) that tracks the performance of the ROBO Global Robotics and Automation Index. ETFS Battery Tech & Lithium ETF (ASX Code: ACDC) aims to provide investors with a return (before fees and expenses) that tracks the performance of the Solactive Battery Value-Chain Index.

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ETFS Physical GOLD added to AusSuper Investment Menu

Dec 20, 2020

Australia’s largest retail super fund AustralianSuper has added ETFS Physical GOLD to the Member Direct menu on the 1st of November 2020. Members of AustralianSuper now have access to 40 different ETFs in additions to LICs, term deposits and cash. ETFS Physical gold ETF has a 20% maximum investment limit. More Information AustralianSuper Member Direct Member Direct Investment Menu

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Termination of ETFS Global Core Infrastructure ETF (CORE)

Dec 14, 2020

ETFS Management (AUS) Limited ACN 150 433 828 (ETFS), as responsible entity for the ETFS Global Core Infrastructure ETF (CORE), has resolved to terminate the Fund (Termination), effective after the close of trading on 29 January 2021 (Last Trading Day). As a result of the Termination, Units in the Fund will be suspended from quotation on the AQUA market of the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) and removed from trading status after the close of trading on the Last Trading Day and wound up in accordance with Part 5C.9 of the Corporations Act and the Fund's constitution. Termination Letter PDS Background ETFS has undertaken a review of the Fund and determined that it would be in the best interests of Holders to terminate the Fund. ETFS made this determination for several reasons, including that: the Fund has not reached sufficient size to be cost effective for investors relative to other Australian equity ETFs; and due to limited secondary market trading in the Fund average bid-offer spreads are higher than for comparable Australian equity ETFs. ETFS has decided to provide Holders with in excess of 30 trading days’ notice of its intention to terminate the Fund. This communication outlines the steps that will be taken to affect the Termination of the Fund and seeks to inform you as to what action you may take. Important dates Set out below is a summary of the key dates relating to the Termination. Dispatch of this letter. 14 December 2020 Scheduled ex-date for distribution of income for the quarter ending 31 December 2020. 31 December 2020 The date at which an investor needs to be recorded as the beneficial owner of Units in the Fund in the Clearing House Electronic Subregister System (CHESS) to be eligible for the December quarter distribution (the December Quarter Distribution Record Date). 4 January 2021 Last day for dealings in the Units in the Fund and last day for redemption of Units in the Fund by Authorised Participants (the Last Trading Day). 29 January 2021 The date at which termination will commence (Termination Commencement Date). 29 January 2021 Ex-date for distribution of income for the period after 31 December 2020. 1 February 2021 The date at which an investor needs to be recorded as the beneficial owner of Units in the Fund in the Clearing House Electronic Subregister System (CHESS) (the Termination Record Date). 2 February 2021 Final distribution to be paid to investors holding Units on the Termination Record Date (the Termination Payment Date). 12 February 2021 The dates above are subject to change. Any change will be announced to the market via the ASX. How will the termination of the Fund affect your Units? As a Holder of Units, you have several choices as to the action you can take in response to this communication. In any event your Units will not be able to be traded on the ASX after the Last Trading Day. You should consult your financial adviser to ensure that you understand the implications, including the costs and risks, of your choice. As a Holder of Units, you may either; sell your Units on the ASX in the ordinary way via your broker prior to the close of trading on the Last Trading Day. ETFS expects that the market makers will continue to make a market for Units until 29 January 2021; redeem your Units with the Issuer in the ordinary way, if you are an Authorised Participant, prior to the close of trading on the Last Trading Day, or hold your Units until the Termination of the Fund and receive a pro-rata share of the proceeds of winding up. If you choose to sell your Units on the ASX, you will incur brokerage costs and any spread costs as you normally would when transacting on the ASX. Similarly, if you are an Authorised Participant and choose to redeem your Units with the Issuer, you will incur the costs associated with a redemption as set out in section 6.4 of the PDS for the Fund. Holders deciding to sell their Units are able to have regard to the prevailing price of the underlying securities and their Units at the relevant time. Performance information for both the Fund and the benchmark Index, as well as the full portfolio holdings of the Fund are published daily on www.etfsecurities.com.au. Where you hold your Units until 31 December 2020 you will be entitled to the scheduled distribution of income in relation to the quarter ending 31 December 2020. This distribution will not be impacted by the Fund Termination. Where you hold your Units until Termination, you will receive a distribution of income for the period after 31 December 2020, together with an amount in Australian dollars equal to the net asset value per Unit of the Fund on the day the assets of the Fund are sold (which is expected to be the Last Trading Day), multiplied by the number of Units you hold. ETFS will bear all transaction costs associated with the liquidation of the assets of the Fund. Holders should be aware that the price of the underlying securities may change and the net asset value per Unit of the Fund may change between the date of this communication and the completion of Termination. For further information in relation to the Fund or how to sell or redeem your Units, please refer to the Termination Letter here and the PDS here

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Termination of ETFS Enhanced USD Cash ETF (ZUSD)

Dec 14, 2020

ETFS Management (AUS) Limited ACN 150 433 828 (ETFS), as responsible entity for the ETFS Enhanced USD ETF (ZUSD), has resolved to terminate the Fund (Termination), effective after the close of trading on 29 January 2021 (Last Trading Day). As a result of the Termination, Units in the Fund will be suspended from quotation on the AQUA market of the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) and removed from trading status after the close of trading on the Last Trading Day and wound up in accordance with Part 5C.9 of the Corporations Act and the Fund's constitution. Termination Letter PDS Background ETFS has undertaken a review of the Fund and determined that it would be in the best interests of Holders to terminate the Fund. ETFS made this determination for several reasons, including that: the Fund has not reached sufficient size to be cost effective for investors relative to other Australian equity ETFs; and due to limited secondary market trading in the Fund average bid-offer spreads are higher than for comparable Australian equity ETFs. ETFS has decided to provide Holders with in excess of 30 trading days’ notice of its intention to terminate the Fund. This communication outlines the steps that will be taken to affect the Termination of the Fund and seeks to inform you as to what action you may take. Important dates Set out below is a summary of the key dates relating to the Termination. Dispatch of this letter. 14 December 2020 Scheduled ex-date for distribution of income for the quarter ending 31 December 2020. 31 December 2020 The date at which an investor needs to be recorded as the beneficial owner of Units in the Fund in the Clearing House Electronic Subregister System (CHESS) to be eligible for the December quarter distribution (the December Quarter Distribution Record Date). 4 January 2021 Last day for dealings in the Units in the Fund and last day for redemption of Units in the Fund by Authorised Participants (the Last Trading Day). 29 January 2021 The date at which termination will commence (Termination Commencement Date). 29 January 2021 Ex-date for distribution of income for the period after 31 December 2020. 1 February 2021 The date at which an investor needs to be recorded as the beneficial owner of Units in the Fund in the Clearing House Electronic Subregister System (CHESS) (the Termination Record Date). 2 February 2021 Final distribution to be paid to investors holding Units on the Termination Record Date (the Termination Payment Date). 12 February 2021 The dates above are subject to change. Any change will be announced to the market via the ASX. How will the termination of the Fund affect your Units? As a Holder of Units, you have several choices as to the action you can take in response to this communication. In any event your Units will not be able to be traded on the ASX after the Last Trading Day. You should consult your financial adviser to ensure that you understand the implications, including the costs and risks, of your choice. As a Holder of Units, you may either; sell your Units on the ASX in the ordinary way via your broker prior to the close of trading on the Last Trading Day. ETFS expects that the market makers will continue to make a market for Units until 29 January 2021; redeem your Units with the Issuer in the ordinary way, if you are an Authorised Participant, prior to the close of trading on the Last Trading Day, or hold your Units until the Termination of the Fund and receive a pro-rata share of the proceeds of winding up. If you choose to sell your Units on the ASX, you will incur brokerage costs and any spread costs as you normally would when transacting on the ASX. Similarly, if you are an Authorised Participant and choose to redeem your Units with the Issuer, you will incur the costs associated with a redemption as set out in section 6.4 of the PDS for the Fund. Holders deciding to sell their Units are able to have regard to the prevailing price of the underlying securities and their Units at the relevant time. Performance information for both the Fund and the benchmark Index, as well as the full portfolio holdings of the Fund are published daily on www.etfsecurities.com.au. Where you hold your Units until 31 December 2020 you will be entitled to the scheduled distribution of income in relation to the quarter ending 31 December 2020. This distribution will not be impacted by the Fund Termination. Where you hold your Units until Termination, you will receive a distribution of income for the period after 31 December 2020, together with an amount in Australian dollars equal to the net asset value per Unit of the Fund on the day the assets of the Fund are sold (which is expected to be the Last Trading Day), multiplied by the number of Units you hold. ETFS will bear all transaction costs associated with the liquidation of the assets of the Fund. Holders should be aware that the price of the underlying securities may change and the net asset value per Unit of the Fund may change between the date of this communication and the completion of Termination. For further information in relation to the Fund or how to sell or redeem your Units, please refer to the Termination Letter here and the PDS here

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ETF Securities announces management restructure for future growth

Oct 06, 2020

Following his return to Australia this year, Graham Tuckwell the founder and chairman of ETF Securities Australia has decided to take up the new role of Executive Chairman of the Australian operation. As such, he will play a more active strategic role in defining the future direction of the business, applying his decades of experience in building the international ETF businesses. As part of this new structure, the role of Australian CEO is no longer required and the incumbent, Kris Walesby, is leaving with immediate effect. Kris has played an important role in leading the Australian business for the last 5 years and we wish him every success in his future endeavours. The current senior management team of Kanish Chugh (Head of Distribution), Evan Metcalf (Head of Product) and Cliff Man (Head of Portfolio Management) will report directly to Graham. Each will now have expanded responsibilities for the daily operation of the business with the aim of continuing to grow and build on its successes. The team at ETF Securities Australia are excited by the expanded commitment of the company’s founder to the business and view this is a great opportunity for the business to accelerate its development. For more information, click here.

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