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Media Release - ETF Securities’ TECH milestone highlights appeal of IT stocks

Nov 20, 2019

SYDNEY, 19 November 2019 – ETF Securities, a leading independent ETF provider, has notched an important milestone with its ETFS Morningstar Global Technology ETF (ASX code: TECH) passing the $100 million mark. The ETF, launched in April 2017 and offering investors global exposure to 37 technology companies from the US, Japan, Germany and Australia, has returned 27.1 per cent per annum since inception, outperforming the Nasdaq 100 Index by more than 3.5 per cent per annum. ETF Securities Chief Executive Officer Kris Walesby says: “TECH’s performance since April 2017 reflects the benefits of only investing in quality companies and the outcome that’s achieved by screening them according to their Morningstar Economic Moat rating. “This rating measure examines companies from the perspective of their business model in terms of being able to defend their market position in a sector where disruption is often second nature. “Moat ratings are only afforded to those companies that boast well-established, high-quality businesses. This rating model is then sub-divided into Wide Moat and Narrow Moat companies, with the former having the highest rating due to the expectation that they will be able to maintain above average returns for the next two decades.” TECH holds 14 Wide Moat companies and 23 Narrow Moat companies. Walesby says TECH has also benefited from the global growth in the Information Technology (IT) sector over the past five years. “It’s been a remarkable phenomenon with the IT sector contributing nearly one-third of total equity growth over this period -- more than double consumer discretionary, the next best performing sector.” “Although this growth has not enjoyed a smooth trajectory, the reality is technology is having an enormous impact on our daily lives and is likely to do so for the foreseeable future. It’s this growth that TECH is capturing.” Walesby says while the technology sector offers exciting opportunities for investors, it also comes with risks. “Investors need to be cognisant of ensuring that growth comes at a reasonable price, look for attractively price companies with strong fundamentals and sound business models, and diversify globally.” Source: Morningstar Direct, as at 31 October 2019 ETF Securities offers three other ETFs in its Future Present product suite: Global Robotics andAutomation (ASX: ROBO); Battery and Tech Lithium (ASX: ACDC); and Biotech (ASX: CURE). About ETF Securities ETF Securities is Australia’s second oldest ETF provider and the only truly independent ETF manager. Founded in 2003 the firm uses transparent and cost-effective exchange traded products (ETPs) to enable Australian investors to achieve their desired outcomes, while alsointelligently diversifying their portfolios. It offers products across four main categories: Future Present, Yield, International, and Commodities. The total funds under management of all ETF Securities products now stands at A$1.8 billion (as at 15 November 2019). For media enquiries contact: Simrita Virk Shed Connect Mobile: +61 434 531 172 Email: simrita.virk@shedconnect.com Nicola Culey Marketing and Research Manager ETF Securities Australia Phone: +61 2 8311 3481 Email: nicola.culey@etfsecurities.com.au

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ETFS Product Disclosure Statement - Exposure Draft September 2019

Sep 19, 2019

Pursuant to Part 7.9 of the Corporations Act, attached is the exposure draft for the ETFS Management (AUS) Limited product disclosure statement. ​Exposure Draft Product Disclosure Statement - SelfWealth SMSF Leaders ETFs ​

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Letter from the CEO - ETFS Physical Gold Hits $1 Billion in FUM

Sep 10, 2019

Dear Investors, I’m delighted to let you know that, as of early September, ETFS Physical GOLD (ASX code: GOLD), our flagship fund, built by our Australian chairman and owner Graham Tuckwell in 2003, reached the revered goal of $1 billion of funds under management. This milestone is important for three reasons that I thought I would share with you. Firstly, it marks the development of Australian investors’ understanding of the importance of gold in a portfolio. For many years, and still now, most Australians think of miners when they think of investing in gold, but not gold itself. The reality is that gold has many specific benefits not captured by gold miners and these are being borne out right now. With deepening concerns over trade wars, Brexit and the long term effect of huge government debts, this is likely to create new rounds of quantitative easing (equals money printing) devaluing the worth of fiat currencies (AUD, USD, EUR, GBP etc.) Secondly, it marks the rapid development in the use of ETFs in Australia amongst investors. Long the domain of stock pickers and active managers, investors are now embracing ETFs as their preferred way to take exposure to many different types of opportunity. Never before has it been so easy to take access to international regions and themes, providing a breadth of choice not available before. All this at typically half the price of the cost of an active manager. Lastly, it underlines the quality of the team here at ETF Securities Australia and our commitment to the investor community. We are “The intelligent alternative” for many ETF investors, providing access to funds that cover yield, commodities, international and, via our famous “Future Present” range, disruption. GOLD reaching $1 billion is one of the most important first steps in this journey and we thank you all for helping us achieve this. Kind regards Kris Walesby (CEO, ETF Securities Australia)

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Media Release - ETF Securities offers Australian investors first access to India growth story

Jun 23, 2019

ETF Securities offers Australian investors first access to India growth story Australia’s first India equities ETF (ASX Code: NDIA) launched today ETF Securities partners one of India’s largest fund managers, Reliance Nippon Life Asset Management NDIA tracks the Nifty50 Index, which holds the 50-biggest companies listed on India’s National Stock Exchange Nifty50 up nearly 15% in last five years (annualised as at 31 May 2019 in AUD) India poised to overtake China as the world’s largest economy, with 7.5% growth this year SYDNEY, June 21 – ETF Securities is offering investors a unique opportunity to tap into the world’s fastest growing major economy with the launch today of Australia’s first India equities Exchange Traded Fund. Listed today on the Australian Securities Exchange with the code NDIA, the ETF is a partnership between ETF Securities and one of India’s largest asset managers, Reliance Nippon Life Asset Management (RNAM). “India is the most dynamic economic growth story globally, but, until now, it has been difficult for investors to access,” said Kris Walesby, Head of ETF Securities Australia. “This product offers investors the chance to gain exposure to a $US2.6 trillion economy that still has tremendous potential to grow as India reaps the benefits of structural reforms,” Mr Walesby said. The World Bank has forecast India’s economy will grow by 7.5% in 2019/20, and by the same amount in fiscal 2020 – ahead of China’s projected growth of 6.2% and 6.1% respectively over the same period. “India’s population of 1.3 billion, and, in particular, its emerging middle class, illustrates the scale of the opportunity,” said Mr Walesby. “Within six years it’s expected that around one fifth of the world’s working age population will be Indian, and that represents a huge fillip to the economy.” “The increasing wages of the middle and lower classes, coupled with growing demand for consumer items such as mobile phones should underpin further strong growth going forward.” Mr Walesby highlighted the recent Indian election result, which saw Narendra Modi’s Bharatiya Janata Party returned to power, as a positive for India’s economy. “Political stability will allow the benefits of recent reforms to Goods and Services Tax and bankruptcy laws to continue filtering through in the form of stronger earnings performances by India’s major companies,” he said. Mr. Mukesh Agarwal, CEO of NSE Indices Limited, said “Nifty50 has become synonymous with equity markets and reflects the growth story of Indian capital markets. ETF on Nifty50 in Australia will help institutional and retail investors in Australia to efficiently participate in the world’s fastest growing economy. The success of Nifty50 index is evident from the widespread acceptance of Nifty50 for launch of India access products globally.” Another positive is the fact that 60% of India’s GDP is driven by domestic private consumption (compared to 40% in China), effectively insulating the economy against external shocks, Mr Walesby said. NDIA tracks India’s Nifty50 Index, which holds the country’s fifty biggest companies listed on the National Stock Exchange (NSE). It accounts for 13 sectors representing about 66.8% of the free float market capitalisation of the stocks listed on the NSE. Among the companies included in the Nifty50 are HDFC Bank, Tata Consultancy Services, Housing development Finance Corp, Reliance Industries and Hindustan Unilever. The Nifty50 is up nearly 19% over the past year and nearly 15% annualised return over 5 years (as at 31 May 2019 in AUD). RNAM’s executive director and chief executive officer, Sundeep Sikka, said his company was delighted to be partnering ETF Securities in allowing Australian investors to participate in “the India growth story”. “NDIA will provide Australian investors access to the Nifty50 Index which has been the torch bearer of Indian equities for the last 25 years and is considered to be ‘the stock of the nation’,” Mr Sikka said. India has been difficult for offshore investors to access due to the country’s strict foreign investment rules. Although there are a few unlisted “active” funds that invest in India, ETF Securities’ NDIA is the first vehicle for “passive investment” available to Australian investors wanting access to India. ETF Securities co-head of sales, Kanish Chugh, who recently returned from India, believes significant improvements to infrastructure will play a major role in driving India’s economic growth. “Many of the existing transport networks, while large in scale, have proved inadequate for the task of moving people and products around the country efficiently,” Mr Chugh said. “However, we are now starting to see the benefits of major investment in the rail and road systems.” “Light rail networks are now operating in most capital cities and this has cut travel times in some instances from two hours to 25 minutes,” according to Mr Chugh. ETF Securities is Australia’s only independent ETF provider. Founded by philanthropist Graham Tuckwell, the group has more than A$1 billion in funds under management, across sectors as diverse as robotics, biotechnology, infrastructure, and commodities. Reliance Nippon Life Asset Management Limited - RNAM is one of the largest asset managers in India, managing (directly & indirectly) assets across mutual funds, pension funds, managed accounts, alternative investments, and offshore funds. NDIA, which has a fee of 0.85% - 1.0%, adds to ETF Securities’ portfolio of international products that includes ZYUS, TECH, ROBO, CORE and ACDC. To download this press release, click here. For media enquiries contact: Ian Pemberton / Adrian Thirsk P&L Corporate Communications Phone: +61 2 9231 5411 Nicola Culey Marketing and Research Manager ETF Securities Australia Phone: +61 2 8311 3481 Email: nicola.culey@etfsecurities.com.au

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Media Release - Investor demand underpins further expansion at ETF Securities

May 02, 2019

Investor demand underpins further expansion at ETF Securities • Former Shaw and Partners investment advisor joins the growing ranks at ETF Securities as sector inflows surge SYDNEY, April 29 – ETF Securities has responded to continuing growth in the sector by increasing staff numbers with the hiring of former Shaw and Partners investment advisor Andrew Duncan. “The market for Exchange Traded Products has now topped $45 billion, representing annual growth of 26%. Our own dynamic growth as a company reflects our commitment to be a market leader and innovator” said ETF Securities Chief Executive Kris Walesby. Mr Duncan joins ETF Securities as a Business Development Manager from Shaw and Partners where he assisted with the growth in FUM and revenue through client acquisition and developing new relationships across advisers, dealer groups and platforms. “I am excited to be coming on board at ETF Securities at a significant time in its development” said Mr Duncan. “I will look to leverage my experience with a client base spanning Australia to bring extra energy and acumen to what is already a high-performing team.” His start today at ETF Securities follows the arrival in late 2018 of former triple jump British Olympian and Commonwealth champion Larry Achike, who is also a key member of the Business Development team. ETF Securities now has a product range featuring 14 funds and the firm boasts funds under management close to $1.2 billion. “The business has increased staff numbers by 50% in the past 12 months alone. That’s because we know that acquiring and nurturing the right talent is what will keep us relevant to our clients in a rapidly evolving market” said Mr Walesby. To download this press release, click here. For media enquiries contact: Ian Pemberton / Adrian Thirsk P&L Corporate Communications Phone: +61 2 9231 5411 Nicola Culey Marketing and Research Manager ETF Securities Australia Phone: +61 2 8937 7245 Email: nicola.culey@etfsecurities.com.au

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Media Release: India is the new China - Australian ETF investors set to capitalise

Apr 16, 2019

Register your interest to find out more. Register here. India is the new China: Australian ETF investors set to capitalise Australia’s first India equities ETF (ASX code: NDIA) set for launch next month World’s sixth-largest economy undergoes remarkable transformation, tipped to achieve growth of 7.3% ETF Securities provides unique access for local investors to major global stocks trading on National Stock Exchange of India SYDNEY, April 16 – ETF Securities has partnered with one of the biggest asset managers in India and is poised to give Australian investors unique access to the burgeoning Indian economy. The launch of ETF Securities’ latest Exchange Traded Fund (ASX code: NDIA) is just around the corner and comes as more than 900 million eligible voters head to the polls in India. “The elections now underway in India underscore the huge numbers we are dealing with when it comes to the Indian economy, an investment opportunity we will soon be putting within easy reach of Australian investors,” said Kris Walesby, Head of ETF Securities Australia, the country’s only independent and locally-owned ETF provider. Founded by entrepreneur and philanthropist Graham Tuckwell, ETF Securities offers funds ranging across local and international share markets and sectors including robotics, biotechnology and commodities. “India has a US$2.6 trillion-dollar economy that is home to iconic companies like Tata and Infosys,” Mr Walesby said. “Its transformation to a services-led economy has driven innovation and efficiencies and the rise of a wealthier consumer.” “Even with the challenges it now faces, we still think the Indian economy can register annual growth rates of as much as seven per cent, putting it at the head of the pack among major economies,” Mr Walesby added. However, India’s markets remain difficult to access for foreign investors. “Dealing with all the red tape probably explains why no-one else in Australia has attempted the sort of fund we are about to offer. This will be the first passive exposure to India available to Australian investors – whether listed or unlisted,” said Mr Walesby. NDIA will give Australian investors access to a basket of stocks listed on the National Stock Exchange of India Ltd (NSE). “A lot of hard work has gone into NDIA. Getting to this point demonstrates the commitment of ETF Securities to innovating and providing clients with exposure to difficult-to-reach market opportunities,” concluded Mr Walesby. To download this press release, please click here. For media enquiries contact: Ian Pemberton P&L Corporate Communications Phone: +61 2 9231 5411 Mobile: +61 402 256 576 Email: ian.pemberton@plcorporate.com.au Nicola Culey Marketing and Research Manager ETF Securities Australia Phone: +61 2 8937 7245 Email: nicola.culey@etfsecurities.com.au

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