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Termination of the ETFS Physical Singapore Gold ETF

May 29, 2018

ETFS Management (AUS) Limited ACN 150 433 828 (ETFS), as responsible entity for the ETFS Physical Singapore Gold ETF (ZGOL), a class of Metal Interests of the ETFS Physical Precious Metals Scheme (Fund) has resolved to terminate the Fund (Termination), effective after the close of trading on 22 June 2018 (Last Trading Day). As a result of the Termination, Metal Interests 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. Background In May 2018, Australia and New Zealand Banking Group Limited (ANZ), as Custodian of the Fund, notified ETFS that it would be exiting the Bullion custody business and would be terminating the Custody Agreements with the Fund. Following that notification, the Responsible Entity undertook a review of the Fund and determined that it would be in the best interests of Holders to terminate the Fund.ETFS has decided to provide Holders with 17 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 are a summary of the key dates relating to the Termination. Dispatch of this letter 29 May 2018 Last day for dealings in the Metal Interests in the Fund and last day for redemption of Metal Interests in the Fund by Authorised Participants (the Last Trading Day) 22 June 2018 The date at which the final Termination of the Fund will occur. 22 June 2018 The date at which an investor needs to be recorded as the beneficial owner of Metal Interests in the Fund in the Clearing House Electronic Subregister System (CHESS) (the Termination Record Date). 26 June 2018 Redemption amount to be paid to investors holding Metal Interests on the Final Redemption Record Date (the Termination Payment Date). 29 June 2018 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 Metal Interests?As a Holder of Metal Interests, you have several choices as to the action you can take in response to this communication. In any event your Metal Interests 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 Metal Interests, you may either; sell your Metal Interests 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 Metal Interests until 22 June 2018, redeem your Metal Interests with the Issuer in the ordinary way prior to the close of trading on the Last Trading Day, or hold your Metal Interests until the Termination of the Fund and receive a pro-rata share of the proceeds of winding up.If you choose to sell your Metal Interests on the ASX, you will incur brokerage costs and any spread costs as you normally would when transacting on the ASX. Similarly, if you choose to redeem your Metal Interests with the Issuer, you will incur the costs associated with a redemption as set out in section 6.4 of the Product Disclosure Statement (PDS) for the Fund. Holders considering to sell or redeem their Metal Interests are able to have regard to the prevailing price of gold and their Metal Interests at the relevant time. By contrast, where you hold your Metal Interests until Termination, ETFS will bear all costs associated with the winding up and your share of the proceeds should be equal to the net asset value per Metal Interest 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 Metal Interests you hold. Holders should be aware that the price of gold may change and the net asset value per Metal Interest 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 Metal Interests, please refer to the PDS. A copy of the PDS is available at www.etfsecurities.com.au or from ETFS. How and when will I receive payment following the Termination? Following Termination, the assets of the Fund will be sold and the proceeds of winding up will be distributed to Holders. If you hold Metal Interests on the Termination Record Date, you will be entitled to receive a pro-rata share of the proceeds of winding up, which is expected to be paid to your nominated bank account on the Termination Payment Date. ETFS will bear the costs associated with selling the assets of the Fund and winding up the fund. These costs will not be borne by Holders.

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Press Release: ETF Securities reaches $1 billion assets under management

Apr 26, 2018

GOLD has nearly $600 AUM with return of 6.07 percent in latest six months Investor support grows for EURO STOXX 50® (ESTX) with annual gain of nearly 16.7 percent while six-month gains of 11.28 percent for TECH and 8.74 percent for ROBO SYDNEY, April 27 - ETF Securities Australia is pleased to announce that assets under management has reached $1 billion as investors continue to look for easy, transparent and low-cost access to a range of asset classes as they build their portfolios. Founded by Australian philanthropist Graham Tuckwell, ETF Securities created the first commodity ETF with a gold exchange traded fund when launched which allowed investors to get exposure to the precious metal that investors seek out as a defensive asset in times of crisis. ETFS Physical Gold, which trades on the ASX under the ticker GOLD, is now worth almost $600 million and continues to attract flows as investors increasingly worry about rising global interest rates and geopolitical risk. GOLD has returned 6.07 percent to investors in the past six months based on the attached Weekly ETF Market Monitor report ending April 20, 2018. ‘’It is significant that each year Australian investors become more confident and comfortable each using ETFs to build their portfolios in a simple and low-cost way’’ said Kris Walesby, CEO, ETF Securities Australia.  “ETFs are now a core portfolio allocation for many investors and this will only continue as the range of products becomes more diverse and Australian investors recognise the opportunities that exist around the world to benefit from sectors that offer healthy and reliable returns,” Mr Walesby said.  Among its product offering to investors, ETF Securities’ robotics and artificial intelligence product (ROBO) now has about $80 million under management as investors look to target high growth assets. ROBO has returned 8.74 percent in the most recent six months while its TECH product now has about $45 million AUM and has achieved a return of 11.28 percent.  The shift to passive management has also helped the EURO STOXX 50® ETF (ESTX) reach approximately $70 million AUM (and an annual return of 16.69 percent) while Australian shares and US high yield ETFs have also enjoyed healthy inflows as investors look for growth and a reliable dividend.

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ETF Securities funds to enter into the AMIT Regime

Apr 03, 2018

ETFS Management (AUS) Limited (ETFS) wishes to inform investors that on 6 March 2018 it resolved for a number of its funds (as listed below), where eligible, to enter into the new ‘Attribution Managed Investment Trust’ regime (AMIT Regime). The AMIT Regime was enacted by the Tax Laws Amendment (A New Tax System for Managed Investment Trusts) Act 2016. The Board of ETFS has resolved that entry into the AMIT Regime is in the best interest of unitholders (for funds that are eligible). ETFS will continue to distribute income and components to unitholders using the same overriding principles, but with the additional flexibility and certainty that the AMIT Regime provides. The election has been made in respect of the following funds: ETFS S&P/ASX 100 ETF (ARSN: 605 618 577 / ASX Code ZOZI) ETFS S&P/ASX 300 High Yield Plus ETF (ARSN: 605 617 963 / ASX Code ZYAU) ETFS S&P 500 High Yield Low Volatility ETF (ARSN: 605 617 687 / ASX Code ZYUS) ETFS EURO STOXX 50® ETF (ARSN: 612 529 576 / ASX Code: ESTX) ETFS Morningstar Global Technology ETF (ARSN: 616 755 652 / ASX Code: TECH) ETFS Global Core Infrastructre ETF (ARSN: 616 755 741 / ASX Code: CORE) ETFS ROBO Global Robotics and Automation ETF (ARSN: 616 755 803 / ASX Code: ROBO) ETFS Physical US Dollar ETF (ARSN: 605 617 829 / ASX Code: ZUSD) ETFS Physical Renminbi ETF (ARSN: 605 617 490 / ASX Code: ZCNH) Note that ETFS Physical Renminbi ETF (ARSN: 605 617 490 / ASX Code: ZCNH) is currently not eligible for the AMIT Regime as it has an insufficient number of unitholders. Note also that it is intended that ETFS Physical Singapore Gold ETF (ASX Code: ZGOL) a class of Metal Interests of the ETFS Physical Precious Metals Scheme (ARSN: 604 223 967) will not elect into the AMIT Regime on the basis that it does not expect to distribute income. In order to facilitate compliance with the AMIT Regime, ETFS has amended fund documentation as follows: A supplementary PDS for the following funds has been issued and lodged with ASIC on [insert date] to provide additional information and disclosures in respect of the AMIT Regime and other general tax information: ETFS Physical US Dollar ETF (ARSN: 605 617 829 / ASX Code: ZUSD) ETFS Physical Renminbi ETF (ARSN: 605 617 490 / ASX Code: ZCNH)   2. The constitutions of the following funds have been amended effective 20 March 2018 to facilitate election into the AMIT  Regime: ETFS S&P/ASX 100 ETF (ARSN: / ASX Code ZOZI) ETFS S&P/ASX 300 High Yield Plus ETF (ARSN: / ASX Code ZYAU) ETFS S&P 500 High Yield Low Volatility ETF (ARSN: / ASX Code ZYUS) ETFS Physical US Dollar ETF (ARSN: 605 617 829 / ASX Code: ZUSD) ETFS Physical Renminbi ETF (ARSN: 605 617 490 / ASX Code: ZCNH)

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ETF Securities Australia targets growth in robotics and automation with global ETF

Sep 14, 2017

SYDNEY, SEPTEMBER 14 – ETF Securities Australia, part of the ETF Securities Group, has created the first exchange traded fund (ETF) in Australia giving investors access to global companies focusing on robotics, automation and artificial intelligence (AI) technologies. ETFS has teamed up with US based specialist robotics and automation index and research provider ROBO Global to launch the ETFS ROBO Global Robotics and Automation ETF (ASX code: ROBO). ROBO will track the ROBO Global Robotics and Automation Index (RAAI) and is expected to begin trading on the Australian Securities Exchange on September 2017. “The robotics and automation industries are part of a global megatrend which is expected to outperform the broader market in coming decades,” said Kris Walesby, Head of ETF Securities Australia. “ROBO Global is the pioneer in this area, having created the first robotics and automation ETF on the NASDAQ in 2013, and continues to work with a strategic advisory team including leading robotics experts. “We’re excited to be partnering with them to offer local investors a unique opportunity to buy into a spread of transformational technologies which might otherwise be challenging to invest in.”     Research suggests the robotics economy, which was worth an estimated US$64 billion in 2015, could be worth as much as US$1.2 trillion by 2025[1]  as demand for productivity improvements drives increasing industrial, service and consumer applications. “The world is clearly entering one of the most transformational periods in robotics, automation and artificial intelligence (RAAI),” said Richard Lightbound, the managing partner and chief executive for EMEA at ROBO Global. “Robotics is no longer a niche theme but rather a foundational technology that will soon be applied to virtually all industries and markets. “The investment opportunity here is significant and if captured correctly the growth prospects from companies within the industry is huge. We believe it is important for investors to ensure their portfolios have early exposure to this theme.” ROBO will track the performance of 83 stocks from 12 high-growth sub-sectors, focusing on particularly innovative small and mid-caps and avoiding more mature technology names which may lack innovation. The index captures both technology and application stocks from more than 15 countries, with North American companies accounting for some 43% of the Index as at August 31, followed by 38% in Asia and 19% in Europe.  “Bellwether” stocks, those which earn most of their revenue from RAAI, comprised some 40% of the index as at August 31 while “non-bellwether” stocks, which have a distinct segment of their business in RAAI, comprise the largest proportion at 60%. To date, there are no Australian stocks in the index although Australia is one of ROBO Global’s coverage markets. Performance figures for the index show it returned 31.2% over the 12 months to August 31, 18.2% annualised over three years and 25.7% annualised over five years in Australian dollar terms.   The new ETF will have a management fee of 0.69% and will make distributions annually.   T: +61 2 8911 3488 E: sales@etfsecurities.com.au  

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Press Release: Introducing Australia's first pure global technology equity ETF

May 15, 2017

The technology sector is globally the second largest and fastest growing sector but is significantly under-represented in Australian investor portfolios. ETFS Morningstar Global Technology ETF (ASX Code: TECH) which launched recently on the Australian Stock Exchange (ASX) marks the first opportunity for Australian investors to tap into a locally domiciled, broad-based, pure technology ETF. Fund MER 0.45% p.a. Key Features Provides investors with access to the world's top technology companies including Apple, Alphabet (Google), Facebook, Oracle and Microsoft The index focuses on undervalued, high-quality technology businesses identified via Morningstar's MOAT strategy - which aims to maintain a sustainable competitive advantage over the long term Not limited to just the US, the index provides access to all developed world technology opportunities (20+ countries in which to choose from The underlying portfolio is currently comprised of 32 stocks across the US, Japan, Canada, Switzerland and Australia Equal weighting scheme gives all constituents an opportunity to contribute Australian domiciled so no need for W-8BEN Tax Forms Currency unhedged Product comparison Period Total Return in AUD (p.a.) 1Yr 2Yr 3Yr 5Yr 10Yr Morningstar Developed Markets Technology Moat Focus Index 32.55% 16.06% 21.96% 24.42% 12.03% MSCI World Information Technology Index 34.69% 16.87% 24.07% 21.98% 9.87% S&P/ASX 200 Index 17.77% 5.81% 7.27% 11.01% 4.13% MSCI World Index 16.54% 7.70% 13.54% 17.48% 5.03% View holdings information Why Invest in Technology? The ETF Securities team recently put together a piece 'Why diversifying into global tech makes sense' which specifically looks as why an Australian investors should consider the technology sector. For more information on this ETF, please do not hesitate to contact us 

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Press Release: ETF Securities takes ownership of the ANZ ETFS Joint Venture

May 04, 2017

ETF Securities Group announced today that it will take full ownership of the ANZ ETFS joint venture, launched in partnership with Australia and New Zealand Banking Group in May 2015. Shayne Collins, Managing Director of Markets, Institutional at ANZ, said: "The decision to sell our stake in ANZ ETFS is based on ANZ’s desire to simplify the Institutional business, and increase focus on supporting client trade and capital flows across the region." From today, ANZ ETFS will be rebranded ETF Securities Australia, a wholly-owned subsidiary of the ETF Securities Group, which is a leading independent provider of exchange traded products founded by its Chairman Graham Tuckwell. Mr Tuckwell is an Australian entrepreneur and philanthropist who has built the ETF Securities Group into a global firm with more than US$22 billion in assets under management. The firm has operations in Europe, the USA and Australia and its deep expertise, research and global product offerings will now be applied to expanding ETF Securities Australia. "We are pioneers in exchange traded products and we have a long history of creating high quality alternative investment solutions for global investors," Mr Tuckwell said. "Australia is an important part of our global strategy and we are keen to make our Group’s expertise and resources available to the Australian market and to help local investors achieve their investment goals," he said. The ETF Securities Group plans to build on ANZ ETFS’ initial success to make ETF Securities Australia a leading independent and specialist provider of accessible, transparent and cost effective investment solutions for Australian investors. The firm will continue to be led by Kris Walesby, the current head of ANZ ETFS. "We are committed to delivering an ambitious programme of new products which we expect to start rolling out over the remainder of 2017," Mr Walesby said. "We already have a strong foundation here with 13 ETPs listed on the ASX (eight launched under the ANZ ETFS name and five existing ETF Securities products) and I’m incredibly excited to have a pipeline of innovative, cost-effective solutions to share with Australian investors," he said.

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