ETF Share Splits

Jan 05, 2021
ProShares Announces ETF Share Splits

BETHESDA, MD – January 6, 2021 – ProShares, a premier provider of ETFs, announced today forward and reverse share splits on twelve of its ETFs. The splits will not change the total value of a shareholder’s investment.

Forward Splits

Two ETFs will forward split shares at the following split ratios:

Ticker ProShares ETF Split Ratio
RXL ProShares Ultra Health Care 2:1
TQQQ ProShares UltraPro QQQ 2:1

 

All forward splits will apply to shareholders of record as of market close on January 19, 2021, payable after market close on January 20, 2021. All forward splits will be effective prior to market open on January 21, 2021, when the funds will begin trading at their post-split price. The ticker symbols and CUSIP numbers for the funds will not change.

The forward splits will decrease the price per share of each fund with a proportionate increase in the number of shares outstanding. For example, for a two-for-one split, every pre-split share will result in the receipt of two post-split shares, which will be priced at one-half the net asset value (“NAV”) of a pre-split share.

Illustration of a Forward Split

The following table shows the effect of a hypothetical two-for-one forward split:

Period # of Shares Owned Hypothetical NAV Value of Shares
Pre-Split 100 $120.00 $12,000.00
Post-Split 200 $60.00 $12,000.00

 

Reverse Splits

Ten ETFs will reverse split shares at the following split ratios:

Ticker ProShares ETF Split Ratio Old CUSIP New CUSIP
MZZ ProShares UltraShort MidCap400 1:2 74348A343 74348A129
SDD ProShares UltraShort SmallCap600 1:2 74348A327 74348A137
SDP ProShares UltraShort Utilities 1:2 74347B722 74347G721
SIJ ProShares UltraShort Industrials 1:2 74348A368 74348A111
SKF ProShares UltraShort Financials 1:2 74347B748 74347G713
SMDD ProShares UltraPro Short MidCap400 1:2 74347G879 74347G697
QID ProShares UltraShort QQQ 1:4 74347B243 74347G739
TWM ProShares UltraShort Russell2000 1:4 74348A319 74347G689
SPXU ProShares UltraPro Short S&P500 1:5 74347B268 74347B110
SRTY ProShares UltraPro Short Russell2000 1:5 74348A152 74347G747

 

All reverse splits will be effective prior to market open on January 21, 2021, when the funds will begin trading at their post-split price. The ticker symbols for the funds will not change. All funds undergoing a reverse split will be issued new CUSIP numbers, listed above.

The reverse splits will increase the price per share of each fund with a proportionate decrease in the number of shares outstanding. For example, for a one-for-four reverse split, every four pre-split shares will result in the receipt of one post-split share, which will be priced four times higher than the NAV of a pre-split share.

Illustration of a Reverse Split

The following table shows the effect of a hypothetical one-for-four reverse split:

Period # of Shares Owned Hypothetical NAV Value of Shares
Pre-Split 1,000 $10.00 $10,000.00
Post-Split 250 $40.00 $10,000.00

 

Fractional Shares from Reverse Splits

For shareholders who hold quantities of shares that are not an exact multiple of the reverse split ratio (for example, not a multiple of four for a one-for-four reverse split), the reverse split will result in the creation of a fractional share. Post-reverse split fractional shares will be redeemed for cash and sent to your broker of record. This redemption may cause some shareholders to realize gains or losses, which could be a taxable event for those shareholders.

About ProShares

ProShares has been at the forefront of the ETF revolution since 2006. ProShares now offers one of the largest lineups of ETFs, with more than $45 billion in assets. The company is the leader in strategies such as dividend growth, interest rate hedged bond and geared (leveraged and inverse) ETF investing. ProShares continues to innovate with products that provide strategic and tactical opportunities for investors to manage risk and enhance returns.

ProShares is the leader in strategies such as dividend growth, interest rate hedged bond and geared (leveraged and inverse) ETF investing. Source: ProShares, 2021.

Geared (leveraged or short) ProShares ETFs seek returns that are a multiple of (e.g., 2x or -2x) the return of an index or other benchmark (target) for a single day, as measured from one NAV calculation to the next. Due to the compounding of daily returns, ProShares' returns over periods other than one day will likely differ in amount and possibly direction from the target return for the same period. These effects may be more pronounced in funds with larger or inverse multiples and in funds with volatile benchmarks. Investors should monitor their ProShares holdings consistent with their strategies, as frequently as daily. For more on correlation, leverage and other risks, please read the prospectus.

Investing involves risk, including the possible loss of principal. ProShares ETFs are generally non-diversified, and each entails certain risks, which may include risk associated with the use of derivatives (swap agreements, futures contracts and similar instruments), imperfect benchmark correlation, leverage and market price variance, all of which can increase volatility and decrease performance. Short positions lose value as security prices increase. Narrowly focused investments typically exhibit higher volatility. Investments in smaller companies typically exhibit higher volatility. Smaller company stocks also may trade at greater spreads or lower trading volumes, and may be less liquid than stocks of larger companies. Please see summary and full prospectuses for a more complete description of risks. There is no guarantee any ProShares ETF will achieve its investment objective.

Carefully consider the investment objectives, risks, charges and expenses of ProShares before investing. This and other information can be found in their summary and full prospectuses. Read them carefully before investing.

ProShares are distributed by SEI Investments Distribution Co., which is not affiliated with the funds' advisor or sponsor.

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