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Dec. 17, 2021, 7:49 p.m. EST

VanEck Announces Yearend Distributions for VanEck Equity ETFs

NEW YORK, (BUSINESS WIRE) -- VanEck announced today the following 2021 annual distributions per share for its VanEck [®] equity exchange-traded funds.

Ex-Date: December 20, 2021 Record Date: December 21, 2021 Payable Date: December 27, 2021
Natural Resources ETFs     Ticker     Income     Approximate % of Income from PFICs     Short- Term Capital Gain     Long-Term Capital Gain
VanEck Agribusiness ETF     MOO     $1.0968     None     None     None
VanEck Future of Food ETF     YUMY     None     None     None     None
VanEck Gold Miners ETF     GDX     $0.5348     None     None     None
VanEck Green Metals ETF     GMET     None     None     None     None
VanEck Junior Gold Miners ETF     GDXJ     $0.7454     48%     None     None
VanEck Low Carbon Energy ETF     SMOG     $0.7116     None     None     None
VanEck Natural Resources ETF     HAP     $1.0191     <1%     None     None
VanEck Oil Refiners ETF     CRAK     $0.6483     None     None     None
VanEck Oil Services ETF     OIH     $1.8075     None     None     None
VanEck Rare Earth/Strategic Metals ETF     REMX     $5.8917     96%     None     None
VanEck Steel ETF     SLX     $3.7609     None     None     None
VanEck Uranium+Nuclear Energy ETF     NLR     $1.0910     63%     None     None
                             
                     
                     
Thematic ETFs     Ticker     Income     Approximate % of Income from PFICs     Short- Term Capital Gain     Long-Term Capital Gain
VanEck Biotech ETF     BBH     $0.3972     None     None     None
VanEck Digital Transformation ETF     DAPP     $1.8776     83%     None     None
VanEck Environmental Services ETF     EVX     $0.3704     None     None     None
VanEck Gaming ETF     BJK     $0.3494     37%     None     None
VanEck Retail ETF     RTH     $1.5145     None     None     None
VanEck Semiconductor ETF     SMH     $1.5733     None     None     None
VanEck Video Gaming and eSports ETF     ESPO     $0.0452     None     $1.9628     $0.2207
Ex-Date: December 20, 2021 Record Date: December 21, 2021 Payable Date: December 27, 2021
Country/Regional ETFs     Ticker     Income     Approximate % of Income from PFICs     Short- Term Capital Gain     Long-Term Capital Gain
VanEck Africa Index ETF     AFK     $0.8390     41%     None     None
VanEck Brazil Small-Cap ETF     BRF     $0.4877     <1%     None     None
VanEck China Growth Leaders ETF     GLCN     $0.3572     4%     $0.7160     $0.9331
VanEck ChiNext ETF     CNXT     None     None     None     $4.4706
VanEck Egypt Index ETF     EGPT     $0.6648     3%     None     None
VanEck India Growth Leaders ETF     GLIN     None     None     None     None
VanEck Indonesia Index ETF     IDX     $0.2151     None     None     None
VanEck Israel ETF     ISRA     $0.6213     57%     None     None
VanEck Russia ETF     RSX     $1.5232     None     None     None
VanEck Russia Small-Cap ETF     RSXJ     $2.0796     33%     None     None
VanEck Vietnam ETF     VNM     $0.1031     17%     None     None
                             
                             
Strategic Equity ETFs     Ticker     Income     Approximate % of Income from PFICs     Short- Term Capital Gain     Long-Term Capital Gain
VanEck Morningstar ESG Moat ETF     MOTE     $0.0507     None     None     None
VanEck Morningstar Global Wide Moat ETF     MOTG     $0.5500     None     $1.1923     $0.4668
VanEck Morningstar International Moat ETF     MOTI     $1.5000     <1%     None     None
VanEck Morningstar Wide Moat ETF     MOAT     $0.8227     None     None     None
VanEck Social Sentiment ETF     BUZZ     None     None     None     None

The majority, and possibly all, of the dividend distributions will be paid out of net investment income earned by the Funds. A portion of these distributions may come from net short-term or long-term realized capital gains or return of capital.

The final tax treatment of these dividends will be reported to shareholders on their 1099-DIV form, which is mailed after the close of each calendar year. The amount of dividends paid by each ETF may vary from time to time. Past dividend amounts are no guarantee of future dividend payment amounts.

Passive Foreign Investment Company (PFIC) Income: Several VanEck ETFs may make investments in non-U.S. corporations classified as “passive foreign investment companies”. Generally speaking, PFICs are non-U.S. corporations having 50% or more of their assets invested in cash or securities, or having 75% or more of their gross income originating from passive sources, including but not limited to interest, dividends and rents. In other words, these foreign companies primarily derive their revenue streams from investments (rather than operations). Please refer to your VanEck ETF’s Statement of Additional Information (SAI) for further information on PFICs.

IRS Circular 230 disclosure: VanEck does not provide legal, tax or accounting advice. Any statement contained in this communication concerning U.S. tax matters is not intended or written to be used, and cannot be used, for the purpose of avoiding penalties imposed on the relevant taxpayer. Shareholders or potential shareholders of the VanEck ETFs should obtain their own independent tax advice based on their particular circumstances.

About VanEck

VanEck has a history of looking beyond the financial markets to identify trends that are likely to create impactful investment opportunities. We were one of the first U.S. asset managers to offer investors access to international markets. This set the tone for the firm’s drive to identify asset classes and trends – including gold investing in 1968, emerging markets in 1993, and exchange traded funds in 2006 – that subsequently shaped the investment management industry.

Today, VanEck offers active and passive strategies with compelling exposures supported by well-designed investment processes. As of November 30, 2021, VanEck managed approximately $81.9 billion in assets, including mutual funds, ETFs and institutional accounts. The firm’s capabilities range from core investment opportunities to more specialized exposures to enhance portfolio diversification. Our actively managed strategies are fueled by in-depth, bottom-up research and security selection from portfolio managers with direct experience in the sectors and regions in which they invest. Investability, liquidity, diversity, and transparency are key to the experienced decision-making around market and index selection underlying VanEck’s passive strategies.

Since our founding in 1955, putting our clients’ interests first, in all market environments, has been at the heart of the firm’s mission.

The principal risks of investing in VanEck ETFs include sector, market, economic, political, foreign currency, world event, index tracking and non-diversification risks, as well as fluctuations in net asset value and the risks associated with investing in less developed capital markets. The assets of some Funds may be concentrated in a particular sector and may be subject to more risk than investments in a diverse group of sectors. The Funds may loan their securities, which may subject them to additional credit and counterparty risk. Fixed income investments are subject to interest rate risk, credit risk, the risk that the issuer of a bond will fail to pay interest and principal in a timely manner, or that negative perceptions of the issuer’s ability to make such payments will cause the price of that bond to decline. High-yield bonds are subject to greater risk of loss of income and principal than higher-rated securities. Bonds and bond funds will decrease in value as interest rates rise. In addition when interest rates fall income may decline. Please see the prospectus of each Fund for more complete information regarding each Fund's specific risks.

To receive a distribution, you must have been a registered shareholder of the relevant VanEck ETFs on the record date. Distributions are paid to shareholders on the payment date. Past distributions are not indicative of future distributions.

Fund shares are not individually redeemable and will be issued and redeemed at their NAV only through certain authorized broker-dealers in large, specified blocks of shares called “creation units” and otherwise can be bought and sold only through exchange trading. Shares may trade at a premium or discount to their NAV in the secondary market. You will incur brokerage expenses when trading Fund shares in the secondary market.

Investing involves substantial risk and high volatility, including possible loss of principal. Bonds and bond funds will decrease in value as interest rates rise. An investor should consider the investment objective, risks, charges and expenses of a Fund carefully before investing. To obtain a prospectus and summary prospectus, which contains this and other information, call 800.826.2333 or visit vaneck.com. Please read the prospectus and summary prospectus carefully before investing.

Van Eck Securities Corporation, Distributor
666 Third Avenue
New York, NY 10017
800.826.2333

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SOURCE: VanEck

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