Bats ETF Marketplace Welcomes U.S. Stock Market’s First 3-D Printing ETF, an ARK Investment Product

ARK becomes 13th Issuer to List on Bats

KANSAS CITY, Mo. & NEW YORK--()--Bats Global Markets, Inc. (Bats: BATS), the #1 U.S. market for exchange-traded fund (ETF) trading, today welcomed ARK Investment Management and The 3D Printing ETF (Bats: PRNT) to the Bats ETF Marketplace.

“We are excited to welcome this first-of-its-kind ETF as the ARK team becomes a new issuer on the Bats ETF Marketplace”

PRNT is the first, and only, ETF in the U.S. to focus solely on the 3D printing ecosystem. The fund seeks to provide investment results that closely correspond, before fees and expenses, to the performance of the Total 3D-Printing Index, which is designed to track the price movements of stocks of companies involved in the 3D printing industry.

“We are excited to welcome this first-of-its-kind ETF as the ARK team becomes a new issuer on the Bats ETF Marketplace,” said Laura Morrison, Senior Vice President, Global Head of Exchange-Traded Products at Bats. “We look forward to a long and fruitful relationship as ARK continues to offer innovative product solutions to the market.”

Catherine D. Wood, ARK’s Founder, CEO and CIO, said, “ARK expects 3D printing to revolutionize manufacturing by collapsing the time between design and production, reducing costs, and providing greater design complexity, accuracy and customization. As the technology evolves and costs continue to decline, the 3D printing industry has the potential to steal market share from traditional manufacturing and transform every sector of the economy. We are excited to list this innovative fund on the Bats Exchange!”

Investing exclusively in disruptive innovation, ARK aims to deliver superior long-term capital appreciation and outperformance with a low correlation of relative returns to traditional investment strategies. Since its founding in 2014, ARK has received numerous awards and accolades, including “Innovative Product of the Year 2016” by Fund Action and “Women in Finance, Outstanding Contribution 2016” by Markets Media.

With the addition of ARK, there are now 13 issuers with a combined 97 ETFs listed on the Bats ETF Marketplace. Six new issuers have joined Bats in 2016, launching or switching a total of 42 ETFs vs a total of 30 ETFs for all of 2015.

Bats executed 24.9% of U.S. ETF trading in June and has been the #1 U.S. market for ETF trading and the #2 U.S. market for overall equities trading for every month of 2016.

Additional information regarding listing and trading on the Bats ETF Marketplace is available on the Bats website. ETF issuers interested in joining the many firms listing on Bats may email listings@bats.com.

For more information about PRNT, visit here. For more information about ARK, please visit the company’s website.

About Bats Global Markets, Inc.

Bats Global Markets, Inc., is a leading global operator of exchanges and services for financial markets, dedicated to Making Markets Better. We are the second-largest stock exchange operator in the U.S., operate the largest stock exchange and trade reporting facility in Europe, and are the #1 market globally for ETF trading. We also operate two fast-growing U.S. options exchanges. In the global foreign exchange market, we operate Hotspot, and ETF.com, a leading provider of ETF news, data and analysis, is a wholly owned subsidiary. The company is headquartered in Kansas City with offices in New York, London, Chicago, San Francisco and Singapore. Visit bats.com and @BatsGlobal for more information.

About ARK Investment Management LLC

Headquartered in New York City, ARK Investment Management LLC is a federally registered investment adviser and privately held investment firm, specializing in thematic investing in disruptive innovation. The firm is rooted in over 50 years of experience in identifying and investing in disruptive innovations that are changing the way the world works and delivering outsized growth as industries transform. Through its open-source research process, ARK identifies companies that it believes are leading and benefiting from cross-sector innovations such as robotics, 3D printing, big data, machine learning, blockchain technology, cloud computing, energy storage, and DNA sequencing. ARK’s investment strategies include: Industrial Innovation, Next Generation Internet, Genomic Revolution, FinTech Innovations, 3D Printing, Israel Innovative Technologies, and the overall ARK Disruptive Innovation Strategy.

For additional information regarding ARK’s funds, please visit http://www.ark-funds.com. For more information on ARK’s advisor services, please visit http://www.ark-invest.com. Catherine D. Wood can be followed on Twitter at @CathieDWood and the firm’s themes can be tracked at @ARKindu, @ARKwebx0, @ARKgenome, and @ARKblockchain. ARK’s corporate Twitter feed can be followed at @ARKInvest and ARK’s Funds can be followed at @ARK_ETFs.

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