Deutsche Asset Management Lowers Expense Ratios for International Equity Xtrackers ETF Suite

NEW YORK--()--Deutsche Asset Management1 (Deutsche AM) announced that, effective February 20, 2018, it has reduced the net expense ratios for three international equity and one domestic equity Xtrackers exchange-traded funds (ETFs):

                   
ETF     Ticker    

New Net
Expense Ratio

   

Old Gross & Net
Expense Ratio

Xtrackers Germany Equity ETF     Cboe: GRMY     0.09%*     0.15%
Xtrackers Japan JPX-Nikkei 400 Equity ETF     NYSE Arca: JPN     0.09%*     0.15%
Xtrackers Eurozone Equity ETF     Cboe: EURZ     0.09%*     0.15%
Xtrackers Russell 1000 Comprehensive Factor ETF     NYSE Arca: DEUS     0.17%**     0.19%
           

We are committed to providing competitive expense ratios for clients looking to invest domestically or to allocate to international equity markets,” said Fiona Bassett, Global Co-Head of Passive Asset Management. “Globally, we have been offering ETFs linked to international benchmark indices for more than 10 years. Through our international equity ETF suite, we are able to provide meaningful efficiencies and cost savings to US investors looking to diversify their portfolios through these exposures.”

The Xtrackers Germany Equity ETF seeks investment results that correspond generally to the performance, before fees and expenses, of the NASDAQ Germany Large Mid Cap Index, which is designed to track the performance of the German equity market.

The Xtrackers Japan JPX-Nikkei 400 Equity ETF seeks to track the JPX-Nikkei 400 Total Return Index, a benchmark consisting of 400 Japanese securities that pass a rigorous screening process.

The Xtrackers Eurozone Equity ETF seeks investment results that correspond generally to the performance, before fees and expenses, of the NASDAQ Eurozone Large Mid Cap Index, which is designed to track the performance of equity securities from issuers based in the countries in the Economic and Monetary Union of the European Union.

The Xtrackers Russell 1000 Comprehensive Factor ETF seeks investment results that correspond generally to the performance, before fees and expenses, of the Russell 1000 Comprehensive Factor Index, which is designed to provide exposure to domestic equities based on five factors – Quality, Value, Momentum, Low Volatility and Size.

For more information about the Deutsche AM ETFs available in the US, visit: www.Xtrackers.com.

Deutsche Asset Management

With USD 842.4 billion of assets under management (as of December 31, 2017), Deutsche AM is one of the world’s leading investment management organizations. Deutsche AM offers individuals and institutions traditional and alternative investments across all major asset classes.

ETF shares are not individually redeemable, and owners of shares may acquire those shares from the Fund, or tender such shares for the redemption to the Fund, in Creation Units only.

Consider each Fund’s investment objectives, risk factors, and charges and expenses before investing. This and other important information can be found in each Fund’s prospectus, which may be obtained by calling 1-855-DBX-ETFS (1-855-329-3837) or by viewing or downloading a prospectus at www.Xtrackers.com. Please read it carefully before investing.

DBX Advisors LLC (DBX) is the investment adviser to the Xtrackers ETFs, which are distributed by ALPS Distributors, Inc. (ALPS). DBX is an indirect, wholly-owned subsidiary of Deutsche Bank AG, neither of which is affiliated with ALPS.

RISKS: Investing involves risk, including possible loss of principal. Stocks may decline in value. Foreign investing involves greater and different risks than investing in US companies, including currency fluctuations, less liquidity, less developed or less efficient trading markets, lack of comprehensive company information, political instability and differing auditing and legal standards. Funds investing in a single industry, country or in a limited geographic region generally are more volatile than more diversified Funds. Performance of a Fund may diverge from that of an Underlying Index due to operating expenses, transaction costs, cash flows, use of sampling strategies or operational inefficiencies. There are additional risks associated with investing in high-yield bonds, aggressive growth stocks, non-diversified/concentrated funds and small- and mid-cap stocks which are more fully explained in the prospectuses, as applicable. An investment in any Fund should be considered only as a supplement to a complete investment program for those investors willing to accept the risks associated with that Fund. Please read the prospectus for more information.

Nothing contained herein is fiduciary or impartial investment advice that is individualized or directed to any plan, plan participant, or IRA owner regarding the advisability of any investment transaction, including any IRA distribution or rollover.

For GRMY and EURZ, The Adviser has contractually agreed, until February 20, 2019, to waive a portion of its management fees to the extent necessary to prevent the operating expenses of the Fund from exceeding 0.09% of the Fund’s average daily net assets. This agreement may only be terminated by the Fund’s Board (and may not be terminated by the Adviser) prior to that time.

For JPN, The Adviser has contractually agreed, until February 20, 2019, to waive a portion of its management fees to the extent necessary to prevent the operating expenses of the Fund from exceeding 0.09% of the Fund’s average daily net assets. This agreement may only be terminated by the Fund’s Board (and may not be terminated by the Adviser) prior to that time.

For DEUS, The Adviser has contractually agreed, until February 20, 2019, to waive a portion of its management fees to the extent necessary to prevent the operating expenses of the Fund from exceeding 0.17% of the Fund’s average daily net assets. This agreement may only be terminated by the Fund’s Board (and may not be terminated by the Adviser) prior to that time.

Nikkei and Nikkei Indexes are service marks of Nikkei and have been licensed for use by DBX. The ETFs are not sponsored, endorsed, issued, sold or promoted by Nikkei. nor does this company make any representations regarding the advisability of investing in the ETFs.

NASDAQ and NASDAQ Indexes are service marks of NASDAQ and have been licensed for use by DBX. The ETFs are not sponsored, endorsed, issued, sold or promoted by NASDAQ nor does this company make any representations regarding the advisability of investing in the ETFs.

Russell and Russell Indexes are service marks of Russell and have been licensed for use by DBX. The ETFs are not sponsored, endorsed, issued, sold or promoted by Russell nor does this company make any representations regarding the advisability of investing in the ETFs.

Definitions

An expense ratio is a measure of what it costs an investment company to operate a fund.

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1 Deutsche Asset Management is the brand name of the Asset Management division of the Deutsche Bank Group. The respective legal entities offering products or services under the Deutsche Asset Management brand are specified in the respective contracts, sales materials and other product information documents.
* The gross expense ratio for GRMY, JPN and EURZ is 0.15%
** The gross expense ratio for DEUS is 0.19%

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