August 19, 2020 – REX Shares, LLC (REX) is proud to announce that Bank of Montreal (BMO) has increased the aggregate principal amount of the MicroSectors™ FANG+™ Index ‐3X Inverse Leveraged Exchange Traded Notes (the “ETNs” or “FNGD”) by $500 million in principal amount, for a new total of $1.55 billion in principal amount and 3.1 million notes. The number of notes gives effect to a 1-for-10 reverse split effected on July 20, 2020.
FNGD offers investors ‐3X daily resetting inverse leverage exposure to the NYSE® FANG+™ Index. The ETNs, listed on NYSE Arca, were issued by BMO and launched on January 22, 2018. “We’re pleased to see that the continued demand for FNGD has led to its seventh upsize in 2020. We’re also excited to deepen our partnership with BMO and work together on future leveraged ETNs,” said Scott Acheychek, President of REX Shares.
The NYSE® FANG+™ Index includes 10 highly liquid stocks that represent industry leaders across today’s tech and internet/media companies. The index is equally weighted, providing a unique performance benchmark that offers investors a value‐driven approach to technology investing. Unlike market capitalization weighted indices, which can be dominated by a few large stocks, an equal‐weighted index offers a more diversified portfolio.
Exchange Traded Notes linked to the NYSE FANG+:
*As of 06/22/2020. Index weightings and constituents are subject to change.
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President, REX Shares
Director, BMO Capital Markets
The ETNs are senior, unsecured obligations of Bank of Montreal.
Investment suitability must be determined individually for each investor, and the ETNs may not be suitable for all investors. This information is not intended to provide and should not be relied upon as providing accounting, legal, regulatory or tax advice. Investors should consult with their own financial advisors as to these matters.
The exchange traded notes are subject to the credit risk of Bank of Montreal, the issuer of the ETNs. The ETNs are also subject to the issuer’s credit ratings, and the issuer’s credit spreads may adversely affect the market value of the notes.
Please note that leveraged, inverse and inverse leveraged ETNs seek a return on the underlying index for a single day. Those investments are not “buy and hold” investments, and should not be expected to provide the respective return of the underlying index’s cumulative return for periods greater than a day. The investments are intended to be daily trading tools for sophisticated investors to manage daily trading risks as part of an overall diversified portfolio. They are designed to achieve their stated investment objectives only on a daily basis. Leveraged investments include risk and are not suitable for all investors. For each ETN, please read the disclosure documents, including the relevant pricing supplements, for additional information, including the relevant risk factors.
Bank of Montreal, the issuer of the ETNs, has filed a registration statement (including a pricing supplement, prospectus supplement and prospectus) with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the "SEC") about the offerings to which this press release relates. Please read those documents and the other documents relating to these offerings that Bank of Montreal has filed with the SEC for more complete information about Bank of Montreal and these offerings. These documents may be obtained without cost by visiting EDGAR on the SEC website at www.sec.gov. Alternatively, Bank of Montreal, any agent or any dealer participating in this offering will arrange to send the applicable pricing supplement, the prospectus supplement and the prospectus if so requested by calling toll-free at 1-877-369-5412.
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About BMO Financial Group
Serving customers for 200 years and counting, BMO is a highly diversified financial services provider - the 8th largest bank, by assets, in North America. With total assets of $987 billion as of April 30, 2020, and a team of diverse and highly engaged employees, BMO provides a broad range of personal and commercial banking, wealth management and investment banking products and services to more than 12 million customers and conducts business through three operating groups: Personal and Commercial Banking, BMO Wealth Management and BMO Capital Markets.
MicroSectors™ and REX™ are registered trademarks of REX Shares, LLC (“REX”). FANG+ is a registered trademark of ICE Data Indices, LLC (“ICE Data”). The trademarks have been licensed for use for certain purposes by Bank of Montreal. The NYSE® FANG+™ Index is a product of ICE Data, and has been licensed for use by Bank of Montreal. The ETNs are not sponsored or sold by REX or any of its affiliates or third party licensors (collectively, “REX Index Parties”) or by ICE Data or any of its affiliates or third party licensors (collectively, “ICE Data Index Parties”). REX Index Parties and ICE Data Index Parties make no representation or warranty, express or implied, to the owners of the ETNs or any member of the public regarding the advisability of investing in securities generally or in the ETNs particularly or the ability of the NYSE® FANG+™ Index to track general market performance. REX Index Parties and ICE Data Index Parties’ only relationship to Bank of Montreal with respect to the Index is the licensing of the Index and certain trademarks, service marks and/or trade names of REX Index Parties and ICE Data Index Parties.