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Past distributions are not indicative of future distributions.



The performance quoted represents past performance and does not guarantee future results. Investment return and principal value of an investment will fluctuate so that an investor’s shares, when sold or redeemed, may be worth more or less than the original cost. Current performance may be lower or higher than the performance quoted, and numbers may reflect small variances due to rounding. Standardized performance and performance data current to the most recent month end may be obtained by clicking the "Returns" tab above.

Holdings

as of 23-Apr-2015

Ticker Name Weight (%) Sector Market Value Shares Price Exchange Notional Value
MDT MEDTRONIC PLC 13.81 Health Care $111,210,400 1,416,693 78.50 New York Stock Exchange Inc. 111,210,400.50
ABT ABBOTT LABORATORIES 10.07 Health Care $81,128,437 1,674,132 48.46 New York Stock Exchange Inc. 81,128,436.72
TMO THERMO FISHER SCIENTIFIC INC 7.67 Health Care $61,768,922 476,796 129.55 New York Stock Exchange Inc. 61,768,921.80
BAX BAXTER INTERNATIONAL INC 6.29 Health Care $50,681,497 708,733 71.51 New York Stock Exchange Inc. 50,681,496.83
BDX BECTON DICKINSON 5.15 Health Care $41,501,202 287,504 144.35 New York Stock Exchange Inc. 41,501,202.40
SYK STRYKER CORP 5.08 Health Care $40,889,554 420,761 97.18 New York Stock Exchange Inc. 40,889,553.98
BSX BOSTON SCIENTIFIC CORP 4.50 Health Care $36,272,111 1,969,170 18.42 New York Stock Exchange Inc. 36,272,111.40
STJ ST JUDE MEDICAL INC 3.99 Health Care $32,109,535 433,854 74.01 New York Stock Exchange Inc. 32,109,534.54
ZMH ZIMMER HOLDINGS INC 3.81 Health Care $30,651,412 258,509 118.57 New York Stock Exchange Inc. 30,651,412.13
ISRG INTUITIVE SURGICAL INC 3.63 Health Care $29,199,688 56,945 512.77 NASDAQ 29,199,687.65
Ticker ISIN SEDOL Name Weight (%) Asset Class Sector Market Value Shares Price Exchange Notional Value
Holdings are subject to change.

Exposure Breakdowns

as of 23-Apr-2015

% of Market Value

Health Care Equip. & Supplies

87.21%

Life Sciences Tools & Services

12.04%

Health Care Technology

0.49%

Cash and/or Derivatives

0.25%

Allocations are subject to change.
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KEY FACTS

Net Assets

as of 24-Apr-2015

$800,255,271
Inception Date May 1, 2006
Exchange NYSE Arca
Asset Class Equity
Benchmark Index Dow Jones U.S. Select Medical Equipment Index
Index Ticker DJSMDQT

Shares Outstanding 6,550,000
Number of Holdings  

as of 21-Apr-2015

48
CUSIP 464288810
Closing Price  

as of 24-Apr-2015

122.17
20 Day Avg. Volume   17,098
Premium/Discount  

as of 24-Apr-2015

0.02%
Options Available No

FEES as of 30-Apr-2014

Expense Ratio  

0.45%

FEES as of 31-Mar-2015

Expense Ratio  

0.43%

PORTFOLIO CHARACTERISTICS

P/E Ratio  

as of 23-Apr-2015

28.73
P/B Ratio  

as of 23-Apr-2015

4.13

Equity Beta  

as of 31-Mar-2015

0.77
Standard Deviation (3y)  

as of 31-Mar-2015

12.92%

12m Trailing Yield  

as of 31-Mar-2015

0.60%
Distribution Yield  

as of 31-Mar-2015

0.32%
30 Day SEC Yield  

as of 31-Mar-2015

0.34%

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Shares of ETFs are bought and sold at market price (not NAV) and are not individually redeemed from the Fund. Brokerage commissions will reduce returns. Market returns are based upon the midpoint of the bid/ask spread at 4:00 p.m. Eastern time (when NAV is normally determined for most ETFs), and do not represent the returns you would receive if you traded shares at other times.

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