VanEck Announces Yearend Distributions for VanEck Vectors Equity ETFs

VanEck announced today the following 2017 annual distributions per share for its VanEck Vectors® equity exchange-traded funds.

Ex-Date: December 18, 2017

Record Date: December 19, 2017Payable Date: December 22, 2017
Hard Assets ETFsTickerIncome

Approximate
% of Income
from PFICs

Short-Term
Capital Gain

Long-Term
Capital Gain

VanEck Vectors Agribusiness ETF MOO $0.884 < 1% None None
VanEck Vectors Coal ETF KOL $0.556 None None None
VanEck Vectors Global Alternative Energy ETF GEX $0.767 None None None
VanEck Vectors Gold Miners ETF GDX $0.176 31% None None
VanEck Vectors Junior Gold Miners ETF GDXJ $0.011 100% None None
VanEck Vectors Natural Resources ETF HAP $0.750 < 1% None None
VanEck Vectors Oil Refiners ETF CRAK $0.391 None None $0.060
VanEck Vectors Oil Services ETF OIH $0.678 None None None
VanEck Vectors Rare Earth/Strategic Metals ETF REMX $0.870 100% None None
VanEck Vectors Steel ETF SLX $1.091 None None None
VanEck Vectors Unconventional Oil & Gas ETF FRAK $0.110 21% None None
VanEck Vectors Uranium+Nuclear Energy ETF NLR $2.382 None None None
Country/Regional ETFsTickerIncome

Approximate
% of Income
from PFICs

Short-Term
Capital Gain

Long-Term
Capital Gain

VanEck Vectors Africa Index ETF AFK $0.494 97% None None
VanEck Vectors Brazil Small-Cap ETF BRF $1.063 48% None None
VanEck Vectors ChinaAMC CSI 300 ETF PEK $0.524 2% None None
VanEck Vectors ChinaAMC SME-ChiNext ETF CNXT $0.065 100% None None
VanEck Vectors Egypt Index ETF EGPT $0.253 100% None None
VanEck Vectors India Small-Cap Index ETF SCIF $0.070 100% None None
VanEck Vectors Indonesia Index ETF IDX $0.460 < 1% None None
VanEck Vectors Israel ETF ISRA $0.479 38% None None
VanEck Vectors Poland ETF PLND $0.972 10% None None
VanEck Vectors Russia ETF RSX $0.913 < 1% None None
VanEck Vectors Russia Small-Cap ETF RSXJ $1.465 < 1% None None
VanEck Vectors Vietnam ETF VNM $0.152 None None None
Strategic Equity ETFsTickerIncome

Approximate
% of Income
from PFICs

Short-Term
Capital Gain

Long-Term
Capital Gain

VanEck Vectors Global Spin-Off ETF SPUN $0.224 None None None
VanEck Vectors Morningstar International Moat ETF MOTI $0.977 35% $0.891 $0.133
VanEck Vectors Morningstar Wide Moat ETF MOAT $0.456 None None None
Industry ETFsTickerIncome

Approximate
% of Income
from PFICs

Short-Term
Capital Gain

Long-Term
Capital Gain

VanEck Vectors Biotech ETF BBH $0.683 None None None
VanEck Vectors Environmental Services ETF EVX $0.775 None None None
VanEck Vectors Gaming ETF BJK $1.077 None None None
VanEck Vectors Generic Drugs ETF GNRX $0.367 None None None
VanEck Vectors Retail ETF RTH $1.428 None None None
VanEck Vectors Semiconductor ETF SMH $1.396 None None None

About VanEck

VanEck’s mission is to offer investors forward-looking, intelligently designed investment strategies that take advantage of targeted market opportunities. Founded in 1955, the firm is a pioneer in global investing with a history of placing clients’ interests first in all market environments. Today, VanEck continues this tradition by offering innovative active and passive investment portfolios in hard assets, emerging markets equity and debt, precious metals, fixed income, and other alternative asset classes. VanEck Vectors exchange-traded products are one of the largest ETP families in the world, managing more than 70 funds that span a range of sectors, asset classes, and geographies. As of November 30, 2017, VanEck managed approximately $43.2 billion in assets, including mutual funds, ETFs, and institutional accounts.

Please call 800.826.2333 or visit vaneck.com for the most recent month-end performance of VanEck Vectors ETFs. This information will be available no later than seven business days after the most recent month end.

The principal risks of investing in VanEck Vectors 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.

Important Disclosures

Passive Foreign Investment Company (PFIC) Income

Several VanEck Vectors 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 Vectors 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 Vectors ETFs should obtain their own independent tax advice based on their particular circumstances.

All registered investment companies, including VanEck Vectors ETFs, are obliged to distribute portfolio gains to shareholders at yearend regardless of performance. Trading VanEck Vectors ETFs will also generate tax consequences and transaction expenses. The information provided is not intended to be tax advice. Tax consequences of income distributions may vary by individual taxpayer. There is no guarantee that income will be paid.

To receive a distribution, you must have been a registered shareholder of the relevant VanEck Vectors 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 “Net Asset Value” (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.

Contacts:

MacMillan Communications
Mike MacMillan/Chris Sullivan
212-473-4442
chris@macmillancom.com

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