VanEck Announces Preliminary Yearend Distribution Estimates for VanEck Vectors Equity ETFs

VanEck announced today preliminary yearend distribution estimates for its VanEck Vectors® equity exchange-traded funds.

Please note that these yearend estimates were made as of October 31, 2018 based upon the best information available and may be subject to significant change based on a number of factors, including but not limited to changes in the number of shares outstanding, changes in income that may occur prior to record date, and certain tax adjustments and reclassifications. These factors may also result in some VanEck Vectors ETFs which currently show no estimated income or capital gain distributions making a distribution at yearend. VanEck strongly urges shareholders to consult with their tax adviser regarding the tax consequences of these distributions. You should not make investment decisions based on this information.

Ex-Date: December 20, 2018

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Record Date: December 21, 2018

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Payable Date: December 27, 2018
Hard Assets ETFsTicker

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Capital Gain

VanEck Vectors Agribusiness ETF MOO 0.881 None None
VanEck Vectors Coal ETF KOL 0.949 None None
VanEck Vectors Global Alternative Energy ETF GEX 0.371 None None
VanEck Vectors Gold Miners ETF GDX 0.118 None None
VanEck Vectors Junior Gold Miners ETF GDXJ 0.167 None None
VanEck Vectors Natural Resources ETF HAP 0.918 None None
VanEck Vectors Oil Refiners ETF CRAK 0.528 $0.123 None
VanEck Vectors Oil Services ETF OIH 0.386 None None
VanEck Vectors Rare Earth/Strategic Metals ETF REMX 1.879 None None
VanEck Vectors Steel ETF SLX 1.682 None None
VanEck Vectors Unconventional Oil & Gas ETF FRAK 0.090 None None
VanEck Vectors Uranium+Nuclear Energy ETF NLR 1.979 None None
Country/Regional ETFsTicker

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VanEck Vectors Africa Index ETF AFK 0.448 None None
VanEck Vectors Brazil Small-Cap ETF BRF 0.482 None None
VanEck Vectors ChinaAMC CSI 300 ETF PEK 0.454 None $2.702
VanEck Vectors ChinaAMC SME-ChiNext ETF CNXT None None None
VanEck Vectors Egypt Index ETF EGPT 0.702 None None
VanEck Vectors India Small-Cap Index ETF SCIF 0.050 None None
VanEck Vectors Indonesia Index ETF IDX 0.558 None None
VanEck Vectors Israel ETF ISRA 0.208 None None
VanEck Vectors Poland ETF PLND 0.288 None None
VanEck Vectors Russia ETF RSX 1.079 None None
VanEck Vectors Russia Small-Cap ETF RSXJ 1.352 None None
VanEck Vectors Vietnam ETF VNM 0.144 None None
Strategic Equity/Guided Allocation ETFsTicker

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Capital Gain

VanEck Vectors Morningstar Global Wide Moat ETF GOAT 0.120 None None
VanEck Vectors Morningstar International Moat ETF MOTI 1.115 None None
VanEck Vectors Morningstar Wide Moat ETF MOAT 0.680 None None
VanEck Vectors NDR CMG Long/Flat Allocation ETF LFEQ 0.230 None None
VanEck Vectors Real Asset Allocation ETF RAAX 0.092 None None
Ex-Date: December 20, 2018

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Record Date: December 21, 2018

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Payable Date: December 27, 2018
Industry ETFsTicker

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Capital Gain

VanEck Vectors Biotech ETF BBH 0.537 None None
VanEck Vectors Environmental Services ETF EVX 0.320 None None
VanEck Vectors Gaming ETF BJK 1.385 None None
VanEck Vectors Generic Drugs ETF GNRX 0.006 None None
VanEck Vectors Retail ETF RTH 0.747 None None
VanEck Vectors Semiconductor ETF SMH 1.151 None None
VanEck Vectors Video Gaming and eSports ETF ESPO 0.047 None None
Ex-Date: December 27, 2018

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Record Date: December 28, 2018

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Payable Date: January 03, 2019
Industry ETFsTicker

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VanEck Vectors Pharmaceutical ETF PPH ** None None

** The ETF pays a quarterly scheduled income distribution; therefore, no estimate is provided.

Due to yearend tax adjustments, the December distributions may be different than the regular quarterly distributions paid during the year.

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 October 31, 2018, VanEck managed approximately $45.1 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

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 distribution are not indicative of future distributions.

The “Net Asset Value” (NAV) of an ETF is determined at the close of each business day, and represents the dollar value of one share of the ETF; it is calculated by taking the total assets of an ETF subtracting total liabilities, and dividing by the total number of shares outstanding. The NAV is not necessarily the same as an ETF's intraday trading value. Investors should not expect to buy or sell shares at NAV. Total returns are based upon closing “market price” (price) of the ETF on the dates listed.

Fund shares are not individually redeemable and will be issued and redeemed at their 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.

Van Eck Securities Corporation, Distributor, 666 Third Avenue, New York, NY 10017

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