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  1. Disclosures for Linked News Stories:
    1. Investment Objectives of FRDM and EEM:
      1. FRDM: The Freedom 100 Emerging Markets ETF (the “Fund”) seeks to track the total return performance, before fees and expenses, of the Life + Liberty Freedom 100 Emerging Markets Index (the “Index”).
      2. EEM: The iShares MSCI Emerging Markets ETF (the “Fund”) seeks to track the investment results of an index composed of large- and mid-capitalization emerging market equities.
    2. Gross expense Ratio of FRDM and EEM:
      1. FRDM: 0.49%
      2. EEM: 0.68%
    3. Risks of Each Fund
      1. EEM: As with any investment, you could lose all or part of your investment in the Fund, and the Fund’s performance could trail that of other investments. The Fund is subject to certain risks, including the principal risks, any of which may adversely affect the Fund’s net asset value per share (“NAV”), trading price, yield, total return and ability to meet its investment objective. For more information on the specific risks of the fund please read the Prospectus of the fund.
    4. Tax features may vary based on individual circumstances. Consult a tax professional for additional information.
    5. References to other funds should not be interpreted as an offer of these securities.
    6. Definitions:
      1. Bid/Ask Spread: is the difference between the ask price and bid price for an asset in the market
      2. Dividend Yield: is the amount of money an asset pays shareholders represented as a percent of the current market price of the asset.
      3. Price/Book: is the comparison of the market price of an asset to it’s book value.
      4. Price/Earings(P/E ratio): is the ratio for valuing a company that measures its current share price relative to its per-share earnings
      5. Price/Sales: is the ratio for valuing a company that measures its current share price relative to its annual sales per-share.
      6. Price/Cash Flow: s a stock valuation indicator or multiple that measures the value of a stock’s price relative to its operating cash flow per share.
    7. Click here for standardized performance. The performance data 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 their original cost. Current performance may be higher or lower than the performance quoted. Fund holdings are subject to change at any time and should not be considered a recommendation to buy or sell any security. For performance data current to the most recent month end and a list of holdings, please call 215.882.9983 or visit
    8. Prospectus
    9. MSCI Emerging Markets Index: The MSCI Emerging Markets Index stands for Morgan Stanley Capital International (MSCI), and is an index used to measure equity market performance in global emerging markets.
    10. Award winners are selected in a three-part process designed to leverage the insights and opinions of leaders throughout the ETF industry.
      1. Step 1
        The awards process begins with open nominations, which ran from Dec. 4, 2019, to Jan. 4, 2020. Self-nominations are accepted. Nominators may nominate in as many categories as they like.
      2. Step 2
        Following the open nominations process, the Awards Nominating Committee—made up of editorial staff—reviews nominations. Nominations are screened for eligibility (appropriate timing and category). If more than five unique entries are received in the nominations process, the members of the Nominating Committee will force-rank their top five, resulting in a final slate for each category. Votes will be resolved on a majority basis, and ties broken where possible with head-to-head runoff votes. If ties cannot be broken, more than five finalists are allowed. The Nomination Committee will complete its work by Jan. 10, 2020. Shortly thereafter, the nominees will be published on
      3. Step 3
        Winners among these finalists will be selected by a majority vote of the Awards Selection Committee, a group of independent ETF experts from across the ETF community. Committee members will recuse themselves from voting in any category in which they or their firms appear as finalists. Ties will be decided where possible with head-to-head runoff votes. Voting will be complete by Jan. 31, 2019, but results will be kept confidential until they are announced in March, and published in the April ETF Report.
      4. 2019 Awards Selection Committee: ETFs & Issuers
        Kim Arthur, Main Management, Eric Balchunas, Bloomberg Intelligence, Ben Blaisdell, US Trust, John Davi, Astoria Advisors, Emily Doak, Charles Schwab Investment Advisory, Debbie Fuhr, ETFGI, Nate Geraci, ETF Prime/ETF Store, Matt Hougan, Inside ETFs, Ben Johnson, Morningstar, Elisabeth Kashner, FactSet, Ben Lavine, 3D Asset Management, Tom Lydon,, Tyler Mordy, Forstrong Global Asset Management, Todd Rosenbluth, CFRA, Dan Weiskopf, ETF Think Tank

        1. Neither the Fund nor the Index has any affiliation with the Selection Committee members.