Overview

The Dow Jones Dividend Indices family measures the stock performance of the world's top dividend-paying companies in a suite of global, regional, country and thematic indices. Each index contains between 15 and 100 stocks that have been selected for fundamental strength relative to their peers, subject to various screens such as dividend quality and liquidity. The indices are weighted by dividend yield or a modified market capitalization approach.

Certain indices are also available according to a unique distributing calculation methodology, which was created to offer investors greater transparency into the price performance of a base index and the accumulated distributed dividends of its constituent companies.

Dow Jones Asia Select Dividend 30 Index: Currently represents Hong Kong, Taiwan, Singapore, South Korea and China (H shares).

Dow Jones Asia/Pacific Select Dividend 30 Index*: Currently represents Australia, Hong Kong, Japan, New Zealand and Singapore.

Dow Jones Emerging Markets Select Dividend Index: Includes 100 leading dividend-paying emerging-market companies.

Dow Jones EPAC Select Dividend Index: Covers non-U.S. developed markets. (EPAC: Europe, Pacific, Asia and Canada)

Dow Jones Europe Forecasted Dividend Plus Index: Measures stocks in developed European markets with the highest expected dividend yields that also demonstrate sustainable dividend programs.

Dow Jones Europe Select Dividend 30 Index*: Covers developed European markets.

Dow Jones Eurozone Select Dividend 30 Index*: Covers the Eurozone-markets.

Dow Jones Global Select Dividend Index: Includes 100 securities trading in developed-market countries.

Dow Jones Global Select Dividend Composite Index: Composite index of Dow Jones EPAC Select Dividend, Dow Jones U.S. Select Dividend and Dow Jones Emerging Markets Select Dividend Indices weighted in proportion to the corresponding regional weights in the Dow Jones Total Stock Market Index.

* These indices are also available calculated according to the distributing calculation methodology.

Americas

Dow Jones Canada High Dividend 50 Index: Represents 50 high dividend-paying Canadian stocks and income trust units that are selected for fundamental strength relative to their peers, based on financial ratios.

Dow Jones Canada Select Dividend Index*: Represent the country's leading stocks by dividend yield.

Dow Jones U.S. Select Dividend Index*: Represent the country's leading stocks by dividend yield.

Dow Jones U.S. Dividend 100 Index: Represents 100 high dividend-paying U.S. companies with a record of consistently paying dividends, selected for fundamental strength relative to their peers, based on financial ratios.

Europe

Each of the following indices in the Dow Jones Select Dividend Indices family represents the country's leading stocks by dividend yield.

  • Dow Jones France Select Dividend 20 Index*
  • Dow Jones Germany Select Dividend 20 Index*
  • Dow Jones Italy Select Dividend 20 Index
  • Dow Jones Netherlands Select Dividend 15 Index
  • Dow Jones Spain Select Dividend 20 Index
  • Dow Jones Sweden Select Dividend 15 Index
  • Dow Jones Switzerland Select Dividend 15 Index*
  • Dow Jones Switzerland Select Dividend 20 Index
  • Dow Jones U.K. Select Dividend 20 Index*

Each of the following indices in the Dow Jones Forecasted Dividend Plus Indices family measures stocks trading in the indicated country with the highest expected dividend yields that also demonstrate sustainable dividend programs.

  • Dow Jones France Forecasted Dividend Plus Index
  • Dow Jones Germany Forecasted Dividend Plus Index
  • Dow Jones U.K. Forecasted Dividend Plus Index

Asia/Pacific

Each of the following indices in the Dow Jones Select Dividend Indices family represents the country's leading stocks by dividend yield.

  • Dow Jones Australia Select Dividend 30 Index*
  • Dow Jones Hong Kong Select Dividend 30 Index
  • Dow Jones Japan Select Dividend 30 Index

* These indices are also available calculated according to the distributing calculation methodology.

Dow Jones Islamic Market Global Select Dividend Index: : Covers leading dividend-paying companies in developed countries worldwide that pass rules-based screens for Shari´ah compliance.

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