J.P. Morgan Asset Management Announces ETF Share Splits
NEW YORK, March 10, 2021 : J.P. Morgan Asset Management today announced that the Board of Trustees of the J.P. Morgan Exchange-Traded Fund Trust has approved a reverse split of the shares of each of the following six ETFs: JPMorgan BetaBuilders 1-5 Year U.S. Aggregate Bond ETF (CBOE: BBSA), JPMorgan BetaBuilders Canada ETF (CBOE: BBCA), JPMorgan BetaBuilders Developed Asia ex-Japan ETF (CBOE: BBAX), JPMorgan BetaBuilders Europe ETF (CBOE: BBEU), JPMorgan BetaBuilders Japan ETF (CBOE: BBJP) and JPMorgan U.S. Aggregate Bond ETF (NYSE Arca: JAGG).
|J.P. Morgan ETF Name||Ticker||Split Ratio||Old CUSIP||New CUSIP|
|JPMorgan BetaBuilders 1-5 Year U.S. Aggregate Bond ETF||BBSA||1:2||46641Q381||46641Q258|
|JPMorgan BetaBuilders Canada ETF||BBCA||1:2||46641Q696||46641Q225|
|JPMorgan BetaBuilders Developed Asia ex-Japan ETF||BBAX||1:2||46641Q688||46641Q233|
|JPMorgan BetaBuilders Europe ETF||BBEU||1:2||46641Q720||46641Q191|
|JPMorgan BetaBuilders Japan ETF||BBJP||1:2||46641Q712||46641Q217|
|JPMorgan U.S. Aggregate Bond ETF||JAGG||1:2||46641Q613||46641Q241|
The effective date of the reverse splits will be prior to market open on April 12, 2021, when the funds will begin trading at their post-split price under the same ticker symbols. The funds will be issued new CUSIP numbers, as listed above.
Shares of the Funds will be offered on a split-adjusted basis on April 12, 2021. The total market value of the shares outstanding will not be affected as a result of this reverse split, except with respect to the redemption of fractional shares, as discussed below.
Illustration of a Reverse Split
The following table shows the effect of a hypothetical one-for-two reverse split:
|Period||# of Shares Owned (BBSA)||Hypothetical NAV (BBSA)||Value of Shares|
Fractional Shares from Reverse Splits
For shareholders who hold quantities of shares that are not an exact multiple of the reverse split ratio (for example, not a multiple of two for a one-for-two reverse split), the reverse split will result in the creation of a fractional share. Post-split fractional shares will be redeemed for cash and sent to the broker of record. This redemption may cause some shareholders to realize a gain or loss, which could be a taxable event for those shareholders. Otherwise, the reverse split will not result in a taxable transaction for shareholders of the Funds.
About J.P. Morgan Asset Management
J.P. Morgan Asset Management, with assets under management of USD 2.3 trillion (as of 31 December 2020), is a global leader in investment management. J.P. Morgan Asset Management's clients include institutions, retail investors and high net worth individuals in every major market throughout the world. J.P. Morgan Asset Management offers global investment management in equities, fixed income, real estate, hedge funds, private equity and liquidity.
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