Securities Law & Instruments

Headnote

Certain mutual funds designated as exchange-traded funds for the purposes of OSC Rule 48-501.

Rules Cited

Ontario Securities Commission Rule 48-501 Trading During Distributions, Formal Bids and Share Exchange Transactions, s. 1.1.

IN THE MATTER OF
ONTARIO SECURITIES COMMISSION RULE 48-501 –
TRADING DURING DISTRIBUTIONS, FORMAL BIDS
AND SHARE EXCHANGE TRANSACTIONS
(Rule)

AND

IN THE MATTER OF
RBC 1-5 YEAR LADDERED CORPORATE BOND ETF,
RBC QUANT CANADIAN DIVIDEND LEADERS ETF,
RBC QUANT U.S. DIVIDEND LEADERS ETF,
RBC QUANT EAFE DIVIDEND LEADERS ETF
(the Funds)

DESIGNATION ORDER
Section 1.1

WHEREAS each of the Funds is or will be listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange;

AND WHEREAS under the Universal Market Integrity Rules (UMIR), each Fund is considered an Exempt Exchange-traded Fund that is not subject to prohibitions related to trading during certain securities transactions;

AND WHEREAS the definition of "exchange-traded fund" in the Rule is substantially similar to the definition of Exempt Exchange-traded Fund in UMIR, and the purpose of the Rule and UMIR are substantially similar;

THE DIRECTOR HEREBY DESIGNATES each of the Funds as an exchange-traded fund for the purposes of the Rule.

Dated January 9, 2014

"Susan Greenglass"
Director, Market Regulation