Certain mutual funds designated as exchange-traded funds for the purposes of OSC Rule 48-501.
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)
IN THE MATTER OF BMO US HIGH DIVIDEND COVERED CALL ETF, BMO FLOATING RATE HIGH YIELD ETF, BMO SHORT-TERM US IG CORPORATE BOND HEDGED TO CAD INDEX ETF, BMO DISCOUNT BOND INDEX ETF, BMO EQUAL WEIGHT US BANKS INDEX ETF, BMO MSCI EAFE INDEX ETF, BMO MSCI EUROPE HIGH QUALITY HEDGED TO CAD INDEX ETF (the Funds)
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 February 7, 2014