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) AND IN THE MATTER OF iShares MSCI Europe IMI Index ETF ("XEU") iShares MSCI Europe IMI Index ETF (CAD-Hedged)("XEH") (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 April 14, 2014