DWS Group Lowers Expense Ratio for Xtrackers FTSE Developed Ex US Comprehensive Factor ETF

DWS Group announced today that effective March 5, 2019, it has reduced the net expense ratio, for a period of at least one year, for its Xtrackers FTSE Developed Ex US Comprehensive Factor ETF (NYSE Arca: DEEF) to 0.24% from 0.35%. The gross expense ratio will remain at 0.35%.

We regularly review our fund range and fee structure as part of the ongoing course of business, said Fiona Bassett, Global Co-Head of Passive Asset Management and Global Co-Head of Product. We are committed to providing investors with cost-effective strategies that are well-positioned for current market conditions and their investment needs.

DEEF seeks investment results that correspond generally to the performance, before fees and expenses, of the FTSE Developed ex US Comprehensive Factor Index. The index is designed to provide exposure to developed international equities based on five factors “ Quality, Value, Momentum, Low Volatility and Size.

For more information about DWSs ETFs available in the US, visit: www.Xtrackers.com.

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DWS Group (DWS) is one of the world’s leading asset managers with USD 757.9bn of assets under management (as of 31 December 2018). Building on more than 60 years of experience and a reputation for excellence in Germany and across Europe, DWS has come to be recognized by clients globally as a trusted source for integrated investment solutions, stability and innovation across a full spectrum of investment disciplines.

We offer individuals and institutions access to our strong investment capabilities across all major asset classes and solutions aligned to growth trends. Our diverse expertise in Active, Passive and Alternatives asset management “ as well as our deep environmental, social and governance focus “ complement each other when creating targeted solutions for our clients. Our expertise and on-the-ground-knowledge of our economists, research analysts and investment professionals are brought together in one consistent global CIO View, which guides our strategic investment approach.

DWS wants to innovate and shape the future of investing: with approximately 3,600 employees in offices all over the world, we are local while being one global team.

ETF shares are not individually redeemable, and owners of shares may acquire those shares from the Fund, or tender such shares for the redemption to the Fund, in Creation Units only.

Consider each Funds investment objectives, risk factors, and charges and expenses before investing. This and other important information can be found in the Funds prospectus, which may be obtained by calling 1-855-DBX-ETFS (1-855-329-3837) or by viewing or downloading a prospectus at www.Xtrackers.com. Please read it carefully before investing.

Xtrackers ETFs are managed by DBX Advisors LLC (the Advisor), and distributed by ALPS Distributors, Inc. (ALPS). The Advisor is a wholly owned subsidiary of DWS Group GmbH & Co. KGaA, and is not affiliated with ALPS.

The Xtrackers FTSE Developed Ex US Comprehensive Factor ETF is not in any way connected to or sponsored, endorsed, sold or promoted by the London Stock Exchange Group plc and its group undertakings (collectively, the LSE Group). The LSE Group does not accept any liability whatsoever to any person arising out of the use of Xtrackers FTSE Developed Ex US Comprehensive Factor ETF or the underlying data.

DEEF Risks: Investing involves risk, including possible loss of principal. Stocks may decline in value. Foreign investing involves greater and different risks than investing in US companies, including currency fluctuations, less liquidity, less developed or less efficient trading markets, lack of comprehensive company information, political instability and differing auditing and legal standards. Funds investing in a single industry, country or in a limited geographic region generally are more volatile than more diversified funds. Because the fund seeks to provide exposure to stocks based on the following multifactors “ value, momentum, quality, low volatility and size “ it is expected exposure to such investment factors will detract from performance in some market environments, as more fully explained in the funds prospectus. This fund is non-diversified and can take larger positions in fewer issues, increasing its potential risk. Performance of the Fund may diverge from that of the Underlying Index due to operating expenses, transaction costs, cash flows, use of sampling strategies or operational inefficiencies. An investment in any fund should be considered only as a supplement to a complete investment program for those investors willing to accept the risks associated with that fund. Please read the prospectus for more information.

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