Income distribution per unit
Note 1: Management fees
The management fee is equal to the fee paid by the Vanguard fund to Vanguard Investments Canada Inc., and does not include applicable taxes or other fees and expenses of the Vanguard fund. This Vanguard fund invests in underlying Vanguard fund and there shall be no duplication of management fees chargeable in connection with the Vanguard fund and its investment in the Vanguard fund.
Note 2: Management expense ratio (MER)
The management expense ratio (MER) is the MER as of March 31, 2023, including waivers and absorptions and is expressed as an annualized percentage of the daily average net asset value. The MER would have been 0.24% without any absorptions or waivers. Vanguard Investments Canada Inc. expects to continue absorbing or waiving certain fees indefinitely but may, in its discretion, discontinue this practice at any time.
Note 3: Performance
Performance information of the Vanguard funds reflects waivers of certain expenses and/or fees. If the Vanguard fund had incurred all expenses, investment returns would have been reduced. The indicated rates of return are the historical annual compounded total returns including changes in unit value and reinvestment of all dividends or distributions and does not take into account sales, redemption, distribution or optional charges or income taxes payable by any unitholder that would have reduced returns. The performance of the Vanguard fund is for illustrative purposes only.
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