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KraneShares Launches S&P Pan Asia Dividend Aristocrats ETF on NYSE (Ticker: KDIV)

NEW YORK, NY, September 15, 2022 -- Krane Funds Advisors, LLC ("KraneShares"), an asset management firm known for its global exchange-traded funds (ETFs) and innovative investment strategies, announced the launch of the KraneShares S&P Pan Asia Dividend Aristocrats ETF (Ticker: KDIV) on the New York Stock Exchange today.

KDIV tracks the S&P Pan Asia Dividend Aristocrats Index, which provides exposure to companies in China, Japan, Australia, and other Asian countries that have paid and increased their dividends over a sustained period. Studies by S&P Dow Jones Indices have shown that over the long-term, dividend-paying companies have outperformed their corresponding broad market indexes on a risk-adjusted basis1. KDIV gives investors access to the S&P Dividend Aristocrats methodology applied to the Pan Asia region, one of the fastest-growing areas in the world. The International Monetary Fund forecasts gross domestic product (GDP) growth in the region to be 4.9% in 2022 and 5.1% in 20232.

"KDIV is a timely expansion of KraneShares’ China and global ETF suite, which includes the $6.7bn KraneShares CSI China Internet ETF (KWEB)3. KDIV is also the first US-listed ETF to apply the S&P Dividend Aristocrats methodology to the Pan Asia region4," said Jonathan Krane, Chief Executive Officer at KraneShares. "We are pleased to offer KDIV as a compelling addition to our global ETF suite."

“KDIV gives investors access to S&P’s widely popular Dividend Aristocrats® Index Series, which is tracked by billions of dollars in ETF assets5. KDIV applies this methodology to the Pan Asia region, an area we are particularly focused on at KraneShares,” said Brendan Ahern, KraneShares Chief Investment Officer. “As markets remain volatile in 2022, we believe dividend growers could continue to outperform the broader market. Adding dividend growers to an investment portfolio may result in lower volatility, compounded growth on dividend reinvestment, and reduced drawdown in declining markets.”

"We're excited that KraneShares has selected our S&P Pan Asia Dividend Aristocrats Index as the underlying benchmark for its exchange-traded fund," said Pavel Vaynshtok, Head of Strategy Indices at S&P Dow Jones Indices (S&P DJI). "The Pan Asia index represents a key member of the Dividend Aristocrats® Index Series, which helps investors and fund managers track companies that have consistently increased dividend payments on an annual basis across the globe."

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Krane Funds Advisors, LLC is the investment manager for KraneShares ETFs. KraneShares is a premier platform for developing differentiated, high-conviction investment strategies for global investors. KraneShares strives to deliver innovative first-to-market strategies based on strong partnerships and deep investing knowledge. Since 2013, KraneShares has become one of the largest China ETF providers. This focus continues with product launches worldwide and a constant stream of China-focused research.

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  1. “S&P 500® Dividend Aristocrats®: The Importance of Stable Dividend Income”, S&P Dow Jones Indices, Sep 23, 2021.
  2. “The Case for Dividend Aristocrats in Pan Asia”, S&P Dow Jones Indices, Aug 29, 2022. Gross domestic product (GDP) is a monetary measure of the market value of all the final goods and services produced in a specific time period by a country.
  3. Data from KraneShares as of 8/31/2022
  4. Data from Bloomberg as of 8/31/2022
  5. Data from Bloomberg as of 8/31/2022