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Nomura to Launch New ETF Designed to Track Performance of the MSCI Japan Country ESG Leaders Index on TSE

June 29, 2021

Nomura Asset Management Co., Ltd.

Tokyo, June 29, 2021 - Nomura Asset Management Co., Ltd. (NAM), the core company within the Investment Management Division of Nomura Group, today announced that it will launch a new ETF designed to track the performance of the MSCI Japan Country ESG Leaders Index.

Code Name Index Management Fee*
2643 NEXT FUNDS MSCI Japan Country
ESG Leaders Index Exchange Traded Fund
MSCI Japan Country
ESG Leaders Index
0.132% annually
(0.12%, tax excluded)

Management fee rates are as of July 15, 2021.

The ETF was today approved for listing by the Tokyo Stock Exchange (TSE) with a listing date of July 16, 2021. From the listing date, investors will be able to trade the ETF on the TSE through securities dealers and traders in Japan.

The minimum investment amount for the ETF is expected to be approximately 2,000 yen (per unit).

The ETF is part of Nomura's NEXT FUNDS range. Including ETFs structured and listed overseas, this brings the total to 61.

NEXT FUNDS

"NEXT FUNDS" is the brand name for the ETF product range of Nomura Asset Management Co., Ltd., representing "Nomura Exchange Traded Funds".

Disclaimer of "MSCI"
This fund is not sponsored, endorsed, sold or promoted by MSCI Inc. ("MSCI"), any of its affiliates, any of its information providers or any other third party involved in, or related to, compiling, computing or creating any MSCI index (collectively, the "MSCI parties"). The MSCI indexes are the exclusive property of MSCI. MSCI and the MSCI index names are service mark(s) of MSCI or its affiliates and have been licensed for use for certain purposes by Nomura Asset Management co., ltd. None of the MSCI parties makes any representation or warranty, express or implied, to the issuer or owners of this fund or any other person or entity regarding the advisability of investing in funds generally or in this fund particularly or the ability of any MSCI index to track corresponding stock market performance. MSCI or its affiliates are the licensors of certain trademarks, service marks and trade names and of the MSCI indexes which are determined, composing and calculated by MSCI without regard to this fund or the issuer or owners of this fund or any other person or entity. None of the MSCI parties has any obligation to take the needs of the issuer or owners of this fund or any other person or entity into consideration in determining, composing or calculating the MSCI indexes. None of the MSCI parties is responsible for or has participated in the determination of the timing of, prices at, or quantities of this fund to be issued or in the determination or calculation of the equation by or the consideration into which this fund is redeemable. Further, none of the MSCI parties has any obligation or liability to the issuer or owners of this fund or any other person or entity in connection with the administration, marketing or offering of this fund.
Although MSCI shall obtain information for inclusion in or for use in the calculation of the MSCI indexes from sources that MSCI considers reliable, none of the MSCI parties warrants or guarantees the originality, accuracy and/or the completeness of any MSCI index or any data included therein. None of the MSCI parties makes any warranty, express or implied, as to results to be obtained by the issuer of the fund, owners of the fund, or any other person or entity, from the use of any MSCI index or any data included therein. None of the MSCI parties shall have any liability for any errors, omissions or interruptions of or in connection with any MSCI index or any data included therein. Further, none of the MSCI parties makes any express or implied warranties of any kind, and the MSCI parties hereby expressly disclaim all warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose, with respect to each MSCI index and any data included therein. Without limiting any of the foregoing, in no event shall any of the MSCI parties have any liability for any direct, indirect, special, punitive, consequential or any other damages (including lost profits) even if notified of the possibility of such damages.

Disclaimer of Nomura Asset Management
The contents of this material are based on an English translation of a Japanese announcement made on June 29, 2021 by Nomura Asset Management Co., Ltd. Whilst every effort has been made to translate the Japanese document into English, the accuracy and correctness of this translation are not guaranteed, therefore please refer to the original Japanese document.

Please note that the information contained in this document is for reference purposes only and does not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy securities by Nomura Asset Management Co., Ltd. to any person in Japan and does not constitute a distribution, an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy any securities or provide any services in any jurisdiction in which such distribution or offer is not authorized.

Furthermore, none of the shares of the Fund have been or will be registered under the United States Securities Act of 1933, as amended ("1933 Act"), or under the securities laws of any state or political subdivision of the United States of America or any of its territories, possessions or other areas subject to its jurisdiction including the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico (the "United States"). The Fund has not been and will not be registered under the United States Investment Company Act of 1940, as amended, nor under any other US federal laws.
Accordingly, the information in this document is not made or directed to any person in the United States and under no circumstance shall the provision of the information on this document be deemed to constitute an offer of securities or an offer to provide any services to any person in the United States or to any U.S. Person as the term is defined under 1933 Act.

Furthermore, the information in this document is not made or directed to any person in the United Kingdom and under no circumstances shall the provision of the information in this document be deemed to constitute an offer of securities or an offer to provide any services to any person in the United Kingdom.

Disclosures required in Japan
Registered Company Name: Nomura Asset Management Co., Ltd.
Registration Number: Director of the Kanto Local Financial Bureau (Financial instruments firms) No. 373
Member Associations: The Investment Trusts Association, Japan; Japan Securities Investment Advisers Association; Type II Financial Instruments Firms Association
This document is issued for reference purposes to explain the outline of "NEXT FUNDS MSCI Japan Country ESG Leaders Index Exchange Traded Fund" and does not constitute disclosure material based on the Financial Instruments and Exchange Law. Moreover, this document is not in any way intended to be an investment solicitation. Before investing in the Fund, prospective investors should carefully read the "Securities Registration Statement", "the Prospectus", and the "Document Prior to Conclusion of Contract" under your own responsibilities and based on your own judgment.

Nomura Asset Management Co., Ltd. does not directly handle order requests for the Fund from investors. To invest in the Fund, it is necessary to open an account with a nearby Type-1 financial instruments business provider (securities firm) that handles ETFs and make a request to the broker.

Since the Fund invests primarily in securities and future contracts, there is a risk that the market price of such securities or the NAV per unit of the Fund could decline and cause an investment loss due to a decline in the stock price index, a price decline in securities comprising the index, the bankruptcy of a stock issuer, or deterioration in the financial conditions of an issuer, in addition to other market factors.

AN INVESTOR'S PRINCIPAL IS THEREFORE NOT GUARANTEED.

AN INVESTOR SHALL BEAR THE FOLLOWING COSTS WHEN INVESTING IN THE FUND.

Trading Fee
Trading of the Fund incurs brokerage commission fees set by a Type-1 financial instruments business provider (securities firm) that handles the transaction. These commissions are separate from the actual transaction value. (Because the commissions charged by each securities firm differ, it is not possible to specify a maximum amount.)

Management fees (fees are charged during the trust period according to the length of the trust period)

The total management fee is obtained by adding the amount determined in (2) below to the amount determined in (1) below.
Management fees are paid from the trust assets, and therefore are charged indirectly according to the period that the ETF is held.

(1) The amount obtained by multiplying the total net assets by a rate determined by the Management Company not to exceed 1.026% annually* (0.95% exclusive of taxes).

The maximum management fee of each ETF is indicated above. For Nikkei 300 Exchange Traded Fund the management fees are calculated based on the Fund's principal.

(2) If the securities belonging to the trust assets have been loaned, an amount no more than 54%* (50% exclusive of taxes) of the loan fees.

The highest loan fee of the ETFs is indicated.

Other fees (other fees may be imposed when applicable during the trust period) ETF-related taxes, expenses necessary for trust administrative procedures (including various expenses necessary for safekeeping of overseas assets), interest on advances provided by the trustee, sales consignment fees incurred when securities included in the fund are traded, audit fees, other expenses (including expenses relating to listing of Beneficiary Interests and fees for the use of trademarks to subject indexes), and consumption taxes on these fees are incurred, when applicable, during the trust period. These expenses are paid from the trust assets and are charged indirectly during the period that the ETF is held. Other expenses will vary according to investment circumstances, and consequently, rates and maximum amounts cannot be specified in advance. For further details, please refer to the "Costs and Taxes of the Fund" section in the prospectus. Please note that the prospectus is available in Japanese only. Nomura Asset Management Co., Ltd. does not directly handle requests for ETFs from investors. To invest in an ETF, it is necessary to open an account with a nearby first financial instruments business provider (securities firm) that handles ETFs and make a request to the broker. Nomura Asset Management Co., Ltd. has attempted to provide complete information in this document, but it provides no guarantees concerning its content. Nomura Asset Management Co., Ltd. and financial instrument exchanges bear no liability whatsoever for losses incurred as a result of the information in this document. In addition, use of the information in this document for commercial purposes, and modification, reuse, and redistribution for provision to third parties are strictly prohibited.

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