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Vanguard Announces Estimated Cash Distributions for the Vanguard ETFs (VCE, VDY, VRE, VAB, VSB, VSC, VFV, VSP, VUS, VEF and VEE)

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Vanguard Announces Estimated Cash Distributions for the Vanguard ETFs (VCE, VDY, VRE, VAB, VSB, VSC, VFV, VSP, VUS, VEF and VEE)16:42 EST Tuesday, December 18, 2012 TORONTO (Business Wire) -- Vanguard Investments Canada Inc. today announced the estimated December 2012 cash distributions for the Vanguard ETFs listed on Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX). Please note that any capital gains distributions for the Vanguard ETFs will be reported separately. Please be advised that these estimated distribution amounts are only estimates as of December 18, 2012 and include forward looking information that may cause the estimates to change. Unitholders of record on December 31, 2012 will receive cash distributions payable on January 4, 2013. Details of the “per unit” distribution amounts for each of the Vanguard ETFs are as follows:                     Vanguard ETF     TSX Ticker     Distribution     Payment       Symbol     per Unit ($)     Frequency Vanguard MSCI Canada Index ETF     VCE     0.137948     Quarterly Vanguard FTSE Canadian High Dividend Yield Index ETF     VDY     0.001747     Monthly Vanguard FTSE Canadian Capped REIT Index ETF1     VRE     0.041692     Monthly Vanguard Canadian Aggregate Bond Index ETF     VAB     0.047323     Monthly Vanguard Canadian Short-Term Bond Index ETF     VSB     0.041161     Monthly Vanguard Canadian Short-Term Corporate Bond Index ETF     VSC     0.058321     Monthly Vanguard S&P 500 Index ETF     VFV     0.149444     Quarterly Vanguard S&P 500 Index ETF (CAD-hedged)     VSP     0.185119     Quarterly Vanguard MSCI U.S. Broad Market Index ETF (CAD-hedged)     VUS     0.171111     Quarterly Vanguard MSCI EAFE Index ETF (CAD-hedged)     VEF     0.211453     Quarterly Vanguard MSCI Emerging Markets Index ETF     VEE     0.176834     Quarterly 1 Effective November 8, 2012, the cash distribution payment frequency of Vanguard FTSE Canadian Capped REIT Index ETF (VRE) was changed from quarterly to monthly. To learn more about the TSX-listed Vanguard ETFs, please visit www.vanguardcanada.ca About Vanguard Vanguard Investments Canada Inc. is a wholly owned indirect subsidiary of The Vanguard Group, Inc. Vanguard is one of the world's largest investment management companies and a leading provider of company-sponsored retirement plan services. Vanguard manages more than $2 trillion in global assets. Vanguard offers more than 170 funds to U.S. investors and more than 70 additional funds in non-U.S. markets. For more information, please visit vanguardcanada.ca. All asset figures are as of September 30, 2012, unless otherwise noted.Commissions, management fees, and expenses all may be associated with the Vanguard ETFs. This offering is only made by prospectus.The prospectus contains important detailed information about the securities being offered.Copies are available from Vanguard Investments Canada Inc. at www.vanguardcanada.ca.Please read the prospectus before investing. ETFs are not guaranteed, their values change frequently, and past performance may not be repeated. This notice contains forward-looking statements with respect to the estimated December 2012 cash distributions for the Vanguard ETFs. By their nature, these forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties that could cause the actual distributions to differ materially from those contemplated by the forward-looking statements. Material factors that could cause the actual distributions to differ from the estimated distributions include, but are not limited to, the actual amounts of distributions received by the Vanguard ETFs, portfolio transactions, and subscription and redemption activity. The Vanguard ETFs referred to herein are not sponsored, endorsed, or promoted by MSCI, and MSCI bears no liability with respect to any such ETFs. The prospectus contains a more detailed description of the limited relationship MSCI has with Vanguard and any related funds. The Vanguard ETFs have been developed solely by Vanguard Investments Canada Inc. The FTSE Canada High Dividend Yield Index and the FTSE Canada All Cap Real Estate Capped 25% Index (the “Indices”) are calculated by FTSE International Limited (“FTSE”) or its agent. All rights in the Indices vest in FTSE. “FTSE®” is a trade mark of the London Stock Exchange Group companies and is used by FTSE under licence. S&P 500® is a registered trademark of Standard & Poor's Financial Services LLC (“S&P”) and has been licensed for use by The Vanguard Group, Inc. The Vanguard ETFs are not sponsored, endorsed, sold or promoted by S&P or its affiliates, and S&P and its affiliates make no representation, warranty, or condition regarding the advisability of buying, selling, or holding units in the Vanguard ETFs. For more information, contact Vanguard Public Relations at 610-669-5002