NEW YORK—October 21, 2019— Direxion will execute a reverse split of the issued and outstanding shares of the Direxion Daily S&P Oil & Gas Exp. & Prod. Bull 3X Shares (the “Fund”). The total market value of the shares outstanding will not be affected as a result of the split, except with respect to the redemption of fractional shares, as outlined below.
After the close of the markets on November 21, 2019, the Fund will affect a reverse split of its issued and outstanding shares, with a 1 for 10 ratio. This affectively decreases the total number of shares outstanding by approximately 90%.
Please note the CUSIP change, effective November 22, 2019:
|Fund Name||Ticker||Current CUSIP||New CUSIP|
|Direxion Daily S&P Oil & Gas Exp. & Prod. Bull 3X Shares||GUSH||25490K356||25460G104|
As a result of this reverse split, every ten shares of a Fund will be exchanged for one share. Accordingly, the total number of the issued and outstanding shares for the Fund will decrease by 90%. In addition, the per-share net asset value (“NAV”) and next day’s opening market price will be ten-times higher for the Funds. Shares of the Fund will begin trading on the NYSE Arca, Inc. (the “NYSE Arca”) on a split-adjusted basis on November 22, 2019.
The next day’s opening market value of the Fund’s issued and outstanding shares, and thus a shareholder’s investment value, will not be affected by the reverse split. The table below illustrates the effect of a hypothetical one-for-ten reverse split anticipated for the Fund, as applicable and described above:
1-for-10 Reverse Split
|Period||# of Shares Owned||Hypothetical NAV||Total Market Value|
The Trust’s transfer agent will notify the Depository Trust Company (“DTC”) of the reverse split and instruct DTC to adjust each shareholder’s investment(s) accordingly. DTC is the registered owner of the Fund’s shares and maintains a record of the Fund’s record owners.
Redemption of Fractional Shares and Tax Consequences for the Reverse Split
As a result of the reverse split, a shareholder of a Fund’s shares potentially could hold a fractional share. However, fractional shares cannot trade on the NYSE Arca. Thus, a Fund will redeem for cash a shareholder’s fractional shares at the Fund’s split-adjusted NAV as of the Record Date. Such redemption may have tax implications for those shareholders and a shareholder could recognize a gain or loss in connection with the redemption of the shareholder’s fractional shares. Otherwise, the reverse splits will not result in a taxable transaction for holders of Fund shares. No transaction fee will be imposed on shareholders for such redemption.
“Odd Lot” Unit
Also as a result of the reverse split, the Fund may have outstanding one aggregation of less than 50,000 shares to make a creation unit, or an “odd lot unit.” Thus, the Fund will provide one authorized participant with a one-time opportunity to redeem the odd lot unit at the split-adjusted NAV or the NAV on such date the authorized participant seeks to redeem the odd lot unit.
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