HORIZONS ETFS RECEIVES EIGHT FUNDATA FUNDGRADE A+® AWARDS

TORONTO – January 26, 2022 – Horizons ETFs Management (Canada) Inc. (“Horizons ETFs”) is proud to announce that seven of its exchange-traded funds (“ETFs”) have been awarded a total of eight Fundata FundGrade A+® Awards (“Fundata Awards”) for 2021 – the most Fundata Awards that Horizons ETFs has won in a single year:

ETF Name Fundata Category Category Size
Horizons Global Sustainability Leaders Index ETF (“ETHI”) Global Equity 1127
Horizons Global Sustainability Leaders Index ETF (“ETHI”) RI – Equity 287
Horizons Balanced TRI ETF Portfolio (“HBAL”) Global Equity Balanced 722
Horizons Conservative TRI ETF Portfolio (“HCON”) Global Neutral Balanced 893
Horizons NASDAQ-100® Index ETF (“HXQ”) U.S. Equity 833
Horizons S&P/TSX 60™ Index ETF (“HXT”) Canadian Equity 379
Horizons Pipelines & Energy Services Index ETF (“HOG”) Energy Equity 33
Horizons Active Cdn Municipal Bond ETF (“HMP”) Canadian Short Term Fixed Income 169

Created by Fundata Canada Inc., the FundGrade rating system uses risk-adjusted performance figures to rank and grade Canadian investment funds, which include ETFs. Based on up to 10 years of performance data, the ‘A+ Grade’ is strictly a quantitative calculation conducted on an annual basis, which results in a grade score ranking, according to the fund classification standards defined by the Canadian Investment Funds Standards Committee (“CIFSC”).

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Global X Launches ETF to Invest in Disruptive Materials

Thematic ETF provider Global X ETFs announced the launch of the Global X Disruptive Materials ETF (DMAT). Formerly known as the Global X Advanced Materials ETF, the fund trades on the Nasdaq and offers investors targeted exposure to global companies that drive long-term, paradigm-shifting themes.

DMAT seeks to invest in companies that produce metals and other raw or composite materials that have been identified as essential to disruptive technologies as identified by the underlying index, the Solactive Disruptive Materials Index. The fund will join Global X’s suite of 34 Thematic Growth ETFs.

From alternative energy sources such as solar panels and wind turbines to evolving technology like lithium batteries and electric vehicles, disruption is rapidly changing how our world looks. These advancements can help slow climate change, improve productivity, or connect millions of people around the world.

But behind these complex technologies are many essential raw inputs like certain metals, minerals, and materials, including carbon fiber, cobalt, copper, graphene & graphite, lithium, manganese, nickel, platinum & palladium, rare earth elements, and zinc — collectively known as “disruptive materials.” Just as fossil fuels were critical commodities for the 20th century economy, disruptive materials could be the essential inputs for the 21st century economy.

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