Important message affecting HSBC MSCI Korea UCITS ETF

The HSBC MSCI Korea UCITS ETF fund (“the Fund”) seeks to replicate the performance of the MSCI Korea Index (the “Index”). As outlined in the prospectus, the Fund must adhere to the UCITS diversification requirements when replicating the performance of the Index. In the event that the weight of a stock within the Index goes above the level permitted by the UCITS rules the Fund may not be able to fully replicate the weights of the holdings within the Index. As a result, during these periods the performance of the Fund may deviate more than historically from the Index.

Investors should note that one stock has a weighting within the Index which is close to the maximum level permitted under UCITS. Should the stock exceed the maximum level permitted it may not be possible for the Fund to directly replicate the Index.

Risk Warning

The value of investments and any income from them can go down as well as up and investors may not receive back the amount originally invested. Where overseas investments are held the rate of currency exchange may also affect the value of investments.

Investors and potential investors should read the relevant key investor information document and full prospectus for full details of the risks involved before making an investment decision. HSBC ETFs are sub-funds of HSBC ETFs plc, an investment company with variable capital and segregated liability between sub-funds, incorporated in Ireland as a public limited company, and is authorised by the Central Bank of Ireland.