The Ether Fund Announces Change of Index

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Toronto, Ontario–(Newsfile Corp. – April 27, 2022) – The Ether Fund (TSX: QETH.UN) (TSX: QETH.U) (the “Fund”) is announcing that, effective as of the opening of trading on May 2, 2022, the Fund’s ether will be valued based on the MVIS® CryptoCompare Ethereum Benchmark Rate Index maintained by MV Index Solutions GmbH (“MVIS”). Currently, the Fund’s ether is valued based on the MVIS® CryptoCompare Institutional Ethereum Index maintained by MVIS. This change will make the indices consistent between that used by the Fund and that used by the 3iQ CoinShares Ether ETF.

About 3iQ Corp.

Founded in 2012, 3iQ Corp. (3iQ) is Canada’s largest digital asset investment fund manager with more than C$2.5 billion in assets under management. 3iQ was the first Canadian investment fund manager to offer a public bitcoin investment fund, The Bitcoin Fund (TSX: QBTC) (TSX: QBTC.U), and a public ether investment fund, The Ether Fund (TSX: QETH.UN) (TSX: QETH.U). More recently, 3iQ launched the 3iQ CoinShares Bitcoin ETF (TSX: BTCQ) (TSX: BTCQ.U) and the 3iQ CoinShares Ether ETF (TSX: ETHQ) (TSX: ETHQ.U). 3iQ offers investors convenient and familiar investment products to gain exposure to digital assets.


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There are ongoing fees and expenses associated with owning units of an investment fund. Please read the prospectus of the 3iQ CoinShares Ether ETF and the annual information form of The Ether Fund (together, the “Funds”) before investing. Important information about the Funds is contained in the prospectus of the 3iQ CoinShares Ether ETF and the annual information form of The Ether Fund. Copies of the prospectus and the annual information form may be obtained from 3iQ Corp. at 3iQ.ca or at www.sedar.com.

You will usually pay brokerage fees to your dealer if you purchase or sell units of the Funds on a stock exchange or other alternative Canadian trading system (an “exchange”). If units of the Funds are purchased or sold on an exchange, investors may pay more than the current net asset value when buying units of the Funds and may receive less than the current net asset value when selling them.

Commissions, trailing commissions, management fees and expenses all may be associated with mutual fund investments. Please read the prospectus before investing. Mutual funds are not guaranteed, their values change frequently, and past performance may not be repeated.

MVIS® CryptoCompare Ethereum Benchmark Rate Index (the “Index”) is the exclusive property of MV Index Solutions GmbH (“MVIS”) and has been licensed for use by 3iQ Corp. (the “Licensee”). MVIS has contracted with CryptoCompare Data Limited to maintain and calculate the Index. CryptoCompare Data Limited uses its best efforts to ensure that the Index is calculated correctly subject to the accuracy of any data that has been provided to it by third parties. Irrespective of its obligations towards MVIS, CryptoCompare Data Limited has no obligation to point out errors in the Index to third parties. In particular, MVIS is not responsible for the Licensee and/or for Licensee’s legality or suitability and/or for Licensee’s business offerings. Offerings by Licensee, may they be based on the Funds or not, are not sponsored, endorsed, sold, or promoted by MVIS, Van Eck Associates Corporation as its parent company or its affiliates (collectively, “VanEck”), and MVIS and VanEck make no representation regarding the advisability of investing in Licensee and/or in Licensee’s business offerings. MVIS, VanEck and its affiliates make no warranties and bear no liability with respect to Licensee.

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