VANGUARD SMALL-CAP ETF

VANGUARD SMALL-CAP ETF

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Company Overview
Vanguard Small-Cap ETF is an exchange-traded fund that seeks to track the performance of a benchmark index that measures the investment return of small capitalization stocks in the United States.
Vanguard Small-Cap is an exchange-traded share class of Vanguard Small-Cap Index Fund, which uses a passive management or indexing investment approach designed to track the performance of the MSCI US Small Cap 1750 Index, a broadly diversified index that measures the investment return of small-capitalization stocks of smaller U.S. companies. The company uses a full replication of the target index by investing all, or substantially all, of its assets in the stocks that make up the index, holding each stock in approximately the same proportion as its weighting in the index.
The company has been advised since 2004 by Vanguard Quantitative Equity Group, known as the Vanguard Group, one of the world’s largest equity and fixed income managers that manages indexed and structured equity portfolios that cover United States and international markets.
Business Summary
Vanguard Small-Cap ETF (the Fund) is an exchange-traded share class of Vanguard Small-Cap Index Fund, which employs a passive management or indexing investment approach designed to track the performance of the MSCI US Small Cap 1750 Index (the Index). The Index is a diversified index of stocks of smaller United States companies. The Fund may invest, to a limited extent, in stock futures and options contracts, warrants, convertible securities and swap agreements. The Fund attempts to replicate the target Index by investing all, or substantially all, of its assets in the stocks that make up the Index, holding each stock in approximately the same proportion as its weighting in the Index. The Fund’s investment advisor is The Vanguard Group, Inc.
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Vanguard Small-Cap ETF is an exchange-traded share class of Vanguard Small-Cap Index Fund, which employs a passive management, or indexing, investment approach designed to track the performance of the MSCI US Small Cap 1750 Index, a diversified index of stocks of smaller United States companies. The fund attempts to replicate the target index by investing all, or substantially all, of its assets in the stocks that make up the index, holding each stock in approximately the same proportion as its weighting in the index.

Vanguard Small-Cap ETF seeks to track the performance of a benchmark index that measures the investment return of small-capitalization stocks. The sectors the Fund invests includes consumer discretionary, consumer staples, energy, financials, healthcare, industrials, information technology, materials, telecommunication services and utilities. Its holdings include Dade Behring Holdings Inc., aQuantive, Inc., Denbury Resources, Inc., The Manitowoc Co., Inc., Cytyc Corp., Annaly Mortgage Management Inc. REIT, Harsco Corp., AK Steel Holding Corp., ITT Educational Services, Inc. and Lubrizol Corp.

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Seeks to track the performance of a benchmark index that measures the investment return of small capitalization stocks
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PRICEWATERHOUSECOOPERS LLP
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Website url: www.vanguard.com