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Vanguard Announces Administrative Changes for Five Vanguard Index Funds

VALLEY FORGE, PA (July 21, 2023)—Vanguard today filed registration statements with the Securities and Exchange Commission for five equity index funds. As previously announced, the purpose of the filings is to facilitate the movement of five existing equity index funds from one Delaware Statutory Trust to different, existing trusts. The movement among trusts will be executed by merging the existing funds with the five newly registered equity index funds. This will enable the realization of administrative efficiencies by spreading filing and reporting requirements of the funds across different legal entities.

The five funds moving among trusts include Vanguard Total Stock Market Index Fund, Vanguard 500 Index Fund, Vanguard Extended Market Index Fund, Vanguard Small-Cap Index Fund, and Vanguard Mid-Cap Index Fund. Vanguard expects that the moves among trusts will have limited impact on shareholders. They will not affect each fund’s name, investment objective, index, investment strategy, risks, policies, share classes, ticker symbols, portfolio management team, performance history, or expense ratios. The moves will have no effect on the value of a shareholder’s investment, and no money movement will occur.

Vanguard’s U.S.-domiciled funds are organized into more than 30 legally distinct Delaware Statutory Trusts (also known as registrants). Vanguard occasionally adds, removes, or makes updates to its trusts to gain administrative efficiencies and streamline fund reporting. 


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