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Direxion Announces Reverse Splits of Six Daily Leveraged ETFs
[July 27, 2020]

Direxion Announces Reverse Splits of Six Daily Leveraged ETFs


NEW YORK, July 27, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Direxion has announced it will execute a reverse split of the issued and outstanding shares of the Direxion Daily S&P Biotech Bear 3X Shares, Direxion Daily Semiconductor Bear 3X Shares, Direxion Daily Communication Services Index Bear 3X Shares, Direxion Daily Consumer Discretionary Bear 3X Shares, Direxion Daily Dow Jones Internet Bear 3X Shares, and the Direxion Daily S&P Oil & Gas Exp. & Prod. Bear 2X Shares (each, a "Fund" and collectively, the "Funds"). The total market value of the shares outstanding will not be affected as a result of these splits, except with respect to the redemption of fractional shares, as outlined below.

After the close of the markets on August 27, 2020, the Funds will affect reverse splits of their issued and outstanding shares as follows:





Fund Name

Reverse
Split Ratio

Approximate decrease in
total number of
outstanding shares

Direxion Daily S&P Biotech Bear 3X Shares

1 for 20

95%

Direxion Daily Semiconductor Bear 3X Shares

1 for 12

92%

Direxion Daily Communication Services Index Bear 3X Shares

1 for 10

90%

Direxion Daily Consumer Discretionary Bear 3X Shares

1 for 10

90%

Direxion Daily Dow Jones Internet Bear 3X Shares

1 for 10

90%

Direxion Daily S&P Oil & Gas Exp. & Prod. Bear 2X Shares

1 for 10

90%


Please note the CUSIP changes, effective August 28, 2020:

Fund Name

Ticker

Current CUSIP

New CUSIP

Direxion Daily S&P Biotech Bear 3X Shares

LABD

25460E539

25460G716

Direxion Daily Semiconductor Bear 3X Shares

SOXS

25460E182

25460G690

Direxion Daily Communication Services Index Bear 3X Shares

MUTE

25460E489

25460G682

Direxion Daily Consumer Discretionary Bear 3X Shares

PASS

25459Y884

25460G674

Direxion Daily Dow Jones Internet Bear 3X Shares

WEBS

25460E356

25460G666

Direxion Daily S&P Oil & Gas Exp. & Prod. Bear 2X Shares

DRIP

25460E174

25460G658

As a result of these reverse splits, every twenty, twelve or ten shares of a Fund will be exchanged for one share as indicated in the table above. Accordingly, the total number of the issued and outstanding shares for a Fund will decrease by the approximate percentage indicated above. In addition, the per share net asset value ("NAV") and next day's opening market price will be approximately twenty-, twelve-, or ten-times higher for the Funds. Shares of the Funds will begin trading on the NYSE Arca, Inc. (the "NYSE Arca") on a split-adjusted basis on August 28, 2020.

A shareholder's investment value, will not be affected by the reverse split. The tables below illustrate the effect of a hypothetical one-for-twenty, one-for-twelve, or one-for-ten reverse split anticipated for the Funds, as applicable and described above:

1-for-20 Reverse Split

Period

# of Shares Owned

Hypothetical NAV

Total Market Value

Pre-Split

200

$10

$2,000

Post-Split

10

$200

$2,000


1-for-12 Reverse Split

Period

# of Shares Owned

Hypothetical NAV

Total Market Value

Pre-Split

120

$10

$1,200

Post-Split

10

$120

$1,200


1-for-10 Reverse Split

Period

# of Shares Owned

Hypothetical NAV

Total Market Value

Pre-Split

100

$10

$1,000

Post-Split

10

$100

$1,000

The Trust's transfer agent will notify the Depository Trust Company ("DTC") of the reverse split and instruct DTC to adjust each shareholder's investment(s) accordingly. DTC is the registered owner of the Funds' shares and maintains a record of the Funds' record owners.

Redemption of Fractional Shares and Tax Consequences for the Reverse Split
As a result of the reverse split, a shareholder of a Fund's shares potentially could hold a fractional share. However, fractional shares cannot trade on the NYSE Arca. Thus, a Fund will redeem for cash a shareholder's fractional shares at the Fund's split-adjusted NAV as of the Record Date. A shareholder could recognize a gain or loss in connection with the redemption of the shareholder's fractional shares.

"Odd Lot" Unit
Also as a result of the reverse split, a Fund may have outstanding one aggregation of less than 50,000 shares to make a creation unit, or an "odd lot unit." Thus, a Fund will provide one authorized participant with a one-time opportunity to redeem the odd lot unit after the split-adjusted NAV is struck on August 28, 2020.

About Direxion:

Direxion equips investors who are driven by conviction with ETF solutions built for purpose and fine-tuned for precision. These solutions are available for a broad spectrum of investors, whether executing short-term tactical trades, investing in macro themes, or building long-term asset allocation strategies. Direxion's reputation is founded on developing products that precisely express market perspectives and allow investors to manage their risk exposure. Founded in 1997, the company has approximately $17 billion in assets under management as of  June 30, 2020. For more information, please visit www.direxion.com.

There is no guarantee that the Funds will achieve their investment objectives.

For more information on all Direxion Shares daily leveraged ETFs, go to direxion.com, or call us at 866.301.9214.

Leveraged ETFs are not suitable for all investors and should be utilized only by investors who understand the risks associated with seeking daily leveraged and inverse investment results, and intend to actively monitor and manage their investments. Due to the daily nature of the leveraged and inverse investment strategies employed, there is no guarantee of long-term inverse returns. Past performance is not indicative of future results.

An investor should carefully consider a Fund's investment objective, risks, charges, and expenses before investing. A Fund's prospectus and summary prospectus contain this and other information about the Direxion Shares. To obtain a Fund's prospectus and summary prospectus call 866-716-0735 or visit our website at direxion.com. A Fund's prospectus and summary prospectus should be read carefully before investing.

Direxion Shares Risks - An investment in the ETFs involves risk, including the possible loss of principal. The ETFs are non-diversified and include risks associated with concentration that results from an ETF's investments in a particular industry or sector which can increase volatility. The use of derivatives such as futures contracts and swaps are subject to market risks that may cause their price to fluctuate over time. The ETFs do not attempt to, and should not be expected to, provide returns which are a multiple of the return of their respective index for periods other than a single day. For other risks including leverage, correlation, daily compounding, market volatility and risks specific to an industry or sector, please read the prospectus.

Distributor: Foreside Fund Services, LLC.

CONTACT:

James Doyle


JConnelly


973.850.7308


jdoyle@jconnelly.com

 

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