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3iQ Corp. (“3iQ”), the largest digital asset manager in Canada with over C$2.5 billion in assets under management, today announced that the TMX Group began listing options for the 3iQ CoinShares Ether ETF (the “ETF”) today on the Montreal Exchange.

“Ethereum’s native digital asset Ether is a key component to the future of decentralized finance.” said Fred Pye, Chairman & CEO of 3iQ. “Listed options on ETHQ will provide additional access for investors to gain exposure to Ether. This marks an important milestone in the development of financial infrastructure to support these innovative digital assets.”

The ETF, launched on April 19, 2021, has already attracted C$245 million of investor capital. The ETF is available in Canadian dollars under the symbol “ETHQ” and in U.S. dollars under the symbol “ETHQ.U”. The ETF’s investment objectives are to seek to provide holders of units of the ETF with: (a) exposure to digital currency Ether and the daily price movements of the U.S. dollar price of Ether, and (b) the opportunity for long-term capital appreciation.

The initial options schedule and strike prices* for the Canadian-dollar unhedged units of the ETF (Symbol: ETHQ) are as follows:

New Classes
Company Name Symbol Months Stike Price
3iQ CoinShares Ether ETF ETHQ June
July
August
September
December
March
12, 12.5, 13, 13.5, 14, 14.5, 15, 15.5, 16
12, 12.5, 13, 13.5, 14, 14.5, 15, 15.5, 16
12, 12.5, 13, 13.5, 14, 14.5, 15, 15.5, 16
12, 12.5, 13, 13.5, 14, 14.5, 15, 15.5, 16
10, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 18
10, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 18

*Strike prices are subject to change depending on the underlying value closing price on Tuesday, June 1, 2021.

About 3iQ Corp.

Founded in 2012, 3iQ is Canada’s largest digital asset investment fund manager with over 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, QBTC.U), and a public Ether investment fund, The Ether Fund (TSX: QETH.UN, QETH.U). More recently, 3iQ launched the 3iQ CoinShares Bitcoin ETF (TSX: BTCQ, BTCQ.U) and the 3iQ CoinShares Ether ETF (TSX: ETHQ, ETHQ.U). 3iQ offers investors convenient and familiar investment products to gain exposure to digital assets. For more information about 3iQ and its digital asset investment funds, visit www.3iQ.ca or follow us on Twitter @3iQ_corp.

Please read the prospectus before investing. Important information about the ETF is contained in the prospectus. Copies of the prospectus may be obtained from 3iQ Corp. or at www.sedar.com. 

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

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