Press Release

Guardian Capital Announces Estimated Annual 2022 Special Distributions for Guardian Capital ETFs

TORONTO, December 2, 2022 – Guardian Capital LP (“Guardian Capital”) announces the estimated annual special year-end distributions (the “Special Distributions”) for the 2022 tax year for the ETF series of the Guardian Capital funds listed below (the “Guardian Capital ETFs”). Please note that these are estimated amounts as of November 15, 2022 and include certain forward-looking information, which may cause the Special Distributions to change before the Guardian Capital ETFs’ tax year-end on December 15, 2022. These estimated amounts are for the Special Distributions only and do not include the ongoing, regular monthly, quarterly or annual cash distribution amounts which are expected to be announced in a separate press release on or before December 15, 2022.


Guardian Capital ETFs Series of ETF Units TSX Trading Symbol Estimated Special Distribution Amount(per ETF Unit) as at November 15, 2022
The Guardian Capital ETFs listed below are not currently anticipating any Special Distributions:
Guardian Canadian Bond ETF ETF Units GCBD $0
Guardian Fundamental All Country Equity ETF Unhedged ETF Units GGAC $0
Guardian Directed Equity Path ETF Hedged ETF Units GDEP $0
Guardian Directed Equity Path ETF Unhedged ETF Units GDEP.B $0
Guardian Directed Premium Yield ETF Hedged ETF Units GDPY $0
Guardian Directed Premium Yield ETF Unhedged ETF Units GDPY.B $0
Guardian i3 Global Quality Growth ETF Hedged ETF Units GIQG $0
Guardian i3 Global Quality Growth ETF Unhedged ETF Units GIQG.B $0
Guardian i3 US Quality Growth ETF Hedged ETF Units GIQU $0
Guardian i3 US Quality Growth ETF Unhedged ETF Units GIQU.B $0
Guardian i3 Global REIT ETF Hedged ETF Units GIGR $0
Guardian i3 Global REIT ETF Unhedged ETF Units GIGR.B $0
Guardian Fundamental Emerging Markets Equity ETF Unhedged ETF Units GGEM $0
Guardian Canadian Sector Controlled Equity Fund Unhedged ETF Units GCSC $0
GuardPathTM Managed Decumulation 2042 Fund ETF Units GPMD $0


Each of the Guardian Capital ETFs is required to distribute any net income and capital gains that it has earned in the year. The Special Distributions will generally consist of capital gains and/or any excess net income at year-end. The Special Distributions will not be paid in cash, but will be reinvested and the resulting ETF units immediately consolidated so that the number of ETF units held by each investor will not change. Investors holding their ETF units outside registered plans will have taxable amounts to report and will have an increase in the adjusted cost base of their investment. In all cases, the Special Distributions (if any) will be reinvested on or about December 30, 2022 to unitholders of record on December 29, 2022. The ex- dividend date in each case is December 28, 2022.
Guardian Capital expects to announce the final, confirmed Special Distribution amounts (subject to any further revisions to the per ETF unit amounts resulting from subscription and redemption activity prior to the record date), on or about December 30, 2022. The actual taxable amounts of all distributions for 2022, including the tax characteristics of the distributions, will be reported to brokers (through CDS Clearing and Depository Services Inc. or “CDS”) and will be posted on the Guardian Capital website in early 2023.

Guardian Capital provides estimated distributions for information purposes only. These estimates are not intended to be, nor should they be construed to be, legal or tax advice to any particular person.

For further information, please contact Guardian Capital at 416-350-8899 or visit

Forward-looking Information
This press release contains forward-looking statements with respect to the estimated Special Distributions for the Guardian Capital ETFs. By their nature, these forward-looking statements involve certain risks and uncertainties that could cause the actual distributions to differ materially from those contemplated by the forward-looking statements. Material factors that could cause the actual Special Distributions to differ from the estimated Special Distributions between now and the Guardian Capital ETFs tax year-ends include, without limitation: the

actual amounts of distributions received by the Guardian Capital ETFs; the actual amount of capital gains generated from sales of securities; and subscription and redemption activity in the Guardian Capital ETFs.


About Guardian Capital LP
Guardian Capital LP is the manager and portfolio manager of the Guardian Capital Funds and Guardian Capital ETFs, with capabilities that span a range of asset classes, geographic regions and specialty mandates. Additionally, Guardian Capital LP manages portfolios for institutional clients such as defined benefit and defined contribution pension plans, insurance companies, foundations, endowments and investment funds. Guardian Capital LP is a wholly owned subsidiary of Guardian Capital Group Limited and the successor to its original investment management business, which was founded in 1962. For further information on Guardian Capital LP, please call 416-350-8899 or visit

About Guardian Capital Group Limited
Guardian Capital Group Limited (Guardian) is a diversified, global financial services company operating in two main business segments: Investment Management and Wealth Management. As at September 30, 2022, Guardian had C$47.8 billion of assets under management and C$26.8 billion of assets under administration, while managing a proprietary investment portfolio with a fair market value of C$648 million. Through its subsidiaries, Guardian provides extensive investment management solutions to institutional and private wealth clients, while offering comprehensive wealth management services to financial advisors in its national mutual fund dealer, securities dealer and insurance distribution network. Founded in 1962, Guardian’s reputation for steady growth, long-term relationships and its core values of trustworthiness, integrity and stability have been key to its success over six decades. Its Common and Class A shares are listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange as GCG and GCG.A, respectively. To learn more about Guardian, visit

Unlike traditional exchange traded funds (“ETFs”), the GuardPathTM Managed Decumulation 2042 Fund (the “GuardPath ETF”) is a unique investment fund structure and investors should carefully consider whether his or her financial condition and investment objectives are aligned with this retirement-focused investment. The GuardPath ETF may be suitable for an investor primarily concerned about having sufficient income in retirement, especially in the later years of their life. It may not be suitable for an investor whose primary objective is to leave capital behind for their estate. The GuardPath ETF is not an insurance company, nor an insurance or annuity contract and unitholders will not have the protections of insurance laws. Distributions provided by the GuardPath ETF are not guaranteed or backed by an insurance company or any third party. The long-term total return and the sustainability of the rate of distributions of the GuardPath ETF may be impacted by volatility and sequence of returns risk. This is not a complete list of the risks associated with an investment in the GuardPath ETF. Please refer to the prospectus of the GuardPath ETF for details.

This communication is intended for informational purposes only and does not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to purchase Guardian Capital ETFs and is not, and should not be construed as, investment, tax, legal or accounting advice, and should not be relied upon in that regard. Commissions, management fees and expenses all may be associated with investments in ETFs. Please read the prospectus before investing. ETFs are not guaranteed, their values change frequently and past performance may not be repeated. You will usually pay brokerage fees to your dealer if you purchase or sell ETF units on the Toronto Stock Exchange (“TSX”). If the ETF units are purchased or sold on the TSX, investors may pay more than the current net asset value when buying ETF units and may receive less than the current net asset value when selling them.

The forward-looking statements are not historical facts but reflect the current expectations of Guardian Capital regarding future results or events and are based on information currently available to them. Certain material factors and assumptions were applied in providing these forward-looking statements. All forward-looking statements in this press release are qualified by these cautionary statements. Guardian Capital believes that the expectations reflected in forward-looking statements are based upon reasonable assumptions; however, Guardian Capital can give no assurance that the actual results or developments will be realized. These forward-looking statements are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results or events to differ materially from current expectations. Readers, therefore, should not place undue reliance on any such forward-looking statements.

Further, a forward-looking statement speaks only as of the date on which such statement is made. Guardian Capital undertakes no obligation to publicly update any such statement or to reflect new information or the occurrence of future events or circumstances except as required by securities laws. These forward-looking statements are made as of the date of this press release.

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