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Estimated 2016 supplemental fund distributions

March 08, 2017

The Vanguard funds listed below earned taxable income and/or realized capital gains for their fiscal years ended December 31, 2016, or January 31, 2017, that were greater than the amounts distributed in December 2016. The remaining taxable income or gains will be distributed in March 2017 as "supplemental" income dividends or capital gains distributions.

Please note that estimated income dividends are provided only for funds that make distributions annually. Estimated capital gains distributions are provided for all funds with a fiscal year ended December 31, 2016, or January 31, 2017, as applicable.

Note: These supplemental fund distributions will be reported on 2017 tax forms. Vanguard won't generate updated tax forms for 2016. The gains reported here are taxable for the year during which they are declared.

The estimated per-share distribution rates and scheduled record dates are shown below. All estimates are subject to change as a result of fund share purchase or redemption activity through each fund's declaration date.

In addition to the funds listed below, several funds will be making their regular quarterly dividend payments in March—these dividends will be declared on March 20, March 22, and March 27. For final distribution rates, check the fund's profile in the Vanguard mutual funds area. In early April, the funds' distribution pages will be updated to include March distributions for all funds.

Estimated supplemental distributions for Vanguard stock and balanced funds
 Estimated capital gains 
Vanguard fundFund numberShare classDeclaration/
Record date
Net income
available
Short-termLong-termTotal% of NAV
Dividend Growth Fund 0057 Investor 3/27/2017 $0.02 $0.04 $0.08 $0.12 0.48%
Energy Fund 0551 Admiral® 3/27/2017 $0.04 0.00%
Energy Fund 0051 Investor 3/27/2017 $0.02 0.00%
Health Care Fund 0552 Admiral 3/27/2017 $0.03 $0.28 $2.04 $2.32 2.68%
Health Care Fund 0052 Investor 3/27/2017 $0.06 $0.66 $4.85 $5.51 2.69%
Institutional Total Stock Market Index Fund 0870 Institutional 3/27/2017 $0.01 $0.02 $0.01 $0.03 0.06%
Institutional Total Stock Market Index Fund 0871 Institutional Plus 3/27/2017 $0.01 $0.02 $0.01 $0.03 0.06%
Market Neutral Fund 0734 Institutional 3/27/2017 <$0.01 0.00%
Market Neutral Fund 0634 Investor 3/27/2017 <$0.01 0.00%
Precious Metals and Mining Fund 0053 Investor 3/27/2017 <$0.01 0.00%

Estimated exchange-traded funds (ETF) capital gains

The ETF listed below will distribute capital gains in March 2017. This ETF realized capital gains for the fiscal years ended December 31, 2016, or January 31, 2017, in excess of the amounts distributed in December 2016. The remaining capital gains will be distributed in March 2017. The estimated per-share distribution rates and scheduled dates are shown below.

Estimated supplemental distributions for Vanguard ETF®
 Estimated capital gains 
Vanguard ETFFund numberDeclaration dateEx-dividend/
date
Net income
available
Short-termLong-termTotal% of NAV
Short-Term Bond ETF 0924 3/30/2017 4/3/2017 $0.03 <$0.01 <$0.01 0.00%

Estimated bond fund capital gains

The bond funds listed below will distribute capital gains in March 2017. These funds realized capital gains for their fiscal years ended December 31, 2016, or January 31, 2017, in excess of the amounts distributed in December 2016. The remaining capital gains will be distributed in March 2017. The estimated per-share distribution rates and scheduled dates are shown below.

Estimated supplemental distributions for Vanguard bond funds
 Estimated capital gains 
Vanguard fundFund numberShare classDeclaration/
Record date
Short-termLong-termTotal% of NAV
Short-Term Bond Index Fund 5132 Admiral 3/30/2017 <$0.01 <$0.01 0.00%
Short-Term Bond Index Fund 0732 Institutional 3/30/2017 <$0.01 <$0.01 0.00%
Short-Term Bond Index Fund 0733 Institutional Plus 3/30/2017 <$0.01 <$0.01 0.00%
Short-Term Bond Index Fund 0132 Investor 3/30/2017 <$0.01 <$0.01 0.00%
Short-Term Federal Fund 0549 Admiral 3/30/2017 $0.01 $0.01 0.09%
Short-Term Federal Fund 0049 Investor 3/30/2017 $0.01 $0.01 0.09%
Short-Term Investment-Grade Fund 0539 Admiral 3/30/2017 <$0.01 <$0.01 0.03%
Short-Term Investment-Grade Fund 0858 Institutional 3/30/2017 <$0.01 <$0.01 0.03%
Short-Term Investment-Grade Fund 0039 Investor 3/30/2017 <$0.01 <$0.01 0.03%
Ultra-Short-Term Bond Fund 0592 Admiral 3/30/2017 <$0.01 <$0.01 <$0.01 0.02%
Ultra-Short-Term Bond Fund 1492 Investor 3/30/2017 <$0.01 <$0.01 <$0.01 0.02%

Notes:

  • All investing is subject to risk, including the possible loss of the money you invest.
  • Past performance can't be used to predict future returns. To obtain the most recent performance data for Vanguard funds and ETFs, visit Vanguard mutual funds.
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