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Defiance ETFs Launches QTUM, the Quantum Computing ETF, Offering Investors Exposure to Leaders in the Field


Quantum computing exponentially increases computing speeds and makes
it possible to solve more complex problems

Multiple industries are already developing practical applications,
including in finance, healthcare and energy

today announced the launch of the Defiance Quantum ETF (NYSE: QTUM), a fund designed to provide investors with access to cutting edge
technologies that are exponentially increasing computing speeds and
making it possible to solve increasingly complicated problems.

"Quantum computing may sound like something from the distant future, but
leading technology companies, startups and research universities are
already developing and implementing these approaches to solve practical
problems and build competitive advantages," said Matthew Bielski,
founder and CEO of Defiance ETFs. "With QTUM, investors don't need to
wait on the sidelines. We've already seen demand from registered
investment advisers (RIAs), family offices and ETF strategists
interested in gaining targeted exposure to this technology via a liquid,
transparent ETF."

Quantum computing accelerates the entire computing process and expands
the range of what's possible in machine learning, artificial
intelligence (AI) and other applications. For instance, Google and NASA
have reported that a quantum computer they piloted together processes
algorithms 100 million times faster than a traditional computer chip.1

The field has attracted billions of dollars in investment and funding.2
While nearly every industry has the potential to benefit from the growth
of this technology, key applications are being built in finance,
cybersecurity, drug discovery, energy and autonomous vehicles. There's
even the potential for quantum computing to help predict weather

Defiance ETF Director of Research Tom Bowles, an AI pioneer and serial
entrepreneur who has helped found dozens of technology companies, says,
"This technology represents a massive leap forward for the world of
computing—it's comparable to the shift from valve computing to silicon
chips. Companies are already applying it and will continue to apply it
in myriad ways, from optimizing investment portfolios to debugging
software and finding wholly new drugs.

"Quantum computing also has the potential to make cryptography, and the
technology that relies on it, obsolete. The possibilities are endless,
and public and private organizations have already demonstrated that
they're deeply interested in putting the technology to good use," he

QTUM offers a liquid and transparent way to invest in organizations
developing and applying machine learning and quantum computing
technology including hardware companies, software makers and defense and
security firms.

The underlying index, the BlueStar Quantum Computing and Machine
Learning Index (BQTUM), is global and diversified with approximately 60
stocks across all market capitalizations. Current country allocations
include the United States, Japan, Korea, and China. The index is equal
weighted, offering investors more targeted exposure, including to
smaller companies with higher growth potential.

QTUM is the second ETF from Defiance ETFs, which specializes in
portfolios that highlight disruptive technologies. The
company's first ETF, AUGR, which focuses on Augmented and Virtual
Reality, launched in August.

"We strongly believe that all investors should have the ability to
access the most transformative and disruptive technologies of our time,"
Bielski said. "We started Defiance to offer those opportunities, and
provide investors with precise exposures to emerging technologies that
complement the existing tech in their portfolios."

About Defiance ETFs

Defiance ETFs offers investors access to transformative technology via
low-cost, targeted portfolios. Defiance ETFs' distinct approach to
disruptive investing empowers investors to be on the leading edge of
technological developments that have the potential to alter industries,
and change how we experience the world. The firm's flagship product,
AUGR, focuses on the opportunities presented by augmented and virtual

The Funds' investment objectives, risks, charges, and expenses must
be considered carefully before investing. The prospectus and summary
prospectus contains this and other important information about the
investment company. The prospectus can be obtained by calling
1-833-333-9383 Please read it carefully before investing.

Investing involves risk. Principal loss is possible. As an ETF, the
fund may trade at a premium or discount to NAV. Shares of any ETF are
bought and sold at market price (not NAV) and are not individually
redeemed from the Fund. The Fund is not actively managed and would not
sell a security due to current or projected under performance unless
that security is removed from the Index or is required upon a
reconstitution of the Index. A portfolio concentrated in a single
industry or country, may be subject to a higher degree of risk. The
value of stocks of information technology companies are particularly
vulnerable to rapid changes in technology product cycles, rapid product
obsolescence, government regulation and competition. The Fund is
considered to be non-diversified, so it may invest more of its assets in
the securities of a single issuer or a smaller number of issuers.
Investments in foreign securities involve certain risks including risk
of loss due to foreign currency fluctuations or to political or economic
instability. This risk is magnified in emerging markets. Small and
mid-cap companies are subject to greater and more unpredictable price
changes than securities of large-cap companies.

The "BlueStar Quantum Computing and Machine Learning Index™", "BQTUM™
Index" (collectively "Quantum Computing and Machine Learning Index"), is
the exclusive property and a trademark of BlueStar Global Investors LLC
d/b/a BlueStar Indexes® and has been licensed for use for certain
purposes by Defiance ETFs LLC. Products based on the Quantum Computing
and Machine Learning Index are not sponsored, endorsed, sold or promoted
by BlueStar Global Investors, LLC or BlueStar Indexes®, and BlueStar
Global Investors, LLC and BlueStar Indexes® makes no representation
regarding the advisability of trading in such product(s).

It is not possible to invest directly in an index.

The Fund is distributed by Quasar Distributors, LLC.


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