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Strategy Shares Surpasses $330 Million in Assets Under Management

October 2, 2018

HUNTINGTON, N.Y.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Oct 2, 2018--Strategy Shares, a family of exchange traded funds (ETFs) focused on bringing unique strategies to the ETF marketplace, has surpassed $330 million in assets under management (AUM). This growth in assets represents a 325% growth for the firm since the beginning of 2018.

Strategy Shares’ portfolio of offerings includes three ETFs. Each fund looks to utilize a unique strategy, with two of the three offering the first fund available in their respective categories (ecological-focused and target distribution). The Strategy Shares fund offerings are:

The Strategy Shares EcoLogical Strategy ETF (HECO) is an actively managed fund that invests at least 80% of its net assets in the securities of ecologically-focused companies. These companies are defined as ones that have positioned their business to respond to increased environmental legislation, cultural shifts towards environmentally conscious consumption and capital investments in environmentally oriented projects. The Strategy Shares US Market Rotation Strategy ETF (HUSE) is a tactically managed fund which invests in US companies included in the S&P Composite 1500, which is comprised of large-cap, mid-cap and small-cap companies. The Fund may over- or under-weight certain industry sectors and segments depending on which the managers believe to have the greatest or least potential for capital appreciation given the current market environment. The Nasdaq 7HANDL Index ETF (HNDL) is a first-of-its-kind target distribution ETF aimed to pay monthly distributions on Fund shares at a target annualized rate of approximately 7.0% on the Fund’s per-share net asset value on the date of a distribution’s declaration. The Fund seeks investment results that correlate generally, before fees and expenses, to the price and yield performance of the Nasdaq 7HANDL™ Index. All or a portion of a distribution may consist of a return of capital from the original investment and the distribution rate may be modified at any time.

Strategy Shares was acquired by Rational Capital in January 2016 from Huntington Bank. Since the acquisition, Strategy Shares launched the HNDL ETF and the HECO and HUSE ETFs implemented new strategies.

For more information on Strategy Share and its offerings of ETFs, please visit: www.StrategySharesETFs.com.

About Strategy Shares

Strategy Shares is a family of exchange traded funds (ETFs) focused on bringing unique strategies to the ETF marketplace. Currently, Strategy Shares offers three actively managed ETFs: the Ecological Strategy ETF (HECO), the US Market Rotation Strategy ETF (HUSE) and the Strategy Shares Nasdaq 7HANDL™ Index ETF (HNDL). For more information on Strategy Shares and its fund offerings, please visit: www.StrategySharesETFs.com.

Important Information and Risks

Investors should carefully consider the investment objectives, risks, charges and expenses of the ETFs. This and other important information about the Funds are contained in the full or summary prospectus, which can be obtained by calling (855) HSS-ETFS (855-477-3837) or at . Please read the prospectus carefully before you invest. The Strategy Shares are distributed by Foreside Fund Services, LLC, which is not affiliated with Rational Advisors, Inc., or any of its affiliates.

Investing involves risk, including loss of principal. There is no guarantee that this, or any investment strategy, will succeed. Shares of these ETFs are bought and sold at market price (not NAV) and are not individually redeemed from the ETF. There can be no assurance that an active trading market for the Fund’s shares will develop or be maintained.

HECO: There are risks involved with investing, including possible loss of principal. The ETF may trade securities actively, which could increase its transaction costs (thereby lowering its performance) and could increase the amount of taxes you owe by generating short-term gains, which may be taxed at a higher rate. The ETF’s ecological investment criteria limit the types of investments the ETF may make. This could cause the ETF to underperform other funds that do not have an ecological focus. In addition to the normal risks associated with investing, international investments may involve risk of capital loss from unfavorable fluctuation in currency values, from differences in generally accepted accounting principles or from social, economic or political instability in other nations. If the ETF invests more than 25% of its net assets in a particular asset class, or securities of issuers within a particular business sector, it is subject to increased risk. The Fund may take temporary defensive positions, which are inconsistent with the Fund’s principal investment strategies, in attempting to respond to adverse market, economic, political, or other conditions. The Fund may use leverage which increases the potential for risk.

Shares are bought and sold at market price (not NAV) and are not individually redeemed from the ETF. Brokerage commissions will reduce returns.

HUSE: There are risks involved with investing, including possible loss of principal. The ETF may trade securities actively, which could increase its transaction costs (thereby lowering its performance) and could increase the amount of taxes you owe by generating short-term gains, which may be taxed at a higher rate. If the ETF invests more than 25% of its net assets in a particular asset class, or securities of issuers within a particular business sector, it is subject to increased risk. Investments in smaller companies typically exhibit higher volatility. The Fund may take temporary defensive positions, which are inconsistent with the Fund’s principal investment strategies, in attempting to respond to adverse market, economic, political, or other conditions. The Fund may use leverage which increases the potential for risk.

Shares are bought and sold at market price (not NAV) and are not individually redeemed from the ETF. Brokerage commissions will reduce returns.

HNDL: Investment in a fund of funds is subject to the risks and expenses of the underlying funds. Diversification and asset allocation may not protect against market risk or loss of principal. Certain sectors and markets perform exceptionally well based on current market conditions and the Nasdaq 7HANDL ETF can benefit from that performance. Achieving such exceptional returns involves the risk of volatility and investors should not expect that such results will be repeated. The use of leverage can amplify the effects of market volatility on the fund’s share price and make the fund’s returns more volatile. The use of leverage may cause the fund to liquidate portfolio positions when it would not be advantageous to do so in order to satisfy its obligations. The use of leverage may also cause the fund to have higher expenses than those of funds that do not use such techniques.

HANDLS™ and HANDL™ are trademarks of Bryant Avenue Ventures LLC and have been licensed for use by Rational Advisors, Inc. Shareholders should not assume that the source of a distribution from the Fund is net profit. Shareholders should note that return of capital will reduce the tax basis of their shares and potentially increase the taxable gain, if any, upon disposition of their shares.

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CONTACT: Strategy Shares

David Miller, 734-945-0763

Portfolio Manager

info@strategysharesetfs.com

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