Prospectus

April 29, 2022

Sprott Gold Miners ETF (NYSE Arca: SGDM)

Sprott Junior Gold Miners ETF (NYSE Arca: SGDJ)

The Securities and Exchange Commission has not approved or disapproved these securities or passed upon the adequacy of this Prospectus. Any representation to the contrary is a criminal offense.

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Summary Information — Sprott Gold Miners ETF

Investment Objective

The Sprott Gold Miners ETF (the “Fund”) seeks investment results that correspond (before fees and expenses) to the performance of its underlying index, the Solactive Gold Miners Custom Factors Total Return Index (ticker symbol SOLGMCFT) (the “Underlying Gold Miners Index”).

Fund Fees and Expenses

The table below describes the fees and expenses that you pay if you buy, hold and sell shares of the Fund (“Shares”). You may pay other fees, such as brokerage commissions and other fees to financial intermediaries, which are not reflected in the table and example below.

Shareholder Fees (fees paid directly from your investment)

None

Annual Fund Operating Expenses (expenses that you pay each year as a percentage of the value of your investment)

     

Management Fee

0.35%

Other Expenses

0.14%

Total Annual Fund Operating Expenses

0.49%

Fee Waiver/Expense Reimbursement1

0.01%

Total Annual Fund Operating Expenses After Fee Waiver/
Expense Reimbursements

0.50%

Example

This example is intended to help you compare the cost of investing in the Fund with the cost of investing in other funds. This example does not take into account brokerage commissions that you pay when purchasing or selling shares.

The example assumes that you invest $10,000 in the Fund for the time periods indicated and then sell all of your shares at the end of those periods. The example also assumes that your investment has a 5% annual return and that the Fund’s operating expenses remain the same. The expense example assumes that the Expense Limit will be terminated after one year

1 Year

3 Years

5 Years

10 Years 

Although your actual costs may be higher or lower, based on these assumptions your costs would be:

$51

$158

$275

$617

  

1 Sprott Asset Management LP (the “Adviser”), the investment adviser to the Fund, has contractually agreed to waive the management fee, and/or reimburse expenses so that Total Annual Fund Operating Expenses After Fee Waiver/Expense Reimbursements (not including distribution (12b-1) fees, shareholder service fees, acquired fund fees and expenses, taxes, brokerage commissions and extraordinary expenses) do not exceed a maximum of 0.50% of the share’s average daily net assets through April 30, 2023. The Adviser will be permitted to recover expenses it has borne through the agreement described above to the extent that the Fund’s expenses in later periods fall below the annual rates set forth in the expense agreement. The Fund’s fee waiver/expense reimbursement arrangements with the Adviser permit the Adviser to recapture only if any such recapture payments do not cause the Fund’s expense ratio (after recapture) to exceed the lesser of (i) the expense cap in effect at the time of the waiver and (ii) the expense cap in effect at the time of the recapture. The Fund will not be obligated to pay any such deferred fees and expenses more than three years after the particular date in which the fees and expenses was deferred. This expense agreement may only be terminated during the period by the Board of Trustees of Sprott Funds Trust (the “Trust”).

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Portfolio Turnover

The Fund pays transaction costs, such as commissions, when it purchases and sells securities (or “turns over” its portfolio). A higher portfolio turnover rate may result in higher transaction costs and higher taxes when shares are held in a taxable account. These costs may affect the Fund’s performance. These costs, which are not reflected in annual fund operating expenses or in the Example, may affect the Fund’s performance. For the fiscal year ended December 31, 2021, the Fund’s portfolio turnover rate was 66% of the average value of its portfolio.

Principal Investment Strategies of the Fund

The Fund employs a “passive management” — or indexing — investment approach designed to track the performance of the Underlying Gold Miners Index. The Underlying Gold Miners Index aims to track the performance of gold companies located in the U.S. and Canada whose common stocks or American Depositary Receipts (“ADRs”) are traded on the Toronto Stock Exchange, the New York Stock Exchange and NASDAQ. The Underlying Gold Miners Index is compiled by Solactive AG (the “Index Provider”). In order to be included in the Underlying Gold Miners Index, companies must be an index component of the Solactive Equal Weights Global Gold Index. The Solactive Equal Weight Global Gold Index includes all companies classified under any of the following FactSet Revere Business Industry Classification System (“RBICS”) industries: Americas Gold Mining, Asia/Pacific Gold Mining and Other Gold Mining that are listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange, the New York Stock Exchange and NASDAQ in the form on common stocks or American Depositary Receipts (“ADRs”). On selection days, existing index members of the Solactive Equal Weight Global Gold Index must have free float market capitalization of USD $375 million. New index members need to have a free float market capitalization of USD $750 million. Furthermore, new index members must have a minimum Average Daily Traded Value of at least USD $2 million, while existing index members must have a minimum Average Traded Value of at least USD $1 million over the past 1-month and 6-month periods. The Underlying Gold Miners Index employs a modified market capitalization weighted methodology such that each constituent comprises no more than 18% of the weight of the Underlying Gold Miners Index as of each rebalance, no more than 50% of the weight of Underlying Gold Miners Index may consist of constituents comprising greater than 4.5% of the weight of the Underlying Gold Miners Index. A company in the Underlying Gold Miners Index will be classified as a gold mining company if it earns over 50% of its revenue from the mining of gold.

The Underlying Gold Miners Index is reconstituted and rebalanced quarterly five business days after the close of the third Thursday of February, May, August and November. Under normal circumstances, at least 80% of the Fund’s assets (net assets plus borrowings for investment purposes) will consist of securities issued by gold mining companies, and at least 80% of the Underlying Gold Miners Index will consist of such companies.

The Fund will normally invest at least 90% of its net assets in securities that comprise the Underlying Gold Miners Index.

The Fund may engage in securities lending.

Principal Risks of Investing in the Fund

There is no assurance that the Fund will meet its investment objective. The value of your investment in the Fund, as well as the amount of return you receive on your investment in the Fund, may fluctuate significantly. You may lose part or all of your investment in the Fund or your investment may not perform as well as other similar investments. Therefore, you should consider carefully the following risks before investing in the Fund. An investment in the Fund is not a bank deposit and is not insured or guaranteed by the FDIC or any government agency.

Investors in the Fund should be willing to accept a high degree of volatility in the price of the Fund’s shares and the possibility of significant losses. An investment in the Fund involves a substantial degree of risk. Therefore, you should consider carefully the following risks before investing in the Fund.

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Gold and Silver Mining Industry Risk. The Fund is sensitive to changes in, and its performance will depend to a greater extent on, the overall condition of the gold and silver mining industry. In times of stable economic growth, traditional equity and debt investments could offer greater appreciation potential and the value of gold, silver and other precious metals may be adversely affected, which could in turn affect the Fund’s returns. The gold and precious metals industry can be significantly affected by competitive pressures, central bank operations, events relating to international political developments, the success of exploration projects, commodity prices, adverse environmental developments and tax and government regulations.

Relationship to Gold and Silver Risk. The Underlying Gold Miners Index measures the performance of equity securities of companies engaged in gold and silver mining and related services in the precious metals sector. The Underlying Gold Miners Index does not measure the performance of direct investment in gold and silver and, therefore, may not move in the same direction and to the same extent as the spot prices of gold and silver.

Market Risk and Selection Risk. Market risk is the risk that one or more markets in which the Fund invests will go down in value, including the possibility that the markets will go down sharply and unpredictably. The value of a security or other asset may decline due to changes in general market conditions, economic trends or events that are not specifically related to the issuer of the security or other asset, or factors that affect a particular issuer or issuers, exchange, country, group of countries, region, market, industry, group of industries, sector or asset class. Local, regional or global events such as war, acts of terrorism, the spread of infectious illness or other public health issue , e.g., COVID-19, recessions, or other events could have a significant impact on the Fund and its investments. Selection risk is the risk that the securities selected by Fund management will underperform the markets, the relevant indices or the securities selected by other funds with similar investment objectives and investment strategies. This means you may lose money.

Authorized Participant Concentration Risk. Only an Authorized Participant (as defined in the Creations and Redemptions section of the Fund’s prospectus) may engage in creation or redemption transactions directly with the Fund. The Fund has a limited number of institutions that act as Authorized Participants. To the extent that these institutions exit the business or are unable to proceed with creation and/or redemption orders with respect to the Fund and no other Authorized Participant is able to step forward to create or redeem Creation Units, Fund shares may trade at a discount to net asset value per share (“NAV”) and possibly face trading halts and/or delisting.

Concentration Risk. The Fund seeks to track the Underlying Gold Miners Index, which itself is currently concentrated in the gold and silver mining industry. Underperformance or increased risk in such concentrated areas may result in underperformance or increased risk in the Fund.

Currency Risk. The Funds may invest its assets in securities denominated in non-U.S. currencies. Changes in currency exchange rates and the relative value of non-U.S. currencies will affect the value of a Fund’s investment and the value of the Shares. Because a Fund’s NAV is determined in U.S. dollars, a Fund’s NAV could decline if the currency of the non-U.S. market in which a Fund invests depreciates against the U.S. dollar, even if the value of a Fund’s holdings, measured in the foreign currency, increases. Currency exchange rates can be very volatile and can change quickly and unpredictably. As a result, the value of an investment in a Fund may change quickly and without warning and you may lose money.

Cybersecurity and Disaster Recovery Risks. Information and technology systems relied upon by the Fund, the Adviser, the Fund’s other service providers (including, but not limited to, the Fund Accountant, Custodian, Transfer Agent, Administrator, Distributor and index providers), market makers, Authorized Participants, financial intermediaries and/or the issuers of securities in which the Fund invests may be vulnerable to damage or interruption from computer viruses, network failures, computer and telecommunication failures, infiltration by unauthorized persons, security breaches, usage errors, power outages and catastrophic events such as fires, tornadoes, floods, hurricanes and earthquakes. Although the Adviser and the Fund’s other service providers have implemented measures to manage risks relating to these types of events, if these systems are compromised, become inoperable for extended periods of time or cease to function properly, significant investment may be required to fix or replace them. The failure of these systems and/or of disaster recovery plans could cause significant interruptions in the operations of the Fund, the Adviser, ALPS Advisors, Inc., the Fund’s sub-adviser (the “Sub-Adviser”), the Fund’s other service providers, market makers, Authorized Participants, financial intermediaries and/or issuers of securities in

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which the Fund invests and may result in a failure to maintain the security, confidentiality or privacy of sensitive data, impact the Fund’s ability to calculate its net asset value or impede trading.

Depositary Receipt Risk. The Fund may invest in depositary receipts which involve similar risks to those associated with investments in foreign securities. Investments in depositary receipts may be less liquid than the underlying shares in their primary trading market and, if not included in the Underlying Gold Miners Index, may negatively affect the Fund’s ability to replicate the performance of the Underlying Gold Miners Index.

Fluctuation of Net Asset Value Risk. The NAV of the Fund’s shares will generally fluctuate with changes in the market value of the Fund’s holdings. The market prices of the shares will generally fluctuate in accordance with changes in NAV as well as the relative supply of and demand for shares on NYSE Arca, Inc. (the “NYSE Arca”). The Adviser cannot predict whether the shares will trade below, at or above their NAV. The Fund’s market price may deviate from the value of its underlying portfolio holdings, particularly in times of market stress, with the result that investors may pay significantly more or receive significantly less than the underlying value of the Fund shares bought or sold. This can be reflected as a spread between the bid and ask prices for the Fund quoted during the day or a premium or discount in the closing price from the Fund’s NAV. In addition, transactions by large shareholders may account for a large percentage of the trading volume on the NYSE Arca and may, therefore, have a material effect on the market price of the Fund’s shares.

Foreign Investment Risk. The Fund’s investments in non-U.S. issuers, although limited to ADRs, may involve unique risks compared to investing in securities of U.S. issuers. Adverse political, economic or social developments could undermine the value of the Fund’s investments or prevent the Fund from realizing the full value of its investments. Countries with emerging markets may present heightened risks of nationalization of businesses, restrictions on foreign ownership and prohibitions on the repatriation of assets. The economies of emerging markets countries also may be based on only a few industries, making them more vulnerable to changes in local or global trade conditions and more sensitive to debt burdens, inflation rates or adverse news and events. Where all or a portion of the Fund’s underlying securities trade in a market that is closed when the market in which the Fund’s shares are listed and trading in that market is open, there may be changes between the last quote from its closed foreign market and the value of such security during the Fund’s domestic trading day. In addition, please note that this in turn could lead to differences between the market price of the Funds’ shares and the underlying value of those shares.

Investments in Canadian issuers may subject the Fund to economic risk specific to Canada. Among other things, the Canadian economy is heavily dependent on relationships with certain key trading partners, including the United States and China. The Canadian economy is sensitive to fluctuations in certain commodity markets.

Geographic Concentration Risk. To the extent the Underlying Gold Miners Index and the Fund are significantly comprised of securities of issuers from a single country, the Fund would be more likely to be impacted by events or conditions affecting that country.

Index Management Risk. The Fund is not “actively” managed. Therefore, it would not necessarily sell a security because the security’s issuer was in financial trouble unless that security is removed from the Underlying Gold Miners Index. Additionally, the Fund rebalances its portfolio in accordance with its Underlying Gold Miners Index, and, therefore, any changes to the Underlying Index’s rebalance schedule will result in corresponding changes to the Fund’s rebalance schedule rebalance schedule.

Investment Risk. An investment in the Fund is subject to investment risk including the possible loss of the entire principal amount that you invest.

Issuer-Specific Risk. The value of an individual security or particular type of security can be more volatile than the market as a whole and can perform differently from the value of the market as a whole.

 

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Liquidity Risk. It may be more difficult for the Fund to buy and sell significant amounts of some securities without an unfavorable impact on prevailing market prices. As a result, these securities may be difficult to dispose of at a fair price at the times when the Sub-Adviser believes it is desirable to do so.

Non-Correlation Risk. The Fund’s return may not match the return of Underlying Gold Miners Index for a number of reasons, including operating expenses incurred by the Fund not applicable to the Underlying Gold Miners Index, costs in buying and selling securities, asset valuation differences and differences between the Fund’s portfolio and the Underlying Gold Miners Index resulting from legal restrictions, cash flows or operational inefficiencies. An active trading market for shares of the Fund may not develop or be maintained. Please also note that in times of market stress, market makers or authorized participants may step away from their respective roles in making a market in shares of the Fund and in executing purchase or redemption orders, and that this could in turn lead to variances between the market price of the Fund’s shares and the underlying value of those shares.

Non-Diversified Fund Risk. The Fund is considered non-diversified and can invest a greater portion of assets in securities of individual issuers than a diversified fund. As a result, changes in the market value of a single investment could cause greater fluctuations in share price than would occur in a diversified fund.

Portfolio Turnover Risk. The strategy used by the Fund may result in high portfolio turnover. A higher portfolio turnover will result in higher transactional costs and may result in higher taxes when Fund shares are held in a taxable account.

Securities Lending. Although the Fund will receive collateral in connection with all loans of its securities holdings, the Fund would be exposed to a risk of loss should a borrower default on its obligation to return the borrowed securities (e.g., the loaned securities may have appreciated beyond the value of the collateral held by the Fund). In addition, the Fund will bear the risk of loss of any cash collateral that it invests.

Small- and Mid-Capitalization Company Risk. Smaller and mid-size companies often have a more limited track record, narrower markets, less liquidity, more limited managerial and financial resources and a less diversified product offering than larger, more established companies. As a result, their performance can be more volatile, which may increase the volatility of the Fund’s portfolio.

Performance

The following information provides some indication of the risks of investing in the Fund by showing how the Fund’s performance has varied over time.

On July 19, 2019, the Sprott Gold Miners ETF (the “Gold Predecessor Fund”), a series of ALPS ETF Trust, was reorganized into the Fund, a series of Sprott Funds Trust. The Fund is a continuation of the Gold Predecessor Fund and, therefore, the performance information shown prior to July 22, 2019 presents the performance of the Gold Predecessor Fund. The following bar chart and table provide an indication of the risks of investing in the Fund by showing changes in the Fund’s performance from year to year and by showing how the Fund’s average annual returns for certain time periods compare with the average annual returns of the target index and of other benchmarks of market performance. The Fund’s past performance (before and after taxes) is not necessarily an indication of how the Fund will perform in the future. Total return figures assume reinvestment of dividends and include the effect of the Fund’s recurring expenses. Shareholder reports containing financial and performance information will be distributed to shareholders semi-annually. Updated performance information will be available at no cost by visiting www.sprottetfs.com or by calling (888) 622-1813.

 

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Annual Total Returns (calendar year ended 12/31)

Highest Quarterly Return

57.93%

(June 30, 2020)

Lowest Quarterly Return

-22.03%

(December 31, 2016)

The after-tax returns presented in the table below are calculated using highest historical individual federal marginal income tax rates and do not reflect the impact of state and local taxes. Your actual after-tax returns will depend on your specific tax situation and may differ from those shown below. After-tax returns are not relevant to investors who hold shares of the Fund through tax-deferred arrangements, such as 401(k) plans or individual retirement accounts.

Average Annual Total Returns

For periods ended December 31, 2021

 

1 Year

5 Year

Since Inception
(July 14, 2014)

Return Before Taxes

-9.33%

8.40%

1.82%

Return After Taxes on Distributions

-9.63

8.28

1.69

Return After Taxes on Distributions and Sale of Fund Shares

-5.33

6.65

1.40

Solactive Gold Miners Custom Factors Total Return Index*
(reflects no deduction for fees, expenses or taxes)

-9.19%

9.26%^

2.61%^

S&P 500 Index* (reflects no deduction for fees, expenses or taxes)

28.71

18.47

14.71

* Index performance shown in the table is the total return, which assumes reinvestment of any dividends and distributions during the time periods shown.
^ From the Gold Fund’s inception to July 19, 2019, the Gold Fund’s objective was to track the Sprott Zacks Gold Miners Total Return Index (“predecessor index”) and since that date the Gold Fund has been seeking to track the Solactive Gold Miners Custom Factors Total Return Index. The index performance presented reflects the performance of the predecessor index through July 19, 2019 and thereafter reflects the performance of the Solactive Gold Miners Custom Factors Total Return Index.

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Management

Adviser

Sprott Asset Management LP is the investment adviser to the Fund.

Sub-Adviser

ALPS Advisors, Inc. is the sub-adviser to the Fund.

Portfolio Managers

Ryan Mischker, Vice President, Portfolio Management & Research, and Andrew Hicks, Vice President of Index Management of ALPS Advisors, Inc., are responsible for the day to day management of the Fund. Mr. Mischker and Mr. Hicks have each served in such capacity since the Fund’s inception in July 2019 and previously with the Gold Predecessor Fund since March 2015 and March 2016, respectively.

Purchase and Sale of Fund Shares  

The Fund issues and redeems shares at NAV only in a large specified number of shares each called a “Creation Unit,” or multiples thereof, and only with “authorized participants” that have entered into contractual arrangements with ALPS Distributors, Inc., the Fund’s distributor (“Distributor”). A Creation Unit consists of 50,000 shares. Creation Unit transactions are typically conducted in exchange for the deposit or delivery of in-kind securities in the Fund’s portfolio and/or cash.

Individual shares of the Fund may only be purchased and sold on NYSE Arca through brokers. Shares of the Fund are listed on NYSE Arca and because shares will trade at market prices rather than NAV, shares of the Fund may trade at a price greater than or less than NAV. An investor may incur costs attributable to the difference between the highest price a buyer is willing to pay to purchase shares of the Fund (bid) and the lowest price a seller is willing to accept for shares of the Fund (ask) when buying or selling shares in the secondary market (the “bid-ask spread”).

Information regarding the Fund’s NAV, market price, premiums and discounts, and bid-ask spreads can be viewed on the Fund’s website at www.sprottetfs.com.

Tax Information  

Fund distributions are generally taxable as ordinary income, qualified dividend income, or capital gains (or a combination), unless your investment is in an individual retirement account (“IRA”) or other tax-advantaged account. Distributions on investments made through tax-deferred arrangements may be taxed later upon withdrawal of assets from those accounts.

Payments to Broker-Dealer and Other Financial Intermediaries  

If you purchase shares through a broker-dealer or other financial intermediary, the Adviser or other related companies may pay the intermediary for the sale of shares or related services. These payments may create a conflict of interest by influencing the broker-dealer or other intermediary and your salesperson to recommend the Fund over another investment. Ask your salesperson or visit your financial intermediary’s website for more information.

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Summary Information — Sprott Junior Gold Miners ETF

Investment Objective  

The Sprott Junior Gold Miners ETF (the “Fund”) seeks investment results that correspond (before fees and expenses) to the performance of its underlying index, the Solactive Junior Gold Miners Custom Factor Index (ticker symbol SOLJGMFT) (the “Underlying Junior Gold Miners Index”).

Fund Fees and Expenses  

The table below describes the fees and expenses that you pay if you buy, hold and sell shares of the Fund (“Shares”). You may pay other fees, such as brokerage commissions and other fees to financial intermediaries, which are not reflected in the table and example below. 

Shareholder Fees (fees paid directly from your investment)

None

Annual Fund Operating Expenses (expenses that you pay each year as a percentage of the value of your investment)

     

Management Fee

0.35%

Other Expenses

0.26%

Total Annual Fund Operating Expenses

0.61%

Fee Waiver/Expense Reimbursement1

-0.11%

Total Annual Fund Operating Expenses After Fee Waiver/
Expense Reimbursements

0.50%

Example

This example is intended to help you compare the cost of investing in the Fund with the cost of investing in other funds. This example does not take into account brokerage commissions that you pay when purchasing or selling shares.

The example assumes that you invest $10,000 in the Fund for the time periods indicated and then sell all of your shares at the end of those periods. The example also assumes that your investment has a 5% annual return and that the Fund’s operating expenses remain the same. The example assumes that the Expense Limit will be terminated after one year

1 Year

3 Years

5 Years

10 Years 

Although your actual costs may be higher or lower, based on these assumptions your costs would be:

$51

$184

$329

$751

  

1 Sprott Asset Management LP (the “Adviser”), the investment adviser to the Fund, has contractually agreed to waive the management fee, and/or reimburse expenses so that Total Annual Fund Operating Expenses After Fee Waiver/Expense Reimbursements (not including distribution (12b-1) fees, shareholder service fees, acquired fund fees and expenses, taxes, brokerage commissions and extraordinary expenses) do not exceed a maximum of 0.50% of the share’s average daily net assets through April 30, 2023. The Adviser will be permitted to recover expenses it has borne through the agreement described above to the extent that the Fund’s expenses in later periods fall below the annual rates set forth in the expense agreement. The Fund’s fee waiver/expense reimbursement arrangements with the Adviser permit the Adviser to recapture only if any such recapture payments do not cause the Fund’s expense ratio (after recapture) to exceed the lesser of (i) the expense cap in effect at the time of the waiver and (ii) the expense cap in effect at the time of the recapture. The Fund will not be obligated to pay any such deferred fees and expenses more than three years after the particular date in which the fees and expenses was deferred. This expense agreement may only be terminated during the period by the Board of Trustees of Sprott Funds Trust (the “Trust”).

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Portfolio Turnover  

The Fund pays transaction costs, such as commissions, when it purchases and sells securities (or “turns over” its portfolio). A higher portfolio turnover rate may result in higher transaction costs and higher taxes when shares are held in a taxable account. These costs may affect the Fund’s performance. These costs, which are not reflected in annual fund operating expenses or in the Example, may affect the Fund’s performance. For the fiscal year ended December 31, 2021, the Fund’s portfolio turnover rate was 66% of the average value of its portfolio.

Principal Investment Strategies of the Fund

The Fund employs a “passive management” — or indexing — investment approach designed to track the performance of the Underlying Junior Gold Miners Index. The Underlying Junior Gold Miners Index aims to track the performance of “junior” gold companies primarily located in the U.S., Canada and Australia whose common stock, American Depositary Receipts (“ADRs”) or Global Depositary Receipts (“GDRs”) are traded on a regulated stock exchange in the form of shares tradeable for foreign investors without any restrictions. Junior companies include early stage mining companies that are in the exploration stage only or that hold properties that might not ultimately produce gold. Most of these companies are in the development and exploration phase and are on the lookout for land with a higher chance for uncovering large mineral deposits. The Underlying Junior Gold Miners Index is compiled by Solactive AG (the “Index Provider”).

In order to be included in the Underlying Junior Gold Miners Index, companies must be an index component of the Solactive Global Gold Explorers & Developers Total Return Index. The Solactive Global Gold Explorers & Developers Total Return Index includes companies defined/identified as a gold explorer or gold producer. A quarterly revenue growth factor is only applied to the producers while a price momentum factor is only applied to explorers and developers. Companies mainly active in the streaming and royalty business are excluded from that definition. On selection days existing index members of the Solactive Global Gold Explorers & Developers Total Return Index must have free float market capitalization of USD $100 million. New index members need to have a free float market capitalization of USD $200 million. Furthermore, new index members must have a minimum Average Daily Traded Value of at least USD $500,000, while existing index members must have a minimum Average Daily Traded Value of at least USD $250,000, over the past 3-months. In the Underlying Junior Gold Miners Index, companies that have a free float market capitalization of greater than USD $2 billion are excluded.

The Underlying Junior Gold Miners Index employs a modified market capitalization weighted methodology such that each constituent comprises no more than 9% of the weight of the Underlying Junior Gold Miners Index as of each rebalance, provided that, as of each rebalance, no more than 50% of the weight of the Underlying Junior Gold Miners Index may consist of constituents comprising greater than 4.5% of the weight of the Underlying Junior Gold Miners Index. A company in the Underlying Junior Gold Miners Index will be classified as a gold mining company if it earns over 50% of its revenue from the mining of gold.

The Underlying Junior Gold Miners Index is reconstituted and rebalanced semi-annually five business days after the close of the third Thursday of May and November. Under normal circumstances, at least 80% of the Fund’s assets (net assets plus borrowings for investment purposes) will consist of securities issued by gold mining companies, and at least 80% of the Underlying Junior Gold Miners Index will consist of such companies.

The Fund will normally invest at least 90% of its net assets in securities that comprise the Underlying Junior Gold Miners Index.

The Fund may engage in securities lending.

Principal Risks of Investing in the Fund  

There is no assurance that the Fund will meet its investment objective. The value of your investment in the Fund, as well as the amount of return you receive on your investment in the Fund, may fluctuate significantly. You may lose part or all of your investment in the Fund or your investment may not perform

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as well as other similar investments. Therefore, you should consider carefully the following risks before investing in the Fund. An investment in the Fund is not a bank deposit and is not insured or guaranteed by the FDIC or any government agency.

Investors in the Fund should be willing to accept a high degree of volatility in the price of the Fund’s shares and the possibility of significant losses. An investment in the Fund involves a substantial degree of risk. Therefore, you should consider carefully the following risks before investing in the Fund.

Gold and Silver Mining Industry Risk. The Fund is sensitive to changes in, and its performance will depend to a greater extent on, the overall condition of the gold and silver mining industry. In times of stable economic growth, traditional equity and debt investments could offer greater appreciation potential and the value of gold, silver and other precious metals may be adversely affected, which could in turn affect the Fund’s returns. The gold and precious metals industry can be significantly affected by competitive pressures, central bank operations, events relating to international political developments, the success of exploration projects, commodity prices, adverse environmental developments and tax and government regulations.

Relationship to Gold and Silver Risk. The Underlying Junior Gold Miners Index measures the performance of equity securities of companies engaged in gold and silver mining and related services in the precious metals sector. The Underlying Junior Gold Miners Index does not measure the performance of direct investment in gold and silver and, therefore, may not move in the same direction and to the same extent as the spot prices of gold and silver.

Market Risk and Selection Risk. Market risk is the risk that one or more markets in which the Fund invests will go down in value, including the possibility that the markets will go down sharply and unpredictably. The value of a security or other asset may decline due to changes in general market conditions, economic trends or events that are not specifically related to the issuer of the security or other asset, or factors that affect a particular issuer or issuers, exchange, country, group of countries, region, market, industry, group of industries, sector or asset class. Local, regional or global events such as war, acts of terrorism, the spread of infectious illness or other public health issue , e.g., COVID-19, recessions, or other events could have a significant impact on the Fund and its investments. Selection risk is the risk that the securities selected by Fund management will underperform the markets, the relevant indices or the securities selected by other funds with similar investment objectives and investment strategies. This means you may lose money.

Authorized Participant Concentration Risk. Only an Authorized Participant (as defined in the Creations and Redemptions section of the Fund’s prospectus) may engage in creation or redemption transactions directly with the Fund. The Fund has a limited number of institutions that act as Authorized Participants. To the extent that these institutions exit the business or are unable to proceed with creation and/or redemption orders with respect to the Fund and no other Authorized Participant is able to step forward to create or redeem Creation Units, Fund shares may trade at a discount to net asset value per share (“NAV”) and possibly face trading halts and/or delisting.

Concentration Risk. The Fund seeks to track the Underlying Junior Gold Miners Index, which itself is currently concentrated in the gold and silver mining industry. Underperformance or increased risk in such concentrated areas may result in underperformance or increased risk in the Fund.

Currency Risk. The Funds may invest its assets in securities denominated in non-U.S. currencies. Changes in currency exchange rates and the relative value of non-U.S. currencies will affect the value of a Fund’s investment and the value of the Shares. Because a Fund’s NAV is determined in U.S. dollars, a Fund’s NAV could decline if the currency of the non-U.S. market in which a Fund invests depreciates against the U.S. dollar, even if the value of a Fund’s holdings, measured in the foreign currency, increases. Currency exchange rates can be very volatile and can change quickly and unpredictably. As a result, the value of an investment in a Fund may change quickly and without warning and you may lose money.

Cybersecurity and Disaster Recovery Risks. Information and technology systems relied upon by the Fund, the Adviser, the Fund’s other service providers (including, but not limited to, the Fund Accountant, Custodian, Transfer Agent, Administrator, Distributor and index providers), market makers, Authorized Participants, financial intermediaries and/or the issuers of securities in which the Fund invests may be vulnerable to damage or interruption from computer viruses, network failures,

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computer and telecommunication failures, infiltration by unauthorized persons, security breaches, usage errors, power outages and catastrophic events such as fires, tornadoes, floods, hurricanes and earthquakes. Although the Adviser and the Fund’s other service providers have implemented measures to manage risks relating to these types of events, if these systems are compromised, become inoperable for extended periods of time or cease to function properly, significant investment may be required to fix or replace them. The failure of these systems and/or of disaster recovery plans could cause significant interruptions in the operations of the Fund, the Adviser, ALPS Advisors, Inc., the Fund’s sub-adviser (the “Sub-Adviser”), the Fund’s other service providers, market makers, Authorized Participants, financial intermediaries and/or issuers of securities in which the Fund invests and may result in a failure to maintain the security, confidentiality or privacy of sensitive data, impact the Fund’s ability to calculate its net asset value or impede trading.

Depositary Receipt Risk. The Fund may invest in depositary receipts which involve similar risks to those associated with investments in foreign securities. Investments in depositary receipts may be less liquid than the underlying shares in their primary trading market and, if not included in the Underlying Junior Gold Miners Index, may negatively affect the Fund’s ability to replicate the performance of the Underlying Junior Gold Miners Index.

Fluctuation of Net Asset Value Risk. The NAV of the Fund’s shares will generally fluctuate with changes in the market value of the Fund’s holdings. The market prices of the shares will generally fluctuate in accordance with changes in NAV as well as the relative supply of and demand for shares on NYSE Arca, Inc. (the “NYSE Arca”). The Adviser cannot predict whether the shares will trade below, at or above their NAV. The Fund’s market price may deviate from the value of its underlying portfolio holdings, particularly in times of market stress, with the result that investors may pay significantly more or receive significantly less than the underlying value of the Fund shares bought or sold. this can be reflected as a spread between the bid and ask prices for the Fund quoted during the day or a premium or discount in the closing price from the Fund’s NAV.

Foreign Investment Risk. The Fund’s investments in non-U.S. issuers, although limited to ADRs, may involve unique risks compared to investing in securities of U.S. issuers. Adverse political, economic or social developments could undermine the value of the Fund’s investments or prevent the Fund from realizing the full value of its investments. Countries with emerging markets may present heightened risks of nationalization of businesses, restrictions on foreign ownership and prohibitions on the repatriation of assets. The economies of emerging markets countries also may be based on only a few industries, making them more vulnerable to changes in local or global trade conditions and more sensitive to debt burdens, inflation rates or adverse news and events.

Where all or a portion of the Fund’s underlying securities trade in a market that is closed when the market in which the Fund’s shares are listed and trading in that market is open, there may be changes between the last quote from its closed foreign market and the value of such security during the Fund’s domestic trading day. In addition, please note that this in turn could lead to differences between the market price of the Fund’s shares and the underlying value of those shares.

Investments in Australian issuers may subject the Fund to regulatory, political, currency, security, and economic risk specific to Australia. The Australian economy is heavily dependent on exports from the energy, agricultural and mining sectors. This makes the Australian economy susceptible to fluctuations in the commodity markets. Australia is also dependent on trading with key trading partners.

Investments in Canadian issuers may subject the Fund to economic risk specific to Canada. Among other things, the Canadian economy is heavily dependent on relationships with certain key trading partners, including the United States and China. The Canadian economy is sensitive to fluctuations in certain commodity markets.

Geographic Concentration Risk. To the extent the Underlying Junior Gold Miners Index and the Fund are significantly comprised of securities of issuers from a single country, the Fund would be more likely to be impacted by events or conditions affecting that country.

Index Management Risk. The Fund is not “actively” managed. Therefore, it would not necessarily sell a security because the security’s issuer was in financial trouble unless that security is removed from the Underlying Junior Gold Miners Index.

 

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Additionally, the Fund rebalances its portfolio in accordance with its Underlying Index, and, therefore, any changes to the Underlying Index’s rebalance schedule will result in corresponding changes to the Fund’s rebalance schedule.

Investment Risk. An investment in the Fund is subject to investment risk including the possible loss of the entire principal amount that you invest.

Issuer-Specific Risk. The value of an individual security or particular type of security can be more volatile than the market as a whole and can perform differently from the value of the market as a whole.

Liquidity Risk. It may be more difficult for the Fund to buy and sell significant amounts of some securities without an unfavorable impact on prevailing market prices. As a result, these securities may be difficult to dispose of at a fair price at the times when the Sub-Adviser believes it is desirable to do so.

Micro-Capitalization Company Risk. Micro-cap stocks involve substantially greater risks of loss and price fluctuations because their earnings and revenues tend to be less predictable (and some companies may be experiencing significant losses), and their share prices tend to be more volatile. The shares of micro-cap companies tend to trade less frequently than those of larger, more established companies, which can adversely affect the pricing of these securities and the future ability to sell these securities.

Non-Correlation Risk. The Fund’s return may not match the return of the Underlying Junior Gold Miners Index for a number of reasons, including operating expenses incurred by the Fund not applicable to the Underlying Junior Gold Miners Index, costs in buying and selling securities, asset valuation differences and differences between the Fund’s portfolio and the Underlying Junior Gold Miners Index resulting from legal restrictions, cash flows or operational inefficiencies. An active trading market for shares of the Fund may not develop or be maintained. Please also note that in times of market stress, market makers or authorized participants may step away from their respective roles in making a market in shares of the Fund and in executing purchase or redemption orders, and that this could in turn lead to variances between the market price of the Fund’s shares and the underlying value of those shares.

Non-Diversified Fund Risk. The Fund is considered non-diversified and can invest a greater portion of assets in securities of individual issuers than a diversified fund. As a result, changes in the market value of a single investment could cause greater fluctuations in share price than would occur in a diversified fund.

Securities Lending. Although the Fund will receive collateral in connection with all loans of its securities holdings, the Fund would be exposed to a risk of loss should a borrower default on its obligation to return the borrowed securities (e.g., the loaned securities may have appreciated beyond the value of the collateral held by the Fund). In addition, the Fund will bear the risk of loss of any cash collateral that it invests.

Small- and Mid-Capitalization Company Risk. Smaller and mid-size companies often have narrower markets, less liquidity, more limited managerial and financial resources and a less diversified product offering than larger, more established companies. As a result, their performance can be more volatile, which may increase the volatility of the Fund’s portfolio.

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Performance

The following information provides some indication of the risks of investing in the Fund by showing how the Fund’s performance has varied over time.

On July 19, 2019, the Sprott Junior Gold Miners ETF (the “Junior Predecessor Fund”), a series of the ALPS ETF Trust, was reorganized into the Fund, a series of Sprott Funds Trust (the “Reorganization”). The Fund is a continuation of the Junior Predecessor Fund and, therefore, the performance information shown prior to July 22, 2019 presents the performance of the Junior Predecessor Fund. The following bar chart and table provide an indication of the risks of investing in the Fund by showing changes in the Fund’s performance from year to year and by showing how the Fund’s average annual returns for certain time periods compare with the average annual returns of the target index and of other benchmarks of market performance. The Fund’s past performance (before and after taxes) is not necessarily an indication of how the Fund will perform in the future. Total return figures assume reinvestment of dividends and include the effect of the Fund’s recurring expenses. Shareholder reports containing financial and performance information will be distributed to shareholders semi-annually. Updated performance information will be available at no cost by visiting www.sprottetfs.com or by calling (888) 622-1813.

Annual Total Returns (calendar year ended 12/31)

Highest Quarterly Return

66.58%

(June 30, 2020)

Lowest Quarterly Return

-32.58%

(March 31, 2020)

The after-tax returns presented in the table below are calculated using highest historical individual federal marginal income tax rates and do not reflect the impact of state and local taxes. Your actual after-tax returns will depend on your specific tax situation and may differ from those shown below. After-tax returns are not relevant to investors who hold shares of the Fund through tax-deferred arrangements, such as 401(k) plans or individual retirement accounts.

 

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Average Annual Total Returns

For periods ended December 31, 2021

 

1 Year

5 Year

Since Inception
(March 30, 2015)

Return Before Taxes

-15.56

6.16

9.23

Return After Taxes on Distributions

-16.15

5.79

8.79

Return After Taxes on Distributions and Sale of Fund Shares

-9.05

4.70

7.23

Solactive Junior Gold Miners Custom Factors Total Return Index*
(reflects no deduction for fees, expenses or taxes)

15.95%

7.11%^

10.27%^

S&P 500 Index* (reflects no deduction for fees, expenses or taxes)

28.71

18.47

15.20

* Index performance shown in the table is the total return, which assumes reinvestment of any dividends and distributions during the time periods shown.
^ From the Junior Fund’s inception to July 19, 2019, the Junior Fund’s objective was to track the Sprott Zacks Junior Gold Miners Total Return Index (“predecessor index”) and since that date the Junior Fund has been seeking to track the Solactive Junior Gold Miners Custom Factors Total Return Index. The index performance presented reflects the performance of the predecessor index through July 19, 2019 and thereafter reflects the performance of the Solactive Junior Gold Miners Custom Factors Total Return Index.

Management

Adviser

Sprott Asset Management LP is the investment adviser to the Fund.

Sub-Adviser

ALPS Advisors, Inc. is the sub-adviser to the Fund.

Portfolio Managers

Ryan Mischker, Vice President, Portfolio Management & Research, and Andrew Hicks, Vice President of Index Management of ALPS Advisors, Inc., are responsible for the day to day management of the Fund. Mr. Mischker and Mr. Hicks have each served in such capacity since the Fund’s inception in July 2019 and previously with the Junior Predecessor Fund since March 2015 and March 2016, respectively.

Purchase and Sale of Fund Shares  

The Fund issues and redeems shares at NAV only in a large specified number of shares each called a “Creation Unit,” or multiples thereof, and only with “authorized participants” that have entered into contractual arrangements with ALPS Distributors, Inc., the Fund’s distributor (“Distributor”). A Creation Unit consists of 50,000 shares. Creation Unit transactions are typically conducted in exchange for the deposit or delivery of in-kind securities in the Fund’s portfolio and/or cash.

Individual shares of the Fund may only be purchased and sold on NYSE Arca through brokers. Shares of the Fund are listed on NYSE Arca and because shares will trade at market prices rather than NAV, shares of the Fund may trade at a price greater than or less than NAV. An investor may incur costs attributable to the difference between the highest price a buyer is willing to pay to purchase shares of the Fund (bid) and the lowest price a seller is willing to accept for shares of the Fund (ask) when buying or selling shares in the secondary market (the “bid-ask spread”).

Information regarding the Fund’s NAV, market price, premiums and discounts, and bid-ask spreads can be viewed on the Fund’s website at www.sprottetfs.com.

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Tax Information  

Fund distributions are generally taxable as ordinary income, qualified dividend income, or capital gains (or a combination), unless your investment is in an individual retirement account (“IRA”) or other tax-advantaged account. Distributions on investments made through tax-deferred arrangements may be taxed later upon withdrawal of assets from those accounts.

Payments to Broker-Dealer and Other Financial Intermediaries  

If you purchase shares through a broker-dealer or other financial intermediary, the Adviser or other related companies may pay the intermediary for the sale of shares or related services. These payments may create a conflict of interest by influencing the broker-dealer or other intermediary and your salesperson to recommend the Fund over another investment. Ask your salesperson or visit your financial intermediary’s website for more information.

More Information About the Funds  

Additional Information About Investment Strategies  

Sprott Gold Miners ETF  

The Fund’s investment objective is a non-fundamental policy and may be changed by the Board of Trustees (“Board”) of Sprott Funds Trust (formerly known as Sprott ETF Trust) without shareholder approval upon not more than sixty (60) days’ written notice to shareholders.

As a principal investment strategy, the Fund will normally invest at least 90% of its net assets in component securities that comprise the Underlying Gold Miners Index. Under normal circumstances, at least 80% of the Fund’s assets (net assets plus borrowings for investment purposes) will consist of securities issued by gold mining companies, and at least 80% of the Underlying Gold Miners Index will consist of such companies. As a non-principal investment strategy, the Fund may invest its remaining assets in other instruments in seeking performance that corresponds to the Underlying Gold Miners Index, and to manage cash flows. Such instruments may include money market instruments, including repurchase agreements or other funds which invest exclusively in money market instruments, convertible securities, structured notes (notes on which the amount of principal repayment and interest payments are based on the movement of one or more specified factors, such as the movement of a particular stock or stock index), forward foreign currency exchange contracts and in swaps, options and futures contracts. The Adviser anticipates that it may take approximately three business days (i.e., each day the NYSE is open) for additions and deletions to the Underlying Gold Miners Index to be reflected in the portfolio composition of the Fund. A company in the Underlying Gold Miners Index will be classified as a gold mining company if it earns over 50% of its revenue from the mining of gold.

The Fund may borrow money from a bank up to a limit of 10% of the value of its total assets, but only for temporary or emergency purposes.

The Fund may lend its portfolio securities to brokers, dealers and other financial institutions desiring to borrow securities to complete transactions and for other purposes. In connection with such loans, the Fund receives liquid collateral equal to at least 102% of the value of the portfolio securities being lent. This collateral is marked to market on a daily basis, and will be maintained in an amount equal to at least 100% of the value of the portfolio securities being lent.

The Fund operates as an index fund and is not actively managed. The Fund employs a “passive management” — or indexing — investment to seek investment results that correspond generally, before fees and expenses to the performance of the Underlying Gold Miners Index. Because the Fund uses a passive management approach to seek to achieve its investment objective, the Fund does not take temporary defensive positions during periods of adverse market, economic or other conditions.

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The investment objectives and policies described herein constitute non-fundamental policies that may be changed by the Board of Trustees of the Trust without shareholder approval. The fundamental policies of the Fund are set forth in the Statement of Additional Information under “Investment Restrictions.”

Sprott Junior Gold Miners ETF  

The Fund’s investment objective is a non-fundamental policy and may be changed by the Board of Trustees (“Board”) of Sprott Funds Trust without shareholder approval upon not more than sixty (60) days’ written notice to shareholders.

As a principal investment strategy, the Fund will normally invest at least 90% of its net assets in component securities that comprise the Underlying Junior Gold Miners Index. Under normal circumstances, at least 80% of the Fund’s assets (net assets plus borrowings for investment purposes) will consist of securities issued by gold mining companies, and at least 80% of the Underlying Junior Gold Miners Index will consist of such companies. As a non-principal investment strategy, the Fund may invest its remaining assets in other instruments in seeking performance that corresponds to the Underlying Junior Gold Miners Index, and to manage cash flows. Such instruments may include money market instruments, including repurchase agreements or other funds which invest exclusively in money market instruments, convertible securities, structured notes (notes on which the amount of principal repayment and interest payments are based on the movement of one or more specified factors, such as the movement of a particular stock or stock index), forward foreign currency exchange contracts and in swaps, options and futures contracts. The Adviser anticipates that it may take approximately three business days (i.e., each day the NYSE is open) for additions and deletions to the Underlying Junior Gold Miners Index to be reflected in the portfolio composition of the Fund. A company in the Underlying Junior Gold Miners Index will be classified as a gold mining company if it earns over 50% of its revenue from the mining of gold.

The Fund may borrow money from a bank up to a limit of 10% of the value of its total assets, but only for temporary or emergency purposes.

The Fund may lend its portfolio securities to brokers, dealers and other financial institutions desiring to borrow securities to complete transactions and for other purposes. In connection with such loans, the Fund receives liquid collateral equal to at least 102% of the value of the portfolio securities being lent. This collateral is marked to market on a daily basis, and will be maintained in an amount equal to at least 100% of the value of the portfolio securities being lent.

The Fund operates as an index fund and is not actively managed. The Fund employs a “passive management” — or indexing — investment to seek investment results that correspond, before fees and expenses to the performance of the Underlying Junior Gold Miners Index. Because the Fund uses a passive management approach to seek to achieve its investment objective, the Fund does not take temporary defensive positions during periods of adverse market, economic or other conditions.

The investment objectives and policies described herein constitute non-fundamental policies that may be changed by the Board of Trustees of the Trust without shareholder approval. The fundamental policies of the Fund are set forth in the Statement of Additional Information under “Investment Restrictions.”

Additional Information About the Funds’ Principal Risks

The following section provides additional information regarding certain of the principal risks identified under “Principal Risks” in each Fund’s summary. Each of the following risks applies to each Fund unless otherwise noted.

Investors in a Fund should be willing to accept a high degree of volatility in the price of a Fund’s shares and the possibility of significant losses. An investment in a Fund involves a substantial degree of risk. Therefore, you should consider carefully the following risks before investing in a Fund.

Gold and Silver Mining Industry Risk. Because as currently constituted each Fund’s respective Underlying Index is concentrated in the gold and silver mining industry, a Fund will be sensitive to changes in, and its performance will depend to a greater extent on, the overall condition of the gold and silver mining industry. Competitive pressures may have a

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significant effect on the financial condition of such companies in the gold and silver mining industry. Also, gold and silver mining companies are highly dependent on the price of gold and silver bullion. These prices may fluctuate substantially over short periods of time so a Fund’s Share price may be more volatile than other types of investments. In times of significant inflation or great economic uncertainty, gold, silver and other precious metals may outperform traditional investments such as bonds and stocks. However, in times of stable economic growth, traditional equity and debt investments could offer greater appreciation potential and the value of gold, silver and other precious metals may be adversely affected, which could in turn affect a Fund’s returns. The production and sale of precious metals by governments or central banks or other large holders can be affected by various economic, financial, social and political factors, which may be unpredictable and may have a significant impact on the supply and prices of precious metals. Economic and political conditions in those countries that are the largest producers of gold may have a direct effect on the production and marketing of gold and on sales of central bank gold holdings. Some gold and precious metals mining operation companies may hedge their exposure to falls in gold and precious metals prices by selling forward future production, which may result in lower returns during periods when the price of gold and precious metals increases. The gold and precious metals industry can be significantly affected by events relating to international political developments, the success of exploration projects, commodity prices and tax and government regulations. If a natural disaster or other event with a significant economic impact occurs in a region where the companies in which a Fund invests operate, such disaster or event could negatively affect the profitability of such companies and, in turn, a Fund’s investment in them.

(Sprott Junior Gold Miners only) A significant amount of the companies in the Underlying Junior Gold Miners Index may be early stage mining companies that are in the exploration stage only or that hold properties that might not ultimately produce gold or silver. The exploration and development of mineral deposits involve significant financial risks over a significant period of time which even a combination of careful evaluation, experience and knowledge may not eliminate. Few properties which are explored are ultimately developed into producing mines. Major expenditures may be required to establish reserves by drilling and to construct mining and processing facilities at a site. In addition, many early stage miners operate at a loss and are dependent on securing equity and/or debt financing, which might be more difficult to secure for an early stage mining company than for a more established counterpart. This segment of mining companies is especially volatile and thus an investment in the Fund may be more speculative than other investments.

Relationship to Gold and Silver Risk. Each Underlying Index measures the performance of equity securities of companies engaged in gold and silver mining and related services in the precious metals sector. Each Underlying Index does not measure the performance of direct investment in gold and silver and, therefore, may not move in the same direction and to the same extent as the spot prices of gold and silver.

Market Risk and Selection Risk. Market risk is the risk that one or more markets in which a Fund invests will go down in value, including the possibility that the markets will go down sharply and unpredictably. The value of a security or other asset may decline due to changes in general market conditions, economic trends or events that are not specifically related to the issuer of the security or other asset, or factors that affect a particular issuer or issuers, exchange, country, group of countries, region, market, industry, group of industries, sector or asset class. Local, regional or global events such as war, acts of terrorism, the spread of infectious illness or other public health issue , e.g., COVID-19, recessions, or other events could have a significant impact on a Fund and its investments. Selection risk is the risk that the securities selected by Fund management will underperform the markets, the relevant indices or the securities selected by other funds with similar investment objectives and investment strategies. This means you may lose money.

Authorized Participant Concentration Risk. Only an Authorized Participant (as defined in the Creations and Redemptions section of the Funds’ prospectus) may engage in creation or redemption transactions directly with a Fund. Each Fund has a limited number of institutions that act as Authorized Participants. To the extent that these institutions exit the business or are unable to proceed with creation and/or redemption orders with respect to a Fund and no other Authorized Participant is able to step forward to create or redeem Creation Units, Fund shares may trade at a discount to NAV and possibly face trading halts and/or delisting.

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Concentration Risk. Each Fund seeks to track its respective Underlying Index, which itself is currently concentrated in the gold and silver mining industry. Underperformance or increased risk in such concentrated areas may result in underperformance or increased risk in a Fund.

Currency Risk. The Funds may invest its assets in securities denominated in non-U.S. currencies. Changes in currency exchange rates and the relative value of non-U.S. currencies will affect the value of a Fund’s investment and the value of the Shares. Because a Fund’s net asset value NAV is determined in U.S. dollars, a Fund’s NAV could decline if the currency of the non-U.S. market in which a Fund invests depreciates against the U.S. dollar, even if the value of a Fund’s holdings, measured in the foreign currency, increases. Currency exchange rates can be very volatile and can change quickly and unpredictably. As a result, the value of an investment in a Fund may change quickly and without warning and you may lose money.

Cybersecurity and Disaster Recovery Risks. Information and technology systems relied upon by the Funds, the Adviser, the Funds’ other service providers (including, but not limited to, the Fund Accountant, Custodian, Transfer Agent, Administrator, Distributor and index providers), market makers, Authorized Participants, financial intermediaries and/or the issuers of securities in which a Fund invests may be vulnerable to damage or interruption from computer viruses, network failures, computer and telecommunication failures, infiltration by unauthorized persons, security breaches, usage errors, power outages and catastrophic events such as fires, tornadoes, floods, hurricanes and earthquakes. Although the Adviser and the Funds’ other service providers have implemented measures to manage risks relating to these types of events, if these systems are compromised, become inoperable for extended periods of time or cease to function properly, significant investment may be required to fix or replace them. The failure of these systems and/or of disaster recovery plans could cause significant interruptions in the operations of the Funds, the Adviser, the Sub-Adviser the Funds’ other service providers, market makers, Authorized Participants, financial intermediaries and/or issuers of securities in which a Fund invests and may result in a failure to maintain the security, confidentiality or privacy of sensitive data, impact a Fund’s ability to calculate its net asset value or impede trading. Such a failure could also harm the reputation of a Fund, the Adviser, the Funds’ other service providers, market makers, Authorized Participants, financial intermediaries and/or issuers of securities in which a Fund invests, subject such entities and their respective affiliates to legal claims or otherwise affect their business and financial performance.

Depositary Receipt Risk. A Fund may hold the securities of non-U.S. companies in the form of ADRs. ADRs are negotiable certificates issued by a U.S. financial institution that represent a specified number of shares in a foreign stock and trade on a U.S. national securities exchange, such as the NYSE. Sponsored ADRs are issued with the support of the issuer of the foreign stock underlying the ADRs and carry all of the rights of common shares, including voting rights. The underlying issuers of certain depositary receipts, particularly unsponsored or unregistered depositary receipts, are under no obligation to distribute shareholder communications to the holders of such receipts, or to pass through to them any voting rights with respect to the deposited securities. Issuers of unsponsored depositary receipts are not contractually obligated to disclose material information in the U.S. and, therefore, such information may not correlate to the market value of the unsponsored depositary receipt. The underlying securities of the ADRs in a Fund’s portfolio are usually denominated or quoted in currencies other than the U.S. Dollar. As a result, changes in foreign currency exchange rates may affect the value of a Fund’s portfolio. In addition, because the underlying securities of ADRs trade on foreign exchanges at times when the U.S. markets are not open for trading, the value of the securities underlying the ADRs may change materially at times when the U.S. markets are not open for trading, regardless of whether there is an active U.S. market for shares of a Fund.

Fluctuation of Net Asset Value. The NAV of a Fund’s shares will generally fluctuate with changes in the market value of a Fund’s holdings. The market prices of the shares will generally fluctuate in accordance with changes in NAV as well as the relative supply of and demand for shares on the NYSE Arca. The Adviser cannot predict whether the shares will trade below, at or above their NAV. Price differences may be due, in large part, to the fact that supply and demand forces at work in the secondary trading market for the shares will be closely related to, but not identical to, the same forces influencing the prices of the stocks of each Fund’s respective Underlying Index trading individually or in the aggregate at any point in time. In addition, transactions by large shareholders may account for a large percentage of the trading volume on the NYSE Arca and may, therefore, have a material effect on the market price of a Fund’s shares. A Fund’s market price may deviate from the value of its underlying portfolio holdings, particularly in times of market stress, with the result that investors may pay significantly more or receive significantly less than the underlying value of a Fund shares bought or sold. This can be reflected as a spread between the bid and ask prices for the Fund quoted during the day or a premium or discount in the closing price

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from a Fund’s NAV. In addition, transactions by large shareholders may account for a large percentage of the trading volume on the NYSE Arca and may, therefore, have a material effect on the market price of a Fund’s shares.

Foreign Investment Risk. A Fund’s investments in non-U.S. issuers may involve unique risks compared to investing in securities of U.S. issuers, including, among others, greater market volatility than U.S. securities and less complete financial information than for U.S. issuers. In addition, adverse political, economic or social developments could undermine the value of a Fund’s investments or prevent a Fund from realizing the full value of its investments. Financial reporting standards for companies based in foreign markets differ from those in the United States. Finally, the value of the currency of the country in which a Fund has invested could decline relative to the value of the U.S. dollar, which may affect the value of the investment to U.S. investors. A Fund will not enter into transactions to hedge against declines in the value of a Fund’s assets that are denominated in a foreign currency. Where all or a portion of a Fund’s underlying securities trade in a market that is closed when the market in which a Fund’s shares are listed and trading in that market is open, there may be changes between the last quote from its closed foreign market and the value of such security during a Fund’s domestic trading day. In addition, please note that this in turn could lead to differences between the market price of a Funds’ shares and the underlying value of those shares.

Countries with emerging markets may have relatively unstable governments, may present the risks of nationalization of businesses, restrictions on foreign ownership and prohibitions on the repatriation of assets. The economies of emerging markets countries also may be based on only a few industries, making them more vulnerable to changes in local or global trade conditions and more sensitive to debt burdens or inflation rates or adverse news and events.

Investments in Australian issuers may subject the Fund to regulatory, political, currency, security, and economic risk specific to Australia. The Australian economy is heavily dependent on exports from the energy, agricultural and mining sectors. This makes the Australian economy susceptible to fluctuations in the commodity markets. Australia is also dependent on trading with key trading partners.

Investments in Canadian issuers may subject a Fund to economic risk specific to Canada. Among other things, the Canadian economy is heavily dependent on relationships with certain key trading partners, including the United States and China. The Canadian economy is sensitive to fluctuations in certain commodity markets.

Geographic Concentration Risk. To the extent a Fund’s Underlying Index and that Fund are significantly comprised of securities of issuers from a single country, a Fund would be more likely to be impacted by events or conditions affecting that country. For example, political and economic conditions and changes in regulatory, tax or economic policy in a country could significantly affect the market in that country and in surrounding or related countries and have a negative impact on a Fund’s performance.

Index Management Risk. Unlike many investment companies, each Fund is not “actively” managed. Therefore, it would not necessarily sell a security because the security’s issuer was in financial trouble unless that security is removed from a Fund’s respective Underlying Index. Additionally, a Fund rebalances its portfolio in accordance with its Underlying Index, and, therefore, any changes to the Underlying Index’s rebalance schedule will result in corresponding changes to the Fund’s rebalance schedule. Further, unlike with an actively managed fund, the Adviser does not use techniques or defensive strategies designed to lessen the impact of periods of market volatility or market decline. This means that, based on certain market and economic conditions, a Fund’s performance could be lower than other types of mutual funds with investment advisers that actively manage their portfolio assets to take advantage of or defend against market events.

Investment Risk. An investment in a Fund is subject to investment risk including the possible loss of the entire principal amount that you invest.

Issuer-Specific Risk. The value of an individual security or particular type of security can be more volatile than the market as a whole and can perform differently from the value of the market as a whole.

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Liquidity Risk. It may be more difficult for a Fund to buy and sell significant amounts of some securities without an unfavorable impact on prevailing market prices. As a result, these securities may be difficult to dispose of at a fair price at the times when the Adviser believes it is desirable to do so. A Fund’s investment in securities that are less actively traded or over time experience decreased trading volume may restrict its ability to take advantage of other market opportunities or to dispose of securities.

Micro-Capitalization Company Risk. (Sprott Junior Gold Miners only) Micro-cap stocks involve substantially greater risks of loss and price fluctuations because their earnings and revenues tend to be less predictable (and some companies may be experiencing significant losses), and their share prices tend to be more volatile and their markets less liquid than companies with larger market capitalizations. Micro-cap companies may be newly formed or in the early stages of development, with limited product lines, markets or financial resources and may lack management depth. In addition, there may be less public information available about these companies. The shares of micro-cap companies tend to trade less frequently than those of larger, more established companies, which can adversely affect the pricing of these securities and the future ability to sell these securities. Also, it may take a long time before a Fund realizes a gain, if any, on an investment in a micro-cap company.

Non-Correlation Risk. A Fund’s return may not match the return of its Underlying Index for a number of reasons. For example, a Fund incurs a number of operating expenses not applicable to its Underlying Index, and incurs costs in buying and selling securities, especially when rebalancing a Fund’s securities holdings to reflect changes in the composition of its Underlying Index. These transaction costs may be higher for a Fund investing in foreign securities. Transaction costs, including brokerage costs, will decrease a Fund’s NAV to the extent not offset by the transaction fee payable by AP. Market disruptions and regulatory restrictions could have an adverse effect on a Fund’s ability to adjust its exposure to the required levels in order to track its respective Underlying Index. It is also possible that a Fund may not replicate its Underlying Index to the extent it has to adjust its portfolio holdings in order to qualify as a “regulated investment company” under the U.S. Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended. In addition, the performance of a Fund and its Underlying Index may vary due to asset valuation differences and differences between a Fund’s portfolio and its respective Underlying Index resulting from legal restrictions, cash flows or operational inefficiencies.

Due to legal and regulatory rules and limitations (including exchange listing standards), a Fund may not be able to invest in all securities included in its Underlying Index. For tax efficiency purposes, a Fund may sell certain securities to realize losses, causing it to deviate from its Underlying Index.

A Fund may not be fully invested at times, either as a result of cash flows into a Fund or reserves of cash held by a Fund to meet redemptions and expenses. If a Fund utilizes a sampling approach or otherwise does not hold all of the securities in its Underlying Index, its return may not correlate as well with the return on the Underlying Index, as would be the case if it purchased all of the securities in the Underlying Index with the same weightings as the Underlying Index.

An active trading market for shares of the ETF may not develop or be maintained. Please also note that in times of market stress, market makers or authorized participants may step away from their respective roles in making a market in shares of the ETF and in executing purchase or redemption orders, and that this could in turn lead to variances between the market price of the ETF’s shares and the underlying value of those shares. The risk that a Fund may not match the performance of its Underlying Index may be heightened during times of increased market volatility or other unusual market conditions. Errors in the construction or calculation of a Fund’s Underlying Index may occur from time to time. Any such errors may not be identified and corrected by the Index Provider for some period of time, which may have an adverse impact on a Fund and its shareholders. For example, during a period where a Fund’s Underlying Index contains incorrect constituents, a Fund would have market exposure to such constituents and would be underexposed to its Underlying Index’s other constituents. Any gains due to the Index Provider’s or others’ errors will be kept by a Fund and its shareholders and any losses resulting from the Index Provider’s or others’ errors will be borne by a Fund and its shareholders.

To the extent a Fund calculates its NAV based on fair value prices and the value of its Underlying Index is based on securities closing prices on local markets (i.e., the value of the Underlying Gold Miners Index is not based on fair value prices) or a Fund otherwise calculates its NAV based on prices that differ from those used in calculating its Underlying Index, a Fund’s ability to track its Underlying Index may be adversely affected.

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Non-Diversified Fund Risk. Each Fund is considered non-diversified and can invest a greater portion of assets in securities of individual issuers than a diversified fund. As a result, changes in the market value of a single investment could cause greater fluctuations in share price than would occur in a diversified fund.

Portfolio Turnover Risk. (Sprott Gold Miners only) The Fund may trade all or a significant portion of the securities in its portfolio in connection with each rebalance and reconstitution of the Underlying Gold Miners Index. A high portfolio turnover rate may increase transaction costs, including brokerage commissions, on the sale of the securities and on reinvestment in other securities, which may increase the Fund’s expenses. Frequent trading may also cause adverse tax consequences for investors in the Fund due to an increase in short-term capital gains.

Securities Lending. Although a Fund will receive collateral in connection with all loans of its securities holdings, a Fund would be exposed to a risk of loss should a borrower default on its obligation to return the borrowed securities (e.g., the loaned securities may have appreciated beyond the value of the collateral held by a Fund). In addition, each Fund will bear the risk of loss of any cash collateral that it invests.

Small- and Mid-Capitalization Company Risk. Investments in securities of small- and mid-capitalization companies are subject to the risks of common stocks. Investments in smaller companies may involve greater risks because these companies generally have a limited track record. A small capitalization company is defined as a company with a market capitalization between $300 million and $2 billion. A medium capitalization company is defined as a company with a market capitalization between $2 billion and $10 billion. Smaller companies often have narrower markets, less liquidity, more limited managerial and financial resources and a less diversified product offering than larger, more established companies. As a result, their performance can be more volatile, which may increase the volatility of a Fund’s portfolio.

Other Risks  

The following section provides information regarding certain other risks of investing in the Funds.

Costs of Buying or Selling Shares Risk. Investors buying or selling shares in the secondary market will pay brokerage commissions or other charges imposed by brokers as determined by that broker. Brokerage commissions are often a fixed amount and may be a significant proportional cost for investors seeking to buy or sell relatively small amounts of shares. In addition, secondary market investors will also incur the cost of the difference between the price that an investor is willing to pay for shares (the “bid” price) and the price at which an investor is willing to sell shares (the “ask” price). This difference in bid and ask prices is often referred to as the “spread” or “bid/ask spread.” The bid/ask spread varies over time for shares based on trading volume and market liquidity, and is generally lower if a Fund’s shares have more trading volume and market liquidity and higher if a Fund’s shares have little trading volume and market liquidity. Further, increased market volatility may cause increased bid/ask spreads. Due to the costs of buying or selling shares, including bid/ask spreads, frequent trading of shares may significantly reduce investment results and an investment in shares may not be advisable for investors who anticipate regularly making small investments.

Exclusion from the Definition of a Commodity Pool Operator Risk. With respect to each Fund, the Adviser has claimed an exclusion from the definition of “commodity pool operator” (“CPO”) under the Commodity Exchange Act, as amended (“CEA”), and the rules of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (“CFTC”) and, therefore, is not subject to CFTC registration or regulation as a CPO. In addition, the Adviser is relying upon a related exclusion from the definition of “commodity trading advisor” (“CTA”) under the CEA and the rules of the CFTC.

The terms of the CPO exclusion require each Fund, among other things, to adhere to certain limits on its investments in “commodity interests.” Commodity interests include commodity futures, commodity options and swaps. Because the Adviser and each Fund intend to comply with the terms of the CPO exclusion, the Funds may, in the future, need to adjust its investment strategies, consistent with its investment objective(s), to limit its investments in these types of instruments. The Funds are not intended as vehicles for trading in the commodity futures, commodity options or swaps markets. The CFTC has neither reviewed nor approved the Adviser’s reliance on these exclusions, or the Funds, their investment strategies or this Prospectus.

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Operational Risk. Each Fund is exposed to operational risk arising from a number of factors, including but not limited to human error, processing and communication errors, errors of the Funds’ service providers, counterparties or other third-parties, failed or inadequate processes and technology or systems failures. The Funds seek to reduce these operational risks through controls and procedures. However, these measures do not address every possible risk and may be inadequate for those risks that they are intended to address.

Disclosure of Portfolio Holdings  

Each Fund’s portfolio holdings will be disclosed each day on its website at www.SprottETFs.com. A description of each Fund’s policies and procedures with respect to the disclosure of the Funds’ portfolio securities is available in the SAI.

Fund Management  

Adviser  

Sprott Asset Management LP, located at 200 Bay Street, Suite 2600, Toronto, Ontario, Canada M5J2J1, serves as the investment adviser to the Funds. As of December 31, 2021, Sprott and its affiliates had $20.4 billion in assets under management. Subject to the authority of the Trust’s Board of Trustees, the Adviser is responsible for the overall management of the Funds’ business affairs. The Adviser invests the assets of the Funds, either directly or through the use of sub-advisers, according to each Fund’s investment objective, policies and restrictions. The Adviser furnishes at its own expense all of the necessary office facilities, equipment and personnel required for managing the assets of the Funds.

The Adviser is paid a monthly management fee at an annual rate (stated as a percentage of the average daily net assets of each Fund) of 0.35%. The Adviser is required to pay all fees due to the Sub-Adviser (described below) out of the management fee the Adviser receives from the Funds. The Adviser has entered into a contractual arrangement with each Fund to reimburse each Fund’s expenses, and/or waive a portion of the advisory fee, to the extent necessary to cap each Fund’s Total Annual Fund Operating Expenses After Fee Waiver/Expense Reimbursements at 0.50% of average daily net assets of the respective Fund through April 30, 2023. Operating expenses include distribution and/or service (12b-1) fees (if any) but exclude (i) any front-end or contingent deferred loads; (ii) brokerage fees and commissions, (iii) acquired fund fees and expenses; (iv) taxes; and (v) extraordinary expenses, such as litigation expenses (which may include indemnification of Fund officers and Trustees, contractual indemnification of Fund service providers (other than the Adviser)). The Adviser will be permitted to recover expenses it has borne through these agreements to the extent that a Fund’s expenses in later periods fall below the annual rates set forth in the expense agreement. Each Fund’s fee waiver/expense reimbursement arrangement with the Adviser permit the Adviser to recapture only if any such recapture payments do not cause the respective Fund’s expense ratio (after recapture) to exceed the lesser of (i) the expense cap in effect at the time of the waiver and (ii) the expense cap in effect at the time of the recapture. A Fund will not be obligated to pay any such fees and expenses more than three years after the particular date in which the fees and expense was waived or reimbursed.

For the fiscal year ended December 31, 2021, the Sprott Gold Miners ETF paid the Adviser a fee of $843,866 and the Sprott Junior Gold Miners ETF paid the Adviser a fee of $440,068.

A discussion regarding the Board of Trustees’ basis for approving the Advisory Agreement with respect to each Fund is available in the Funds’ semi-annual shareholder report for the period ended June 30, 2021.

Sub-Adviser  

ALPS Advisors, Inc., located at 1290 Broadway, Suite 1000, Denver, Colorado 80203, serves as the sub-adviser to the Funds. As of December 31, 2021, the Sub-Adviser has $17.65 billion in assets under management.

Pursuant to the Sub-Advisory Agreement between the Adviser and the Sub-Adviser with respect to each Fund, the Sub-Adviser is responsible for the recommendation of the purchase, retention and sale of each Fund’s portfolio securities, subject to the supervision of the Adviser and the oversight of the Board.

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Under the Sub-Advisory Agreement with respect to each Fund, the Adviser pays the Sub-Adviser a fee as indicated in the table below:

Average Assets*

Sub-Advisory Fee**

Up to $250 million 

  

0.04%

$250 million-$500 million 

  

0.03%

Above $500 million 

  

0.02%

*Subject to the following annual minimums per fund sub-advised by ALPS for Sprott: (i) first two funds: $40,000 per fund; (ii) additional funds: $30,000 per fund.

**Annual rate stated as a percentage of the average daily net assets of a Fund.

The sub-advisory fee is paid on a monthly basis. The Funds are not responsible for the payment of this sub-advisory fee.

A discussion regarding the Board of Trustees’ basis for approving the Sub-Advisory Agreement with respect to the Funds is available in the Funds’ annual shareholder report for the period ended June 30, 2021.

Each Fund enters into contractual arrangements with various parties, including, among others, the Funds’ investment adviser, that provide services to the Funds. Shareholders are not parties to, or intended (or “third-party”) beneficiaries of those contractual arrangements.

This Prospectus and the Statement of Additional Information (“SAI”) provide information concerning the Funds that you should consider in determining whether to purchase shares of the Funds. Each Fund may make changes to this information from time to time. Neither this Prospectus nor the SAI is intended to give rise to any contract rights or other rights in any shareholder, other than any rights conferred by federal or state securities laws.

Portfolio Managers

The portfolio managers listed below are jointly and primarily responsible for the day-to-day management of each Fund. Please refer to the SAI for additional information about the portfolio managers’ compensation, other accounts managed by the portfolio managers and their ownership of shares of each Fund.

Ryan Mischker, Vice President, Portfolio Management & Research and Andrew Hicks, Vice President, Index Management of ALPS Advisors are the Portfolio Managers of each Fund and are also responsible for the refinement and implementation of the equity portfolio management process.

Mr. Mischker has been Portfolio Manager of each Fund since their inception in July 2019, and was previously the portfolio manager for both the Gold Predecessor Fund and Junior Predecessor Fund from March 2015 to July 2019. Prior to joining ALPS Advisors, Mr. Mischker served as Compliance Manager of ALPS Fund Services, where he was primarily responsible for managing all post-trade monitoring for IRS, SEC and registration statement investment guidelines and restrictions. Mr. Mischker has over 19 years financial services experience and graduated from the University of Northern Colorado with a B.S. in Finance and B.A. in Economics.

Mr. Hicks is a Director of Portfolio Management & Research at ALPS Advisors and has been a Portfolio Manager of the Funds since their inception in July 2019, and was previously the portfolio manager for both the Gold Predecessor Fund and Junior Predecessor Fund from March 2016 to July 2019. He joined the firm as a Portfolio Manager in 2015. Prior to ALPS, Mr. Hicks was a senior equity trader and global research analyst with Virtus Investment Partners and SCM Advisors, an affiliate of Virtus. Mr. Hicks began his career in semiconductor equity research at Citi, and he earned an accounting degree from Miami University (Ohio) while interning each summer on the American Stock Exchange in New York City.

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Information About each Fund’s Underlying Index, the Underlying Index Provider and the Underlying Index Calculation Agent

Sprott Gold Miners ETF

Effective July 22, 2019, the Fund began attempting to track the Solactive Gold Miners Custom Factors Total Return Index as its target index. The Underlying Gold Miners Index was created by Solactive AG to provide a means of generally tracking the performance of gold companies whose common stocks or American Depositary Receipts (“ADRs”) are traded on the Toronto Stock Exchange, the New York Stock Exchange and NASDAQ. As of December 31, 2021, the Underlying Gold Index consisted of [ 34 ] securities. The Underlying Gold Index was created in October, 2018.

Solactive AG is not affiliated with the Trust, the Adviser or ALPS Distributors, Inc., the Fund’s distributor. Solactive AG has entered into a license agreement with the Adviser to use the Underlying Gold Index (the “Sprott License Agreement”). The use of the Underlying Gold Index by the Adviser and the Fund is subject to the terms of the Sprott License Agreement, which impose certain limitations and conditions on the Fund’s ability to use the Underlying Gold Index.

Solactive AG serves as index calculation agent and performs routine daily index calculations and index maintenance (e.g., annual Index reconstitution, quarterly rebalancing, and corporate actions) for the Index.

Sprott Junior Gold Miners ETF

Effective July 22, 2019, the Fund began attempting to track the Solactive Junior Gold Miners Custom Factors Total Return Index as its target index. The Underlying Junior Gold Miners Index was created by Solactive AG to provide a means of generally tracking the performance of “junior” gold companies whose common stock or American Depositary Receipts (“ADRs”) or Global Depositary Receipts (“GDRs”) are traded on a regulated stock exchange in the form of shares tradeable for foreign investors without any restrictions. Junior companies include early stage mining companies that are in the exploration stage only or that hold properties that might not ultimately produce gold. Most of these companies are in the development and exploration phase and are on the lookout for land with a higher chance for uncovering large mineral deposits. As of December 31, 2021, the Underlying Junior Gold Miners Index consisted of [39] securities. The Underlying Junior Gold Miners Index was created in October, 2018.

Solactive AG is not affiliated with the Trust, the Adviser or ALPS Distributors, Inc., the Fund’s distributor. Solactive AG has entered into a license agreement with the Adviser to use the Underlying Junior Gold Miners Index.

Pursuant to the Sprott License Agreement, the Adviser in turn has entered into a sublicense agreement with the Fund to use the Underlying Junior Gold Miners Index (the “Sublicense Agreement”). Pursuant to the Sublicense Agreement, the use of the Underling Index by the Fund is subject to the terms of the Sprott License Agreement, which impose certain limitations and conditions on the Fund’s ability to use the Underlying Junior Gold Miners Index.

Solactive AG serves as index calculation agent and performs routine daily index calculations and index maintenance (e.g., annual Index reconstitution, quarterly rebalancing, and corporate actions) for the Index.

Disclaimers

Each Fund’s Underlying Index is a registered trademark of Solactive AG and has been licensed for use by Sprott. The Funds are not sponsored, endorsed, sold, or promoted by Solactive AG, and it makes no representation regarding the advisability of investing in the Funds. SOLACTIVE AG AND ITS AFFILIATES MAKE NO WARRANTIES AND BEAR NO LIABILITY WITH RESPECT TO THE FUNDS. Solactive AG calculates and publishes the Index and uses its best efforts to ensure that the index is calculated correctly. The publication of the Index by Solactive AG does not constitute a recommendation by Solactive AG to invest in the Funds. Solactive AG offer any guarantee or assurance with regard to the results of using the Index.

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Shares of the Funds are not sponsored, endorsed, or promoted by NYSE Arca. NYSE Arca makes no representation or warranty, express or implied, to the owners of the shares of the Funds. NYSE Arca is not responsible for, nor has it participated in, the determination of the timing of, prices of, or quantities of the shares of the Funds to be issued, or in the determination or calculation of the equation by which the shares are redeemable. NYSE Arca has no obligation or liability to owners of the shares of the Funds in connection with the administration, marketing, or trading of the shares of the Funds. Without limiting any of the foregoing, in no event shall the NYSE Arca have any liability for any lost profits or indirect, punitive, special, or consequential damages even if notified of the possibility thereof.

The Adviser and Sub-Adviser do not guarantee the accuracy and/or the completeness of the Index or any data included therein, and the Adviser and Sub-Adviser shall have no liability for any errors, omissions or interruptions therein. The Adviser and Sub-Adviser makes no warranty, express or implied, as to results to be obtained by the Fund, owners of the shares of the Fund or any other person or entity from the use of the Index or any data included therein. The Adviser and Sub-Adviser make no express or implied warranties, and expressly disclaims all warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose or use with respect to the Index or any data included therein. Without limiting any of the foregoing, in no event shall the Adviser and Sub-Adviser have any liability for any special, punitive, direct, indirect, or consequential damages (including lost profits) arising out of matters relating to the use of the Index, even if notified of the possibility of such damages.

Shareholder Information

General

The shares are issued or redeemed by the Funds at NAV per Share only in Creation Unit size and only to Authorized Participants that have entered into agreements with the Funds’ distributor. See “How to Buy and Sell Shares.”

Most investors buy and sell shares of the Funds in secondary market transactions through brokers. Shares of the Funds are listed for trading in the secondary market on the NYSE Arca. Shares can be bought and sold throughout the trading day like other publicly traded shares. There is no minimum investment. Although shares are generally purchased and sold in “round lots” of 100 shares, brokerage firms typically permit investors to purchase or sell shares in smaller “odd lots,” at no per share price differential. When buying or selling shares through a broker, you will incur customary brokerage commissions and charges, and you may pay some or all of the spread between the bid and the offered price in the secondary market on each leg of a round trip (purchase and sale) transaction. The Funds trade on the NYSE Arca at prices that may differ to varying degrees from the daily NAV of the shares. Given that the Funds’ shares can be issued and redeemed in Creation Units, the Adviser believes that large discounts and premiums to NAV should not be sustained for long. The Funds trade under the NYSE Arca ticker symbols SGDM and SGDJ respectively.

Because the Fund’s shares trade at market prices rather than net asset value, shares may trade at a price greater than net asset value (premium) or less than net asset value (discount). An investor may incur costs attributable to the difference between the highest price a buyer is willing to pay to purchase shares of the Fund (bid) and the lowest price a seller is willing to accept for shares of the Fund (ask) when buying or selling shares in the secondary market (the “bid-ask spread”). Information on the Fund’s net asset value, market price, premiums and discounts, and bid-ask spreads, on the Fund’s website (www.sprottetfs.com).

Share prices are reported in dollars and cents per Share.

Investors may acquire shares directly from each Fund, and shareholders may tender their shares for redemption directly to a Fund, only in Creation Units of 50,000 shares, as discussed in the “How to Buy and Sell Shares” section below.

Book-Entry

Shares are held in book-entry form, which means that no stock certificates are issued. The Depository Trust Company (“DTC”) or its nominee is the record owner of all outstanding shares of each Fund and is recognized as the owner of all shares for all purposes (except for tax purposes).

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Investors owning shares are beneficial owners as shown on the records of DTC or its participants. DTC serves as the securities depository for all shares. Participants in DTC include securities brokers and dealers, banks, trust companies, clearing corporations and other institutions that directly or indirectly maintain a custodial relationship with DTC. As a beneficial owner of shares, you are not entitled to receive physical delivery of stock certificates or to have shares registered in your name, and you are not considered a registered owner of shares. Therefore, to exercise any right as an owner of shares, you must rely upon the procedures of DTC and its participants. These procedures are the same as those that apply to any other stocks that you hold in book-entry or “street name” form.

How to Buy and Sell Shares

Pricing Fund Shares

The trading price of each Fund’s shares on the NYSE Arca may differ from a Fund’s daily NAV and can be affected by market forces of supply and demand, economic conditions and other factors.

The NYSE Arca disseminates the approximate value of shares of each Fund every fifteen seconds. The approximate value calculations are based on local market prices and may not reflect events that occur subsequent to the local market’s close. As a result, premiums and discounts between the approximate value and the market price could be affected. This approximate value should not be viewed as a “real-time” update of the NAV per Share of a Fund because the approximate value may not be calculated in the same manner as the NAV, which is computed once a day, generally at the end of the business day. The Funds are not involved in, or responsible for, the calculation or dissemination of the approximate value and each Fund does not make any warranty as to its accuracy.

The NAV per Share for each Fund is determined once daily as of the close of the NYSE, usually 4:00 p.m. Eastern time, each day the NYSE is open for trading. NAV per Share is determined by dividing the value of a Fund’s portfolio securities, cash and other assets (including accrued interest), less all liabilities (including accrued expenses), by the total number of shares outstanding.

Equity securities are valued at the last reported sale price on the principal exchange on which such securities are traded, as of the close of regular trading on the NYSE on the day the securities are being valued or, if there are no sales, at the mean of the most recent bid and asked prices. Equity securities that are traded in over-the-counter markets are valued at the last quoted sales price in the markets in which they trade or, if there are no sales, at the mean of the most recent bid and asked prices. For securities traded on NASDAQ, the NASDAQ Official Closing Price generally will be used. Debt securities are valued at the mean between the last available bid and asked prices for such securities or, if such prices are not available, at prices for securities of comparable maturity, quality, and type. Securities for which market quotations are not readily available, including restricted securities, are valued by a method that the Trustees believe accurately reflects fair value. Securities will be valued at fair value when market quotations are not readily available or are deemed unreliable, such as when a security’s value or meaningful portion of a Fund’s portfolio is believed to have been materially affected by a significant event. Such events may include a natural disaster, an economic event like a bankruptcy filing, a trading halt in a security, an unscheduled early market close or a substantial fluctuation in domestic and foreign markets that has occurred between the close of the principal exchange and the NYSE. In such a case, the value for a security is likely to be different from the last quoted market price. In addition, due to the subjective and variable nature of fair market value pricing, it is possible that the value determined for a particular asset may be materially different from the value realized upon such asset’s sale.

Trading in securities on many foreign securities exchanges and over-the-counter markets is normally completed before the close of business on each U.S. business day. In addition, securities trading in a particular country or countries may not take place on all U.S. business days or may take place on days that are not U.S. business days. Changes in valuations on certain securities may occur at times or on days on which a Fund’s net asset value is not calculated and on which a Fund does not effect sales, redemptions and exchanges of its shares.

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Creation Units

Investors such as market makers, large investors and institutions who wish to deal in Creation Units (large specified blocks of 50,000 shares) directly with a Fund must have entered into an authorized participant agreement (such investors being “Authorized Participants”) with the Distributor, and accepted by the transfer agent, or purchase through a dealer that has entered into such an agreement. Set forth below is a brief description of the procedures applicable to purchase and redemption of Creation Units. For more detailed information, see “Creation and Redemption of Creation Unit Aggregations” in the Statement of Additional Information.

How to Buy Shares

In order to purchase Creation Units of a Fund, an investor must generally deposit a designated portfolio of equity securities included in each Underlying Index (the “Deposit Securities”) and generally make a small cash payment referred to as the “Cash Component.” For those Authorized Participants that are not eligible for trading a Deposit Security, custom orders are available. The list of the names and the numbers of shares of the Deposit Securities is made available by the Funds’ custodian through the facilities of the National Securities Clearing Corporation (the “NSCC”) immediately prior to the opening of business each day of the NYSE Arca. The Cash Component represents the difference between the NAV of a Creation Unit and the market value of the Deposit Securities. In the case of custom orders, cash-in-lieu may be added to the Cash Component to replace any Deposit Securities that the Authorized Participant may not be eligible to trade.

Purchases and redemptions of Creation Units primarily with cash, rather than through in-kind delivery of portfolio securities, may cause a Fund to incur certain costs. These costs could include brokerage costs or taxable gains or losses that it might not have incurred if it had made redemption in-kind. These costs could be imposed on a Fund, and thus decrease a Fund’s NAV, to the extent that the costs are not offset by a transaction fee payable by an Authorized Participant.

Orders must be placed in proper form by or through a participant of the DTC (“DTC Participant”) that has entered into an agreement with the Distributor, and accepted by the transfer agent, with respect to purchases and redemptions of Creation Units. All standard orders must be placed for one or more whole Creation Units of shares of a Fund and must be received by the distributor in proper form no later than the close of regular trading on the NYSE (ordinarily 4:00 p.m. Eastern time) (“Closing Time”) in order to receive that day’s closing NAV per Share. In the case of custom orders, as further described in the Statement of Additional Information, the order must be received by the distributor no later than one hour prior to Closing Time in order to receive that day’s closing NAV per Share. A custom order may be placed by an Authorized Participant in the event that the Trust permits or requires the substitution of an amount of cash to be added to the Cash Component to replace any Deposit Security which may not be available in sufficient quantity for delivery or which may not be eligible for trading by such Authorized Participant or the investor for which it is acting or any other relevant reason.

A fixed creation transaction fee of $500 per transaction (the “Creation Transaction Fee”) is applicable to each transaction regardless of the number of Creation Units purchased in the transaction. An additional variable charge for cash creations or partial cash creations may also be imposed to compensate a Fund for the costs associated with buying the applicable securities. A Fund may adjust these fees from time to time based on actual experience. The price for each Creation Unit will equal the daily NAV per Share times the number of shares in a Creation Unit plus the fees described above and, if applicable, any transfer taxes.

Shares of a Fund may be issued in advance of receipt of all Deposit Securities subject to various conditions, including a requirement to maintain cash at least equal to 115% of the market value of the missing Deposit Securities on deposit with the Trust.

For more detailed information, see “Creation and Redemption of Creation Unit Aggregations” in the Statement of Additional Information.

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Legal Restrictions on Transactions in Certain Stocks

An investor subject to a legal restriction with respect to a particular stock required to be deposited in connection with the purchase of a Creation Unit may, at a Fund’s discretion, be permitted to deposit an equivalent amount of cash in substitution for any stock which would otherwise be included in the Deposit Securities applicable to the purchase of a Creation Unit. For more detailed information, see “Creation and Redemption of Creation Unit Aggregations” in the Statement of Additional Information.

Redemption of Shares

Shares may be redeemed only in Creation Units at their NAV and only on a day the NYSE Arca is open for business. A Fund’s custodian makes available immediately prior to the opening of business each day of the NYSE Arca, through the facilities of the NSCC, the list of the names and the numbers of shares of a Fund’s portfolio securities that will be applicable that day to redemption requests in proper form (“Fund Securities”). Fund Securities received on redemption may not be identical to Deposit Securities, which are applicable to purchases of Creation Units. Unless cash redemptions are available or specified for a Fund, the redemption proceeds consist of a Fund Securities, plus cash in an amount equal to the difference between the NAV of shares being redeemed as next determined after receipt by the transfer agent of a redemption request in proper form, and the value of the Fund Securities (the “Cash Redemption Amount”), less the applicable redemption fee and, if applicable, any transfer taxes. Should the Fund Securities have a value greater than the NAV of shares being redeemed, a compensating cash payment to a Fund equal to the differential, plus the applicable redemption fee and, if applicable, any transfer taxes will be required to be arranged for, by or on behalf of the redeeming shareholder.

An order to redeem Creation Units of a Fund may only be effected by or through an Authorized Participant. An order to redeem must be placed for one or more whole Creation Units and must be received by the transfer agent in proper form no later than the close of regular trading on the NYSE (normally 4:00 p.m. Eastern time) in order to receive that day’s closing NAV per Share. In the case of custom orders, as further described in the Statement of Additional Information, the order must be received by the transfer agent no later than 3:00 p.m. Eastern time.

A fixed redemption transaction fee of $500 per transaction (the “Redemption Transaction Fee”) is applicable to each redemption transaction regardless of the number of Creation Units redeemed in the transaction. An additional variable charge for cash redemptions or partial cash redemptions may also be imposed to compensate a Fund for the costs associated with selling the applicable securities. A Fund may adjust these fees from time to time based on actual experience. The Funds reserve the right to effect redemptions in cash. A shareholder may request a cash redemption in lieu of securities, however, a Fund may, in its discretion, reject any such request.

For more detailed information, see “Creation and Redemption of Creation Unit Aggregations” in the Statement of Additional Information.

Distributions

Fund shareholders are entitled to their share of a Fund’s income and net realized gains on its investments. Each Fund pays out substantially all of its net earnings to its shareholders as “distributions.”

The Funds typically earn income dividends from stocks and may earn interest from debt securities. These amounts, net of expenses, are passed along to Fund shareholders as “income dividend distributions.” Each Fund realizes capital gains or losses whenever it sells securities. Net long-term capital gains are distributed to shareholders as “capital gain distributions.”

Income dividends, if any, are distributed to shareholders annually. Net capital gains are distributed at least annually. Dividends may be declared and paid more frequently to improve Underlying Index tracking or to comply with the distribution requirements of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended. Some portion of each distribution may result in a return of capital (which is a return of the shareholder’s investment in a fund). Fund shareholders will be notified regarding the portion of the distribution that represents a return of capital.

Distributions in cash may be reinvested automatically in additional whole shares only if the broker through which the shares were purchased makes such option available.

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Frequent Purchases and Redemptions

The Funds impose no restrictions on the frequency of purchases and redemptions. The Board of Trustees evaluated the risks of market timing activities by each Fund’s shareholders when they determined that no restriction or policy was necessary. The Board considered that, unlike traditional mutual funds, the Funds issue and redeems their shares at NAV for a basket of securities intended to mirror each Fund’s respective portfolio, plus a small amount of cash, and a Fund’s shares may be purchased and sold on the exchange at prevailing market prices. Given this structure, the Board determined that it is unlikely that (a) market timing would be attempted by a Fund’s shareholders or (b) any attempts to market time a Fund by its shareholders would result in negative impact to a Fund or its shareholders.

Federal Income Taxation

As with any investment, you should consider how your investment in shares will be taxed. The tax information in this Prospectus is provided as general information. You should consult your own tax professional about the tax consequences of an investment in shares.

Unless your investment in the shares is made through a tax-exempt entity or tax-deferred retirement account, such as an IRA plan, you need to be aware of the possible tax consequences when:

A Fund makes distributions,

You sell your shares listed on the NYSE Arca, and

You purchase or redeem Creation Units

Taxes on Distributions

Dividends from net investment income, if any, are declared and paid quarterly. A Fund may also pay a special distribution at the end of the calendar year to comply with federal tax requirements. In general, your distributions are subject to federal income tax when they are paid, whether you take them in cash or reinvest them in a Fund. Dividends paid out of a Fund’s income and net short-term capital gains, if any, are taxable as ordinary income. Distributions of net long-term capital gains, if any, in excess of net short-term capital losses are taxable as long-term capital gains, regardless of how long you have held the shares.

The maximum individual rate applicable to long-term capital gains is either 15% or 20%, depending on whether the individual’s income exceeds certain threshold amounts. In addition, some ordinary dividends declared and paid by a Fund to non-corporate shareholders may qualify for taxation at the lower reduced tax rates applicable to long-term capital gains, provided that holding period and other requirements are met by a Fund and the shareholder.

An additional 3.8% Medicare tax is imposed on certain net investment income (including ordinary dividends and capital gain distributions received from a Fund and net gains from redemptions or other taxable dispositions of Fund shares) of U.S. individuals, estates and trusts to the extent that such person’s “modified adjusted gross income” (in the case of an individual) or “adjusted gross income” (in the case of an estate or trust) exceeds certain threshold amounts.

Distributions in excess of a Fund’s current and accumulated earnings and profits are treated as a tax-free return of capital to the extent of your basis in the shares, and as capital gain thereafter.

A distribution will reduce a Fund’s NAV per Share and may be taxable to you as ordinary income or capital gain even though, from an investment standpoint, the distribution may constitute a return of capital.

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Dividends, interest and gains received by a Fund may give rise to withholding and other taxes imposed by foreign countries. Tax conventions between certain countries and the United States may reduce or eliminate such taxes. Shareholders of a Fund may, subject to certain limitations, be entitled to claim a credit or a deduction with respect to foreign taxes if a Fund is eligible to and elects to pass through these taxes to them. If more than 50% of a Fund’s total assets at the end of its taxable year consists of foreign stock or securities, a Fund intends to elect to “pass through” to its investors certain foreign income taxes paid by a Fund, with the result that each investor will (i) include in gross income, as an additional dividend, even though not actually received, the investor’s pro rata share of a Fund’s foreign income taxes, and (ii) either deduct (in calculating U.S. taxable income) or credit (in calculating U.S. federal tax), subject to certain limitations, the investor’s pro rata share of a Fund’s foreign income taxes.

If you are not a citizen or permanent resident of the United States, or if you are a foreign entity, a Fund’s ordinary income dividends (which include distributions of net short-term capital gains) will generally be subject to a 30% U.S. withholding tax (and certain capital gain dividends may be subject to a 21% withholding tax), unless a lower treaty rate applies or unless such income is effectively connected with a U.S. trade or business. Prospective investors are urged to consult their tax advisors concerning the applicability of the U.S. withholding tax.

A Fund generally would be required to withhold a percentage of your distributions and proceeds if you have not provided a taxpayer identification number (generally your social security number) or otherwise provide proof of an applicable exemption from backup withholding. The backup withholding rate for an individual is 24%.

Taxes on Exchange-Listed Shares Sales

Currently, any capital gain or loss realized upon a sale of shares is generally treated as long-term capital gain or loss if the shares have been held for more than one year and as short-term capital gain or loss if the shares have been held for one year or less. The ability to deduct capital losses may be limited.

Taxes on Purchase and Redemption of Creation Units

An Authorized Participant who exchanges equity securities for Creation Units generally will recognize a gain or a loss. The gain or loss will be equal to the difference between the market value of the Creation Units at the time of the exchange and the exchanger’s aggregate basis in the securities surrendered and the Cash Component paid. A person who exchanges Creation Units for equity securities will generally recognize a gain or loss equal to the difference between the exchanger’s basis in the Creation Units and the aggregate market value of the securities received and the Cash Redemption Amount. The Internal Revenue Service, however, may assert that a loss realized upon an exchange of securities for Creation Units cannot be deducted currently under the rules governing “wash sales,” or on the basis that there has been no significant change in economic position. Persons exchanging securities should consult their own tax advisor with respect to whether the wash sale rules apply and when a loss might be deductible.

Under current federal tax laws, any capital gain or loss realized upon redemption of Creation Units is generally treated as long-term capital gain or loss if the shares have been held for more than one year and as a short-term capital gain or loss if the shares have been held for one year or less.

If you purchase or redeem Creation Units, you will be sent a confirmation statement showing how many and at what price you purchased or sold shares.

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Taxation of Fund Investments in Passive Foreign Investment Companies

Certain of each Fund’s investments are expected to be in passive foreign investment companies (“PFICs”) for U.S. federal income tax purposes. The Funds generally intend to elect to “mark to market” these investments at the end of each taxable year. By making this election, the Funds will recognize as ordinary income any increase in the value of such shares as of the close of the taxable year over the adjusted basis of such shares and as ordinary loss any decrease in such value. Gains realized with respect to a disposition of a PFIC that a Fund has elected to mark to market will be ordinary income. By making the mark to market election, a Fund may be required to recognize income in excess of the distributions that they receive from their investments. Accordingly, a Fund may need to borrow money or dispose of some of their investments in order to meet their distribution requirements. If a Fund does not make the “mark to market” election with respect to an investment in a PFIC, a Fund could become subject to U.S. federal income tax with respect to certain distributions from, and gain on the dispositions of, the PFIC which cannot be avoided by distributing such amounts to the respective Fund’s shareholders.

The foregoing discussion summarizes some of the possible consequences under current federal tax law of an investment in a Fund. It is not a substitute for personal tax advice. You may also be subject to state and local taxation on Fund distributions, and sales of Fund shares. Consult your personal tax advisor about the potential tax consequences of an investment in Fund shares under all applicable tax laws. Changes in applicable tax authority could materially affect the conclusions discussed above and could adversely affect a Fund, and such changes often occur.

Disclosure of Portfolio Holdings

Each Fund’s portfolio holdings are disclosed each day on its website at www.sprottetfs.com. A description of the Trust’s policies and procedures with respect to the disclosure of the Funds’ portfolio securities is available in the Funds’ Statement of Additional Information.

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Financial Highlights 

The financial highlights table is intended to help you understand each Fund’s financial performance for the periods noted below. The total returns in the table represent the rate that an investor would have earned (or lost) on an investment in a Fund (assuming reinvestment if all dividends and distributions). Each Fund is a continuation of its respective Predecessor Fund and, therefore, the financial information includes results of the respective Predecessor Fund. This information has been derived from the Funds’ financial statements audited by Tait, Weller & Baker LLP, except for the financial highlights for each fiscal year ended prior to November 30, 2019, which were audited by other auditors. Tait, Weller & Baker LLP’s report, along with the Funds’ financial statements, are included in the Funds’ annual report, which is available upon request by calling the Funds at (888) 622-1813. This information is also available free of charge on the Funds’ website at www.sprottetfs.com.

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Sprott Gold Miners ETF

For a share outstanding throughout the periods presented

For the Year
Ended
December 31,
2021

For the Period
December 1,
2020 to
December 31,
2020
(a)

For the Year
Ended
November 30,
2020

For the Year
Ended
November 30,
2019

For the Year
Ended
November 30,
2018
(b)

For the Year
Ended
November 30,
2017
(b)

NET ASSET VALUE, BEGINNING
OF PERIOD

$

30.50

 

$

29.57

 

$

23.37

 

$

15.26

 

$

19.82

 

$

19.15

 

INCOME/(LOSS) FROM INVESTMENT OPERATIONS:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net investment income(c)

 

0.33

 

 

0.03

 

 

0.07

 

 

0.02

 

 

0.07

 

 

0.04

 

Net realized and unrealized gain/(loss)

 

(3.19

)

 

0.99

 

 

6.19

 

 

8.18

 

 

(4.51

)

 

0.63

 

Total from investment operations

 

(2.86

)

 

1.02

 

 

6.26

 

 

8.20

 

 

(4.44

)

 

0.67

 

DISTRIBUTIONS:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

From net investment income

 

(0.36

)

 

(0.09

)

 

(0.06

)

 

(0.09

)

 

(0.12

)

 

(0.00

)(d)

Total distributions

 

(0.36

)

 

(0.09

)

 

(0.06

)

 

(0.09

)

 

(0.12

)

 

(0.00

)(d)

Net increase/(decrease) in net asset value

 

(3.22

)

 

0.93

 

 

6.20

 

 

8.11

 

 

(4.56

)

 

0.67

 

NET ASSET VALUE, END OF PERIOD

$

27.28

 

$

30.50

 

$

29.57

 

$

23.37

 

$

15.26

 

$

19.82

 

TOTAL RETURN(e)

 

(9.33

)%

 

3.46

%

 

26.85

%

 

53.91

%

 

(22.56

)%

 

3.52

%

RATIOS/SUPPLEMENTAL DATA:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net assets, end of period (000s)

$

231,914

 

$

259,234

 

$

251,376

 

$

177,647

 

$

123,576

 

$

164,545

 

Ratio of expenses including reimbursement/waiver recoupment to average net assets(f)

 

0.50

%

 

0.50

%(g)

 

0.50

%

 

0.54

%

 

N/A

 

 

N/A

 

Ratio of expenses excluding reimbursement/waiver recoupment to average net assets

 

0.49

%

 

0.58

%(g)

 

0.52

%

 

0.57

%

 

0.57

%

 

0.57

%

Ratio of net investment income to average net assets

 

1.18

%

 

1.28

%(g)

 

0.24

%

 

0.09

%

 

0.39

%

 

0.21

%

Portfolio turnover rate(h)

 

66

%

 

0

%

 

95

%

 

112

%

 

82

%

 

101

%

(a)With the approval of the Board effective December 31, 2020, the Fund’s fiscal year end was changed from November 30 to December 31.

(b)These financials have been audited by the Predecessor Fund’s independent registered public accounting firm.

(c)Based on average shares outstanding during the period.

(d)Less than $0.005 per share.

(e)Total return is calculated assuming an initial investment made at the net asset value at the beginning of the period and redemption at the net asset value on the last day of the period and assuming all distributions are reinvested at reinvestment prices. Total return calculated for a period of less than one year is not annualized.

(f)Prior to July 19, 2019, the prior adviser paid certain Fund expenses via a unitary fee arrangement; no fees or expenses were waived.

(g)Annualized.

(h)Portfolio does not include securities received or delivered from processing creations or redemptions in-kind.

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Sprott Junior Gold Miners ETF

For a share outstanding throughout the periods presented 

For the Year
Ended
December 31,
2021

For the Period
December 1,
2020 to

December 31,
2020
(a)

For the Year
Ended
November 30,
2020

For the Year
Ended
November 30,
2019

For the Year
Ended
November 30,
2018(b)

For the Year
Ended
November 30,
2017
(b)

NET ASSET VALUE, BEGINNING OF PERIOD

$

49.30

$

45.27

$

30.28

$

21.63

$

31.48

$

33.00

INCOME/(LOSS) FROM INVESTMENT OPERATIONS:

Net investment income/(loss)(c)

0.42

(0.00

)

(0.04

)

0.06

(0.06

)

(0.09

)

Net realized and unrealized gain/(loss)

(8.12

)

5.00

15.25

8.59

(9.74

)

(0.87

)

Total from investment operations

(7.70

)

5.00

15.21

8.65

(9.80

)

(0.96

)

DISTRIBUTIONS:

From net investment income

(0.90

)

(0.97

)

(0.22

)

(0.05

)

(0.56

)

Total distributions

(0.90

)

(0.97

)

(0.22

)

(0.05

)

(0.56

)

Net increase/(decrease) in net asset value

(8.60

)

4.03

14.99

8.65

(9.85

)

(1.52

)

NET ASSET VALUE, END OF PERIOD

$

40.70

$

49.30

$

45.27

$

30.28

$

21.63

$

31.48

TOTAL RETURN(d)

(15.56

)%

11.11

%

50.56

%

39.99

%

(31.19

)%

(2.99

)%

RATIOS/SUPPLEMENTAL DATA:

Net assets, end of period (000s)

$

124,127

$

123,258

$

106,383

$

52,994

$

36,776

$

149,550

Ratio of expenses including reimbursement/waiver to average net assets(e)

0.50

%

0.50

%(f)

0.50

%

0.54

%

N/A

N/A

Ratio of expenses excluding reimbursement/waiver to average net assets

0.61

%

0.75

%(f)

0.76

%

0.71

%

0.57

%

0.57

%

Ratio of net investment income/(loss) to average net assets

0.96

%

(0.07

)%(f)

(0.10

)%

0.22

%

(0.22

)%

(0.26

)%

Portfolio turnover rate(g)

66

%

0

%

157

%

127

%

37

%

74

%

(a)With the approval of the Board effective December 31, 2020, the Fund’s fiscal year end was changed from November 30 to December 31.

(b)These financials have been audited by the Predecessor Fund’s independent registered public accounting firm.

(c)Based on average shares outstanding during the period.

(d)Total return is calculated assuming an initial investment made at the net asset value at the beginning of the period and redemption at the net asset value on the last day of the period and assuming all distributions are reinvested at reinvestment prices. Total return calculated for a period of less than one year is not annualized.

(e)Prior to July 19, 2019, the prior adviser paid certain Fund expenses via a unitary fee arrangement; no fees or expenses were waived.

(f)Annualized.

(g)Portfolio does not include securities received or delivered from processing creations or redemptions in-kind.

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General Information

 

For More Information:

 

Existing Shareholders or Prospective Investors

Call your financial professional

www.sprottetfs.com

Dealers  

ALPS Distributors, Inc.: 1-888-622-1813

Investment Adviser  

Sprott Asset Management LP 

200 Bay Street, Suite 2600 

Toronto, Ontario, Canada M5J2J1

Sub-Adviser  

ALPS Advisors, Inc. 

1290 Broadway 

Suite 1000 

Denver, Colorado 80203

Distributor  

ALPS Distributors, Inc. 

1290 Broadway 

Suite 1000 

Denver, Colorado 80203

Custodian  

State Street Bank and Trust Company 

225 Franklin Street 

Boston, Massachusetts 02110

Legal Counsel  

Thompson Hine LLP 

1919 M Street, N.W., Suite 700 

Washington, D.C. 20036

Transfer Agent  

State Street Bank and Trust Company 

225 Franklin Street 

Boston, Massachusetts 02110

Independent Registered Public Accounting Firm  

Tait, Weller & Baker LLP 

50 South 16th Street 

Suite 2900 

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19102

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This Prospectus does not contain all the information included in the Registration Statement filed with the SEC with respect to the Funds’ shares. It can be reviewed on the EDGAR database on the SEC’s internet site (http://www.sec.gov). You can also request copies of these materials, upon payment of a duplicating fee, by electronic request at the SEC’s e-mail address publicinfo@sec.gov. These documents and other information concerning the Trust also may be inspected at the offices of Sprott Asset Management LP, 200 Bay Street, Suite 2600, Toronto, Ontario, Canada M5J2J1. These documents and other information concerning the Trust also may be inspected at the offices of ALPS Fund Services, Inc., 1290 Broadway, Suite 1000, Denver, Colorado 80203.

The SAI for the Funds, which has been filed with the SEC, provides more information about the Funds. The SAI is incorporated herein by reference and is legally part of this Prospectus. Additional information about each Fund’s investments will be available in the Funds’ annual and semi-annual reports to shareholders. In the Funds’ annual report, when available, you will find a discussion of the market conditions and investment strategies that significantly affected each Fund’s performance during its last fiscal year. The SAI and the Funds’ annual and semi-annual reports may be obtained without charge by writing to the Funds at c/o ALPS Distributors, Inc., at 1290 Broadway, Suite 1000, Denver, Colorado 80203 or by calling (888) 622-1813.

Investment Company Act file no. 811-23382.