2016 Vanguard Ex-Dividend and Distribution Dates: VCIT, VCLT, VGSH, VMBS


Updated: Mar 25th, 2016 | Vance Harwood

Apparently Vanguard likes to keep their ETF ex-dividend and distribution dates a secret until just a couple days before the event.  It has that old mutual fund feel to it—”we’ll give you a quote after-market and allow you to buy or sell our stuff at the end of the day, otherwise go away…” As a result, the dates below are just guesses, based on previous year’s ex-dividend and distribution dates.   For ex-dividend and pay dates see this  Vanguard link for getting the confirmed dates.

Selected Vanguard ETF 2016 Monthly Ex-dividend & Distributions Dates:  VCIT, VCLT, VGSH, VMBS

2016 Ex-Dividend Dates
1-February 1-March 1-April 2-May 1-June 1-July 1-August
1-September 3- October  1-November  1-December  23-December 23-Dec (possible cap gain dist)
Pay / Distribution Dates
5-Feb 7-Mar 7-Apr 6-May 7-June 8-July 5-Aug
8-Sept 6-Oct 7-Nov 7-Dec 30-Dec 30-Dec (possible cap gain dist)


VCIT  Vanguard Intermediate-Term Corporate Bond ETF
VCLT  Vanguard Long-Term Corporate Bond ETF
VGSH  Vanguard Short-Term Government Bond ETF
VMBS  Vanguard Mortgage-Backed Securities ETF


For information on other Vanguard ETFs see this page. Looking for ex-dividend information for other ETFs? Check this page.

Notes: Dec 15, ex held to pattern, pay 4 bd later.  In 2014 switched to ex-dividend 1st bus day of month, skipping January.  Double div in December with 2nd div 7 cal days before 30th.  Dist 2 bus days after ex date.   For 2013, except for December, ex dividend is last business day of month,  distribution is 4 business days later.  For December  distribution is last business day of the month and ex-div date is 7 days prior to that.

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