2017 Ex-dividend and Distribution Dates: VIG, VTI, VTV, VV, VYM

Updated: Feb 26th, 2017 | Vance Harwood | @6_Figure_Invest

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 Quarterly Ex-dividend & Distribution Dates—Group B: VIG, VTI, VTV, VV, VYM

2017 Ex-Dividend Dates
Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4
20-March 20-June 13-September 21-December
Pay / Distribution Dates
27-March 26-June 19-September 28-December

VIG Vanguard Dividend Appreciation ETF
VTI Vanguard Total Stock Market ETF
VTV Vanguard Value ETF
VV Vanguard Large Cap ETF
VYM Vanguard High Dividend Yield Indx ETF

Looking for ex-dividend information for other ETFs? see this page.

Notes: 2016 1st Mon near 21, 2nd Tue  near 23, 2015 2nd lst Tues, 3rd lst Tues, 4th lst Wed, Mar through Sept, Ex-Div is last Monday of month with at least 4 bus days until last business day of month. Dist is 4 days after ex date. 2014 Dec Ex, one day before SPY, dist 4 bus days after.    2013 Dec Dist date has 2 bus days left in month after dist, Ex date 7 days before dist.

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  • bobbobwhite

    Did not get VTI Sept dividend on 9/19 as it states above. Schwab says 9/27. I was told that a middleman is involved between Vanguard and Schwab, and we all know that when middlemen are involved it costs investors more and/or there could be more float time thus more float related profits to all involved except us. Float used to be 3 days, now it is what they want it to be.

  • Makinmoney77

    I worked for Schwab on their dividend team. Legally we cannot hold back any fund company’s dividends and Vanguard releases the dividend amount to us and sends us the funds that day based on the previous days shares we held as a whole (I worked with the general ledger accounts for each fund). No float time or money involved or we would get sued. If Vanguard sees Schwab holds 1.7 billion shares and the rate is X they send you a check for that exact amount.

  • Thanks for the info. The original commenter did not realize that my date for the distribution was an estimate only Vanguard only publishes their div dates a few days in advance.