The Vanguard Group filed an amendment today with the Securities and Exchange Commission seeking to add an exchange-traded share class to its Extended Market Index Fund, the company announced.

The Vanguard Extended Market Index fund will be the second fund to offer Vanguard's share class known as VIPERs (for Vanguard Index Participation Equity Receipts) and the only exchange-traded fund to track the Wilshire 4500 Completion Index. The Wilshire 4500 Completion Index tracks small- and mid-cap stocks and tracks all of the stocks in the Wilshire 5000 Index, excluding S&P 500 Index stocks.

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