How to buy ETFs

You can purchase and sell Putnam ETFs the same way you would buy or sell a stock — through most self-directed brokers or with the guidance of your advisor. Opening an online, self-directed brokerage account provides investors with access to a variety of investment products and the flexibility of managing one's investment portfolio.

Step 1:

Log in to your brokerage account. If you don't have an account, you will need to set up one. Brokerage commissions and transactions costs may vary, so be sure to check on these costs with your broker, advisor, or other financial intermediary.

Step 2:

Assuming you are logged into your brokerage account, it is funded, and you have carefully read the product literature (including the prospectus), browse or search for the Putnam ETF that you wish to buy. Searching for the fund name or ticker symbol is often the easiest way to find the ETF. Here is a list of our active ETFs

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The hyperlinks on this website are provided as a convenience, and Putnam is not responsible for the third-party information, services, or products offered through these platforms. Putnam does not endorse or recommend any broker, advisor, or other financial intermediary. For information on payments made to third-party intermediaries in connection to Putnam's ETFs, please review the fund's SAI or contact the intermediary directly to discuss as this may create a conflict of interest influencing such intermediaries to recommend a Putnam ETF over another investment.

* The following disclosure applies to Putnam Sustainable Leaders ETF, Putnam Sustainable Future ETF, Putnam Focused Large Cap Value ETF, and Putnam Focused Large Cap Growth ETF:

These ETFs are different from traditional ETFs. Traditional ETFs tell the public what assets they hold each day. This ETF will not. This may create additional risks for your investment. For example:

You may have to pay more money to trade the ETF's shares. This ETF will provide less information to traders, who tend to charge more for trades when they have less information.

The price you pay to buy ETF shares on an exchange may not match the value of the ETF's portfolio. The same is true when you sell shares. These price differences may be greater for this ETF compared with other ETFs because it provides less information to traders.

These additional risks may be even greater in bad or uncertain market conditions.

The ETF will publish on its website each day a "Tracking Basket" designed to help trading in shares of the ETF. While the Tracking Basket includes some of the ETF's holdings, it is not the ETF's actual portfolio.

The differences between this ETF and other ETFs may also have advantages. By keeping certain information about the ETF secret, this ETF may face less risk that other traders can predict or copy its investment strategy. This may improve the ETF's performance. If other traders are able to copy or predict the ETF's investment strategy, however, this may hurt the ETF's performance.

For additional information regarding the unique attributes and risks of the ETF, see the disclosure below and the Principal Investment Risks section of the prospectus.

Shares of any ETF are bought and sold at market price (not NAV), may trade at a discount or premium to NAV, and are not individually redeemed from the fund. Brokerage commissions will reduce returns.

The funds have limited public-trading history and will operate differently from other actively managed ETFs that publish their portfolio holdings on a daily basis.

Diversification does not guarantee a profit or ensure against loss. It is possible to lose money in a diversified portfolio.

Step 3:

Look for a buy or trade button within your brokerage platform and execute a purchase. Following these steps should be as simple as 1-2-3.

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