SPDR® ETF Family Announces Impact Of Receiving Settlement Payment

The SPDR® Morgan Stanley Technology ETF (NYSE: MTK) today announced that the fund received payment as an authorized claimant from a class action settlement related to Broadcom Corp.

The total amount payable to the fund is listed below. When the fund calculates its net asset value (“NAV”) per share on Friday, April 29, 2011, it is estimated that the fund’s NAV will be impacted by the receipt of the corresponding payment in the amount stated below based on the shares outstanding as of April 28, 2011.
Fund   Settlement Payment  

Shares Outstanding asof April 28, 2011
  Per Share Amount

SPDR® MorganStanley TechnologyETF (Ticker: MTK)
  $98,039   3,250,108   $0.0302

State Street manages $260 billion* in SPDR ETF assets worldwide (as of March 31, 2011) and is one of the largest ETF providers in the US and globally.

About SPDR Exchange Traded Funds

SPDR ETFs are a comprehensive family spanning an array of international and domestic asset classes. SPDR ETFs provide professional investors with the flexibility to select investments that are precisely aligned to their investment strategy. Recognized as the industry pioneer, State Street created the first ETF in 1993 (SPDR S&P 500 – Ticker SPY). Since then, we’ve sustained our place as an industry innovator through the introduction of many ground-breaking products, including first-to-market launches with gold, international real estate, international fixed income and sector ETFs. For more information, visit www.spdrs.com.

About State Street Global Advisors

State Street Global Advisors (SSgA) is a global leader in asset management. The firm is relied on by sophisticated investors worldwide for its disciplined investment process, powerful global investment platform and access to every major asset class, capitalization range and style. SSgA is the asset management business of State Street, one of the world’s leading providers of financial services to institutional investors.

*Source: SSgA Global Strategy & Research. This AUM includes the assets of the SPDR Gold Trust (approx. $56 billion [as of March 31, 2011]), for which State Street Global Markets, LLC, an affiliate of State Street Global Advisors serves as the marketing agent.

Important Risk Information:

ETFs trade like stocks, are subject to investment risk, fluctuate in market value and may trade at prices above or below the ETFs net asset value. Brokerage commissions and ETF expenses will reduce returns.

Because of their narrow focus, sector funds tend to be more volatile than funds that diversify across many sectors and companies.

“SPDR” is a registered trademark of Standard & Poor’s Financial Services LLC (“S&P”) and has been licensed for use by State Street Corporation. No financial product offered by State Street Corporation or its affiliates is sponsored, endorsed, sold or promoted by S&P or its affiliates, and S&P and its affiliates make no representation, warranty or condition regarding the advisability of buying, selling or holding units/shares in such products. Further limitations and important information that could affect investors’ rights are described in the prospectus for the applicable product.

Distributor: State Street Global Markets, LLC, member FINRA, SIPC, a wholly owned subsidiary of State Street Corporation. References to State Street may include State Street Corporation and its affiliates. Certain State Street affiliates provide services and receive fees from the SPDR ETFs. ALPS Distributors, Inc., a registered broker-dealer, is distributor for SPDR shares, MidCap SPDRs and Dow Jones Industrial Average, all unit investment trusts and Select Sector SPDRs.

Before investing, consider the funds investment objectives, risks, charges and expenses. To obtain a prospectus or summary prospectus which contains this and other information, call 1-866-787-2257 or visit www.spdrs.com . Read it carefully.

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