SPDR® ETF Family Announces Impact Of Receiving Settlement Payments

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 Juniper Networks, Inc.

The total amount payable to the Fund is listed below. When the Fund calculates its net asset value (“NAV”) per share on Friday, February 24, 2012, 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 February 22, 2012.
Fund       Settlement Payment      

Shares Outstanding asof February 22, 2012
      Per Share Amount

SPDR® MorganStanley TechnologyETF (NYSE: MTK)
      $108,328       2,700,108       $0.0401
                 

State Street manages $274 billion* in SPDR ETF assets worldwide (as of December 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. $63 billion [as of December 31, 2011]), for which State Street Global Markets, LLC, an affiliate of State Street Global Advisors serves as the marketing agent.

“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.

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