The Financial Select Sector SPDR® Fund (NYSE: XLF- News), announced today that the Fund received payment as an authorized claimant from a class action settlement related to Citigroup, Inc. The total amount payable to the Fund is listed below. When the Fund calculates its net asset value (“NAV”) per share on Friday, August 8, 2014, it is estimated that the Fund’s NAV will be impacted by the receipt of the payment in the amount stated below based on the shares outstanding as of August 6, 2014.
|Fund||SettlementPayment||Shares Outstandingas of August 6, 2014||Per Share Amount|
|The Financial Select Sector SPDR® Fund||$3,993,375||769,145,427||$0.0052|
|Source: State Street Bank and Trust Co.|
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