State Street Global Advisors Completes Acquisition of Bank of Ireland Asset Management

Acquisition Enhances SSgA’s Global Investment Platform

DUBLIN & BOSTON--()--State Street Global Advisors (SSgA), the investment management business of State Street Corporation (NYSE: STT), announced today that it has completed its acquisition of Bank of Ireland Asset Management (BIAM), which was first announced in October 2010, for approximately €57 million inclusive of estimated net assets of the business of €14 million.

The acquisition adds new Dublin-based clients and employees, and managed assets including global fundamental active equities, fixed income, cash, asset allocation, property and balanced funds. Total BIAM assets under management at 31 December, 2010 were approximately €26 billion. The acquisition also enhances SSgA’s range of investment management solutions and expands State Street’s overall presence in Ireland where it has been serving institutional clients for 15 years. The new operation, State Street Global Advisors Ireland Limited, becomes SSgA’s 10th global investment center from which investment teams manage client assets.

Commenting on the acquisition, Scott Powers, president and chief executive officer of State Street Global Advisors said, “We are pleased to complete this acquisition of an organization that has built a strong franchise with a first-rate investment team that shares our focus on research and commitment to clients. We look forward to the benefits that our combined resources will bring to our clients globally.”

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.

About State Street Corporation

State Street Corporation (NYSE: STT) is one of the world's leading providers of financial services to institutional investors including investment servicing, investment management and investment research and trading. With $20.2 trillion in assets under custody and administration and $1.9 trillion in assets under management at September 30, 2010, State Street operates in 25 countries and more than 100 geographic markets worldwide. For more information, visit State Street’s website at www.statestreet.com.

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Arlene Roberts, +1-617-664-3933
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Lucy Davidson, +44 20 3395 4373

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Contacts

State Street Corporation
Arlene Roberts, +1-617-664-3933
or
Lucy Davidson, +44 20 3395 4373