State Street Global Advisors Announces Impact of Receiving Settlement Payment

BOSTON--()--The SPDR® Exchange Traded Funds (ETF) listed in the table below, announced today that each Fund received a payment as an authorized claimant from certain class action settlements.

The total payments to be received by the Funds are listed below. When the Funds calculate their net asset value (“NAV”) per share on Monday, November 14, 2016, it is estimated that the Fund’s NAV will be impacted in the amount stated below based on shares outstanding as of November 10, 2016.

       
Fund   Payment Amount  

Class Action Company
Reference

 

Shares Outstanding as of
November 10, 2016

  Per Share Impact

SPDR® S&P
Pharmaceuticals ETF (XPH)

  $75,476  

Impax Laboratories, Inc.
(NASDAQ: IPXL)

  12,150,270   $0.0062

SPDR® S&P
Pharmaceuticals ETF (XPH)

  $265,266  

Questcor Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
(NASDAQ: QCOR)

  12,150,270   $0.0218
Total $340,742 12,150,270 $0.0280
 

SPDR® S&P Metals &
Mining ETF (XME)

  $309,217  

Global Specialty Metals,
Inc. (NASDAQ: GSM)

  29,800,230   $0.0104
 

SSGA manages approximately $478 billion in SPDR ETF assets worldwide (as of September 30, 2016) 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 are managed by SSGA Funds Management, Inc., a registered investment adviser and wholly owned subsidiary of State Street Corporation. The funds provide investors with the flexibility to select investments that are precisely aligned to their investment strategy. Recognized as an industry pioneer, State Street created the first US listed ETF in 1993 (SPDR S&P 500® – Ticker SPY) and has remained on the forefront of responsible innovation, as evidenced by 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

For nearly four decades, State Street Global Advisors has been committed to helping financial professionals and those who rely on them achieve their investment objectives. We partner with institutions and financial professionals to help them reach their goals through a rigorous, research-driven process spanning both active and index disciplines. We take pride in working closely with our clients to develop precise investment strategies, including our pioneering family of SPDR ETFs. With trillions* in assets under management, our scale and global footprint provide access to markets and asset classes, and allow us to deliver expert insights and investment solutions.

State Street Global Advisors is the investment management arm of State Street Corporation.

*Assets under management were $2.4 trillion as of September 30, 2016. AUM reflects approx. $40 billion (as of 9/30/2016) with respect to which State Street Global Markets, LLC (SSGM) serves as marketing agent; SSGM and State Street Global Advisors are affiliated.

Important Information

Investing involves risk including the risk of loss of principal.

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.

In general, ETFs can be expected to move up or down in value with the value of the applicable index. Although ETFs may be bought and sold on the exchange through any brokerage account, ETFs are not individually redeemable from the Fund. Investors may acquire ETFs and tender them for redemption through the Fund in Creation Unit Aggregations only, please see the prospectus for more details.

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

Non-diversified funds that focus on a relatively small number of securities tend to be more volatile than diversified funds and the market as a whole.

Passively managed funds hold a range of securities that, in the aggregate, approximates the full Index in terms of key risk factors and other characteristics. This may cause the fund to experience tracking errors relative to performance of the index.

While the shares of ETFs are tradable on secondary markets, they may not readily trade in all market conditions and may trade at significant discounts in periods of market stress.

The information provided does not constitute investment advice and it should not be relied on as such. It should not be considered a solicitation to buy or an offer to sell a security. It does not take into account any investor's particular investment objectives, strategies, tax status or investment horizon. You should consult your tax and financial advisor. All material has been obtained from sources believed to be reliable. There is no representation or warranty as to the accuracy of the information and State Street shall have no liability for decisions based on such information.

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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.

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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Contacts

State Street Corporation
Andrew Hopkins, +1 617-664-2422
Ahopkins2@StateStreet.com