BOSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The SPDR® Exchange Traded Fund (ETF) listed in the table below, announced today that the Fund received a payment as an authorized claimant from a class action settlement related to Salix Pharmaceuticals, Ltd * (NYSE: BHC) securities litigation.
The total payment to be received by the Fund is listed below. When the Fund calculates its net asset value (“NAV”) per share on Friday, June 14, 2019, it is estimated that the Fund’s NAV will be impacted by the amount stated below based on shares outstanding as of June 12, 2019.
Shares Outstanding as of
* Salix Pharmaceuticals (“Salix”) is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Bausch Health Companies Inc. (NYSE: BHC)
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Information about XPH is intended for U.S. investors and for certain non-U.S. investors who are qualified to receive product information in accordance with a local jurisdiction’s private placement or marketing restrictions.
The S&P Pharmaceuticals Select Industry Index (the "Index") represents the pharmaceuticals segment of the S&P Total Market Index ("S&P TMI"). The S&P TMI is designed to track the broad U.S. equity market. The pharmaceuticals segment of the S&P TMI comprises the Pharmaceuticals sub-industry. The Index is one of twenty-one (21) of the S&P Select Industry Indices (the "Select Industry Indices"), each designed to measure the performance of a narrow sub-industry or group of sub-industries determined based on the Global Industry Classification Standard ("GICS").
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