State Street Global Advisors Announces Index Change to the SPDR
FTSE/Macquarie Global Infrastructure 100 ETF (Symbol: GII)
BOSTON -- April 30, 2013
State Street Global Advisors (SSgA), the asset management business of State
Street Corporation (NYSE: STT), today announced changes to the index and name
of the SPDR FTSE/Macquarie Global Infrastructure 100 ETF (Symbol:GII).
Effective May 1, 2013, the SPDR FTSE/Macquarie Global Infrastructure 100 ETF
began tracking The S&P Global Infrastructure Index and was renamed the SPDR
S&P® Global Infrastructure ETF. The fund’s ticker symbol (GII) remains
unchanged and no action is required by shareholders. The annual expense ratio
will change from 0.59 to 0.40 percent.
The S&P Global Infrastructure Index provides liquid and tradable exposure to
75 companies from around the world that represent the listed infrastructure
universe. To create diversified exposure across the global listed
infrastructure market, the index has balanced weights across three distinct
infrastructure clusters: Utilities, Transportation and Energy.
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 Corporation, one of the world’s leading
providers of financial services to institutional investors.
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
ETFs trade like stocks, 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.
Foreign investments involve greater risks than US investments, including
political and economic risks and the risk of currency fluctuations, all of
which may be magnified in emerging markets.
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.
State Street Corporation
Elizabeth Bartlett, 617-662-2903
Troy Mayclim, 914-686-5599
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