SPDR® S&P Biotech ETF Receives Settlement Payment

  SPDR® S&P Biotech ETF Receives Settlement Payment

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BOSTON -- August 18, 2014

State Street Global Advisors announced today that the SPDR® S&P Biotech ETF
(NYSE: XBI- News) received payment as an authorized claimant from a class
action settlement related to Dendreon, Corp.

The total amount payable to the Fund is listed below. When the Fund calculates
its net asset value (“NAV”) per share on Tuesday, August 19, 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 15,

Fund                Settlement   Shares Outstanding      Per Share
                      Payment        as of August 15, 2014     Amount
SPDR® S&P Biotech   $233,312     7,500,000               $0.0311

Source: State Street Bank and Trust Co.

State Street Global Advisors manages more than $413 billion* in SPDR ETF
assets worldwide (as of June 30, 2014) and is one of the largest ETF providers
in the US and globally.

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* Assets under management include the assets of the SPDR® Gold ETF
(approximately $33 billion as of June 30, 2014), for which State Street Global
Markets, LLC, an affiliate of SSGA, serves as the distribution agent.

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