SPDR(R) ETF Family Announces Impact of AOL Time Warner Securities Litigation Settlement
The SPDR® S&P 500 ETF (SPDR Trust, Series I, AMEX:SPY - News), Technology Select Sector SPDR® Fund (AMEX:XLK - News); Consumer Discretionary Select Sector SPDR® Fund (AMEX:XLY - News), SPDR® DJ Global Titans ETF (AMEX:DGT - News), SPDR® DJ Wilshire Total Market ETF (AMEX:TMW - News), SPDR® DJ Wilshire Large Cap Growth ETF (AMEX:ELG - News), and Morgan Stanley Technology ETF (AMEX:MTK - News), announced today that each Fund received payments from the America Online / Time Warner Securities Litigation Settlement as authorized claimants.
The settlement stemmed from a lawsuit alleging violations of the Securities Act of 1933 and Securities Exchange Act of 1934 between 1999-2002. The amounts each Fund received from the settlement are listed below. When each Fund calculates its net asset value (“NAV”) per share on Wednesday, August 1, 2007, it is estimated that each Funds’ NAV will be impacted by the receipt of the corresponding payment in the amount stated below based on the shares outstanding as of July 31, 2007.
|Fund||Litigation Settlement Payment||Shares Outstanding as of July 31, 2007||Per Share Amount|
|SPDR® S&P 500 ETF||$15,945,512|
|Technology Select Sector SPDR® Fund||$1,968,281||93,553,890||$0.021|
|Consumer Discretionary Select Sector SPDR® Fund||$74,628||13,851,564||$0.005|
|SPDR® DJ Global Titans ETF||$22,488||2,200,237||$0.010|
|SPDR® DJ Wilshire Total Market ETF||$44,509||1,200,117||$0.037|
|SPDR® DJ Wilshire Large Cap Growth ETF||$41,238||4,000,112||$0.010|
|Morgan Stanley Technology ETF||$92,760||3,100,104||$0.030|
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Marie McGehee, 617-664-1898
Troy Mayclim, 914-686-5599