The SPDR® Dow Jones Industrial Average ETF and SPDR® Global Dow ETF (NYSE: DIA- News and DGT- News), announced today that the Funds received payment as an authorized claimant from a class action settlement related to American International Group, Inc.
The total amounts payable to the Funds are listed below. When the Funds calculate their net asset value (“NAV”) per share on Wednesday, December 3, 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 December 1, 2014.
|Per Share Amount|
|SPDR® Dow Jones Industrial Average ETF||$3,901,346||70,942,867||$0.0550|
|SPDR® Global Dow ETF||$ 23,687||1,600,464||$0.0148|
State Street manages more than $413 billion in SPDR ETF assets worldwide (as of September 30, 2014) and is one of the largest ETF providers in the US and globally.
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Because of their narrow focus, sector funds tend to be more volatile than funds that diversify across many sectors and companies.Frequent trading of ETFs could significantly increase commissions and other costs such that they may offset any savings from low fees or costs.The “SPDR” trademark is used under license from The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. (“McGraw-Hill”). No financial product offered by State Street Corporation or its affiliates is sponsored, endorsed, sold or promoted by McGraw-Hill. S&P® is a trademark of McGraw-Hill and has been licensed for use by State Street Bank and Trust Company.
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