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State Street Global Advisors Lists Two SPDRŽBond ETFs on NYSE Arca
 

NEW YORK , January 27-- NYSE Euronext (NYX) announced that its wholly-owned subsidiary, NYSE Arca, today began trading two SPDR® Bond ETFs. 

Names and ticker symbols of the two SPDR Bond ETFs trading on NYSE Arca:

Name of ETF

Symbol

SPDR Barclays Capital Mortgage Backed Bond ETF                              

MBG

SPDR Barclays Capital Short Term International Treasury Bond ETF

 

BWZ

SPDR Barclays Capital Mortgage Backed Bond ETF (MBG):

The fund's investment objective is to provide investment results that, before fees and expenses, correspond generally to the price and yield performance of an index that tracks the U.S. agency mortgage pass-through sector of the U.S. investment grade bond market. There is no assurance that the fund will achieve its investment objective.

SPDR Barclays Capital Short Term International Treasury Bond ETF (BWZ):

The fund's investment objective is to provide investment results that, before fees and expenses, correspond generally to the price and yield performance of an index that measures the short-term (1-3 year remaining maturity) fixed rate, investment grade debt issued by foreign governments of investment grade countries. There is no assurance the fund will achieve its investment objectives.

 

The funds’ prospectuses can be found at http://www.spdrs.com .

About State Street Global Advisors

State Street Global Advisors, the investment management arm of State Street Corporation (NYSE: STT ), delivers investment strategies and integrated solutions to clients worldwide across every asset class, investment approach and style. With $1.4 trillion in assets under management at December 31, 2008, State Street Global Advisors has investment centers in Boston , Hong Kong, London , Montreal , Munich , Paris , Singapore , Sydney , Tokyo , Toronto and Zurich , and offices in 27 cities worldwide.

(Source: State Street Global Advisors)

 

Background on Exchange Traded Products (ETPs) on NYSE Euronext

NYSE Euronext operates the world's largest Exchange Traded Products marketplace, and is the leading venue for Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs), Exchange Traded Notes (ETNs), Exchange Traded Vehicles (ETVs) and Warrants and Certificates trading.  NYSE Euronext's offering of these products provides investors access to regulated listings as well as fast and innovative trading tools to access liquidity. NYSE Arca, NYSE Euronext's US market for ETFs, has 717 primary ETF and ETV listings.  Additionally, NYSE Arca lists 85 ETNs, 250 Certificates, while trading all other eligible ETPs on an Unlisted Trading Privileges basis. On its European markets, NYSE Euronext has 396 primary ETFs, 73 ETV listings, 1 ETN and lists a total of 15,243 Warrants and Certificates as of the end of December 2008.

About NYSE Euronext
NYSE Euronext (NYX) is the world’s leading, most liquid and diverse exchange group.  It offers a broad and growing array of financial products and services in cash equities, futures, options, exchange-traded products, bonds, market data, and commercial technology solutions, all designed to meet the evolving needs of issuers, investors and financial institutions.  Spanning multiple asset classes and six countries, NYSE Euronext’s exchanges include the New York Stock Exchange, Liffe, the leading European derivatives exchange by value of trading, Euronext and NYSE Arca.  With more than 6,500 listed issues, more than any other exchange group, trading on NYSE Euronext’s equity markets represents more than one-third of the world's cash equities volume.  NYSE Euronext is part of the S&P 500 index and the only exchange operator in the S&P 100 index.  For more information, please visit www.nyx.com.


Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements
This press release may contain forward-looking statements, including forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Such forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to, statements concerning NYSE Euronext’s plans, objectives, expectations and intentions and other statements that are not historical or current facts. Forward-looking statements are based on NYSE Euronext’s current expectations and involve risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed or implied in such forward-looking statements. Factors that could cause NYSE Euronext’s results to differ materially from current expectations include, but are not limited to: NYSE Euronext’s ability to implement its strategic initiatives, economic, political and market conditions and fluctuations, government and industry regulation, interest rate risk and U.S. and global competition, and other factors detailed in NYSE Euronext’s reference document for 2007 (“document de référence”) filed with the French Autorité des Marchés Financiers (Registered on June 15, 2008 under No. R. 08-054), 2007 Annual Report on Form 10-K and other periodic reports filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission or the French Autorité des Marchés Financiers. In addition, these statements are based on a number of assumptions that are subject to change. Accordingly, actual results may be materially higher or lower than those projected. The inclusion of such projections herein should not be regarded as a representation by NYSE Euronext that the projections will prove to be correct. This press release speaks only as of this date. NYSE Euronext disclaims any duty to update the information herein.



Contact: Christiaan Brakman
Phone: 212-656-2094
Email:  cbrakman@nyx.com