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SPDRŽ Trust, Series 1 and MidCap SPDRŽ Trust, Series 1 List on NYSE Arca
NEW YORK, February 24-- NYSE Euronext (NYX) announced that its wholly-owned subsidiary, NYSE Arca, today began trading SPDR Trust, Series 1 and the MidCap SPDR Trust, Series 1 ETFs on a listed basis after the Trusts transferred listing from NYSE Alternext US (formerly, the American Stock Exchange).
 
The Trusts began trading on NYSE Arca this morning as an exclusive primary listing. 
 
Background:
PDR Services LLC is the sponsor of the SPDR Trust, Series 1 and the MidCap SPDR Trust, Series 1, and is an indirect wholly-owned subsidiary of NYSE Euronext.  ALPS Distributors, Inc., a registered broker-dealer, is distributor for the SPDR Trust and the MidCap SPDR Trusts.  State Street Bank and Trust Company is the trustee for the SPDR Trust.   The Bank of New York Mellon is the trustee for the MidCap SPDR Trust.
 
Names and ticker symbols of the two SPDR Trusts listing on NYSE Arca:
Name of ETF                                                                   Symbol
SPDR Trust, Series 1                                                           SPY
Midcap SPDR Trust, Series 1                                                MDY
 
The funds’ prospectuses can be found at http://www.statestreetspdrs.com.
 
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 660 primary ETF, 46 ETV listings.  Additionally, NYSE Arca lists 87 ETNs, 241 Certificates, while trading all other eligible ETPs on an Unlisted Trading Privileges basis. On its European markets, NYSE Euronext has 397 primary ETFs, 73 ETV listings, 1 ETN and lists a total of 15,560 Warrants and Certificates as of the end of January 2009.
 
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, 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 also manages the leading European derivatives exchange by value of trading.  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.

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