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Change of Name for SPDRŽ Trust, Series 1 and MidCap SPDRŽ Trust, Series 1
NEW YORK , January 27-- NYSE Euronext (NYX) announced that effective at the close of business on January 27, 2010, the name of the SPDR Trust, Series 1 has been changed to SPDR ® S&P 500® ETF Trust and the name of the MidCap SPDR Trust, Series 1 has been changed to SPDR® S&P MidCap 400 ETF Trust. 

Background:

PDR Services LLC is the sponsor of the SPDR® S&P 500® ETF Trust (SPDR 500 Trust:  SPY) and the SPDR® S&P MidCap 400 ETF Trust (SPDR MidCap 400 Trust:  MDY), and is an indirect wholly-owned subsidiary of NYSE Euronext.  ALPS Distributors, Inc., a registered broker-dealer, is distributor for the SPDR 500 Trust and the SPDR MidCap 400 Trust.  State Street Bank and Trust Company is the trustee for the SPDR 500 Trust.   The Bank of New York Mellon is the trustee for the SPDR MidCap 400 Trust.

About NYSE Euronext
NYSE Euronext (NYX) is a leading global operator of financial markets and provider of innovative trading technologies. The company's exchanges in Europe and the United States trade equities, futures, options, fixed-income and exchange-traded products. With more than 8,000 listed issues, NYSE Euronext's equities markets – the New York Stock Exchange, NYSE Euronext, NYSE Amex, NYSE Alternext and NYSE Arca – represent nearly 40 percent of the world's equities trading, the most liquidity of any global exchange group. NYSE Euronext also operates NYSE Liffe, the leading European derivatives business and the world's second-largest derivatives business by value of trading. The company offers comprehensive commercial technology, connectivity and market data products and services through NYSE Technologies. NYSE Euronext is in the S&P 500 index, and is the only exchange operator in the S&P 100 index and Fortune 500.   For more information, please visit: http://www.nyx.com.

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Disclaimer:

Before investing, carefully consider the trusts’ investment objectives, risks, charges and expenses. To obtain a prospectus which contains this and other information, call 1-866-787-2257 or visit www.statestreetspdrs.com.    Read it carefully.

 

ETFs trade like stocks, are subject to investment risk and will fluctuate in market value.



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