BOSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sep 13, 2018--State Street Global Advisors, the asset management business of State Street Corporation (NYSE: STT), announced today that 29 additional SPDR ETFs with $33.56 billion in assets under management* have been cross-listed on the International Quotation System (SIC) of the Mexican stock exchange, Bolsa Mexicana de Valores (BMV). With the addition of these funds, the number of SPDR ETFs listed on the BMV now totals 74.

“We are always looking for opportunities to improve access to the markets for investors around the globe, and these additional listings provide greater choice to our institutional clients in the region,” said Kathryn Sweeney, head of SPDR Americas Institutional Sales. “Having cross-listed the first SPDR ETFs on the BMV in 2006, the Mexican market has remained a strategic priority for over a decade, and we continue to strive to provide clients with the products and exposures that they have been asking for in this market.”

The 29 SPDR ETFs newly listed on the BMV with net expense ratios ranging from 0.04% - 0.59% include:

“We are excited to be substantially expanding the number of SPDR ETFs cross-listed in Mexico,” said Heinz Volquarts, head of SPDR ETF Business Development in Mexico and Latin America. “Our team in Mexico and Latin America has grown significantly in recent years as ETF adoption by institutional investors has flourished. With the addition of these 29 cross-listed SPDR ETFs, investors seeking peso-denominated SPDRs will have a much broader offering available to achieve their investment objectives.”

* Source: Bloomberg as of 8/24/18

About SPDR Exchange Traded Funds

SPDR ETFs are a comprehensive family spanning an array of international and domestic asset classes. SPDR ETFs are managed by SSGA Funds Management, Inc., a registered investment adviser and wholly owned subsidiary of State Street Corporation. The funds provide investors with the flexibility to select investments that are precisely aligned to their investment strategy. Recognized as an industry pioneer, State Street created the first US listed ETF in 1993 (SPDR S&P 500 ® – Ticker SPY) and has remained on the forefront of responsible innovation, as evidenced by the introduction of many ground-breaking products, including first-to-market launches with gold, international real estate, international fixed income, and sector ETFs. For more information, visit www.spdrs.com.

About State Street Global Advisors

For four decades, State Street Global Advisors has served the world’s governments, institutions and financial advisors. With a rigorous, risk-aware approach built on research, analysis and market-tested experience, we build from a breadth of active and index strategies to create cost-effective solutions. As stewards, we help portfolio companies see that what is fair for people and sustainable for the planet can deliver long-term performance. And, as pioneers in index, ETF, and ESG investing, we are always inventing new ways to invest. As a result, we have become the world’s third largest asset manager with nearly US $2.72 trillion* under our care.

*This figure is presented as of June 30, 2018 and includes approximately $33 billion of assets with respect to SPDR products for which State Street Global Advisors Funds Distributors, LLC (SSGA FD) acts solely as the marketing agent. SSGA FD and State Street Global Advisors are affiliated.

Important Information

In general, ETFs can be expected to move up or down in value with the value of the applicable index. Although ETFs may be bought and sold on the exchange through any brokerage account, ETFs are not individually redeemable from the Fund. Investors may acquire ETFs and tender them for redemption through the Fund in Creation Unit Aggregations only, please see the prospectus for more details.

Because the SPDR SSGA Active Asset Allocation ETFs are actively managed, they are therefore subject to the risk that the investments selected by SSGA may cause the ETFs to underperform relative to their benchmarks or other funds with similar investment objectives.

Standard & Poor’s, S&P and SPDR are registered trademarks of Standard & Poor’s Financial Services LLC (S&P); Dow Jones is a registered trademark of Dow Jones Trademark Holdings LLC (Dow Jones); and these trademarks have been licensed for use by S&P Dow Jones Indices LLC (SPDJI) and sublicensed for certain purposes by State Street Corporation. State Street Corporation’s financial products are not sponsored, endorsed, sold or promoted by SPDJI, Dow Jones, S&P, their respective affiliates and third party licensors and none of such parties make any representation regarding the advisability of investing in such product(s) nor do they have any liability in relation thereto, including for any errors, omissions, or interruptions of any index.

Investing involves risk including the risk of loss of principal.

ETFs trade like stocks, are subject to investment risk, fluctuate in market value and may trade at prices above or below the ETFs net asset value. Brokerage commissions and ETF expenses will reduce returns.

All ETFs are subject to risk, including possible loss of principal.

Foreign (non-U.S.) Securities may be subject to greater political, economic, environmental, credit and information risks. Foreign securities may be subject to higher volatility than U.S. securities, due to varying degrees of regulation and limited liquidity. These risks are magnified in emerging markets.

Bond funds contain interest rate risk (as interest rates rise bond prices usually fall); the risk of issuer default; issuer credit risk; liquidity risk; and inflation risk. There are additional risks for funds that invest in mortgage-backed and asset-backed securities including the risk of issuer default; credit risk and inflation risk.

Non-diversified funds that focus on a relatively small number of securities tend to be more volatile than diversified funds and the market as a whole.

Passively managed funds hold a range of securities that, in the aggregate, approximates the full Index in terms of key risk factors and other characteristics. This may cause the fund to experience tracking errors relative to performance of the index.

While the shares of ETFs are tradable on secondary markets, they may not readily trade in all market conditions and may trade at significant discounts in periods of market stress.

Distributor: State Street Global Advisors Funds Distributors, LLC, member FINRA, SIPC, an indirect wholly owned subsidiary of State Street Corporation. References to State Street may include State Street Corporation and its affiliates. Certain State Street affiliates provide services and receive fees from the SPDR ETFs. ALPS Distributors, Inc., member FINRA, is distributor for SPDR ® S&P ® 500, SPDR ® S&P ® MidCap 400 and SPDR Dow Jones Industrial Average, and all unit investment trusts. ALPS Portfolio Solutions Distributor, Inc. member FINRA, is distributor for Select Sector SPDRs. ALPS Distributors, Inc. and ALPS Portfolio Solutions Distributor, Inc. are not affiliated with State Street Global Advisors Funds Distributors, LLC

Before investing, consider the funds’ investment objectives, risks, charges and expenses. To obtain a prospectus or summary prospectus which contains this and other information, visit spdrs.com to download a prospectus or summary prospectus or call 800.997.7327. Read it carefully before investing.

State Street Global Advisors Funds Distributors, LLC, member FINRA, SIPC, One Lincoln Street, Boston, MA 02111.

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Exp date: 9/30/19

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