State Street Global Advisors Launches North American Natural Resources ETF

Friday, December 18, 2015 9:16 am EST

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"Recent volatility in the energy sector has many clients asking us for a different approach to gaining exposure to US and Canadian natural resources companies than what may be currently available to them"

BOSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--State Street Global Advisors (SSGA), the asset management business of State Street Corporation (NYSE:STT), announced that the SPDR S&P North American Natural Resources ETF (NANR) began trading on the NYSE Arca on December 16, 2015. NANR is designed to meet demand for natural resources equity exposure by providing access to companies in the energy, materials and agriculture industries. NANR provides investors with an approach that weights the sub-sectors of the portfolio 45 percent energy, 35 percent materials and 20 percent agriculture stocks.

“Recent volatility in the energy sector has many clients asking us for a different approach to gaining exposure to US and Canadian natural resources companies than what may be currently available to them,” said James Ross, executive vice president and global head of SPDR Exchange Traded Funds at State Street Global Advisors. “NANR offers a more balanced approach to investing in natural resources companies as opposed to a single sector energy allocation, which may be skewed to oil companies.”

The SPDR S&P North American Natural Resources ETF seeks to track the S&P BMI North American Natural Resources Index, a sub-set of the S&P Global Large MidCap Commodity and Natural Resources Index. The index component securities represent a combination of securities of companies in the following three natural resources categories: energy, materials, and agriculture. The SPDR S&P North American Natural Resources ETF’s gross expense ratio is 0.35 percent.

For more information on the SPDR S&P North American Natural Resources ETF, visit www.spdrs.com.

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 nearly four decades, State Street Global Advisors has been committed to helping financial professionals and those who rely on them achieve their investment objectives. We partner with institutions and financial professionals to help them reach their goals through a rigorous, research-driven process spanning both active and index disciplines. We take pride in working closely with our clients to develop precise investment strategies, including our pioneering family of SPDR® ETFs. With trillions* in assets under management, our scale and global footprint provide unrivaled access to markets and asset classes, and allow us to deliver expert insights and investment solutions.

State Street Global Advisors is the investment management arm of State Street Corporation.

*Assets under management were $2.2 trillion as of September 30, 2015. Assets under management include approximately $25 billion as of September 30, 2015, for which State Street Global Markets, LLC, an affiliate of SSGA, serves as the distribution agent.

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.

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.

Currency exchange rates between the U.S. dollar and foreign currencies may cause the value of the fund’s investments to decline.

Equity securities may fluctuate in value in response to the activities of individual companies and general market and economic conditions.

Geographic focused investments may be subject to significant volatility given the concentration across a single country or region.

Natural resources industries can be significantly affected by changes in supply of, or demand for, various natural resources, as well as by events relating to international political and economic developments, energy conservation, the success of exploration projects, commodity prices, and tax and other government regulations.

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

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, 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.

Distributor: State Street Global Markets, LLC, member FINRA, SIPC, a 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.

Before investing, consider the fund’s investment objectives, risks, charges and expenses, which are described in the fund’s prospectus. To obtain a prospectus or summary prospectus which contains information regarding these risks and other information, call 866.787.2257 or visit spdrs.com. Read it carefully.

Not FDIC Insured * No Bank Guarantee * May Lose Value

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