The Financial Select Sector SPDR® Fund to be Rebalanced

Wednesday, February 10, 2010 4:55 pm EST

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BOSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--State Street Global Advisors (SSgA), the investment management business of State Street Corporation (NYSE: STT), today announced that effective February 12, 2010, The Financial Select Sector SPDR® Fund (ticker: XLF) will be rebalancing to reflect the addition of Berkshire Hathaway (BRK/B) to its underlying index. Berkshire Hathaway will become a component security of the index for The Financial Select Sector SPDR® Fund on or about February 16, 2010. No changes are being made to the fund’s investment objectives or ticker symbol.

To facilitate an orderly rebalancing for the Financial Select Sector SPDR® Fund, the list of securities applicable to all purchase and redemption orders placed on Friday, February 12, 2010 for The Financial Select Sector SPDR® Fund will be based on post-rebalance index holdings instead of index holdings as of the close of business on Thursday, February 11, 2010.

State Street Global Advisors is one of the largest ETF providers globally with assets under management for SPDR ETFs totaling more than $204 billion as of December 31, 2009.

About State Street Global Advisors

State Street Global Advisors, the investment management business of State Street Corporation (NYSE: STT), delivers investment strategies and integrated solutions to clients worldwide across every asset class, investment approach and style. With $1.9 trillion in assets under management at December 31, 2009, State Street Global Advisors has investment centers in Boston, Hong Kong, London, Montreal, Munich, Paris, Singapore, Sydney, Tokyo, Toronto and Zurich, and offices in 26 cities worldwide. For more information, visit State Street Global Advisors at www.ssga.com.

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

Select Sector SPDR Funds bear a higher level of risk than more broadly diversified funds. All ETFs are subject to risk, including the possible loss of principal. Sector ETFs products are also subject to sector risk and non-diversification risk, which generally results in greater price fluctuations than the overall market.

The “SPDR®” trademark is used under license from The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. (“McGraw-Hill”). No financial product offered by State Street Corporation or its affiliates is sponsored, endorsed, sold or promoted by McGraw-Hill. Standard & Poor’s®, S&P®, SPDR®, S&P 500® and Select Sector SPDRs® are trademarks of The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc., and have been licensed for use by State Street Bank and Trust Company.

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. ALPS Distributors, Inc., a registered broker-dealer, is distributor for SPDR shares, MidCap SPDRs and Dow Diamonds, all unit investment trusts and Select Sector SPDRs.

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

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