State Street Global Advisors Announces Name Change for Dow Diamonds

Monday, March 1, 2010 7:30 am 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 26, 2010, the name of the Dow Diamonds ETF (DIA) will change to SPDR® Dow Jones Industrial Average ETF to better reflect the firm’s unified brand. No changes are being made to the fund’s investment objective or ticker symbol. However, the CUSIP has changed from 252787106 to 78467X109.

Launched on January 14, 1998, SPDR Dow Jones Industrial Average ETF seeks to provide investment results that, before expenses, track the price and yield performance of the Dow Jones Industrial Average, an index of 30 blue-chip U.S. stocks. As of January 29, 2010, assets under management in the exchange traded fund totaled approximately $8 billion.

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

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

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.

Dow Jones®” and “Dow Jones Industrial AverageSM” are service marks of Dow Jones & Company, Inc. and have been licensed for use. THE SPDR Dow Jones Industrial Average ETF is not sponsored, endorsed, sold or promoted by Dow Jones, and Dow Jones makes no representation regarding the advisability of trading in such ETF.

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 Read it carefully.



Exp. Date: 12/31/2010


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