State Street Global Advisors Announces ETF Share Splits

State Street Global Advisors (SSGA), the asset management business of State Street Corporation (NYSE:STT), today announced share splits on 10 SPDR ETFs that offer exposure to companies in specific US industries. With a share split, the aggregate market value of shares outstanding is not impacted. The splits lower the funds’ share prices and increase the number of outstanding shares.

The Record Date for the share split will be 9/8/2015 and the Pay Date will be 9/10/2015.

The SPDR ETFs with share splits include:


Fund Name

Split Ratio

XAR SPDR S&P Aerospace & Defense ETF 2:01
XBI SPDR S&P Biotech ETF 3:01
XHE SPDR S&P Health Care Equipment ETF 2:01
XHS SPDR S&P Health Care Services ETF 2:01
XPH SPDR S&P Pharmaceuticals ETF 2:01
XRT SPDR S&P Retail ETF 2:01
XSD SPDR S&P Semiconductor ETF 2:01
XSW SPDR S&P Software & Services ETF 2:01
XTN SPDR S&P Transportation ETF 2:01
MTK SPDR Morgan Stanley Technology ETF 2:01

James Ross, executive vice president and global head of SPDR Exchange Traded Funds at State Street Global Advisors said: “The success of our market leading sector and industry suite has not changed our continuous commitment to adding value to investors whenever possible. These share splits will make the 10 SPDR ETFs more affordable for investors through lower trading costs and provide greater efficiency in the creation and redemption process, which leads to the potential for increased liquidity.”

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