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NYSE Euronext Celebrates 20 Year Anniversary of SPDR S&P 500 ETF (SPY)
For Release: 28 Jan 13
-Jim Ross, global head of SPDR Exchange Traded Funds at
State Street Global Advisors (SSgA) to ring the NYSE Closing Bell-

Mr. Ross will be available for press interviews

On Tuesday, January 29, NYSE Euronext executives, Jim Ross, senior managing director and global head of SPDR Exchange Traded Funds at SSgA, and guests will visit the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) and ring the NYSE Closing Bell to celebrate the 20-year anniversary of the inaugural listing of the first ETF, the SPDR S&P 500 ETF (NYSE Arca: SPY) on January 29, 1993.

SPY is the largest ETF with more than $123 billion in assets under management and the most traded equity security in the world.   

Jim Ross is the Global Head of SSgA's Exchange Traded Funds business. In this role, he is responsible globally for all aspects of the exchange traded fund business including strategy, research, product development, marketing and capital markets interaction. Jim also serves as Chairman of the Investment Company Institute's Exchange-Traded Funds Committee.

State Street manages more than $340 billion in SPDR ETF assets worldwide (as of December 31, 2012) and is one of the largest ETF providers globally.

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About State Street Global Advisors:
State Street Global Advisors (SSgA) is a global leader in asset management.  The firm is relied on by sophisticated investors worldwide for its disciplined investment process, powerful global investment platform and access to every major asset class, capitalization range and style.  SSgA is the asset management business of State Street Corporation, one of the world’s leading providers of financial services to institutional investors. 

Tuesday, January 29, 2013
NYSE Security Checkpoint/Tent at corner of Exchange Place and Broad Street
3:30 p.m.    Media escorted into the building for bell ringing
4:00 p.m.    NYSE Closing Bell rings                                                               

Media interested in covering the bell ringing MUST contact Katrina Clay at 212-656-2017 or

Photos available via Associated Press/New York (212.621.1902), Reuters America (646.223.6285), Getty Images (646.613.4141), Bloomberg Photo (212.617.3420), European Press Agency (917.670.1323), and Insider Images. The Opening Bell (starting at 9:25 a.m.) feed is available via Encompass loop #4009. Media seeking footage via The Switch should contact NYSE Broadcast at 212.656.5483.

For photos and video of the bell ringing, connect with NYSE Euronext on Facebook (NYSE Euronext), YouTube (nysetv1), and Twitter (@NYSEEuronext), #NYSEBell, and NYSE Arca on Twitter @nyse_etp

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