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First U.S. Trust Based on a Commodity Completes First Day of Trading
StreetTRACKS® Gold Shares Trust Trades 6 Million Shares

NEW YORK, November 18, 2004 –Today, the streetTRACKS® Gold Shares Trust completed its first day of trading on the NYSE with 6 million shares traded, a record for any derivative, ETF or structured product listed on the NYSE.   Gold Shares, the first commodity-based security available in the United States, provides investors with access to the gold bullion market through a tradable security representing a fractional, undivided beneficial ownership in the Gold Shares Trust.  Designed to reduce the barriers to investing in gold, the streetTRACKS® Gold Shares Trust is comprised entirely of gold bullion and cash.

The New York Stock Exchange is the world's leading and most technologically advanced equities market.   The NYSE continues to list innovative new structured products, Exchange Traded Funds and other derivative securities. 

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