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BABS

SPDR® Nuveen Barclays Build America Bond ETF

Fund Objective

The SPDR® Nuveen Barclays Build America Bond ETF seeks to provide investment results that, before fees and expenses, correspond generally to the price and yield performance of the Barclays Build America Bond Index.

Ordinary brokerage commissions may apply.

Fund Information

As of 03/05/2015
Ticker SymbolBABS
Primary BenchmarkBarclays Build America Bond Index
CUSIP78464A276
Short Selling AllowedYes
Options AvailableNo
Gross Expense Ratio

The gross expense ratio is the fund's total annual operating expense ratio. It is gross of any fee waivers or expense reimbursements. It can be found in the fund's most recent prospectus.

0.35%
Inception Date05/12/2010
Investment ManagerSSgA Funds Management, Inc.
DistributorState Street Global Markets, LLC
Distribution FrequencyMonthly
ExchangeNYSE ARCA EXCHANGE

Fund Characteristics

As of 03/03/2015
Average Maturity in Years

Average Maturity

The market value-weighted average maturity of the bonds in a portfolio, where maturity is defined as Stated Final for bullet maturity bonds and the average time to receipt of all principal payments for amortizing instruments, including mortgage pass-throughs, CMOs, amortizing asset-backed securities and ARMs.

24.99
Average Price$133.41
Average Yield To Worst

For callable and/or puttable securities, the minimum value of the yield to maturity, yield to put, and yield to call. When aggregating YTW for a portfolio level statistic, the weighted average of the YTW and market value for each security is used.

3.90%
Current Yield

 Average Current Yield

The market value weighted average current coupon of the bonds in the portfolio divided by current market price of the bonds in the portfolio.

4.76%
Modified Adjusted Duration

Modified Adjusted Duration

An option-adjusted measure of a portfolio's sensitivity to changes in interest rates.  Calculated as the percentage change of a portfolio's value for a 100 basis point change in yield.

12.68 years
Number of Holdings191
Yield To Maturity

Average Yield to Maturity

The market weighted average rate of return anticipated on the bonds held in a portfolio if they were to be held to their maturity date.

4.03%

Yields

As of 03/04/2015
30 Day SEC Yield

30 Day SEC Yield (Standardized Yield) 

An annualized yield that is calculated by dividing the investment income earned by the fund less expenses over the most recent 30-day period by the current maximum offering price.

3.63%
Fund Dividend Yield

Fund Dividend Yield is the sum of the most recent 12 dividends within the past 365 days divided by Net Asset Value per share, expressed as a percentage.

3.89%

Index Characteristics

As of 03/03/2015
Average Coupon

 Average Coupon

The [market value] weighted average coupon of the bonds in a portfolio

6.39%
Average Credit Quality

Average Credit Quality

Barclays uses the "middle rating" of Moody's, S&P, and Fitch to determine a security's index classification. If only two of the agencies rate a security, then the most conservative (lowest) rating will be used. If only one rating agency rates a security, that one rating will be used. Where there are no security level ratings, an issuer rating may be used to determine index classification.

AA3
Average Maturity in Years24.93
Average Price$133.02
Average SpreadN/A
Average Yield To Worst

For callable and/or puttable securities, the minimum value of the yield to maturity, yield to put, and yield to call. When aggregating YTW for a portfolio level statistic, the weighted average of the YTW and market value for each security is used.

3.89%
Convexity2.26%
Current Yield

 Average Current Yield

The market value weighted average current coupon of the bonds in the portfolio divided by current market price of the bonds in the portfolio.

4.80%
Modified Adjusted Duration

Modified Adjusted Duration

An option-adjusted measure of a portfolio's sensitivity to changes in interest rates.  Calculated as the percentage change of a portfolio's value for a 100 basis point change in yield.

12.49 years
Number of Holdings193
Real Modified Duration

Real Adjusted Duration

A measure of the percentage price change of an inflation linked security associated with a change in real interest rates.

N/A
Tracking ErrorN/A
Yield To Maturity

Average Yield to Maturity

The market weighted average rate of return anticipated on the bonds held in a portfolio if they were to be held to their maturity date.

4.07%

Fund Documents

Fund Market Price

As of 03/04/2015
Bid/Ask$62.98
Closing Price$62.99
Day High$63.11
Day Low$62.75
Exchange Volume (shares)3,346
Premium/Discount0.19%
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Fund Net Asset Value

NAV

Market value of a mutual fund's and ETF's total assets, minus liabilities, divided by the number of shares outstanding

As of 03/04/2015
Price$62.86
Shares Outstanding2.30 M
Total Net Assets$144.58 M
Most Recent NAV / NAV History XLS

Fund Net Cash Amount

As of 03/04/2015
Net Cash Amount$1,865,901.65

Purchase Information

Buying and Selling ETFs

ETFs are flexible and easy to trade. Investors buy and sell them like stocks, typically through a brokerage account. Investors can also employ traditional stock trading techniques; including stop orders, limit orders, margin purchases, and short sales using ETFs. They are listed on major US Stock Exchanges.

ETFs are subject to risk similar to those of stocks including those regarding short-selling and margin account maintenance.

Ordinary brokerage commissions apply.

Performance Graphs

Month End as of 01/31/2015

Fund Inception Date: 05/12/2010

Index Inception Date: 05/12/2010

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Quarter End as of 12/31/2014

Fund Inception Date: 05/12/2010

Index Inception Date: 05/12/2010

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Fund Top Holdings

Subject to change.

As of 03/03/2015
NameWeightMarket ValueISIN
NEW JERSEY ST TURNPIKE AUTH 7.102 01/01/20414.40%6,382,171.84US646139X831
CALIFORNIA ST 7.55 04/01/20394.02%5,821,185.27US13063A5G50
CALIFORNIA ST 7.3 10/01/20393.89%5,636,499.94US13063A7D02
CALIFORNIA ST 7.5 04/01/20342.85%4,129,017.25US13063A5E03
BAY AREA CA TOLL AUTH TOLL BRI 7.043 04/01/20502.32%3,364,705.32US072024NV09
CALIFORNIA ST 7.6 11/01/20402.28%3,300,552.39US13063BJC72
LOS ANGELES CA UNIF SCH DIST 6.758 07/01/20342.04%2,963,398.74US544646ZR64
BAY AREA CA TOLL AUTH TOLL BRI 6.263 04/01/20491.95%2,832,626.44US072024ND01
CALIFORNIA ST 7.625 03/01/20401.84%2,663,895.48US13063BFR87
TEXAS ST 4.631 04/01/20331.62%2,345,173.75US882722VP38
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Fund Sector Allocation

As of 03/03/2015
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Index Sector Allocation

As of 03/03/2015
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Fund Quality Breakdown

As of 03/03/2015
Aaa10.78%
Aa44.98%
A43.66%
Baa0.58%

Index Quality Breakdown

Quality Breakdown

Barclays uses the "middle rating" of Moody's, S&P, and Fitch to determine a security's index classification. If only two of the agencies rate a security, then the most conservative (lowest) rating will be used. If only one rating agency rates a security, that one rating will be used. Where there are no security level ratings, an issuer rating may be used to determine index classification.  Barclays Index breakdowns are grouped into larger categories.  For example, AAA+ and AAA are listed as Aaa; AA1, AA2, and AA3 are listed as Aa, etc.

As of 03/03/2015
Aaa10.28%
Aa46.29%
A42.67%
Baa0.77%

Fund Maturity Ladder

As of 03/03/2015
0 - 1 Year0.08%
5 - 7 Years1.32%
7 - 10 Years0.41%
10 - 15 Years4.39%
15 - 20 Years16.52%
20 - 30 Years58.73%
> 30 Years18.55%

Index Maturity Ladder

As of 03/03/2015
5 - 7 Years0.65%
7 - 10 Years0.68%
10 - 15 Years4.00%
15 - 20 Years17.74%
20 - 30 Years58.83%
> 30 Years18.10%

Fund Top Ten States

As of 03/03/2015
NameWeight
CALIFORNIA-CA37.26%
NEW YORK-NY13.64%
TEXAS-TX11.54%
NEW JERSEY-NJ6.88%
ILLINOIS-IL4.89%
OHIO-OH4.60%
GEORGIA-GA3.55%
MASSACHUSETTS-MA3.15%
PENNSYLVANIA-PA2.53%
WASHINGTON-WA1.69%

After-tax returns are calculated based on NAV using the historical highest individual federal marginal income tax rates and do not reflect the impact of state and local taxes. Actual after-tax returns depend on the investor's tax situation and may differ from those shown. The after-tax returns shown are not relevant to investors who hold their fund shares through tax-deferred arrangements such as 401(k) plans or individual retirement accounts.

Performance of an index is not illustrative of any particular investment. It is not possible to invest directly in an index.

Barclays is a trademark of Barclays, the investment banking division of Barclays Bank PLC ("Barclays") and has been licensed for use in connection with the listing and trading of the SPDR Barclays ETFs. The products are not sponsored by, endorsed, sold or promoted by Barclays and Barclays makes no representation regarding the advisability of investing in them.

As with all stocks, you may be required to deposit more money or securities into your margin account if the equity, including the amount attributable to your ETF shares, declines.

Unless otherwise noted all information contained herein is that of the SPDR Nuveen Barclays Build America Bond ETF.

State Street Global Markets, LLC is the distributor for all registered products on behalf of the advisor.  SSgA Funds Management has retained Nuveen Asset Management as the sub-advisor.

Municipal Bond ETF Management Team

Senior Portfolio Manager Matt Pappas Vice President Show Bio

Matthew is a Vice President of State Street Global Advisors where he is a Senior Portfolio Manager within Global Fixed Income, Cash and Currency (FICC). Matt is a member of the Global Rates and Sector Strategy group and manages various global investment grade multi sector strategies designed to meet or exceed client specific objectives incorporating global interest rates, Corporate debt, US TIPS and Agency MBS.

Prior to his current role, Matt was a research analyst in the Credit Research group supporting the Securities Lending and Cash desk. This role included both quantitative and qualitative credit analysis on corporate and short-term structured products. Matt originally joined SSGA as an Investment Operations associate before transitioning to the Research group in 2002. Matt has been a member of the Fixed Income area since joining SSGA in 1999.

Matt earned his MBA with a concentration in Finance from Bryant University. He obtained his Bachelor degree in Accounting from the University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth.

After Tax Returns

After-tax returns are calculated using the historical highest individual federal marginal income tax rates, and do not reflect the impact of state and local taxes. Actual after tax returns depend on the investor's tax situation and may differ from those shown, and the after-tax returns shown are not relevant to investors who hold their fund shres through tad deferred arrangements such as 401(k) plans or individual retiredment accounts. After tax returns may not take into account year end tax adjustments, which are calculated only at the end of each tax year. The after tax returns could differ after year end tax adjustments are accounted for.

Barclays Build America Bond Index

The Barclays Build America Bond Index is a subset of the Barclays Taxable Municipal Bond Index. The Index consists of all direct pay Build America Bonds that satisfy the rules of the Barclays Taxable Municipal Index. The Barclays Taxable Municipal Bond Index represents securities that are SEC-registered, taxable, dollar denominated, and issued by a U.S. state or territory, and (i) have at least one year to final maturity regardless of call features, (ii) have at least $250 million par amount outstanding, (iii) are rated investment-grade (Baa3/BBB- or higher) by at least two of the following ratings agencies: Moody's, S&P, Fitch (if only two of the three agencies rate the security, the lower rating is used to determine index eligibility. If only one of the three agencies rates a security, the rating must be investment-grade), (iv) are fixed rate, although it can carry a coupon that steps up or changes according to a predetermined schedule, (v) are dollar-denominated and non-convertible, and (vi) are publicly issued. However, Rule 144A securities with Registration Rights and Reg-S issues are included.

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Important Risk Information

In general, ETFs can be expected to move up or down in value with the value of the applicable index. Although ETF shares may be bought and sold on the exchange through any brokerage account, ETF shares are not individually redeemable from the Fund. Investors may acquire ETFs and tender them for redemption through the Fund in Creation Unit Aggregations only. Please see the prospectus for more details.

Bond funds contain interest rate risk (as interest rates rise bond prices usually fall); the risk of issuer default; issuer credit risk; liquidity risk; and inflation risk. There are additional risks for funds that invest in mortgage-backed and asset-backed securities including the risk of issuer default; credit risk and inflation risk.

The municipal market is volatile and can be significantly affected by adverse tax, legislative or political changes and the financial condition of the issuers of municipal securities. Interest rate increases can cause the price of a debt security to decrease. A portion of the dividends you receive may be subject to federal, state, or local income tax or may be subject to the federal alternative minimum tax.

Build America Bonds are a new form of municipal financing, and the market is smaller, less diverse, and potentially less liquid than other types of municipal securities. In addition, bonds issued after 12/31/2010 will not qualify as Build America Bonds unless the relevant section of the program is extended. Consequently, if the program is not extended, these bonds may be less actively traded, which may impact performance of the ETF.

The Fund invests by sampling the Index, holding a range of securities that, in the aggregate, approximates the full Index in terms of key risk factors and other characteristics which may cause the fund to experience tracking errors relative to performance of the Index.

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.

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, download a prospectus or summary prospectus now, or talk to your financial advisor. Read it carefully before investing.

Premium Discount to NAV

As of 03/04/2015
Ticker NAV Close Bid/Ask Mid Pt Premium/ Discount
SPDR® Nuveen Barclays Build America Bond ETF BABS $62.86 $62.99 $62.98 0.19%
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The above information is provided to show the comparison of the daily net asset value (NAV) and the Midpoint of the closing bid/ask for each of the funds.

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, download a prospectus or summary prospectus now, or talk to your financial advisor. Read it carefully before investing.