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SSGA SPDR ETFs Europe I plc and SSGA SPDR ETFs Europe II plc (the “Funds”) are umbrella funds established as open-ended investment companies with variable capital incorporated with limited liability under the laws of Ireland. They qualify and are authorised in Ireland by the Central Bank of Ireland as undertakings for collective investment in transferable securities.
The Funds are a recognised scheme under Section 264 of the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 ("the Act") and are directed at 'professional clients' in the UK (as defined in rules made under the Act) who are deemed both knowledgeable and experienced in matters relating to investments. The products and services to which this communication relates are only available to such persons and persons of any other description should not rely on this communication. Many of the protections provided by the UK regulatory system do not apply to the operation of the Funds, and compensation will not be available under the UK Financial Services Compensation Scheme. Nothing contained within this Site should be construed as investment advice. An investment in any of the Funds mentioned in this Site may not be suitable for all investors. State Street recommends that you seek independent financial advice before making any investment decisions. Investment in any of the Funds described in this Site should only be made on the basis of the relevant prospectus or Key Investor Information Document.
State Street U.S. Exchange Traded Funds
The suite of State Street's exchange traded funds primarily offered in the United States are registered with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission under the Investment Company Act of 1940. SSGA Funds Management, Inc. serves as the investment advisor to these funds. SSGA Funds Management, Inc. is an affiliate of State Street Global Advisors Limited. The United States funds are not registered for public offer outside of the United States. This communication is not intended to be an offer of securities, or a solicitation of an offer to buy securities, to any non-U.S. person.
GENERAL RISK FACTORS
Past performance is not a reliable indicator of future performance. The price of shares and the income from them can fall as well as rise and you may not get back the amount originally invested. Income receivable may vary from the amount of income projected at the time of making the investment.
Exchange rate fluctuations may affect the value of an investment and any income derived from it.
If you exercise any right to cancel, you may not get back the amount initially invested if the share price has fallen since you invested. Deductions for charges and expenses, particularly any initial charge, are not made uniformly throughout the life of the investment, so if you redeem out of the investment during the early years, you may not get back the amount invested.
There can be no guarantee that the tax position or proposed tax position prevailing at the time of an investment will not change. Dividends and capital gains on securities issued in the relevant Funds may be subject to withholding taxes imposed by the countries in which each particular fund invests.
You must read the relevant Key Investor Information Document and/or prospectus for SSGA SPDR ETFs Europe I plc or SSGA SPDR ETFs Europe II plc for all the relevant risk factors pertaining to that investment or relevant sub-funds.
SSGA SPDR ETFs Europe I plc and SSGA SPDR ETFs Europe II plc are not registered as investment companies in the United States under the U.S. Investment Company Act of 1940, as amended, and the shares of such Funds are not registered under the U.S. Securities Act of 1933, as amended ("Securities Act"). Shares of the Funds are not available for purchase by "US Persons" as that term is defined under Regulation S of the Securities Act. The information provided on this Site is not intended for distribution to, or use by, any person or entity in the United States, or in any jurisdiction or country where such distribution or use would be contrary to law or regulation, or which would subject any of the Funds described here, SSGA (including its affiliates) or any of their products or services to any registration, licensing or other authorisation requirement within such jurisdiction or country. Nothing on this Site shall be considered a solicitation to buy or sell a security, product or service (including advisory service) to any person.
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