The Select Sector SPDR Funds listed in the table below, each an exchange-traded fund (“ETF”), announced today that each ETF will make an additional 2019 income distribution. The ex-dividend date will be December 30, 2019, record date will be December 31, 2019 and payment date will be January 3, 2020. The Energy Select Sector SPDR Fund (NYSE Arca Exchange: XLE) and The Health Care Select Sector SPDR Fund (NYSE Arca Exchange: XLV) have designated the additional dividend to be a special distribution.
During the ETFs’ fiscal and tax year-end audits (September 30), certain gains incurred related to corporate actions on underlying portfolio holdings were re-characterized to ordinary income for U.S. tax purposes. Generally, regulated investment companies must distribute substantially all of their net income on a tax basis to shareholders by calendar year-end or incur a 4% federal excise tax. The net asset value (“NAV”) per share of the each ETF is reduced in direct proportion to the amount of such additional distributions.
The Energy Select Sector SPDR Fund (XLE)
Occidental Petroleum Corp. acquisition of Anadarko Petroleum Corp.
The Health Care Select Sector SPDR Fund (XLV)
Cigna Corporation acquisition of Express Scripts Holding Company
The amounts shown in the table above are estimates and may change due to fund activity and changes in shares outstanding.
The Select Sector SPDR ETFs made their regularly scheduled quarterly distribution on December 20, 2019, which consisted of both net income earned from September 20, 2019 to December 19, 2019 and an estimate of net income to be earned through December 31, 2019.
Top 10 Holdings - XLE*
Exxon Mobil Corporation
EOG Resources Inc.
Marathon Petroleum Corporation
Kinder Morgan Inc Class P
Valero Energy Corporation
Occidental Petroleum Corporation
Top 10 Holdings - XLV*
Johnson & Johnson
UnitedHealth Group Incorporated
Merck & Co. Inc.
Bristol-Myers Squibb Company
Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc.
*As of December 17, 2019, and subject to change.
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* This figure is presented as of September 30, 2019 and includes approximately $64 billion of assets with respect to SPDR products for which State Street Global Advisors Funds Distributors, LLC (SSGA FD) acts solely as the marketing agent. SSGA FD and State Street Global Advisors are affiliated.
Important Risk Information:
All ETFs are subject to risk, including possible loss of principal.
ETFs trade like stocks, are subject to investment risk, fluctuate in market value and may trade at prices above or below the ETFs net asset value. Although ETFs may be bought and sold on the exchange through any brokerage account, ETFs are not individually redeemable from the Fund. Investors may acquire ETFs and tender them for redemption through the Fund in Creation Unit Aggregations only.
XLE and XLV are offered to US Investors only and distributed by ALPS Portfolio Solutions Distributor, Inc. member FINRA. ALPS Portfolio Solutions Distributor, Inc. is not affiliated with State Street Global Advisors Funds Distributors, LLC.
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