The American Stock Exchange Lists New Exchange-Traded Fund

Amex Continues to Expand Its $70 Billion ETF Marketplace by Listing

streetTRACKS(SM) Wilshire REIT Index Fund



Apr 27, 2001, 01:00 ET from The American Stock Exchange

    NEW YORK, April 27 /PRNewswire/ -- The American Stock Exchange(R)
 (Amex(R)), the leader and pioneer in exchange-traded funds (ETFs), in
 conjunction with State Street Global Advisors, announced today its plans to
 list a new ETF, the streetTRACKS(SM) Wilshire REIT Index Fund (symbol: RWR).
 RWR will be traded on the Amex and managed by State Street Global Advisors of
 Boston.
     The Wilshire REIT Index (REW) is a market capitalization-weighted index
 designed to measure the price performance of U.S. publicly traded equity Real
 Estate Investment Trusts.  This index is a subset of the Wilshire Real Estate
 Securities Index.
     "In listing our 98th fund here at the Amex, we continue to work with State
 Street Global Advisors to meet the growing investor demand for ETFs," said
 Salvatore F. Sodano, chairman and chief executive officer of the Amex. "Our
 expertise and leadership in ETFs is unmatched as we continue to bring more and
 more innovative products to the investment community."
     The administrator and custodian of the streetTRACKS(SM) Fund is State
 Street Bank and Trust Company. The investment advisor is State Street Global
 Advisors. The distributor for streetTRACKS(SM) is State Street Capital
 Markets, LLC, member NASD-SIPC.
 
     The American Stock Exchange(R), a subsidiary of the National Association
 of Securities Dealers, Inc. NASD(R)), is the only primary exchange that offers
 trading across a full range of equities, Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs),
 including structured products and HOLDRS(SM), and options. In addition to its
 role as a national equities market, the Amex is the leader in ETF listings,
 listing 98 ETFs to date, and is the second-largest options exchange in the
 U.S., trading options on broad-based and sector indexes as well as domestic
 and foreign stocks. For more information, visit http://www.amex.com.
 
     The streetTRACKS(SM) Wilshire REIT Index Fund is not sponsored, endorsed,
 sold or promoted by Wilshire Associates Incorporated ("Wilshire") or any
 affiliate of the Wilshire.
 
      For more complete information about streetTRACKS(SM), investors may
 obtain a prospectus by calling the Distributor at 866-787-2257. For
 further information on the funds, please visit our website at
 http://www.streetTRACKS.com. Please read the prospectus carefully before
 investing.
 
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SOURCE The American Stock Exchange
    NEW YORK, April 27 /PRNewswire/ -- The American Stock Exchange(R)
 (Amex(R)), the leader and pioneer in exchange-traded funds (ETFs), in
 conjunction with State Street Global Advisors, announced today its plans to
 list a new ETF, the streetTRACKS(SM) Wilshire REIT Index Fund (symbol: RWR).
 RWR will be traded on the Amex and managed by State Street Global Advisors of
 Boston.
     The Wilshire REIT Index (REW) is a market capitalization-weighted index
 designed to measure the price performance of U.S. publicly traded equity Real
 Estate Investment Trusts.  This index is a subset of the Wilshire Real Estate
 Securities Index.
     "In listing our 98th fund here at the Amex, we continue to work with State
 Street Global Advisors to meet the growing investor demand for ETFs," said
 Salvatore F. Sodano, chairman and chief executive officer of the Amex. "Our
 expertise and leadership in ETFs is unmatched as we continue to bring more and
 more innovative products to the investment community."
     The administrator and custodian of the streetTRACKS(SM) Fund is State
 Street Bank and Trust Company. The investment advisor is State Street Global
 Advisors. The distributor for streetTRACKS(SM) is State Street Capital
 Markets, LLC, member NASD-SIPC.
 
     The American Stock Exchange(R), a subsidiary of the National Association
 of Securities Dealers, Inc. NASD(R)), is the only primary exchange that offers
 trading across a full range of equities, Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs),
 including structured products and HOLDRS(SM), and options. In addition to its
 role as a national equities market, the Amex is the leader in ETF listings,
 listing 98 ETFs to date, and is the second-largest options exchange in the
 U.S., trading options on broad-based and sector indexes as well as domestic
 and foreign stocks. For more information, visit http://www.amex.com.
 
     The streetTRACKS(SM) Wilshire REIT Index Fund is not sponsored, endorsed,
 sold or promoted by Wilshire Associates Incorporated ("Wilshire") or any
 affiliate of the Wilshire.
 
      For more complete information about streetTRACKS(SM), investors may
 obtain a prospectus by calling the Distributor at 866-787-2257. For
 further information on the funds, please visit our website at
 http://www.streetTRACKS.com. Please read the prospectus carefully before
 investing.
 
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