485BPOS 1 c71107_485bpos.htm POST-EFFECTIVE AMENDMENT (RULE 485B)

1933 Act File No. 333-88103
1940 Act File No. 811-09597

 

 

 

 

UNITED STATES

 

 

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

 

 

Washington, D.C. 20549

 

 

 

 

 

FORM N-1A

 

 

 

 

 

REGISTRATION STATEMENT UNDER THE SECURITIES ACT OF 1933

x

 

 

 

 

Pre-Effective Amendment No.

o

 

 

 

 

Post-Effective Amendment No. 18

x

 

 

 

 

and/or

 

 

 

 

 

REGISTRATION STATEMENT UNDER THE INVESTMENT COMPANY ACT OF 1940

x

 

 

 

 

Amendment No. 19

x


 

 

 

 

LORD ABBETT STOCK APPRECIATION FUND

 

 

 

 

 

(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in Charter)

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

90 Hudson Street, Jersey City, New Jersey

 

07302-3973

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(Address of Principal Executive Office)

 

(Zip Code)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Registrant’s Telephone Number, including Area Code: (800) 201-6984


 

 

 

Thomas R. Phillips, Esq.

Vice President and Assistant Secretary

90 Hudson Street, Jersey City, New Jersey 07302-3973

 

 

 

(Name and Address of Agent for Service)


 

 

It is proposed that this filing will become effective (check appropriate box)

 

 

x

immediately upon filing pursuant to paragraph (b)

 

 

o

on (date) pursuant to paragraph (b)

 

 

o

60 days after filing pursuant to paragraph (a)(1)

 

 

o

on (date) pursuant to paragraph (a)(1)

 

 

o

75 days after filing pursuant to paragraph (a)(2)

 

 

o

on (date) pursuant to paragraph (a)(2) of rule 485.

 

 

If appropriate, check the following box:

 

 

o

this post-effective amendment designates a new effective date for a previously filed post-effective amendment.



SIGNATURES

Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and the Investment Company Act of 1940, as amended, the Registrant certifies that it meets all of the requirements for effectiveness of this Registration Statement under Rule 485(b) under the Securities Act and has duly caused this registration statement to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned, duly authorized, in the City of Jersey City, and State of New Jersey as of the 18th day of December, 2012.

 

 

 

 

 

LORD ABBETT STOCK APPRECIATION FUND

 

 

 

 

BY:

/s/ Thomas R. Phillips

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thomas R. Phillips

 

 

Vice President and Assistant Secretary


 

 

 

 

 

BY:

/s/ Joan A. Binstock

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Joan A. Binstock

 

 

Chief Financial Officer and Vice President

Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, this Registration Statement has been signed below by the following persons in the capacities and on the dates indicated.

 

 

 

 

 

Signatures

 

Title

 

Date

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

/s/ Robert S. Dow*

 

Chairman, CEO and Trustee

 

December 18, 2012

 

 

 

 

 

Robert S. Dow

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

/s/ Daria L. Foster*

 

President and Trustee

 

December 18, 2012

 

 

 

 

 

Daria L. Foster

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

/s/ E. Thayer Bigelow*

 

Trustee

 

December 18, 2012

 

 

 

 

 

E. Thayer Bigelow

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

/s/ Robert B. Calhoun, Jr. *

 

Trustee

 

December 18, 2012

 

 

 

 

 

Robert B. Calhoun, Jr.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

/s/ Evelyn E. Guernsey*

 

Trustee

 

December 18, 2012

 

 

 

 

 

Evelyn E. Guernsey

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

/s/ Julie A. Hill*

 

Trustee

 

December 18, 2012

 

 

 

 

 

Julie A. Hill

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

/s/ Franklin W. Hobbs*

 

Trustee

 

December 18, 2012

 

 

 

 

 

Franklin W. Hobbs

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Trustee

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

James M. McTaggart

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

/s/ Thomas J. Neff*

 

Trustee

 

December 18, 2012

 

 

 

 

 

Thomas J. Neff

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

/s/ James L.L. Tullis*

 

Trustee

 

December 18, 2012

 

 

 

 

 

James L.L. Tullis

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

*BY:

/s/ Thomas R. Phillips

 

 

 

 

 

Thomas R. Phillips

 

 

Attorney-in-Fact*

 



POWER OF ATTORNEY

          Each person whose signature appears below on this Registration Statement hereby constitutes and appoints Lawrence H. Kaplan, Lawrence B. Stoller, John K. Forst, and Thomas R. Phillips, each of them, with full power to act without the other, his or her true and lawful attorney-in-fact and agent, with full power of substitution and resubstitution, for him or her and in his or her name, place and stead, in any and all capacities (until revoked in writing) to sign any and all Registration Statements of each Fund enumerated on Exhibit A hereto for which such person serves as a Director/Trustee (including Registration Statements on Forms N-1A and N-14 and any amendments thereto), and to file the same, with all exhibits thereto, and other documents in connection therewith, with the Securities and Exchange Commission, granting unto said attorneys-in-fact and agents, and each of them, full power and authority to do and perform each and every act and thing ratifying and confirming all that said attorneys-in-fact and agents or any of them, or their or his or her substitute or substitutes, may lawfully do or cause to be done by virtue hereof.

          Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Act of 1933, this Registration Statement has been signed below by the following persons in the capacities and on the dates indicated.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Signatures

 

 

 

Title

 

 

 

Date

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

/s/ Robert S. Dow

 

Chairman, CEO

 

April 19, 2012

Robert S. Dow

 

and Director/Trustee

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

/s/ Daria L. Foster

 

President and

 

April 19, 2012

Daria L. Foster

 

Director/Trustee

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

/s/ E. Thayer Bigelow

 

Director/Trustee

 

 

E. Thayer Bigelow

 

 

 

April 19, 2012

 

 

 

 

 

/s/ Robert B. Calhoun, Jr.

 

Director/Trustee

 

 

Robert B. Calhoun, Jr.

 

 

 

April 19, 2012

 

 

 

 

 

/s/ Evelyn E. Guernsey

 

Director/Trustee

 

 

Evelyn E. Guernsey

 

 

 

April 19, 2012

 

 

 

 

 

/s/ Julie A. Hill

 

Director/Trustee

 

 

Julie A. Hill

 

 

 

April 19, 2012

 

 

 

 

 

/s/ Franklin W. Hobbs

 

Director/Trustee

 

 

Franklin W. Hobbs

 

 

April 19, 2012

 

 

 

 

 

/s/ Thomas J. Neff

 

Director/Trustee

 

 

Thomas J. Neff

 

 

 

April 19, 2012

 

 

 

 

 

/s/ James L .L. Tullis

 

Director/Trustee

 

 

James L. L. Tullis

 

 

 

April 19, 2012



EXHIBIT A

Lord Abbett Affiliated Fund, Inc.

Lord Abbett Bond-Debenture Fund, Inc.

Lord Abbett Developing Growth Fund, Inc.

Lord Abbett Equity Trust

Lord Abbett Global Fund, Inc.

Lord Abbett Investment Trust

Lord Abbett Mid-Cap Value Fund, Inc.

Lord Abbett Municipal Income Fund, Inc.

Lord Abbett Research Fund, Inc.

Lord Abbett Securities Trust

Lord Abbett Series Fund, Inc.

Lord Abbett Stock Appreciation Fund

Lord Abbett U.S. Government & Government Sponsored Enterprises Money Market Fund, Inc.


EXHIBIT INDEX

 

 

 

 

Exhibit No.

 

Description

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

EX-101.INS

XBRL Instance Document

EX-101.SCH

XBRL Taxonomy Extension Schema Document

EX-101.DEF

XBRL Taxonomy Extension Definition Linkbase

EX-101.LAB

XBRL Taxonomy Extension Labels Linkbase

EX-101.PRE

XBRL Taxonomy Extension Presentation Linkbase