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As filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on December 28, 2012

Registration Nos. 333-89822; 811-21114

 

 

 

U.S. SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

Washington, D.C. 20549

 

 

Form N-1A

REGISTRATION STATEMENT

UNDER

THE SECURITIES ACT OF 1933    x     

Pre-Effective Amendment No.

Post-Effective Amendment No. 78

and/or

REGISTRATION STATEMENT

UNDER

THE INVESTMENT COMPANY ACT OF 1940      x   

Amendment No. 87

 

 

ProShares Trust

(Exact name of Registrant as Specified in Trust Instrument)

 

 

7501 Wisconsin Avenue,

Suite 1000 Bethesda, MD 20814

(Address of Principal Executive Office) (Zip Code)

(240) 497-6400

(Area Code and Telephone Number)

 

 

Michael L. Sapir, CEO

ProShare Advisors LLC

7501 Wisconsin Avenue, Suite 1000

Bethesda, MD 20814

(Name and Address of Agent for Service)

 

 

 

with copies to:

John Loder, Esq.

c/o Ropes & Gray LLP

One International Place

Boston, MA 02110

 

Amy R. Doberman

ProShare Advisors LLC

7501 Wisconsin Avenue, Suite 1000

Bethesda, MD 20814

 

 

Approximate date of Proposed Public Offering:

It is proposed that this filing will become effective:

 

  x immediately upon filing pursuant to paragraph (b)
  ¨ 60 days after filing pursuant to paragraph (a)(1)
  ¨ on      pursuant to paragraph (a)(1)
  ¨ 75 days after filing pursuant to paragraph (a)(2)
  ¨ on (date) pursuant to paragraph (a)(2) of rule 485.

If appropriate, check the following:

 

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

 

 

 


EXPLANATORY NOTE

This post-effective amendment relates only to ProShares Merger ETF. No information relating to any other series or class of series of ProShares Trust is amended or superseded hereby.


SIGNATURES

Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Act of 1933 and the Investment Company Act of 1940, the Registrant has duly caused this Post-Effective Amendment No. 78 to its Registration Statement to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned, thereto duly authorized, in the City of Bethesda and the State of Maryland on December 28, 2012.

 

ProShares Trust
By:  

/s/ Louis M. Mayberg

  Louis M. Mayberg

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

 

Signature

  

Title

 

Date

/s/ Michael L. Sapir *

Michael L. Sapir

   Trustee, Chairman   December 28, 2012

/s/ Russell S. Reynolds, III *

Russell S. Reynolds, III

   Trustee   December 28, 2012

/s/ Michael C. Wachs *

Michael C. Wachs

   Trustee   December 28, 2012

/s/ William D. Fertig*

William D. Fertig

   Trustee   December 28, 2012

/s/ Louis M. Mayberg *

Louis M. Mayberg

   President   December 28, 2012

/s/ Charles S. Todd

Charles S. Todd

   Treasurer   December 28, 2012

 

* By:  

/s/ Amy R. Doberman

  Amy R. Doberman
  As Attorney-in-fact
Date:   December 28, 2012


Exhibit Index

 

EXHIBIT

NUMBER

  

DESCRIPTION

EX-101.INS    XBRL Instance Document
EX-101.SCH    XBRL Taxonomy Extension Schema Document
EX-101.CAL    XBRL Taxonomy Extension Calculation Linkbase
EX-101.DEF    XBRL Taxonomy Extension Definition Linkbase
EX-101.LAB    XBRL Taxonomy Extension Label Linkbase
EX-101.PRE    XBRL Taxonomy Extension Presentation Linkbase