485BPOS 1 d513469d485bpos.htm ALPS ETF TRUST ALPS ETF Trust

As filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on April 15, 2013

Securities Act File No. 333-148826

Investment Company Act File No. 811-22175

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.    ¨
Post Effective Amendment No. 158    x

and/or

 

REGISTRATION STATEMENT UNDER THE INVESTMENT COMPANY ACT OF 1940    x

 

  Amendment No. 159    x

(Check appropriate box or boxes)

ALPS ETF TRUST

(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in its Charter)

1290 Broadway

Suite 1100

Denver, Colorado 80203

(Address of Principal Executive Offices)

(303) 623-2577

Registrant’s Telephone Number

Tané T. Tyler, Esq.

ALPS Fund Services, Inc.

1290 Broadway

Suite 1100

Denver, Colorado 80203

(Name and Address of Agent for Service)

Copy to:

Stuart M. Strauss, Esq.

Dechert LLP

1095 Avenue of the Americas

New York, New York 10036

It is proposed that this filing will become effective:

 

x Immediately upon filing pursuant to paragraph (b)
¨ On (date) pursuant to paragraph (b)
¨ 60 days after filing pursuant to paragraph (a)(1)
¨ 75 days after filing pursuant to paragraph (a)(2)
¨ On (date) pursuant to paragraph (a)(1)
¨ On (date) pursuant to paragraph (a)(2) of Rule 485.

If appropriate, check the following box:

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 and the Investment Company Act of 1940, the Registrant certifies that it meets all the requirements for effectiveness of this Registration Statement pursuant to rule 485(b) under the Securities Act of 1933 and has duly caused this Post-Effective Amendment No. 158 of its Registration Statement to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned, thereunto duly authorized, in the city of Denver, and State of Colorado, on the 15th day of April, 2013.

 

ALPS ETF TRUST
By:  

  /s/ Thomas A. Carter

    Thomas A. Carter
    President

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 date indicated.

 

  Signatures

  

  Title

 

  Date

  /s/ Mary K. Anstine

     Trustee     April 15, 2013
  Mary K. Anstine*     

  /s/ Jeremy W. Deems

     Trustee     April 15, 2013
  Jeremy W. Deems*     

  /s/ Rick A. Pederson

     Trustee     April 15, 2013
  Rick A. Pederson*     

  /s/ Thomas A. Carter

     Trustee and President     April 15, 2013
  Thomas A. Carter     

  /s/ Patrick D. Buchanan

     Treasurer     April 15, 2013
  Patrick D. Buchanan     

*Signature affixed by Tané T. Tyler pursuant to a power of attorney dated December 8, 2008.


EXHIBIT INDEX

 

Index No.    Description of Exhibit
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 Labels Linkbase
EX-101.PRE    XBRL Taxonomy Extension Presentation Linkbase