485BPOS 1 d408776d485bpos.htm FLEXSHARES TRUST FlexShares Trust

As filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on October 3, 2012

Securities Act of 1933 File No. 333-173967

Investment Company Act of 1940 File No. 811-22555

 

 

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. 25  x

and/or

REGISTRATION STATEMENT UNDER THE INVESTMENT COMPANY ACT OF 1940  x

Amendment No. 27  x

(Check Appropriate Box or Boxes)

 

 

FLEXSHARES TRUST

(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in Charter)

50 South LaSalle Street

Chicago, Illinois 60603

(Address of Principal Executive Offices)

800-595-9111

(Registrant’s Telephone Number, including Area Code)

 

Name and Address of Agent for Service:   with a copy to:
Diana E. McCarthy, Esq.   Peter K. Ewing
Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP   Craig R. Carberry, Esq.
One Logan Square, Ste. 2000   Northern Trust Investments, Inc.
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19103-6996   50 South LaSalle Street
  Chicago, Illinois 60603

 

 

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

 

  x immediately upon filing pursuant to paragraph (b)
  ¨ on (date) pursuant to paragraph (b)
  ¨ 60 days after filing pursuant to paragraph (a)(1)
  ¨ on (date) 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 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, as amended (the “Securities Act”), and the Investment Company Act of 1940, as amended, the Registrant certifies that it meets all the requirements for effectiveness of this Post-Effective Amendment No. 25 pursuant to Rule 485(b) under the Securities Act and has duly caused this Post-Effective Amendment No. 25 to its Registration Statement to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned, thereunto duly authorized, in the City of Chicago and State of Illinois on the 3rd day of October 2012.

 

 

FLEXSHARES TRUST

 

By:

 

/s/ Shundrawn A. Thomas

    Shundrawn A. Thomas
    Trustee and President

 

Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Act, this Post-Effective Amendment No. 25 to Registrant’s Registration Statement has been signed below by the following persons in the capacities and on the date indicated.

 

Name

              

Title

  Date              

* Sarah N. Garvey

         Trustee   October 3, 2012   
Sarah N. Garvey              

* Philip G. Hubbard

         Trustee   October 3, 2012   
Philip G. Hubbard              

* Eric T. McKissack

         Trustee   October 3, 2012   
Eric T. McKissack              

/s/ Shundrawn A. Thomas

         Trustee and President   October 3, 2012   
Shundrawn A. Thomas          (Principal Executive Officer)     

/s/ Randal Rein

         Treasurer   October 3, 2012   
Randal Rein         

(Principal Financial Officer

and Principal Accounting

Officer)

    

 

* By:

  /s/ Diana E. McCarthy
  Diana E. McCarthy
  Attorney-In-Fact, pursuant to power of attorney


EXHIBIT INDEX

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