485BPOS 1 d411674d485bpos.htm FLEXSHARES TRUST FlexShares Trust

As filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on October 10, 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. 26  x

and/or

REGISTRATION STATEMENT UNDER THE INVESTMENT COMPANY ACT OF 1940  x

Amendment No. 28  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. 26 pursuant to Rule 485(b) under the Securities Act and has duly caused this Post-Effective Amendment No. 26 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 10th 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. 26 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                    

Sarah N. Garvey

    Trustee   October 10, 2012  

* Philip G. Hubbard                 

Philip G. Hubbard

    Trustee   October 10, 2012  

* Eric T. McKissack                

Eric T. McKissack

    Trustee   October 10, 2012  

/s/ Shundrawn A. Thomas        

Shundrawn A. Thomas

   

Trustee and President

(Principal Executive Officer)

  October 10, 2012  

/s/ Randal Rein                        

Randal Rein

   

Treasurer

(Principal Financial Officer

and Principal Accounting

Officer)

  October 10, 2012  

 

* 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