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SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

Washington, D.C. 20549

Form N-1A  
 
REGISTRATION STATEMENT (NO. 2-56846) UNDER  
THE SECURITIES ACT OF 1933 [X]
PRE-EFFECTIVE AMENDMENT NO. [ ]
POST-EFFECTIVE AMENDMENT NO. 134 [X]
and  

 

REGISTRATION STATEMENT (NO. 811-2652) UNDER THE INVESTMENT COMPANY ACT
OF 1940  
AMENDMENT NO. 135 [X]
 
VANGUARD INDEX FUNDS
(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in Declaration of Trust)
 
P.O. Box 2600, Valley Forge, PA 19482
(Address of Principal Executive Office)
 
Registrant’s Telephone Number (610) 669-1000
 
Heidi Stam, Esquire
P.O. Box 876
Valley Forge, PA 19482

 

Approximate Date of Proposed Public Offering:
It is proposed that this filing will become effective (check appropriate box)
[ ] immediately upon filing pursuant to paragraph (b)
[x] on April 23, 2013, 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, the Registrant hereby certifies that it has duly caused this Registration Statement to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned, thereunto duly authorized, in the Town of Valley Forge and the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, on the 23rd day of April, 2013.

VANGUARD INDEX FUNDS
BY:___________/s/ F. William McNabb III*_________

F. William McNabb III
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer

Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Act of 1933, this Post-Effective Amendment to the Registration Statement has been signed below by the following persons in the capacities and on the date indicated:

Signature Title Date
/S/ F. WILLIAM MCNABB III* Chairman and Chief Executive April 23, 2013
Officer
F. William McNabb III    
/S/ EMERSON U. FULLWOOD* Trustee April 23, 2013
Emerson U. Fullwood    
/S/ RAJIV L. GUPTA* Trustee April 23, 2013
RAJIV L. GUPTA    
/S/ AMY GUTMANN* Trustee April 23, 2013
Amy Gutmann    
/S/ JOANN HEFFERNAN HEISEN* Trustee April 23, 2013
JoAnn Heffernan Heisen    
/S/ F. JOSEPH LOUGHREY* Trustee April 23, 2013
F. Joseph Loughrey    
/S/ MARK LOUGHRIDGE* Trustee April 23, 2013
Mark Loughridge    
/S/ SCOTT C. MALPASS* Trustee April 23, 2013
Scott C. Malpass    
/S/ ANDRÉ F. PEROLD* Trustee April 23, 2013
André F. Perold    
/S/ ALFRED M. RANKIN, JR.* Trustee April 23, 2013
Alfred M. Rankin, Jr.    
/S/ PETER F. VOLANAKIS* Trustee April 23, 2013
Peter F. Volanakis    
/S/ THOMAS J. HIGGINS* Chief Financial Officer April 23, 2013
Thomas J. Higgins    
*By: /s/ Heidi Stam    

 

Heidi Stam, pursuant to a Power of Attorney filed on March 27, 2012, see File Number 2-11444, Incorporated by Reference.


 

INDEX TO EXHIBITS  
 
XBRL Instance Document Ex-101.INS
XBRL Taxonomy Extension Schema Document Ex-101.SCH
XBRL Taxonomy Extension Calculation Linkbase Document Ex-101.CAL
XBRL Taxonomy Extension Definition Linkbase Document. Ex-101.DEF
XBRL Taxonomy Extension Labels Linkbase Documen Ex-101.LAB
XBRL Taxonomy Extension Presentation Linkbase Document Ex-101.PRE