485BPOS 1 ariel_bxbrl.htm POST EFFECTIVE AMENDMENT FOR XBRL ariel_bxbrl.htm

 
Filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on February 8, 2013
1933 Act Registration File No. 33-7699
1940 Act File No. 811-4786

UNITED STATES
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C.  20549
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FORM N-1A
 
REGISTRATION STATEMENT UNDER THE
SECURITIES ACT OF 1933, AS AMENDED
REGISTRATION NO. 33-7699
Post-Effective Amendment No. 52
 
and
 
REGISTRATION STATEMENT UNDER THE
INVESTMENT COMPANY ACT OF 1940, AS AMENDED
REGISTRATION NO. 811-4786
Amendment No. 52
 
ARIEL INVESTMENT TRUST
(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in Charter)
 
200 East Randolph Street, Suite 2900
Chicago, Illinois 60601
(Address of Principal Executive Offices)  (Zip Code)
 
Registrant’s Telephone Number, including Area Code:   (312) 726-0140
 
Agent for service:
 
With copies to:
Arthur Don, Esq.
Greenberg Traurig, LLP
77 West Wacker Drive
Chicago, Illinois 60601
312.456.8438
 
Anita Zagrodnik
Ariel Investment Trust
200 East Randolph Street
Suite 2900
Chicago, Illinois 60601
312.726.0140
 
Alia S. Vasquez, Esq.
U.S. Bancorp Fund Services, LLC
777 East Wisconsin Avenue
MailCode: MK-WI-T10F
Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53202
414.765.6620
 

It is proposed that this filing will become effective:
 
 
x      immediately upon filing pursuant to paragraph (b)
 
o    on (date) pursuant to paragraph (b)
 
o       60 days after filing pursuant to paragraph (a)(1)
 
o      on (date) pursuant to paragraph (a)(1)
 
o       75 days after filing pursuant to paragraph (a)(2)
 
o        on (date) pursuant to paragraph (a)(2) of rule 485.
 

Explanatory Note:  This Post-Effective Amendment (“PEA”) No. 52 to the Registration Statement of Ariel Investment Trust (the “Trust”) hereby incorporates Parts A, B and C from the Trust’s PEA No. 50 on Form N-1A filed on January 28, 2013.  This PEA No. 52 is filed for the sole purpose of submitting the XBRL exhibit for the risk/return summary first provided in PEA No. 50 to the Trust’s Registration Statement.
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
SIGNATURES
 
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and the Investment Company Act of 1940, as amended, the Registrant certifies that it meets all of the requirements for effectiveness of this registration statement under Rule 485(b) and has duly caused this Post-Effective Amendment No. 52 to its Registration Statement to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned, duly authorized, in the City of Chicago and State of Illinois on the 8th day of February, 2013.
 
 
ARIEL INVESTMENT TRUST
 
     
 
By:
/s/ Mellody Hobson*                            
 
   
Mellody Hobson,
 
   
President
 
 
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, this Post-Effective Amendment No. 52 to the Registration Statement has been signed below by the following persons in the capacities and on the dates indicated.
  
Signature
 
Title
 
Date
         
/s/ James W. Compton*
 
Trustee
 
February 8, 2013
James W. Compton
       
         
/s/ William C. Dietrich*
 
Trustee
 
February 8, 2013
William C. Dietrich
       
         
/s/ Royce N. Flippin, Jr.*
 
Lead Independent Trustee
 
February 8, 2013
Royce N. Flippin, Jr.
       
         
/s/ Christopher G. Kennedy*
 
Trustee
 
February 8, 2013
Christopher G. Kennedy
       
         
/s/ H. Carl McCall*
 
Trustee
 
February 8, 2013
H. Carl McCall
       
         
/s/ Mellody Hobson*
 
Principal Executive Officer, President
 
February 8, 2013
Mellody Hobson
 
 and Trustee
   
         
/s/ Merrillyn J. Kosier*
 
Trustee
 
February 8, 2013
Merrillyn J. Kosier
       
         
/s/ John W. Rogers, Jr.*
 
Trustee
 
February 8, 2013
John W. Rogers, Jr.
       
         
/s/ James M. Williams*
 
Trustee
 
February 8, 2013
James M. Williams
       
         
/s/ William M. Lewis, Jr.*
 
Trustee
 
February 8, 2013
William M. Lewis, Jr.
       
         
/s/ Anita Zagrodnik
 
Principal Financial Officer,
 
February 8, 2013
Anita Zagrodnik
 
Principal Accounting Officer and Treasurer
   
 
*By:
/s/ Mellody Hobson
 
 
Mellody Hobson,
 
 
Attorney-in-fact
 
 
*Mellody Hobson signs this document on behalf of each of the foregoing persons pursuant to the Powers of Attorney.
 
 
 
 

 
 
 EXHIBIT INDEX

Exhibit
Exhibit No.
Instance Document
EX-101.INS
Schema Document
EX-101.SCH
Calculation Linkbase Document
EX-101.CAL
Definition Linkbase Document
EX-101.DEF
Label Linkbase Document
EX-101.LAB
Presentation Linkbase Document
EX-101.PRE