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As filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on March 21, 2013

1933 Act File No. 033-11387
1940 Act File No. 811-04984

UNITED STATES
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C.  20549

FORM N-1A

REGISTRATION STATEMENT UNDER THE SECURITIES ACT OF 1933
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Pre-Effective Amendment No. ____
[     ]
 
Post-Effective Amendment No. 154
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and/or
 
REGISTRATION STATEMENT UNDER THE INVESTMENT COMPANY ACT OF 1940
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Amendment No. 153
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(Check appropriate box or boxes.)

AMERICAN BEACON FUNDS
(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in Charter)
4151 Amon Carter Boulevard, MD 2450
Fort Worth, Texas  76155
(Address of Principal Executive Offices) (Zip Code)
Registrant's Telephone Number, including Area Code: (817) 391-6100

Gene L. Needles, Jr., President
4151 Amon Carter Boulevard
MD 2450
Fort Worth, Texas  76155
(Name and Address of Agent for Service)
 
With copies to:
Kathy K. Ingber, Esq.
K&L Gates LLP
1601 K Street, NW
Washington, D.C. 20006-1601
 

It is proposed that this filing will become effective (check appropriate box)
 
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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:
 
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This post-effective amendment designates a new effective date for a previously filed post-effective amendment.
 
 
 

 
This amendment is being filed solely to submit exhibits containing risk/return summary information in interactive data format that is identical to the risk/return information contained in the Registrant’s Prospectus for the Institutional Class, Investor Class, AMR Class, Advisor Class, Y Class, A Class and C Class of American Beacon Balanced Fund and American Beacon Mid-Cap Value Fund, Institutional Class, Investor Class, AMR Class, Advisor Class, Retirement Class, Y Class, A Class and C Class of American Beacon Large Cap Value Fund, American Beacon Small Cap Value Fund and American Beacon International Equity Fund, Investor Class and Y Class of American Beacon Small Cap Value II Fund, Institutional Class, Investor Class, AMR Class, Y Class, A Class and C Class of American Beacon Emerging Markets Fund and American Beacon High Yield Bond Fund, Investor Class, Y Class, A Class and C Class of American Beacon Retirement Income and Appreciation Fund and Institutional Class, Investor Class, Y Class, A Class and C Class of American Beacon Intermediate Bond Fund and American Beacon Short-Term Bond Fund, which was filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission in Post-Effective Amendment No. 153 to the Registrant’s registration statement on February 28, 2013.
 
 

 
SIGNATURES
 
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (“1933 Act”), and the Investment Company Act of 1940, as amended, the Registrant represents that this Amendment meets all the requirements for effectiveness pursuant to Rule 485(b) under the 1933 Act and has duly caused this Post-Effective Amendment No. 154 to its Registration Statement on Form N-1A to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned, thereunto duly authorized, in the City of Fort Worth and the State of Texas, on March 21, 2013.
 
 
AMERICAN BEACON FUNDS
   
 
By:
/s/ Gene L. Needles, Jr.
   
Gene L. Needles, Jr.
   
President
     
Pursuant to the requirements of the 1933 Act, this Post-Effective Amendment No. 154 Registration Statement has been signed below by the following persons in the capacities and on the dates indicated.
 

 
Signature
 
Title
Date
       
/s/ Gene L. Needles, Jr.
 
President (Principal Executive Officer)
March 21, 2013
Gene L. Needles, Jr.
     
       
/s/ Melinda G. Heika
 
Treasurer (Principal Financial Officer)
March 21, 2013
Melinda G. Heika
     
       
Gerard J. Arpey*
 
Trustee
March 21, 2013
Gerard J. Arpey
     
       
W. Humphrey Bogart*
 
Trustee
March 21, 2013
W. Humphrey Bogart
     
       
Brenda A. Cline*
 
Trustee
March 21, 2013
Brenda A. Cline
     
       
Eugene J. Duffy*
 
Trustee
March 21, 2013
Eugene J. Duffy
     
       
Thomas M. Dunning*
 
Trustee
March 21, 2013
Thomas M. Dunning
     
       
Alan D. Feld*
 
Trustee
March 21, 2013
Alan D. Feld
     
       
Richard A. Massman*
 
Chairman and Trustee
March 21, 2013
Richard A. Massman
     
       
Barbara J. McKenna*
 
Trustee
March 21, 2013
Barbara J. McKenna
     
       
R. Gerald Turner*
 
Trustee
March 21, 2013
R. Gerald Turner
     
       
Paul J. Zucconi*
 
Trustee
March 21, 2013
Paul J. Zucconi
     

*By
/s/ Rosemary K. Behan         
 
Rosemary K. Behan, Attorney-in-Fact

 
 

 







EXHIBIT INDEX

Type
Description
   
EX-101.INS
XBRL Instance Document
EX-101.SCH
XBRL Taxonomy Extension Schema Document
EX-101.DEF
XBRL Taxonomy Extension Definition Linkbase Document
EX-101.LAB
XBRL Taxonomy Extension Labels Linkbase Document
EX-101.PRE
XBRL Taxonomy Extension Presentation Linkbase Document
 
 
 

 
 POWER OF ATTORNEY

I, Gerard J. Arpey, Trustee of the American Beacon Funds and the American Beacon Select Funds (collectively, the “Trusts”), hereby constitute and appoint Gene L. Needles, Jr., Rosemary K. Behan, and Melinda G. Heika, each of them with the power to act without any other and with full power of substitution, my true and lawful attorney with full power to sign for me in my capacity as Trustee for the Trusts any Registration Statement on Form N-1A under the Securities Act of 1933 and/or the Investment Company Act of 1940 and any amendments thereto of the Trusts and all instruments necessary or desirable in connection therewith, hereby ratifying and confirming my signature as it may be signed by said attorney to any and all amendments to said Registration Statements.

Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, this instrument has been signed below by the following in my capacity and on the 9th day of August, 2012.





/s/ Gerard J. Arpey                                   
Gerard J. Arpey, Trustee
 
 

 
POWER OF ATTORNEY
 
I, W. Humphrey Bogart, Trustee of the American Beacon Funds and the American Beacon Select Funds (collectively, the “Trusts”), hereby constitute and appoint Gene L. Needles, Jr., Rosemary K. Behan, and Melinda G. Heika, each of them with the power to act without any other and with full power of substitution, my true and lawful attorney with full power to sign for me in my capacity as Trustee for the Trusts any Registration Statement on Form N-1A under the Securities Act of 1933 and/or the Investment Company Act of 1940 and any amendments thereto of the Trusts and all instruments necessary or desirable in connection therewith, hereby ratifying and confirming my signature as it may be signed by said attorney to any and all amendments to said Registration Statements.
 
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, this instrument has been signed below by the following in my capacity and on the 9th day of August, 2012.
 

 

 
/s/ W. Humphrey Bogart                                   
W. Humphrey Bogart, Trustee
 
 

 
POWER OF ATTORNEY
 
I, Brenda A. Cline, Trustee of the American Beacon Funds and the American Beacon Select Funds (collectively, the “Trusts”), hereby constitute and appoint Gene L. Needles, Jr., Rosemary K. Behan, and Melinda G. Heika, each of them with the power to act without any other and with full power of substitution, my true and lawful attorney with full power to sign for me in my capacity as Trustee for the Trusts any Registration Statement on Form N-1A under the Securities Act of 1933 and/or the Investment Company Act of 1940 and any amendments thereto of the Trusts and all instruments necessary or desirable in connection therewith, hereby ratifying and confirming my signature as it may be signed by said attorney to any and all amendments to said Registration Statements.
 
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, this instrument has been signed below by the following in my capacity and on the 9th day of August, 2012.
 

 

 
/s/ Brenda A. Cline                                   
Brenda A. Cline, Trustee
 
 

 
POWER OF ATTORNEY
 
I, Eugene J. Duffy, Trustee of the American Beacon Funds and the American Beacon Select Funds (collectively, the “Trusts”), hereby constitute and appoint Gene L. Needles, Jr., Rosemary K. Behan, and Melinda G. Heika, each of them with the power to act without any other and with full power of substitution, my true and lawful attorney with full power to sign for me in my capacity as Trustee for the Trusts any Registration Statement on Form N-1A under the Securities Act of 1933 and/or the Investment Company Act of 1940 and any amendments thereto of the Trusts and all instruments necessary or desirable in connection therewith, hereby ratifying and confirming my signature as it may be signed by said attorney to any and all amendments to said Registration Statements.
 
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, this instrument has been signed below by the following in my capacity and on the 9th day of August, 2012.
 

 

 
/s/ Eugene J. Duffy                                   
Eugene J. Duffy, Trustee
 
 

 
POWER OF ATTORNEY
 
I, Thomas M. Dunning, Trustee of the American Beacon Funds and the American Beacon Select Funds (collectively, the “Trusts”), hereby constitute and appoint Gene L. Needles, Jr., Rosemary K. Behan, and Melinda G. Heika, each of them with the power to act without any other and with full power of substitution, my true and lawful attorney with full power to sign for me in my capacity as Trustee for the Trusts any Registration Statement on Form N-1A under the Securities Act of 1933 and/or the Investment Company Act of 1940 and any amendments thereto of the Trusts and all instruments necessary or desirable in connection therewith, hereby ratifying and confirming my signature as it may be signed by said attorney to any and all amendments to said Registration Statements.
 
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, this instrument has been signed below by the following in my capacity and on the 9th day of August, 2012.
 

 

 
/s/ Thomas M. Dunning                                   
Thomas M. Dunning, Trustee
 
 

 
POWER OF ATTORNEY
 
I, Alan D. Feld, Trustee of the American Beacon Funds and the American Beacon Select Funds (collectively, the “Trusts”), hereby constitute and appoint Gene L. Needles, Jr., Rosemary K. Behan, and Melinda G. Heika, each of them with the power to act without any other and with full power of substitution, my true and lawful attorney with full power to sign for me in my capacity as Trustee for the Trusts any Registration Statement on Form N-1A under the Securities Act of 1933 and/or the Investment Company Act of 1940 and any amendments thereto of the Trusts and all instruments necessary or desirable in connection therewith, hereby ratifying and confirming my signature as it may be signed by said attorney to any and all amendments to said Registration Statements.
 
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, this instrument has been signed below by the following in my capacity and on the 9th day of August, 2012.
 

 

 
/s/ Alan D. Feld                                   
Alan D. Feld, Trustee
 
 

 
POWER OF ATTORNEY
 
I, Richard A. Massman, Trustee of the American Beacon Funds and the American Beacon Select Funds (collectively, the “Trusts”), hereby constitute and appoint Gene L. Needles, Jr., Rosemary K. Behan, and Melinda G. Heika, each of them with the power to act without any other and with full power of substitution, my true and lawful attorney with full power to sign for me in my capacity as Trustee for the Trusts any Registration Statement on Form N-1A under the Securities Act of 1933 and/or the Investment Company Act of 1940 and any amendments thereto of the Trusts and all instruments necessary or desirable in connection therewith, hereby ratifying and confirming my signature as it may be signed by said attorney to any and all amendments to said Registration Statements.
 
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, this instrument has been signed below by the following in my capacity and on the 9th day of August, 2012.
 

 

 
/s/ Richard A. Massman                                   
Richard A. Massman, Trustee
 
 

 
POWER OF ATTORNEY

I, Barbara J. McKenna, Trustee of the American Beacon Funds and the American Beacon Select Funds (collectively, the “Trusts”), hereby constitute and appoint Gene L. Needles, Jr., Rosemary K. Behan, and Melinda G. Heika, each of them with the power to act without any other and with full power of substitution, my true and lawful attorney with full power to sign for me in my capacity as Trustee for the Trusts any Registration Statement on Form N-1A under the Securities Act of 1933 and/or the Investment Company Act of 1940 and any amendments thereto of the Trusts and all instruments necessary or desirable in connection therewith, hereby ratifying and confirming my signature as it may be signed by said attorney to any and all amendments to said Registration Statements.

Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, this instrument has been signed below by the following in my capacity and on the 9th day of August, 2012.





/s/ Barbara J. McKenna                                   
Barbara J. McKenna, Trustee
 
 

 
POWER OF ATTORNEY
 
I, R. Gerald Turner, Trustee of the American Beacon Funds and the American Beacon Select Funds (collectively, the “Trusts”), hereby constitute and appoint Gene L. Needles, Jr., Rosemary K. Behan, and Melinda G. Heika, each of them with the power to act without any other and with full power of substitution, my true and lawful attorney with full power to sign for me in my capacity as Trustee for the Trusts any Registration Statement on Form N-1A under the Securities Act of 1933 and/or the Investment Company Act of 1940 and any amendments thereto of the Trusts and all instruments necessary or desirable in connection therewith, hereby ratifying and confirming my signature as it may be signed by said attorney to any and all amendments to said Registration Statements.
 
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, this instrument has been signed below by the following in my capacity and on the 9th day of August, 2012.
 

 

 
/s/ R. Gerald Turner                                   
R. Gerald Turner, Trustee
 
 

 
POWER OF ATTORNEY
 
I, Paul J. Zucconi, Trustee of the American Beacon Funds and the American Beacon Select Funds (collectively, the “Trusts”), hereby constitute and appoint Gene L. Needles, Jr., Rosemary K. Behan, and Melinda G. Heika, each of them with the power to act without any other and with full power of substitution, my true and lawful attorney with full power to sign for me in my capacity as Trustee for the Trusts any Registration Statement on Form N-1A under the Securities Act of 1933 and/or the Investment Company Act of 1940 and any amendments thereto of the Trusts and all instruments necessary or desirable in connection therewith, hereby ratifying and confirming my signature as it may be signed by said attorney to any and all amendments to said Registration Statements.
 
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, this instrument has been signed below by the following in my capacity and on the 9th day of August, 2012.
 

 

 
/s/ Paul J. Zucconi                                   
Paul J. Zucconi, Trustee