485BPOS 1 v354740_485bpos.htm 485BPOS

 

As filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on September 19, 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 [ X ]
Pre-Effective Amendment No. ____ [     ]
Post-Effective Amendment No. 165   [ X ]
and/or
REGISTRATION STATEMENT UNDER THE INVESTMENT COMPANY ACT OF 1940 [ X ]
  Amendment No. 164 [ X ]
(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. 20006-1600

 

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.

 

 
 

 

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 A Class, C Class, Y Class, Institutional Class, and Investor Class shares of the American Beacon Earnest Partners Emerging Markets Equity Fund, which was filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission in Post-Effective Amendment No. 164 to the Registrant’s registration statement on August 27, 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. 165 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 September 19, 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. 165 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) September 19, 2013
Gene L. Needles, Jr.      
       
/s/ Melinda G. Heika   Treasurer (Principal Financial Officer) September 21, 2013
Melinda G. Heika      
       
Gerard J. Arpey*   Trustee September 19, 2013
Gerard J. Arpey      
       
W. Humphrey Bogart*   Trustee September 19, 2013
W. Humphrey Bogart      
       
Brenda A. Cline*   Trustee September 19, 2013
Brenda A. Cline      
       
Eugene J. Duffy*   Trustee September 19, 2013
Eugene J. Duffy      
       
Thomas M. Dunning*   Trustee September 19, 2013
Thomas M. Dunning      
       
Alan D. Feld*   Trustee September 19, 2013
Alan D. Feld      
       
Richard A. Massman*   Chairman and Trustee September 19, 2013
Richard A. Massman      
       
Barbara J. McKenna*   Trustee September 19, 2013
Barbara J. McKenna      
       
R. Gerald Turner*   Trustee September 19, 2013
R. Gerald Turner      
       
Paul J. Zucconi*   Trustee September 19, 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