485BPOS 1 d499892d485bpos.htm WILLIAM BLAIR FUNDS William Blair Funds

As filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on or about April 26, 2013

Registration No. 33-17463 and 811-5344

 

 

 

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

Washington, D.C. 20549

 

 

FORM N-1A

REGISTRATION STATEMENT

UNDER

THE SECURITIES ACT OF 1933

Pre-Effective Amendment No.             

 

  Post-Effective Amendment No. 106   x

and/or

REGISTRATION STATEMENT

Under the Investment Company Act of 1940

 

  Amendment No. 107   x

WILLIAM BLAIR FUNDS

(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in Charter)

222 West Adams Street

Chicago, Illinois 60606

(Address of Principal Executive Offices, including Zip Code)

Registrant’s Telephone Number, Including Area Code: (312) 364-8000

 

(Name and Address of Agent for Service)   Copy to:

Michelle R. Seitz

William Blair & Company, L.L.C.

222 West Adams Street

Chicago, Illinois 60606

 

Maureen A. Miller

Vedder Price P.C.

222 North LaSalle Street

Chicago, Illinois 60601

It is proposed that this filing will become effective (check appropriate box)

 

x immediately upon filing pursuant to paragraph (b); or

 

¨ on (date) pursuant to paragraph (b); or

 

¨ 60 days after filing pursuant to paragraph (a)(1); or

 

¨ on (date) pursuant to paragraph (a)(1); or

 

¨ 75 days after filing pursuant to paragraph (a)(2); or

 

¨ 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.

Approximate Date of Proposed Public Offering:

 

 

 

 


SIGNATURES

Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Act of 1933 and the Investment Company Act of 1940, the Registrant certifies that it meets all of the requirements for effectiveness of this registration statement under Rule 485(b) under the Securities Act of 1933 and has duly caused this post-effective amendment to the 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 26th day of April, 2013.

 

WILLIAM BLAIR FUNDS

By:

 

/s/ Michelle R. Seitz

 

Michelle R. Seitz, President

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 capacity indicated and on the 26th day of April, 2013.

 

Signature

  

Title

/s/ Richard W. Smirl*

  

Trustee

Richard W. Smirl

  

/s/ Vann A. Avedisian*

  

Trustee

Vann A. Avedisian

  

/s/ Phillip O. Peterson*

  

Trustee

Phillip O. Peterson

  

/s/ Donald J. Reaves*

  

Trustee

Donald J. Reaves

  

/s/ Donald L. Seeley*

  

Trustee

Donald L. Seeley

  

/s/ Thomas J. Skelly*

  

Trustee

Thomas J. Skelly

  

/s/ Michelle R. Seitz

  

Trustee (Chairman of the Board) and President (Principal

Michelle R. Seitz

  

Executive Officer)

/s/ Colette M. Garavalia

  

Treasurer (Principal Financial Officer, Principal Accounting

Colette M. Garavalia

  

Officer)

 

*By:

 

/s/ Michelle R. Seitz

 

Michelle R. Seitz, Attorney-in-Fact

*Michelle R. Seitz signs this document pursuant to powers of attorney previously filed.


EXHIBIT INDEX

 

Index No.

  

Description of Exhibit

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