485BPOS 1 e485bpos-jhfmunisectr.htm JOHN HANCOCK MUNICIPAL SECURITIES TRUST e485bpos-jhfmunisectr.htm - Generated by SEC Publisher for SEC Filing

 

As filed with the Securities and Exchange
Commission on October 10, 2013

1933 Act File No. 33-32246
1940 Act File No. 811-05968

U.S. 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. 41
and/or

 REGISTRATION STATEMENT UNDER THE INVESTMENT COMPANY ACT OF 1940 [X]
AMENDMENT NO. 45
(CHECK APPROPRIATE BOX OR BOXES)

JOHN HANCOCK MUNICIPAL SECURITIES TRUST
(EXACT NAME OF REGISTRANT AS SPECIFIED IN CHARTER)

601 CONGRESS STREET
BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS 02210-2805
(ADDRESS OF PRINCIPAL EXECUTIVE OFFICES) (ZIP CODE)

REGISTRANT'S TELEPHONE NUMBER, INCLUDING AREA CODE
 (617) 663-2999

THOMAS M. KINZLER, ESQ.
601 CONGRESS STREET
BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS 02210-2805
(NAME AND ADDRESS OF AGENT FOR SERVICE)

COPIES OF COMMUNICATIONS TO:

MARK P. GOSHKO, ESQ.

K & L GATES LLP
ONE LINCOLN STREET
BOSTON, MA 02111-2950


APPROXIMATE DATE OF PROPOSED PUBLIC OFFERING: As soon as practicable after the

effective date of this Registration Statement.

 

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

 

x

immediately upon filing pursuant to paragraph (b) of Rule 485

o

on (date) pursuant to paragraph (b) of Rule 485

o

60 days after filing pursuant to paragraph (a)(1) of Rule 485

o

on (date) pursuant to paragraph (a)(1) of Rule 485

o

75 days after filing pursuant to paragraph (a)(2) of Rule 485

o

on (date) pursuant to paragraph (a)(2) of Rule 485

 

If appropriate, check the following box:

o

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 and the Investment Company Act of 1940, the Registrant certifies that it meets all of the requirements for effectiveness of this Amendment to the Registration Statement under Rule 485(b) under the Securities Act of 1933 and has duly caused this Amendment to the Registration Statement to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned, duly authorized, in the City of Boston, and The Commonwealth of Massachusetts on the 10th day of October, 2013.

 

 

 

John Hancock Municipal Securities Trust



 

 

By:

/s/ Hugh McHaffie


 

 

Name:

Hugh McHaffie

 

 

Title:

President

 

Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Act of 1933, this 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/ Hugh McHaffie


President

October 10, 2013

Hugh McHaffie

 

 

     

 

 

 

/s/ Charles A. Rizzo


Chief Financial Officer

October 10, 2013

Charles A. Rizzo

(Principal Financial Officer and Principal Accounting Officer)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

/s/ Charles L. Bardelis *


Trustee

October 10, 2013

Charles L. Bardelis

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

/s/ James R. Boyle *


Trustee

October 10, 2013

James R. Boyle

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

/s/ Craig Bromley *


Trustee

October 10, 2013

Craig Bromley

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

/s/ Peter S. Burgess *


Trustee

October 10, 2013

Peter S. Burgess

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

/s/ William H. Cunningham *


Trustee

October 10, 2013

William H. Cunningham

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

/s/ Grace K. Fey *


Trustee

October 10, 2013

Grace K. Fey

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

/s/ Theron S. Hoffman *


Trustee

October 10, 2013

Theron S. Hoffman

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

/s/ Deborah C. Jackson *


Trustee

October 10, 2013

Deborah C. Jackson

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

/s/ Hassell H. McClellan *


Trustee

October 10, 2013

Hassell H. McClellan

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

/s/ James M. Oates *


Trustee

October 10, 2013

James M. Oates

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

/s/ Steven R. Pruchansky *


Trustee

October 10, 2013

Steven R. Pruchansky

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

/s/ Gregory A. Russo *


Trustee

October 10, 2013

Gregory A. Russo

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

/s/ Warren A. Thomson *


Trustee

October 10, 2013

Warren A. Thomson

 

 

 

*By: Power of Attorney

 

 

 

By:

/s/ Nicholas J. Kolokithas


 

October 10, 2013

 

Nicholas J. Kolokithas
Attorney-in-Fact

 

 

 

*Pursuant to Power of Attorney filed with Post-Effective Amendment No. 40 to the Trust’s Registration Statement on September 26, 2013

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

Exhibit Index

 

EX-101.INS

XBRL Instance Document

EX-101.SCH

XBRL Taxonomy Extension Schema Document

EX-101.CAL

XBRL Taxonomy Extension Calculation Linkbase Document

EX-101.LAB

XBRL Taxonomy Extension Labels Linkbase Document

EX-101.PRE

XBRL Taxonomy Extension Presentation Linkbase Document

EX-101.DEF

XBRL Taxonomy Extension Definition Linkbase Document