497J 1 a_pvtjltr.htm PUTNAM VARIABLE TRUST a_pvtjltr.htm
Putnam Investments 
One Post Office Square 
Boston, MA 02109 
May 2, 2008 

Securities and Exchange Commission
100 F Street, NE
Washington, DC 20549

RE:  Putnam Variable Trust (Reg. No. 33-17486) (811-05346) (“the Trust”) 
  Post-Effective Amendment No. 38 to Registration Statement on Form N-1A 

Ladies and Gentlemen:

Pursuant to Rule 497(j) under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, the Fund hereby certifies that the form of Prospectus and Statement of Additional Information that would have been filed on behalf of the Fund pursuant to Rule 497(c) upon the effectiveness of Post-Effective Amendment No. 38 to the Fund’s Registration Statement on Form N-1A (the “Amendment”) would not have differed from that contained in the Amendment, which is the most recent amendment to such Registration Statement and was filed electronically on April 28, 2008.

Comments or questions concerning this certificate may be directed to Anne Marie Duffy at 1-800-225-2465, ext. 14824.

  Very truly yours, 
  Putnam Variable Trust 
  /s/ Charles E. Porter 

  Charles E. Porter 
  Executive Vice President, Associate Treasurer, 
  Principal Executive Officer and Compliance Liaison