IShares Silver Trust 8-K 2009
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
WASHINGTON, D.C. 20549
Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934
Date of Report (Date of Earliest Event Reported): June 16, 2009
iShares® Silver Trust
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
c/o Barclays Global Investors International, Inc.
400 Howard Street
San Francisco, California 94105
Attn: BGIs Product Management Team
Intermediary Investor and Exchange-Traded Products Department
(Address of Principal Executive Offices)
Registrants telephone number, including area code: (415) 597-2000
Former name or former address, if changed since last report
Check the appropriate box below if the Form 8-K filing is intended to simultaneously satisfy the filing obligation of the registrant under any of the following provisions:
On June 16, 2009, the board of directors of Barclays PLC, the ultimate parent company of Barclays Global Investors International, Inc., the sponsor of the iShares® Silver Trust (the Sponsor), accepted a binding offer and entered into an agreement to sell its interests in the Sponsor and certain affiliated companies to BlackRock, Inc. (the BlackRock Transaction). It is not expected that the BlackRock Transaction will materially affect the iShares® Silver Trust, its shareholders or an investment in its shares. A copy of the Sponsors press release is attached hereto as Exhibit 99.1 and is incorporated by reference into this Item.
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this Report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.
Date: June 19, 2009