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): April 9, 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 April 9, 2009, Barclays Global Investors UK Holdings Limited, the parent company of Barclays Global Investors International, Inc., the sponsor of the iShares® Silver Trust (the Trust), entered into an agreement which contemplates the sale of its interest in the sponsor and certain affiliated entities to Blue Sparkle, L.P., a Cayman Islands limited partnership. Blue Sparkle, L.P. is an investment vehicle for private equity funds affiliated with CVC Capital Partners Group SICAV-FIS S.A., a private equity and investment advisory firm. A copy of the 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: April 13, 2009