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): November 30, 2009
iShares® Silver Trust
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
c/o BlackRock Asset Management International Inc.
400 Howard Street
San Francisco, California 94105
Attn: BlackRock Institutional Trust Company, N.A.s 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 December 1, 2009, the previously announced acquisition of the sponsor (the Sponsor) of the iShares® Silver Trust (the Trust), and certain of its affiliated companies by BlackRock, Inc. was consummated. In connection with this change of ownership, the name of the Sponsor was changed to BlackRock Asset Management International Inc., and the Depositary Trust Agreement governing the Trust was amended to appoint a new agent for service of process on the Sponsor in New York. A copy of the amendment is filed herewith as Exhibit 4.1. 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: December 1, 2009