SPDR Gold Trust 8-K 2011
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 1, 2011
SPDR® GOLD TRUST
SPONSORED BY WORLD GOLD TRUST SERVICES, LLC
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
c/o World Gold Trust Services, LLC
424 Madison Avenue, 3rd Floor
New York, New York 10017
(Address of principal executive offices; zip code)
Registrants telephone number, including area code: (212) 317-3800
(Former name or former address, if changed since last report):
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ITEM 8.01 OTHER EVENTS.
Effective as of June 1, 2011, The Bank of New York Mellon, the trustee, or the Trustee, of the SPDR® Gold Trust, or the Trust, and HSBC Bank USA, National Association, the custodian, or the Custodian, of the gold held by the Trust, have amended and restated the gold custody agreements of the Trust. The amended and restated agreements are the First Amended and Restated Unallocated Bullion Account Agreement and the First Amended and Restated Allocated Bullion Account Agreement.
Previously, pursuant to a standing instruction under the original Unallocated Bullion Account Agreement, the Custodian transferred gold credited to the Trusts unallocated account to the Trusts allocated account such that the gold remaining credited to the Trusts unallocated account did not exceed 430 fine ounces of gold at the end of each business day. Pursuant to the First Amended and Restated Unallocated Bullion Account Agreement, the Custodian will make available to the Trusts unallocated account up to 430 fine ounces of gold in order to allow the Custodian to transfer all gold credited to the Trusts unallocated account to the Trusts allocated account by the end of each business day. As a result, at the end of each business day, none of the Trusts gold will be held in an unallocated account.
In order to expressly authorize the Trustee to enter into this new arrangement, World Gold Trust Services, LLC, the sponsor of the Trust, and the Trustee have entered into Amendment No. 3 to the Trust Indenture of the Trust, which is effective as of June 1, 2011.
ITEM 9.01 FINANCIAL STATEMENTS AND EXHIBITS.
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 thereunto duly authorized.