SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)
of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934
January 9, 2019
Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported)
Invesco CurrencyShares® British Pound Sterling Trust
Sponsored by Invesco Specialized Products, LLC
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
(State or other jurisdiction of
incorporation or organization)
3500 Lacey Road, Suite 700
Downers Grove, Illinois 60515
(Address of principal executive offices, including zip code)
(Registrants telephone number, including area code)
(Former name or former address, if changed since last report)
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Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement.
On January 9, 2019, Invesco Specialized Products, LLC, as Sponsor of the Invesco CurrencyShares® British Pound Sterling Trust (the Trust), entered into a Global Amendment to Depositary Trust Agreements with The Bank of New York Mellon, in its capacity as Trustee of the Trust and eight other trusts (the Global Amendment). The Global Amendment changed the fiscal year end of the Trust to December 31 of each year, as approved and directed by the Sponsor on behalf of the Trust.
The British Pound Sterling Shares (the Shares) continue to trade on NYSE Arca under the symbol FXB. The fiscal year end change does not affect the rights of the holders of Shares. No other changes to the Depositary Trust Agreement dated June 8, 2006, establishing the Trust, were made in connection with the fiscal year end change.
A copy of the Global Amendment effecting the name change is attached hereto as Exhibit 4.1.
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Amendments to Articles of Incorporation or Bylaws; Change in Fiscal Year.
On January 9, 2019, the Board of Managers of Invesco Specialized Products, LLC, as Sponsor of the Trust, acted to change the Trusts fiscal year end from October 31 of each year to December 31 of each year (the Fiscal Year Change). In accordance with the applicable rules of the Securities and Exchange Commission, the Trust will file, on or about March 12, 2019, a transition report on Form 10-K with respect to the two-month transition period beginning November 1, 2018 and ending December 31, 2018. The Trusts 2019 fiscal year will commence on January 1, 2019.
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Financial Statements and Exhibits.
(d) The following exhibits are furnished with this Current Report on Form 8-K:
|4.1||Global Amendment to Depositary Trust Agreements dated as of January 9, 2019 between Invesco Specialized Products, LLC and The Bank of New York Mellon.|
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.
|BRITISH POUND STERLING TRUST|
|By:||Invesco Specialized Products, LLC|
|Sponsor of the Invesco CurrencyShares®|
|British Pound Sterling Trust|
|January 11, 2019||By:|