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 25, 2021
ABERDEEN STANDARD SILVER ETF TRUST
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
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c/o Aberdeen Standard Investments ETFs Sponsor LLC
712 Fifth Avenue, 49th Floor
New York, NY
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|(Former name or former address, if changed since last report)|
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Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:
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|Name of each exchange on which registered|
|Aberdeen Standard Physical Silver Shares ETF||SIVR||NYSE Arca|
Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is an emerging growth company as defined in Rule 405 of the Securities Act of 1933 (17 CFR § 230.405) or Rule 12b-2 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (17 CFR § 240.12b-2).
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|Item 5.02||Departure of Directors or Principal Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Principal Officers.|
Effective June 25, 2021, Christopher Demetriou resigned as President and Chief Executive Officer of Aberdeen Standard Investments ETFs Sponsor LLC, the Sponsor of the Registrant (the “Sponsor”). Mr. Demetriou had served as Principal Executive Officer of the Registrant.
Effective June 25, 2021, Steven Dunn was appointed President and Chief Executive Officer of the Sponsor. Mr. Dunn will serve as Principal Executive Officer of the Registrant.
Steven Dunn age 52, is currently Head of Exchange Traded Funds for Aberdeen Standard Investments Inc. (“Aberdeen”), the sole member of the Sponsor. Mr. Dunn joined Aberdeen in 2018, as a result of Aberdeen’s acquisition of the U.S. business of exchange traded product provider ETF Securities. Prior to joining Aberdeen, Mr. Dunn was Executive Director, Head of U.S. for ETF Securities since September of 2015. Prior to joining ETF Securities, Mr. Dunn was a Director at Deutsche Bank in the ETF business.
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.
|ABERDEEN STANDARD SILVER ETF TRUST|
|By: Aberdeen Standard Investments ETFs Sponsor LLC,|
|Sponsor of the Aberdeen Standard Silver ETF Trust|
|Date: July 1, 2021||By:||/s/ Andrea Melia|
|Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer*|
|*||The Registrant is a trust and Ms. Melia is signing in her capacities as officer of Aberdeen Standard Investments ETFs Sponsor LLC, the Sponsor of the Registrant.|