Prospectus [Rule 424(b)(3)]

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Filed Pursuant to Rule 424(b)(3)
Registration Nos. 333-185865
333-185865-01

POWERSHARES DB MULTI-SECTOR COMMODITY TRUST

PowerShares DB Agriculture Fund

142,172,875

Common Units of Beneficial Interest

PowerShares DB Multi-Sector Commodity Trust, or the Trust, is organized in seven separate series as a Delaware statutory trust, one of which is offered pursuant to this Prospectus. PowerShares DB Agriculture Fund, or the Fund, is a series of the Trust. The Fund issues common units of beneficial interest, or Shares, which represent units of fractional undivided beneficial interest in and ownership of the Fund.

Authorized Participants may sell the Shares they purchase from the Fund in blocks of 200,000 Shares, called Baskets, to other investors at prices that are expected to reflect, among other factors, the trading price of the Fund’s Shares on the NYSE Arca, Inc., or the NYSE Arca, and the supply of and demand for Shares of the Fund at the time of sale and are expected to fall between net asset value and the trading price of the Shares of the Fund on the NYSE Arca at the time of sale.

The Shares trade on the NYSE Arca under the symbol “DBA.”

The Fund trades exchange-traded futures contracts on the commodities comprising the DBIQ Diversified Agriculture Index Excess Return™, or the Index, with a view to tracking the Index over time. The Fund also earns interest income from United States Treasury and other high credit quality short-term fixed income securities.

The Index, which is comprised of one or more underlying commodities, or Index Commodities, is intended to reflect the agricultural sector. The Index Commodities consist of Corn, Soybeans, Wheat, Kansas City Wheat, Sugar, Cocoa, Coffee, Cotton, Live Cattle, Feeder Cattle and Lean Hogs.

The common units of beneficial interest of five of the other six series of the Trust (PowerShares DB Energy Fund, PowerShares DB Oil Fund, PowerShares DB Precious Metals Fund, PowerShares DB Gold Fund and PowerShares DB Base Metals Fund) are offered pursuant to a separate prospectus. The common units of beneficial interest of the sixth series of the Trust, PowerShares DB Silver Fund, is offered pursuant to a separate prospectus.

Except when aggregated in Baskets, the Shares are not redeemable securities.

Invesco PowerShares Capital Management LLC serves as the Managing Owner, commodity pool operator and commodity trading advisor of the Fund.

INVESTING IN THE SHARES INVOLVES SIGNIFICANT RISKS. PLEASE REFER TO “THE RISKS YOU FACE” BEGINNING ON PAGE 19.

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Futures trading is volatile and even a small movement in market prices could cause large losses.

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The success of the Fund’s trading program depends upon the skill of the Managing Owner and its trading principals.

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You could lose all or substantially all of your investment.

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The Index is concentrated in a small number of commodities. Concentration may result in greater volatility.

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Investors pay fees in connection with their investment in the Shares, including asset-based fees of 0.85% per annum. Additional charges include brokerage fees of approximately 0.04% per annum in the aggregate.

Authorized Participants may offer to the public, from time-to-time, Shares from any Baskets they create. Shares offered to the public by Authorized Participants will be offered at a per-Share offering price that will vary depending on, among other factors, the trading price of the Shares on the NYSE Arca, the net asset value per Share and the supply of and demand for the Shares at the time of the offer. Shares initially comprising the same Basket but offered by Authorized Participants to the public at different times may have different offering prices. Authorized Participants will not receive from the Fund, the Managing Owner or any of their affiliates, any fee or other compensation in connection with their sale of Shares to the public.

An Authorized Participant may receive commissions or fees from investors who purchase Shares through their commission or fee-based brokerage accounts. In addition, the Managing Owner pays a distribution services fee to ALPS Distributors, Inc. and pays a marketing services fee to Deutsche Bank Securities Inc. without reimbursement from the Trust or the Fund. For more information regarding items of compensation paid to FINRA members, please see the “Plan of Distribution” section on page 101.

These securities have not been approved or disapproved by the Securities and Exchange Commission or any state securities commission nor has the Securities and Exchange Commission or any state securities commission passed upon the accuracy or adequacy of this Prospectus. Any representation to the contrary is a criminal offense. The Fund is not a mutual fund or any other type of investment company within the meaning of the Investment Company Act of 1940, as amended, and the Fund is not subject to regulation thereunder.

THE COMMODITY FUTURES TRADING COMMISSION HAS NOT PASSED UPON THE MERITS OF PARTICIPATING IN THIS POOL NOR HAS THE COMMISSION PASSED ON THE ADEQUACY OR ACCURACY OF THIS DISCLOSURE DOCUMENT.

The Shares are neither interests in nor obligations of any of the Managing Owner, the Trustee, Deutsche Bank, AG, Deutsche Bank, AG London, Deutsche Bank Securities Inc. or any of their respective affiliates. The Shares are not insured by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation or any other governmental agency.

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COMMODITY FUTURES TRADING COMMISSION

RISK DISCLOSURE STATEMENT

YOU SHOULD CAREFULLY CONSIDER WHETHER YOUR FINANCIAL CONDITION PERMITS YOU TO PARTICIPATE IN A COMMODITY POOL. IN SO DOING, YOU SHOULD BE AWARE THAT COMMODITY INTEREST TRADING CAN QUICKLY LEAD TO LARGE LOSSES AS WELL AS GAINS. SUCH TRADING LOSSES CAN SHARPLY REDUCE THE NET ASSET VALUE OF THE POOL AND CONSEQUENTLY THE VALUE OF YOUR INTEREST IN THE POOL. IN ADDITION, RESTRICTIONS ON REDEMPTIONS MAY AFFECT YOUR ABILITY TO WITHDRAW YOUR PARTICIPATION IN THE POOL.

FURTHER, COMMODITY POOLS MAY BE SUBJECT TO SUBSTANTIAL CHARGES FOR MANAGEMENT, AND ADVISORY AND BROKERAGE FEES. IT MAY BE NECESSARY FOR THOSE POOLS THAT ARE SUBJECT TO THESE CHARGES TO MAKE SUBSTANTIAL TRADING PROFITS TO AVOID DEPLETION OR EXHAUSTION OF THEIR ASSETS. THIS DISCLOSURE DOCUMENT CONTAINS A COMPLETE DESCRIPTION OF EACH EXPENSE TO BE CHARGED THIS POOL AT PAGE 58 AND A STATEMENT OF THE PERCENTAGE RETURNS NECESSARY TO BREAK EVEN, THAT IS, TO RECOVER THE AMOUNT OF YOUR INITIAL INVESTMENT, AT PAGE 14.

THIS BRIEF STATEMENT CANNOT DISCLOSE ALL THE RISKS AND OTHER FACTORS NECESSARY TO EVALUATE YOUR PARTICIPATION IN THIS COMMODITY POOL. THEREFORE, BEFORE YOU DECIDE TO PARTICIPATE IN THIS COMMODITY POOL, YOU SHOULD CAREFULLY STUDY THIS DISCLOSURE DOCUMENT, INCLUDING A DESCRIPTION OF THE PRINCIPAL RISK FACTORS OF THIS INVESTMENT, AT PAGES 19 THROUGH 29.

YOU SHOULD ALSO BE AWARE THAT THIS COMMODITY POOL MAY TRADE FOREIGN FUTURES OR OPTIONS CONTRACTS. TRANSACTIONS ON MARKETS LOCATED OUTSIDE THE UNITED STATES, INCLUDING MARKETS FORMALLY LINKED TO A UNITED STATES MARKET, MAY BE SUBJECT TO REGULATIONS WHICH OFFER DIFFERENT OR DIMINISHED PROTECTION TO THE POOL AND ITS PARTICIPANTS. FURTHER, UNITED STATES REGULATORY AUTHORITIES MAY BE UNABLE TO COMPEL THE ENFORCEMENT OF THE RULES OF REGULATORY AUTHORITIES OR MARKETS IN NON-UNITED STATES JURISDICTIONS WHERE TRANSACTIONS FOR THE POOL MAY BE EFFECTED.

THIS PROSPECTUS DOES NOT INCLUDE ALL OF THE INFORMATION OR EXHIBITS IN THE REGISTRATION STATEMENT OF THE TRUST. YOU CAN READ AND COPY THE ENTIRE REGISTRATION STATEMENT AT THE PUBLIC REFERENCE FACILITIES MAINTAINED BY THE SEC IN WASHINGTON, D.C.

THE FUND FILES QUARTERLY AND ANNUAL REPORTS WITH THE SEC. YOU CAN READ AND COPY THESE REPORTS AT THE SEC PUBLIC REFERENCE FACILITIES IN WASHINGTON, D.C. PLEASE CALL THE SEC AT 1-800-SEC-0330 FOR FURTHER INFORMATION.

THE FILINGS OF THE TRUST ARE POSTED AT THE SEC WEBSITE AT HTTP://WWW.SEC.GOV .

REGULATORY NOTICES

NO DEALER, SALESMAN OR ANY OTHER PERSON HAS BEEN AUTHORIZED TO GIVE ANY INFORMATION OR TO MAKE ANY REPRESENTATION NOT CONTAINED IN THIS PROSPECTUS, AND, IF GIVEN OR MADE, SUCH OTHER INFORMATION OR REPRESENTATION MUST NOT BE RELIED UPON AS HAVING BEEN AUTHORIZED BY THE TRUST, THE FUND, THE MANAGING OWNER, THE AUTHORIZED PARTICIPANTS OR ANY OTHER PERSON.

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THIS PROSPECTUS DOES NOT CONSTITUTE AN OFFER OR SOLICITATION TO SELL OR A SOLICITATION OF AN OFFER TO BUY, NOR SHALL THERE BE ANY OFFER, SOLICITATION, OR SALE OF THE SHARES IN ANY JURISDICTION IN WHICH SUCH OFFER, SOLICITATION, OR SALE IS NOT AUTHORIZED OR TO ANY PERSON TO WHOM IT IS UNLAWFUL TO MAKE ANY SUCH OFFER, SOLICITATION, OR SALE.

THE BOOKS AND RECORDS OF THE FUND ARE MAINTAINED AS FOLLOWS: ALL MARKETING MATERIALS ARE MAINTAINED AT THE OFFICES OF ALPS DISTRIBUTORS, INC., 1290 BROADWAY, SUITE 1100, DENVER, COLORADO 80203, TELEPHONE NUMBER (303) 623-2577; BASKET CREATION AND REDEMPTION BOOKS AND RECORDS, ACCOUNTING AND CERTAIN OTHER FINANCIAL BOOKS AND RECORDS (INCLUDING FUND ACCOUNTING RECORDS, LEDGERS WITH RESPECT TO ASSETS, LIABILITIES, CAPITAL, INCOME AND EXPENSES, THE REGISTRAR, TRANSFER JOURNALS AND RELATED DETAILS) AND TRADING AND RELATED DOCUMENTS RECEIVED FROM FUTURES COMMISSION MERCHANTS ARE MAINTAINED BY THE BANK OF NEW YORK MELLON, 2 HANSON PLACE, BROOKLYN, NEW YORK 11217, TELEPHONE NUMBER (718) 315-7500. ALL OTHER BOOKS AND RECORDS OF THE FUND (INCLUDING MINUTE BOOKS AND OTHER GENERAL CORPORATE RECORDS, TRADING RECORDS AND RELATED REPORTS AND OTHER ITEMS RECEIVED FROM THE FUND’S COMMODITY BROKERS) ARE MAINTAINED AT THE FUND’S PRINCIPAL OFFICE, C/O INVESCO POWERSHARES CAPITAL MANAGEMENT LLC, 3500 LACEY ROAD, SUITE 700, DOWNERS GROVE, ILLINOIS 60515; TELEPHONE NUMBER (800) 983-0903. SHAREHOLDERS WILL HAVE THE RIGHT, DURING NORMAL BUSINESS HOURS, TO HAVE ACCESS TO AND COPY (UPON PAYMENT OF REASONABLE REPRODUCTION COSTS) SUCH BOOKS AND RECORDS IN PERSON OR BY THEIR AUTHORIZED ATTORNEY OR AGENT. MONTHLY ACCOUNT STATEMENTS FOR THE FUND CONFORMING TO COMMODITY FUTURES TRADING COMMISSION (THE “CFTC”) AND THE NATIONAL FUTURES ASSOCIATION (THE “NFA”) REQUIREMENTS ARE POSTED ON THE MANAGING OWNER’S WEBSITE AT HTTP://WWW.INVESCOPOWERSHARES.COM . ADDITIONAL REPORTS ARE POSTED ON THE MANAGING OWNER’S WEBSITE IN THE DISCRETION OF THE MANAGING OWNER OR AS REQUIRED BY REGULATORY AUTHORITIES. THERE WILL SIMILARLY BE DISTRIBUTED TO SHAREHOLDERS OF THE FUND, NOT MORE THAN 90 DAYS AFTER THE CLOSE OF THE FUND’S FISCAL YEAR, CERTIFIED AUDITED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS AND (IN NO EVENT LATER THAN MARCH 15 OF THE IMMEDIATELY FOLLOWING YEAR) THE TAX INFORMATION RELATING TO SHARES OF THE FUND NECESSARY FOR THE PREPARATION OF SHAREHOLDERS’ ANNUAL FEDERAL INCOME TAX RETURNS.

THE DIVISION OF INVESTMENT MANAGEMENT OF THE SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION REQUIRES THAT THE FOLLOWING STATEMENT BE PROMINENTLY SET FORTH HEREIN: “NEITHER POWERSHARES DB MULTI-SECTOR COMMODITY TRUST NOR ANY SERIES THEREOF IS A MUTUAL FUND OR ANY OTHER TYPE OF INVESTMENT COMPANY WITHIN THE MEANING OF THE INVESTMENT COMPANY ACT OF 1940, AS AMENDED, AND IS NOT SUBJECT TO REGULATION THEREUNDER.”

AUTHORIZED PARTICIPANTS MAY BE REQUIRED TO DELIVER A PROSPECTUS WHEN TRANSACTING IN SHARES. SEE “PLAN OF DISTRIBUTION.”

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PAR T ONE

DISCLOSURE DOCUMENT

SUMMARY

1

The Trust and the Fund

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Shares Listed on the NYSE Arca

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Purchases and Sales in the Secondary
Market on the NYSE Arca

1

Pricing Information Available on the NYSE Arca and Other Sources

2

CUSIP Number

2

Risk Factors

2

The Trustee

4

Investment Objective

4

General

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Composition of the Index

5

Contract Selection (OY Single
Commodity Indexes only)

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Contract Selection (Non-OY Single
Commodity Indexes only)

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Monthly Index Roll Period with respect to both OY Single Commodity Indexes and Non-OY Single Commodity Indexes

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Shares Should Track Closely the Value
of its Index

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The Managing Owner

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The Commodity Broker

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The Administrator, Custodian and Transfer Agent

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ALPS Distributors, Inc.

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Index Sponsor

10

Marketing Agent

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“800” Number for Investors

10

Limitation of Liabilities

10

Creation and Redemption of Shares

11

The Offering

11

Authorized Participants

11

Net Asset Value

11

Clearance and Settlement

11

Segregated Accounts/Interest Income

11

Fees and Expenses

13

Breakeven Amounts

14

Distributions

14

Fiscal Year

14

U.S. Federal Income Tax Considerations

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Breakeven Table

14

Incorporation by Reference of Certain Documents

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Reports to Shareholders

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Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements

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ORGANIZATION CHART

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THE RISKS YOU FACE

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(1)     The Value of the Shares of the Fund Relates Directly to the Value of the Futures Contracts and Other Assets Held by the Fund and Fluctuations in the Price of These Assets Could Materially Adversely Affect an Investment in the Fund’s Shares.

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(2)     Net Asset Value May Not Always Correspond to Market Price and, as a Result, Baskets May be Created or Redeemed at a Value that Differs from the Market Price of the Shares.

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(3)     Regulatory and Exchange Position Limits and Other Rules May Restrict the Creation of Baskets and the Operation of the Fund.

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(4)     The Fund’s Performance May Not Always Replicate Exactly the Changes in the Level of its Index.

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(5)     The Fund Is Not Actively Managed and Tracks its Index During Periods in Which the Index Is Flat or Declining as Well as When the Index Is Rising.

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(6)     The NYSE Arca May Halt Trading in the Shares of the Fund Which Would Adversely Impact Your Ability to Sell Shares.

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(7)     The Lack of Active Trading Markets for the Shares of the Fund May Result in Losses on Your Investment in the Fund at the Time of Disposition of Your Shares.

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(8)     The Shares of the Fund Could Decrease in Value if Unanticipated Operational or Trading Problems Arise.

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(9)     As the Managing Owner and its Principals have a Short History of Operating an Exchange-Traded Fund that Invests in a Broad Range of Commodity Futures Contracts, their Experience May be Relatively Inadequate or Unsuitable to Manage the Fund.

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(10)   You May Not Rely on Past Performance or Index Results in Deciding Whether to Buy Shares.

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(11)  Fewer Representative Commodities May Result In Greater Index Volatility.

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(12)  Price Volatility May Possibly Cause the Total Loss of Your Investment.

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(13)   Unusually Long Peak-to-Valley Drawdown Periods With Respect To the Index May Be Reflected in Equally Long Peak-to-Valley Drawdown Periods with Respect to the Performance of the Shares of the Fund.

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(14)   Fees and Commissions are Charged Regardless of Profitability and May Result in Depletion of Assets.

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(15)   You Cannot Be Assured of the Managing Owner’s Continued Services, Which Discontinuance May Be Detrimental to the Fund.

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(16)  Possible Illiquid Markets May Exacerbate Losses.

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(17)   You May Be Adversely Affected by Redemption Orders that Are Subject To Postponement, Suspension or Rejection Under Certain Circumstances.

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(18)   Because the Futures Contracts Have No Intrinsic Value, the Positive Performance of Your Investment Is Wholly Dependent Upon an Equal and Offsetting Loss.

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(19)   Failure of Commodity Futures Markets to Exhibit Low to Negative Correlation to General Financial Markets Will Reduce Benefits of Diversification and May Exacerbate Losses to Your Portfolio.

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(20)   Shareholders Will Not Have the Protections Associated With Ownership of Shares in an Investment Company Registered Under the Investment Company Act of 1940.

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(21)  Trading on Commodity Exchanges Outside the United States is Not Subject to U.S.  Regulation.

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(22)  Various Actual and Potential Conflicts of Interest May Be Detrimental to Shareholders.

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(23)   Shareholders Will Be Subject to Taxation on Their Allocable Share of the Fund’s Taxable Income, Whether or Not They Receive Cash Distributions.

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(24)   Items of Income, Gain, Loss and Deduction With Respect to Shares could be Reallocated if the IRS does not Accept the Assumptions or Conventions Used by the Fund in Allocating Such Items.

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(25)  The Current Treatment of Long-Term Capital Gains Under Current U.S.  Federal Income Tax Law May Be Adversely Affected, Changed or Repealed in the Future.

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(26)   Failure of Futures Commission Merchants or Commodity Brokers to Segregate Assets May Increase Losses; Despite Segregation of Assets, the Fund Remains at Risk of Significant Losses Because the Fund May Only Receive a Pro-Rata Share of the Assets, or No Assets at All.

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(27)   The Effect Of Market Disruptions and Government Intervention Are Unpredictable And May Have An Adverse Effect On The Value Of Your Shares.

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(28)   Regulatory Changes or Actions, Including the Implementation of the Dodd-Frank Act, May Alter the Operations and Profitability of the Fund.

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(29)  Lack of Independent Advisers Representing Investors.

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(30)  Possibility of Termination of the Fund May Adversely Affect Your Portfolio.

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(31)  Shareholders Do Not Have the Rights Enjoyed by Investors in Certain Other Vehicles.

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(32)   An Investment in Shares May Be Adversely Affected by Competition From Other Methods of Investing in Commodities.

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(33)   Competing Claims Over Ownership of Intellectual Property Rights Related to the Fund Could Adversely Affect the Fund and an Investment in Shares.

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(34)   The Value of the Shares Will be Adversely Affected if the Fund is Required to Indemnify the Trustee or the Managing Owner.

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(35)   The Net Asset Value Calculation of the Fund May Be Overstated or Understated Due to the Valuation Method Employed When a Settlement Price is not Available on the Date of Net Asset Value Calculation.

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(36)   Although the Shares are Limited Liability Investments, Certain Circumstances such as Bankruptcy of the Fund or Indemnification of the Fund by the Shareholder will Increase a Shareholder’s Liability.

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(37)   An Insolvency Resulting From Another Series in the Trust or the Trust Itself May Have a Material Adverse Effect On the Fund.

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INVESTMENT OBJECTIVE 29

Role of Managing Owner

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Market Diversification

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PERFORMANCE OF POWERSHARES DB AGRICULTURE FUND ( TICKER: DB A ), A SERIES OF POWERSHARES DB MULTI-SECTOR COMMODITY TRUST 32
DESCRIPTION OF THE DBIQ DIVERSIFIED AGRICULTURE INDEX EXCESS RETURN™ 34

General

34

Composition of the Index

37

Contract Selection (OY Single Commodity Indexes only)

37

Contract Selection (Non-OY Single Commodity Indexes only)

39

Monthly Index Roll Period with respect to both OY Single Commodity Indexes and Non-OY Single Commodity Indexes

40

Change in the Methodology of the Index

40

Publication of Closing Levels and Adjustments

40

Interruption of Index Calculation

41

Historical Closing Levels

41

Cautionary Statement-Statistical Information

42

Volatility of the Index

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USE OF PROCEEDS 58
CHARGES 58

Management Fee

58

Organization and Offering Expenses

58

Brokerage Commissions and Fees

59

Routine Operational, Administrative and Other Ordinary Expenses

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Non-recurring and Unusual Fees and Expenses

59

Management Fee and Expenses to be Paid First out of Interest Income

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Selling Commission

59
WHO MAY SUBSCRIBE 60
CREATION AND REDEMPTION OF SHARES 60

Creation Procedures

61

Determination of required payment

62

Rejection of creation orders

62

Redemption Procedures

62

Determination of redemption proceeds

62

Delivery of redemption proceeds

62

Suspension, Postponement or Rejection of Redemption Orders

63

Creation and Redemption Transaction Fee

63
THE COMMODITY BROKER 63
CONFLICTS OF INTEREST 70

General

70

The Managing Owner

70

The Commodity Broker

70

The Index Sponsor and the Marketing Agent

71

Proprietary Trading/Other Clients

71
DESCRIPTION OF THE SHARES; THE FUND; CERTAIN MATERIAL TERMS OF THE TRUST DECLARATION 72

Description of the Shares

72

Principal Office; Location of Records

72

The Fund

72

The Trustee

73

The Managing Owner

74

Fiduciary and Regulatory Duties of the Managing Owner

76

Ownership or Beneficial Interest in the Fund

77

Management; Voting by Shareholders; Negative Consent

77

Recognition of the Trust and the Fund in Certain States

78

Possible Repayment of Distributions Received by Shareholders; Indemnification by Shareholders

79

Shares Freely Transferable

79

Book-Entry Form

79

Reports to Shareholders

79

Net Asset Value

79

Termination Events

80
DISTRIBUTIONS 81
THE ADMINISTRATOR, CUSTODIAN AND TRANSFER AGENT 81
ALPS DISTRIBUTORS, INC. 82
INDEX SPONSOR 82
MARKETING AGENT 84

“800” Number for Investors

84
THE SECURITIES DEPOSITORY; BOOK-ENTRY-ONLY SYSTEM; GLOBAL SECURITY 84
SHARE SPLITS 85

MATERIAL CONTRACTS

85

Brokerage Agreement

85

Administration Agreement

86

Global Custody Agreement

87

Transfer Agency and Service Agreement

88

Distribution Services Agreement

89
MATERIAL U.S. FEDERAL INCOME TAX CONSIDERATIONS 90

Status of the Fund

91

Special Rules for Publicly Traded Partnerships

91

U.S. Shareholders

92
PURCHASES BY EMPLOYEE BENEFIT PLANS 100

General

100

“Plan Assets”

101

Ineligible Purchasers

101
PLAN OF DISTRIBUTION 101

Authorized Participants

101

Likelihood of Becoming a Statutory Underwriter

102

Summary of Items of Value Paid Pursuant to FINRA Rule 2310

103

General

103
LEGAL MATTERS 105
EXPERTS 105
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION 105
RECENT FINANCIAL INFORMATION AND ANNUAL REPORTS 106
INCORPORATION BY REFERENCE OF CERTAIN DOCUMENTS 106

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PART TWO

STATEMENT OF ADDITIONAL

INFORMATION

General Information Relating to
Invesco PowerShares Capital Management LLC
111

The Futures Markets

111

Futures Contracts

111

Hedgers and Speculators

111

Futures Exchanges

111

Speculative Position Limits

112

Daily Limits

112

Regulations

112

Margin

113

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SUMMARY

This summary of material information contained or incorporated by reference in this Prospectus is intended for quick reference only and does not contain all of the information that may be important to you. For ease of reference, any references throughout this Prospectus to various actions taken by the Fund are actually actions that the Trust has taken on behalf of the Fund. The remainder of this Prospectus contains more detailed information. You should read the entire Prospectus, including the information incorporated by reference in this Prospectus, before deciding to invest in Shares of the Fund. Please see the section “Incorporation by Reference of Certain Documents” on page 16 for information on how you can obtain the information that is incorporated by reference in this Prospectus. This Prospectus is dated February 26, 2015.

The Trust and the Fund

PowerShares DB Multi-Sector Commodity Trust, or the Trust, was formed as a Delaware statutory trust, in seven separate series, or funds, on August 3, 2006. PowerShares DB Agriculture Fund, or the Fund, is a series of the Trust. The Fund issues common units of beneficial interest, or Shares, which represent units of fractional undivided beneficial interest in and ownership of the Fund. The term of the Trust and the Fund is perpetual (unless terminated earlier in certain circumstances). The principal offices of the Trust and the Fund are located at c/o Invesco PowerShares Capital Management LLC, 3500 Lacey Road, Suite 700, Downers Grove, IL 60515, and its telephone number is (800) 983-0903.

The Trust was organized in separate series as a Delaware statutory trust rather than as separate statutory trusts in order to achieve certain administrative efficiencies. The interests of investors are not adversely affected by the choice of form of organization. As of the date of this Prospectus, the Trust consists of the following seven series—PowerShares DB Energy Fund, PowerShares DB Oil Fund, PowerShares DB Precious Metals Fund, PowerShares DB Gold Fund, PowerShares DB Silver Fund, PowerShares DB Base Metals Fund and PowerShares DB Agriculture Fund. This Prospectus is for the Fund only and not for the first 6 funds listed in the prior sentence, or the Sectors Funds. The Sectors Funds, which are series of the Trust, are not being

offered by this Prospectus. Information regarding both the Fund and the Sectors Funds (and any other additional series of the Trust, as applicable) is available at www.invescopowershares.com .

Shares Listed on the NYSE Arca

The Shares of the Fund are listed on the NYSE Arca under the symbol “DBA.”

Secondary market purchases and sales of Shares will be subject to ordinary brokerage commissions and charges.

Purchases and Sales in the Secondary Market on the NYSE Arca

The Shares trade on the NYSE Arca like any other equity security.

Baskets of Shares may be created or redeemed only by Authorized Participants. It is expected that Baskets will be created when the market price per Share is at a premium to the net asset value per Share. Authorized Participants are expected to sell such Shares, which are listed on the NYSE Arca, to the public at prices that are expected to reflect, among other factors, the trading price of the Shares on the NYSE Arca and the supply of and demand for Shares at the time of sale and are expected to fall between net asset value and the trading price of the Shares on the NYSE Arca at the time of sale. Similarly, it is expected that Baskets will be redeemed when the market price per Share is at a discount to the net asset value per Share. Retail investors seeking to purchase or sell Shares on any day are expected to effect such transactions in the secondary market, on the NYSE Arca, at the market price per Share, rather than in connection with the creation or redemption of Baskets.

The market price of the Shares may not be identical to the net asset value per Share, but these valuations are expected to be very close. Investors are able to use the indicative intra-day value per Share to determine if they want to purchase in the secondary market via the NYSE Arca. The intra-day indicative value per Share is based on the prior day’s final net asset value, adjusted four times per minute throughout the trading day to reflect the continuous price changes of the Fund’s futures positions, which provide a continuously updated estimated net asset value per Share.


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Retail investors may purchase and sell Shares through traditional brokerage accounts. Purchases or sales of Shares may be subject to customary brokerage commissions. Investors are encouraged to review the terms of their brokerage accounts for applicable charges.

Pricing Information Available on the NYSE Arca and Other Sources

The following table lists additional NYSE Arca symbols and their meanings with respect to the Fund and the Index:

DBA

Market price per Share on NYSE

Arca

DBA.IV

Indicative intra-day value per

Share

DBA.NV

End of day net asset value of the

Fund

DBAGIX

Intra-day Index closing level

DBLCDBAE

End of day Index closing level as

of close of NYSE Arca

The intra-day data in the above table is published once every fifteen seconds throughout each trading day.

The Index Sponsor calculates and publishes the closing level of the Index daily. The Managing Owner publishes the net asset value of the Fund and the net asset value per Share daily. Additionally, the Index Sponsor calculates and publishes the intra-day Index level, and the Index Sponsor calculates, and the Managing Owner publishes, the indicative value per Share of the Fund (quoted in U.S. dollars) once every fifteen seconds throughout each trading day.

All of the foregoing information is published as follows:

The intra-day level of the Index (symbol: DBAGIX) and the intra-day indicative value per Share (symbol: DBA.IV) (each quoted in U.S. dollars) are published once every fifteen seconds throughout each trading day on the consolidated tape, Reuters and/or Bloomberg and on the Managing Owner’s website at http://www.invescopowershares.com , or any successor thereto.

The current trading price per Share (symbol: DBA) (quoted in U.S. dollars) is published continuously as trades occur throughout each trading

day on the consolidated tape, Reuters and/or Bloomberg and on the Managing Owner’s website at http://www.invescopowershares.com , or any successor thereto.

The most recent end-of-day Index closing level (symbol: DBLCDBAE) is published as of the close of business for the NYSE Arca each trading day on the consolidated tape, Reuters and/or Bloomberg and on the Managing Owner’s website at http://www.invescopowershares.com , or any successor thereto.

The most recent end-of-day net asset value of the Fund (symbol: DBA.NV) is published as of the close of business on Reuters and/or Bloomberg and on the Managing Owner’s website at http://www.invescopowershares.com , or any successor thereto. In addition, the most recent end-of-day net asset value of the Fund (symbol: DBA.NV) is published the following morning on the consolidated tape.

All of the foregoing information with respect to the Index, including the Index’s history, is also published at https://index.db.com .

The Index Sponsor obtains information for inclusion in, or for use in the calculation of, the Index from sources the Index Sponsor considers reliable. None of the Index Sponsor, the Managing Owner, the Fund or any of their respective affiliates accepts responsibility for or guarantees the accuracy and/or completeness of the Index or any data included in the Index.

CUSIP Number

The CUSIP number of the Fund is 73936B408.

Risk Factors

An investment in Shares is speculative and involves a high degree of risk. The summary risk factors set forth below are intended merely to highlight certain risks of the Fund. The Fund has particular risks that are set forth elsewhere in this Prospectus.

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Past performance is not necessarily indicative of future results; all or substantially all of an investment in the Fund could be lost.

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The trading of the Fund takes place in very volatile markets.

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The Fund is subject to fees and expenses in the aggregate amount of approximately 0.89% per annum as described herein and will be successful only if its annual returns from futures trading, plus its annual interest income from its holdings of United States Treasury securities and other high credit quality short-term fixed income securities, exceed such fees and expenses of approximately 0.89% per annum. The Fund is expected to earn interest income equal to 0.04% per annum, based upon the yield of 3-month U.S. Treasury bills as of December 31, 2014, or $0.01 per annum per Share at $25.00 as the net asset value per Share. Therefore, based upon the difference between the current yield of 3-month U.S. Treasury bills and the annual fees and expenses, the Fund will be required to earn approximately 0.85% per annum, or $0.22 per annum per Share at $25.00 as the net asset value per Share, in order for an investor to break-even on an investment during the first twelve months of an investment. Actual interest income could be higher or lower than the current yield of 3-month U.S. Treasury bills.

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As of the date of this Prospectus, the CFTC and/or commodity exchange rules impose speculative position limits on market participants trading in all eleven commodities included in the Index (Corn, Soybeans, Wheat, Kansas City Wheat, Sugar, Cocoa, Coffee, Cotton, Live Cattle, Feeder Cattle and Lean Hogs, or the Affected Index Commodities). Because the Fund is subject to position limits, its ability to issue new Baskets or its ability to reinvest income in additional futures contracts corresponding to the Affected Index Commodities may be impaired or limited to the extent that these activities would cause the Fund to exceed its applicable position limits. Limiting the size of the Fund to stay within those position limits may affect the correlation between the price of its Shares, as traded on the NYSE Arca, and its net asset value. The inability to create additional Baskets could result in Shares trading at a premium or discount to net asset value of the Fund.

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If the Managing Owner determines in its commercially reasonable judgment that it has become impracticable or inefficient for any

reason for the Fund to gain full or partial exposure to any Index Commodity by investing in a specific futures contract that comprises the Index, the Fund may invest in a futures contract referencing the particular Index Commodity other than the specific contract that comprises the Index or, in the alternative, invest in other futures contracts not based on the particular Index Commodity if, in the commercially reasonable judgment of the Managing Owner, such futures contracts tend to exhibit trading prices that correlate with a futures contract that comprises the Index.

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There can be no assurance that the Fund will achieve profits or avoid losses, significant or otherwise.

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Performance of the Fund may not track the Index during particular periods or over the long term. Such tracking error may cause the Fund to outperform or underperform the Index.

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Certain potential conflicts of interest exist between the Managing Owner, the Commodity Broker and their affiliates and the Shareholders. For example, the Commodity Broker may have a conflict of interest between its execution of trades for the Fund and for its other customers. More specifically, the Commodity Broker will benefit from executing orders for other clients, whereas the Fund may be harmed to the extent that the Commodity Broker has fewer resources to allocate to the Fund’s accounts due to the existence of such other clients. Allocation of resources among the Commodity Broker’s clients adds to the potential conflict. Proprietary trading by the affiliates of the Managing Owner and the Commodity Broker may create conflicts of interest from time-to-time because such proprietary trades may take a position that is opposite of that of the Fund or may compete with the Fund for certain positions within the marketplace. See “Conflicts of Interest” for a more complete disclosure of various conflicts. Although the Managing Owner has established procedures designed to resolve certain of these conflicts equitably, the Managing Owner has not established formal procedures to resolve all potential conflicts of interest. Consequently, investors may be dependent on the good faith

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of the respective parties subject to such conflicts to resolve them equitably. Although the Managing Owner attempts to monitor these conflicts, it is extremely difficult, if not impossible, for the Managing Owner to ensure that these conflicts will not, in fact, result in adverse consequences to the Fund.

The Trustee

Wilmington Trust Company, or the Trustee, a Delaware trust company, is the sole trustee of the Trust. The Trustee delegated to the Managing Owner all of the power and authority to manage the business and affairs of the Trust and the Fund and has only nominal duties and liabilities to the Trust and the Fund.

Investment Objective

The Fund seeks to track changes, whether positive or negative, in the level of the DBIQ Diversified Agriculture Index Excess Return™, or the Index, over time, plus the excess, if any, of the Fund’s interest income from its holdings of United States Treasury and other high credit quality short-term fixed income securities over its expenses. The Shares are designed for investors who want a cost-effective and convenient way to invest in commodity futures on U.S. and non-U.S. markets.

Advantages of investing in the Shares include:

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Ease and Flexibility of Investment .    The Shares trade on the NYSE Arca and provide institutional and retail investors with indirect access to commodity futures markets. The Shares may be bought and sold on the NYSE Arca like other exchange-listed securities. Retail investors may purchase and sell Shares through traditional brokerage accounts.

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Margin .    Shares are eligible for margin accounts.

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Diversification .    The Shares may help to diversify a portfolio because historically the Index has tended to exhibit low to negative correlation with both equities and conventional bonds and positive correlation to inflation.

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Optimum Yield™ .    The Shares seek to track the Index, a portion of which employs the

Optimum Yield™ rolling methodology, which seeks to minimize the effects of negative roll yield that may be experienced by conventional commodities indexes.

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Transparency .    The Shares provide a more direct investment in commodities than mutual funds that invest in commodity-linked notes, which have implicit imbedded costs and credit risk.

Investing in the Shares does not insulate Shareholders from certain risks, including price volatility.

The Fund pursues its investment objective by investing in a portfolio of exchange-traded futures on the commodities comprising the Index.

The Index, which is comprised of one or more underlying commodities, or Index Commodities, is intended to reflect the agricultural sector. The Index Commodities consist of Corn, Soybeans, Wheat, Kansas City Wheat, Sugar, Cocoa, Coffee, Cotton, Live Cattle, Feeder Cattle and Lean Hogs.

If the Managing Owner determines in its commercially reasonable judgment that it has become impracticable or inefficient for any reason for the Fund to gain full or partial exposure to any Index Commodity by investing in a specific futures contract that comprises the Index, the Fund may invest in a futures contract referencing the particular Index Commodity other than the specific contract that comprises the Index or, in the alternative, invest in other futures contracts not based on the particular Index Commodity if, in the commercially reasonable judgment of the Managing Owner, such futures contracts tend to exhibit trading prices that correlate with a futures contract that comprises the Index.

The Index Sponsor calculates the Index on both an excess return basis and a total return basis. The excess return basis calculation reflects the change in market value over time, whether positive or negative, of the applicable underlying commodity futures only. The total return basis calculation reflects the sum of the change in market value over time, whether positive or negative, of the applicable underlying commodity futures plus the return on 3-month U.S. Treasury bills. The Fund seeks to track changes, whether positive or negative, in the level of the Index over time, plus the excess, if any, of

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its interest income from its holdings of United States Treasury and other high credit quality short-term fixed income securities over its expenses.

The Fund will make distributions at the discretion of the Managing Owner. To the extent that the Fund’s actual and projected interest income from its holdings of United States Treasury securities and other high credit quality short-term fixed income securities exceeds the actual and projected fees and expenses of the Fund, the Managing Owner expects periodically to make distributions of the amount of such excess. The Fund currently does not expect to make distributions with respect to capital gains. Depending on the Fund’s performance for the taxable year and your own tax situation for such year, your income tax liability for the taxable year for your allocable share of the Fund’s net ordinary income or loss and capital gain or loss may exceed any distributions you receive with respect to such year.

The Fund’s portfolio also will include United States Treasury securities and other high credit quality short-term fixed income securities for deposit with the Fund’s Commodity Broker as margin.

General

Each of the DBIQ Optimum Yield Index Excess Return™, or DBIQ-OYER™, and the DBIQ Index Excess Return™, or DBIQ ER™ (“DBIQ-OYER™” and “DBIQ ER™,” collectively, “DBIQ™” or “DBIQ ER™”), is intended to reflect the changes in market value, positive or negative, in certain sectors of commodities, or an index. The Index is calculated on an excess return, or unfunded basis. The Index is rolled on both an Optimum Yield TM and non-Optimum Yield TM basis. The Optimum Yield TM rolling methodology is aimed at potentially maximizing the roll benefits in backwardated markets and minimizing the losses from rolling in contangoed markets. The non-Optimum Yield TM portion of the Index is rolled to the next to expire futures contract as provided below under “Contract Selection (Non-OY Single Commodity Indexes only).” The Index is comprised of one or more underlying commodities, or Index Commodities. Each Index Commodity is assigned a weight, or Index Base Weight, which is intended to reflect the proportion of such Index Commodity relative to the Index.

The Index has been calculated back to a base date, or Base Date. On the Base Date of January 18, 1989, the closing level of the Index, or Closing Level, was 100.

The sponsor of the Index is Deutsche Bank Securities Inc., or Index Sponsor.

Composition of the Index

The Index is composed of notional amounts of each of the underlying Index Commodities. The notional amount of each Index Commodity included in the Index is intended to reflect the changes in market value of each such Index Commodity within the Index. The Closing Level of the Index is calculated on each business day by the Index Sponsor based on the closing price of the futures contracts for each of the underlying Index Commodities and the notional amounts of such Index Commodities.

The Index is rebalanced annually in November to ensure that each of the Index Commodities is weighted in the same proportion that such Index Commodities were weighted on the Base Date.

The composition of the Index may be adjusted in the event that the Index Sponsor is not able to calculate the closing prices of the Index Commodities.

The Index includes provisions for the replacement of futures contracts as they approach maturity. This replacement takes place over a period of time in order to lessen the impact on the market for the futures contracts being replaced. With respect to each Index Commodity, the Fund employs a rule-based approach when it ‘rolls’ from one futures contract to another. The Index is comprised of OY Single Commodity Indexes and non-OY Single Commodity Indexes. The Index Commodities that underlie the OY Single Commodity Indexes are Corn, Soybeans, Wheat, Kansas City Wheat and Sugar. The Index Commodities that underlie the non-OY Single Commodity Indexes are Cocoa, Coffee, Cotton, Live Cattle, Feeder Cattle and Lean Hogs. The OY Single Commodity Indexes are rolled to the futures contract which generates the best possible “implied roll yield.” The futures contract with a delivery month within the next thirteen months which generates the best possible implied roll yield will be included in each OY Single Commodity Index. As a result, each OY Single Commodity Index is able to potentially maximize the roll benefits in backwardated markets and minimize the losses from rolling in contangoed markets.

Each of the non-OY Single Commodity Indexes rolls only to the next to expire futures contract as provided below under “Contract Selection (Non-OY Single Commodity Indexes only).”

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In general, as a futures contract approaches its expiration date, its price will move towards the spot price in a contangoed market. Assuming the spot price does not change, this would result in the futures contract price decreasing and a negative implied roll yield. The opposite is true in a backwardated market. Rolling in a contangoed market will tend to cause a drag on an Index Commodity’s contribution to the Fund’s return while rolling in a backwardated market will tend to cause a push on an Index Commodity’s contribution to the Fund’s return.

The futures contract price for each Index Commodity will be the exchange closing price for such Index Commodity on each weekday when banks in New York, New York are open, or Index Business Days. If a weekday is not an Exchange Business Day (as defined in the following sentence) but is an Index Business Day, the exchange closing price from the previous Index Business Day will be used for each Index Commodity. “Exchange Business Day” means, in respect of an Index Commodity, a day that is a trading day for such Index Commodity on the relevant exchange (unless either an Index disruption event or force majeure event has occurred).

Contract Selection (OY Single Commodity Indexes only)

On the first New York business day, or Verification Date, of each month, each Index Commodity futures contract will be tested in order to determine whether to continue including it in the applicable OY Single Commodity Index. If the Index Commodity futures contract requires delivery of the underlying commodity in the next month, known as the Delivery Month, a new Index Commodity futures contract will be selected for inclusion in such OY Single Commodity Index. For example, if the first New York business day is May 1, 2015, and the Delivery Month of the Index Commodity futures contract currently in such OY Single Commodity Index is June 2015, a new Index Commodity futures contract with a later Delivery Month will be selected.

For each underlying Index Commodity of an OY Single Commodity Index, the new Index Commodity futures contract selected will be the Index Commodity futures contract with the best possible “implied roll yield” based on the closing price for each eligible Index Commodity futures contract. Eligible Index Commodity futures contracts are any Index Commodity futures contracts having a Delivery Month (i) no sooner than the

month after the Delivery Month of the Index Commodity futures contract currently in such OY Single Commodity Index, and (ii) no later than the 13 th month after the Verification Date. For example, if the first New York business day is May 1, 2015 and the Delivery Month of an Index Commodity futures contract currently in an OY Single Commodity Index is therefore June 2015, the Delivery Month of an eligible new Index Commodity futures contract must be between July 2015 and June 2016. The implied roll yield is then calculated and the futures contract on the Index Commodity with the best possible implied roll yield is then selected. If two futures contracts have the same implied roll yield, the futures contract with the minimum number of months prior to the Delivery Month is selected.

After selection of the replacement futures contract, each OY Single Commodity Index will roll such replacement futures contract as provided in the sub-paragraph “Monthly Index Roll Period with respect to both OY Single Commodity Indexes and Non-OY Single Commodity Indexes.”

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Contract Selection (Non-OY Single Commodity Indexes only)

On the first Index Business Day of each month, each non-OY Single Commodity Index will select a new futures contract to replace the old futures contract as provided in the following schedule.

Contract

Exchange
(Symbol)

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec

Cocoa

ICE-US (CC) H K K N N U U Z Z Z H H

Coffee

ICE-US (KC) H K K N N U U Z Z Z H H

Cotton

ICE-US (CT) H K K N N Z Z Z Z Z H H

Live Cattle

CME (LC) J J M M Q Q V V Z Z G G

Feeder Cattle

CME (FC) H J K Q Q Q U V X F F H

Lean Hogs

CME (LH) J J M M N Q V V Z Z G G

Month

Month
Letter Code

January

F

February

G

March

H

April

J

May

K

June

M

July

N

August

Q

September

U

October

V

November

X

December

Z

After selection of the replacement futures contract, each non-OY Single Commodity Index will roll such replacement futures contract as provided in the sub-paragraph “Monthly Index Roll Period with respect to both OY Single Commodity Indexes and Non-OY Single Commodity Indexes.”

Monthly Index Roll Period with respect to both OY Single Commodity Indexes and Non-OY Single Commodity Indexes

After the futures contract selection with respect to both OY Single Commodity Indexes and non-OY Single Commodity Indexes, the monthly roll for each Index Commodity subject to a roll in that particular month unwinds the old futures contract and enters a position in the new futures contract. This takes place between the 2 nd and 6 th Index Business Day of the month.

On each day during the roll period, new notional holdings are calculated. The calculations for the old Index Commodities that are leaving the Index and the new Index Commodities are then calculated.

On all days that are not monthly index roll days, the notional holdings of each Index Commodity future remains constant.

The Index is re-weighted on an annual basis on the 6 th Index Business Day of each November.

The calculation of the Index is expressed as the weighted average return of the Index Commodities.

There can be no assurance that the Fund will achieve its investment objective or avoid substantial losses.

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Shares Should Track Closely the Value of its Index

The Shares are intended to provide investment results that generally correspond to changes, positive or negative, in the levels of the Index, over time.

The value of the Shares is expected to fluctuate in relation to changes in the value of its portfolio. The market price of the Shares may not be identical to the net asset value per Share, but these two valuations are expected to be very close.

The Fund holds a portfolio of long futures contracts on the Index Commodities which comprise its Index, each of which are traded on various commodity futures markets in the United States and abroad. The Fund also holds cash and United States Treasury securities and other high credit quality short-term fixed income securities for deposit with its Commodity Broker as margin. The Fund’s portfolio is traded with a view to tracking the changes in its Index over time, whether the Index is rising, falling or flat over any particular period. The Fund is not “managed” by traditional methods, which typically involve effecting changes in the composition of a portfolio on the basis of judgments relating to economic, financial and market considerations with a view to obtaining positive results.

The Managing Owner

Invesco PowerShares Capital Management LLC, a Delaware limited liability company, serves as Managing Owner of the Trust and the Fund. The Managing Owner was formed on February 7, 2003. The Managing Owner is an affiliate of Invesco Ltd. The Managing Owner was formed to be the managing owner of investment vehicles such as exchange-traded funds and has been managing non-commodity futures based exchange-traded funds since 2003 and a commodity futures based exchange-traded fund since 2014. The Managing Owner serves as the commodity pool operator and commodity trading advisor of the Trust and the Fund. The Managing Owner is registered as a commodity pool operator and commodity trading advisor with the Commodity Futures Trading Commission, or the CFTC, and is a member of the National Futures Association, or the NFA. As a registered commodity pool operator and commodity trading advisor, with respect to both the Trust and the Fund, the Managing Owner must comply with various regulatory requirements under the Commodity Exchange Act and the rules and regulations

of the CFTC and the NFA, including investor protection requirements, antifraud prohibitions, disclosure requirements, and reporting and recordkeeping requirements. The Managing Owner also is subject to periodic inspections and audits by the CFTC and NFA.

After consideration of the exchange-traded fund, or ETF, market generally and its goals specifically, DB Commodity Services LLC, referred to as either DBCS or the Predecessor Managing Owner, made the determination that it would be in DBCS’ best interest to cease managing products in the U.S. commodities ETF space. After consideration of the ETF market generally and its goals specifically, the Managing Owner made the determination that it wanted to expand its presence in the U.S. commodities ETF space by becoming the new managing owner of the Fund. The Managing Owner also intends to launch other commodities-based ETF products in the U.S. in order to respond to developments in the market and investor preferences. The change of managing owner was effected by DBCS selling and transferring to the Managing Owner the general units of the Fund owned by DBCS, and by the substitution of the Managing Owner for DBCS as managing owner of the Trust and the Fund, which became effective as of the date of this Prospectus.

The Shares are not deposits or other obligations of the Managing Owner, the Trustee or any of their respective subsidiaries or affiliates or any other bank, are not guaranteed by the Managing Owner, the Trustee or any of their respective subsidiaries or affiliates or any other bank and are not insured by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation or any other governmental agency.

An investment in the Shares of the Fund is speculative and involves a high degree of risk.

The principal office of the Managing Owner is located at 3500 Lacey Road, Suite 700, Downers Grove, IL 60515. The telephone number of the Managing Owner is (800) 983-0903.

PowerShares ® is a registered service mark of Invesco PowerShares Capital Management, LLC.

The Fund pays the Managing Owner a Management Fee, monthly in arrears, in an amount equal to 0.85% per annum of the daily net asset value of the Fund.

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The Management Fee is paid in consideration of the Managing Owner’s commodity futures trading advisory services.

The Commodity Broker

A variety of executing brokers execute futures transactions on behalf of the Fund. Such executing brokers give-up all such transactions to Morgan Stanley & Co. LLC, a Delaware limited liability company, which serves as clearing broker, or Commodity Broker of the Fund. In its capacity as clearing broker, the Commodity Broker executes and clears the Fund’s futures transactions and performs certain administrative services for the Fund. Morgan Stanley & Co. LLC is registered with the CFTC as a futures commission merchant and is a member of the NFA in such capacity.

The Fund pays to the Commodity Broker all brokerage commissions, including applicable exchange fees, NFA fees, give-up fees, pit brokerage fees and other transaction related fees and expenses charged in connection with trading activities for the Fund. On average, total charges paid to the Commodity Broker are expected to be less than $7.00 per round-turn trade, although the Commodity Broker’s brokerage commissions and trading fees are determined on a contract-by-contract basis. The Managing Owner does not expect brokerage commissions and fees to exceed 0.04% of the net asset value of the Fund in any year, although the actual amount of brokerage commissions and fees in any year or any part of any year may be greater.

A round-turn trade is a completed transaction involving both a purchase and a liquidating sale, or a sale followed by a covering purchase.

The Administrator, Custodian and Transfer Agent

The Bank of New York Mellon is the administrator, or the Administrator, of the Fund and has entered into an Administration Agreement in connection therewith. The Bank of New York Mellon serves as custodian, or Custodian, of the Fund and has entered into a Global Custody Agreement, or Custody Agreement, in connection therewith. The Bank of New York Mellon serves as the transfer agent, or Transfer Agent, of the Fund and has entered into a Transfer Agency and Service Agreement in connection therewith.

The Bank of New York Mellon, a banking corporation organized under the laws of the State of New York with trust powers, has an office at 2 Hanson Place, Brooklyn, N.Y. 11217. The Bank of New York Mellon is subject to supervision by the New York State Banking Department and the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System. Information regarding the net asset value of the Fund, creation and redemption transaction fees and the names of the parties that have executed a Participant Agreement may be obtained from The Bank of New York Mellon by calling the following number: (718) 315-7500. A copy of the Administration Agreement is available for inspection at The Bank of New York Mellon’s office identified above.

Pursuant to the Administration Agreement, the Administrator performs or supervises the performance of services necessary for the operation and administration of the Fund (other than making investment decisions), including receiving and processing orders from Authorized Participants to create and redeem Baskets, net asset value calculations, accounting and other fund administrative services. The Administrator retains, separately for the Fund, certain financial books and records, including: Basket creation and redemption books and records, Fund accounting records, ledgers with respect to assets, liabilities, capital, income and expenses, the registrar, transfer journals and related details and trading and related documents received from futures commission merchants, c/o The Bank of New York Mellon, 2 Hanson Place, Brooklyn, New York 11217, telephone number (718) 315-7500.

The Administration Agreement is continuously in effect unless terminated on at least 90 days’ prior written notice by either party to the other party. Notwithstanding the foregoing, the Administrator may terminate the Administration Agreement upon 30 days’ prior written notice if the Fund has materially failed to perform its obligations under the Administration Agreement.

The Administration Agreement provides for the exculpation and indemnification of the Administrator from and against any costs, expenses, damages, liabilities or claims (other than those resulting from the Administrator’s own bad faith, negligence or willful misconduct) which may be imposed on, incurred by or asserted against the Administrator in performing its obligations or duties under the Administration Agreement. Key terms of the Administration Agreement are summarized under the heading “Material Contracts.”

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The Administrator’s monthly fees are paid on behalf of the Fund by the Managing Owner out of the Management Fee.

The Administrator and any of its affiliates may from time-to-time purchase or sell Shares for their own account, as agent for their customers and for accounts over which they exercise investment discretion.

The Transfer Agent receives a transaction processing fee in connection with orders from Authorized Participants to create or redeem Baskets in the amount of $500 per order. These transaction processing fees are paid directly by the Authorized Participants and not by the Fund.

The Fund is expected to retain the services of one or more additional service providers to assist with certain tax reporting requirements of the Fund and the Shareholders of the Fund.

ALPS Distributors, Inc.

ALPS Distributors, Inc., or ALPS Distributors, assists the Managing Owner and the Administrator with certain functions and duties relating to distribution and marketing, including reviewing and approving marketing materials. ALPS Distributors retains all marketing materials at c/o ALPS Distributors, Inc., 1290 Broadway, Suite 1100, Denver, Colorado 80203; telephone number (303) 623-2577. Investors may contact ALPS Distributors toll-free in the U.S. at (877) 369-4617. The Fund has entered into a Distribution Services Agreement with ALPS Distributors. ALPS Distributors is affiliated with ALPS Fund Services, Inc., a Denver-based outsourcing solution for administration, compliance, fund accounting, legal, marketing, tax administration, transfer agency and shareholder services for open-end, closed-end, hedge and exchange-traded funds. ALPS Fund Services, Inc. and its affiliates provide fund administration services to funds with assets in excess of $68 billion. ALPS Distributors and its affiliates provide distribution services to funds with assets of more than $544 billion.

The Managing Owner, out of the Management Fee, pays ALPS Distributors for performing its duties on behalf of the Fund and may pay ALPS Distributors additional compensation in consideration of the performance by ALPS Distributors of additional services. Such additional services may include, among

other services, the development and implementation of a marketing plan and the utilization of ALPS Distributors’ resources, which include an extensive broker database and a network of internal and external wholesalers.

Index Sponsor

The Managing Owner, on behalf of the Fund, has appointed Deutsche Bank Securities Inc. to serve as the index sponsor, or the Index Sponsor. The Index Sponsor calculates and publishes the daily index levels and the indicative intraday index levels. Additionally, the Index Sponsor also calculates the indicative value per Share of the Fund throughout each Business Day.

The Managing Owner pays the Index Sponsor a licensing fee and an index services fee for performing its duties.

Marketing Agent

The Managing Owner, on behalf of the Fund, has appointed Deutsche Bank Securities Inc., or the Marketing Agent, to assist the Managing Owner by providing support to educate institutional investors about the Deutsche Bank indices and to complete governmental or institutional due diligence questionnaires or requests for proposals related to the Deutsche Bank indices.

The Managing Owner pays the Marketing Agent a marketing services fee.

The Marketing Agent will not open or maintain customer accounts or handle orders for the Fund. The Marketing Agent has no responsibility for the performance of the Fund or the decisions made or actions taken by the Managing Owner.

“800” Number for Investors

Investors may contact the Managing Owner toll free in the U.S. at (800) 983-0903.

Limitation of Liabilities

Your investment in the Fund is part of the assets of the Fund, and it will therefore be subject to the risks of the Fund’s trading only. You cannot lose more than your investment in the Fund, and you will not be subject to the losses or liabilities of any other fund of the Trust in which you have not invested. We have received an

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opinion of counsel that the Fund is entitled to the benefits of the limitation on inter-series liability provided under the Delaware Statutory Trust Act. Each Share, when purchased in accordance with the Fifth Amended and Restated Declaration of Trust and Trust Agreement of the Trust, or the Trust Declaration, shall, except as otherwise provided by law, be fully-paid and non-assessable.

The debts, liabilities, obligations, claims and expenses of the Fund will be enforceable against the assets of the Fund only, and not against the assets of the Trust generally or the assets of any other fund of the Trust, and, unless otherwise provided in the Trust Declaration, none of the debts, liabilities, obligations and expenses incurred, contracted for or otherwise existing with respect to the Trust generally or any other series thereof will be enforceable against the assets of the Fund, as the case may be.

Creation and Redemption of Shares

The Fund creates and redeems Shares from time-to-time, but only in one or more Baskets. A Basket is a block of 200,000 Shares. Baskets may be created or redeemed only by Authorized Participants. Except when aggregated in Baskets, the Shares are not redeemable securities. Authorized Participants pay a transaction fee of $500 in connection with each order to create or redeem a Basket. Authorized Participants may sell the Shares included in the Baskets they purchase from the Fund to other investors.

See “Creation and Redemption of Shares” for more details.

The Offering

Unless otherwise agreed to by the Managing Owner and the Authorized Participant as provided in the next sentence, the Fund issues Shares in Baskets to Authorized Participants continuously on the creation order settlement date as of 2:45 p.m., Eastern time, on the business day immediately following the date on which a valid order to create a Basket is accepted by the Fund, at the net asset value of 200,000 Shares of the Fund as of the closing time of the NYSE Arca or the last to close of the exchanges on which the Fund’s futures contracts are traded, whichever is later, on the date that a valid order to create a Basket is accepted by the Fund. Upon submission of a creation order, the Authorized

Participant may request the Managing Owner to agree to a creation order settlement date up to 3 business days after the creation order date.

Authorized Participants

Baskets may be created or redeemed only by Authorized Participants. Each Authorized Participant must (1) be a registered broker-dealer or other securities market participant such as a bank or other financial institution which is not required to register as a broker-dealer to engage in securities transactions, (2) be a participant in DTC, and (3) have entered into an agreement with the Fund and the Managing Owner, or a Participant Agreement. The Participant Agreement sets forth the procedures for the creation and redemption of Baskets and for the delivery of cash required for such creations or redemptions. A list of the current Authorized Participants can be obtained from the Administrator. See “Creation and Redemption of Shares” for more details.

Net Asset Value

Net asset value, in respect of the Fund, means the total assets of the Fund including, but not limited to, all cash and cash equivalents or other debt securities less total liabilities of the Fund, each determined on the basis of generally accepted accounting principles in the United States, consistently applied under the accrual method of accounting.

Net asset value per Share is the net asset value of the Fund divided by the number of its outstanding Shares.

See “Description of the Shares; The Fund; Certain Material Terms of the Trust Declaration-Net Asset Value” for more details.

Clearance and Settlement

The Shares are evidenced by global certificates that the Fund issues to DTC. The Shares are available only in book-entry form. Shareholders may hold Shares through DTC, if they are participants in DTC, or indirectly through entities that are participants in DTC.

Segregated Accounts/Interest Income

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institution, as applicable) in accordance with CFTC investor protection and segregation requirements. The Fund is credited with 100% of the interest earned on its average net assets on deposit with the Commodity Broker or such other financial institution each week. In an attempt to increase interest income earned, the Managing Owner expects to invest non-margin assets of the Fund in United States government securities (which include any security issued or guaranteed as to principal or interest by the United States), or any certificate of deposit for any of the foregoing, including United States Treasury bonds, United States Treasury bills and issues of agencies of the United States government, and certain cash items such as money market funds, certificates of deposit (under nine months) and time deposits or other instruments permitted by applicable rules and regulations. Currently, the rate of interest expected to be earned by the Fund is estimated to be 0.04% per annum, based upon the yield on 3-month U.S. Treasury bills as of December 31, 2014. This interest income is used by the Fund to pay its expenses. See “Fees and Expenses” for more details.

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Fees and Expenses

Management Fee The Fund pays the Managing Owner a Management Fee, monthly in arrears, in an amount equal to 0.85% per annum of its daily net asset value. The Management Fee is paid in consideration of the Managing Owner’s commodity futures trading advisory services.
Organization and Offering Expenses Expenses incurred in connection with organizing the Fund and the initial offering of the Shares were paid by the Predecessor Managing Owner. Expenses incurred in connection with the continuous offering of Shares of the Fund from commencement of the Fund’s trading operations up to the date of this Prospectus were also paid by the Predecessor Managing Owner. Expenses incurred in connection with the continuous offering of Shares of the Fund on and after the date of this Prospectus are paid by the Managing Owner.
Brokerage Commissions and Fees The Fund pays to the Commodity Broker all brokerage commissions, including applicable exchange fees, NFA fees, give-up fees, pit brokerage fees and other transaction related fees and expenses charged in connection with its trading activities. On average, total charges paid to the Commodity Broker are expected to be less than $7.00 per round-turn trade, although the Commodity Broker’s brokerage commissions and trading fees are determined on a contract-by-contract basis. The Managing Owner does not expect brokerage commissions and fees to exceed 0.04% of the net asset value of the Fund in any year, although the actual amount of brokerage commissions and fees in any year or any part of any year may be greater.
Routine Operational, Administrative and Other Ordinary Expenses The Managing Owner pays all of the routine operational, administrative and other ordinary expenses of the Fund, including, but not limited to, computer services, the fees and expenses of the Trustee, license and service fees paid to Deutsche Bank Securities Inc., or DBSI, as Marketing Agent and Index Sponsor, legal and accounting fees and expenses, tax preparation expenses, filing fees, and printing, mailing and duplication costs.
Non-Recurring Fees and Expenses The Fund pays all non-recurring and unusual fees and expenses (referred to as extraordinary fees and expenses in the Trust Declaration), if any, of itself. Non-recurring and unusual fees and expenses are fees and expenses which are non-recurring and unusual in nature, such as legal claims and liabilities, litigation costs or indemnification or other unanticipated expenses. Such non-recurring and unusual fees and expenses, by their nature, are unpredictable in terms of timing and amount.
Management Fee and Expenses to be Paid First out of Interest Income The Management Fee and the brokerage commissions and fees of the Fund are paid first out of interest income from the Fund’s holdings of U.S. Treasury bills and other high credit quality short-term fixed income securities on deposit with the Commodity Broker as margin or otherwise. If the interest income is not sufficient to cover the fees and expenses of the Fund during any period, the excess of such fees and expenses over such interest income will be paid out of income from futures trading, if any, or from sales of the Fund’s fixed income securities.
Selling Commission Retail investors may purchase and sell Shares through traditional brokerage accounts. Investors are expected to be charged a customary commission by their brokers in connection with purchases of Shares that will vary from investor to investor. Investors are encouraged to review the terms of their brokerage accounts for applicable charges.

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Breakeven Amounts

The estimated amount of all fees and expenses which are anticipated to be incurred by a new investor in Shares of the Fund during the first twelve months of investment is 0.89% per annum of the net asset value of the Fund, plus the amount of any commissions charged by the investor’s broker.

The Fund will be successful only if its annual returns from futures trading, plus its annual interest income from its holdings of United States Treasury securities and other high credit quality short-term fixed income securities, exceed such fees and expenses of approximately 0.89% per annum. The Fund is expected to earn interest income equal to 0.04% per annum, based upon the yield of 3-month U.S. Treasury bills as of December 31, 2014, or $0.01 per annum per Share at $25.00 as the net asset value per Share. Therefore, based upon the difference between the current yield of 3-month U.S. Treasury bills and the annual fees and expenses, the Fund will be required to earn approximately 0.85% per annum, or $0.22 per annum per Share at $25.00 as the net asset value per Share, in order for an investor to break-even on an investment during the first twelve months of an investment. Actual interest income could be higher or lower than the current yield of 3-month U.S. Treasury bills.

Distributions

The Fund will make distributions at the discretion of the Managing Owner. To the extent that the Fund’s actual and projected interest income from its holdings of United States Treasury securities and other high credit quality short-term fixed income securities exceeds the actual and projected fees and expenses of the Fund, the Managing Owner expects periodically to make distributions of the amount of such excess. The Fund currently does not expect to make distributions with respect to capital gains. Depending on the Fund’s performance for the taxable year and your own tax situation for such year, your income tax liability for the taxable year for your allocable share of the Fund’s net ordinary income or loss and capital gain or loss may exceed any distributions you receive with respect to such year.

Fiscal Year

The fiscal year of the Fund ends on December 31 of each year.

U.S. Federal Income Tax Considerations

Subject to the discussion below in “Material U.S. Federal Income Tax Considerations,” the Fund will be classified as a partnership for U.S. federal income tax purposes. Accordingly, the Fund will not incur U.S. federal income tax liability; rather, each beneficial owner of Shares will be required to take into account its allocable share of the Fund’s income, gain, loss, deduction and other items for the Fund’s taxable year ending with or within the owner’s taxable year.

Additionally, please refer to the “Material U.S. Federal Income Tax Considerations” section below for information on the potential U.S. federal income tax consequences of the purchase, ownership and disposition of Shares.

Breakeven Table

The Breakeven Table on page 15 indicates the approximate percentage and dollar returns required for the value of an initial $25.00 investment in a Share of the Fund to equal the amount originally invested twelve months after issuance.

The Breakeven Table as presented, is an approximation only. The capitalization of the Fund does not directly affect the level of its charges as a percentage of its net asset value, other than brokerage commissions.

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BREAKEVEN TABLE

Dollar Amount and Percentage of Expenses For  the Fund
DBA 9

Expense 1

$ %

Management Fee 2

$ 0.22 0.85 %

Organization and Offering Expense Reimbursement 3

$ 0.00 0.00 %

Brokerage Commissions and Fees 4

$ 0.01 0.04 %

Routine Operational, Administrative and Other Ordinary Expenses 5,6

$ 0.00 0.00 %

Interest Income 7

$ (0.01 ) (0.04 )%

12-Month Breakeven 8

$ 0.22 0.85 %

1. The breakeven analysis assumes that the Shares have a constant month-end Fund net asset value and is based on $25.00 as the net asset value per Share. See “Charges” on page 58 for an explanation of the expenses included in the Breakeven Table. The Managing Owner will pay a marketing services fee to the Marketing Agent and an index services fee to the Index Sponsor. Because the marketing services fee and the index services fee are not paid by the Fund, these fees are not included in the breakeven analysis.
2. From the Management Fee, the Managing Owner will be responsible for paying the fees and expenses of the Administrator, ALPS Distributors and the Index Sponsor.
3. The Predecessor Managing Owner was responsible for paying the organization and offering expenses prior to the date of this Prospectus. As of the date of this Prospectus, the Managing Owner is responsible for paying the continuous offering costs of the Fund.
4. The actual amount of brokerage commissions and trading fees to be incurred will vary based upon the trading frequency of the Fund and the specific futures contracts traded.
5. The Managing Owner is responsible for paying all routine operational, administrative and other ordinary expenses of the Fund.
6. In connection with orders to create and redeem Baskets, Authorized Participants will pay a transaction fee in the amount of $500 per order. Because these transaction fees are de minimis in amount, are charged on a transaction-by-transaction basis (and not on a Basket-by-Basket basis), and are borne by the Authorized Participants, they have not been included in the Breakeven Table.
7. Interest income currently is estimated to be earned at a rate of 0.04%, based upon the yield on 3-month U.S. Treasury bills as of December 31, 2014. Actual interest income could be higher or lower than the current yield of 3-month U.S. Treasury bills.
8. You may pay customary brokerage commissions in connection with purchases of the Shares. Because such brokerage commission rates are set by your broker, they will vary from investor to investor and have not been included in the Breakeven Table. Investors are encouraged to review the terms of their brokerage accounts for applicable charges.
9. DBA is subject to (i) a Management Fee of 0.85% per annum and (ii) estimated brokerage commissions and fees of 0.04% per annum. DBA is subject to fees and expenses in the aggregate amount of approximately 0.89% per annum. DBA will be successful only if its annual returns from the underlying futures contracts, including annual income from 3-month U.S. Treasury bills, exceeds approximately 0.89% per annum. DBA is expected to earn 0.04% per annum, based upon the yield of 3-month U.S. Treasury bills as of December 31, 2014. Therefore, based upon the difference between the current yield of 3-month U.S. Treasury bills and the annual fees and expenses, DBA would be required to earn approximately 0.85% per annum, in order for an investor to break-even on an investment during the first twelve months of an investment. Actual interest income could be higher or lower than the current yield of 3-month U.S. Treasury bills.

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Incorporation by Reference of Certain Documents

The Securities and Exchange Commission, or the SEC, allows us to “incorporate by reference” into this Prospectus the information that we file with it, meaning we can disclose important information to you by referring you to those documents already on file with the SEC.

The information we incorporate by reference is an important part of this Prospectus, and later information that we file with the SEC will automatically update and supersede some of this information. We incorporate by reference the documents listed below, and any future filings we make with the SEC pursuant to Section 13(a), 13(c), 14 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934.

This filing incorporates by reference the following documents, which we have previously filed and may subsequently file with the SEC, in response to certain disclosures:

•

The Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2013 filed on March 3, 2014.

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The Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q for the quarters ended March 31, 2014, June 30, 2014 and September 30, 2014, filed May 9, 2014, August 6, 2014 and November 5, 2014, respectively;

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The Current Reports on Form 8-K filed January 15, 2014, March 13, 2014, June 11, 2014, August 15, 2014, October 30, 2014, December 2, 2014, February 25, 2015 and February 26, 2015;

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All other reports filed pursuant to Section 13(a) or 15(d) of the Exchange Act since December 31, 2013, except for information furnished under Form 8-K, which is not deemed filed and not incorporated herein by reference;

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Any documents filed pursuant to the Exchange Act subsequent to the date of this Registration Statement and prior to its effectiveness shall be deemed incorporated by reference into the Prospectus; and

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Any documents filed under Sections 13(a), 13(c), 14 or 15(d) of the Exchange Act subsequent to the date of this Prospectus and prior to the termination of the offering made under this Prospectus.

Any statement contained in a document that is incorporated by reference will be modified or superseded for all purposes to the extent that a statement contained in this Prospectus (or in any other document that is subsequently filed with the SEC and incorporated by reference) modifies or is contrary to that previous statement. Any statement so modified or superseded will not be deemed a part of this Prospectus except as so modified or superseded.

We will provide to you a copy of the filings that have been incorporated by reference in this Prospectus upon your request, at no cost. Any request may be made by writing or calling us at the following address or telephone number:

Invesco PowerShares Capital Management LLC

3500 Lacey Road, Suite 700

Downers Grove, IL 60515

Telephone: (800) 983-0903

These documents may also be accessed through our website at http://www.invescopowershares.com or as described herein under “Additional Information.” The information and other content contained on or linked from our website is not incorporated by reference in this Prospectus and should not be considered a part of this Prospectus.

We file annual, quarterly, current reports and other information with the SEC. You may read and copy these materials at the SEC’s Public Reference Room at 100 F Street, NW, Washington, DC 20549. The public may obtain information on the operation of the Public Reference Room by calling the SEC at 1-800-SEC-0330. The SEC maintains an internet site at http://www.sec.gov that contains reports, proxy and information statements and other information regarding the Fund.

Reports to Shareholders

The Managing Owner will furnish you with an annual report of the Fund within 90 calendar days after the end of the Fund’s fiscal year as required by the rules and regulations of the CFTC, including, but not limited

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to, an annual audited financial statement certified by independent registered public accountants and any other reports required by any other governmental authority that has jurisdiction over the activities of the Fund. You also will be provided with appropriate information to permit you to file your U.S. federal and state income tax returns (on a timely basis) with respect to your Shares. Monthly account statements conforming to CFTC and NFA requirements are posted on the Managing Owner’s website at http://www.invescopowershares.com . Additional reports may be posted on the Managing Owner’s website in the discretion of the Managing Owner or as required by regulatory authorities.

Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements

This Prospectus includes forward-looking statements that reflect the Managing Owner’s current expectations about the future results, performance, prospects and opportunities of the Fund. The Managing Owner has tried to identify these forward-looking statements by using words such as “may,” “will,” “expect,” “anticipate,” “believe,” “intend,” “should,” “estimate” or the negative of those terms or similar expressions. These forward-looking statements are based on information currently available to the Managing Owner and are subject to a number of risks, uncertainties and other factors, both known, such as those described in “Risk Factors” in this Summary, in “The Risks You Face” and elsewhere in this Prospectus, and unknown, that could cause the actual results, performance, prospects or opportunities of the Fund to differ materially from those expressed in, or implied by, these forward-looking statements.

You should not place undue reliance on any forward-looking statements. Except as expressly required by the federal securities laws, the Managing Owner undertakes no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements or the risks, uncertainties or other factors described in this Prospectus, as a result of new information, future events or changed circumstances or for any other reason after the date of this Prospectus.

THE SHARES ARE SPECULATIVE AND INVOLVE A HIGH DEGREE OF RISK.

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ORGANI ZATION CHART

POWERSHARES DB MULTI-SECTOR COMMODITY TRUST

POWERSHARES DB AGRICULTURE FUND

LOGO

1

PowerShares DB Energy Fund, PowerShares DB Oil Fund, PowerShares DB Precious Metals Fund, PowerShares DB Gold Fund, PowerShares DB Silver Fund and PowerShares DB Base Metals Fund, which are the remaining series of the Trust, are not offered by this Prospectus.

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THE RIS KS YOU FACE

You could lose money investing in the Shares. You should consider carefully the risks described below before making an investment decision. You should also refer to the other information included in this Prospectus.

(1) The Value of the Shares of the Fund Relates Directly to the Value of the Futures Con tracts and Other Assets Held by the Fund and Fluctuations in the Price of These Assets Could Materially Adversely Affect an Investment in the Fund’s Shares.

The Shares are designed to reflect as closely as possible the changes, positive or negative, in the level of its Index, over time, through its portfolio of exchange traded futures contracts on its Index Commodities. The value of the Shares relates directly to the value of its portfolio, less the liabilities (including estimated accrued but unpaid expenses) of the Fund. The price of the various Index Commodities may fluctuate widely. Several factors may affect the prices of the Index Commodities, including, but not limited to:

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Global supply and demand of the Index Commodities which may be influenced by such factors as forward selling by the various commodities producers, purchases made by the commodities’ producers to unwind their hedge positions and production and cost levels in the major markets of the Index Commodities;

•

Domestic and foreign interest rates and investors’ expectations concerning interest rates;

•

Domestic and foreign inflation rates and investors’ expectations concerning inflation rates;

•

Investment and trading activities of mutual funds, hedge funds and commodity funds; and

•

Global or regional political, economic or financial events and situations.

(2) Net Asset Value May Not Always Correspond to Market Price and, as a Result, Basket s May be Created or Redeemed at a Value that Differs from the Market Price of the Shares.

The net asset value per share of the Shares of the Fund will change as fluctuations occur in the market value of its portfolio. Investors should be aware that the public trading price of a Basket of Shares may be different from the net asset value of a Basket of Shares (i.e., 200,000 Shares may trade at a premium over, or a discount to, net asset value of a Basket of Shares) and similarly the public trading price per Share may be different from the net asset value per Share. Consequently, an Authorized Participant may be able to create or redeem a Basket of Shares at a discount or a premium to the public trading price per Share. This price difference may be due, in large part, to the fact that supply and demand forces at work in the secondary trading market for Shares are closely related, but not identical to the same forces influencing the prices of the Index Commodities comprising the Index, trading individually or in the aggregate at any point in time. Investors also should note that the size of the Fund in terms of total assets held may change substantially over time and from time-to-time as Baskets are created and redeemed.

Authorized Participants or their clients or customers may have an opportunity to realize a profit if they can purchase a Basket of the Fund at a discount to the public trading price of the Shares or can redeem a Basket at a premium over the public trading price of such Shares. The Managing Owner expects that the exploitation of such arbitrage opportunities by Authorized Participants and their clients and customers will tend to cause the public trading price to track net asset value per Share closely over time.

The value of a Share may be influenced by non-concurrent trading hours between the NYSE Arca and the various futures exchanges on which the Index Commodities are traded. While the Shares trade on the NYSE Arca from 9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time, the trading hours for the futures exchanges on which each of the Index Commodities trade may not necessarily coincide during all of this time. For example, while the Shares of the Fund trade on the NYSE Arca until 4:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time, liquidity in the global corn market will be reduced after the close of the CBOT at 2:15 p.m. Eastern Standard Time. As a result, during periods when the NYSE Arca is open and the futures exchanges on which the Index Commodities are traded are closed, trading spreads and the resulting premium or discount on the Shares may widen and, therefore, increase the difference between the price of the Shares and the net asset value of such Shares.

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(3) Regulatory and Exchange Position Limits and Other Rules May Restrict the Creation of Baskets and the Operation of the Fund.

CFTC and commodity exchange rules impose speculative position limits on market participants, including the Fund, trading in certain commodities. These position limits prohibit any person from holding a position of more than a specific number of such futures contracts.

In the aggregate, the Index is composed of 11 Index Commodities, which are all subject to speculative position limits imposed by the CFTC and/or the rules of the futures exchanges on which the futures contracts for the applicable Index Commodities are traded. The purposes of speculative position limits are to diminish, eliminate or prevent sudden or unreasonable fluctuations or unwarranted changes in the prices of futures contracts. Currently, speculative position limits (i) for corn, oats, wheat, soybean, soybean oil and cotton are determined by the CFTC and (ii) for all other commodities are determined by the futures exchanges. Pursuant to the statutory mandate of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, or the Dodd-Frank Act, which was signed into law on July 21, 2010, the CFTC adopted final regulations on October 18, 2011, or the Regulations, which, in pertinent part, impose new federal position limits on futures and options on a subset of energy, metal, and agricultural commodities, or the Referenced Contracts, and economically equivalent swaps. The Regulations were to go into effect 60 days after the term “swap” is further defined pursuant to Section 721 of the Dodd-Frank Act. However, on September 28, 2012, a federal court issued an order vacating the Regulations. In vacating and remanding the new position limits rules, the court nevertheless upheld the CFTC’s revisions to the legacy position limits that amended previously-enacted position limits rules are already in place pursuant to CFTC rules. On November 5, 2013, the CFTC re-proposed for public comment new position limits and an aggregation rule both of which are currently pending and have not yet been adopted. In addition, the CFTC proposed regulations that would expand certain exemptions from aggregation of accounts of related parties. The CFTC directed staff to hold a public roundtable on June 19, 2014 to discuss certain position limit and aggregation issues. In order to provide interested parties an opportunity to comment on these issues, the CFTC reopened the public comment periods for these proposed regulations until

January 22, 2015. It remains to be seen whether the CFTC will modify the proposed regulations in response to public comments.

The CFTC’s existing position limit regulations require that a trader aggregate all positions in accounts which the trader owns or over which the trader controls trading. However, a trader is not required to aggregate positions in multiple accounts or commodity pools if that trader (or its applicable divisions/subsidiaries) qualifies as an “independent account controller” under applicable CFTC regulations and avails itself of the independent account controller exemption under the regulations. The re-proposed regulations would maintain the independent account controller exemption, which the Managing Owner intends to rely upon in order to disaggregate the positions of the Fund from certain other accounts. However, if the CFTC does not adopt or renew the independent account controller exemption, or if the exemption were modified or otherwise unavailable, to the extent the Managing Owner avails itself of the exemption, it may be required to aggregate positions in multiple accounts or commodity pools for purposes of the CFTC’s position limits regulations. In that case, it is possible that investment decisions of the Managing Owner with respect to the Fund would be affected by positions maintained by the Managing Owner with respect to accounts other than for the Fund. It is likely that the Fund would be compelled to liquidate futures contracts with respect to the Affected Index Commodities to come within position limits in the aggregate with other accounts or substitute a futures contract that exhibits trading prices that tend to correlate with a futures contract with respect to an Affected Index Commodity, at the risk of variance with the Index. In addition, failure to comply with the requirements of the independent account controller exemption, if applicable, could lead to an enforcement proceeding against the Managing Owner and could adversely affect the Fund.

Generally, speculative position limits in the physical delivery markets are set at a stricter level during the spot month, the month when the futures contract matures and becomes deliverable, versus the limits set for all other months. If the Managing Owner determines that the Fund’s trading may be approaching any of these speculative position limits, the Fund may reduce its trading in that commodity or trade in other commodities or instruments that the Index Sponsor determines comply with the rules and goals of the Index. Below is a chart that sets forth certain relevant information, including current

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speculative position limits for each Affected Index Commodity that any person may hold, separately or in combination, net long or net short, for the purchase or sale of any commodity futures contract or, on a futures-equivalent basis, options thereon. Speculative position limit levels remain subject to change by the CFTC or the relevant exchanges. Depending on the outcome of any future CFTC or futures exchange rulemaking, as applicable, the rules concerning position limits may be amended in a manner that is detrimental to the Fund.

Exchanges may also establish accountability levels applicable to futures contracts. An exchange may order a person who holds or controls aggregate positions in excess of specified position accountability levels not to further increase the positions, to comply with any prospective limit which exceeds the size of the position owned or controlled, or to reduce any open position which exceeds position accountability levels if the exchange determines that such action is necessary to maintain an orderly market. Under current regulations, subject to any relevant exemptions, traders, such as the Fund, may not exceed speculative position limits, either individually or in the aggregate with other persons with whom they are under common control or ownership. Under the vacated Regulations, the CFTC would have required certain persons to aggregate exchange listed futures and economically equivalent swap positions owned or controlled by such persons.

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Affected  Index
Commodity

Exchange

(Symbol) 1

Exchange Position Limits 2

Corn

CBOT (C)

600 – Spot Month

33,000 – Single Month

33,000 – All Months Combined

Cotton #2

ICE-US (CT)

300 – Spot Month

5,000 – Single Month

5,000 – All Months Combined

Sugar #11

ICE-US (SB)

5,000 – Spot Month

10,000 – Single Month

15,000 – All Months Combined

Soybeans

CBOT (S)

600 – Spot Month

15,000 – Single Month

15,000 – All Months Combined

Wheat

CBOT (W)

600 – Spot Month

12,000 – Single Month

12,000 – All Months Combined

Kansas City Wheat

KCB (KW)

600 – Spot Month (Spot month limits go into effect on a contract at the close of trade two business days before its first trading day delivery month.)

12,000 – Single Month

12,000 – All Months Combined

Cocoa

ICE-US (CC)

1,000 – Spot Month/Notice Period

6,000 – Single Month

6,000 – All Months Combined

Coffee

ICE-US (KC)

500 – Spot Month/Notice Period

5,000 – Single Month

5,000 – All Months Combined

Live Cattle

CME (LC)

450 – Spot Month (as of the close of business on the first business day following the first Friday of the contract month)

300 – Spot Month (as of the close of business on the business day immediately preceding the last five business days of the contract month)

6,300 – Single Month

Feeder Cattle

CME (FC)

300 – Spot Month (during the last ten days of trading)

1,950 – Single Month

Lean Hogs

CME (LH)

950 – Spot Month (as of the close of business on the fifth business day of the contract month)

4,575 – Single Month

1 Legend :

“CBOT” means the Board of Trade of the City of Chicago Inc., a part of the CME Group, or its successor.

“ICE-US” means ICE Futures U.S., Inc., or its successor.

“KCB” means the Board of Trade of Kansas City, Missouri, a part of the CME Group, or its successor.

“CME” means the Chicago Mercantile Exchange, Inc., or its successor.

2 Subject to any additional limitations on an exchange-by-exchange basis, as applicable.

Because the Fund is currently subject to position limits and may be subject to new and expanded position limits, the Fund’s ability to issue new Baskets, or the Fund’s ability to reinvest income in additional futures contracts corresponding to the Affected Index Commodity may be impaired or limited to the extent these activities would cause the Fund to exceed its applicable position limits. Limiting the size of the Fund to stay within these position limits may affect the correlation between the price of the Shares, as traded on the NYSE Arca, and the net asset value of the Shares. The inability to create additional Baskets could result in Shares trading at a premium or discount to net asset value of the Fund.

(4) The Fund’s Performance May Not Always Replicate Exactl y the Changes in the Level of its Index.

It is possible that the Fund’s performance may not fully replicate the changes in the level of the Index due to disruptions in the markets for the relevant Index Commodities, the imposition of speculative position limits (as discussed in “The Risks You Face — (3) Regulatory and Exchange Position Limits and Other Rules May Restrict the Creation of Baskets and the Operation of the Fund”), or due to other extraordinary circumstances. As the Fund approaches or reaches position limits with respect to certain futures contracts comprising its Index, the Fund may commence investing in other futures contracts based on commodities that

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comprise the Index and in futures contracts based on commodities other than commodities that comprise the Index that, in the commercially reasonable judgment of the Managing Owner, tend to exhibit trading prices that correlate with a futures contract that comprises the Index. In addition, the Fund is not able to replicate exactly the changes in the level of the Index because the total return generated by the Fund is reduced by expenses and transaction costs, including those incurred in connection with the Fund’s trading activities, and increased by interest income from the Fund’s holdings of short-term high credit quality fixed income securities. Tracking the Index requires trading of the Fund’s portfolio with a view to tracking the Index over time and is dependent upon the skills of the Managing Owner and its trading principals, among other factors.

(5) The Fund Is Not Actively Managed and Tracks its I ndex During Periods in Which the Index Is Flat or Declining as Well as When the Index Is Rising.

The Fund is not actively managed by traditional methods. Therefore, if positions in any one or more of its Index Commodities are declining in value, the Fund will not close out such positions, except in connection with a change in the composition or weighting of the Index. The Managing Owner will seek to cause the net asset value of the Fund to track its Index during periods in which the Index is flat or declining as well as when the Index is rising.

(6) The NYSE Arca May Halt Trading in the Shares of t he Fund Which Would Adversely Impact Your Ability to Sell Shares.

Trading in Shares of the Fund may be halted due to market conditions or, in light of NYSE Arca rules and procedures, for reasons that, in the view of the NYSE Arca, make trading in the Shares inadvisable. In addition, trading is subject to trading halts caused by extraordinary market volatility pursuant to “circuit breaker” rules that require trading to be halted for a specified period based on a specified market decline. There can be no assurance that the requirements necessary to maintain the listing of the Shares will continue to be met or will remain unchanged. The Fund will be terminated if its Shares are delisted.

(7) The Lack of Active Trading Markets for the Shar es of the Fund May Result in Losses on Your Investment in the Fund at the Time of Disposition of Your Shares.

Although the Shares are listed and traded on the NYSE Arca, there can be no guarantee that an active trading market for the Shares will be maintained. If you need to sell your Shares at a time when no active market for them exists, the price you receive for your Shares, assuming that you are able to sell them, likely will be lower than that you would receive if an active market did exist.

(8) The S hares of the Fund Could Decrease in Value if Unanticipated Operational or Trading Problems Arise.

The mechanisms and procedures governing the creation, redemption and offering of the Shares have been developed specifically for these securities products. Consequently, there may be unanticipated problems or issues with respect to the mechanics of the operations of the Fund and the trading of the Shares that could have a material adverse effect on an investment in the Shares. In addition, although the Fund is not actively “managed” by traditional methods, to the extent that unanticipated operational or trading problems or issues arise, the Managing Owner’s past experience and qualifications may not be suitable for solving these problems or issues.

(9) As the Managing Owner and its Principals have a Short History of Operating an E xchange-Traded Fund that Invests in a Broad Range of Commodity Futures Contracts, their Experience May be Relatively Inadequate or Unsuitable to Manage the Fund.

The Managing Owner manages a number of exchange-traded funds that use financial futures as part of their investment strategy and, only for a short time, has actively managed an exchange-traded fund related to a broad-based futures index. The past performance of these funds is no indication of the Managing Owner’s ability to manage exchange-traded investment vehicles that track a commodities index such as the Fund. There can be no assurance that the Managing Owner will be able to cause the net asset value per Share of the Fund to closely track the changes in the Index levels. If the experience of the Managing Owner and its principals is not relatively adequate or suitable to manage investment vehicles such as the Fund, the operations of the Fund may be adversely affected.

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(10) You May Not Rely on Past Performance or Index Results in Deciding Whether to Buy Shares.

Although past performance is not necessarily indicative of future results, the Fund’s performance history might (or might not) provide you with more information on which to evaluate an investment in the Fund. Likewise, the Index has a history which might (or might not) be indicative of the future Index results, or of the future performance of the Fund. Therefore, you will have to make your decision to invest in the Fund without relying on the Fund’s past performance history or the Index’s closing level history.

(11) Fe wer Representative Commodities May Result In Greater Index Volatility.

The Index is concentrated in terms of the number of commodities represented. The Fund is concentrated in approximately 11 commodities. You should be aware that other commodities indexes are more diversified in terms of both the number and variety of commodities included. Concentration in fewer commodities may result in a greater degree of volatility in the Index and the net asset value of the Fund which tracks the Index under specific market conditions and over time.

(12) Price Volat ility May Possibly Cause the Total Loss of Your Investment.

Futures contracts have a high degree of price variability and are subject to occasional rapid and substantial changes. Consequently, you could lose all or substantially all of your investment in the Fund.

(13) Unusually Long Peak-to-Valley Drawdown Periods With Respect To the Index May Be Reflected in Equally Long Peak-to-Valley Drawdown Periods with Respect to the Performance of the Shares of the Fund.

Although past Index levels are not necessarily indicative of future Index levels, the peak-to-valley drawdown periods that the Index has experienced has been unusually long and has lasted for multi-year drawdown periods. Please see the chart on page 42 for information regarding worst peak-to-valley drawdown periods with respect to the Index.

Because it is expected that the Fund’s performance will track the change of its underlying Index, the Fund would suffer a continuous drawdown

during the period that an Index suffers such a drawdown period, and in turn, the value of your Shares will also suffer.

(14) Fees a nd Commissions are Charged Regardless of Profitability and May Result in Depletion of Assets.

The Fund directly is subject to the fees and expenses described herein which are payable irrespective of profitability. See “Breakeven Table” on page 15. Consequently, depending upon the performance of the Fund and the interest rate environment, the expenses of the Fund could, over time, result in losses to your investment in the Fund. You may never achieve profits, significant or otherwise by investing in the Fund.

(15) You Cannot Be Assured of the Managing Owne r’s Continued Services, Which Discontinuance May Be Detrimental to the Fund.

You cannot be assured that the Managing Owner will be willing or able to continue to service the Fund for any length of time. If the Managing Owner discontinues its activities on behalf of the Fund, the Fund may be adversely affected.

(16) Poss ible Illiquid Markets May Exacerbate Losses.

Futures positions cannot always be liquidated at the desired price. It is difficult to execute a trade at a specific price when there is a relatively small volume of buy and sell orders in a market. A market disruption, such as when foreign governments may take or be subject to political actions which disrupt the markets in their currency or major exports, can also make it difficult to liquidate a position.

There can be no assurance that market illiquidity will not cause losses for the Fund. The large size of the positions which the Fund may acquire increases the risk of illiquidity by both making its positions more difficult to liquidate and increasing the losses incurred while trying to do so.

(17) You May Be Adversely Affected by Redemption Orders that Are Subject To Postpo nement, Suspension or Rejection Under Certain Circumstances.

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emergency exists as a result of which the redemption distribution is not reasonably practicable, or (2) for such other period as the Managing Owner determines to be necessary for the protection of the Shareholders of the Fund. In addition, the Fund will reject a redemption order if the order is not in proper form as described in the Participant Agreement or if the fulfillment of the order, in the opinion of its counsel, might be unlawful. Any such postponement, suspension or rejection could adversely affect a redeeming Authorized Participant. For example, the resulting delay may adversely affect the value of the Authorized Participant’s redemption proceeds if the net asset value of the Fund declines during the period of delay. The Fund disclaims any liability for any loss or damage that may result from any such suspension or postponement.

(18) Because the Futures Contracts Have No Intrinsic Value, the Positive Performance of Your Investment Is Wholly Dependent Upon an Equal and Offsetting Loss.

Futures trading is a risk transfer economic activity. For every gain there is an equal and offsetting loss rather than an opportunity to participate over time in general economic growth. Unlike most alternative investments, an investment in the Shares does not involve acquiring any asset with intrinsic value. Overall stock and bond prices could rise significantly and the economy as a whole prospers while the Shares trade unprofitably.

(19) Failure of Commodity Futures Markets to Exhibit Low to Negative Correlation to General Financial Markets Will Reduce Benefits of Diversification and May Exacerbate Losses to Your Portfolio.

Historically, commodity futures’ returns have tended to exhibit low to negative correlation with the returns of other assets such as stocks and bonds. Although commodity futures trading can provide a diversification benefit to investor portfolios because of its low to negative correlation with other financial assets, the fact that the Index is not 100% negatively correlated with financial assets such as stocks and bonds means that the Fund cannot be expected to be automatically profitable during unfavorable periods for the stock or bond market, or vice-versa. If the Shares perform in a manner that correlates with the general financial markets or do not perform successfully, you will obtain no diversification benefits by investing in the Shares and the Shares may produce no gains to offset your losses from other investments.

(20) Shareholders Will Not Have the Protections Associated With Ownership of Shares in an Investment Company Registered Under the Investment Company Act of 1940.

The Fund is not registered as an investment company under the Investment Company Act of 1940, and is not required to register under such Act. Consequently, Shareholders will not have the regulatory protections provided to the investors in registered and regulated investment companies.

(21) Trading on Commodity Exchanges Outside the United States is Not Subject to U.S. Regulation.

A portion of the Fund’s trading is expected to be conducted on commodity exchanges outside the United States. Trading on such exchanges is not regulated by any United States governmental agency and may involve certain risks not applicable to trading on United States exchanges, including different or diminished investor protections. In trading contracts denominated in currencies other than U.S. dollars, Shares are subject to the risk of adverse exchange-rate movements between the dollar and the functional currencies of such contracts. Investors could incur substantial losses from trading on foreign exchanges which such investors would not have otherwise been subject had the Fund’s trading been limited to U.S. markets.

(22) Various Actual and Potential Conflicts of Interest May Be Detrimental to Shareholders.

The Fund is subject to actual and potential conflicts of interest involving the Managing Owner, various commodity futures brokers and Authorized Participants. The Managing Owner and its principals, all of whom are engaged in other investment activities, are not required to devote substantially all of their time to the business of the Fund, which also presents the potential for numerous conflicts of interest with the Fund. As a result of these and other relationships, parties involved with the Fund have a financial incentive to act in a manner other than in the best interests of the Fund and the Shareholders. The Managing Owner has not established any formal procedure to resolve conflicts of interest. Consequently, investors are dependent on the good faith of the respective parties subject to such conflicts to resolve them equitably. Although the Managing Owner attempts to monitor these conflicts, it is extremely difficult, if not impossible, for the

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Managing Owner to ensure that these conflicts do not, in fact, result in adverse consequences to the Shareholders.

The Fund may be subject to certain conflicts with respect to the Commodity Broker, including, but not limited to, conflicts that result from receiving greater amounts of compensation from other clients, or purchasing opposite or competing positions on behalf of third party accounts traded through the Commodity Broker.

(23) Shareholders Will Be Subject to Taxation on Their Allocable Share of the Fund’s Taxable Income, Whether or Not They Receive Cash Distributions.

Shareholders will be subject to U.S. federal income taxation and, in some cases, state, local, or foreign income taxation on their allocable share of the Fund’s taxable income, whether or not they receive cash distributions from the Fund. Shareholders may not receive cash distributions equal to their share of the Fund’s taxable income or even the tax liability that results from such income.

(24) Items of Income, Gain, Loss and Deduction With Respect to Shares could be Reallocated if the IRS does not Accept the Assumptions or Conventions Used by the Fund in Allocating Such Items.

U.S. federal income tax rules applicable to partnerships are complex and often difficult to apply to publicly traded partnerships. The Fund will apply certain assumptions and conventions in an attempt to comply with applicable rules and to report items of income, gain, loss and deduction to the Shareholders in a manner that reflects the Shareholders’ beneficial interest in such tax items, but these assumptions and conventions may not be in compliance with all aspects of the applicable tax requirements. It is possible that the United States Internal Revenue Service, or the IRS, will successfully assert that the conventions and assumptions used by the Fund do not satisfy the technical requirements of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended, or the Code, and/or Treasury Regulations and could require that items of income, gain, loss and deduction be adjusted or reallocated in a manner that adversely affects one or more Shareholders.

(25) The Current Treatment of Long-Term Capital Gains Under Current U.S. Federal Income Tax Law May Be Adversely Affected, Changed or Repealed in the Future.

Under current law, long-term capital gains are taxed to non-corporate investors at reduced U.S. federal income tax rates. This tax treatment may be adversely affected, changed or repealed by future changes in, or the expiration of, tax laws at any time.

PROSPECTIVE INVESTORS ARE STRONGLY URGED TO CONSULT THEIR OWN TAX ADVISERS AND COUNSEL WITH RESPECT TO THE POSSIBLE TAX CONSEQUENCES TO THEM OF AN INVESTMENT IN THE SHARES; SUCH TAX CONSEQUENCES MAY DIFFER WITH RESPECT TO DIFFERENT INVESTORS.

(26) Failure of Futures Commission Merchants or Commodity Brokers to Segregate Assets May Increase Losses; Despite Segregation of Assets, the Fund Remains at Risk of Significant Losses Because the Fund May Only Receive a Pro-Rata Share of the Assets, or No Assets at All.

The Commodity Exchange Act requires a clearing broker to segregate all funds received from customers from such broker’s proprietary assets. If the Commodity Broker fails to do so, the assets of the Fund might not be fully protected in the event of the Commodity Broker’s bankruptcy. Furthermore, in the event of the Commodity Broker’s bankruptcy, the Fund could be limited to recovering either a pro rata share of all available funds segregated on behalf of the Commodity Broker’s combined customer accounts or the Fund may not recover any assets at all, even though certain property specifically traceable to the Fund was held by the Commodity Broker. The Commodity Broker may, from time-to-time, have been the subject of certain regulatory and private causes of action. Such material actions, if any, are described under “The Commodity Broker.”

In the event of a bankruptcy or insolvency of any exchange or a clearing house, the Fund could experience a loss of the funds deposited through its Commodity Broker as margin with the exchange or clearing house, a loss of any unrealized profits on its open positions on the exchange, and the loss of profits on its closed positions on the exchange.

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(27) The Effect Of Market Disruptions and Government Intervention Are Unpredictable And May Have An Adverse Effect On The Value Of Your Shares.

The global financial markets have in the past few years gone through pervasive and fundamental disruptions that have led to extensive and unprecedented governmental intervention. Such intervention has in certain cases been implemented on an “emergency” basis, suddenly and substantially eliminating market participants’ ability to continue to implement certain strategies or manage the risk of their outstanding positions. In addition — as one would expect given the complexities of the financial markets and the limited time frame within which governments have felt compelled to take action — these interventions have typically been unclear in scope and application, resulting in confusion and uncertainty which in itself has been materially detrimental to the efficient functioning of the markets as well as previously successful investment strategies.

The Fund may incur major losses in the event of disrupted markets and other extraordinary events in which historical pricing relationships become materially distorted. The risk of loss from pricing distortions is compounded by the fact that in disrupted markets many positions become illiquid, making it difficult or impossible to close out positions against which the markets are moving. The financing available to market participants from their banks, dealers and other counterparties is typically reduced in disrupted markets. Such a reduction may result in substantial losses to the affected market participants. Market disruptions may from time-to-time cause dramatic losses, and such events can result in otherwise historically low-risk strategies performing with unprecedented volatility and risk.

(28) Regulatory Changes or Actions, Including the Implementation of the Dodd-Frank Act, May Alter the Operations and Profitability of the Fund.

The regulation of commodity interest transactions in the United States is a rapidly changing area of law and is subject to ongoing modification by governmental and judicial action. Considerable regulatory attention has been focused on non-traditional investment pools that are publicly distributed in the United States. The Dodd-Frank Act seeks to regulate markets, market participants and financial instruments that previously have been

unregulated and substantially alters the regulation of many other markets, market participants and financial instruments. Because many provisions of the Dodd-Frank Act require rulemaking by the applicable regulators before becoming fully effective and the Dodd-Frank Act mandates multiple agency reports and studies (which could result in additional legislative or regulatory action), it is difficult to predict the impact of the Dodd-Frank Act on the Fund, the Managing Owner, and the markets in which the Fund may invest, the Net Asset Value of the Fund or the market price of the Shares. The Dodd-Frank Act could result in the Fund’s investment strategy becoming non-viable or non-economic to implement. Therefore, the Dodd-Frank Act and regulations adopted pursuant to the Dodd-Frank Act could have a material adverse impact on the profit potential of the Fund and in turn the value of your Shares.

(29) Lack of Independent Advisers Representing Investors.

The Managing Owner has consulted with counsel, accountants and other advisers regarding the formation and operation of the Fund. No counsel has been appointed to represent you in connection with the offering of the Shares. Accordingly, you should consult your own legal, tax and financial advisers regarding the desirability of an investment in the Shares.

(30) Possibility of Termination of the Fund May Adversely Affect Your Portfolio.

The Managing Owner may withdraw from the Trust upon 120 days’ notice, which would cause the Fund to terminate unless a substitute managing owner were obtained. Owners of 50% of the Shares of the Fund have the power to terminate the Fund. If it is so exercised, investors who may wish to continue to invest in a vehicle that tracks the Fund’s Index will have to find another vehicle, and may not be able to find another vehicle that offers the same features as the Fund. See “Description of the Shares; The Fund; Certain Material Terms of the Trust Declaration — Termination Events” for a summary of termination events. Such detrimental developments could cause you to liquidate your investments and upset the overall maturity and timing of your investment portfolio. If the registrations with the CFTC or memberships in the NFA of the Managing Owner or the Commodity Broker were revoked or suspended, such entity would no longer be able to provide services to the Fund.

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(31) Shareholders Do Not Have the Rights Enjoyed by Investors in Certain Other Vehicles.

As interests in separate series of a Delaware statutory trust, the Shares have none of the statutory rights normally associated with the ownership of shares of a corporation (including, for example, the right to bring “oppression” or “derivative” actions). In addition, the Shares have limited voting and distribution rights (for example, Shareholders do not have the right to elect directors and the Fund is not required to pay regular distributions, although the Fund may pay distributions in the discretion of the Managing Owner).

(32) An Investment in Shares May Be Adversely Affected by Competition From Other Methods of Investing in Commodities.

The Fund constitutes a relatively new type of investment vehicle. The Fund competes with other financial vehicles, including mutual funds, and other investment companies, ETFs, other index tracking commodity pools, actively traded commodity pools, hedge funds, traditional debt and equity securities issued by companies in the commodities industry, other securities backed by or linked to such commodities, and direct investments in the underlying commodities or commodity futures contracts. Market and financial conditions, and other conditions beyond the Managing Owner’s control, may make it more attractive to invest in other financial vehicles or to invest in such commodities directly, which could limit the market for the Shares and therefore reduce the liquidity of the Shares.

(33) Competing Claims Over Ownership of Intellectual Property Rights Related to the Fund Could Adversely Affect the Fund and an Investment in Shares.

While the Managing Owner believes that all intellectual property rights needed to operate the Fund are either owned by or licensed to the Managing Owner or have been obtained, third parties may allege or assert ownership of intellectual property rights which may be related to the design, structure and operations of the Fund. To the extent any claims of such ownership are brought or any proceedings are instituted to assert such claims, the negotiation, litigation or settlement of such claims, or the ultimate disposition of such claims in a court of law if a suit is brought, may adversely affect the Fund and an investment in the Shares, for example, resulting in expenses or damages or the termination of the Fund.

(34) The Value of the Shares Will be Adversely Affected if the Fund is Required to Indemnify the Trustee or the Managing Owner.

Under the Trust Declaration, the Trustee and the Managing Owner have the right to be indemnified for any liability or expense either incurs without gross negligence or willful misconduct. That means the Managing Owner may require the assets of the Fund to be sold in order to cover losses or liability suffered by it or by the Trustee. Any sale of that kind would reduce the net asset value of the Fund and, consequently, the value of the Shares.

(35) The Net Asset Value Calculation of the Fund May Be Overstated or Understated Due to the Valuation Method Employed When a Settlement Price is not Available on the Date of Net Asset Value Calculation.

Calculating the net asset value of the Fund includes, in part, any unrealized profits or losses on open commodity futures contracts. Under normal circumstances, the net asset value of the Fund reflects the settlement price of open commodity futures contracts on the date when the net asset value is being calculated. However, if a commodity futures contract traded on an exchange (both U.S. and, to the extent it becomes applicable, non-U.S. exchanges) could not be liquidated on such day (due to the operation of daily limits or other rules of the exchange upon which that position is traded or otherwise), the Managing Owner may value such futures contract pursuant to policies the Managing Owner has adopted, which are consistent with normal industry standards. In such a situation, there is a risk that the calculation of the net asset value of the Fund on such day will not accurately reflect the realizable market value of such commodity futures contract. For example, daily limits are generally triggered in the event of a significant change in market price of a commodity futures contract. Therefore, as a result of the daily limit, the current settlement price is unavailable. Because the Managing Owner may value such futures contract pursuant to policies the Managing Owner has adopted, which are consistent with normal industry standards, there is a risk that the resulting calculation of the net asset value of the Fund could be under or overstated, perhaps to a significant degree.

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(36) Although the Shares are Limited Liability Investments, Certain Circumstances such as Bankruptcy of the Fund or Indemnification of the Fund by the Shareholder will Increase a Shareholder’s Liability.

The Shares are limited liability investments; investors may not lose more than the amount that they invest plus any profits recognized on their investment. However, Shareholders could be required, as a matter of bankruptcy law, to return to the estate of the Fund any distribution they received at a time when the Fund was in fact insolvent or in violation of its Trust Declaration. In addition, although the Managing Owner is not aware of this provision ever having been invoked in the case of any public futures fund, Shareholders agree in the Trust Declaration that they will indemnify the Fund for any harm suffered by it as a result of

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Shareholders’ actions unrelated to the business of the Fund, or

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taxes imposed on the Shares by the states or municipalities in which such investors reside.

(37) An Insolvency Resulting From Another Series in the Trust or the Trust Itself May Have a Material Adverse Effect On the Fund.

This Fund is a series or a part of a Delaware statutory trust. Pursuant to Delaware law, the organization of the Trust provides that the assets and liabilities of this Fund is separate from the assets and liabilities of all other series of the Trust (e.g., the Sectors Funds), as well as the larger Trust itself. Though such organization may, under state law, protect the assets of the Fund in an insolvency action brought by the creditors of one or more of the Sectors Funds, or series of the Trust, this may be insufficient to protect the assets of the Fund from such creditors in an insolvency action in Federal court, or in a court in a foreign jurisdiction. Accordingly, an insolvency resulting from one or more of the Sectors Funds in the Trust or the Trust itself may have a material adverse effect on the Fund. The material risks associated with the Sectors Funds have not been included in this disclosure document.

INVESTMENT OBJECTIVE

The Fund seeks to track changes, whether positive or negative, in the level of the DBIQ Diversified Agriculture Index Excess Return™, or

the Index, over time, plus the excess, if any, of the Fund’s interest income from its holdings of United States Treasury and other high credit quality short-term fixed income securities over its expenses. The Shares are designed for investors who want a cost-effective and convenient way to invest in commodity futures on U.S. and non-U.S. markets.

Advantages of investing in the Shares include:

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Ease and Flexibility of Investment .    The Shares trade on the NYSE Arca and provide institutional and retail investors with indirect access to commodity futures markets. The Shares may be bought and sold on the NYSE Arca like other exchange-listed securities. Retail investors may purchase and sell Shares through traditional brokerage accounts.

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Margin .    Shares are eligible for margin accounts.

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Diversification .    The Shares may help to diversify a portfolio because historically the Index has tended to exhibit low to negative correlation with both equities and conventional bonds and positive correlation to inflation.

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Optimum Yield ™.    The Shares seek to track the Index, a portion of which employs the Optimum Yield™ rolling methodology, which seeks to minimize the effects of negative roll yield that may be experienced by conventional commodities indexes.

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Transparency .    The Shares provide a more direct investment in commodities than mutual funds that invest in commodity-linked notes, which have implicit imbedded costs and credit risk.

Investing in the Shares does not insulate Shareholders from certain risks, including price volatility.

The Fund pursues its investment objective by investing in a portfolio of exchange-traded futures on the commodities comprising the Index.

The Index, which is comprised of one or more underlying commodities, or Index Commodities, is intended to reflect the agricultural sector. The Index Commodities consist of Corn, Soybeans, Wheat,

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Kansas City Wheat, Sugar, Cocoa, Coffee, Cotton, Live Cattle, Feeder Cattle and Lean Hogs.

If the Managing Owner determines in its commercially reasonable judgment that it has become impracticable or inefficient for any reason for the Fund to gain full or partial exposure to any Index Commodity by investing in a specific futures contract that comprises the Index, the Fund may invest in a futures contract referencing the particular Index Commodity other than the specific contract that comprises the Index or, in the alternative, invest in other futures contracts not based on the particular Index Commodity if, in the commercially reasonable judgment of the Managing Owner, such futures contracts tend to exhibit trading prices that correlate with a futures contract that comprises the Index.

The Fund will make distributions at the discretion of the Managing Owner. To the extent that the Fund’s actual and projected interest income from its holdings of United States Treasury securities and other high credit quality short-term fixed income securities exceeds the actual and projected fees and expenses of the Fund, the Managing Owner expects periodically to make distributions of the amount of such excess. The Fund currently does not expect to make distributions with respect to capital gains. Depending on the Fund’s performance for the taxable year and your own tax situation for such year, your income tax liability for the taxable year for your allocable share of the Fund’s net ordinary income or loss and capital gain or loss may exceed any distributions you receive with respect to such year.

The sponsor of the Index, or the Index Sponsor, is Deutsche Bank Securities Inc.

Under the Trust Declaration, Wilmington Trust Company, the Trustee of the Fund, has delegated to the Managing Owner the exclusive management and control of all aspects of the business of the Fund. The Trustee will have no duty or liability to supervise or monitor the performance of the Managing Owner, nor will the Trustee have any liability for the acts or omissions of the Managing Owner.

The Shares are intended to provide investment results that generally correspond to the changes, positive or negative, in the levels of the Fund’s Index over time.

The value of the Shares is expected to fluctuate in relation to changes in the value of its portfolio. The market price of the Shares may not be identical

to the net asset value per Share, but these two valuations are expected to be very close. See “The Risks You Face — (2) Net Asset Value May Not Always Correspond to Market Price and, as a Result, Baskets may be Created or Redeemed at a Value that Differs from the Market Price of the Shares.”

The Index Sponsor calculates and publishes the closing level of the Index daily. The Managing Owner publishes the net asset value of the Fund and the net asset value per Share daily. Additionally, the Index Sponsor calculates and publishes the intra-day Index level, and the Index Sponsor calculates, and the Managing Owner publishes, the indicative value per Share of the Fund (quoted in U.S. dollars) once every fifteen seconds throughout each trading day.

All of the foregoing information is published as follows:

The intra-day level of the Index (symbol: DBAGIX) and the intra-day indicative value per Share (symbol: DBA.IV) (each quoted in U.S. dollars) are published once every fifteen seconds throughout each trading day on the consolidated tape, Reuters and/or Bloomberg and on the Managing Owner’s website at http://www.invescopowershares.com , or any successor thereto.

The current trading price per Share (symbol: DBA) (quoted in U.S. dollars) is published continuously as trades occur throughout each trading day on the consolidated tape, Reuters and/or Bloomberg and on the Managing Owner’s website at http://www.invescopowershares.com , or any successor thereto.

The most recent end-of-day Index closing level (symbol: DBLCDBAE) is published as of the close of business for the NYSE Arca each trading day on the consolidated tape, Reuters and/or Bloomberg and on the Managing Owner’s website at http://www.invescopowershares.com , or any successor thereto.

The most recent end-of-day net asset value of the Fund (symbol: DBA.NV) is published as of the close of business on Reuters and/or Bloomberg and on the Managing Owner’s website at http://www.invescopowershares.com , or any successor thereto. In addition, the most recent end-of-day net asset value of the Fund (symbol: DBA.NV) is published the following morning on the consolidated tape.

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All of the foregoing information with respect to the Index, including the Index’s history, is also published at https://index.db.com .

The Index Sponsor obtains information for inclusion in, or for use in the calculation of, the Index from sources the Index Sponsor considers reliable. None of the Index Sponsor, the Managing Owner, the Fund or any of their respective affiliates accepts responsibility for or guarantees the accuracy and/or completeness of the Index or any data included in the Index.

The intra-day indicative value per Share is based on the prior day’s final net asset value, adjusted four times per minute throughout the trading day to reflect the continuous price changes of the Fund’s futures positions, which provide a continuously updated estimated net asset value per Share. The final net asset value of the Fund and the final net asset value per Share is calculated as of the closing time of the NYSE Arca or the last to close of the exchanges on which the Fund’s futures contracts are traded, whichever is later, and posted in the same manner. Although a time gap may exist between the close of the NYSE Arca and the close of the exchanges on which the Fund’s futures contracts are traded, there is no effect on the net asset value calculations as a result.

There can be no assurance that the Fund will achieve its investment objective or avoid substantial losses.

Role of Managing Owner

The Managing Owner serves as the commodity pool operator and commodity trading advisor of the Fund.

Specifically, the Managing Owner:

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selects the Trustee, Commodity Broker, Administrator, Index Sponsor, Custodian, Transfer Agent, Marketing Agent, distributor and auditor;

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negotiates various agreements and fees;

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performs such other services as the Managing Owner believes that the Fund may from time-to-time require; and

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monitors the performance results of the Fund’s portfolio and reallocates assets

within such portfolio with a view to causing the performance of the Fund’s portfolio to track its Index over time.

The Managing Owner is registered as a commodity pool operator and commodity trading advisor with the CFTC and is a member of the NFA.

The principal office of the Managing Owner is located at c/o Invesco PowerShares Capital Management LLC, 3500 Lacey Road, Suite 700, Downers Grove, IL 60515. The telephone number of the Managing Owner is (800) 983-0903.

Market Diversification

As global markets and investing become more complex, the inclusion of futures may continue to increase in traditional portfolios of stocks and bonds managed by advisors seeking improved balance and diversification. The globalization of the world’s economy has the potential to offer significant investment opportunities, as major political and economic events continue to have an influence, in some cases a dramatic influence, on the world’s markets, creating risk but also providing the potential for profitable trading opportunities. By allocating a portion of the risk segment of their portfolios to the Fund and investing in futures comprising its Index, investors have the potential, if their investments are successful, to reduce the volatility of their portfolios over time and the dependence of such portfolios on any single nation’s economy.

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PERFORMANCE OF POWERSHARES DB AGRICULTURE FUND ( TICKER: DBA ), A SERIES OF

POWERSHARES DB MULTI-SECTOR COMMODITY TRUST

Name of Pool: PowerShares DB Agriculture Fund

Type of Pool: Public, Exchange-Listed Commodity Pool

Inception of Trading: January 2007

Aggregate Gross Capital Subscriptions as of December 31, 2014: $9,092,870,491

Net Asset Value as of December 31, 2014: $1,037,947,709

Net Asset Value per Share as of December 31, 2014: $24.83

Worst Monthly Drawdown: (12.23)% September 2011

Worst Peak-to-Valley Drawdown: (43.49)% February 2008 — May 2010*

Monthly Rate of Return 2014(%) 2013(%) 2012(%) 2011(%) 2010(%)

January

1.61 (0.39) 0.52 5.93 (3.81)

February

10.86 (5.24) 1.00 1.69 (0.13)

March

3.66 (1.82) (3.90) (1.86) (4.56)

April

3.28 0.96 (2.95) (0.12) 2.62

May

(5.33) (2.33) (4.36) (4.24) (5.34)

June

(0.90) (2.62) 7.86 (2.23) 1.94

July

(2.29) (1.04) 7.07 0.97 8.30

August

(1.48) 1.83 0.83 5.57 (0.12)

September

(3.42) 0.96 (2.93) (12.23) 5.81

October

0.57 (0.91) (1.80) 1.90 8.06

November

(0.55) (0.96) (0.38) (5.11) (1.95)

December

(2.81) (2.29) (3.05) (0.48) 11.28**

Compound Rate of Return

2.24% (13.19)% (2.92)% (11.00)% 22.47%
* The Worst Peak-to-Valley Drawdown from February 2008 — May 2010 includes the effect of the $0.45 per Share distribution made to Shareholders of record as of December 17, 2008. Prior to October 19, 2009, the Fund tracked the Deutsche Bank Liquid Commodity Index-Optimum Yield Agriculture Excess Return™. From October 19, 2009, the Fund tracked the Deutsche Bank Liquid Commodity Index Diversified Agriculture Excess Return™.
** See Footnote 7 below.

PAST PERFORMANCE IS NOT NECESSARILY INDICATIVE OF FUTURE RESULTS.

See accompanying Footnotes to Performance Information.

Footnotes to Performance Information

1.        “Aggregate Gross Capital Subscriptions” is the aggregate of all amounts ever contributed to the pool, including investors who subsequently redeemed their investments.

2.        “Net Asset Value” is the net asset value of the pool as of December 31, 2014.

3.        “Net Asset Value per Share” is the Net Asset Value of the pool divided by the total number of Shares outstanding with respect to the pool as of December 31, 2014.

4.        “Worst Monthly Drawdown” is the largest single month loss sustained since inception of trading. “Drawdown” as used in this section of the Prospectus means losses experienced by the pool over the specified period and is calculated on a rate of return basis, i.e., dividing net performance by beginning equity. “Drawdown” is measured on the basis of monthly returns only, and does not reflect intra-month figures. “Month” is the month of the Worst Monthly Drawdown.

5.        “Worst Peak-to-Valley Drawdown” is the largest percentage decline in the Net Asset Value per Share over the history of the pool. This need not be a continuous decline, but can be a series of positive and negative returns where the negative returns are larger than the positive returns. “Worst Peak-to-Valley Drawdown” represents the greatest percentage decline from any month-end Net Asset Value per Share that occurs without such month-end Net Asset Value per Share being equaled or exceeded as of a subsequent month-end. For example, if the Net Asset Value per Share of the pool declined by $1 in each of January and February, increased by $1 in March and declined again by $2 in April, a “peak-to-valley drawdown” analysis conducted as of the end of April would consider that “drawdown” to be still continuing and to be $3 in amount, whereas if the Net Asset Value per Share had increased by $2 in March, the January-February drawdown would have ended as of the end of February at the $2 level.

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6.        “Compound Rate of Return” of the pool is calculated by multiplying on a compound basis each of the monthly rates of return set forth in the chart above and not by adding or averaging such monthly rates of return. For periods of less than one year, the results are year-to-date.

7.        The Fund tracked the Deutsche Bank Liquid Commodity Index Diversified Agriculture Excess Return™ up to and including December 31, 2010. The Fund has tracked the DBIQ Diversified Agriculture Index Excess Return™ since December 31, 2010. The only difference between the Deutsche Bank Liquid Commodity Index Diversified Agriculture Excess Return™ and the DBIQ Diversified Agriculture Index Excess Return™ is a name change.

THE FUND’S PERFORMANCE INFORMATION FROM INCEPTION UP TO AND EXCLUDING THE DATE OF THIS PROSPECTUS IS A REFLECTION OF THE PERFORMANCE ASSOCIATED WITH DB COMMODITY SERVICES LLC, WHICH SERVED AS THE PREDECESSOR MANAGING OWNER. ALL THE PERFORMANCE INFORMATION ON AND AFTER THE DATE OF THIS PROSPECTUS WILL REFLECT THE PERFORMANCE ASSOCIATED WITH THE MANAGING OWNER.

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DESCRIPTION OF THE DBIQ DIVERSIFIED AGRICULTURE INDEX EXCESS RETURN™

The PowerShares DB Agriculture Fund (the “Fund”) is not sponsored or endorsed by Deutsche Bank AG, Deutsche Bank Securities Inc. or any subsidiary or affiliate of Deutsche Bank AG or Deutsche Bank Securities Inc. (collectively, “Deutsche Bank”). The DBIQ Diversified Agriculture Index Excess Return™ (the “DB Index”) is the exclusive property of Deutsche Bank Securities Inc. “DBIQ” is a service mark of Deutsche Bank AG and has been licensed for use for certain purposes by Deutsche Bank Securities Inc. Neither Deutsche Bank nor any other party involved in, or related to, making or compiling the DB Index makes any representation or warranty, express or implied, concerning the DB Index, the Fund or the advisability of investing in securities generally. Neither Deutsche Bank nor any other party involved in, or related to, making or compiling the DB Index has any obligation to take the needs of Invesco PowerShares Capital Management LLC, the sponsor of the Fund, or its clients into consideration in determining, composing or calculating the DB Index. Neither Deutsche Bank nor any other party involved in, or related to, making or compiling the DB Index is responsible for or has participated in the determination of the timing of, prices at, quantities or valuation of the Fund. Neither Deutsche Bank nor any other party involved in, or related to, making or compiling the DB Index has any obligation or liability in connection with the administration or trading of the Fund.

NEITHER DEUTSCHE BANK NOR ANY OTHER PARTY INVOLVED IN, OR RELATED TO, MAKING OR COMPILING THE DB INDEX, WARRANTS OR GUARANTEES THE ACCURACY AND/OR THE COMPLETENESS OF THE DB INDEX OR ANY DATA INCLUDED THEREIN AND SHALL HAVE NO LIABILITY FOR ANY ERRORS, OMISSIONS, OR INTERRUPTIONS THEREIN. NEITHER DEUTSCHE BANK NOR ANY OTHER PARTY INVOLVED IN, OR RELATED TO, MAKING OR COMPILING THE DB INDEX, MAKES ANY WARRANTY, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, AS TO RESULTS TO BE OBTAINED BY INVESCO POWERSHARES CAPITAL MANAGEMENT LLC FROM THE USE OF THE DB INDEX OR ANY DATA INCLUDED THEREIN. NEITHER DEUTSCHE BANK NOR ANY OTHER PARTY INVOLVED IN, OR RELATED TO, MAKING OR COMPILING THE DB INDEX, MAKES ANY EXPRESS OR IMPLIED WARRANTIES, AND EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES, OF

MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE OR USE WITH RESPECT TO THE DB INDEX OR ANY DATA INCLUDED THEREIN. WITHOUT LIMITING ANY OF THE FOREGOING, IN NO EVENT SHALL DEUTSCHE BANK OR ANY OTHER PARTY INVOLVED IN, OR RELATED TO, MAKING OR COMPILING THE DB INDEX HAVE ANY LIABILITY FOR DIRECT, INDIRECT, PUNITIVE, SPECIAL, CONSEQUENTIAL OR ANY OTHER DAMAGES OR LOSSES (INCLUDING LOST PROFITS), EVEN IF NOTIFIED OF THE POSSIBILITY THEREOF. EXCEPT AS EXPRESSLY PROVIDED TO THE CONTRARY, THERE ARE NO THIRD PARTY BENEFICIARIES OF ANY AGREEMENTS OR ARRANGEMENTS BETWEEN DEUTSCHE BANK AND INVESCO POWERSHARES CAPITAL MANAGEMENT LLC.

No purchaser, seller or holder of the shares of this Fund, or any other person or entity, should use or refer to any Deutsche Bank trade name, trademark or service mark to sponsor, endorse, market or promote this Fund without first contacting Deutsche Bank to determine whether Deutsche Bank’s permission is required. Under no circumstances may any person or entity claim any affiliation with Deutsche Bank without the written permission of Deutsche Bank.

General

Each of the DBIQ Optimum Yield Index Excess Return™, or DBIQ-OYER™, and the DBIQ Index Excess Return™, or DBIQ ER™ (“DBIQ-OYER™” and “DBIQ ER™,” collectively, “DBIQ™” or “DBIQ ER™”), is intended to reflect the changes in market value, over time, positive or negative, in certain sectors of commodities, or an index. The Index is calculated on an excess return, or unfunded basis. The Index is rolled on both an Optimum Yield™ and non-Optimum Yield™ basis. The Optimum Yield™ rolling methodology is aimed at potentially maximizing the roll benefits in backwardated markets and minimizing the losses from rolling in contangoed markets. The non-Optimum Yield™ portion of the Index is rolled to the next to expire futures contract as provided below under “Contract Selection (Non-OY Single Commodity Indexes only).” The Index is comprised of one or more underlying commodities, or Index Commodities. Each Index Commodity is assigned a weight, or Index Base Weight, which is intended to reflect the proportion of such Index Commodity relative to the Index.

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DBIQ Diversified Agriculture Index Excess Return™, or the Index, is intended to reflect the agricultural sector.

The Index has been calculated back to a base date, or Base Date. On the Base Date of January 18, 1989, the closing level of the Index, or Closing Level, was 100.

The sponsor of the Index is Deutsche Bank Securities Inc., or Index Sponsor. The Index Sponsor may from time-to-time subcontract the provision of the calculation and other services described below to one or more third parties.

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Overview of DBIQ Diversified Agriculture Index Excess Return™

Index Commodity Exchange (Contract  Symbol) 1 Base Date Index Base Weight
Corn 2 CBOT (C) January 18, 1989 12.50 %
Soybeans 2 CBOT (S) 12.50 %
Wheat 2 CBOT (W) 6.25 %
Kansas City Wheat 2 KCB (KW) 6.25 %
Sugar 2 ICE-US (SB) 12.50 %
Cocoa 3 ICE-US (CC) 11.11 %
Coffee 3 ICE-US (KC) 11.11 %
Cotton 3 ICE-US (CT) 2.78 %
Live Cattle 3 CME (LC) 12.50 %
Feeder Cattle 3 CME (FC) 4.17 %
Lean Hogs 3 CME (LH) 8.33 %

1 Connotes the exchanges on which the underlying futures contracts are traded with respect to each Single Commodity Index.

2 Connotes Single Commodity Index rolled on Optimum Yield TM basis.

3 Connotes non-OY Single Commodity Index.

Legend:

“CBOT” means the Board of Trade of the City of Chicago Inc., or its successor.

“CME” means the Chicago Mercantile Exchange, Inc., or its successor.

“ICE-US” means ICE Futures U.S., Inc., or its successor.

“KCB” mean the Board of Trade of Kansas City, Missouri, Inc., a part of the CME Group, or its successor.

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Composition of the Index

The Index is composed of notional amounts of each of the underlying Index Commodities. The notional amount of each Index Commodity included in the Index is intended to reflect the changes in market value of each such Index Commodity within the Index. The Closing Level of the Index is calculated on each business day by the Index Sponsor based on the closing price of the futures contracts for each of the underlying Index Commodities and the notional amounts of such Index Commodities.

The Index is rebalanced annually in November to ensure that each of the Index Commodities is weighted in the same proportion that such Index Commodities were weighted on the Base Date.

The composition of the Index may be adjusted in the event that the Index Sponsor is not able to calculate the closing prices of the Index Commodities.

The Index includes provisions for the replacement of futures contracts as they approach maturity. This replacement takes place over a period of time in order to lessen the impact on the market for the futures contracts being replaced. With respect to each Index Commodity, the Fund employs a rule-based approach when it ‘rolls’ from one futures contract to another. The Index is comprised of OY Single Commodity Indexes and non-OY Single Commodity Indexes. The Index Commodities that underlie the OY Single Commodity Indexes are Corn, Soybeans, Wheat, Kansas City Wheat and Sugar. The Index Commodities that underlie the non-OY Single Commodity Indexes are Cocoa, Coffee, Cotton, Live Cattle, Feeder Cattle and Lean Hogs. The OY Single Commodity Indexes are rolled to the futures contract which generates the best possible “implied roll yield.” The futures contract with a delivery month within the next thirteen months which generates the best possible implied roll yield will be included in each OY Single Commodity Index. As a result, each OY Single Commodity Index is able to potentially maximize the roll benefits in backwardated markets and minimize the losses from rolling in contangoed markets.

Each of the non-OY Single Commodity Indexes rolls only to the next to expire futures contract as provided below under “Contract Selection (Non-OY Single Commodity Indexes only)”.

In general, as a futures contract approaches its expiration date, its price will move towards the spot

price in a contangoed market. Assuming the spot price does not change, this would result in the futures contract price decreasing and a negative implied roll yield. The opposite is true in a backwardated market. Rolling in a contangoed market will tend to cause a drag on an Index Commodity’s contribution to the Fund’s return while rolling in a backwardated market will tend to cause a push on an Index Commodity’s contribution to the Fund’s return.

The Index is calculated in USD on both an excess return (unfunded) and total return (funded) basis.

The futures contract price for each Index Commodity will be the exchange closing price for such Index Commodity on each weekday when banks in New York, New York are open, or Index Business Days. If a weekday is not an Exchange Business Day (as defined in the following sentence) but is an Index Business Day, the exchange closing price from the previous Index Business Day will be used for each Index Commodity. “Exchange Business Day” means, in respect of an Index Commodity, a day that is a trading day for such Index Commodity on the relevant exchange (unless either an Index disruption event or force majeure event has occurred).

Contract Selection (OY Single Commodity Indexes only)

On the first New York business day, or Verification Date, of each month, each Index Commodity futures contract will be tested in order to determine whether to continue including it in the applicable OY Single Commodity Index. If the Index Commodity futures contract requires delivery of the underlying commodity in the next month, known as the Delivery Month, a new Index Commodity futures contract will be selected for inclusion in such OY Single Commodity Index. For example, if the first New York business day is May 1, 2015, and the Delivery Month of the Index Commodity futures contract currently in such OY Single Commodity Index is June 2015, a new Index Commodity futures contract with a later Delivery Month will be selected.

For each underlying Index Commodity of an OY Single Commodity Index, the new Index Commodity futures contract selected will be the Index Commodity futures contract with the best possible “implied roll yield” based on the closing price for each eligible Index Commodity futures contract. Eligible Index Commodity futures contracts are any Index Commodity futures contracts having a

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Delivery Month (i) no sooner than the month after the Delivery Month of the Index Commodity futures contract currently in such OY Single Commodity Index, and (ii) no later than the 13 th month after the Verification Date. For example, if the first New York business day is May 1, 2015 and the Delivery Month of an Index Commodity futures contract currently in an OY Single Commodity Index is therefore June 2015, the Delivery Month of an eligible new Index Commodity futures contract must be between July 2015 and July 2016. The implied roll yield is then calculated and the futures contract on the Index Commodity with the best possible implied roll yield is then selected. If two futures contracts have the same implied roll yield, the futures contract with the minimum number of months prior to the Delivery Month is selected.

After selection of the replacement futures contract, each OY Single Commodity Index will roll such replacement futures contract as provided in the sub-paragraph “Monthly Index Roll Period with respect to both OY Single Commodity Indexes and Non-OY Single Commodity Indexes.”

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Contract Selection (Non-OY Single Commodity Indexes only)

On the first Index Business Day of each month, each non-OY Single Commodity Index will select a new futures contract to replace the old futures contract as provided in the following schedule.

Contract

Exchange
(Symbol)

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec

Cocoa

ICE-US (CC) H K K N N U U Z Z Z H H

Coffee

ICE-US (KC) H K K N N U U Z Z Z H H

Cotton

ICE-US (CT) H K K N N Z Z Z Z Z H H

Live Cattle

CME (LC) J J M M Q Q V V Z Z G G

Feeder Cattle

CME (FC) H J K Q Q Q U V X F F H

Lean Hogs

CME (LH) J J M M N Q V V Z Z G G

Month and Letter Codes

Month

Letter Code

January

F

February

G

March

H

April

J

May

K

June

M

July

N

August

Q

September

U

October

V

November

X

December

Z

After selection of the replacement futures contract, each non-OY Single Commodity Index will roll such replacement futures contract as provided in the sub-paragraph “Monthly Index Roll Period with respect to both OY Single Commodity Indexes and Non-OY Single Commodity Indexes.”

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Monthly Index Roll Period with respect to both OY Single Commodity Indexes and Non-OY Single Commodity Indexes

After the futures contract selection with respect to both OY Single Commodity Indexes and non-OY Single Commodity Indexes, the monthly roll for each Index Commodity subject to a roll in that particular month unwinds the old futures contract and enters a position in the new futures contract. This takes place between the 2 nd and 6 th Index Business Day of the month.

On each day during the roll period, new notional holdings are calculated. The calculations for the old Index Commodities that are leaving the Index and the new Index Commodities are then calculated.

On all days that are not monthly index roll days, the notional holdings of each Index Commodity future remains constant.

The Index is re-weighted on an annual basis on the 6 th Index Business Day of each November.

The calculation of the Index is expressed as the weighted average return of the Index Commodities.

Change in the Methodology of the Index

The Index Sponsor employs the methodology described above and its application of such methodology shall be conclusive and binding. While the Index Sponsor currently employs the above described methodology to calculate the Index, no assurance can be given that fiscal, market, regulatory, juridical or financial circumstances (including, but not limited to, any changes to or any suspension or termination of or any other events affecting any Index Commodity or a futures contract) will not arise that would, in the view of the Index Sponsor, necessitate a modification of or change to such methodology and in such circumstances the Index Sponsor may make any such modification or change as it determines appropriate. The Index Sponsor may also make modifications to the terms of the Index in any manner that it may deem necessary or desirable, including (without limitation) to correct any manifest or proven error or to cure, correct or supplement any defective provision of the Index. The Index Sponsor will publish notice of any such modification or change and the effective date thereof as set forth below.

Publication of Closing Levels and Adjustments

In order to calculate each indicative Index level, the Index Sponsor polls Reuters every 15 seconds to determine the real time price of each underlying futures contract with respect to each Index Commodity of the Index. The Index Sponsor then applies a set of rules to these values to create the indicative level of the Index. These rules are consistent with the rules which the Index Sponsor applies at the end of each trading day to calculate the closing level of the Index.

The intra-day indicative value per Share of the Fund is based on the prior day’s final net asset value, adjusted four times per minute throughout the trading day to reflect the continuous price changes of the Fund’s futures positions, which provide a continuously updated estimated net asset value per Share.

The Index Sponsor calculates and publishes the closing level of the Index daily. The Managing Owner publishes the net asset value of the Fund and the net asset value per Share daily. Additionally, the Index Sponsor calculates and publishes the intra-day Index level, and the Index Sponsor calculates, and the Managing Owner publishes, the indicative value per Share (quoted in U.S. dollars) once every fifteen seconds throughout each trading day.

All of the foregoing information is published as follows:

The intra-day level of the Index (symbol: DBAGIX) and the intra-day indicative value per Share (symbol: DBA.IV) (each quoted in U.S. dollars) are published once every fifteen seconds throughout each trading day on the consolidated tape, Reuters and/or Bloomberg and on the Managing Owner’s website at http://www.invescopowershares.com , or any successor thereto.

The current trading price per Share (symbol: DBA) (quoted in U.S. dollars) is published continuously as trades occur throughout each trading day on the consolidated tape, Reuters and/or Bloomberg and on the Managing Owner’s website at http://www.invescopowershares.com , or any successor thereto.

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day on the consolidated tape, Reuters and/or Bloomberg and on the Managing Owner’s website at http://www.invescopowershares.com , or any successor thereto.

The most recent end-of-day net asset value of the Fund (symbol: DBA.NV) is published as of the close of business on Reuters and/or Bloomberg and on the Managing Owner’s website at http://www.invescopowershares.com , or any successor thereto. In addition, the most recent end-of-day net asset value of the Fund (symbol: DBA.NV) is published the following morning on the consolidated tape.

All of the foregoing information with respect to the Index, including the Index’s history, is also published at https://index.db.com .

The Index Sponsor obtains information for inclusion in, or for use in the calculation of, the Index from sources the Index Sponsor considers reliable. None of the Index Sponsor, the Managing Owner, the Fund or any of their respective affiliates accepts responsibility for or guarantees the accuracy and/or completeness of the Index or any data included in the Index.

Any adjustments made to the Index will be published on both https://index.db.com and at http://www.invescopowershares.com , or any successor(s) thereto.

Interruption of Index Calculation

Calculation of the Index may not be possible or feasible under certain events or circumstances, including, without limitation, a systems failure, natural or man-made disaster, act of God, armed conflict, act of terrorism, riot or labor disruption or any similar intervening circumstance, that is beyond the reasonable control of the Index Sponsor and that the Index Sponsor determines affects the Index or any Index Commodity. Upon the occurrence of such force majeure events, the Index Sponsor may, in its discretion, elect one (or more) of the following options:

•

make such determinations and/or adjustments to the terms of the Index as it considers appropriate to determine any closing level on any such appropriate Index Business Day; and/or

•

defer publication of the information relating to the Index until the next Index Business Day on which it determines that no force majeure event exists; and/or

•

permanently cancel publication of the information relating to the Index.

Additionally, calculation of the Index may also be disrupted by an event that would require the Index Sponsor to calculate the closing price in respect of the relevant Index Commodity on an alternative basis were such event to occur or exist on a day that is a trading day for such Index Commodity on the relevant exchange. If such an Index disruption event in relation to an Index Commodity as described in the prior sentence occurs and continues for a period of five successive trading days for such Index Commodity on the relevant exchange, the Index Sponsor will, in its discretion, either

•

to continue to calculate the relevant closing price for a further period of five successive trading days for such Index Commodity on the relevant exchange or

•

if such period extends beyond the five successive trading days, the Index Sponsor may elect to replace the exchange traded instrument with respect to a specific Index Commodity and shall make all necessary adjustments to the methodology and calculation of the Index as it deems appropriate.

Historical Closing Levels

Set out below are the Closing Levels and related data with respect to the Index as of December 31, 2014.

With respect to each of the Closing Levels Tables, historic daily Index Closing Levels have been calculated with respect to the Index since the Base Date of the Index.

The Base Date for the Index is January 18, 1989.

The Base Date was selected by the Index Sponsor based on the availability of price data with respect to the relevant underlying futures contracts on the Index Commodities.

Since June 2006, the historic data with respect to the closing prices of futures contracts on Feeder Cattle (FC), Cotton #2 (CT), Coffee (KC), Cocoa (CC), Live Cattle (LC), Lean Hogs (LH), Corn (C), Wheat (W), Soybeans (S), Sugar #11 (SB) and Kansas City Wheat (KW) originated from Reuters.

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Prior to June 2006, the closing prices of futures contracts on Feeder Cattle (FC), Cotton #2 (CT), Coffee (KC), Cocoa (CC), Live Cattle (LC), Lean Hogs (LH), Corn (C), Wheat (W), Soybeans (S), Sugar #11 (SB) and Kansas City Wheat (KW) were obtained from publicly available information from Logical Information Machines ( http://www.lim.com ), Bloomberg, and Reuters. The Index Sponsor has not independently verified the information extracted from these sources. The Index calculation methodology and commodity future selection are the same prior to and following June 2006.

Complete price histories regarding certain futures contracts on the Index Commodities were not available (e.g., due to lack of trading on specific days). In the event that prices on such futures contracts on the Index Commodities were unavailable during a contract selection day, such futures contracts were excluded from the futures contract selection process. The Index Sponsor believes that the incomplete price histories should not have a material impact on the calculation of the Index.

The Index Closing Level is equal to the weighted sum of the market value of the commodity futures contracts of all the respective Index Commodities that comprise the Index. The market value of the commodity futures contracts of an Index Commodity is equal to the number of commodity futures contracts of an Index Commodity held multiplied by the commodity futures contracts closing price of an Index Commodity.

The weight of each Index Commodity of the Index is linked to the number of commodity futures contracts held of such Index Commodity and the price of commodity futures contracts of the Index Commodity. The weight of an Index Commodity is defined as the market value of the commodity futures contracts of the Index Commodity divided by the sum of all market values of all commodity futures contracts of the Index Commodities that comprise an Index multiplied by 100%.

The Index Commodities Weights Tables reflect the range of the weightings with respect to each of the Index Commodities used to calculate the Index.

The Index rules stipulate the holding in each Index Commodity futures contract. Holdings in each Index Commodity change during the Index rebalancing periods as determined by the Optimum Yield™ roll rules and the non-Optimum Yield™ roll rules, as applicable.

Cautionary Statement-Statistical Information

Various statistical information is presented on the following pages, relating to the Closing Levels of the Index, on an annual and cumulative basis, including certain comparisons of the Index to other commodities indices. In reviewing such information, prospective investors should consider that:

•

Changes in Closing Levels of the Index during any particular period or market cycle may be volatile.

Index

Worst

Peak-to-Valley
Drawdown and
Time Period

Worst Monthly
Drawdown and
Month and Year
DBIQ Diversified Agriculture Index Excess Return™

(53.40)%,

4/97 - 4/02

(14.37)%,

10/08

For example, the “Worst Peak-to-Valley Drawdown” of the Index represents the greatest percentage decline from any month-end Closing Level, without such Closing Level being equaled or exceeded as of a subsequent month-end, which occurred during the above-listed time period.

The “Worst Monthly Drawdown” of the Index occurred during the above-listed month and year.

See “Volatility of the Index” on page 44.

•

Neither the fees charged by the Fund nor the execution costs associated with establishing futures positions in the Index Commodities are incorporated into the Closing Levels of the Index. Accordingly, such Index Levels have not been reduced by the costs associated with an actual investment, such as the Fund, with an investment objective of tracking the Index.

•

The Index was established in September 2009 and is independently calculated by the Index Sponsor. The Index calculation methodology and commodity futures contracts selection is the same before and after September 2009, as described above. Accordingly, the Closing Levels of the Index, terms of the Index methodology and Index Commodities, reflect an element of hindsight at the time the Index was established. See “The Risks You Face-(10) You May Not Rely on Past Performance or Index Results in Deciding

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Whether to Buy Shares” and “-(11) Fewer Representative Commodities May Result In Greater Index Volatility.”

WHILE THE FUND’S OBJECTIVE IS NOT TO GENERATE PROFIT THROUGH ACTIVE PORTFOLIO MANAGEMENT, BUT IS TO TRACK THE INDEX, BECAUSE THE INDEX WAS ESTABLISHED IN SEPTEMBER 2009, CERTAIN INFORMATION RELATING TO INDEX CLOSING LEVELS MAY BE CONSIDERED TO BE “HYPOTHETICAL.” HYPOTHETICAL INFORMATION MAY HAVE CERTAIN INHERENT LIMITATIONS, SOME OF WHICH ARE DESCRIBED BELOW.

NO REPRESENTATION IS BEING MADE THAT THE INDEX WILL OR IS LIKELY TO ACHIEVE ANNUAL OR CUMULATIVE CLOSING LEVELS CONSISTENT WITH OR SIMILAR TO THOSE SET FORTH HEREIN. SIMILARLY, NO REPRESENTATION IS BEING MADE THAT THE FUND WILL GENERATE PROFITS OR LOSSES SIMILAR TO THE FUND’S PAST PERFORMANCE OR THE HISTORICAL ANNUAL OR CUMULATIVE CHANGES IN THE INDEX CLOSING LEVELS. IN FACT, THERE ARE FREQUENTLY SHARP DIFFERENCES BETWEEN HYPOTHETICAL RESULTS AND THE ACTUAL RESULTS SUBSEQUENTLY ACHIEVED BY INVESTMENT METHODOLOGIES, WHETHER ACTIVE OR PASSIVE.

ONE OF THE LIMITATIONS OF HYPOTHETICAL INFORMATION IS THAT IT IS GENERALLY PREPARED WITH THE BENEFIT OF HINDSIGHT. TO THE EXTENT THAT INFORMATION PRESENTED HEREIN RELATES TO THE PERIOD SINCE THE BASE DATE THROUGH INCEPTION WITH RESPECT TO THE INDEX (SEPTEMBER 2009), THE INDEX’S CLOSING LEVELS REFLECT THE APPLICATION OF THE INDEX’S METHODOLOGY, AND SELECTION OF INDEX COMMODITIES, IN HINDSIGHT.

NO HYPOTHETICAL RECORD CAN COMPLETELY ACCOUNT FOR THE IMPACT OF FINANCIAL RISK IN ACTUAL TRADING. FOR EXAMPLE, THERE ARE NUMEROUS FACTORS, INCLUDING THOSE DESCRIBED UNDER “THE RISKS YOU FACE” HEREIN, RELATED TO THE COMMODITIES MARKETS IN GENERAL OR TO THE IMPLEMENTATION OF THE FUND’S EFFORTS TO TRACK ITS INDEX OVER TIME

WHICH CANNOT BE, AND HAVE NOT BEEN, ACCOUNTED FOR IN THE PREPARATION OF SUCH INDEX INFORMATION SET FORTH ON THE FOLLOWING PAGES, ALL OF WHICH CAN ADVERSELY AFFECT ACTUAL PERFORMANCE RESULTS FOR THE FUND. FURTHERMORE, THE INDEX INFORMATION DOES NOT INVOLVE FINANCIAL RISK OR ACCOUNT FOR THE IMPACT OF FEES AND COSTS ASSOCIATED WITH THE FUND.

THE MANAGING OWNER AND ITS TRADING PRINCIPALS HAVE NO EXPERIENCE MANAGING THE DAY-TO-DAY OPERATIONS FOR THE FUND AND HAVE ONLY MANAGED AN EXCHANGE-TRADED FUND THAT RELATES TO A BROAD-BASED COMMODITY INDEX FOR A SHORT PERIOD. BECAUSE THERE ARE NO ACTUAL PERFORMANCE RESULTS OF THE MANAGING OWNER THAT ARE COMPARABLE TO THE INDEX CLOSING LEVELS SET FORTH HEREIN, PROSPECTIVE INVESTORS SHOULD BE PARTICULARLY WARY OF PLACING UNDUE RELIANCE ON THE ANNUAL OR CUMULATIVE INDEX RESULTS.

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Volatility of the Index

The following table 1 reflects various measures of volatility 2 of the history of the Index as calculated on an excess return basis:

Volatility Type DBIQ Diversified Agriculture Index Excess  Return™ 3

Daily volatility over full history

10.49 %

Average rolling 3 month daily volatility

9.82 %

Monthly return volatility

12.59 %

Average annual volatility

10.04 %

The following table reflects the daily volatility on an annual basis of the Index:

Year DBIQ Diversified Agriculture Index Excess Return™

1989 3

8.35 %

1990

7.92 %

1991

7.85 %

1992

6.93 %

1993

8.24 %

1994

12.80 %

1995

6.78 %

1996

7.80 %

1997

11.19 %

1998

8.06 %

1999

10.74 %

2000

8.87 %

2001

8.38 %

2002

9.51 %

2003

8.37 %

2004

11.01 %

2005

9.40 %

2006

9.57 %

2007

9.36 %

2008

21.09 %

2009

15.60 %

2010

13.55 %

2011

13.07 %

2012

10.41 %

2013

6.92 %

2014 1

9.26 %

1 As of December 31, 2014. Past Index levels are not necessarily indicative of future Index levels.

2 Volatility, for these purposes, means the following:

Daily Volatility :    The relative rate at which the price of the Index moves up and down, found by calculating the annualized standard deviation of the daily change in price.

Monthly Return Volatility :    The relative rate at which the price of the Index moves up and down, found by calculating the annualized standard deviation of the monthly change in price.

Average Annual Volatility :    The average of yearly volatilities for a given sample period. The yearly volatility is the relative rate at which the price of the Index moves up and down, found by calculating the annualized standard deviation of the daily change in price for each business day in the given year.

3 As of January 18, 1989. Past Index levels are not necessarily indicative of future Index levels.

The Fund tracked the Deutsche Bank Liquid Commodity Index Diversified Agriculture Excess Return™ up to and including December 31, 2010. The Fund has tracked the DBIQ Diversified Agriculture Index Excess Return™ since December 31, 2010. The only difference between the Deutsche Bank Liquid Commodity Index Diversified Agriculture Excess Return™ and the DBIQ Diversified Agriculture Index Excess Return™ is a name change.

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CLOSING LEVELS TABLES

DBIQ DIVERSIFIED AGRICULTURE INDEX EXCESS RETURN™*

CLOSING LEVEL INDEX CHANGES
High 1 Low 2 Annual 3 Inception 4

1989 5

106.21 93.13 -3.76% -3.76%

1990

109.76 93.55 -2.79% -6.45%

1991

98.56 87.18 -1.67% -8.01%

1992

93.91 84.75 -4.28% -11.95%

1993

94.15 84.61 5.93% -6.73%

1994

112.01 90.78 12.43% 4.86%

1995

111.80 99.83 5.05% 10.16%

1996

127.26 108.40 6.19% 16.98%

1997

146.63 116.98 10.46% 29.22%

1998

130.61 94.76 -25.65% -3.92%

1999

99.66 77.22 -13.58% -16.97%

2000

85.25 75.94 -6.33% -22.22%

2001

80.19 66.48 -11.33% -31.04%

2002

80.12 64.94 9.63% -24.40%

2003

84.27 72.22 5.72% -20.08%

2004

92.94 79.92 7.93% -13.74%

2005

95.26 81.72 3.68% -10.56%

2006

93.91 82.42 3.47% -7.45%

2007

102.50 88.80 10.46% 2.23%

2008

123.53 71.21 -19.22% -17.42%

2009

87.40 72.91 4.18% -13.97%

2010

105.23 74.69 22.32% 5.23%

2011

114.93 90.14 -10.68% -6.01%

2012

100.65 84.22 -2.14% -8.02%

2013

92.12 80.70 -12.26% -19.30%

2014 6

97.66 80.26 3.30% -16.63%

THE FUND WILL TRADE WITH A VIEW TO TRACKING THE

DBIQ DIVERSIFIED AGRICULTURE INDEX EXCESS RETURN™ OVER TIME.

NEITHER THE PAST PERFORMANCE OF THE FUND NOR THE PRIOR INDEX LEVELS AND CHANGES, POSITIVE

AND NEGATIVE, SHOULD BE TAKEN AS AN INDICATION OF THE FUND’S FUTURE PERFORMANCE.

The Fund tracked the Deutsche Bank Liquid Commodity Index Diversified Agriculture Excess Return™ up to and including December 31, 2010. The Fund has tracked the DBIQ Diversified Agriculture Index Excess Return™ since December 31, 2010. The only difference between the Deutsche Bank Liquid Commodity Index Diversified Agriculture Excess Return™ and the DBIQ Diversified Agriculture Index Excess Return™ is a name change.

See accompanying Notes and Legends.

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DBIQ DIVERSIFIED AGRICULTURE INDEX TOTAL RETURN™

CLOSING LEVEL INDEX CHANGES
High 1 Low 2 Annual 3 Inception 4

1989 5

107.66 98.26 4.13% 4.13%

1990

122.64 103.97 4.94% 9.27%

1991

116.41 105.67 3.86% 13.49%

1992

116.36 107.38 -0.87% 12.50%

1993

123.83 108.46 9.21% 22.86%

1994

150.59 120.79 17.40% 44.24%

1995

161.94 140.22 11.11% 60.26%

1996

189.53 158.05 11.77% 79.12%

1997

229.29 179.14 16.30% 108.31%

1998

211.30 160.18 -21.94% 62.61%

1999

168.89 133.88 -9.40% 47.32%

2000

154.70 141.66 -0.59% 46.45%

2001

152.05 129.07 -8.20% 34.44%

2002

158.33 127.33 11.44% 49.82%

2003

168.63 143.96 6.81% 60.02%

2004

186.83 160.03 9.43% 75.12%

2005

194.37 169.54 7.04% 87.45%

2006

203.52 178.87 8.57% 103.52%

2007

235.57 196.35 15.48% 135.02%

2008

285.15 166.00 -18.09% 92.50%

2009

204.74 177.70 4.91% 101.95%

2010

245.99 175.42 21.80% 145.99%

2011

268.73 210.82 -10.64% 119.81%

2012

235.53 197.03 -2.06% 115.29%

2013

215.61 189.01 -12.21% 89.01%

2014 6

228.74 187.97 3.33% 95.30%

THE FUND WILL NOT TRADE WITH A VIEW TO TRACKING THE

DBIQ DIVERSIFIED AGRICULTURE INDEX TOTAL RETURN™ OVER TIME.

NEITHER THE PAST PERFORMANCE OF THE FUND NOR THE PRIOR INDEX LEVELS AND CHANGES, POSITIVE

AND NEGATIVE, SHOULD BE TAKEN AS AN INDICATION OF THE FUND’S FUTURE PERFORMANCE.

The Fund tracked the Deutsche Bank Liquid Commodity Index Diversified Agriculture Excess Return™ up to and including December 31, 2010. The Fund has tracked the DBIQ Diversified Agriculture Index Excess Return™ since December 31, 2010. The only difference between the Deutsche Bank Liquid Commodity Index Diversified Agriculture Excess Return™ and the DBIQ Diversified Agriculture Index Excess Return™ is a name change.

See accompanying Notes and Legends.

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INDEX COMMODITIES WEIGHTS TABLES

DBIQ DIVERSIFIED AGRICULTURE INDEX EXCESS RETURN™*

C 7 S 7 W 7 KCW 7
High 1 Low 2 High 1 Low 2 High 1 Low 2 High 1 Low 2

1989 5

12.0 % 11.7 % 12.1 % 10.7 % 6.1 % 6.3 % 6.3 % 6.5 %

1990

12.8 % 12.7 % 11.7 % 12.6 % 5.0 % 5.9 % 5.1 % 5.9 %

1991

12.8 % 12.9 % 12.4 % 12.1 % 5.9 % 6.2 % 6.0 % 6.5 %

1992

13.1 % 11.3 % 12.9 % 12.7 % 8.2 % 7.1 % 8.0 % 7.0 %

1993

12.7 % 12.8 % 12.4 % 12.9 % 6.3 % 6.3 % 6.4 % 6.3 %

1994

9.0 % 12.3 % 9.4 % 12.4 % 5.3 % 6.3 % 5.5 % 6.4 %

1995

15.3 % 13.7 % 12.8 % 12.5 % 7.2 % 6.3 % 8.0 % 6.8 %

1996

14.1 % 13.1 % 12.8 % 13.6 % 7.4 % 6.2 % 8.3 % 6.4 %

1997

9.2 % 11.8 % 10.2 % 12.3 % 5.0 % 6.3 % 5.5 % 6.2 %

1998

12.5 % 13.1 % 12.0 % 12.9 % 5.9 % 6.1 % 6.0 % 6.5 %

1999

12.5 % 12.9 % 12.2 % 11.7 % 6.0 % 6.0 % 6.2 % 6.3 %

2000

13.2 % 12.5 % 13.6 % 12.5 % 6.0 % 6.2 % 6.0 % 6.2 %

2001

11.8 % 11.7 % 11.4 % 12.2 % 6.2 % 6.2 % 6.0 % 5.5 %

2002

11.1 % 11.7 % 12.7 % 13.2 % 5.9 % 5.8 % 6.3 % 5.9 %

2003

12.4 % 11.7 % 12.9 % 13.8 % 6.3 % 6.6 % 6.3 % 5.8 %

2004

14.6 % 13.1 % 13.9 % 14.0 % 6.0 % 6.6 % 6.1 % 6.5 %

2005

11.3 % 10.9 % 13.2 % 13.6 % 6.2 % 6.2 % 5.8 % 6.1 %

2006

12.0 % 13.4 % 11.6 % 11.4 % 6.2 % 7.1 % 6.5 % 8.2 %

2007

12.7 % 12.1 % 13.5 % 14.7 % 6.8 % 7.4 % 6.9 % 7.1 %

2008

12.3 % 10.9 % 14.0 % 11.5 % 8.1 % 6.1 % 8.3 % 6.1 %

2009

11.8 % 11.5 % 12.6 % 11.1 % 6.7 % 6.2 % 6.9 % 6.3 %

2010

12.0 % 11.4 % 12.7 % 12.9 % 6.1 % 5.4 % 6.2 % 5.8 %

2011

12.0 % 12.3 % 12.1 % 13.0 % 5.7 % 6.0 % 6.1 % 5.9 %

2012

15.8 % 12.3 % 17.6 % 15.2 % 6.8 % 6.3 % 6.7 % 6.2 %

2013

11.9 % 12.3 % 12.4 % 12.5 % 5.5 % 5.9 % 5.7 % 5.8 %

2014 6

11.6 % 12.1 % 11.4 % 12.2 % 5.7 % 5.7 % 6.0 % 5.8 %

THE FUND WILL TRADE WITH A VIEW TO TRACKING THE DBIQ DIVERSIFIED AGRICULTURE INDEX EXCESS RETURN™ OVER TIME.

NEITHER THE PAST PERFORMANCE OF THE FUND NOR THE PRIOR INDEX LEVELS AND CHANGES, POSITIVE AND NEGATIVE, SHOULD BE TAKEN AS AN INDICATION OF THE FUND’S FUTURE PERFORMANCE.

LEGEND:

Symbol Index Commodity Symbol Index Commodity

C

Corn

KC Coffee

S

Soybeans

CT Cotton

W

Wheat

LC Live Cattle

KCW

Kansas City Wheat

FC Feeder Cattle

SB

Sugar

LH Lean Hogs

CC

Cocoa

The Fund tracked the Deutsche Bank Liquid Commodity Index Diversified Agriculture Excess Return™ up to and including December 31, 2010. The Fund has tracked the DBIQ Diversified Agriculture Index Excess Return™ since December 31, 2010. The only difference between the Deutsche Bank Liquid Commodity Index Diversified Agriculture Excess Return™ and the DBIQ Diversified Agriculture Index Excess Return™ is a name change.

See accompanying Notes and Legends.

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INDEX COMMODITIES WEIGHTS TABLES

DBIQ DIVERSIFIED AGRICULTURE INDEX EXCESS RETURN™*

SB 7 CC 7 KC 7 CT 7
High 1 Low 2 High 1 Low 2 High 1 Low 2 High 1 Low 2

1989 5

14.8 % 17.4 % 12.2 % 10.0 % 10.2 % 7.7 % 2.6 % 3.5 %

1990

11.5 % 12.2 % 14.1 % 10.6 % 11.6 % 11.1 % 2.5 % 3.0 %

1991

11.7 % 12.3 % 10.3 % 8.7 % 11.1 % 9.8 % 3.1 % 3.3 %

1992

11.5 % 15.1 % 9.7 % 7.9 % 9.1 % 7.0 % 2.4 % 2.5 %

1993

12.4 % 11.7 % 12.0 % 9.7 % 11.0 % 10.1 % 2.9 % 3.1 %

1994

11.2 % 12.6 % 11.1 % 10.6 % 27.4 % 11.4 % 2.9 % 3.8 %

1995

12.4 % 11.7 % 9.6 % 10.5 % 6.4 % 9.8 % 4.4 % 4.2 %

1996

13.4 % 13.0 % 9.5 % 10.6 % 10.3 % 9.6 % 2.3 % 2.8 %

1997

10.5 % 12.9 % 9.1 % 11.0 % 27.9 % 11.5 % 2.1 % 2.8 %

1998

11.7 % 12.9 % 10.8 % 11.2 % 13.9 % 12.3 % 2.6 % 2.7 %

1999

13.5 % 10.9 % 10.7 % 8.8 % 12.1 % 11.7 % 2.5 % 2.7 %

2000

13.4 % 12.2 % 9.9 % 10.8 % 9.4 % 10.8 % 3.1 % 2.8 %

2001

13.4 % 12.3 % 14.0 % 16.8 % 9.5 % 5.7 % 2.3 % 1.3 %

2002

11.9 % 10.8 % 19.8 % 15.8 % 10.9 % 11.2 % 2.6 % 2.7 %

2003

12.4 % 13.5 % 13.1 % 10.1 % 11.4 % 9.2 % 2.4 % 3.1 %

2004

12.7 % 12.0 % 9.7 % 12.1 % 12.2 % 11.8 % 1.7 % 2.7 %

2005

12.0 % 15.6 % 9.8 % 8.0 % 15.8 % 10.7 % 2.9 % 2.9 %

2006

18.8 %