Current report, items 8.01 and 9.01

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UNITED STATES

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

WASHINGTON, DC 20549

FORM 8-K

CURRENT REPORT

Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)

of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934

Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): March 8, 2018

POWERSHARES DB MULTI-SECTOR COMMODITY TRUST

(Registrant)

POWERSHARES DB ENERGY FUND; POWERSHARES DB OIL FUND; POWERSHARES DB PRECIOUS METALS FUND; POWERSHARES DB GOLD FUND; POWERSHARES DB BASE METALS FUND

(Co-Registrants)

(Exact Name of each Registrant as Specified in its Charter)

Delaware 87-0778053 (Trust)

(State or Other Jurisdiction

of Incorporation)

(IRS Employer

ID Number)

c/o Invesco PowerShares Capital Management LLC

3500 Lacey Road, Suite 700

Downers Grove, Illinois

60515
(Address of Principal Executive Offices) (Zip Code)

001-33229; 001-33240; 001-33242; 001-33244; 001-33231; 001-33236

(Commission File Numbers)

(800) 983-0903

(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)

Check the appropriate box below if the Form 8-K filing is intended to simultaneously satisfy the filing obligation of the registrants under any of the following provisions (see General Instruction A.2. below):

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Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is an emerging growth company as defined in Rule 405 of the Securities Act of 1933 (§230.405 of this chapter) or Rule 12b-2 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (§240.12b-2 of this chapter).

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Item 8.01 Other Events

This Form 8-K is being filed for the purpose of including a tax opinion with respect to certain disclosures in the Prospectus dated March 8, 2018 filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “Commission”) on March 8, 2018 pursuant to Rule 424(b)(3) under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, relating to the registration statement on Form S-3 (Registration Nos. 333-209437-01, 333-209437-02, 333-209437-03, 333-209437-04, 333-209437-05) filed with the Commission on February 9, 2016, of the PowerShares DB Energy Fund, PowerShares DB Oil Fund, PowerShares DB Precious Metals Fund, PowerShares DB Gold Fund and PowerShares DB Base Metals Fund.

Item 9.01. Financial Statements and Exhibits.

(d) Exhibit.

Exhibit

No.

Description

8.1 Tax opinion of Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP


SIGNATURES

Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.

PowerShares DB Multi-Sector Commodity Trust
By: Invesco PowerShares Capital Management LLC, its Managing Owner
By: /s/ Daniel Draper
Name: Daniel Draper
Title: Principal Executive Officer and Manager

PowerShares DB Energy Fund, a series of PowerShares DB Multi-Sector Commodity Trust
By: Invesco PowerShares Capital Management LLC, its Managing Owner
By: /s/ Daniel Draper
Name: Daniel Draper
Title: Principal Executive Officer and Manager

PowerShares DB Oil Fund, a series of PowerShares DB Multi-Sector Commodity Trust
By: Invesco PowerShares Capital Management LLC, its Managing Owner
By: /s/ Daniel Draper
Name: Daniel Draper
Title: Principal Executive Officer and Manager


PowerShares DB Precious Metals Fund, a series of PowerShares DB Multi-Sector Commodity Trust
By: Invesco PowerShares Capital Management LLC, its Managing Owner
By: /s/ Daniel Draper
Name: Daniel Draper
Title: Principal Executive Officer and Manager
PowerShares DB Gold Fund, a series of PowerShares DB Multi-Sector Commodity Trust
By: Invesco PowerShares Capital Management LLC, its Managing Owner
By: /s/ Daniel Draper
Name: Daniel Draper
Title: Principal Executive Officer and Manager
PowerShares DB Base Metals Fund, a series of PowerShares DB Multi-Sector Commodity Trust
By: Invesco PowerShares Capital Management LLC, its Managing Owner
By: /s/ Daniel Draper
Name: Daniel Draper
Title: Principal Executive Officer and Manager

Date: March 8, 2018

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