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09/22/2021 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 09/22/2021 09:33

Amendment to Post-Effective Amendment (SEC Filing - 485BXT)

Securities Act of 1933 Registration No. 033-60973

Investment Company Act of 1940 Registration No. 811-07319

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

Washington, D.C. 20549

FORM N-1A

REGISTRATION STATEMENT UNDER THE SECURITIES ACT OF 1933 [X]

[ ] Pre-Effective Amendment No. ______

[X] Post-Effective Amendment No. 88

and

REGISTRATION STATEMENT UNDER THE INVESTMENT COMPANY ACT OF 1940 [X]

[X] Amendment No. 88

Fidelity Covington Trust

(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in Charter)

245 Summer Street, Boston, Massachusetts 02210

(Address of Principal Executive Offices)(Zip Code)

Registrant's Telephone Number: 617-563-7000

Cynthia Lo Bessette, Secretary and Chief Legal Officer

245 Summer Street

Boston, Massachusetts 02210

(Name and Address of Agent for Service)

[X] This Post-Effective Amendment designates a new effective date for a previously filed post-effective amendment.

The purpose of this Post-Effective Amendment is to designate a new effective date, October 1, 2021, for the Post-Effective Amendment previously filed on July 8, 2021, for the fund(s).

The Prospectus(es) and Statement(s) of Additional Information (SAI) for the fund(s) are identical to those filed in Post-Effective Amendment No. 87, the Part C is identical to the Part C filed in Post-Effective Amendment No. 87, and the Prospectus(es), SAI(s), and Part C are incorporated herein in their entirety by reference to those previously filed Post-Effective Amendments.

SIGNATURES

Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Act of 1933 and the Investment Company Act of 1940, the Registrant certifies that it meets all of the requirements for the effectiveness of this Registration Statement pursuant to Rule 485(b) under the Securities Act of 1933 and has duly caused this Post-Effective Amendment No. 88 to the Registration Statement to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned, thereunto duly authorized, in the City of Boston, and Commonwealth of Massachusetts, on the 22nd day of September 2021.

Fidelity Covington Trust

By

/s/Stacie M. Smith

Stacie M. Smith, President

Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Act of 1933, this Registration Statement has been signed below by the following persons in the capacities and on the dates indicated.

(Signature)

(Title)

(Date)

/s/Stacie M. Smith

President and Treasurer

September 22, 2021

Stacie M. Smith

(Principal Executive Officer)

/s/ John J. Burke III

Chief Financial Officer

September 22, 2021

John J. Burke III

(Principal Financial Officer)

/s/Thomas P. Bostick

*

Trustee

September 22, 2021

Thomas P. Bostick

/s/Dennis J. Dirks

*

Trustee

September 22, 2021

Dennis J. Dirks

/s/Donald F. Donahue

*

Trustee

September 22, 2021

Donald F. Donahue

/s/Bettina Doulton

*

Trustee

September 22, 2021

Bettina Doulton

/s/Vicki L. Fuller

*

Trustee

September 22, 2021

Vicki L. Fuller

/s/Patricia L. Kampling

*

Trustee

September 22, 2021

Patricia L. Kampling

/s/Thomas Kennedy

*

Trustee

September 22, 2021

Thomas Kennedy

/s/Robert A. Lawrence

*

Trustee

September 22, 2021

Robert A. Lawrence

/s/Oscar Munoz

*

Trustee

September 22, 2021

Oscar Munoz

/s/Garnett A. Smith

*

Trustee

September 22, 2021

Garnett A. Smith

/s/David M. Thomas

*

Trustee

September 22, 2021

David M. Thomas

/s/Susan Tomasky

*

Trustee

September 22, 2021

Susan Tomasky

/s/Michael E. Wiley

*

Trustee

September 22, 2021

Michael E. Wiley

*

By:

/s/Megan C. Johnson

Megan C. Johnson,pursuant to a power of attorney dated April 1, 2021 and June 1, 2021 and filed herewith.

POWER OF ATTORNEY

We, the undersigned Directors or Trustees, as the case may be, of the following investment companies:

Fidelity Advisor Series I

Fidelity Advisor Series VII

Fidelity Advisor Series VIII

Fidelity Capital Trust

Fidelity Commonwealth Trust

Fidelity Commonwealth Trust II

Fidelity Concord Street Trust

Fidelity Contrafund

Fidelity Covington Trust

Fidelity Destiny Portfolios

Fidelity Devonshire Trust

Fidelity Financial Trust

Fidelity Hastings Street Trust

Fidelity Investment Trust

Fidelity Magellan Fund

Fidelity Mt. Vernon Street Trust

Fidelity Puritan Trust

Fidelity Securities Fund

Fidelity Select Portfolios

Fidelity Summer Street Trust

Fidelity Trend Fund

Variable Insurance Products Fund

Variable Insurance Products Fund II

Variable Insurance Products Fund III

Variable Insurance Products Fund IV

in addition to any other investment company for which Fidelity Management & Research Company ("FMR") or an affiliate acts as investment adviser and for which the undersigned individuals serve as Directors or Trustees (collectively, the "Funds"), hereby revoke all previous powers of attorney we have given to sign and otherwise act in our names and behalf in matters involving any investment company for which FMR or an affiliate acts as investment adviser and hereby constitute and appoint Thomas C. Bogle, John V. O'Hanlon, Megan C. Johnson, and Anthony H. Zacharski, each of them singly, our true and lawful attorneys-in-fact, with full power of substitution, and with full power to each of them, to sign for us and in our names in the appropriate capacities, all Registration Statements of the Funds on Form N-1A, or any successors thereto, any and all subsequent Amendments, Pre-Effective Amendments, or Post-Effective Amendments to said Registration Statements or any successors thereto, and any supplements or other instruments in connection therewith, and generally to do all such things in our names and behalf in connection therewith as said attorneys-in-fact deem necessary or appropriate, to comply with the provisions of the Securities Act of 1933 and the Investment Company Act of 1940, and all related requirements of the Securities and Exchange Commission. We hereby ratify and confirm all that said attorneys-in-fact or their substitutes may do or cause to be done by virtue hereof. This power of attorney is effective for all documents filed on or after April 1, 2021.

WITNESS our hands on this first day of April 2021.

/s/Dennis J. Dirks

/s/Robert A. Lawrence

Dennis J. Dirks

Robert A. Lawrence

/s/Donald F. Donahue

/s/Garnett A. Smith

Donald F. Donahue

Garnett A. Smith

/s/Bettina Doulton

/s/David M. Thomas

Bettina Doulton

David M. Thomas

/s/Vicki L. Fuller

/s/Susan Tomasky

Vicki L. Fuller

Susan Tomasky

/s/Patricia L. Kampling

/s/Michael E. Wiley

Patricia L. Kampling

/s/Michael E. Wiley

/s/Thomas Kennedy

Thomas Kennedy

POWER OF ATTORNEY

We, the undersigned Directors or Trustees, as the case may be, of the following investment companies:

Fidelity Advisor Series I

Fidelity Advisor Series VII

Fidelity Advisor Series VIII

Fidelity Capital Trust

Fidelity Commonwealth Trust

Fidelity Commonwealth Trust II

Fidelity Concord Street Trust

Fidelity Contrafund

Fidelity Covington Trust

Fidelity Destiny Portfolios

Fidelity Devonshire Trust

Fidelity Financial Trust

Fidelity Hastings Street Trust

Fidelity Investment Trust

Fidelity Magellan Fund

Fidelity Mt. Vernon Street Trust

Fidelity Puritan Trust

Fidelity Securities Fund

Fidelity Select Portfolios

Fidelity Summer Street Trust

Fidelity Trend Fund

Variable Insurance Products Fund

Variable Insurance Products Fund II

Variable Insurance Products Fund III

Variable Insurance Products Fund IV

in addition to any other investment company for which Fidelity Management & Research Company ("FMR") or an affiliate acts as investment adviser and for which the undersigned individuals serve as Directors or Trustees (collectively, the "Funds"), hereby revoke all previous powers of attorney we have given to sign and otherwise act in our names and behalf in matters involving any investment company for which FMR or an affiliate acts as investment adviser and hereby constitute and appoint Thomas C. Bogle, John V. O'Hanlon, Megan C. Johnson, and Anthony H. Zacharski, each of them singly, our true and lawful attorneys-in-fact, with full power of substitution, and with full power to each of them, to sign for us and in our names in the appropriate capacities, all Registration Statements of the Funds on Form N-1A, or any successors thereto, any and all subsequent Amendments, Pre-Effective Amendments, or Post-Effective Amendments to said Registration Statements or any successors thereto, and any supplements or other instruments in connection therewith, and generally to do all such things in our names and behalf in connection therewith as said attorneys-in-fact deem necessary or appropriate, to comply with the provisions of the Securities Act of 1933 and the Investment Company Act of 1940, and all related requirements of the Securities and Exchange Commission. We hereby ratify and confirm all that said attorneys-in-fact or their substitutes may do or cause to be done by virtue hereof. This power of attorney is effective for all documents filed on or after June 1, 2021.

WITNESS our hands on this first day of June 2021.

/s/Thomas P. Bostick

/s/Oscar Munoz

Thomas P.Bostick

Oscar Munoz