Statement of Changes in Beneficial Ownership (4)

Date : 12/13/2018 @ 9:42PM
Source : Edgar (US Regulatory)
Stock : Keryx Biopharmaceuticals, Inc. (delisted) (KERX)
Quote : 3.36  0.0 (0.00%) @ 1:00AM

Statement of Changes in Beneficial Ownership (4)

FORM 4
[ X ] Check this box if no longer subject to Section 16. Form 4 or Form 5 obligations may continue. See Instruction 1(b).         
UNITED STATES SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549

STATEMENT OF CHANGES IN BENEFICIAL OWNERSHIP OF SECURITIES
                                                                                  
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Filed pursuant to Section 16(a) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 or Section 30(h) of the Investment Company Act of 1940
                      

1. Name and Address of Reporting Person *

ROGERS MICHAEL W
2. Issuer Name and Ticker or Trading Symbol

KERYX BIOPHARMACEUTICALS INC [ KERX ]
5. Relationship of Reporting Person(s) to Issuer (Check all applicable)

__ X __ Director                      _____ 10% Owner
_____ Officer (give title below)      _____ Other (specify below)
(Last)          (First)          (Middle)

C/O KERYX BIOPHARMACEUTICALS, INC., ONE MARINA PARK DRIVE, 12TH FLOOR
3. Date of Earliest Transaction (MM/DD/YYYY)

12/12/2018
(Street)

BOSTON, MA 02210
(City)        (State)        (Zip)
4. If Amendment, Date Original Filed (MM/DD/YYYY)

 
6. Individual or Joint/Group Filing (Check Applicable Line)

_ X _ Form filed by One Reporting Person
___ Form filed by More than One Reporting Person

Table I - Non-Derivative Securities Acquired, Disposed of, or Beneficially Owned
1.Title of Security
(Instr. 3)
2. Trans. Date 2A. Deemed Execution Date, if any 3. Trans. Code
(Instr. 8)
4. Securities Acquired (A) or Disposed of (D)
(Instr. 3, 4 and 5)
5. Amount of Securities Beneficially Owned Following Reported Transaction(s)
(Instr. 3 and 4)
6. Ownership Form: Direct (D) or Indirect (I) (Instr. 4) 7. Nature of Indirect Beneficial Ownership (Instr. 4)
Code V Amount (A) or (D) Price
Common Stock   12/12/2018     D    30000   (1) (2) D   (1) (2) 0   D    

Table II - Derivative Securities Beneficially Owned ( e.g. , puts, calls, warrants, options, convertible securities)
1. Title of Derivate Security
(Instr. 3)
2. Conversion or Exercise Price of Derivative Security 3. Trans. Date 3A. Deemed Execution Date, if any 4. Trans. Code
(Instr. 8)
5. Number of Derivative Securities Acquired (A) or Disposed of (D)
(Instr. 3, 4 and 5)
6. Date Exercisable and Expiration Date 7. Title and Amount of Securities Underlying Derivative Security
(Instr. 3 and 4)
8. Price of Derivative Security
(Instr. 5)
9. Number of derivative Securities Beneficially Owned Following Reported Transaction(s) (Instr. 4) 10. Ownership Form of Derivative Security: Direct (D) or Indirect (I) (Instr. 4) 11. Nature of Indirect Beneficial Ownership (Instr. 4)
Code V (A) (D) Date Exercisable Expiration Date Title Amount or Number of Shares
Stock Option     (3) 12/12/2018     D         140000      (3)   (3) Common Stock   140000     (3) 0   D    

Explanation of Responses:
(1)  Disposed of pursuant to the Agreement and Plan of Merger, dated June 28, 2018, by and between Keryx Biopharmaceuticals, Inc. ("Keryx"), Akebia Therapeutics, Inc. ("Akebia") and Alpha Therapeutics Merger Sub Inc., as amended on October 1, 2018 (the "Merger Agreement"), whereby each share of common stock of Keryx was canceled and automatically converted into 0.37433 shares of common stock of Akebia (the "Exchange Ratio"), with fractional shares being paid in cash as provided in the Merger Agreement.
(2)  (Continued from footnote 1) The market value of each share of Akebia common stock received pursuant to the Merger Agreement is $8.94, based on the closing trading price of Akebia common stock on December 12, 2018. Includes 19,999 shares of restricted stock, the vesting of which was accelerated as a result of the Merger, and each share of restricted stock was cancelled and converted into the right to receive 0.37433 shares of Akebia common stock, with fractional shares being paid in cash. The market value of each share of Akebia common stock received is $8.94, based on the closing trading price of Akebia common stock on December 12, 2018.
(3)  Pursuant to the terms of the Merger Agreement, this stock option was cancelled and converted into an option to acquire Akebia common stock, with the number of shares and exercise price adjusted for the Exchange Ratio in accordance with the terms of the Merger Agreement.

Reporting Owners
Reporting Owner Name / Address
Relationships
Director 10% Owner Officer Other
ROGERS MICHAEL W
C/O KERYX BIOPHARMACEUTICALS, INC.
ONE MARINA PARK DRIVE, 12TH FLOOR
BOSTON, MA 02210
X



Signatures
/s/ Daniel Kajunski, Attorney-in-Fact 12/13/2018
** Signature of Reporting Person Date


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