FORM 4 [ ] 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 *

Andretta Ralph J
2. Issuer Name and Ticker or Trading Symbol

ALLIANCE DATA SYSTEMS CORP [ ADS ]
5. Relationship of Reporting Person(s) to Issuer (Check all applicable)

__X__ Director                    _____ 10% Owner
__X__ Officer (give title below)    _____ Other (specify below)
President and CEO
(Last)          (First)          (Middle)

3075 LOYALTY CIRCLE
3. Date of Earliest Transaction (MM/DD/YYYY)

2/18/2020
(Street)

COLUMBUS, OH 43219
(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 2/18/2020  A(1)  6827 A (1)6827 D 
 
Common Stock 2/18/2020  A(2)  6165 A (2)12992 D 
 
Common Stock 2/18/2020  A(3)  15207 A (3)28199 D 
 
Common Stock 2/18/2020  A(4)  12288 A (4)40487 D 
 
Common Stock 2/18/2020  A(5)  2731 A (5)43218 D 
 
Common Stock 2/18/2020  A(6)  12289 A (6)55507 (7)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 Security3. Trans. Date3A. Deemed Execution Date, if any4. 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 Date7. 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)
CodeV(A)(D)Date ExercisableExpiration DateTitleAmount or Number of Shares

Explanation of Responses:
(1) The new grant is for 6,827 shares of common stock represented by time-based restricted stock units. The restrictions will lapse on 2,252 units on 2/18/21, on 2,253 units on 2/18/22 and on 2,322 units on 2/18/23, subject to continued employment by the Reporting Person on the vesting dates.
(2) The new grant is for 6,165 shares of common stock represented by time-based restricted stock units. The restrictions will lapse on 2,034 units on each of 2/18/21 and 2/18/22 and on 2,097 units on 2/18/23, subject to continued employment by the Reporting Person on the vesting dates.
(3) The new grant is for 15,207 shares of common stock represented by time-based restricted stock units. The restrictions will lapse on 7,603 units on 2/18/21 and on 7,604 units on 2/18/22, subject to continued employment by the Reporting Person on the vesting dates.
(4) The new grant is for 12,288 shares of common stock represented by performance-based restricted stock units, which may be adjusted up or down at the time the performance restriction lapses. The restriction may lapse with respect to 100% of such shares on 2/18/22 contingent on meeting a relative total shareholder return metric for 2020 and 2021 and subject to continued employment by the Reporting Person on the vesting dates.
(5) The new grant is for 2,731 shares of common stock represented by performance-based restricted stock units, which may be adjusted down at the time the performance restriction lapses. The restriction may lapse with respect to 33% of such shares on each of 2/18/21 and 2/18/22 and with respect to 34% of such shares on 2/18/23 contingent on meeting strategic and operational objectives performance metrics for 2020 and subject to continued employment by the Reporting Person on the vesting dates.
(6) The new grant is for 12,289 shares of common stock represented by performance-based restricted stock units, which may be adjusted down at the time the performance restriction lapses. The restriction may lapse with respect to 33% of such shares on each of 2/18/21 and 2/18/22 and with respect to 34% of such shares on 2/18/23 contingent on meeting strategic and operational objectives performance metrics for 2020 and subject to continued employment by the Reporting Person on the vesting dates.
(7) The total number of securities beneficially owned includes: (a) the new grant for 6,827 time-based restricted stock units; (b) the new grant for 6,165 time-based restricted stock units; (c) the new grant for 15,207 time-based restricted stock units; (d) the new grant for 12,288 performance-based restricted stock units; (e) the new grant for 2,731 performance-based restricted stock units; and (f) the new grant for 12,289 performance-based restricted stock units.

Reporting Owners
Reporting Owner Name / Address
Relationships
Director10% OwnerOfficerOther
Andretta Ralph J
3075 LOYALTY CIRCLE
COLUMBUS, OH 43219
X
President and CEO

Signatures
Cynthia L. Hageman, Attorney in Fact2/20/2020
**Signature of Reporting PersonDate

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