SEC FORM 4 SEC Form 4
FORM 4 UNITED STATES SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549

STATEMENT OF CHANGES IN BENEFICIAL OWNERSHIP

Filed pursuant to Section 16(a) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934
or Section 30(h) of the Investment Company Act of 1940
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1. Name and Address of Reporting Person*
RAAB MICHAEL

(Last) (First) (Middle)
C/O ARDELYX, INC.
34175 ARDENWOOD BLVD, SUITE 100

(Street)
FREMONT CA 94555

(City) (State) (Zip)
2. Issuer Name and Ticker or Trading Symbol
ARDELYX, INC. [ ARDX ]
5. Relationship of Reporting Person(s) to Issuer
(Check all applicable)
X Director 10% Owner
X Officer (give title below) Other (specify below)
President & CEO
3. Date of Earliest Transaction (Month/Day/Year)
02/05/2020
4. If Amendment, Date of Original Filed (Month/Day/Year)
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. Transaction Date (Month/Day/Year) 2A. Deemed Execution Date, if any (Month/Day/Year) 3. Transaction 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 02/05/2020 M(1) 25,000 A $1.08 231,828(2)(3) D
Common Stock 02/05/2020 S(1) 25,000 D $7.3171(4) 206,828(2)(3) D
Common Stock 130,668 I Family Trust(3)(5)
Common Stock 1,000 I Trust(6)
Table II - Derivative Securities Acquired, Disposed of, or Beneficially Owned
(e.g., puts, calls, warrants, options, convertible securities)
1. Title of Derivative Security (Instr. 3) 2. Conversion or Exercise Price of Derivative Security 3. Transaction Date (Month/Day/Year) 3A. Deemed Execution Date, if any (Month/Day/Year) 4. Transaction 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 (Month/Day/Year) 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: 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 (Right to Buy) $1.08 02/05/2020 M 25,000 (7) 10/26/2020 Common Stock 25,000 $0.00 11,123 D
Explanation of Responses:
1. Transaction made pursuant to a 10b5-1 trading plan adopted by the Reporting Person on December 23, 2019.
2. Reflects the adjusted total which includes the purchase of 2,310 shares under the Ardelyx Employee Stock Purchase Plan on August 31, 2019
3. Reflects the transfer of 49,837 shares previously held directly by the reporting person into a family trust.
4. This transaction was executed in multiple trades in prices ranging from $7.19 to $7.45, inclusive. The price reported in Column 4 above reflects the weighted average sales price. The Reporting Person hereby undertakes to provide to the Securities and Exchange Commission staff, the Issuer, or a security holder of the Issuer, upon request, full information regarding the number of shares sold at each respective price within the range set forth in this footnote.
5. The shares are directly held by Michael G. Raab, Trustee of the Michael G. Raab Living Trust dated July 25, 2012.
6. The shares are owned directly by trusts for the benefit of the Reporting Person's children.
7. Fully vested.
/s/ Elizabeth Grammer, Attorney-in-Fact for Michael Raab 02/07/2020
** Signature of Reporting Person Date
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