Sec Form 4 Filing - DIVIS GREG J @ AVADEL PHARMACEUTICALS PLC - 2017-12-12

Every director, officer or owner of more than ten percent of a class of equity securities registered under Section 12 of the '34 Act must file with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) a statement of ownership regarding such security.

Form 4: Statement of changes in beneficial ownership, filed before the end of the 2nd business day following the day on which a transaction resulting in a change in beneficial ownership.

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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
Filed pursuant to Section 16(a) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, Section 17(a) of the Public Utility Holding Company Act of 1935 or Section 30(h) of the Investment Company Act of 1940
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1. Name and Address of Reporting Person *
DIVIS GREG J
2. Issuer Name and Ticker or Trading Symbol
AVADEL PHARMACEUTICALS PLC [ AVDL]
5. Relationship of Reporting Person(s) to Issuer
(Check all applicable)
_____ Director _____ 10% Owner
X __ Officer (give title below) _____ Other (specify below)
See Remarks
(Last)
(First)
(Middle)
C/O AVADEL PHARMACEUTICALS PLC, BLOCK 10-1 BLANCHARDSTOWN CORPORATE PARK
3. Date of Earliest Transaction (MM/DD/YY)
12/12/2017
(Street)
DUBLIN, L215
4. If Amendment, Date Original Filed (MM/DD/YY)
6. Individual or Joint/Group Filing (Check Applicable Line)
__ X __ Form filed by One Reporting Person
_____ Form filed by More than One Reporting Person
(City)
(State)
(Zip)
Table I - Non-Derivative Securities Acquired, Disposed of, or Beneficially Owned
1.Title of Security
(Instr. 3)
2. Transaction Date (MM/DD/YY) 2A. Deemed Execution Date, if any (MM/DD/YY) 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
ADSs ( 1 ) 12/12/2017 A 22,500 A $ 0 33,100 ( 2 ) D
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 (MM/DD/YY) 3A. Deemed Execution Date, if any (MM/DD/YY) 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
(MM/DD/YY)
7. Title and Amount of Underlying Securities
(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 (right to buy) $ 10.4 ( 3 ) 12/14/2026 ADSs ( 1 ) 150,000 150,000 D
Stock Option (right to buy) $ 8.95 12/12/2017 A 100,000 ( 4 ) 12/12/2027 ADSs ( 1 ) 100,000 $ 8.95 100,000 D
Reporting Owners
Reporting Owner Name / Address Relationships
Director 10% Owner Officer Other
DIVIS GREG J
C/O AVADEL PHARMACEUTICALS PLC
BLOCK 10-1 BLANCHARDSTOWN CORPORATE PARK
DUBLIN, L215
See Remarks
Signatures
/s/ Phillandas T. Thompson as attorney in fact for Greg J. Divis 12/14/2017
** Signature of Reporting Person Date
Explanation of Responses:
( 1 )The issuer's "ADSs" are American Depositary Shares, with each ADS representing one ordinary share, nominal value $0.01 per share, of the issuer; ADSs may be represented by American Depositary Receipts.
( 2 )Represents 22,500 restricted shares granted under the issuer's Omnibus Incentive Compensation Plan on 12/12/2017, under which 15,000 ADSs will vest and be issued on the second anniversary of the grant date and the remaining 7,500 ADSs will vest and be issued on the third anniversary of the grant date (with vesting of these restricted shares subject to the reporting person remaining in continuous service until the applicable anniversary of the date of grant).
( 3 )Options become exercisable as to 37,500 ADSs on each of the first four anniversaries after the 12/14/2016 grant date.
( 4 )Options become exercisable as to 25,000 ADSs on each of the first four anniversaries after the 12/12/2017 grant date.

Remarks:
Executive VP, Chief Commercial Officer

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