Sec Form 4 Filing - Eberwein Jeffrey E. @ NOVATION COMPANIES, INC. - 2017-12-13

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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 *
Eberwein Jeffrey E.
2. Issuer Name and Ticker or Trading Symbol
NOVATION COMPANIES, INC. [ NOVC]
5. Relationship of Reporting Person(s) to Issuer
(Check all applicable)
X __ Director _____ 10% Owner
X __ Officer (give title below) _____ Other (specify below)
Executive Chairman
(Last)
(First)
(Middle)
53 FOREST AVENUE, 1ST FLOOR
3. Date of Earliest Transaction (MM/DD/YY)
12/13/2017
(Street)
OLD GREENWICH, CT06870
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
Common Stock 12/13/2017 A 1,071,429 ( 1 ) A $ 0 1,263,737 D
Common Stock 2,852,963 I By Lone Star Value Investors, LP ( 2 )
Common Stock 248,002 I By Separately Managed Account ( 3 )
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
Reporting Owners
Reporting Owner Name / Address Relationships
Director 10% Owner Officer Other
Eberwein Jeffrey E.
53 FOREST AVENUE, 1ST FLOOR
OLD GREENWICH, CT06870
X Executive Chairman
Signatures
/s/ Jeffrey E. Eberwein 12/18/2017
** Signature of Reporting Person Date
Explanation of Responses:
( 1 )Grant of restricted shares of common stock under the Novation Companies, Inc. 2015 Incentive Stock Plan as payment of a portion of director compensation. The number of restricted shares was calculated based on the closing price of the common stock on the grant date. The restricted shares vest on December 13, 2018.
( 2 )Shares owned directly by Lone Star Value Investors, LP ("Lone Star Value Investors"). Mr. Eberwein, solely by virtue of his position as the manager of Lone Star Value Investors GP, LLC, the general partner of Lone Star Value Investors, and as the sole member of Lone Star Value Management, LLC ("Lone Star Value Management"), the investment manager of Lone Star Value Investors, may be deemed to beneficially own the shares owned directly by Lone Star Value Investors for purposes of Section 16. Mr. Eberwein expressly disclaims beneficial ownership of such shares except to the extent of his pecuniary interest therein.
( 3 )Shares held in an account separately managed by Lone Star Value Management (the "Separately Managed Account I"). Lone Star Value Management, as the investment manager of the Separately Managed Account I, may be deemed to beneficially own the shares of Common Stock held in the Separately Managed Account I; and Jeffrey Eberwein, as the sole member of Lone Star Value Management may be deemed to beneficially own the shares of Common Stock held in the Separately Managed Account I for purposes of Section 16. Mr. Eberwein expressly disclaims beneficial ownership of such shares except to the extent of his pecuniary interest therein. The reporting person undertakes to provide the Securities and Exchange Commission, upon request, the underlying identity of the separately managed account.

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