Sec Form 4 Filing - Lee Robert Darren @ PROOFPOINT INC - 2021-08-31

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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Washington, D.C. 20549
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 *
Lee Robert Darren
2. Issuer Name and Ticker or Trading Symbol
5. Relationship of Reporting Person(s) to Issuer
(Check all applicable)
_____ Director _____ 10% Owner
X __ Officer (give title below) _____ Other (specify below)
EVP/GM Compliance/Digital Risk
3. Date of Earliest Transaction (MM/DD/YY)
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
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 08/31/2021 D( 1 ) 2,525 D $ 176 0 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
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
Restricted Stock Units $ 0 ( 2 ) 08/31/2021 D( 3 ) 2,000 ( 3 ) ( 4 ) Common Stock 2,000 ( 3 ) 0 D
Restricted Stock Units $ 0 ( 2 ) 08/31/2021 D( 3 ) 4,000 ( 3 ) ( 4 ) Common Stock 4,000 ( 3 ) 0 D
Restricted Stock Units $ 0 ( 2 ) 08/31/2021 D( 3 ) 4,500 ( 3 ) ( 4 ) Common Stock 4,500 ( 3 ) 0 D
Restricted Stock Units $ 0 ( 2 ) 08/31/2021 D( 3 ) 10,000 ( 3 ) ( 4 ) Common Stock 10,000 ( 3 ) 0 D
Restricted Stock Units $ 0 ( 2 ) 08/31/2021 D( 3 ) 1,125 ( 3 ) ( 4 ) Common Stock 1,125 ( 5 ) ( 3 ) 0 D
Reporting Owners
Reporting Owner Name / Address Relationships
Director 10% Owner Officer Other
Lee Robert Darren
EVP/GM Compliance/Digital Risk
/s/ Robert Darren Lee, by Michael Yang, Attorney-in-Fact 08/31/2021
** Signature of Reporting Person Date
Explanation of Responses:
( 1 )On April 25, 2021, Proofpoint, Inc. (the "Company") entered into an Agreement and Plan of Merger (as it may be amended, supplemented or otherwise modified from time to time, the "Merger Agreement") with Project Kafka Parent, LLC ("Parent") and Project Kafka Merger Sub, Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Parent ("Merger Sub"), pursuant to which Merger Sub was merged with and into the Company (the "Merger"), with the Company surviving the Merger as a wholly owned subsidiary of Parent. Pursuant to the Merger Agreement, all shares of Company common stock outstanding immediately prior to the effective time of the Merger (the "Effective Time"), were canceled and converted automatically into the right to receive $176.00 in cash.
( 2 )Each restricted stock unit represents a contingent right to receive 1 share of the Issuer's common stock upon settlement for no consideration.
( 3 )Pursuant to the Merger Agreement, immediately prior to the Effective Time, each unvested and outstanding restricted stock unit (each, an "Unvested Company RSU") was cancelled and converted into the right to receive an amount in cash equal to the product obtained by multiplying (x) the total number of shares of the Company's common stock underlying such Unvested Company RSU, by (y) $176.00, in each case subject to the same vesting schedule, termination terms and other conditions as such Unvested Company RSU was subject to immediately prior to the Effective Time, subject to the holder's continued service with the Parent or its affiliates.
( 4 )Restricted stock units do not expire; they either vest or are canceled prior to vesting date.
( 5 )The restricted stock units were earned by the Reporting Person on April 20, 2021 as determined by the Issuer's Board of Directors.

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