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Sec Form 4 Filing - ARDSLEY ADVISORY PARTNERS @ MARRONE BIO INNOVATIONS INC - 2018-08-06

  1. About Form 4 Filing: 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. The initial filing is on Form 3 and changes are reported on Form 4. The Annual Statement of beneficial ownership of securities is on Form 5. The forms contain information on the reporting person's relationship to the company and on purchases and sales of such equity securities.
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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 *
ARDSLEY ADVISORY PARTNERS
2. Issuer Name and Ticker or Trading Symbol
MARRONE BIO INNOVATIONS INC [ MBII]
5. Relationship of Reporting Person(s) to Issuer
(Check all applicable)
_____ Director X __ 10% Owner
_____ Officer (give title below) X __ Other (specify below)
See Footnote (1)
(Last)
(First)
(Middle)
262 HARBOR DRIVE
3. Date of Earliest Transaction (MM/DD/YY)
08/06/2018
(Street)
STAMFORD, CT06902
4. If Amendment, Date Original Filed (MM/DD/YY)
6. Individual or Joint/Group Filing (Check Applicable Line)
_____ Form filed by One Reporting Person
__ X __ 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 08/06/2018 S 10,000 D $ 2.05 10,338,247 I See Footnotes ( 1 ) ( 2 ) ( 3 )
Common Stock 08/07/2018 S 15,000 D $ 1.96 10,323,247 I See Footnotes ( 1 ) ( 2 ) ( 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
ARDSLEY ADVISORY PARTNERS
262 HARBOR DRIVE
STAMFORD, CT06902
X See Footnote (1)
ARDSLEY PARTNERS I
262 HARBOR DRIVE
STAMFORD, CT06902
See Footnote (1)
HEMPLEMAN PHILIP J
262 HARBOR DRIVE
STAMFORD, CT06902
See Footnote (1)
Ardsley Partners Renewable Energy Fund, L.P.
262 HARBOR DRIVE
STAMFORD, CT06902
See Footnote (1)
Ardsley Partners Fund II, L.P.
262 HARBOR DRIVE
STAMFORD, CT06902
See Footnote (1)
Ardsley Partners Advanced Healthcare Fund, L.P.
262 HARBOR DRIVE
STAMFORD, CT06902
See Footnote (1)
Ardsley Duckdive Fund, L.P.
262 HARBOR DRIVE
STAMFORD, CT06902
See Footnote (1)
Signatures
/s/ Steve Napoli, Partner 08/13/2018
** Signature of Reporting Person Date
Explanation of Responses:
( 1 )This Form 4 is being filed by Ardsley Advisory Partners (the "Advisor") on behalf of itself and Ardsley Partners I (the "General Partner"), Ardsley Partners Renewable Energy Fund, L.P. (the "Renewable Energy Fund"). Ardsley Partners Advanced Healthcare Fund, L.P. (the "Advanced Healthcare Fund"), Ardsley Partners Fund II, L.P. (the "Fund II"), Ardsley Duckdive Fund, L.P. (the "Duckdive Fund"), and Philip J. Hempleman ("Hempleman" and, together with the Advisor, the General Partner, the Renewable Energy Fund, the Advanced Healthcare Fund, the Fund II and the Duckdive Fund, the "Reporting Persons"). The General Partner serves as general partner to the Renewable Energy Fund, the Advanced Healthcare Fund and the Fund II. Hempleman is the Managing Partner of the Advisor and the General Partner and serves as the general partner to the Duckdive Fund.
( 2 )In accordance with Instruction 4(b)(iv) of Form 4, the entire amount of the Issuer's securities held by the Reporting Persons is reported herein. Each of the General Partner, the Advisor and Hempleman, disclaims, for purposes of Section 16 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, beneficial ownership of such securities, except to the extent of his/its indirect pecuniary interest therein, and this report shall not be deemed an admission that either the General Partner and the Advisor are the beneficial owner of such securities for purposes of Section 16 or for any other purposes. (Footnote (2) continued in Footnote (3)).
( 3 )(Footnote (3) continued from Footnote (2)). Hempleman is the Managing Partner of the General Partner and the Advisor and serves as the general partner to the Duckdive Fund and disclaims, for purposes of Section 16 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, beneficial ownership of such securities, except to the extent of his/its indirect pecuniary interest therein, and this report shall not be deemed an admission that Hempleman is the beneficial owner of such securities for purposes of Section 16 or for any other purposes.

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