Sec Form 4 Filing - Wheeler Jon S @ Wheeler Real Estate Investment Trust, Inc. - 2017-02-28

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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 *
Wheeler Jon S
2. Issuer Name and Ticker or Trading Symbol
Wheeler Real Estate Investment Trust, Inc. [ whir]
5. Relationship of Reporting Person(s) to Issuer
(Check all applicable)
X __ Director _____ 10% Owner
X __ Officer (give title below) _____ Other (specify below)
CEO & Chairman
(Last)
(First)
(Middle)
2529 VIRGINIA BEACH BOULEVARD, SUITE 200
3. Date of Earliest Transaction (MM/DD/YY)
02/28/2017
(Street)
VIRGINIA BEACH, VA23452
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 02/28/2017 A( 1 ) 69,853 A $ 1.7 821,419 D
Common Stock 49,547 I Held in profit sharing plan
Common Stock 31,680 I Owned by spouse
Common Stock 2,572 I Controlled through interests in other entities
Common Stock 1,600 I Held by dependent child
Common Stock 7,541 I Held by trusts in the names of dependent children
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
Common Units ( 2 ) ( 3 ) ( 4 ) Common Stock 1,585,819 1,585,819 D
Common Units ( 2 ) ( 3 ) ( 4 ) Common Stock 330,542 330,542 I Controlled through interests in other entities
Common Units ( 2 ) ( 5 ) ( 4 ) Common Stock 65,292 65,292 I Controlled through interests in other entities
Common Units ( 2 ) ( 3 ) ( 4 ) Common Stock 3,123 3,123 I Owned by spouse
Common Units ( 2 ) ( 3 ) ( 4 ) Common Stock 31,234 31,234 I Held by trusts in the names of dependent children
Reporting Owners
Reporting Owner Name / Address Relationships
Director 10% Owner Officer Other
Wheeler Jon S
2529 VIRGINIA BEACH BOULEVARD
SUITE 200
VIRGINIA BEACH, VA23452
X CEO & Chairman
Signatures
/s/ Jon S. Wheeler 03/02/2017
** Signature of Reporting Person Date
Explanation of Responses:
( 1 )Granted for 2016 discretionary bonus based upon the closing price of the company's common stock on December 30, 2016.
( 2 )Pursuant to the Partnership Agreement of Wheeler REIT, L.P. (the "Partnership"), holders of the Partnership, may, after a one year holding period, elect to exchange their common units for common stock of Wheeler Real Estate Investment Trust, Inc. (the "Company") on an one-for-one basis. Upon a redemption request, the Company has the option to purchase the common units directly, either in cash or common stock of the Company.
( 3 )These common units have been held for one year and therefore may be redeemed in accordance with the Partnership Agreement.
( 4 )These derivative securities do not have an expiration date.
( 5 )These common units have been held for less than one year and therefore may not be currently exchanged.

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