Sec Form 4 Filing - HESS DEBRA ANN @ NorthStar Asset Management Group Inc. - 2016-12-31

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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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 *
HESS DEBRA ANN
2. Issuer Name and Ticker or Trading Symbol
NorthStar Asset Management Group Inc. [ NSAM]
5. Relationship of Reporting Person(s) to Issuer
(Check all applicable)
_____ Director _____ 10% Owner
X __ Officer (give title below) _____ Other (specify below)
Chief Financial Officer
(Last)
(First)
(Middle)
C/O NORTHSTAR ASSET MGMT GROUP INC., 399 PARK AVENUE, 18TH FLOOR
3. Date of Earliest Transaction (MM/DD/YY)
12/31/2016
(Street)
NEW YORK, NY10022
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 12/31/2016 F( 1 ) 46,894 D $ 14.92 282,609 D
Common Stock 01/04/2017 M 29,007 A 311,616 D
Common Stock 01/04/2017 A 41,222 A $ 0 352,838 D
Common Stock 01/04/2017 F( 4 ) 20,272 D $ 15.86 332,566 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
Performance Restricted Stock Units ( 2 ) ( 3 ) ( 2 ) ( 3 ) 01/04/2017 M 14,503.5 ( 5 ) ( 2 )( 3 ) ( 2 )( 3 ) Common Stock 29,007 $ 0 0 D
Reporting Owners
Reporting Owner Name / Address Relationships
Director 10% Owner Officer Other
HESS DEBRA ANN
C/O NORTHSTAR ASSET MGMT GROUP INC.
399 PARK AVENUE, 18TH FLOOR
NEW YORK, NY10022
Chief Financial Officer
Signatures
/s/ Ronald J. Lieberman, as Attorney-in-Fact for Debra A. Hess 01/04/2017
** Signature of Reporting Person Date
Explanation of Responses:
( 1 )Represents shares of Common Stock retained by NorthStar Asset Management Group Inc. ("NSAM") in order to satisfy its tax withholding obligations arising from the vesting of shares of Common Stock previously granted and held by the reporting person.
( 2 )As previously disclosed in filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, represents performance restricted stock units ("RSUs") granted as long-term performance based incentive compensation pursuant to NorthStar Realty Finance Corp.'s Executive Incentive Bonus Plan for 2013. As a result of the spin-offs of NSAM and NorthStar Realty Europe Corp. ("NRE") from NorthStar Realty Finance Corp. ("NRF") and as a result of the 1-for-2 reverse stock split of NRF that occurred on November 1, 2015, each RSU was adjusted to relate to one share of NRF common stock, two shares of NSAM common stock and one-third of a share of NRE common stock. The RSUs vested in full based on the achievement of the maximum performance hurdle initially established for the RSUs, which was total stockholder return in excess of 12% per year, compounded annually, for the period from January 1, 2013 through December 31, 2016.
( 3 )On January 4, 2017, 29,007 shares of Common Stock were issued in settlement of the RSUs described in footnote (2) above.
( 4 )Represents shares of Common Stock retained by NSAM in order to satisfy its tax withholding obligations arising from the issuance of shares of Common Stock to the reporting person in settlement of the RSUs described in footnote (2) above and relating to shares of Common Stock granted to the reporting person in connection with long-term bonus for 2016.
( 5 )Reflects 1-for-2 reverse stock split of NRF that occurred on November 1, 2015.

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