Sec Form 4 Filing - GRABER LARRY @ INDEPENDENCE HOLDING CO - 2017-08-08

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 *
GRABER LARRY
2. Issuer Name and Ticker or Trading Symbol
INDEPENDENCE HOLDING CO [ IHC]
5. Relationship of Reporting Person(s) to Issuer
(Check all applicable)
X __ Director _____ 10% Owner
X __ Officer (give title below) _____ Other (specify below)
Chief Life Annuity Actuary SVP
(Last)
(First)
(Middle)
96 CUMMINGS POINT ROAD
3. Date of Earliest Transaction (MM/DD/YY)
08/08/2017
(Street)
STAMFORD, CT06902
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
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
Stock Option (right to buy) $ 9.99 08/08/2017 D 27,500 ( 1 ) ( 2 ) 03/18/2018 Common Stock 27,500 $ 0 0 D
Stock Option (right to buy) $ 9.99 08/08/2017 A 27,500 ( 3 ) 03/19/2011 03/18/2018 Common Stock 27,500 $ 0 27,500 D
Stock Option (right to buy) $ 9.09 08/08/2017 D 27,500 ( 4 ) ( 5 ) 01/04/2019 Common Stock 27,500 $ 0 0 D
Stock Option (right to buy) $ 9.09 08/08/2017 A 27,500 ( 6 ) 01/05/2013 01/04/2019 Common Stock 27,500 $ 0 27,500 D
Reporting Owners
Reporting Owner Name / Address Relationships
Director 10% Owner Officer Other
GRABER LARRY
96 CUMMINGS POINT ROAD
STAMFORD, CT06902
X Chief Life Annuity Actuary SVP
Signatures
/Larry R. Graber/ 08/08/2017
** Signature of Reporting Person Date
Explanation of Responses:
( 1 )Granted on March 19, 2008 (the "2008 Option") under the Independence Holding Company 2006 Stock Incentive Plan ("2006 Plan"), which expired in 2016. The 2008 Option is being cancelled in exchange for issuance of a new option ("2008 Replacement Option") under the Independence Holding Company 2016 Stock Incentive Plan ("2016 Plan") that has the same terms as the cancelled 2008 Option.
( 2 )The option vests in three equal installments on each of the three annual anniversaries of the grant date of March 19, 2008. As of the date of the filing, the option has fully vested.
( 3 )Granted under the 2016 Plan upon cancellation of the 2008 Option. This 2008 Replacement Option is exercisable for the same number of shares as issuable under the 2008 Option and has the same expiration date and exercise price as the 2008 Option.
( 4 )Granted on January 5, 2010 ("2010 Option") under the 2006 Plan. The 2010 Option is being cancelled in exchange for issuance of a new option ("2010 Replacement Option") under the 2016 Plan that has the same terms as the cancelled 2010 Option.
( 5 )The option vests 1/3 on each of the first 3 anniversaries dates of the option holder's continuous service after the grant date of January 1, 2010. As of the date of the filing, the option has fully vested.
( 6 )Granted under the 2016 Plan upon cancellation of the 2010 Option. This 2010 Replacement Option is exercisable for the same number of shares as issuable under the 2010 Option and has the same expiration date and exercise price as the 2010 Option.

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