SEC FORM 4 SEC Form 4
FORM 4 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
or Section 30(h) of the Investment Company Act of 1940
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1. Name and Address of Reporting Person*
FRANKLIN MARTIN E

(Last) (First) (Middle)
C/O PLATFORM SPECIALTY PRODUCTS CORP.
1450 CENTREPARK BLVD, SUITE 210

(Street)
WEST PALM BEACH FL 33401

(City) (State) (Zip)
2. Issuer Name and Ticker or Trading Symbol
Platform Specialty Products Corp [ PAH ]
5. Relationship of Reporting Person(s) to Issuer
(Check all applicable)
X Director X 10% Owner
Officer (give title below) Other (specify below)
3. Date of Earliest Transaction (Month/Day/Year)
12/21/2018
4. If Amendment, Date of Original Filed (Month/Day/Year)
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 (Month/Day/Year) 2A. Deemed Execution Date, if any (Month/Day/Year) 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, par value $0.01 per share 12/21/2018 S 2,419,258 D(1) $9.91(2) 2,419,500(3)(4) I(3)(4) By MEF Holdings II, LLLP(3)(4)
Common Stock, par value $0.01 per share 2,437,449 I By MEF Holdings, LLLP
Common Stock, par value $0.01 per share 10,449,987 I By Mariposa Acquisition, LLC
Common Stock, par value $0.01 per share 243,110 I By RSMA, LLC
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 (Month/Day/Year) 3A. Deemed Execution Date, if any (Month/Day/Year) 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 (Month/Day/Year) 7. Title and Amount of Securities Underlying Derivative Security (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: 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
Explanation of Responses:
1. On December 21, 2018, the reporting person sold the LP Interest (as defined in footnote 3 below) to MEF Holdings, LLLP ("MEF LLLP") for an installment note as further described in footnote 2 below. The reporting person is the indirect general partner and holder of all general partnership interests of MEF LLLP.
2. The reported per share price was determined by applying the mean of the highest and lowest quoted selling prices of the shares on the date of the transaction. Such reported price per share and the principal amount of the installment note evidencing the purchase price of the LP Interest is subject to any and all valuation discounts applicable to the determination of the fair market value of the LP Interest for federal gift tax purposes as of the date of the transaction, to be determined pursuant to a third-party appraisal.
3. Prior to the sale transaction reported herein, through one or more indirect transfers for estate planning purposes, all of which were exempt from Section 16 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the "Exchange Act") pursuant to Rule 16a-13 promulgated thereunder, the reporting person transferred all of his interest in the shares previously reported as owned by the reporting person through his revocable trust which were then held by the revocable trust to a newly formed limited liability limited partnership, MEF Holdings II, LLLP ("MEF II LLLP"), of which the reporting person was, at the time of such transfers, the indirect general partner and holder of all general partnership interests of MEF II LLLP and the indirect sole limited partner and holder of all limited partnership interests of MEF II LLLP (such limited partnership interests being the "LP Interest").
4. Following the sale transaction reported herein, the reporting person will continue to control the general partner of MEF II LLLP. As a result of the foregoing, the reporting person may be deemed to have beneficial ownership (as determined under Section 16 of the Exchange Act) of the shares held by MEF II LLLP, to the extent of his pecuniary interest therein.
Remarks:
The reporting person disclaims beneficial ownership of the shares reported herein except to the extent of his pecuniary interest therein. EXPLANATORY NOTE: THE TRANSACTIONS REPORTED ON THIS FORM 4 RELATE TO TRANSFERS MADE FOR ESTATE PLANNING PURPOSES. THESE TRANSACTIONS DID NOT IMPACT THE AGGREGATE NUMBER OF SHARES OVER WHICH THE REPORTING PERSON HAS THE POWER TO VOTE OR TO DIRECT TO VOTE OR THE POWER TO DISPOSE OR TO DIRECT THE DISPOSITION.
/s/ John E. Capps as Attorney-in-Fact for Martin E. Franklin 12/26/2018
** Signature of Reporting Person Date
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