Platform Specialty Products Corporation
Platform Specialty Products Corp (Form: 4, Received: 10/02/2017 19:58:27)
FORM 4
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UNITED STATES SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549

STATEMENT OF CHANGES IN BENEFICIAL OWNERSHIP OF SECURITIES
                                                                                  
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Filed pursuant to Section 16(a) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 or Section 30(h) of the Investment Company Act of 1940
                      

1. Name and Address of Reporting Person *

ASHKEN IAN G H
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                      _____ 10% Owner
_____ Officer (give title below)      _____ Other (specify below)
(Last)          (First)          (Middle)

C/O PLATFORM SPECIALTY PRODUCTS CORP., 1450 CENTREPARK BLVD, SUITE 210
3. Date of Earliest Transaction (MM/DD/YYYY)

10/2/2017
(Street)

WEST PALM BEACH, FL 33401
(City)        (State)        (Zip)
4. If Amendment, Date Original Filed (MM/DD/YYYY)

 
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. Trans. Date 2A. Deemed Execution Date, if any 3. Trans. 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   10/2/2017     S    227857   D (1)   (2) 227880   (3) (4) I   (3) (4) By IGHA Holdings, LLLP   (3) (4)
Common Stock, par value $0.01 per share                  1182937   I   By Mariposa Acquisition, LLC  

Table II - Derivative Securities Beneficially Owned ( e.g. , puts, calls, warrants, options, convertible securities)
1. Title of Derivate Security
(Instr. 3)
2. Conversion or Exercise Price of Derivative Security 3. Trans. Date 3A. Deemed Execution Date, if any 4. Trans. 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 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 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
Restricted Stock Units     (5)                    (6)   (6) Common Stock   7861.0     7861   D    
Series A Preferred Stock, par value $0.01 per share     (7)                    (7)   (7) Common Stock   119992.0     119992   I   By Mariposa Acquisition, LLC  

Explanation of Responses:
(1)  On October 2, 2017, the reporting person sold the LP Interest (as defined in footnote 3 below) to a trust for an installment note as further described in footnote 2 below.
(2)  The purchase price for the sale of the LP Interest is the fair market value of the LP Interest for Federal gift tax purposes to be evidenced by an installment note for such amount as determined pursuant to a third-party appraisal.
(3)  Prior to the sale transaction reported herein, through a series of 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 and Tasburgh LLC, in each case, which were then held by the revocable trust to a newly formed limited liability limited partnership, IGHA Holdings, LLLP (the "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 the LLLP and the indirect sole limited partner and holder of all limited partnership interests of 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 the 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 the LLLP to the extent of his pecuniary interest therein.
(5)  Each restricted stock unit ("RSU") represents a contingent right to receive one share of the Issuer's common stock.
(6)  These RSUs will vest on the earlier of June 5, 2018 and the date of the next annual meeting of stockholder of the Issuer, provided that the reporting person continues to serve as a director of the Issuer through and on such vesting date. The RSUs may, in certain circumstances, become immediately vested as of the date of a change in control of the Issuer.
(7)  Each share of Series A Preferred Stock is convertible at any time at the election of the holder, on a one-for-one basis, into shares of the Issuer's common stock for no additional consideration. The Series A Preferred Stock shall automatically convert into the Issuer's common stock upon the earlier to occur of (i) a change of control of the Issuer or (ii) December 31, 2020 (unless extended in accordance with the terms of the Series A Preferred Stock).

Remarks:
The reporting person disclaims beneficial ownership of the shares reported herein except to the extent of his pecuniary interest therein.

Reporting Owners
Reporting Owner Name / Address
Relationships
Director 10% Owner Officer Other
ASHKEN IAN G H
C/O PLATFORM SPECIALTY PRODUCTS CORP.
1450 CENTREPARK BLVD, SUITE 210
WEST PALM BEACH, FL 33401
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Signatures
/s/ John E. Capps as Attorney-in-Fact for Ian G.H. Ashken 10/2/2017
** Signature of Reporting Person Date


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