Aerie Pharmaceuticals
AERIE PHARMACEUTICALS INC (Form: 4, Received: 06/09/2017 16:08:49)
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 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 *

MCGRAW BENJAMIN F III
2. Issuer Name and Ticker or Trading Symbol

AERIE PHARMACEUTICALS INC [ AERI ]
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 AERIE PHARMACEUTICALS, INC., 2030 MAIN STREET, SUITE 1500
3. Date of Earliest Transaction (MM/DD/YYYY)

6/8/2017
(Street)

IRVINE, CA 92614
(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   6/8/2017     A    1150   (1) A $0.00   4550   D    

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
Stock Option (right to buy)   $52.85   6/8/2017     A      10000         (2) 6/8/2027   Common Stock   10000   $0.00   10000   D    

Explanation of Responses:
(1)  Subject to the reporting person's continued service on the board of directors of the issuer through the vesting date, these shares of Common Stock are scheduled to vest on June 8, 2018.
(2)  Subject to the reporting person's continued service on the board of directors of the issuer through the applicable vesting date, this option is scheduled to vest ratably on each of the first 12 monthly anniversaries of June 8, 2017.

Reporting Owners
Reporting Owner Name / Address
Relationships
Director 10% Owner Officer Other
MCGRAW BENJAMIN F III
C/O AERIE PHARMACEUTICALS, INC.
2030 MAIN STREET, SUITE 1500
IRVINE, CA 92614
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Signatures
/s/ Richard J. Rubino, Attorney-in-Fact for Benjamin F. McGraw, III 6/9/2017
** Signature of Reporting Person Date


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