Akebia Therapeutics
Akebia Therapeutics, Inc. (Form: 4, Received: 07/11/2017 16:15:50)
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 *

Satter Muneer A
2. Issuer Name and Ticker or Trading Symbol

Akebia Therapeutics, Inc. [ AKBA ]
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 AKEBIA THERAPEUTICS, INC., 245 FIRST STREET
3. Date of Earliest Transaction (MM/DD/YYYY)

7/5/2017
(Street)

CAMBRIDGE, MA 02142
(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   7/5/2017     P (1)    1034482   A $14.50   3037042   I   See Footnotes   (2)

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

Explanation of Responses:
(1)  All shares were purchased by Satter Medical Technology Partners, L.P. in connection with the Issuer's registered public offering of common stock.
(2)  The amount in Column 5 includes (a) 785,340 shares that are held by the Muneer A. Satter Revocable Trust for which the Reporting Person serves as trustee and, in such capacity, has sole voting and dispositive power over all such shares, (b) 1,217,220 shares that are held by various other trusts and other entities for which the Reporting Person serves as trustee, investment advisor or manager and, in such capacity, has sole voting and dispositive power over all such shares, and (c) the remaining balance of shares are held by Satter Medical Technology Partners, L.P. for which the Reporting Person has sole voting and dispositive power over all such shares. The Reporting Person disclaims beneficial ownership of all shares included in clauses (b) and (c) of this footnote (2), except to the extent of his pecuniary interest.

Reporting Owners
Reporting Owner Name / Address
Relationships
Director 10% Owner Officer Other
Satter Muneer A
C/O AKEBIA THERAPEUTICS, INC.
245 FIRST STREET
CAMBRIDGE, MA 02142
X



Signatures
/s/ Robert M. Hayward, P.C., by power of attorney 7/11/2017
** Signature of Reporting Person Date


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