Aware, Inc.
AWARE INC /MA/ (Form: 4, Received: 01/03/2018 17:45:24)
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 *

Ronin Capital, LLC
2. Issuer Name and Ticker or Trading Symbol

AWARE INC /MA/ [ AWRE ]
5. Relationship of Reporting Person(s) to Issuer (Check all applicable)

_____ Director                      __ X __ 10% Owner
_____ Officer (give title below)      _____ Other (specify below)
(Last)          (First)          (Middle)

350 N. ORLEANS STREET, SUITE 2N
3. Date of Earliest Transaction (MM/DD/YYYY)

1/2/2018
(Street)

CHICAGO, IL 60654-1975
(City)        (State)        (Zip)
4. If Amendment, Date Original Filed (MM/DD/YYYY)

 
6. Individual or Joint/Group Filing (Check Applicable Line)

___ Form filed by One Reporting Person
_ X _ 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   1/2/2018     M    5000   (1) A $0   (1) 3263508   D   (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
Unrestricted Stock Award (Right to Acquire)   $0   (1) 1/2/2018     M         5000      (1)   (1) Common Stock   5000   $0   (1) 0   (2) I   See Footnote  

Explanation of Responses:
(1)  On January 2, 2018, Mr. Stafford received 5,000 shares of unrestricted common stock, which were previously granted on February 27, 2017 subject to his continued service as a director, officer or employee of the Company.
(2)  The reported shares of common stock of Aware Inc. are held in a Class C Capital Account of John S. Stafford, III at Ronin Capital, LLC ("Ronin"), a limited liability company owned and managed by Mr. Stafford. Mr. Stafford is the indirect beneficial owner of all of the shares of common stock of Aware Inc. held of record by Ronin. The rights to purchase shares, pursuant to the Unrestricted Stock Award were granted to Mr. Stafford.

Reporting Owners
Reporting Owner Name / Address
Relationships
Director 10% Owner Officer Other
Ronin Capital, LLC
350 N. ORLEANS STREET
SUITE 2N
CHICAGO, IL 60654-1975

X

STAFFORD JOHN S III
350 N. ORLEANS STREET
SUITE 2N
CHICAGO, IL 60654-1975
X X


Signatures
/s/ Agnes Burda, authorized signatory 1/3/2018
** Signature of Reporting Person Date

/s/ John S. Stafford, III 1/3/2018
** Signature of Reporting Person Date


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