Soo Il Benjamin Yi

Filed: 15 Apr 22, 5:59pm
SEC Form 4
Washington, D.C. 20549


Filed pursuant to Section 16(a) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934
or Section 30(h) of the Investment Company Act of 1940
OMB Number: 3235-0287
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Check this box if no longer subject to Section 16. Form 4 or Form 5 obligations may continue. See Instruction 1(b).
1. Name and Address of Reporting Person*

(Last) (First) (Middle)


(City) (State) (Zip)
2. Issuer Name and Ticker or Trading Symbol
Riot Blockchain, Inc. [ RIOT ]
5. Relationship of Reporting Person(s) to Issuer
(Check all applicable)
X Director 10% Owner
X Officer (give title below) Other (specify below)
Executive Chairman
3. Date of Earliest Transaction (Month/Day/Year)
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
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
Restricted Stock Units $0.00(1) 04/13/2022 A 30,000 (2) (2) Common Stock 30,000 $0.00(1) 33,750(3) D
Explanation of Responses:
1. Pursuant to the Riot Blockchain, Inc. 2019 Equity Incentive Plan, as amended, (the "Plan") the Reporting Person was granted performance-based restricted stock unit ("PSUs") as of August 12, 2021, which are eligible to vest contingent upon the Issuer's achievement of certain performance criteria during the performance period ending on December 31, 2023. Each PSU represents a contingent right to receive one share of the Issuer's common stock, no par value per share, ("Common Stock") subject to any net settlement permitted under the Plan and approved by the Issuer's Compensation and Human Resources Committee (the "Committee"), following vesting and settlement by the Issuer.
2. On April 13, 2022, the Committee determined that the performance criteria corresponding to 30,000 PSUs had been achieved as of March 31, 2022. Therefore, 30,000 of the PSUs originally awarded to the Reporting Person became vested as of April 13, 2022. Upon vesting, the Issuer records PSUs as Restricted Stock Units, which are eligible to be settled by the Issuer in shares of its Common Stock on a one-for-one basis, subject to any net settlement for taxes as permitted under the Plan and as approved by the Committee. Accordingly, the award of 30,000 Restricted Stock Units reported on this Form 4 represents the vesting of 30,000 PSUs awarded to the Reporting Person on August 12, 2021.
3. Represents the total direct and indirect beneficial ownership of the indicated security held by the Reporting Person immediately following the reported transaction.
/s/ Benjamin Soo Il Yi 04/15/2022
** Signature of Reporting Person Date
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