SEC FORM 3/A SEC Form 3
FORM 3 UNITED STATES SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549

INITIAL STATEMENT OF BENEFICIAL OWNERSHIP OF SECURITIES

Filed pursuant to Section 16(a) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934
or Section 30(h) of the Investment Company Act of 1940
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1. Name and Address of Reporting Person*
Kennedy Eugene P.

(Last) (First) (Middle)
C/O NEWLINK GENETICS CORPORATION
2503 SOUTH LOOP DR., SUITE 5100

(Street)
AMES IA 50010

(City) (State) (Zip)
2. Date of Event Requiring Statement (Month/Day/Year)
11/13/2017
3. Issuer Name and Ticker or Trading Symbol
NEWLINK GENETICS CORP [ (NLNK) ]
4. Relationship of Reporting Person(s) to Issuer
(Check all applicable)
Director 10% Owner
X Officer (give title below) Other (specify below)
Chief Medical Officer
5. If Amendment, Date of Original Filed (Month/Day/Year)
11/22/2017
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 Beneficially Owned
1. Title of Security (Instr. 4) 2. Amount of Securities Beneficially Owned (Instr. 4) 3. Ownership Form: Direct (D) or Indirect (I) (Instr. 5) 4. Nature of Indirect Beneficial Ownership (Instr. 5)
Table II - Derivative Securities Beneficially Owned
(e.g., puts, calls, warrants, options, convertible securities)
1. Title of Derivative Security (Instr. 4) 2. Date Exercisable and Expiration Date (Month/Day/Year) 3. Title and Amount of Securities Underlying Derivative Security (Instr. 4) 4. Conversion or Exercise Price of Derivative Security 5. Ownership Form: Direct (D) or Indirect (I) (Instr. 5) 6. Nature of Indirect Beneficial Ownership (Instr. 5)
Date Exercisable Expiration Date Title Amount or Number of Shares
Stock Option (Right to Buy) 12/13/2017(1) 11/12/2027 Common Stock 37,500(2) 8.9 D
Explanation of Responses:
1. Grant to the Reporting Person of a stock option under the Issuer's 2009 Equity Incentive Plan (the "Plan"). The option vests and becomes exercisable in a series of 48 successive equal monthly installments beginning on December 13, 2017, provided that at the relevant vesting dates the Reporting Person's continuous service to the Issuer has not been terminated as defined in or as determined under the Plan. The option expires ten years after the date of grant.
2. This stock option was omitted from the Reporting Person's original Form 3.
Remarks:
/s/ Ryan Trytten, attorney-in-fact 01/04/2018
** Signature of Reporting Person Date
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