NewLink Genetics Corporation
NEWLINK GENETICS CORP (Form: 4, Received: 10/03/2014 16:22:56)
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 *

HENNEMAN JOHN B III
2. Issuer Name and Ticker or Trading Symbol

NEWLINK GENETICS CORP [ (NLNK) ]
5. Relationship of Reporting Person(s) to Issuer (Check all applicable)

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

C/O NEWLINK GENETICS CORPORATION, 2700 VIA FORTUNA, SUITE 100
3. Date of Earliest Transaction (MM/DD/YYYY)

10/1/2014
(Street)

AUSTIN, TX 78746
(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   10/1/2014     A    40789   (1) A $0   40789   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
Option to Purchase Common Stock   $22.95   10/1/2014     A      209250         (2) 9/30/2024   Common Stock   209250.0   $0   209250   D    

Explanation of Responses:
( 1)  Represents shares issued as restricted stock units ("RSUs") under the Issuer's 2009 Equity Incentive Plan (the "Plan") that were received as an award, for no consideration. The RSUs vest in a series of four successive annual installments beginning on October 1, 2015, provided in each case that the Reporting Person's continuous service to the Issuer has not been terminated as defined in or as determined under the Plan.
( 2)  1/4th of the shares vest on October 1, 2015, which is one year after the vesting commencement date. 1/48th of the shares vest monthly thereafter over the next three years.

Reporting Owners
Reporting Owner Name / Address
Relationships
Director 10% Owner Officer Other
HENNEMAN JOHN B III
C/O NEWLINK GENETICS CORPORATION
2700 VIA FORTUNA, SUITE 100
AUSTIN, TX 78746


EVP, Chief Financial Officer

Signatures
/s/ John B. Henneman III 10/3/2014
** Signature of Reporting Person Date


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