Kite Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Kite Pharma, Inc. (Form: 4, Received: 05/01/2017 18:53:33)
FORM 4
[ ] Check this box if no longer subject to Section 16. Form 4 or Form 5 obligations may continue. See Instruction 1(b).         
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 *

CHAMPSI FARAH
2. Issuer Name and Ticker or Trading Symbol

Kite Pharma, Inc. [ KITE ]
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 KITE PHARMA, INC., 2225 COLORADO AVENUE
3. Date of Earliest Transaction (MM/DD/YYYY)

4/27/2017
(Street)

SANTA MONICA, CA 90404
(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   4/27/2017     S    16551   D $82.77   (1) 7579   I   See Footnote   (2)
Common Stock   4/28/2017     S    2617   D $82.59   (3) 4962   I   See Footnote   (2)
Common Stock                  79152   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

Explanation of Responses:
(1)  The price reported in Column 4 is a weighted average price. These shares were sold in multiple transactions at prices ranging from $82.50 to $83.24, inclusive. The reporting person undertakes to provide to the Issuer, any security holder of the Issuer, or the staff of the Securities and Exchange Commission, upon request, full information regarding the number of shares sold at each separate price within the range set forth above.
(2)  The securities are held of record by APVIII. Alta Partners Management VIII, LLC ("APMVIII") is the general partner of APVIII. The reporting person is a managing director of APMVIII and exercises shared voting and investment power with respect to the shares owned by APVIII. The reporting person disclaims beneficial ownership of such securities, except to the extent of her proportionate pecuniary interest therein.
(3)  The price reported in Column 4 is a weighted average price. These shares were sold in multiple transactions at prices ranging from $82.50 to $82.67, inclusive. The reporting person undertakes to provide to the Issuer, any security holder of the Issuer, or the staff of the Securities and Exchange Commission, upon request, full information regarding the number of shares sold at each separate price within the range set forth above.

Reporting Owners
Reporting Owner Name / Address
Relationships
Director 10% Owner Officer Other
CHAMPSI FARAH
C/O KITE PHARMA, INC.
2225 COLORADO AVENUE
SANTA MONICA, CA 90404
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Signatures
/s/ David M. Tanen, Attorney-in-Fact 5/1/2017
** Signature of Reporting Person Date


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