Kite Pharma, Inc.
Kite Pharma, Inc. (Form: 4, Received: 05/09/2017 15:38:30)
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 *

Belldegrun Arie
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
__ X __ Officer (give title below)      _____ Other (specify below)
Chairman, President and CEO
(Last)          (First)          (Middle)

C/O KITE PHARMA, INC., 2225 COLORADO AVENUE
3. Date of Earliest Transaction (MM/DD/YYYY)

5/9/2017
(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   5/9/2017     P    17000   A $68.57   (1) 85507   D    
Common Stock                  1607750   I   See footnote   (2)
Common Stock                  159329   I   See footnote   (3)
Common Stock                  430190   I   See footnote   (4)
Common Stock                  500000   I   See footnote   (5)
Common Stock                  500000   I   See footnote   (6)

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 purchased in multiple transactions at prices ranging from $68.45 to $68.60, 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 purchased at each separate price within the range set forth above.
(2)  The securities are held in the name of Arie and Rebecka Belldegrun as Trustees of the Belldegrun Family Trust dated February 18, 1994.
(3)  The securities are held in the name of The Arie Belldegrun MD, Inc. Profit Sharing Plan, for which the reporting person serves as trustee. The reporting person disclaims beneficial ownership of these securities except to the extent of his pecuniary interest therein, and the inclusion of these shares in this report shall not be deemed an admission of beneficial ownership of all of the reported shares for purposes of Section 16 or for any other purpose.
(4)  The securities are held in the name of MDRB Partnership, L.P., of which the reporting person is a managing partner. The reporting person disclaims beneficial ownership of these securities except to the extent of his pecuniary interest therein, and the inclusion of these shares in this report shall not be deemed an admission of beneficial ownership of all of the reported shares for purposes of Section 16 or for any other purpose.
(5)  The securities are held in the name of Bioeast, LLC, of which the reporting person is a managing member. The reporting person disclaims beneficial ownership of these securities except to the extent of his pecuniary interest therein, and the inclusion of these shares in this report shall not be deemed an admission of beneficial ownership of all of the reported shares for purposes of Section 16 or for any other purpose.
(6)  The securities are held in the name of Bellco Capital, LLC, of which the reporting person is the Manager. The reporting person disclaims beneficial ownership of these securities except to the extent of his pecuniary interest therein, and the inclusion of these shares in this report shall not be deemed an admission of beneficial ownership of all of the reported shares for purposes of Section 16 or for any other purpose.

Reporting Owners
Reporting Owner Name / Address
Relationships
Director 10% Owner Officer Other
Belldegrun Arie
C/O KITE PHARMA, INC.
2225 COLORADO AVENUE
SANTA MONICA, CA 90404
X
Chairman, President and CEO

Signatures
/s/ David M. Tanen, Attorney-in-Fact 5/9/2017
** Signature of Reporting Person Date


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