SEC Form 4
FORM 4 UNITED STATES SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549

STATEMENT OF CHANGES IN BENEFICIAL OWNERSHIP

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*
ESHELMAN FREDRIC N

(Last) (First) (Middle)
C/O FURIEX PHARMACEUTICALS, INC.
3900 PARAMOUNT PARKWAY, SUITE 150

(Street)
MORRISVILLE NC 27560

(City) (State) (Zip)
2. Issuer Name and Ticker or Trading Symbol
Furiex Pharmaceuticals, Inc. [ FURX ]
5. Relationship of Reporting Person(s) to Issuer
(Check all applicable)
X Director X 10% Owner
Officer (give title below) Other (specify below)
3. Date of Earliest Transaction (Month/Day/Year)
05/24/2012
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
Common Stock 05/24/2012 P 27,000 A $17.99(1) 2,297,435 D
Common Stock 66,814 I LLC
Common Stock 41,666 I GRAT
Common Stock 140 I Spouse
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
Stock Options (to buy) $9.11 (2) 06/17/2020 Common Stock 131,751 131,751 I LLC
Stock Options (to buy) $13.16 (3) 10/03/2021 Common Stock 98,813 98,813 I LLC
Explanation of Responses:
1. This transaction was executed in multiple trades at prices ranging from $17.90 to $18.27. The price reported in Column 4 is a weighted average price. The reporting person hereby undertakes to provide upon request to the SEC staff, the issuer or a security holder of the issuer full information regarding the number of shares and prices at which the transactions were effected.
2. The options were awarded on 6/17/2010 and vest over three years, with one-third of the options vesting on each of the first, second and third anniversaries of the date of grant, provided the Optionee's consulting relationship continues.
3. The options were awarded on 10/3/2011 and vest over three years, with one-third of the options vesting on each of the first, second and third anniversaries of the date of grant, provided the Optionee's employment continues.
/s/ Fredric N. Eshelman 05/25/2012
** Signature of Reporting Person Date
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