SEC Form 5
FORM 5 UNITED STATES SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549

ANNUAL 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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Form 3 Holdings Reported.
X
Form 4 Transactions Reported.
1. Name and Address of Reporting Person*
STAFFORD JOHN S JR

(Last) (First) (Middle)
350 N. ORLEANS STREET, SUITE 2N
CHICAGO

(Street)
CHICAGO IL 60654

(City) (State) (Zip)
2. Issuer Name and Ticker or Trading Symbol
AWARE INC /MA/ [ AWRE ]
5. Relationship of Reporting Person(s) to Issuer
(Check all applicable)
Director X 10% Owner
Officer (give title below) Other (specify below)
3. Statement for Issuer's Fiscal Year Ended (Month/Day/Year)
12/31/2011
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 at end of Issuer's Fiscal Year (Instr. 3 and 4) 6. Ownership Form: Direct (D) or Indirect (I) (Instr. 4) 7. Nature of Indirect Beneficial Ownership (Instr. 4)
Amount (A) or (D) Price
Common Stock 07/25/2011 G4 (1) 315,693 D $0 (1) 321,134 (2) D
Common Stock 2,057,296 (3) I By proxy
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)
(A) (D) Date Exercisable Expiration Date Title Amount or Number of Shares
Explanation of Responses:
1. On July 25, 2011, the reporting person gifted 315,693 shares of common stock to a family trust for estate planning purposes.
2. Reflects shares of common stock beneficially owned by the reporting person as of December 31, 2011 after giving effect to previously unreported transactions between the reporting person and a grantor retained annuity trust exempt from Section 16 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 pursuant to Rule 16a-13.
3. The reporting person has obtained proxies from the holders of 2,057,296 shares of common stock granting him the exclusive right to vote those shares of common stock. The reporting person does not have the right to dispose of such shares of common stock nor does he have any pecuniary interest in such shares of common stock. Accordingly, pursuant to Rule 13d-4, the reporting person disclaims beneficial ownership of the 2,057,296 shares of common stock that are the subject of these proxies.
/s/ John S. Stafford, Jr. 02/14/2012
** Signature of Reporting Person Date
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