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*
Blackstone Holdings III L.P.

(Last) (First) (Middle)
C/O THE BLACKSTONE GROUP L.P.
345 PARK AVENUE

(Street)
NEW YORK NY 10154

(City) (State) (Zip)
2. Issuer Name and Ticker or Trading Symbol
Ellington Residential Mortgage REIT [ EARN ]
5. Relationship of Reporting Person(s) to Issuer
(Check all applicable)
Director X 10% Owner
Officer (give title below) Other (specify below)
3. Date of Earliest Transaction (Month/Day/Year)
11/06/2015
4. If Amendment, Date of Original Filed (Month/Day/Year)
6. Individual or Joint/Group Filing (Check Applicable Line)
Form filed by One Reporting Person
X 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 11/06/2015 P 50,000 A $12.47 (1) 2,605,599 I See Footnotes (4) (5) (6) (7)
Common Stock 11/09/2015 P 56,152 A $12.77 (2) 2,661,751 I See Footnotes (4) (5) (6) (7)
Common Stock 11/10/2015 P 20,346 A $13.16 (3) 2,682,097 I See Footnotes (4) (5) (6) (7)
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
1. Name and Address of Reporting Person*
Blackstone Holdings III L.P.

(Last) (First) (Middle)
C/O THE BLACKSTONE GROUP L.P.
345 PARK AVENUE

(Street)
NEW YORK NY 10154

(City) (State) (Zip)
1. Name and Address of Reporting Person*
Blackstone Tactical Opportunities EARN Holdings L.L.C.

(Last) (First) (Middle)
C/O THE BLACKSTONE GROUP L.P.
345 PARK AVENUE

(Street)
NEW YORK NY 10154

(City) (State) (Zip)
1. Name and Address of Reporting Person*
BTO EARN Manager L.L.C.

(Last) (First) (Middle)
C/O THE BLACKSTONE GROUP L.P.
345 PARK AVENUE

(Street)
NEW YORK NY 10154

(City) (State) (Zip)
1. Name and Address of Reporting Person*
BTOA L.L.C.

(Last) (First) (Middle)
C/O THE BLACKSTONE GROUP L.P.
345 PARK AVENUE

(Street)
NEW YORK NY 10154

(City) (State) (Zip)
1. Name and Address of Reporting Person*
Blackstone Holdings III GP L.P.

(Last) (First) (Middle)
C/O THE BLACKSTONE GROUP L.P.
345 PARK AVENUE

(Street)
NEW YORK NY 10154

(City) (State) (Zip)
1. Name and Address of Reporting Person*
Blackstone Holdings III GP Management L.L.C.

(Last) (First) (Middle)
C/O THE BLACKSTONE GROUP L.P.
345 PARK AVENUE

(Street)
NEW YORK NY 10154

(City) (State) (Zip)
1. Name and Address of Reporting Person*
Blackstone Group L.P.

(Last) (First) (Middle)
345 PARK AVENUE

(Street)
NEW YORK NY 10154

(City) (State) (Zip)
1. Name and Address of Reporting Person*
Blackstone Group Management L.L.C.

(Last) (First) (Middle)
C/O THE BLACKSTONE GROUP
345 PARK AVENUE

(Street)
NEW YORK NY 10154

(City) (State) (Zip)
1. Name and Address of Reporting Person*
SCHWARZMAN STEPHEN A

(Last) (First) (Middle)
C/O THE BLACKSTONE GROUP
345 PARK AVENUE

(Street)
NEW YORK NY 10154

(City) (State) (Zip)
Explanation of Responses:
1. The price reported in Column 4 is a weighted average price. These shares were purchased in multiple transactions ranging from $12.225 to $12.68, inclusive. The Reporting Persons undertake 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 price reported in Column 4 is a weighted average price. These shares were purchased in multiple transactions ranging from $12.53 to $12.93, inclusive. The Reporting Persons undertake 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.
3. The price reported in Column 4 is a weighted average price. These shares were purchased in multiple transactions ranging from $12.97 to $13.37, inclusive. The Reporting Persons undertake 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.
4. These shares represent common shares of beneficial interest, $0.01 par value per share ("Common Shares") of Ellington Residential Mortgage REIT (the "Issuer") that are directly held by Blackstone Tactical Opportunities EARN Holdings L.L.C. ("EARN Holdings").
5. BTO EARN Manager L.L.C. is the managing member of EARN Holdings. BTOA L.L.C. is the sole member of BTO EARN Manager L.L.C. Blackstone Holdings III L.P. is the managing member of BTOA L.L.C. The general partner of Blackstone Holdings III L.P. is Blackstone Holdings III GP L.P.
6. The general partner of Blackstone Holdings III GP L.P. is Blackstone Holdings III GP Management L.L.C. The sole member of Blackstone Holdings III GP Management L.L.C. is The Blackstone Group L.P. The general partner of The Blackstone Group L.P. is Blackstone Group Management L.L.C. Blackstone Group Management L.L.C. is wholly owned by Blackstone's senior managing directors and controlled by its founder, Stephen A. Schwarzman. As a result of his control of Blackstone Group Management L.L.C., Mr. Schwarzman may be deemed to have voting and investment power with respect to the Common Shares held by EARN Holdings.
7. Each of such Blackstone entities and Mr. Schwarzman may be deemed to beneficially own the shares beneficially owned by EARN Holdings directly or indirectly controlled by it or him, but each (other than EARN Holdings to the extent of its direct holdings) disclaims beneficial ownership of such shares, except to the extent of such Reporting Person's pecuniary interest therein. The filing of this statement shall not be deemed to be an admission that, for purposes of Section 16 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 or otherwise, the Reporting Persons are the beneficial owners of any securities reported herein.
Remarks:
BLACKSTONE TACTICAL OPPORTUNITIES EARN HOLDINGS L.L.C., By: BTO EARN Manager L.L.C., its managing member, By: BTOA L.L.C., its sole member, By: /s/ John G. Finley, Name: John G. Finley, Title: Chief Legal Officer 11/10/2015
BTO EARN MANAGER L.L.C., By: BTOA L.L.C., its sole member, By: /s/ John G. Finley, Name: John G. Finley, Title: Chief Legal Officer 11/10/2015
BTOA L.L.C., By: /s/ John G. Finley, Name: John G. Finley, Title: Chief Legal Officer 11/10/2015
BLACKSTONE HOLDINGS III L.P., By: Blackstone Holdings III GP L.P., its general partner, By: Blackstone Holdings III GP Management L.L.C., its general partner, By: /s/ John G. Finley, Name: John G. Finley, Title: Chief Legal Officer 11/10/2015
BLACKSTONE HOLDINGS III GP L.P., By: Blackstone Holdings III GP Management L.L.C., its general partner, By: /s/ John G. Finley, Name: John G. Finley, Title: Chief Legal Officer 11/10/2015
BLACKSTONE HOLDINGS III GP MANAGEMENT L.L.C., By: /s/ John G. Finley, Name: John G. Finley, Title: Chief Legal Officer 11/10/2015
THE BLACKSTONE GROUP L.P., By: Blackstone Group Management L.L.C., its general partner, By: /s/ John G. Finley, Name: John G. Finley, Title: Chief Legal Officer 11/10/2015
BLACKSTONE GROUP MANAGEMENT L.L.C., By: /s/ John G. Finley, Name: John G. Finley, Title: Chief Legal Officer 11/10/2015
/s/ STEPHEN A. SCHWARZMAN, STEPHEN A. SCHWARZMAN 11/10/2015
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