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*
HAMAMOTO DAVID T

(Last) (First) (Middle)
C/O NORTHSTAR REALTY FINANCE CORP.
399 PARK AVENUE, 18TH FLOOR

(Street)
NEW YORK NY 10022

(City) (State) (Zip)
2. Issuer Name and Ticker or Trading Symbol
NORTHSTAR REALTY FINANCE CORP. [ NRF ]
5. Relationship of Reporting Person(s) to Issuer
(Check all applicable)
X Director 10% Owner
X Officer (give title below) Other (specify below)
Executive Chairman of NSAM
3. Date of Earliest Transaction (Month/Day/Year)
11/11/2015
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 11/11/2015 P 100,000 A $19.09 (1) 290,572 (2) (3) D
Common Stock 125,000 (2) I By The David T. Hamamoto GRAT I-2014-NRF
Common Stock 3,261 (2) I By DTH Investment Holdings LLC
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
Explanation of Responses:
1. Represents a weighted average price per share. These shares were sold in multiple transactions ranging from $18.95 to $19.09, inclusive. The reporting person undertakes to provide upon request by the staff of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, NorthStar Realty Finance Corp. (the "Company") or a security holder of the Company, full information regarding the number of shares sold at each separate price within the range set forth in this footnote.
2. Reflects 1-for-2 reverse stock split that occurred on November 1, 2015.
3. Excludes: (i) 516,711 LTIP Units; and (ii) 348,038 shares of the Company's common stock (or LTIP Units, to the extent available) to be issued to the extent performance conditions are met on restricted stock units. "LTIP Units" are units of limited partnership interest structured as profits interests in NorthStar Realty Finance Limited Partnership ("NRFLP"), the Company's operating partnership. Conditioned on minimum allocations to the capital accounts of the LTIP Unit for federal income tax purposes, each LTIP Unit may be converted, at the election of the holder, into one OP Unit in NRFLP, which may then be redeemed for cash equal to the then fair market value of one share of common stock or, at the option of the Company, one share of the Company's common stock.
/s/ Ronald J. Lieberman, as Attorney-in-Fact for David T. Hamamoto 11/12/2015
** Signature of Reporting Person Date
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