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*
Honig Barry C

(Last) (First) (Middle)
4400 BISCAYNE BOULEVARD

(Street)
MIAMI FL 33137

(City) (State) (Zip)
2. Issuer Name and Ticker or Trading Symbol
Pershing Gold Corp. [ PGLC ]
5. Relationship of Reporting Person(s) to Issuer
(Check all applicable)
X Director 10% Owner
Officer (give title below) Other (specify below)
3. Date of Earliest Transaction (Month/Day/Year)
12/03/2012
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 10/03/2012 P 3,409,091 A $0.33 (2) 11,137,239 I See Note (1)
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
Warrants to purchase Common Stock $0.5 10/03/2012 P 1,363,636 10/03/2012 10/07/2015 Common Stock 1,363,636 (2) 1,363,636 I See Note (3)
Explanation of Responses:
1. 5,843,333 shares held directly by Mr. Honig. 4,702,906 shares held by GRQ Consultants, Inc. 401(k). Mr. Honig is the trustee of GRQ Consultants, Inc. 401(k) and in such capacity holds voting and dispositive power over shares held by GRQ Consultants, Inc. 401(k). 591,000 shares held by GRQ Consultants, Inc. Mr. Honig is the President of GRQ Consultants, Inc. and in such capacity holds voting and dispositive power over shares held by GRQ Consultants, Inc.
2. The shares of common stock and warrants were purchased by the reporting person in the Issuer's private placement for $1,124,999.91.
3. 1,363,636 warrants to purchase common stock held by GRQ Consultants, Inc. 401(k). Mr. Honig is the trustee of GRQ Consultants, Inc. 401(k) and in such capacity holds voting and dispositive power over shares held by GRQ Consultants, Inc. 401(k). The warrants were purchased
/s/ Barry Honig 12/04/2012
** Signature of Reporting Person Date
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