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*
Peretti Jonah

(Last) (First) (Middle)
C/O BUZZFEED, INC.
111 EAST 18TH STREET, 13TH FLOOR

(Street)
NEW YORK NY 10003

(City) (State) (Zip)
2. Issuer Name and Ticker or Trading Symbol
BuzzFeed, Inc. [ BZFD ]
5. Relationship of Reporting Person(s) to Issuer
(Check all applicable)
X Director X 10% Owner
X Officer (give title below) Other (specify below)
Chief Executive Officer
3. Date of Earliest Transaction (Month/Day/Year)
12/03/2021
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
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
Class B Common Stock (1) 12/03/2021 A 6,437,416 (2) (2) Class A Common Stock 6,437,416(3) (4) 6,437,416 I By Jonah Peretti, LLC(5)
1. Name and Address of Reporting Person*
Peretti Jonah

(Last) (First) (Middle)
C/O BUZZFEED, INC.
111 EAST 18TH STREET, 13TH FLOOR

(Street)
NEW YORK NY 10003

(City) (State) (Zip)
1. Name and Address of Reporting Person*
Jonah Peretti, LLC

(Last) (First) (Middle)
C/O BUZZFEED, INC.
111 EAST 18TH STREET, 13TH FLOOR

(Street)
NEW YORK NY 10003

(City) (State) (Zip)
Explanation of Responses:
1. Represents shares of Class B Common Stock of the issuer received pursuant to a business combination (the "Business Combination") which was effectuated in accordance with the terms of an Agreement and Plan of Merger dated as of June 24, 2021 (the "Merger Agreement") among: (i) the issuer; (ii) wholly-owned subsidiaries of the issuer; and (iii) the company formerly known as BuzzFeed, Inc. ("Original BuzzFeed"). At the Effective Time (as defined in the Merger Agreement), the reporting person's shares of stock of Original BuzzFeed were exchanged for shares of Class B Common Stock of the issuer based on an exchange ratio of 0.306 to 1. The aggregate number of shares of Class B Common Stock reflected in Table II of this Form represents the total number of shares of the issuer's Class B Common Stock received by the reporting person after giving effect to the aforementioned share exchange.
2. Each share of Class B Common Stock is convertible into one share of Class A Common Stock of the issuer at the election of the holder any time; provided; however, that each share of Class B Common Stock shall automatically be converted into Class A Common Stock on a one for one basis on the earlier of: (i) the date of death of Jonah Peretti or (ii) the date specified by the affirmative vote of the holders a majority of the Class B Common Stock then outstanding. In addition, each share of Class B Common Stock will convert automatically into one share of Class A Common Stock upon any transfer, whether or not for value (subject to certain exceptions).
3. Includes 1,200,000 shares currently held in escrow pursuant to an Amended and Restated Escrow Agreement (the "Escrow Agreement") dated as of December 3, 2021 and entered into by and among: (i) PNC Bank, National Association; (ii) NBCUniversal Media, LLC ("NBCU"); (iii) Jonah Peretti; and (iv) the reporting person. The Escrow Agreement expires on December 3, 2023.
4. Received in exchange for shares of the stock of Original BuzzFeed as described in footnote 1, above.
5. These shares are owned directly by Jonah Peretti, LLC, a ten percent owner of the issuer, and indirectly by Jonah Peretti as the managing member of Jonah Peretti, LLC.
Remarks:
This report is one of two reports, each on a separate Form 3 or Form 4 (as applicable) but relating to the same holdings, which are being filed by Jonah Peretti and Jonah Peretti, LLC, respectively. Jonah Peretti and Jonah Peretti, LLC (collectively, the "Peretti Parties") may be deemed, as between each other, to be members of a "group" (within the meaning of Section 13(d)(3) ("Section 13(d)") of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (the "Act"). Furthermore, Peretti Parties may be deemed to be members of a "group" (within the meaning of Section 13(d)(3) of the Act) with: (i) 200 Park Avenue Partners, LLC and certain of its controlled entities (collectively, "Park Avenue") and/or (ii) John S. Johnson III and Johnson BF, LLC (together with Park Avenue, the "Other Parties"). The Peretti Parties do not have any pecuniary interest in any shares beneficially owned by any of the Other Parties, and the Peretti Parties disclaim beneficial ownership of such shares.
/s/ Rhonda Powell, as Attorney-in-Fact for Jonah Peretti 12/07/2021
/s/ Rhonda Powell, as Attorney-in-Fact for Jonah Peretti, LLC 12/07/2021
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