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*
QUINN JAMES W

(Last) (First) (Middle)
C/O ALLEN & COMPANY LLC,
711 FIFTH AVENUE

(Street)
NEW YORK NY 10022

(City) (State) (Zip)
2. Issuer Name and Ticker or Trading Symbol
ARGAN INC [ AGX ]
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)
04/19/2017
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 04/19/2017 S 3,174(1) D $66.0047 56,396 D
Common Stock 04/20/2017 S 6,826(2) D $66.2408 49,570 D
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
Stock Option to purchase Common Stock $0(3) 12/18/2013(3) 01/05/2027(3) Common Stock 50,000(3) 50,000(3) D
Explanation of Responses:
1. On April 19, 2017, the Reporting Person sold 3,174 shares of the Issuer's common stock on the open market at an average price of $66.0047 per share.
2. On April 20, 2017, the Reporting Person sold 6,826 shares of the Issuer's common stock on the open market at an average price of $66.2408 per share.
3. As of the date of this filing, the total number of options owned by the Reporting Person includes (a) options to acquire 10,000 shares of common stock at a price of $18.87 per share with Date Exercisable of 12/18/2013 and Expiration Date of 12/18/2022; (b) options to acquire 10,000 shares of common stock at a price of $ 26.88 with Date Exercisable of 12/17/2014 and Expiration Date of 12/17/2023; (c) options to acquire 10,000 shares of common stock at a price of $31.82 per share with Date Exercisable of 12/11/2015 and Expiration Date of 12/11/2024; (d) options to acquire 10,000 shares of common stock at a price of $30.44 per share with Date Exercisable of 1/7/2017 and Expiration Date of 1/7/2026; and (e) options to acquire 10,000 shares of common stock at a price of $71.75 per share with Date Exercisable of 1/5/2018 and Expiration Date of 1/5/2027.
/s/ James W. Quinn 04/20/2017
** Signature of Reporting Person Date
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