SEC Form 4
Washington, D.C. 20549


Filed pursuant to Section 16(a) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934
or Section 30(h) of the Investment Company Act of 1940
OMB Number: 3235-0287
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Check this box if no longer subject to Section 16. Form 4 or Form 5 obligations may continue. See Instruction 1(b).
1. Name and Address of Reporting Person*

(Last) (First) (Middle)


(City) (State) (Zip)
2. Issuer Name and Ticker or Trading Symbol
CymaBay Therapeutics, Inc. [ CBAY ]
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)
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 07/19/2017 P(1) 153,846 A $6.5 1,753,846(2) I See Footnotes(3)(4)
Common Stock 90,000 D
Common Stock 17,236 I By the Konrad Hans von Emster III and Elizabeth F. von Emster Revocable Trust dated January 18, 2005
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. Kurt von Emster's (the "Reporting Person") pecuniary interest in Abingworth Bioventures VI, LP's ("ABV VI") July 19, 2017 purchase of 153,846 shares of common stock of CymaBay Therapeutics, Inc. ("Issuer") at a price of $6.50 per share reported herein was matchable under Section 16(b) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, to the extent of Reporting Person's pecuniary interest in the sales of common stock by ABV VI and Abingworth BioEquities Master Fund Limited ("ABE") made between September 28, 2017 and January 17, 2018. The Reporting Person has paid to Issuer $692.00, representing the full amount of the Reporting Person's pecuniary interest in the profit realized in connection with the short-swing transactions, less transaction costs (rounded to the nearest dollar).
2. These shares were omitted from the Forms 4 filed by Reporting Person on October 2, 2017 and the twelve Form 4 filings made thereafter.
3. The shares purchased are held by ABV VI. Abingworth LLP ("Abingworth") is the investment manager of ABV VI and ABE (the "Abingworth Funds") and has been delegated with all investment and dispositive power over the securities held by the Abingworth Funds. The Reporting Person is a member of the investment committee of Abingworth, which approves investment and voting decisions by a majority vote, and no individual member has the sole control or voting power over the shares held by Abingworth.
4. From time to time, the investment committee may delegate investment and voting authority over certain securities held by the Abingworth Funds to employees of Abingworth subject to the supervision and oversight of the investment committee, including any limits on such authority imposed by the investment committee in its discretion and the right of the investment committee to revoke such authority at any time. The Reporting Person disclaims beneficial ownership of such shares, except to the extent of his pecuniary interest therein, if any.
/s/ John Heard, as attorney-in-fact 02/12/2018
** Signature of Reporting Person Date
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* If the form is filed by more than one reporting person, see Instruction 4 (b)(v).
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