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*
PETERSON MICHAEL L

(Last) (First) (Middle)
4125 BLACKHAWK PLAZA CIRCLE
SUITE 201

(Street)
DANVILLE CA 94506

(City) (State) (Zip)
2. Issuer Name and Ticker or Trading Symbol
PEDEVCO CORP [ PED ]
5. Relationship of Reporting Person(s) to Issuer
(Check all applicable)
Director 10% Owner
X Officer (give title below) Other (specify below)
President and CEO
3. Date of Earliest Transaction (Month/Day/Year)
01/09/2017
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 01/09/2017 S V 44,000(1) D $0.107 2,679,528 D
Common Stock 01/10/2017 S V 40,000(1) D $0.102 2,639,528 D
Common Stock 01/11/2017 S V 58,250(1) D $0.103 2,581,278(4) D
Common Stock 5,209 I(2) By The Peterson Family Trust
Common Stock 36,668 I(3) By dependent children
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
Incentive Stock Option (Right to Buy) $0.22 01/07/2016 01/07/2021 Common Stock 300,000 300,000 D
Incentive Stock Option (Right to Buy) $0.37 01/07/2015 01/07/2020 Common Stock 325,000 325,000 D
Incentive Stock Option (Right to Buy) $0.51 12/18/2012 06/18/2022 Common Stock 63,800 63,800 D
Non-Qualified Stock Option (Right to Buy) $0.24 03/01/2012 01/07/2021 Common Stock 100,000 100,000 D
Non-Qualified Stock Option (Right to Buy) $0.51 12/18/2012 06/18/2022 Common Stock 269,534 269,534 D
Non-Qualified Stock Option (Right to Buy) $67.2 09/20/2008 05/28/2018 Common Stock 447 447 D
Non-Qualified Stock Option (Right to Buy) $30.24 02/02/2011 02/02/2021 Common Stock 2,977 2,977 D
Explanation of Responses:
1. Shares were sold pursuant to a 10b5-1 trading plan previously adopted by Reporting Person to satisfy Reporting Person's tax liability in connection with the January 1, 2017 and January 7, 2017 vesting of certain shares of restricted stock which were granted under the Company's 2012 Equity Incentive Plan, which grants were exempt from Section 16(b) pursuant to Rule 16b-13(d).
2. Represents shares held by the Peterson Family Trust, a trust owned 100% by Mr. Peterson and his spouse.
3. Represents shares of common stock 50% owned by each of Reporting Person's two dependent children.
4. Reporting Person's holdings include: 45,000, 198,750, 106,750, 115,000, 77,245, 380,935 and 1,650,000 shares all issued pursuant to restricted stock grants; 7,449 issued pursuant to debt conversion and 149 issued pursuant to a 2008 Blast stock grant.
/s/ Clark Moore, Attorney in Fact 01/11/2017
** Signature of Reporting Person Date
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