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*
Harris Chad Everett

(Last) (First) (Middle)


(City) (State) (Zip)
2. Issuer Name and Ticker or Trading Symbol
Riot Blockchain, Inc. [ RIOT ]
5. Relationship of Reporting Person(s) to Issuer
(Check all applicable)
Director 10% Owner
X Officer (give title below) Other (specify below)
EVP, CCO (See Remarks)
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 09/27/2022 M 242,000(1) A $0.00 317,565 D
Common Stock 09/27/2022 A 742,942(2) A $0.00 1,060,507 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
Restricted Stock Units $0.00(1) 09/27/2022 M 242,000(1) (1) (1) Common Stock 242,000(1) $0.00(1) 0 D
Explanation of Responses:
1. The reported transactions represent the conversion of all outstanding restricted stock unit awards ("RSUs") granted to the Reporting Person under the Issuer's equity plan into equal awards of restricted shares of the Issuer's Common Stock ("RSAs"), as authorized by the Issuer's Compensation and Human Resources Committee (the "Committee"). The reported number of shares represents the total maximum target award allocated to the Reporting Person under the performance-incentive plan established by the Committee under the Issuer's equity plan, which are eligible to vest, if at all, based on the Issuer's achievement, during the performance period ending December 31, 2023, of performance objectives established under the performance plan. The shares are subject to forfeiture until vested, and any shares remaining unvested as of the end of the performance period will be automatically forfeited without consideration.
2. Represents the RSA award granted to the Reporting Person as compensation for serving as the Issuer's EVP and Chief Commercial Officer pursuant to an RSA award agreement with the Issuer. These shares are eligible to vest, if at all, in two equal annual tranches as of June 1, 2023, and June 1, 2024, subject to the Reporting Person's continued service with the Issuer through the applicable vesting dates.
Mr. Harris is the Executive Vice President and Chief Commercial Officer of Riot Blockchain, Inc., and is Chief Executive Officer of Riot's subsidiary, Whinstone US, Inc.
/s/ Alexander K. Travis, Attorney-in-Fact for Chad Everett Harris 09/29/2022
** Signature of Reporting Person Date
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