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*
Sofinnova Venture Partners VIII, L.P.

(Last) (First) (Middle)
SOFINNOVA VENTURES, 3000
SAND HILL ROAD, 4-250

(Street)
MENLO PARK CA 94025

(City) (State) (Zip)
2. Issuer Name and Ticker or Trading Symbol
Aclaris Therapeutics, Inc. [ ACRS ]
5. Relationship of Reporting Person(s) to Issuer
(Check all applicable)
Director X 10% Owner
Officer (give title below) Other (specify below)
3. Date of Earliest Transaction (Month/Day/Year)
10/13/2015
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
Common Stock 10/13/2015 C 1,880,390(1) A (2) 1,880,390 D(3)
Common Stock 10/13/2015 P 409,090 A $11 2,289,480 D(3)
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
Series A Preferred Stock (2) 10/13/2015 C 2,000,000 (2) (2) Common Stock 579,710 $0.00 0 D(3)
Series B Preferred Stock (2) 10/13/2015 C 2,424,242 (2) (2) Common Stock 702,678 $0.00 0 D(3)
Series C Preferred Stock (2) 10/13/2015 C 2,063,107 (2) (2) Common Stock 598,002 $0.00 0 D(3)
1. Name and Address of Reporting Person*
Sofinnova Venture Partners VIII, L.P.

(Last) (First) (Middle)
SOFINNOVA VENTURES, 3000
SAND HILL ROAD, 4-250

(Street)
MENLO PARK CA 94025

(City) (State) (Zip)
1. Name and Address of Reporting Person*
Sofinnova Management VIII, L.L.C.

(Last) (First) (Middle)
SOFINNOVA VENTURES, 3000
SAND HILL ROAD, 4-250

(Street)
MENLO PARK CA 94025

(City) (State) (Zip)
1. Name and Address of Reporting Person*
HEALY JAMES

(Last) (First) (Middle)
SOFINNOVA VENTURES, 3000
SAND HILL ROAD, 4-250

(Street)
MENLO PARK CA 94025

(City) (State) (Zip)
1. Name and Address of Reporting Person*
AKKARAJU SRINIVAS

(Last) (First) (Middle)
SOFINNOVA VENTURES, 3000
SAND HILL ROAD, 4-250

(Street)
MENLO PARK CA 94025

(City) (State) (Zip)
1. Name and Address of Reporting Person*
POWELL MICHAEL

(Last) (First) (Middle)
SOFINNOVA VENTURES, 3000
SAND HILL ROAD, 4-250

(Street)
MENLO PARK CA 94025

(City) (State) (Zip)
Explanation of Responses:
1. The total represents shares received upon conversion of shares of Series A Preferred Stock, Series B Preferred Stock and Series C Preferred Stock.
2. Effective upon the closing of the issuer's initial public offering of its common stock, each share of preferred stock automatically converted into 0.289855 shares of common stock. The preferred stock had no expiration date.
3. The shares are held of record by Sofinnova Venture Partners VIII, L.P. ("SVP VIII"). Sofinnova Management VIII, L.L.C. ("SM VIII") is the general partner of SVP VIII. The individual managing members of SVP VIII are Michael Powell, James Healy, Srinivas Akkaraju and Anand Mehra, and they may be deemed to share voting and dispositive power over the shares held by SVP VIII. Such persons and entities disclaim beneficial ownership over the shares held by SVP VIII except to the extent of any pecuniary interest therein.
Remarks:
/s/ Nathalie Auber, Attorney-in-Fact for Sofinnova Venture Partners VIII, L.P. 10/13/2015
/s/ Nathalie Auber, Attorney-in-Fact for Sofinnova Management VIII, L.L.C. 10/13/2015
/s/ Nathalie Auber, Attorney-in-Fact for James Healy 10/13/2015
/s/ Nathalie Auber, Attorney-in-Fact for Srinivas Akkaraju 10/13/2015
/s/ Nathalie Auber, Attorney-in-Fact for Michael Powell 10/13/2015
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