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*
ARES CORPORATE OPPORTUNITIES FUND III LP

(Last) (First) (Middle)
2000 AVENUE OF THE STARS

(Street)
LOS ANGELES CA 90067

(City) (State) (Zip)
2. Issuer Name and Ticker or Trading Symbol
Smart & Final Stores, Inc. [ SFS ]
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)
06/18/2019
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, par value $0.001 06/18/2019 U(1) 44,218,762 D $6.5 0 D(2)(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
1. Name and Address of Reporting Person*
ARES CORPORATE OPPORTUNITIES FUND III LP

(Last) (First) (Middle)
2000 AVENUE OF THE STARS

(Street)
LOS ANGELES CA 90067

(City) (State) (Zip)
1. Name and Address of Reporting Person*
Ares Management GP LLC

(Last) (First) (Middle)
2000 AVENUE OF THE STARS

(Street)
LOS ANGELES CA 90067

(City) (State) (Zip)
1. Name and Address of Reporting Person*
Ares Partners Holdco LLC

(Last) (First) (Middle)
2000 AVENUE OF THE STARS

(Street)
LOS ANGELES CA 90067

(City) (State) (Zip)
Explanation of Responses:
1. Pursuant to an agreement and plan of merger (the "Merger Agreement") by and among First Street Parent, Inc. a Delaware corporation ("Parent"), First Street Merger Sub, Inc. Delaware corporation and a wholly owned subsidiary of Parent ("Purchaser") and issuer, on June 18, 2019 Purchaser accepted shares of issuer's common stock tendered pursuant to Purchaser's tender offer for all of the outstanding shares of issuer's common stock at a purchase price of $6.50 per share, net to the seller in cash, without interest, subject to any applicable withholding taxes.
2. The manager of ACOF III is ACOF Operating Manager III, LLC ("ACOF Operating Manager III"), and the sole member of ACOF Operating Manager III is Ares Management LLC ("Ares Management LLC"). The manager of ACOF IV is ACOF Operating Manager IV, LLC ("ACOF Operating Manager IV"), and the sole member of ACOF Operating Manager IV is Ares Management LLC. The sole member of Ares Management LLC is Ares Management Holdings L.P. ("Ares Management Holdings") and the general partner of Ares Management Holdings is Ares Holdco LLC ("Ares Holdco"). The sole member of Ares Holdco is Ares Holdings Inc. ("Ares Holdings"), whose sole stockholder is Ares Management Corporation ("Ares Management"). (Continued in footnote 3)
3. Ares Management GP LLC ("Ares Management GP") is the sole holder of the Class B common stock, $0.01 par value per share, of Ares Management ("Class B Common Stock") and Ares Voting LLC ("Ares Voting") is the sole holder of the Class C common stock, $0.01 par value per share, of Ares Management ("Class C Common Stock"). The sole member of both Ares Management GP and Ares Voting is Ares Partners Holdco LLC ("Ares Partners"). Ares Partners is managed by a board of managers, which is composed of Michael Arougheti, Ryan Berry, R. Kipp deVeer, David Kaplan, Michael McFerran, Antony Ressler and Bennett Rosenthal (collectively, the "Board Members"). Mr. Ressler generally has veto authority over decisions by the Board Members.
Remarks:
This Form 4 is the second of two Forms 4 being filed relating to the same event. The Form 4 has been split into two filings because there are more than ten Reporting Persons in total, and the SEC's filing system will not accept CIK and CCC codes from more than ten joint filers of a report. Thus, in total, there are 12 joint filers: ACOF III, ACOF IV, ACOF Operating Manager III, ACOF Operating Manager IV, Ares Management LLC, Ares Management Holdings, Ares Holdco, Ares Holdings, Ares Management, Ares Voting, Ares Management GP and Ares Partners.
ARES CORPORATE OPPORTUNITIES FUND III, L.P. By: ACOF OPERATING MANAGER III, LLC Its: Manager /s/ Naseem Sagati Aghili By: Naseem Sagati Aghili Its: Authorized Signatory 06/20/2019
ARES MANAGEMENT GP LLC /s/ Naseem Sagati Aghili By: Naseem Sagati Aghili Its: Authorized Signatory 06/20/2019
ARES PARTNERS HOLDCO LLC /s/ Naseem Sagati Aghili By: Naseem Sagati Aghili Its: Authorized Signatory 06/20/2019
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