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*
Harron James Andrew

(Last) (First) (Middle)
C/O AMERICOLD REALTY TRUST
10 GLENLAKE PKWY, SOUTH TOWER, SUITE 600

(Street)
ATLANTA GA 30328

(City) (State) (Zip)
2. Issuer Name and Ticker or Trading Symbol
AMERICOLD REALTY TRUST [ COLD ]
5. Relationship of Reporting Person(s) to Issuer
(Check all applicable)
Director 10% Owner
X Officer (give title below) Other (specify below)
EVP & Chief Investment Officer
3. Date of Earliest Transaction (Month/Day/Year)
03/08/2020
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 Shares of Beneficial Interest 03/08/2020 M 1,528 A $31.48 3,663 D
Common Shares of Beneficial Interest 03/08/2020 F 529 D $31.48 3,134 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 (1) 03/08/2020 M 1,528 (1) (1) Common Shares of Beneficial Interest 1,528 $0 3,058 D
Restricted Stock Units(2) (2) 03/08/2020 A 4,447 (2) (2) Common Shares of Beneficial Interest 4,447 $0 4,447 D
Performance OP Profits Units (3)(4) 03/08/2020 A 13,342 (3)(4) (3)(4) Common Shares of Beneficial Interest 13,342 $0 $13,342 D
Explanation of Responses:
1. Each restricted stock unit ("RSU") represents the right to acquire one common share of Americold Realty Trust. The RSUs vested one-third on March 8, 2020 and the remainder will vest ratably on March 8, 2021 and 2022.
2. Each restricted stock unit ("RSU") represents the right to acquire one common share of Americold Realty Trust. The RSU's will vest ratably on March 8, 2021, 2022 and 2023.
3. Represents performance-based OP Profits Units ("Performance OP Profits Units") of Americold Realty Operating Partnership, L.P.(the "Operating Partnership'). Payout of the Performance OP Profits Units will be determined based upon a comparison of the Company's total shareholder return ("TSR") on a relative basis to the MSCI U.S. REIT Index at the end of the applicable performance period (Jan 1, 2020 - Dec 31, 2022). The Performance OP Profits Units will vest, if at all, at the end of the 3-year period contingent upon the achievement of the pre-established TSR goal. The Performance OP Profits Units were issued to the reporting person pursuant to the Americold Realty Trust 2017 Equity Plan.
4. Conditioned upon minimum allocations to the capital accounts of the Performance OP Profits Units for federal income tax purposes, each vested Performance OP Profits Unit may be converted, at the election of the holder, into a common unit of limited partnership interest in the Operating Partnership (a "Common Unit"). Each Common Unit acquired upon conversion of a vested Performance OP Profits Unit may be presented for redemption, at the election of the holder, for cash equal to the then fair market value of a common share of Americold Realty Trust (the "Company") (the "Common Shares"), except that the Company may, at its election, acquire each Common Unit so presented for one Common Share. The rights to convert vested Performance OP Profits Units into Common Units and redeem Common Units have no expiration dates.
Remarks:
/s/ James C. Snyder, Jr., attorney-in-fact 03/10/2020
** Signature of Reporting Person Date
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