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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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*
Novartis Bioventures Ltd

(Last) (First) (Middle)
C/O NOVARTIS INTERNATIONAL
AG WSJ-200.220

(Street)
BASEL V8 CH-4002

(City) (State) (Zip)
2. Issuer Name and Ticker or Trading Symbol
Ra Pharmaceuticals, Inc. [ RARX ]
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)
05/16/2017
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 05/16/2017 S 20,081 D $26.3296(1) 2,440,956 D(2)
Common Stock 05/17/2017 S 22,534 D $25.5126(1) 2,418,422 D(2)
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*
Novartis Bioventures Ltd

(Last) (First) (Middle)
C/O NOVARTIS INTERNATIONAL
AG WSJ-200.220

(Street)
BASEL V8 CH-4002

(City) (State) (Zip)
1. Name and Address of Reporting Person*
NOVARTIS AG

(Last) (First) (Middle)
LICHTSTRASSE 35

(Street)
BASEL V8 4056

(City) (State) (Zip)
Explanation of Responses:
1. Reflects sales of ordinary shares executed in multiple transactions at prices ranging from $25.45 to $26.73 on May 16, 2017 and $25.00 to $26.73 on May 17, 2017. The prices reported reflect the weighted average sale prices. The Reporting Persons hereby undertake to provide upon request to the Securities and Exchange Commission staff, the Issuer or a security holder of the Issuer full information regarding the number of shares and prices at which the sales were effected.
2. The board of directors of Novartis Bioventures Ltd. has sole voting and investment control and power over such securities. None of the members of its board of directors has individual voting or investment power with respect to such securities and each disclaims beneficial ownership of such securities. Novartis Bioventures Ltd. is an indirectly owned subsidiary of Novartis AG.
Remarks:
/s/ Simon Zivi, Authorized Signatory /s/ Laurieann Chaikowsky, Authorized Signatory 05/18/2017
/s/ Simon Zivi, Authorized Signatory /s/ Laurieann Chaikowsky, Authorized Signatory 05/18/2017
** Signature of Reporting Person Date
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