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*
Thompson Peter A.

(Last) (First) (Middle)


(City) (State) (Zip)
2. Issuer Name and Ticker or Trading Symbol
Adaptimmune Therapeutics PLC [ ADAP ]
5. Relationship of Reporting Person(s) to Issuer
(Check all applicable)
X Director 10% Owner
Officer (give title below) Other (specify below)
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
American Depositary Shares representing Ordinary Shares(1) 05/14/2018 S 10,300 D $13.5(2) 5,091,010 I See Footnotes(3)(4)
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
Explanation of Responses:
1. Each American Depositary Share ("ADS") represents six ordinary shares, nominal value GBP 0.001 per share, of the Issuer. OrbiMed Private Investments V, LP ("OPI V") is the holder of record of the securities reported on this Form 4. OPI V's holdings consist of 25,408,300 ordinary shares held directly, and 856,293 ADSs representing 5,137,758 ordinary shares. Column 5 reports such holdings on an aggregate basis in terms of the corresponding number of ADSs.
2. The price reported in Column 4 is a weighted average price. These shares of the Issuer's common stock ("Shares") were sold in multiple transactions at prices ranging from $13.50 to $13.51 inclusive. Upon request, the Reporting Persons undertakes to provide the Issuer, any security holder of the Issuer, or the Securities and Exchange Commission (the "SEC") full information regarding the Shares purchased at each separate price within the range set forth in this footnote. Advisors exercised this investment and voting power through a management committee comprised of Carl L. Gordon, Sven H. Borho and Jonathan T. Silverstein, each of whom disclaims beneficial ownership of the Shares held by OPI V.
3. These securities are held of record by OPI V. OrbiMed Capital GP V LLC ("GP V") is the sole general partner of OPI V, and OrbiMed Advisors LLC ("Advisors"), a registered adviser under the Investment Advisors Act of 1940, as amended, is the sole managing member of GP V. By virtue of such relationships, GP V and Advisors may be deemed to have voting and investment power with respect to the securities held by OPI V noted above and as a result may be deemed to beneficially own such securities for purposes of Rule 13d-3 under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the "Exchange Act"). The Reporting Person is a Private Equity Partner of Advisors.
4. Each of GP V, Advisors, and the Reporting Person disclaims beneficial ownership of the securities reported herein for purposes of Rule 16a-1(a) under the Exchange Act, except to the extent of its or his pecuniary interest therein, if any. This report on Form 4 shall not be deemed an admission that any such entity or person, including the Reporting Person, is a beneficial owner of such securities for the purpose of Section 16 of the Exchange Act, or for any other purpose.
/s/ Peter A. Thompson 05/16/2018
** Signature of Reporting Person Date
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