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*
McDonald Warren

(Last) (First) (Middle)
500 LAUREL STREET, SUITE 101

(Street)
BATON ROUGE LA 70801

(City) (State) (Zip)
2. Issuer Name and Ticker or Trading Symbol
Business First Bancshares, Inc. [ BFST ]
5. Relationship of Reporting Person(s) to Issuer
(Check all applicable)
Director 10% Owner
X Officer (give title below) Other (specify below)
Chief Credit Officer
3. Date of Earliest Transaction (Month/Day/Year)
01/15/2021
4. If Amendment, Date of Original Filed (Month/Day/Year)
02/02/2021
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 STOCK 01/15/2021 M 22,000 A $12 24,456(1)(2) D
COMMON STOCK 01/15/2021 F 15,319 D $22.04 9,137(1)(2) 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
STOCK OPTIONS (RIGHT TO BUY) $12 01/15/2021 M 22,000 (2) 01/15/2021 Common Stock 22,000 $0 0 D
Explanation of Responses:
1. Includes (a) 931 shares of unvested restricted stock granted on 2/1/2020, of which 459 will vest on 3/31/2021 and 472 will vest on 3/31/2022, and (b) 538 shares of unvested restricted stock granted on 3/31/2019, all of which will vest on 3/31/2021. Under the terms of the relevant restricted stock grants, the reported shares of unvested restricted stock are subject to forfeiture upon the occurrence of certain events.
2. Stock Options (Right to Buy) were structured to comply with Section 409A of the Internal Revenue Code and are exercised automatically upon the earlier of the expiration date, January 15, 2021, a change in control of the issuer, the reporting person's death or disability, or the reporting person's separation from service, and may not be exercised in any other manner.
Remarks:
This amended Form 4 is being filed to correct the transaction dates from 01/15/2020 to 01/15/2021
/s/ Heather Roemer, as attorney-in-fact for Warren McDonald 03/05/2021
** Signature of Reporting Person Date
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