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*
Versant Venture Capital VI, L.P.

(Last) (First) (Middle)
ONE SANSOME STREET, SUITE 3630

(Street)
SAN FRANCISCO CA 94104

(City) (State) (Zip)
2. Issuer Name and Ticker or Trading Symbol
Akero Therapeutics, Inc. [ AKRO ]
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)
01/02/2020
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 01/02/2020 S(1) 10,952 D $19.89(2) 4,001,759 I See footnote(17)
Common Stock 01/02/2020 S(1) 3,900 D $21.2(3) 3,997,859 I See footnote(17)
Common Stock 01/02/2020 S(1) 1,000 D $22.17(4) 3,996,859 I See footnote(17)
Common Stock 01/02/2020 J(5) 684,143 D $0 3,312,716 I See footnote(17)
Common Stock 01/02/2020 J(6) 13,683 A $0 13,683 I See footnote(7)
Common Stock 01/02/2020 J(8) 13,683 D $0 0 I See footnote(7)
Common Stock 01/02/2020 J(9) 11,803 A $0 11,803 I See footnote(10)
Common Stock 01/02/2020 J(11) 11,803 D $0 0 I See footnote(10)
Common Stock 01/03/2020 S(1) 3,100 D $19.18(12) 3,309,616 I See footnote(17)
Common Stock 01/03/2020 S(1) 100 D $20.27(13) 3,309,516 I See footnote(17)
Common Stock 01/06/2020 S(1) 4,968 D $17.68(14) 3,304,548 I See footnote(17)
Common Stock 01/06/2020 S(1) 6,101 D $18.32(15) 3,298,447 I See footnote(17)
Common Stock 01/06/2020 S(1) 42,323 D $19.93(16) 3,256,124 I See footnote(17)
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*
Versant Venture Capital VI, L.P.

(Last) (First) (Middle)
ONE SANSOME STREET, SUITE 3630

(Street)
SAN FRANCISCO CA 94104

(City) (State) (Zip)
1. Name and Address of Reporting Person*
Versant Ventures VI GP, L.P.

(Last) (First) (Middle)
ONE SANSOME STREET, SUITE 3630

(Street)
SAN FRANCISCO CA 94104

(City) (State) (Zip)
1. Name and Address of Reporting Person*
Versant Ventures VI GP-GP, LLC

(Last) (First) (Middle)
ONE SANSOME STREET, SUITE 3630

(Street)
SAN FRANCISCO CA 94104

(City) (State) (Zip)
Explanation of Responses:
1. The sales reported in this Form 4 were effected pursuant to a 10b5-1 trading plan.
2. These sales were executed in multiple trades at prices ranging from $19.56 to $20.26. The price reported above reflects the weighted average sale price. The reporting persons hereby undertake to provide full information regarding the number of shares and prices at which these sales were effected, upon request, to the staff of the Securities and Exchange Commission, the Issuer or a security holder of the Issuer.
3. These sales were executed in multiple trades at prices ranging from $20.87 to $21.56. The price reported above reflects the weighted average sale price. The reporting persons hereby undertake to provide full information regarding the number of shares and prices at which these sales were effected, upon request, to the staff of the Securities and Exchange Commission, the Issuer or a security holder of the Issuer.
4. These sales were executed in multiple trades at prices ranging from $22.00 to $22.25. The price reported above reflects the weighted average sale price. The reporting persons hereby undertake to provide full information regarding the number of shares and prices at which these sales were effected, upon request, to the staff of the Securities and Exchange Commission, the Issuer or a security holder of the Issuer.
5. Represents a pro-rata in-kind distribution of Common Stock of the Issuer by Versant Venture Capital VI, L.P. ("Versant VI") without consideration to its partners.
6. Represents a change in the form of ownership of Versant Ventures VI GP, LP ("Versant GP LP") by virtue of the receipt of shares in the pro-rata in-kind distribution of Common Stock of the Issuer for no consideration by Versant VI.
7. The shares are held by Versant GP LP. Versant GP LLC is the general partner of Versant GP LP and may be deemed to have voting and investment power over the securities held by Versant GP LP and as a result may be deemed to have beneficial ownership over such securities. Versant GP LLC disclaims beneficial ownership over these securities except to the extent of its pecuniary interest therein.
8. Represents a pro-rata in-kind distribution of Common Stock of the Issuer by Versant GP LP without consideration to its partners.
9. Represents a change in the form of ownership of Versant Ventures VI GP-GP, LLC ("Versant GP LLC") by virtue of the receipt of shares in the pro-rata in-kind distribution of Common Stock of the Issuer for no consideration by Versant GP LP.
10. The shares are held by Versant GP LLC.
11. Represents a pro-rata in-kind distribution of Common Stock of the Issuer by Versant GP LLC without consideration to its members.
12. These sales were executed in multiple trades at prices ranging from $19.00 to $19.48. The price reported above reflects the weighted average sale price. The reporting persons hereby undertake to provide full information regarding the number of shares and prices at which these sales were effected, upon request, to the staff of the Securities and Exchange Commission, the Issuer or a security holder of the Issuer.
13. These sales were executed in multiple trades at prices ranging from $20.25 to $20.32. The price reported above reflects the weighted average sale price. The reporting persons hereby undertake to provide full information regarding the number of shares and prices at which these sales were effected, upon request, to the staff of the Securities and Exchange Commission, the Issuer or a security holder of the Issuer.
14. These sales were executed in multiple trades at prices ranging from $17.00 to $17.98. The price reported above reflects the weighted average sale price. The reporting persons hereby undertake to provide full information regarding the number of shares and prices at which these sales were effected, upon request, to the staff of the Securities and Exchange Commission, the Issuer or a security holder of the Issuer.
15. These sales were executed in multiple trades at prices ranging from $18.00 to $18.99. The price reported above reflects the weighted average sale price. The reporting persons hereby undertake to provide full information regarding the number of shares and prices at which these sales were effected, upon request, to the staff of the Securities and Exchange Commission, the Issuer or a security holder of the Issuer.
16. These sales were executed in multiple trades at prices ranging from $19.55 to $20.22. The price reported above reflects the weighted average sale price. The reporting persons hereby undertake to provide full information regarding the number of shares and prices at which these sales were effected, upon request, to the staff of the Securities and Exchange Commission, the Issuer or a security holder of the Issuer.
17. These shares are owned directly by Versant VI. Versant GP LP is the general partner of Versant VI and Versant GP LLC is the general partner of Versant GP LP and the ultimate general partner of Versant VI. Versant GP LP and Versant GP LLC may be deemed to have voting and investment power over the securities held by Versant VI and as a result may be deemed to have beneficial ownership over such securities. Versant GP LP and Versant GP LLC disclaim beneficial ownership over these securities except to the extent of their respective pecuniary interests therein.
VERSANT VENTURE CAPITAL VI, L.P. By: Versant Ventures VI GP, L.P., its general partner By: Versant Ventures VI GP-GP, LLC, its general partner By: /s/ Robin L. Praeger, Managing Director 01/06/2020
VERSANT VENTURES VI GP, L.P. By: Versant Ventures VI GP-GP, LLC, its general partner Its: General Partner By: /s/ Robin L. Praeger, Managing Director 01/06/2020
VERSANT VENTURES VI GP-GP, LLC By: /s/ Robin L. Praeger, Managing Director 01/06/2020
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