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*
Doyle James Edgar

(Last) (First) (Middle)
1500 NORTH MANTUA STREET

(Street)
KENT OH 44240

(City) (State) (Zip)
2. Issuer Name and Ticker or Trading Symbol
DAVEY TREE EXPERT CO [ NONE ]
5. Relationship of Reporting Person(s) to Issuer
(Check all applicable)
Director 10% Owner
X Officer (give title below) Other (specify below)
Exec VP&GM Davey Tree Canada
3. Date of Earliest Transaction (Month/Day/Year)
03/09/2018
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 Stock 03/09/2018 A 812 A $19.1 57,737(1) D
Common Stock 06/30/2018 P V 62(2) A $16.24 57,799 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 Appreciation Rights(3) $19.1 03/09/2018 A 4,833 03/09/2019 12/31/2027 Common Stock 4,833 $0 4,833 D
Explanation of Responses:
1. Upon the achievement of certain performance criteria, performance restricted stock units (PRSUs) were granted pursuant to the Company's performance restricted stock unit program, are payable in common shares, will be fully vested on the earlier of (a) the fifth anniversary of the grant date (the transaction date herein), (b) retirement (provided that the participant has attained the age of 55 years and has had at least five years of service with the Company), (c) total or permanent disability or death, or (d) certain events of termination, and will be paid no later than March 15 following the year in which the participant retires.
2. Represents common shares purchased pursuant to the Company's Employee Stock Purchase Plan.
3. These stock appreciation rights become exercisable in five equal annual installments beginning on the first anniversary of the grant date.
Remarks:
/s/James Edgar Doyle/Christopher J. Bast, by Power of Attorney 07/11/2018
** Signature of Reporting Person Date
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