SEC Form 3
FORM 3 UNITED STATES SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549

INITIAL STATEMENT OF BENEFICIAL OWNERSHIP OF SECURITIES

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*
BAUPOST GROUP LLC/MA

(Last) (First) (Middle)
10 ST. JAMES AVENUE
SUITE 1700

(Street)
BOSTON MA 02116

(City) (State) (Zip)
2. Date of Event Requiring Statement (Month/Day/Year)
10/02/2018
3. Issuer Name and Ticker or Trading Symbol
VIASAT INC [ VSAT ]
4. Relationship of Reporting Person(s) to Issuer
(Check all applicable)
Director X 10% Owner
Officer (give title below) Other (specify below)
5. 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 Beneficially Owned
1. Title of Security (Instr. 4) 2. Amount of Securities Beneficially Owned (Instr. 4) 3. Ownership Form: Direct (D) or Indirect (I) (Instr. 5) 4. Nature of Indirect Beneficial Ownership (Instr. 5)
$0.0001 par value common stock 13,732,068 I See footnote 1.(1)(2)
Table II - Derivative Securities Beneficially Owned
(e.g., puts, calls, warrants, options, convertible securities)
1. Title of Derivative Security (Instr. 4) 2. Date Exercisable and Expiration Date (Month/Day/Year) 3. Title and Amount of Securities Underlying Derivative Security (Instr. 4) 4. Conversion or Exercise Price of Derivative Security 5. Ownership Form: Direct (D) or Indirect (I) (Instr. 5) 6. Nature of Indirect Beneficial Ownership (Instr. 5)
Date Exercisable Expiration Date Title Amount or Number of Shares
1. Name and Address of Reporting Person*
BAUPOST GROUP LLC/MA

(Last) (First) (Middle)
10 ST. JAMES AVENUE
SUITE 1700

(Street)
BOSTON MA 02116

(City) (State) (Zip)
1. Name and Address of Reporting Person*
KLARMAN SETH A

(Last) (First) (Middle)
10 ST. JAMES AVENUE
SUITE 1700

(Street)
BOSTON MA 02116

(City) (State) (Zip)
1. Name and Address of Reporting Person*
Baupost Group GP, L.L.C.

(Last) (First) (Middle)
10 ST. JAMES AVENUE
SUITE 1700

(Street)
BOSTON MA 02116

(City) (State) (Zip)
Explanation of Responses:
1. This statement on Form 3 is being jointly filed by The Baupost Group, L.L.C. ("Baupost"), Baupost Group GP, L.L.C. ("Baupost GP") and Seth A. Klarman ("Mr. Klarman") (collectively, the "Reporting Persons"). Baupost is a registered investment adviser. The principal business of Baupost is to act as an investment adviser to various private investment limited partnerships. Baupost GP, as the manager of Baupost, and Mr. Klarman, as the sole managing member of Baupost GP and a controlling person of Baupost, may be deemed to have beneficial ownership under Section 13 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the "Exchange Act"), of the securities beneficially owned by Baupost. Securities reported on this Form 3 as being beneficially owned by Baupost were purchased on behalf of certain of such partnerships.
2. (Continued from footnote 1) The Reporting Persons disclaim beneficial ownership of the securities indicated except to the extent of their pecuniary interest therein, and the reporting herein of such securities shall not be construed as an admission that the Reporting Persons are the beneficial owners thereof for purposes of Section 16 of the Exchange Act or for any other purpose.
Seth A. Klarman 10/04/2018
Seth A. Klarman 10/04/2018
Seth A. Klarman 10/04/2018
** Signature of Reporting Person Date
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