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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1. Name and Address of Reporting Person*
Abate Christopher J

(Last) (First) (Middle)


(City) (State) (Zip)
2. Issuer Name and Ticker or Trading Symbol
5. Relationship of Reporting Person(s) to Issuer
(Check all applicable)
X Director 10% Owner
X Officer (give title below) Other (specify below)
Chief Executive Officer
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
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
Deferred Stock Units $16.62(1) 05/22/2018 A(2) 15,042 (3) (4) Common Stock 15,042 $0.0 15,042 D
Performance Stock Units(5) $15.2(6) 05/22/2018 A(2) 16,447(7) (8) (9) Common Stock 16,447 $0.0 16,447 D
Explanation of Responses:
1. Represents fair market value RWT common stock on transaction date under the 2014 Incentive Award Plan.
2. This transaction relates to the grant of performance stock units or deferred stock units approved by the Compensation Committee of the Board of Directors to Mr. Abate in connection with his promotion to the role of Chief Executive Officer, effective on May 22, 2018.
3. 25% vests 7/1/2019, 6.25% every quarter thereafter. Fully vested 5/21/2022.
4. No expiration date is applicable to deferred stock units.
5. This transaction relates to the grant of Performance Stock Units ("PSUs"), which are performance-based equity awards. The number of underlying shares of common stock of Redwood Trust, Inc. ("Common Stock") that vest and that the recipient becomes entitled to receive at the time of vesting will generally range from 0% to 200% of a target number of PSUs granted, contingent on the achievement of a pre-established performance metric (with the target number of PSUs granted being adjusted to reflect the value of any dividends on Common Stock declared during the vesting period). Vesting of these PSUs will generally occur at the end of three years (on May 21, 2021) based on three-year total stockholder return. Please refer to Item 5.02(e) of the Current Report on Form 8-K filed on May 23, 2018 by Redwood Trust, Inc. for a description of the terms of these PSUs, which Item 5.02(e) qualifies, in its entirety, the description set forth in this footnote (5) and footnote (6) below.
6. Represents grant date fair value of the PSUs issued.
7. Represents the target number of PSUs granted.
8. Vested shares, if any, will be delivered to the Participant no later than August 31, 2021.
9. No expiration date is applicable to performance stock units.
Attorney-In-Fact: /s/ Andrew P. Stone 05/24/2018
** Signature of Reporting Person Date
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