Form 4 ION GEOPHYSICAL CORP For: Sep 16 Filed by: Gates Capital Management GP, LLC

September 20, 2021 6:22 PM EDT

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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 *
Gates Capital Management, Inc.

(Last) (First) (Middle)
1177 AVE. OF THE AMERICAS
46TH FLOOR

(Street)
NEW YORK NY 10036

(City) (State) (Zip)
2. Issuer Name and Ticker or Trading Symbol
ION GEOPHYSICAL CORP [ IO ]
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)
09/16/2021
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, par value $0.01 per share ("Common Stock") 09/16/2021   S   968,747 D $ 1.63 (1) 3,744,607 I See footnote (4)
Common Stock 09/17/2021   S   241,084 D $ 1.45 (2) 3,503,523 I See footnote (4)
Common Stock 09/20/2021   S   202,420 D $ 1.34 (3) 3,301,103 I See footnote (4)
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
Explanation of Responses:
1. The price reported in Column 4 is a weighted average price. These shares were sold in multiple transactions at prices ranging from $1.51 to $1.79, inclusive. The Reporting Persons undertake to provide to ION Geophysical Corporation (the "Issuer"), any security holder of the Issuer, or the staff of the Securities and Exchange Commission, upon request, full information regarding the number of shares sold at each separate price within the range set forth herein.
2. The price reported in Column 4 is a weighted average price. These shares were sold in multiple transactions at prices ranging from $1.43 to $1.47, inclusive. The Reporting Persons undertake to provide to the Issuer, any security holder of the Issuer, or the staff of the Securities and Exchange Commission, upon request, full information regarding the number of shares sold at each separate price within the range set forth herein.
3. The price reported in Column 4 is a weighted average price. These shares were sold in multiple transactions at prices ranging from $1.32 to $1.36, inclusive. The Reporting Persons undertake to provide to the Issuer, any security holder of the Issuer, or the staff of the Securities and Exchange Commission, upon request, full information regarding the number of shares sold at each separate price within the range set forth herein.
4. Gates Capital Management, L.P. ("Gates Capital"), acts as the investment manager to certain funds (the "Gates Capital Funds") directly holding the securities reported herein. Gates Capital Management GP, LLC (the "General Partner") is the general partner of Gates Capital. Gates Capital Management, Inc. (the "Corporation"), is the managing member of the General Partner. Jeffrey L. Gates serves as President of the Corporation. Each of Gates Capital, the General Partner, the Corporation and Jeffrey L. Gates, may be deemed to share beneficial ownership of the securities reported herein. Each of Gates Capital, the General Partner, the Corporation and Jeffrey L. Gates, disclaims beneficial ownership of the securities reported herein except to the extent of its or his pecuniary interests therein, if any.
Gates Capital Management, L.P., By: Gates Capital Management GP, LLC, its general partner, By: Gates Capital Management, Inc., its managing member, By: /s/ Jeffrey L. Gates, President 09/20/2021
** Signature of Reporting Person Date
Gates Capital Management GP, LLC, By: Gates Capital Management, Inc., its managing member, By: /s/ Jeffrey L. Gates, President 09/20/2021
** Signature of Reporting Person Date
Gates Capital Management, Inc., By: /s/ Jeffrey L. Gates, President 09/20/2021
** Signature of Reporting Person Date
Jeffrey L. Gates, By: /s/ Jeffrey L. Gates 09/20/2021
** Signature of Reporting Person Date
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