Form 4 Riot Platforms, Inc. For: Feb 22 Filed by: Les Jason

February 26, 2024 7:27 PM EST
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
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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 *
Les Jason

(Last) (First) (Middle)


(City) (State) (Zip)
2. Issuer Name and Ticker or Trading Symbol
Riot Platforms, Inc. [ RIOT ]
5. Relationship of Reporting Person(s) to Issuer
(Check all applicable)
X Director 10% Owner
X Officer (give title below) Other (specify below)
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
Common Stock 02/22/2024   F   15,754 (1) D $ 15.73 7,352,924 D  
Common Stock 02/22/2024   D   298,334 (2) D $ 0 7,054,590 D  
Common Stock               1,069,911 I See Footnote (3)
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. Shares surrendered to the Issuer, in accordance with Rule 16b-3 under the Exchange Act, to cover tax liabilities incident to the vesting of 30,000 performance-based restricted shares of the Issuer's Common Stock, previously issued to the Reporting Person as restricted stock awards, which were eligible to vest, if at all, based on the Issuer's achievement of performance objectives established under the Issuer's 2019 Equity Plan as of August 12, 2021 (the "Performance Program"), as previously reported on Form 4 by the Reporting Person. Pursuant to the equity award agreements between the Issuer and the Reporting Person covering such awards, vested shares may be surrendered to the Issuer by the Reporting Person to cover applicable taxes incurred in connection with the vesting of such shares, as authorized and approved by the Issuer's Compensation and Human Resources Committee, which administers the Plan.
2. Represents the return to the Issuer of the performance-based restricted shares of Common Stock originally awarded to the Reporting Person pursuant to the Performance Program which remained unvested as of the end of such Performance Program, as of February 22, 2024. Pursuant to the award agreement covering such award, any shares of restricted Common Stock remaining unvested as of the end of such Performance Program were automatically forfeited and returned to the Issuer, without consideration therefor.
3. Shares held of record in trust by Jason M. Les, Trustee of The Jason M. Les Trust, dated March 8, 2021.
/s/ Alexander K. Travis, Attorney-in-Fact for Jason Les 02/26/2024
** Signature of Reporting Person Date
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