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Form 4 Stellar Bancorp, Inc. For: Oct 01 Filed by: Vitulli, III Ramon A.

October 4, 2022 9:54 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 *
Vitulli, III Ramon A.

(Last) (First) (Middle)
9 GREENWAY PLAZA, SUITE 110

(Street)
HOUSTON TX 77046

(City) (State) (Zip)
2. Issuer Name and Ticker or Trading Symbol
Stellar Bancorp, Inc. [ STEL ]
5. Relationship of Reporting Person(s) to Issuer
(Check all applicable)
Director 10% Owner
X Officer (give title below) Other (specify below)
President
3. Date of Earliest Transaction (Month/Day/Year)
10/01/2022
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 10/01/2022   A   56,178 A (1) 56,178 D  
Common Stock 10/01/2022   F (2)   3,495 D (1) 52,683 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
Employee Stock Option (right to buy) $ 14.11 10/01/2022   A   13,262     (3) 04/24/2024 Common Stock 13,262 (4) 13,262 D  
Explanation of Responses:
1. Shares received in exchange for shares of Allegiance Bancshares, Inc. ("Allegiance"). On October 1, 2022, pursuant to an Agreement and Plan of Merger (the "Merger Agreement"), Allegiance merged with and into Stellar Bancorp, Inc., formerly CBTX, Inc. ("Stellar"), with Stellar as the surviving entity (the "Merger"). Pursuant to the Merger Agreement, each issued and outstanding share of Allegiance common stock was converted into the right to receive 1.4184 shares of Stellar common stock ("Exchange Ratio").
2. Represents shares withheld to satisfy tax liability for vesting of restricted shares of common stock in connection with the closing of the Merger.
3. Currently exercisable.
4. Pursuant to the Merger Agreement, at the effective time of the Merger, each outstanding option to purchase Allegiance common stock fully vested and was automatically converted into an option to purchase a number of shares of Stellar common stock equal to the number of shares of Allegiance common stock subject to such option multiplied by the Exchange Ratio, and having a per share exercise price equal to the per share exercise price for shares of Allegiance common stock subject to such option divided by the Exchange Ratio.
/s/ Justin M. Long, attorney-in-fact 10/04/2022
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