Form 4 Velodyne Lidar, Inc. For: Jun 09 Filed by: Vella Michael

June 11, 2021 8:54 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 *
Vella Michael

(Last) (First) (Middle)
5521 HELLYER AVENUE

(Street)
SAN JOSE CA 95138

(City) (State) (Zip)
2. Issuer Name and Ticker or Trading Symbol
Velodyne Lidar, Inc. [ VLDR ]
5. Relationship of Reporting Person(s) to Issuer
(Check all applicable)
Director 10% Owner
X Officer (give title below) Other (specify below)
Gen.Cnsl. & Acting Secty
3. Date of Earliest Transaction (Month/Day/Year)
06/09/2021
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 06/09/2021   M (1)   29,596 A (1) 57,802 D  
Common Stock 06/10/2021   S (2)   10,373 D $ 11.384 47,429 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
Restricted Stock Unit (3) 06/09/2021   M     25,705   (4)   (4) Common Stock 25,705 $ 0 51,413 D  
Restricted Stock Unit (5) 06/09/2021   M     3,891   (5)   (5) Common Stock 3,891 $ 0 58,372 D  
Explanation of Responses:
1. The Reporting Person was granted restricted stock units ("RSUs") which represent a contingent right to receive one share of Common Stock for each RSU. The shares were issued pursuant to vested RSUs released on June 9, 2021.
2. The sales reported on this Form 4 represent shares required to be sold by the Reporting Person to cover tax withholding obligations in connection with the previously reported vesting and settlement of RSUs. These sales are mandated by the Issuer's election under its equity incentive plans to require the satisfaction of tax withholding obligations to be funded by a "sell to cover" transaction and do not represent discretionary trades by the Reporting Person.
3. The Reporting Person received RSUs in connection with the merger described in that certain Agreement and Plan of Merger, dated as of July 2, 2020 (the "Merger"), and amended on August 20, 2020, by and among Graf Industrial Corp., a Delaware corporation now known as Velodyne Lidar, Inc. ("New Velodyne"), VL Merger Sub Inc., a Delaware corporation, and Velodyne Lidar, Inc., a Delaware corporation now known as Velodyne Lidar USA, Inc.
4. The RSUs were received in exchange for 35,000 restricted stock units in Velodyne Lidar, Inc. in connection with the Merger. Subject to the satisfaction of both a liquidity event requirement and service-based requirement, each RSU represents the right to receive one share of common stock. The liquidity-event requirement was deemed satisfied by the Board of Directors of New Velodyne in October 2020 and the service-based requirement will be or, as applicable, was satisfied with respect to 25% of the RSUs when the Reporting Person remains or, as applicable, remained in continuous service through the one-year anniversary of May 13, 2020 and with respect to 6.25% of the RSUs when the Reporting Person completes or, as applicable, completed each three (3) months of continuous service thereafter.
5. The Reporting Person was granted RSUs which represent a contingent right to receive one share of Common Stock for each RSU. The RSU shall vest with respect to 6.25% of the RSUs on each company quarterly vesting dates after February 28, 2021, provided the Reporting Person remains in continuous service on each vesting date. Quarterly vesting dates are February 28, May 28, August 28 and November 28.
/s/ Tracey Mastropoalo, Attorney-in-Fact 06/11/2021
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