FORM 4 [ ] Check this box if no longer subject to Section 16. Form 4 or Form 5 obligations may continue. See Instruction 1(b).         
UNITED STATES SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
STATEMENT OF CHANGES IN BENEFICIAL OWNERSHIP OF SECURITIES
                                                                                  
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Filed pursuant to Section 16(a) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 or Section 30(h) of the Investment Company Act of 1940
                      
1. Name and Address of Reporting Person * Collier William H. 2. Issuer Name and Ticker or Trading Symbol Arbutus Biopharma Corp [ ABUS ] 5. Relationship of Reporting Person(s) to Issuer (Check all applicable)__X__ Director                    _____ 10% Owner
__X__ Officer (give title below)    _____ Other (specify below)
President and CEO
(Last)         (First)         (Middle)
C/O ARBUTUS BIOPHARMA CORPORATION, 701 VETERANS CIRCLE
3. Date of Earliest Transaction (MM/DD/YYYY)
5/28/2020
(Street)
WARMINSTER, PA 18974
(City)       (State)       (Zip)
4. If Amendment, Date Original Filed (MM/DD/YYYY)
 
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. Trans. Date 2A. Deemed Execution Date, if any 3. Trans. 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 Beneficially Owned (e.g., puts, calls, warrants, options, convertible securities)
1. Title of Derivate Security
(Instr. 3)
2. Conversion or Exercise Price of Derivative Security 3. Trans. Date 3A. Deemed Execution Date, if any 4. Trans. 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 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 of Derivative Security: 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
Stock Options  $3.35 (1) 5/28/2020 (2)   A     262313       (3) 2/17/2030  Common Stock  262313.0  $0  262313  D   

Explanation of Responses:
(1)  Reflects the closing price of the Company's common shares on the Nasdaq Stock Market on February 14, 2020, the trading day immediately preceding the date the option grant was approved by the Executive Compensation and Human Resources Committee of the Board of Directors (the "Committee") of Arbutus Biopharma Corporation, subject to shareholder approval of an amendment to the Registrant's 2016 Omnibus Share and Incentive Plan (the "Plan Amendment").
(2)  The option grant was approved by the Committee on February 17, 2020, subject to shareholder approval of the Plan Amendment. The Registrant's shareholders approved the Plan Amendment on May 28, 2020.
(3)  The stock option will vest and become exercisable as to 3/48ths of the common shares on the grant date and an additional 1/48th of the total original common shares on the 17th day of each of the next 45 months.

Reporting Owners
Reporting Owner Name / Address
Relationships
Director 10% Owner Officer Other
Collier William H.
C/O ARBUTUS BIOPHARMA CORPORATION
701 VETERANS CIRCLE
WARMINSTER, PA 18974
X
President and CEO

Signatures
/s/ David C. Hastings as attorney-in-fact for William H. Collier 6/1/2020
**Signature of Reporting Person Date
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