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 * Santos Esteban 2. Issuer Name and Ticker or Trading Symbol AMGEN INC [ AMGN ] 5. Relationship of Reporting Person(s) to Issuer (Check all applicable)_____ Director                    _____ 10% Owner
__X__ Officer (give title below)    _____ Other (specify below)
EVP, Operations
(Last)         (First)         (Middle)
ONE AMGEN CENTER DRIVE
3. Date of Earliest Transaction (MM/DD/YYYY)
8/1/2020
(Street)
THOUSAND OAKS, CA 91320-1799
(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
Common Stock  8/1/2020    F    2165  D $244.67  44376 (1)(2) D   
Common Stock                 760.634 (3) I  401K Plan 

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

Explanation of Responses:
(1)  These shares include the following Restricted Stock Units (RSUs) granted under the Company's equity plans: 1,171 RSUs which vest on 5/1/2021; 2,114 RSUs which vest in installments of 1,041 on 4/27/2021 and 1,073 on 4/27/2022; 3,947 RSUs which vest in installments of 1,302 on 5/3/2021, 1,303 on 5/3/2022 and 1,342 on 5/3/2023; and 3,384 RSUs which vest in installments of 1,116 on 5/5/2022, 1,117 on 5/5/2023 and 1,151 on 5/5/2024. Vested RSUs will be paid in shares of the Company's common stock on a one-to-one basis.
(2)  These shares include 424 Dividend Equivalents (DEs) granted pursuant to the Amgen Inc. Amended and Restated 2009 Equity Incentive Plan and subject to a qualifying dividend reinvestment plan. DEs are credited to the reporting person's unvested RSUs and are paid out in shares of the Company's common stock on a one-to-one basis according to the vesting schedule, along with a cash payment for any remaining fractional share amount.
(3)  These shares are acquired under the Company's 401(k) Plan and represent interests in the Company's stock fund as of this filing.

Reporting Owners
Reporting Owner Name / Address
Relationships
Director 10% Owner Officer Other
Santos Esteban
ONE AMGEN CENTER DRIVE
THOUSAND OAKS, CA 91320-1799


EVP, Operations

Signatures
/s/ Andrea A. Robinson, Attorney-in-Fact for Mr. Santos 8/3/2020
**Signature of Reporting Person Date
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