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 * Akins Martin P. 2. Issuer Name and Ticker or Trading Symbol Exela Technologies, Inc. [ XELA ] 5. Relationship of Reporting Person(s) to Issuer (Check all applicable)__X__ Director                    _____ 10% Owner
_____ Officer (give title below)    _____ Other (specify below)
(Last)         (First)         (Middle)
C/O EXELA TECHNOLOGIES, INC.,, 2701 E. GRAUWYLER RD.
3. Date of Earliest Transaction (MM/DD/YYYY)
12/29/2020
(Street)
IRVING,, TX 75061
(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  12/29/2020    M    76995  A  (1) 76995  D   

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
Restricted Stock Units   (1) 12/29/2020    M        39683    (2)  (2) Common Stock  39683  $0  79364  D   
Restricted Stock Units   (1) 12/29/2020    M        37312    (3)  (3) Common Stock  37312  $0  0  D   

Explanation of Responses:
(1)  Each restricted stock unit represents the right to receive, following vesting, one share of Common Stock.
(2)  On August 13, 2019, the reporting person was granted 119,047 restricted stock units as non-employee director equity compensation pursuant to the terms and conditions of the Company's Director Compensation Policy and 2018 Stock Incentive Plan. The remainder of this award will vest in equal installments immediately prior to each of the 2021 and 2022 annual meetings of the Company.
(3)  On August 13, 2019, the reporting person was granted 37,312 restricted stock units as non-employee director equity compensation pursuant to the terms and conditions of the Company's Director Compensation Policy and 2018 Stock Incentive Plan. This award has vested in full and such vested restricted stock units settled for shares of Common Stock.

Reporting Owners
Reporting Owner Name / Address
Relationships
Director 10% Owner Officer Other
Akins Martin P.
C/O EXELA TECHNOLOGIES, INC.,
2701 E. GRAUWYLER RD.
IRVING,, TX 75061
X



Signatures
/s/ Martin P. Akins 12/31/2020
**Signature of Reporting Person Date
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