SEC Form 4
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*
Capriles Alberto

(Last) (First) (Middle)
220 ALHAMBRA CIRCLE

(Street)
CORAL GABLES FL 33134

(City) (State) (Zip)
2. Issuer Name and Ticker or Trading Symbol
Amerant Bancorp Inc. [ AMTB ]
5. Relationship of Reporting Person(s) to Issuer
(Check all applicable)
Director 10% Owner
X Officer (give title below) Other (specify below)
SEVP Chief Risk Officer
3. Date of Earliest Transaction (Month/Day/Year)
02/16/2024
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
Class A Common Stock 02/16/2024 M 5,129 A $0(1) 25,512.01(2) D
Class A Common Stock 02/16/2024 M 10,863 A $0(3) 36,375.01 D
Class A Common Stock 02/16/2024 F 6,294(4) D $22.49 30,081.01 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 Units LTI 2021 $0(1) 02/16/2024 M 2,340 (5) (5) Class A Common Stock 2,340 $0 0 D
Restricted Stock Units LTI 2022 $0(1) 02/16/2024 M 1,217 (6) (6) Class A Common Stock 1,217 $0 1,217 D
Restricted Stock Units LTI 2023 $0(1) 02/16/2024 M 1,572 (7) (7) Class A Common Stock 1,572 $0 3,146 D
Performance Based Restricted Stock Units LTI 2021 $0(3) 02/16/2024 M 10,863 (8) (8) Class A Common Stock 10,863 $0 0 D
Restricted Stock Units LTI 2024 $0(1) 02/16/2024 A 6,249 (9) (9) Class A Common Stock 6,249 $0 6,249 D
Performance Based Restricted Stock Units LTI 2024 $0(3) 02/16/2024 A 9,373 (10) (10) Class A Common Stock 9,373 $0 9,373 D
Explanation of Responses:
1. Each restricted stock unit ("RSU") is the economic equivalent of one share of Class A Common Stock.
2. Includes 428.65 shares acquired under the Amerant Bancorp Inc. Employee Stock Purchase Plan on November 30, 2023.
3. Each performance-based restricted stock unit ("PSU") is the economic equivalent of one share of Class A Common Stock.
4. Reflects the shares of Class A Common Stock that were surrendered in order to satisfy the reporting person's tax withholding obligation upon the vesting of RSUs and PSUs.
5. On February 16, 2021, Mr. Capriles was awarded 7,019 RSUs, each representing the right to receive, following vesting, one share of Class A Common Stock. The award vests in substantially equal installments on each of the first three anniversaries of the date of grant, provided that Mr. Capriles remains in the continuous service of the Company or a subsidiary through each such date.
6. On February 16, 2022, Mr. Capriles was awarded 3,650 RSUs, each representing the right to receive, following vesting, one share of Class A Common Stock. The award vests in substantially equal installments on each of the first three anniversaries of the date of grant, provided that Mr. Capriles remains in the continuous service of the Company or a subsidiary through each such date.
7. On February 16, 2023, Mr. Capriles was awarded 4,718 RSUs, each representing the right to receive, following vesting, one share of Class A Common Stock. The award vests in substantially equal installments on each of the first three anniversaries of the date of grant, provided that Mr. Capriles remains in the continuous service of the Company or a subsidiary through each such date.
8. Represents PSUs that have vested and settled in shares of Class A Common Stock. Pursuant to the terms of the award, the total includes 150% of the original award plus shares equivalent in value to accumulated dividends. The vesting of these PSUs was based on the issuer's relative total shareholder return for the 3-year period beginning January 1, 2021 and ended on December 31, 2023.
9. On February 16, 2024, Mr. Capriles was awarded 6,249 RSUs, each representing the right to receive, following vesting, one share of Class A Common Stock. The award vests in substantially equal installments on each of the first three anniversaries of the date of grant, provided that Mr. Capriles remains in the continuous service of the Company or a subsidiary through each such date.
10. PSUs awarded to Mr. Capriles, each representing the right to receive, following vesting, one share of Class A Common Stock. The actual number of PSUs earned shall be based on the achievement of the Relative Total Shareholder Return at a Threshold, Target or Maximum level set by the Compensation and Human Capital Committee for a 3-year period beginning January 1, 2024 and ending on December 31, 2026, and in general can range from 50% to 150% of the PSUs. The number reported reflects the maximum number of PSUs Mr. Capriles may earn.
Remarks:
/s/ Julio V. Pena, as Attorney-in-Fact for Alberto Capriles 02/21/2024
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