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 * Breeden Richard C 2. Issuer Name and Ticker or Trading Symbol STERIS plc [ STE ] 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 70 SIR JOHN ROGERSON'S QUAY
3. Date of Earliest Transaction (MM/DD/YYYY)
3/5/2020
(Street)
DUBLIN, L2 2
(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
Ordinary Shares  3/5/2020    M    3133  A $32.34  31681  D   
Ordinary Shares                 72242  I  See Footnote Below. (1)(2)

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
Director Stock Option (right to buy)  $32.34  3/5/2020    M        3133    (3) 8/4/2020  Ordinary Shares  3133  $0.00  0  D   

Explanation of Responses:
(1)  Richard C. Breeden is the managing member of Breeden Capital Partners LLC, and managing member and chairman and chief executive officer of Breeden Capital Management LLC. Breeden Capital Partners LLC is in turn the general partner of Breeden Partners L.P. (the "Fund").
(2)  Pursuant to Rule 16a-1(a)(2)(ii)(B) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, Mr. Breeden in his capacity as managing member, as well as chairman and chief executive officer of Breeden Capital Management LLC and as the managing member of Breeden Capital Partners LLC, may be deemed to be the indirect beneficial owner of the ordinary shares owned by the Fund and its General Partner, and may be deemed to have beneficial ownership of all such shares.
(3)  This option to purchase 3,133 STERIS ordinary shares, which is fully vested, was received in conjunction with the Redomiciliation of the entity organized under the laws of the U.K. and formerly named STERIS plc ("Old STERIS") in exchange for an option to purchase 3,133 Old STERIS ordinary shares for $32.34 per share, subject to the same terms and conditions as the original Old STERIS stock option, except as otherwise required by law.

Reporting Owners
Reporting Owner Name / Address
Relationships
Director 10% Owner Officer Other
Breeden Richard C
C/O 70 SIR JOHN ROGERSON'S QUAY
DUBLIN, L2 2
X



Signatures
/s/ Ronald E. Snyder, Authorized Representative under Power of Attorney 3/5/2020
**Signature of Reporting Person Date
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