SEC FORM 4 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*
RILEY BRYANT R

(Last) (First) (Middle)
C/O B. RILEY FINANCIAL, INC.
21255 BURBANK BLVD, SUITE 400

(Street)
WOODLAND HILLS CA 91367

(City) (State) (Zip)
2. Issuer Name and Ticker or Trading Symbol
B. Riley Financial, Inc. [ RILY ]
5. Relationship of Reporting Person(s) to Issuer
(Check all applicable)
X Director X 10% Owner
X Officer (give title below) Other (specify below)
Chairman and CEO
3. Date of Earliest Transaction (Month/Day/Year)
03/16/2018
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
Common Stock 03/16/2018 P 221,181(1) A $18.25 4,287,439 D(2)
Common Stock 69,217 I By B. Riley and Co., LLC 401(k) Profit Sharing Plan FBO Bryant Riley.
Common Stock 200,000 I By the Robert Antin Children IrrevocableTrust(3)
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
Explanation of Responses:
1. Shares were acquired from an unaffiliated stockholder in a negotiated, private purchase transaction.
2. Bryant Riley beneficially owns 4,285,259 shares directly or jointly with his wife and beneficially owns 2,180 shares in custodial accounts for his children.
3. Held of record by the Robert Antin Children Irrevocable Trust Dtd 1/1/01 (the "Trust"). Mr. Riley, as Trustee may be deemed to beneficially own the shares held by the Trust.
/s/ Bryant R. Riley 03/19/2018
** Signature of Reporting Person Date
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