SEC FORM 3 SEC Form 3
FORM 3 UNITED STATES SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549

INITIAL STATEMENT OF BENEFICIAL OWNERSHIP OF SECURITIES

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*
Novo A/S

(Last) (First) (Middle)
TUBORG HAVNEVEJ 19

(Street)
HELLERUP G7 2900

(City) (State) (Zip)
2. Date of Event Requiring Statement (Month/Day/Year)
05/07/2014
3. Issuer Name and Ticker or Trading Symbol
ALDER BIOPHARMACEUTICALS INC [ ALDR ]
4. Relationship of Reporting Person(s) to Issuer
(Check all applicable)
Director X 10% Owner
Officer (give title below) X Other (specify below)
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5. 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 Beneficially Owned
1. Title of Security (Instr. 4) 2. Amount of Securities Beneficially Owned (Instr. 4) 3. Ownership Form: Direct (D) or Indirect (I) (Instr. 5) 4. Nature of Indirect Beneficial Ownership (Instr. 5)
Table II - Derivative Securities Beneficially Owned
(e.g., puts, calls, warrants, options, convertible securities)
1. Title of Derivative Security (Instr. 4) 2. Date Exercisable and Expiration Date (Month/Day/Year) 3. Title and Amount of Securities Underlying Derivative Security (Instr. 4) 4. Conversion or Exercise Price of Derivative Security 5. Ownership Form: Direct (D) or Indirect (I) (Instr. 5) 6. Nature of Indirect Beneficial Ownership (Instr. 5)
Date Exercisable Expiration Date Title Amount or Number of Shares
SERIES D PREFERRED STOCK (1) (1) COMMON STOCK 2,651,183(1) (1) D
Explanation of Responses:
1. Represents shares of Series D Preferred Stock (the "Preferred Stock") as adjusted to reflect the 1-for-5.5 reverse stock split effected by the Issuer on April 9, 2014. The Preferred Stock has no expiration date and is convertible at any time, at the holder's election on a 1-for-1 basis. Upon the closing of the Issuer's initial public offering, the Preferred Stock will automatically convert into shares of the Issuer's Common Stock on a 1-for-1 basis.
Remarks:
Novo A/S is a Danish limited liability company. The board of directors of Novo A/S (the "Novo Board"), which is currently comprised of Sten Scheibye, Goran Ando, Jeppe Christiansen, Steen Riisgaard and Per Wold-Olsen, has shared investment and voting control over the securities of the Issuer held by Novo A/S (the "Shares") and may exercise such control only with the support of a majority of the Novo Board. As such, no individual member of the Novo Board is deemed to hold any beneficial ownership or reportable pecuniary interest in the Shares.
/s/ Thorkil Kastberg Christensen 05/07/2014
** Signature of Reporting Person Date
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