Minerva Neurosciences, Inc.
Minerva Neurosciences, Inc. (Form: 4, Received: 06/05/2017 16:44:16)
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 *

Vandervelpen Nico
2. Issuer Name and Ticker or Trading Symbol

Minerva Neurosciences, Inc. [ NERV ]
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 MINERVA NEUROSCIENCES, INC., 1601 TRAPELO ROAD, SUITE 284
3. Date of Earliest Transaction (MM/DD/YYYY)

6/1/2017
(Street)

WALTHAM, MA 02451
(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

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
Stock Option (Right to Buy)   $10.00   6/1/2017     A      12500         (1) 5/31/2027   Common Stock   12500   $0.00   12500   D    

Explanation of Responses:
(1)  The shares subject to this option vest in four equal quarterly installments at a rate of 1/4 of the total number of shares every three months, with the first 1/4 vesting on the date that is three months following June 1, 2017 and an additional 1/4 every three months thereafter, subject in each case to the continued service of the Reporting Person as a non-employee director as of such vesting date.

Reporting Owners
Reporting Owner Name / Address
Relationships
Director 10% Owner Officer Other
Vandervelpen Nico
C/O MINERVA NEUROSCIENCES, INC.
1601 TRAPELO ROAD, SUITE 284
WALTHAM, MA 02451
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Signatures
/s/ Mark S. Levine, Attorney-in-Fact 6/5/2017
** Signature of Reporting Person Date


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