Carrizo Oil and Gas, Inc.
CARRIZO OIL & GAS INC (Form: 4, Received: 04/04/2017 18:58:31)
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
                                                                                  
OMB APPROVAL
OMB Number: 3235-0287
Estimated average burden
hours per response...
0.5
                      
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 *

JOHNSON S P IV
2. Issuer Name and Ticker or Trading Symbol

CARRIZO OIL & GAS INC [ CRZO ]
5. Relationship of Reporting Person(s) to Issuer (Check all applicable)

__ X __ Director                      _____ 10% Owner
__ X __ Officer (give title below)      _____ Other (specify below)
President and CEO
(Last)          (First)          (Middle)

500 DALLAS STREET, SUITE 2300
3. Date of Earliest Transaction (MM/DD/YYYY)

3/31/2017
(Street)

HOUSTON, TX 77002
(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
Common Stock   3/31/2017     M (1)    50000   A (2) $17.28   295194   D    
Common Stock   3/31/2017     D (1)    50000   D (2) $28.045   245194   D    
Common Stock                  400000   I   by family limited partnership  

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 Appreciation Rights   (3) $17.28   3/31/2017     M   (1)       50000      (4) 7/13/2017   Common Stock   50000.0   $0   119279   D    

Explanation of Responses:
( 1)  These transactions were effected in accordance with Rule 10b5-1.
( 2)  Pursuant to the requirements of Form 4, the exercise of cash settled stock appreciation rights are presented as an acquisition and disposition of common stock. Contrary to this presentation, because the stock appreciation rights were settled in cash, no shares of common stock were issued to or sold by the reporting person.
( 3)  These stock appreciation rights are settled solely in cash.
( 4)  These stock appreciation rights vested in three equal installments on May 29, 2011, May 29, 2012 and May 29, 2013.

Reporting Owners
Reporting Owner Name / Address
Relationships
Director 10% Owner Officer Other
JOHNSON S P IV
500 DALLAS STREET
SUITE 2300
HOUSTON, TX 77002
X
President and CEO

Signatures
/s/ David L. Pitts, attorney-in-fact 4/4/2017
** Signature of Reporting Person Date


Reminder: Report on a separate line for each class of securities beneficially owned directly or indirectly.
* If the form is filed by more than one reporting person, see Instruction 4(b)(v).
** Intentional misstatements or omissions of facts constitute Federal Criminal Violations. See 18 U.S.C. 1001 and 15 U.S.C. 78ff(a).
Note: File three copies of this Form, one of which must be manually signed. If space is insufficient, see Instruction 6 for procedure.
Persons who respond to the collection of information contained in this form are not required to respond unless the form displays a currently valid OMB control number.