SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
Under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934
(Amendment No. )*
Akari Therapeutics, PLC
(Name of Issuer)
Ordinary Shares, par value £0.01 per share
(represented by American Depositary Shares)
(Title of Class of Securities)
June 19, 2018
(Date of Event which Requires Filing of this Statement)
Check the appropriate box to designate the rule pursuant to which this schedule is filed:
☐ Rule 13d-1(b)
☒ Rule 13d-1(c)
☐ Rule 13d-1(d)
The remainder of this cover page shall be filled out for a reporting persons initial filing on this form with respect to the subject class of securities, and for any subsequent amendment containing information which would alter disclosures provided in a prior cover page.
The information required on the remainder of this cover page shall not be deemed to be filed for the purpose of Section 18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (Act) or otherwise subject to the liabilities of that section of the Act but shall be subject to all other provisions of the Act (however, see the Notes).
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NAME OF REPORTING PERSON
CHECK THE APPROPRIATE BOX IF A MEMBER OF A GROUP
(a) ☐ (b) ☒
SEC USE ONLY
CITIZENSHIP OR PLACE OF ORGANIZATION
SOLE VOTING POWER
SHARED VOTING POWER
SOLE DISPOSITIVE POWER
SHARED DISPOSITIVE POWER
AGGREGATE AMOUNT BENEFICIALLY OWNED BY EACH REPORTING PERSON
CHECK BOX IF THE AGGREGATE AMOUNT IN ROW (9) EXCLUDES CERTAIN SHARES
PERCENT OF CLASS REPRESENTED BY AMOUNT IN ROW (9)
TYPE OF REPORTING PERSON
(1) Comprised of Ordinary Shares represented by American Depositary Shares. Each American Depositary Share reported represents 100 Ordinary Shares.
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|Item 1(a).|| |
Name of Issuer
Akari Therapeutics PLC (the Issuer)
|Item 1(b).|| |
Address of Issuers Principal Executive Offices
75/76 Wimpole Street
London W1G 9RT
|Item 2(a).|| |
Name of Person Filing
Yasumitsu Shigeta (the Reporting Person)
|Item 2(b).|| |
Address of Principal Business Office or, if None, Residence
The address of the principal business and principal office of the Reporting Persons is:
XYMAX Kamiyacho Building 8/F, 5-12-13 Toranomon,
Minato-ku, Tokyo 105-0001, Japan
|Item 2(c).|| |
Yasumitsu Shigeta is a citizen of Japan.
|Item 2(d).|| |
Title of Class of Securities
Ordinary Shares, par value £0.01 per share (represented by American Depositary Shares, each of which represents 100 Ordinary Shares)
|Item 2(e).|| |
|Item 3.|| |
If this statement is filed pursuant to Rule 13d-1(b), or 13d-2(b) or (c), check whether the person filing is a:
|(a)||☐||Broker or dealer registered under section 15 of the Act (15 U.S.C. 78o).|
|(b)||☐||Bank as defined in section 3(a)(6) of the Act (15 U.S.C. 78c).|
|(c)||☐||Insurance company as defined in section 3(a)(19) of the Act (15 U.S.C. 78c).|
|(d)||☐||Investment company registered under section 8 of the Investment Company Act of 1940 (15 U.S.C 80a-8).|
|(e)||☐||An investment adviser in accordance with §240.13d-1(b)(1)(ii)(E).|
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|(f)||☐||An employee benefit plan or endowment fund in accordance with §240.13d-1(b)(1)(ii)(F).|
|(g)||☐||A parent holding company or control person in accordance with § 240.13d-1(b)(1)(ii)(G).|
|(h)||☐||A savings associations as defined in Section 3(b) of the Federal Deposit Insurance Act (12 U.S.C. 1813).|
|(i)||☐||A church plan that is excluded from the definition of an investment company under section 3(c)(14) of the Investment Company Act of 1940 (15 U.S.C. 80a-3).|
|(j)||☐||Group, in accordance with §240.13d-1(b)(1)(ii)(J).|
|Item 4.|| |
With respect to the beneficial ownership of the Reporting Persons, see Items 5 through 11 of the cover pages to this Schedule 13G, which are incorporated herein by reference.
|Item 5.|| |
Ownership of Five Percent or Less of a Class.
If this statement is being filed to report the fact that as of the date hereof the reporting person has ceased to be the beneficial owner of more than five percent of the class of securities, check the following. ☐
|Item 6.|| |
Ownership of More than Five Percent on Behalf of Another Person.
|Item 7.|| |
Identification and Classification of the Subsidiary Which Acquired the Security Being Reported on by the Parent Holding Company.
|Item 8.|| |
Identification and Classification of Members of the Group.
|Item 9.|| |
Notice of Dissolution of Group.
|Item 10.|| |
By signing below I certify that, to the best of my knowledge and belief, the securities referred to above were not acquired and are not held for the purpose of or with the effect of changing or influencing the control of the issuer of the securities and were not acquired and are not held in connection with or as a participant in any transaction having that purpose or effect, other than activities solely in connection with a nomination under §240.14a-11.
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After reasonable inquiry and to the best of my knowledge and belief, I certify that the information set forth in this statement is true, complete and correct.
Dated: August 19, 2019
|/s/ Yasumitsu Shigeta|