Noodles & Company
NOODLES & Co (Form: 4, Received: 09/25/2017 17:51:32)
FORM 4
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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 *

Boennighausen David James
2. Issuer Name and Ticker or Trading Symbol

NOODLES & Co [ NDLS ]
5. Relationship of Reporting Person(s) to Issuer (Check all applicable)

__ X __ Director                      _____ 10% Owner
__ X __ Officer (give title below)      _____ Other (specify below)
Chief Executive Officer
(Last)          (First)          (Middle)

520 ZANG STREET, SUITE D
3. Date of Earliest Transaction (MM/DD/YYYY)

9/21/2017
(Street)

BROOMFIELD, CO 80021
(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
Class A Common Stock   9/21/2017     A    10000   (1) A $0   10000   D    

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)   $4.2   9/21/2017     A      100000         (2) 9/21/2027   Class A Common Stock   100000.0   $0   100000   D    
Restricted Stock Units     (3) 9/21/2017     A      50000         (3)   (3) Class A Common Stock   50000.0   $0   50000   D    

Explanation of Responses:
(1)  Award of Restricted Stock Units ("RSUs") received on September 21, 2017. Each RSU represents a right to receive one share of Noodles & Company Class A common stock. The RSUs vest in four equal annual installments beginning on September 21, 2018.
(2)  These options vest 25% per year beginning one year after the transaction date.
(3)  Each RSU represents a right to receive one share of Noodles & Company's Class A common stock. These restricted stock units are subject to performance-based vesting conditions linked to Noodles & Company's share price for the period of September 21, 2017 through December 31, 2020 (the "Performance Period"). If Noodles & Company's shares attain a $15 per share average closing price for two consecutive calendar quarters or certain price targets are achieved in connection with a change in control during the Performance Period, then 100% of such RSU's granted will vest.

Reporting Owners
Reporting Owner Name / Address
Relationships
Director 10% Owner Officer Other
Boennighausen David James
520 ZANG STREET, SUITE D
BROOMFIELD, CO 80021
X
Chief Executive Officer

Signatures
/s/ Paul A. Strasen, attorney in fact 9/25/2017
** Signature of Reporting Person Date


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