Noodles & Company
NOODLES & Co (Form: 4, Received: 05/15/2017 17:38:08)
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 *

Dahnke Scott Arnold
2. Issuer Name and Ticker or Trading Symbol

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

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

599 WEST PUTNAM AVENUE
3. Date of Earliest Transaction (MM/DD/YYYY)

5/11/2017
(Street)

GREENWICH, CT 06830
(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   5/11/2017     J (1)    19230   (2) A $0   24326   I   See Footnote   (2)
Class A Common Stock                  11087757   I   See Footnote   (3)

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

Explanation of Responses:
(1)  This grant is exempt from Section 16(b) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the "Exchange Act"), pursuant to Rule 16b-3(d) of the Exchange Act, as the Restricted Stock Units ("RSUs") were granted pursuant to a plan approved by the board of directors of Noodles & Company (the "Company").
(2)  Grant of RSUs to Catterton Management Company, L.L.C., constituting half of Scott Dahnke's and Andrew Taub's annual compensation for serving as members of the Company's board of directors, which Mr. Dahnke and Mr. Taub were legally obligated to direct to Catterton Management Company, L.L.C. Mr. Taub has no direct pecuniary interest in the shares. Each RSU represents the right to receive one share of the Company's Class A common stock, and the RSUs settled in shares of the Company's Class A common stock on the date of the grant. Mr. Dahnke may be deemed to share voting and dispositive power with respect to the securities held by Catterton Management Company, L.L.C. Mr. Dahnke expressly disclaims beneficial ownership of such securities, except to the extent of his pecuniary interest therein.
(3)  Represents shares of the Issuer held by Catterton-Noodles, LLC. CP6 Management, L.L.C. is the manager of Catterton-Noodles, LLC. Scott A. Dahnke is a Managing Member of CP6 Management, L.L.C. By virtue of these relationships, Mr. Dahnke may be deemed to share voting and dispositive power with respect to the shares of Class A common stock held by Catterton-Noodles, LLC. Each of CP6 Management, L.L.C. and Mr. Dahnke expressly disclaims beneficial ownership of such securities, except to the extent of his pecuniary interest therein.

Reporting Owners
Reporting Owner Name / Address
Relationships
Director 10% Owner Officer Other
Dahnke Scott Arnold
599 WEST PUTNAM AVENUE
GREENWICH, CT 06830
X X


Signatures
/s/ Paul A. Strasen, attorney in fact 5/15/2017
** Signature of Reporting Person Date


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