Aquinox Pharmaceuticals, Inc
AQUINOX PHARMACEUTICALS, INC (Form: 4, Received: 03/10/2017 21:19:35)
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 *

McCloskey Shelley
2. Issuer Name and Ticker or Trading Symbol

AQUINOX PHARMACEUTICALS, INC [ AQXP ]
5. Relationship of Reporting Person(s) to Issuer (Check all applicable)

_____ Director                      _____ 10% Owner
__ X __ Officer (give title below)      _____ Other (specify below)
VP, HR and Administration
(Last)          (First)          (Middle)

C/O AQUINOX PHARMACUETICALS, INC., 450 - 887 GREAT NORTHERN WAY
3. Date of Earliest Transaction (MM/DD/YYYY)

3/8/2017
(Street)

VANCOUVER, A1 V5T 4T5
(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)   $17.35   3/8/2017     A      30000         (1) 3/7/2027   Common Stock   30000   $0.00   30000   D    

Explanation of Responses:
( 1)  The shares subject to this option shall vest and become exercisable at a rate of twenty-five percent of the total number of shares underlying the options on the one-year anniversary of March 8, 2017 (the "Vesting Commencement Date") and 1/48th of the total number of shares underlying the options each monthly anniversary of the vesting commencement date thereafter for so long as the recipient of the option provides continuous service to the issuer, such that the total number of shares underlying the options shall be fully vested on the four-year anniversary of the vesting commencement date.

Reporting Owners
Reporting Owner Name / Address
Relationships
Director 10% Owner Officer Other
McCloskey Shelley
C/O AQUINOX PHARMACUETICALS, INC.
450 - 887 GREAT NORTHERN WAY
VANCOUVER, A1 V5T 4T5


VP, HR and Administration

Signatures
/s/ Kamran Alam, Attorney-in-fact 3/10/2017
** Signature of Reporting Person Date


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POWER OF ATTORNEY
Know all by these presents that the undersigned hereby constitutes and appoints each of David Main, Darcie Stuart and Kamran Alam of Aquinox Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (the "Company") and Alan Hambelton, Julia Conway, Mary E. Smith and Brian Woodard of Cooley LLP, signing individually, the undersigned's true and lawful attorneys-in fact and agents to:
(1) prepare, execute in the undersigned's name and on the undersigned's behalf, and submit to the Securities and Exchange Commission (the "SEC") a Form ID, including amendments thereto, and any other documents necessary or appropriate to obtain codes and passwords enabling the undersigned to make electronic filings with the SEC of reports required by Section 16(a) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the "Exchange Act") or any rule or regulation thereunder;

(2) prepare, execute in the undersigned's name and on the undersigned's behalf, and submit to the SEC Forms 3, 4 and 5 (including amendments thereto and joint filing agreements in connection therewith) with respect to the securities of the Company in accordance with Section 16(a) of Exchange Act and the rules thereunder;

(3) do and perform any and all acts for and on behalf of the undersigned that may be necessary or desirable to prepare and execute any such Form 3, 4 or 5 (including amendments thereto and joint filing agreements in connection therewith) and file such Forms with the SEC and any stock exchange, self-regulatory association or any other authority; and

(4) take any other action of any type whatsoever in connection with the foregoing that, in the opinion of such attorney-in-fact, may be of benefit to, in the best interest of, or legally required of the undersigned, it being understood that the documents executed by the attorney-in-fact on behalf of the undersigned pursuant to this Power of Attorney shall be in such form and shall contain such terms and conditions as the attorney-in-fact may approve in the attorney-in-fact's discretion.

The undersigned hereby grants to each such attorney in fact full power and authority to do and perform any and every act and thing whatsoever requisite, necessary, or proper to be done in the exercise of any of the rights and powers herein granted, as fully to all intents and purposes as the undersigned might or could do if personally present, with full power of substitution or revocation, hereby ratifying and confirming all that such attorney in fact, or such attorney in fact's substitute or substitutes, shall lawfully do or cause to be done by virtue of this power of attorney and the rights and powers herein granted. The undersigned acknowledges that the foregoing attorneys-in-fact, and their substitutes, in serving in such capacity at the request of the undersigned, are not assuming (nor is the Company assuming) any of the undersigned's responsibilities to comply with Section 16 of the Exchange Act.

This Power of Attorney shall remain in full force and effect until the undersigned is no longer required to file Forms 3, 4 and 5 with respect to the undersigned's holdings of and transactions in securities issued by the Company, unless earlier revoked by the undersigned in a signed writing delivered to the Company and the attorneys-in fact. This Power of Attorney revokes any other power of attorney that the undersigned has previously granted to representatives of the Company and Cooley LLP.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the undersigned has caused this Power of Attorney to be executed as of this 21st day of December, 2015.

/s/ Shelley McCloskey
Shelley McCloskey