Amyris
AMYRIS, INC. (Form: 4, Received: 09/05/2012 20:13:21)
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, Section 17(a) of the Public
Utility Holding Company Act of 1935 or Section 30(f) of the Investment Company Act of 1940
                      

1. Name and Address of Reporting Person *

Melo John
2. Issuer Name and Ticker or Trading Symbol

AMYRIS, INC. [ AMRS ]
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)

C/O AMYRIS, INC., 5885 HOLLIS ST., SUITE 100
3. Date of Earliest Transaction (MM/DD/YYYY)

8/31/2012
(Street)

EMERYVILLE, CA 94608
(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   8/31/2012     M    553730   A $.28   827881   D  
 
Common Stock   8/31/2012     S (1)    553730   D $3.70   274151   D  
 
Common Stock   8/31/2012     M    18539   A $.28   18539   I   Melo Family 2010 Distribution  
Common Stock   8/31/2012     S (1)    18539   D $3.70   0   I   Melo Family 2010 Distribution  
Common Stock   8/31/2012     M    9936   A $.28   9936   I   Descendant's Trust #1  
Common Stock   8/31/2012     S (1)    9936   D $3.70   0   I   Descendant's Trust #1  
Common Stock   8/31/2012     M    9936   A $.28   9936   I   Descendant's Trust #2  
Common Stock   8/31/2012     S (1)    9936   D $3.70   0   I   Descendant's Trust #2  
Common Stock   8/31/2012     M    9936   A $.28   9936   I   Descendant's Trust #3  
Common Stock   8/31/2012     S (1)    9936   D $3.70   0   I   Descendant's Trust #3  
Common Stock   8/31/2012     M    26653   A $.28   26653   I   Melo Renewal Trust  
Common Stock   8/31/2012     S (1)    26653   D $3.70   0   I   Melo Renewal Trust  
Common Stock   8/31/2012     M    40000   A $.28   40000   I   John and Mary Melo Family Foundation  
Common Stock   8/31/2012     S (1)    40000   D $3.70   0   I   John and Mary Melo Family Foundation  

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)   $.28   8/31/2012     M         553730      (2) (3) 1/18/2017   Common Stock   553730   $0   0   D  
 
Stock Option (Right to Buy)   $.28   8/31/2012     M         18539      (2) (3) 1/18/2017   Common Stock   18539   $0   0   I   Melo Family 2010 Distribution  
Stock Option (Right to Buy)   $.28   8/31/2012     M         9936      (2) (3) 1/18/2017   Common Stock   9936   $0   0   I   Descendant's Trust #1  
Stock Option (Right to Buy)   $.28   8/31/2012     M         9936      (2) (3) 1/18/2017   Common Stock   9936   $0   0   I   Descendant's Trust #2  
Stock Option (Right to Buy)   $.28   8/31/2012     M         9936      (2) (3) 1/18/2017   Common Stock   9936   $0   0   I   Descendant's Trust #3  
Stock Option (Right to Buy)   $.28   8/31/2012     M         26653      (2) (3) 1/18/2017   Common Stock   26653   $0   0   I   Melo Renewal Trust  
Stock Option (Right to Buy)   $.28   8/31/2012     M         40000      (2) (3) 1/18/2017   Common Stock   40000   $0   0   I   John and Mary Melo Family Foundation  

Explanation of Responses:
( 1)  Reflects private sale of Issuer Common Stock to certain existing investors.
( 2)  Immediately exercisable.
( 3)  The stock option vested as to 1/5th of the total number of shares subject to the option on October 23, 2007, and thereafter vested as to 1/60th of the total number of shares subject to the option in equal monthly installments.

Reporting Owners
Reporting Owner Name / Address
Relationships
Director 10% Owner Officer Other
Melo John
C/O AMYRIS, INC.
5885 HOLLIS ST., SUITE 100
EMERYVILLE, CA 94608
X
President and CEO

Signatures
/s/ John Melo by Nicholas Khadder, Attorney-in-Fact 9/5/2012
** Signature of Reporting Person Date


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