SEC FORM 3 SEC Form 3
FORM 3 UNITED STATES SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549

INITIAL STATEMENT OF BENEFICIAL OWNERSHIP OF SECURITIES

Filed pursuant to Section 16(a) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934
or Section 30(h) of the Investment Company Act of 1940
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1. Name and Address of Reporting Person*
AJU IB Investment Co., Ltd.

(Last) (First) (Middle)
4F, 201 TEHERAN-RO, AJU BLDG.

(Street)
SEOUL M5 135-978

(City) (State) (Zip)
2. Date of Event Requiring Statement (Month/Day/Year)
11/08/2017
3. Issuer Name and Ticker or Trading Symbol
Apellis Pharmaceuticals, Inc. [ APLS ]
4. Relationship of Reporting Person(s) to Issuer
(Check all applicable)
Director X 10% Owner
Officer (give title below) Other (specify below)
5. If Amendment, Date of Original Filed (Month/Day/Year)
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 Beneficially Owned
1. Title of Security (Instr. 4) 2. Amount of Securities Beneficially Owned (Instr. 4) 3. Ownership Form: Direct (D) or Indirect (I) (Instr. 5) 4. Nature of Indirect Beneficial Ownership (Instr. 5)
Table II - Derivative Securities Beneficially Owned
(e.g., puts, calls, warrants, options, convertible securities)
1. Title of Derivative Security (Instr. 4) 2. Date Exercisable and Expiration Date (Month/Day/Year) 3. Title and Amount of Securities Underlying Derivative Security (Instr. 4) 4. Conversion or Exercise Price of Derivative Security 5. Ownership Form: Direct (D) or Indirect (I) (Instr. 5) 6. Nature of Indirect Beneficial Ownership (Instr. 5)
Date Exercisable Expiration Date Title Amount or Number of Shares
Series C Preferred Stock (1) (1) Common Stock 1,875,293 (1) I See Footnote(2)
Series D Preferred Stock (1) (1) Common Stock 416,769 (1) I See Footnote(2)
Explanation of Responses:
1. The Series C and Series D Preferred Stock are convertible into Common Stock on a 2.133-for-one basis into the number of shares of Common Stock shown in column 3 at any time at the holder's election and automatically upon the closing of the Issuer's initial public offering without payment of further consideration. The shares have no expiration date.
2. The shares reported herein are held of record by AJU Life Science Overseas Expansion Platform Fund ("AJU Platform Fund"), which is managed by AJU IB Investment Co., Ltd. Ji-won Kim, Kwang-sun Yang and Yong-jin Choi, the directors of AJU Platform Fund, share voting and dispositive control over the shares held by such fund.
Remarks:
/s/ Ji-won Kim 11/08/2017
** Signature of Reporting Person Date
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