Washington, D.C. 20549


Filed pursuant to Section 16(a) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934
or Section 30(h) of the Investment Company Act of 1940
OMB Number: 3235-0287
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Check this box if no longer subject to Section 16. Form 4 or Form 5 obligations may continue. See Instruction 1(b).
1. Name and Address of Reporting Person*
Simms Christopher Paul

(Last) (First) (Middle)


(City) (State) (Zip)
2. Issuer Name and Ticker or Trading Symbol
IVERIC bio, Inc. [ ISEE ]
5. Relationship of Reporting Person(s) to Issuer
(Check all applicable)
Director 10% Owner
X Officer (give title below) Other (specify below)
SVP, Chief Commercial Officer
3. Date of Earliest Transaction (Month/Day/Year)
4. 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 Acquired, Disposed of, or Beneficially Owned
1. Title of Security (Instr. 3) 2. Transaction Date (Month/Day/Year) 2A. Deemed Execution Date, if any (Month/Day/Year) 3. Transaction 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 01/02/2023 M 6,250 A $0(1) 34,797 D
Common Stock 01/03/2023 S 2,368(2) D $20.06(3) 32,429 D
Table II - Derivative Securities Acquired, Disposed of, or Beneficially Owned
(e.g., puts, calls, warrants, options, convertible securities)
1. Title of Derivative Security (Instr. 3) 2. Conversion or Exercise Price of Derivative Security 3. Transaction Date (Month/Day/Year) 3A. Deemed Execution Date, if any (Month/Day/Year) 4. Transaction 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 (Month/Day/Year) 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: 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
Restricted Stock Units (1) 01/02/2023 M 6,250 (4) (4) Common Stock 6,250 $0 18,750 D
Explanation of Responses:
1. Each restricted stock unit represents the contingent right to receive one share of common stock upon vesting of the unit.
2. Represents shares automatically sold pursuant to the prespecified terms of the applicable Restricted Stock Unit Agreement to satisfy the Reporting Person's minimum statutory withholding obligations with respect to the income recognized by the Reporting Person upon the vesting of the restricted stock units on January 2, 2023.
3. The sale price of the Reporting Person's shares represents the weighted average price of all shares sold by a broker in multiple transactions effected at prices ranging from $19.91 to $20.56 on January 3, 2023 on behalf of a group of employees of the Registrant to satisfy the payment of withholding tax liability of such employees. The Reporting Person undertakes to provide upon request by the staff of the Securities Exchange Commission, the Registrant or a security holder of the Registrant, information regarding the number of shares sold at each price within the range.
4. On December 16, 2021, the Reporting Person was granted 25,000 restricted stock units, which vests with respect to 25% of the shares subject to the award in annual installments (on January 2, 2023, January 2, 2024, January 2, 2025 and January 2, 2026), subject to continued employment with the Registrant and the other terms and conditions of the Registrant's 2013 Stock Incentive Plan.
/s/ Todd D.C. Anderman, as Attorney-in-Fact for Christopher Simms 01/04/2023
** Signature of Reporting Person Date
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