SEC Form 4
UNITED STATES SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
STATEMENT OF CHANGES IN BENEFICIAL OWNERSHIP
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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||Check this box if no longer subject to Section 16. Form 4 or Form 5 obligations may continue.
1. Name and Address of Reporting Person*
|C/O ASPEN TECHNOLOGY, INC.|
|20 CROSBY DRIVE|
2. Issuer Name and Ticker or Trading Symbol
Aspen Technology, Inc.
[ AZPN ]
5. Relationship of Reporting Person(s) to Issuer
(Check all applicable)
||Officer (give title below)
||Other (specify below)
3. Date of Earliest Transaction
4. If Amendment, Date of Original Filed
6. Individual or Joint/Group Filing (Check Applicable Line)
||Form filed by One Reporting Person
||Form filed by More than One Reporting Person
|Rule 10b5-1(c) Transaction Indication|
||Check this box to indicate that a transaction was made pursuant to a contract, instruction or written plan that is intended to satisfy the affirmative defense conditions of Rule 10b5-1(c). See Instruction 10.
|Table I - Non-Derivative Securities Acquired, Disposed of, or Beneficially Owned|
|1. Title of Security (Instr.
||2. Transaction Date
||2A. Deemed Execution Date, if any
||3. Transaction Code (Instr.
||4. Securities Acquired (A) or Disposed Of (D) (Instr.
3, 4 and 5)
Amount of Securities Beneficially Owned Following Reported Transaction(s) (Instr.
3 and 4)
||6. Ownership Form: Direct (D) or Indirect (I) (Instr.
||7. Nature of Indirect Beneficial Ownership (Instr.
||(A) or (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.
||2. Conversion or Exercise Price of Derivative Security
||3. Transaction Date
||3A. Deemed Execution Date, if any
||4. Transaction Code (Instr.
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.
Number of derivative Securities Beneficially Owned Following Reported Transaction(s) (Instr.
||10. Ownership Form: Direct (D) or Indirect (I) (Instr.
||11. Nature of Indirect Beneficial Ownership (Instr.
||Amount or Number of Shares
|Explanation of Responses:|
||/s/Mark E. Mouritsen, attorney-in-fact for Ms. Smith
||** Signature of Reporting Person
|Reminder: Report on a separate line for each class of securities beneficially owned directly or indirectly.|
|* If the form is filed by more than one reporting person,
|** Intentional misstatements or omissions of facts constitute Federal Criminal Violations
18 U.S.C. 1001 and 15 U.S.C. 78ff(a).|
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LIMITED POWER OF ATTORNEY
FOR SECTION 16 REPORTING OBLIGATIONS
Know all by these present, that the undersigned hereby
makes, constitutes and appoints each of Mark E. Mouritsen
and Christopher A. Cooper, signing singly and each
acting individually, as the undersigned's true and
lawful attorney-in-fact with full power and authority
as hereinafter described to:
(1) execute for and on behalf of the undersigned, in the
undersigned's capacity as an officer and/or director of
Aspen Technology, Inc. (the "Company"), Forms 3, 4 and 5
(including any amendments thereto) in accordance with
Section 16(a) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934
and the rules thereunder (the "Exchange Act");
(2) do and perform any and all acts for and on behalf
of the undersigned which may be necessary or desirable
to prepare, complete and execute any such Form 3, 4 or 5;
prepare, complete and execute any amendment or amendments
thereto; and timely deliver and file such form with the
United States Securities and Exchange Commission and any
stock exchange or similar authority;
(3) seek or obtain, as the undersigned's representative
and on the undersigned's behalf, information regarding
transactions in the Company's securities from any third
party, including brokers, employee benefit plan administrators
and trustees, and the undersigned hereby authorizes any
such person to release any such information to such
attorney-in-fact and approves and ratifies any such
release of information; and
(4) take any other action of any type whatsoever in
connection with the foregoing which, in the opinion of such
attorney-in-fact, may be of benefit to, in the best interest
of, or legally required by, the undersigned, it being understood
that the documents executed by such 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
such attorney-in-fact may approve in such attorney-in-fact's
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,
in serving in such capacity at the request of the undersigned,
are not assuming nor relieving, nor is the Company assuming or
relieving, any of the undersigned's responsibilities to comply
with Section 16 of the Exchange Act.
The undersigned acknowledges that neither the Company nor the
foregoing attorneys-in-fact assume (i) any liability for the
undersigned's responsibility to comply with the requirements of
the Exchange Act, (ii) any liability of the undersigned for any
failure to comply with such requirements, or (iii) any obligation
or liability of the undersigned for profit disgorgement under
Section 16(b) 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 foregoing attorneys-in-fact.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the undersigned has caused this
Power of Attorney to be executed as of August 19, 2023.