SEC FORM 4 SEC Form 4
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. See Instruction 1(b).
1. Name and Address of Reporting Person*
Nelson Sonja

(Last) (First) (Middle)
C/O NANTKWEST, INC.
3530 JOHN HOPKINS COURT

(Street)
SAN DIEGO CA 92121

(City) (State) (Zip)
2. Issuer Name and Ticker or Trading Symbol
NantKwest, Inc. [ NK ]
5. Relationship of Reporting Person(s) to Issuer
(Check all applicable)
Director 10% Owner
X Officer (give title below) Other (specify below)
Chief Financial Officer
3. Date of Earliest Transaction (Month/Day/Year)
08/02/2019
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(1) 08/02/2019 M 10,000 A $0.00 25,000 D
Common Stock 08/02/2019 F 3,458 D $1.27 21,542 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) 08/02/2019 M 10,000 (2) (2) Common Stock 10,000 $0.00 30,000 D
Explanation of Responses:
1. Each restricted stock unit represents a contingent right to receive one share of NantKwest, Inc. common stock.
2. Subject to the reporting person's continuing to be a Service Provider (as defined in the 2015 Equity Incentive Plan) through each applicable vesting date, the restricted stock units ("RSUs") will vest as follows: 25% of the RSUs will vest on August 2, 2019, and 25% of the RSUs will vest annually thereafter, such that the award will be fully vested on August 2, 2022.
Remarks:
Exhibit 24 - Power of Attorney
/s/ Sonja Nelson 08/05/2019
** Signature of Reporting Person Date
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POWER OF ATTORNEY

      The undersigned, as a Section 16 reporting person of NantKwest, Inc. (the
"Company"), hereby constitutes and appoints Charles Kim, Steven Yang, Tom
Hornish and Kathryn Fortin the undersigned's true and lawful attorneys-in-fact
to: 

1.	complete and execute Forms 3, 4 and 5 and other forms and all amendments
thereto as such attorneys-in-fact shall in their discretion determine to be
required or advisable pursuant to Section 16 of the Securities Exchange Act of
1934 (as amended) and the rules and regulations promulgated thereunder, or any
successor laws and regulations, as a consequence of the undersigned's ownership,
acquisition or disposition of securities of the Company; and

2.	do all acts necessary in order to file such forms with the Securities and
Exchange Commission, any securities exchange or national association, the
Company and such other person or agency as the attorneys-in-fact shall deem
appropriate.
      
      The undersigned hereby ratifies and confirms all that said
attorneys-in-fact and agent shall do or cause to be done by virtue hereof.  The
undersigned acknowledges that the foregoing attorneys-in-fact, 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 Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (as amended).
      
      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 foregoing attorneys-in-fact. 
      
      IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the undersigned has caused this Power of Attorney to
be executed as of this 6th day of June, 2019.


Signature:  /s/ Sonja Nelson	

Print Name:  Sonja Nelson	




Exhibit 24