El Pollo Loco, Inc.
El Pollo Loco Holdings, Inc. (Form: 4, Received: 05/12/2017 16:12:20)
FORM 4
[ ] Check this box if no longer subject to Section 16. Form 4 or Form 5 obligations may continue. See Instruction 1(b).         
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 or Section 30(h) of the Investment Company Act of 1940
                      

1. Name and Address of Reporting Person *

Roberts Laurance
2. Issuer Name and Ticker or Trading Symbol

El Pollo Loco Holdings, Inc. [ LOCO ]
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
(Last)          (First)          (Middle)

C/O EL POLLO LOCO HOLDINGS, INC., 3535 HARBOR BLVD., SUITE 100
3. Date of Earliest Transaction (MM/DD/YYYY)

5/10/2017
(Street)

COSTA MESA, CA 92626
(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   5/10/2017     A    17924   (1) A $13.95   23102   D    

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 Options (right to buy)   $13.95   5/10/2017     A      29484         (2) 5/10/2027   Common Stock   29484   $0.00   29484   D    

Explanation of Responses:
(1)  Consists of Restricted Shares granted under the 2014 Omnibus Equity Incentive Plan, vesting in four equal installments on each of the first four anniversaries of the date of grant.
(2)  Granted by a nonqualified stock option agreement under the 2014 Omnibus Equity Incentive Plan, vesting and becoming exercisable in four equal installments on each of the first four anniversaries of the date of grant.

Reporting Owners
Reporting Owner Name / Address
Relationships
Director 10% Owner Officer Other
Roberts Laurance
C/O EL POLLO LOCO HOLDINGS, INC.
3535 HARBOR BLVD., SUITE 100
COSTA MESA, CA 92626


Chief Financial Officer

Signatures
/s/ Edith R. Austin, as attorney-in-fact 5/12/2017
** Signature of Reporting Person Date


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