SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
Under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934
(Amendment No. 1)*
|PIERIS PHARMACEUTICALS, INC.|
|(Name of Issuer)|
|(Title of Class of Securities)|
|December 31, 2016|
|(Date of Event which Requires Filing of this Statement)|
Check the appropriate box to designate the rule pursuant to which this Schedule is filed:
*The remainder of this cover page shall be filled out for a reporting person's initial filing on this form with respect to the subject class of securities, and for any subsequent amendment containing information which would alter the disclosures provided in a prior cover page.
The information required in the remainder of this cover page shall not be deemed to be “filed” for the purpose of Section 18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (“Act”) or otherwise subject to the liabilities of that section of the Act but shall be subject to all other provisions of the Act (however, see the Notes).
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|CUSIP No. 720795103||13G|
NAMES OF REPORTING PERSONS
Novo Nordisk A/S
|2.||CHECK THE APPROPRIATE BOX IF A MEMBER OF A GROUP*||(a) o|
|3.||SEC USE ONLY|
CITIZENSHIP OR PLACE OF ORGANIZATION
The Kingdom of Denmark
|NUMBER OF SHARES BENEFICIALLY OWNED BY EACH REPORTING PERSON WITH||5.||
SOLE VOTING POWER
SHARED VOTING POWER
SOLE DISPOSITIVE POWER
SHARED DISPOSITIVE POWER
AGGREGATE AMOUNT BENEFICIALLY OWNED BY EACH REPORTING PERSON
|10.||CHECK BOX IF THE AGGREGATE AMOUNT IN ROW (9) EXCLUDES CERTAIN SHARES*|
PERCENT OF CLASS REPRESENTED BY AMOUNT IN ROW (9)
TYPE OF REPORTING PERSON*
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Item 1(a). Name of Issuer:
Pieris Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Item 1(b). Address of Issuer’s Principal Executive Offices:
Item 2(a). Name of Person Filing:
Novo Nordisk A/S
Item 2(b). Address of Principal Business Office or, if None, Residence:
DK – 2880, Bagsvaerd
Item 2(c). Citizenship:
The Kingdom of Demark
Item 2(d). Title of Class of Securities:
Item 2(e). CUSIP Number:
Item 3. If this Statement is Filed Pursuant to Rule 13d-1(b), or 13d-2(b) or (c), Check Whether the Person Filing is a:
|(a)||o Broker or dealer registered under Section 15 of the Act (15 U.S.C. 78o);|
|(b)||o Bank as defined in Section 3(a)(6) of the Act (15 U.S.C. 78c);|
|(c)||o Insurance company as defined in Section 3(a)(19) of the Act (15 U.S.C. 78c);|
|(d)||o Investment company registered under Section 8 of the Investment Company Act of 1940 (15 U.S.C. 80a-8);|
|(e)||o An investment adviser in accordance with §240.13d-1(b)(1)(ii)(E);|
|(f)||o An employee benefit plan or endowment fund in accordance with §240.13d-1(b)(1)(ii)(F);|
|(g)||o A parent holding company or control person in accordance with §240.13d-1(b)(1)(ii)(G);|
|(h)||o A savings association as defined in Section 3(b) of the Federal Deposit Insurance Act (12 U.S.C. 1813);|
|(i)||o A church plan that is excluded from the definition of an investment company under section 3(c)(14) of the Investment Company Act of 1940 (15 U.S.C. 80a-3);|
|(j)||o A non-U.S. institution, in accordance with §240.13d-1(b)(1)(ii)(J);|
|(k)||o Group, in accordance with §240.13d-1(b)(1)(ii)(K).|
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Item 4. Ownership.
Provide the following information regarding the aggregate number and percentage of the class of securities of issuer identified in Item 1.
|(a)||Amount beneficially owned: 0|
|(b)||Percent of class: 0%|
|(c)||Number of shares as to which such person has:|
|(i)||Sole power to vote or to direct the vote: See item 5 of cover page.|
|(ii)||Shared power to vote or to direct the vote: See item 6 of cover page.|
|(iii)||Sole power to dispose or to direct the disposition of: See item 7 of cover page.|
|(iv)||Shared power to dispose or to direct the disposition of: See item 8 of cover page.|
Item 5. Ownership of Five Percent or Less of a Class.
If this statement is being filed to report the fact that as of the date hereof the reporting person has ceased to be the beneficial owner of more than five percent of the class of securities, check the following. x
Item 6. Ownership of More than Five Percent on Behalf of Another Person.
Item 7. Identification and Classification of the Subsidiary Which Acquired the Security Being Reported on by the Parent Holding Company.
Item 8. Identification and Classification of Members of the Group.
Item 9. Notice of Dissolution of Group.
Item 10. Certifications.
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After reasonable inquiry and to the best of my knowledge and belief, I certify that the information set forth in this statement is true, complete and correct.
|January 25, 2017|
|/s/ Jesper Brandgaard|
|Jesper Brandgaard, Chief Financial Officer|
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