4   0000899243-17-001099

Ownership: Statement of changes in beneficial ownership. Insider trading ( Directors, Officers, Significant Shareholders )

Issuer:
Hostess Brands, Inc. [TWNK]
Reporting Owner:
Gores Sponsor LLC 10% owner,
PLATINUM EQUITY LLC 10% owner,
Gores Alec E 10% owner,
Gores Tom 10% owner,
Date of Event Req Stmt
2017-01-09
Type Title Conv/Exer price Trans. date Deemed Exe date Trans Form Type Trans Code Eqty swap? Footnote id Trans timelines # Shares Value Total Value Price / share Acq or Disp Date exercisable Expiration date # Owned post trans Value Owned post trans Underlying security title # Underlying securities Value underlying securities Direct or Indirect own Nature indirect own
Non-Derriv. transClass A Common Stock2017-01-094S : Open market or private saleFalse29040013.2682D10369332ISee footnote
Non-Derriv. transClass A Common Stock2017-01-104S : Open market or private saleFalse18540313.7952D10183929ISee footnote
F1
The price reported in Column 4 is a weighted average price. These shares were sold in multiple transactions at prices ranging from $13.1610 to $13.3496. The reporting persons undertake to provide Hostess Brands, Inc. (the "Company"), any security holder of the Company, or the staff of the Securities and Exchange Commission, upon request, full information regarding the number of shares sold at each separate price within the range set forth in this footnote.
F2
The securities reported herein are held of record by Gores Sponsor, LLC ("Gores Sponsor"). Platinum Equity LLC ("Platinum Equity") and AEG Holdings, LLC ("AEG") are the managing member of Gores Sponsor and as a result share the power to vote and dispose of the securities held of record by Gores Sponsor. Tom Gores, the chairman and chief executive officer of Platinum Equity, is the ultimate beneficial owner of Platinum Equity. Alec Gores is the managing member of AEG. As such, each of Platinum Equity, AEG and Tom Gores and Alec Gores may be deemed to share beneficial ownership of the securities beneficially owned by Gores Sponsor.
F3
The price reported in Column 4 is a weighted average price. These shares were sold in multiple transactions at prices ranging from $13.4305to $13.9817. The reporting persons undertake to provide the Company, any security holder of the Company, or the staff of the Securities and Exchange Commission, upon request, full information regarding the number of shares sold at each separate price within the range set forth in this footnote.
Signed by
[ GORES SPONSOR LLC, By: Platinum Equity, LLC, its managing member By: /s/ Mary Ann Sigler, Chief Financial Officer, By: AEG Holdings, LLC, its managing member By: /s/ Alec Gores, Managing Member ] on 2017-01-11
[ AEG HOLDINGS, LLC, By: /s/ Alec Gores, Managing Member ] on 2017-01-11
[ PLATINUM EQUITY, LLC, By: /s/ Mary Ann Sigler, Chief Financial Officer ] on 2017-01-11
[ /s/ Alec Gores ] on 2017-01-11
[ /s/ Mary Ann Sigler, Attorney-in-Fact for Tom Gores ] on 2017-01-11
Type Filing Company SIC Rel IRS # State of INC FY End Mailing address Former Filing Vals
issuer
Hostess Brands, Inc.
Cik: 0001644406
1 EAST ARMOUR BOULEVARD
KANSAS CITY,  MO,  64111
  USA
2050 -
Bakery Products
USA [ DE ] 1231
1 EAST ARMOUR BOULEVARD
KANSAS CITY,  MO,  64111
  USA
June 8, 2015Gores Holdings, Inc.
Type Filing Reporting Owner Company SIC Rel IRS # State of INC FY End Mailing address Former Filing Vals
reporting owner
Gores Tom ( CIK: 0001471783 )

Cik:

C/O PLATINUM EQUITY
360 NORTH CRESCENT DRIVE, SOUTH BUILDING
BEVERLY HILLS,  CA,  90210
  USA
form type4
act34
file number001-37540
film number17523015
reporting owner
Gores Alec E ( CIK: 0001322454 )

Cik:

10877 WILSHIRE BOULEVARD
18TH FLOOR
LOS ANGELES,  CA,  90024
  USA
form type4
act34
file number001-37540
film number17523016
reporting owner
PLATINUM EQUITY LLC ( CIK: 0001228754 )

Cik:
360 NORTH CRESCENT DRIVE
BEVERLY HILLS,  CA,  90210
  USA

360 NORTH CRESCENT DRIVE
BEVERLY HILLS,  CA,  90210
  USA
form type4
act34
file number001-37540
film number17523017
reporting owner
Gores Sponsor LLC ( CIK: 0001649197 )
State of INC USA [ NY ]
FY End

Cik:
9800 WILSHIRE BLVD.
BEVERLY HILLS,  CA,  90212
  USA

9800 WILSHIRE BLVD.
BEVERLY HILLS,  CA,  90212
  USA
form type4
act34
file number001-37540
film number17523018