Prothena Corporation plc
Prothena Corp plc (Form: 3, Received: 12/21/2012 08:02:46)
FORM 3
        
UNITED STATES SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549

INITIAL STATEMENT OF BENEFICIAL OWNERSHIP OF SECURITIES

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1. Name and Address of Reporting Person *

Ekman Lars

2. Date of Event Requiring Statement (MM/DD/YYYY)
12/20/2012 

3. Issuer Name and Ticker or Trading Symbol

Prothena Corp plc [PRTA]

(Last)        (First)        (Middle)

PROTHENA CORPORATION PLC, 650 GATEWAY BOULEVARD

4. Relationship of Reporting Person(s) to Issuer (Check all applicable)

__ X __ Director                            _____ 10% Owner
_____ Officer (give title below)          _____ Other (specify below)

(Street)

SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, CA 94080       

(City)              (State)              (Zip)
5. 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 Beneficially Owned
1.Title of Security
(Instr. 4)
2. Amount of Securities Beneficially Owned
(Instr. 4)
3. Ownership Form: Direct (D) or Indirect (I)
(Instr. 5)
4. Nature of Indirect Beneficial Ownership
(Instr. 5)
Ordinary Shares, par value $0.01 per share   243   (1) D    

Table II - Derivative Securities Beneficially Owned ( e.g. , puts, calls, warrants, options, convertible securities)
1. Title of Derivate Security
(Instr. 4)
2. Date Exercisable and Expiration Date
(MM/DD/YYYY)
3. Title and Amount of Securities Underlying Derivative Security
(Instr. 4)
4. Conversion or Exercise Price of Derivative Security 5. Ownership Form of Derivative Security: Direct (D) or Indirect (I)
(Instr. 5)
6. Nature of Indirect Beneficial Ownership
(Instr. 5)
Date Exercisable Expiration Date Title Amount or Number of Shares

Explanation of Responses:
( 1)  Represents that number of Issuer's ordinary shares held by Reporting Person after giving effect to the distribution of Issuer's ordinary shares in connection with the spin-off of the Issuer from Elan Pharmaceuticals, Inc. ("Elan") completed on December 20, 2012. Reporting Person received one Issuer ordinary share for each 41 Elan ordinary shares or Elan American Depository Shares held by Reporting Person as of December 14, 2012, the record date for the spin off.

Reporting Owners
Reporting Owner Name / Address
Relationships
Director 10% Owner Officer Other
Ekman Lars
PROTHENA CORPORATION PLC
650 GATEWAY BOULEVARD
SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, CA 94080
X



Signatures
/s/ Kevin Hickey, as Attorney-in-Fact for Lars G. Ekman 12/21/2012
** Signature of Reporting Person Date


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                               POWER OF ATTORNEY

     KNOW ALL BY THESE PRESENTS, that the undersigned hereby constitutes and
appoints John Randall Fawcett, Kevin Hickey and Shane Cooke, and their
respective successors, and each of them the undersigned's true and lawful
attorneys-in-fact and agents with full power of substitution, signing singly,
for the undersigned and in the undersigned's name, place and stead, in any and
all capacities, to:

1.   prepare, execute in the undersigned's name and on the undersigned's behalf,
     and submit to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (the "SEC") a
     Form ID, including amendments thereto, and any other documents necessary or
     appropriate to obtain codes and passwords enabling the undersigned to make
     electronic filings with the SEC of reports required by Section 16(a) of the
     Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (as amended, the "Exchange Act") or any
     rule or regulation of the SEC;

2.   complete, execute and timely file for and on behalf of the undersigned, in
     the undersigned's capacity as an officer and/or director of Prothena
     Corporation plc (the "Company") and/or 10% holder of the Company's capital
     stock, Forms 3, 4 and 5, any other forms, and any amendments thereto in
     accordance with Section 16(a) of the Exchange Act and the rules and
     regulations thereunder;

3.   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 discretion.

     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 is the Company assuming, any of the undersigned's responsibilities to comply
with Section 16 of the Exchange Act.

     The undersigned agrees that each such attorney-in-fact herein may rely
entirely on information furnished orally or in writing by the undersigned to
such attorney-in-fact. The undersigned also agrees to indemnify and hold
harmless the Company and each such attorney-in-fact against any losses, claims,
damages or liabilities (or actions in these respects) that arise out of or are
based upon any untrue statements or omission of necessary facts in the
information provided by the undersigned to such attorney-in fact for purposes of
executing, acknowledging, delivering or filing Forms 3, 4 or 5, Form ID or any
other form (including amendments thereto) and agrees to reimburse the Company
and such attorney-in-fact for any legal or other expenses reasonably incurred in
connection with investigating or defending against any such loss, claim, damage,
liability or action.

     This Power of Attorney supersedes any power of attorney previously executed
by the undersigned regarding the purposes outlined in the first paragraph hereof
("Prior Powers of Attorney"), and the authority of the attorneys-in-fact named
in any Prior Powers of Attorney is hereby revoked.

     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 (a) revoked by the undersigned in a signed writing delivered to
the foregoing attorneys-in-fact or (b) superseded by a new power of attorney
regarding the purposes outlined in the first paragraph hereof dated as of a
later date.

     IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the undersigned has caused this Power of Attorney to be
executed as of this 9th day of December, 2012.

                            Signature: /s/ Lars Ekman
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                                       Name:  LARS EKMAN