Washington, D.C. 20549


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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1. Name and Address of Reporting Person *
Dowdy John

(Last) (First) (Middle)


(City) (State) (Zip)
2. Issuer Name and Ticker or Trading Symbol
Danimer Scientific, Inc. [ DNMR ]
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)
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
Class A Common Stock ("Common Stock") 09/16/2021   A   19,071 A (1) (2) 322,125 I See Footnotes (3) (4)
Common Stock               377,259 (5) 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
Explanation of Responses:
1. Pursuant to the Agreement and Plan of Merger, dated as of October 3, 2020, by and among Live Oak Acquisition Corp., a Delaware corporation ("Live Oak"), Green Merger Corp., a Georgia corporation and wholly owned subsidiary of Live Oak, Meredian Holdings Group Inc., a Georgia corporation ("MHG"), Live Oak Sponsor Partners, LLC, as representative for Live Oak, and John A. Dowdy, Jr., as representative of the shareholders of the Issuer, as amended by Amendment No. 1, dated as of October 8, 2020, and Amendment No. 2, dated as of December 11, 2020 (as so amended, the "Merger Agreement"), by and among all the parties thereto, pursuant to which MHG became a direct, wholly-owned subsidiary of Live Oak, which subsequently changed its name to Danimer Scientific, Inc. (the "Issuer"), the Reporting Person is entitled to receive Reporting Person's pro rata portion of up to 6,000,000 Earn-Out Shares (as defined in the Merger Agreement) issuable among three tranches to MHG's shareholders based on the volume weighted average price of Issuer's stock price exceeding certain specified thresholds beginning on the six-month anniversary of the closing of the Merger.
2. (continuation of footnote 1) The condition for the first tranche of 2,500,000 Earn-Out Shares has been satisfied and the Reporting Person received Reporting Person's pro rata shares of such Earn-Out Shares on September 16, 2021. The issuance of shares of the Issuer as merger consideration in the Merger, including the receipt of the Earn-Out Shares reported on this Form 4, was approved by Issuer's board of directors in December 2020 and is exempt under Rule 16b-3.
3. These shares are owned by John Adams Dowdy, III Living Trust.
4. The Reporting Person disclaims any beneficial ownership of the reported shares other than to the extent of any pecuniary interest he may have therein, directly or indirectly.
5. Includes 377,259 restricted shares of the Common Stock granted under a previously disclosed restricted stock award.
/s/ John A. Dowdy, III 09/20/2021
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