ALLETE
ALLETE INC (Form: 4, Received: 08/10/2017 15:11:34)
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 *

Hodnik Alan R
2. Issuer Name and Ticker or Trading Symbol

ALLETE INC [ ALE ]
5. Relationship of Reporting Person(s) to Issuer (Check all applicable)

__ X __ Director                      _____ 10% Owner
__ X __ Officer (give title below)      _____ Other (specify below)
Chairman, President & CEO
(Last)          (First)          (Middle)

30 WEST SUPERIOR STREET
3. Date of Earliest Transaction (MM/DD/YYYY)

8/8/2017
(Street)

DULUTH, MN 55802
(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                  53716.93   (1) D  
 
Common Stock   8/8/2017     I (2)    1977.55   D $74.87   7749.24   (3) I   By RSOP Trust  
Common Stock   8/9/2017     I (2)    2011.11   D $74.35   5748.345   (4) I   By RSOP Trust  

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

Explanation of Responses:
(1)  Includes shares acquired in exempt transactions under ALLETE's employee stock purchase plan, the dividend reinvestment feature of ALLETE's stock purchase and dividend reinvestment plan, and the dividend equivalent feature of restricted stock grants pursuant to ALLETE's executive long-term incentive compensation plan, all based on plan information available as of July 31, 2017.
(2)  These transactions, which were approved in advance by the Board of Directors, were undertaken to re-balance and diversify the reporting person's investments within ALLETE's retirement savings and stock ownership plan (RSOP).
(3)  Includes shares acquired in exempt transactions pursuant to the RSOP and is based on RSOP plan information available as of August 9, 2017.
(4)  Based on RSOP plan information available as of August 10, 2017.

Reporting Owners
Reporting Owner Name / Address
Relationships
Director 10% Owner Officer Other
Hodnik Alan R
30 WEST SUPERIOR STREET
DULUTH, MN 55802
X
Chairman, President & CEO

Signatures
Ingrid K. Johnson for Alan R. Hodnik 8/10/2017
** Signature of Reporting Person Date


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