Statement of Changes of Beneficial Ownership


FORM 4
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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 *

Merkle Claudia J
2. Issuer Name and Ticker or Trading Symbol

NMI Holdings, Inc. [ NMIH ]
5. Relationship of Reporting Person(s) to Issuer (Check all applicable)

_____ Director                      _____ 10% Owner
__ X __ Officer (give title below)      _____ Other (specify below)
EVP, Chief Operating Officer
(Last)          (First)          (Middle)

C/O NMI HOLDINGS, INC., 2100 POWELL STREET, 12TH FL.
3. Date of Earliest Transaction (MM/DD/YYYY)

2/10/2017
(Street)

EMERYVILLE, CA 94608
(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
Class A Common Shares, $0.01 par value per share   2/10/2017     F    15342   (1) D $0   119624   D    
Class A Common Shares, $0.01 par value per share   2/12/2017     F    1428   (2) D $0   118196   D    
Class A Common Shares, $0.01 par value per share   2/12/2017     M    3168   (3) A $0   121364   D    
Class A Common Shares, $0.01 par value per share   2/12/2017     F    1508   (4) D $0   119856   (5) D    

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
Restricted Stock Unit (right to receive)   $0.0   2/10/2017     M         3168      (3)   (3) Class A Common Shares, $0.01 par value per share   3168.0   $0   0   D    

Explanation of Responses:
( 1)  Represents shares withheld by NMIH to satisfy withholding taxes due in connection with the vesting of certain restricted stock units granted to the reporting person on February 10, 2016 at a net settlement price equal to the closing stock price on February 10, 2017. Such restricted stock units vest in three equal annual installments beginning on February 10, 2017.
( 2)  Represents shares withheld by NMIH to satisfy withholding taxes due in connection with the vesting of certain restricted stock units granted to the reporting person on February 12, 2015 at a net settlement price equal to the closing stock price on February 10, 2017. Such restricted stock units vest in three equal annual installments beginning on February 12, 2016.
( 3)  Granted pursuant to the NMIH 2012 Stock Incentive Plan on February 12, 2014. The shares underlying these restricted stock units vest in three equal annual installments beginning on February 12, 2015.
( 4)  Represents shares withheld by NMIH to satisfy withholding taxes due in connection with the vesting of certain restricted stock units granted to the reporting person on February 12, 2014 at a net settlement price equal to the closing stock price on February 10, 2017.
( 5)  Represents 27,970 class A common shares and 91,886 unvested restricted stock units.

Reporting Owners
Reporting Owner Name / Address
Relationships
Director 10% Owner Officer Other
Merkle Claudia J
C/O NMI HOLDINGS, INC.
2100 POWELL STREET, 12TH FL.
EMERYVILLE, CA 94608


EVP, Chief Operating Officer

Signatures
/s/ Nicole C. Sanchez as Attorney-in-Fact 2/14/2017
** Signature of Reporting Person Date


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