XNAS:ALKS Alkermes PLC Insider Activity 4 Filing - 2/1/2012

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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

Filed pursuant to Section 16(a) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, Section 17(a) of the Public Utility Holding Company Act of 1935 or Section 30(h) of the Investment Company Act of 1940
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(Print or Type Responses)
1. Name and Address of Reporting Person *
POPS RICHARD F
  2. Issuer Name and Ticker or Trading Symbol
Alkermes plc. [ALKS]
5. Relationship of Reporting Person(s) to Issuer
(Check all applicable)
__X__ Director _____ 10% Owner
__X__ Officer (give title below) _____ Other (specify below)
Director and CEO, Alkermes plc
(Last)
(First)
(Middle)
TREASURY BUILDING, LOWER GRAND CANAL STREET
3. Date of Earliest Transaction (Month/Day/Year)
02/01/2012
(Street)

DUBLIN 2 IRELAND 
4. If Amendment, Date 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
(City)
(State)
(Zip)
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
Common Stock 02/01/2012   M(1)   35,000 A $7.36 375,682 D  
Common Stock 02/01/2012   S(2)   35,000 D $18.8332(3) 340,682 D  
Common Stock 02/01/2012   M(1)   4,032 A $4.77 344,714 D  
Common Stock 02/01/2012   S(2)   4,032 D $18.8332(3) 340,682 D  
Common Stock 02/01/2012   M(1)   20,968 A $4.77 361,650 D  
Common Stock 02/01/2012   S(2)   20,968 D $18.8332(3) 340,682 D  

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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 Underlying Securities
(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
Non Qualified Stock Option (Right to Buy) $7.36 02/01/2012   M(1)     35,000   (4) 12/12/2012 Common Stock 35,000 $ 0 315,000 D  
Non Qualified Stock Option (Right to Buy) $4.77 02/01/2012   M(1)     4,032   (4) 07/18/2012 Common Stock 4,032 $ 0 100,000 D  
Incentive Stock Option (Right to Buy) $4.77 02/01/2012   M(1)     20,968   (4) 07/18/2012 Common Stock 20,968 $ 0 0 D  

Reporting Owners

Reporting Owner Name / Address Relationships
 Director  10% Owner  Officer  Other
POPS RICHARD F
TREASURY BUILDING
LOWER GRAND CANAL STREET
DUBLIN 2 IRELAND 
  X     Director and CEO, Alkermes plc  

Signatures

 /s/ Jennifer Baptiste, attorney-in-fact for Richard F. Pops   02/03/2012
** Signature of Reporting Person Date

Explanation of Responses:

* If the form is filed by more than one reporting person, see Instruction 4(b)(v).
** Intentional misstatements or omissions of facts constitute Federal Criminal Violations. See 18 U.S.C. 1001 and 15 U.S.C. 78ff(a).
(1) This option exercise was effected pursuant to a Rule 10b5-1 trading plan adopted by the reporting person.
(2) This sale was effected pursuant to a Rule 10b5-1 trading plan adopted by the reporting person.
(3) The price reported in Column 4 is a weighted average price. The shares were sold in multiple transactions at prices ranging from $18.63 to $19.07. Full information regarding the number of shares sold at each separate price can be furnished to the SEC staff upon request.
(4) These options are fully vested in accordance with their terms.

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