13D Filing: John F. Ruffle Files on American Shared Hospital Services (AMS)

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You can access the original SEC filing by clicking here.

Ownership Summary Table

Name Sole Voting Power Shared Voting Power Sole Dispositive Power Shared Dispositive Power Aggregate Amount Owned Power Percent of Class
I.R.S. Identification Nos. of above persons. John F. Ruffle 10.1%

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Washington, D.C. 20549

Under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934

(Amendment No. 3)*

American Shared Hospital Services
(Name of Issuer)
Common Shares, Without Par Value
(Title of Class of Securities)
(CUSIP Number)

John F. Ruffle

American Shared Hospital Services

Four Embarcadero Center, Suite

San Francisco, California 94111-4107

Tel. No.: (415) 788-5300

(Name, Address and Telephone Number of Person
Authorized to
Receive Notices and Communications)

With a Copy to:

Sarah K. Solum

Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP

1600 El Camino Real

Menlo Park, California 94025

(650) 752-2000

January 19, 2016
(Date of Event which Requires Filing of this Statement)
If the filing person has previously filed a statement on Schedule 13G to report the acquisition that is the subject of this Schedule 13D, and is filing this schedule because of §§240.13d-1(e), 240.13d-l(f) or 240.13d-l(g), check the following box.  ¨
*The remainder of this cover page shall be filled out for a reporting person’s initial filing on this form with respect to the subject class of securities, and for any subsequent amendment containing information which would alter disclosures provided in a prior cover page.
The information required on the remainder of this cover page shall not be deemed to be “filed” for the purpose of Section 18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (“Act”) or otherwise subject to the liabilities of that section of the Act but shall be subject to all other provisions of the Act (however, see the Notes).

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