FORM 4
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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 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 *
LEVIN MATTHEW S
  2. Issuer Name and Ticker or Trading Symbol
Michaels Companies, Inc. [MIK]
5. Relationship of Reporting Person(s) to Issuer
(Check all applicable)
__X__ Director __X__ 10% Owner
_____ Officer (give title below) _____ Other (specify below)
(Last)
(First)
(Middle)
C/O BAIN CAPITAL INVESTORS, LLC, 200 CLARENDON STREET
3. Date of Earliest Transaction (Month/Day/Year)
03/29/2018
(Street)

BOSTON, MA 02116
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 03/29/2018   A   5,835 (1) A $ 0 5,835 D  
Common Stock               52,798,929 I See Footnotes (2) (3)

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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

Reporting Owners

Reporting Owner Name / Address Relationships
 Director  10% Owner  Officer  Other
LEVIN MATTHEW S
C/O BAIN CAPITAL INVESTORS, LLC
200 CLARENDON STREET
BOSTON, MA 02116
  X   X    

Signatures

 /s/ Matthew S Levin   04/02/2018
**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) Represents an award of unvested restricted stock units ("RSUs") granted to the Reporting Person on March 29, 2018. Each RSU represents the right to receive one share of common stock. The RSUs will vest 100% on the first anniversary of the grant date.
(2) Represents shares of Common Stock held directly by Bain Capital Integral Investors 2006, LLC and BCIP TCV, LLC (collectively, the "Bain Capital Entities").
(3) The governance, investment strategy and decision-making process with respect to investments held by the Bain Capital Entities is directed by the Global Private Equity Board of Bain Capital Investors, LLC ("BCI"). Matthew Levin is a Senior Advisor of BCI. By virtue of the relationships described in these footnotes, Mr. Levin may be deemed to share voting and dispositive power with respect to all of the shares of Common Stock held by the Bain Capital Entities. Mr. Levin disclaims beneficial ownership of such securities except to the extent of his pecuniary interest therein.

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