SEC FORM 4 SEC Form 4
FORM 4 UNITED STATES SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549

STATEMENT OF CHANGES IN BENEFICIAL OWNERSHIP

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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1. Name and Address of Reporting Person*
Downing Steven R

(Last) (First) (Middle)
14814 CREEK EDGE DRIVE

(Street)
HOLLAND MI 49424

(City) (State) (Zip)
2. Issuer Name and Ticker or Trading Symbol
GENTEX CORP [ GNTX ]
5. Relationship of Reporting Person(s) to Issuer
(Check all applicable)
Director 10% Owner
X Officer (give title below) Other (specify below)
Chief Financial Officer
3. Date of Earliest Transaction (Month/Day/Year)
03/31/2017
4. If Amendment, Date of 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
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 03/31/2017 03/31/2017 A 137 A $18.13(1) 55,206 D
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 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: 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. Shares purchased through the Gentex Corporation Employee Stock Purchase Plan, a Section 423(b) plan
Remarks:
/s/ Robert L. Hughes for Downing Steven R by Power of Attorney 04/04/2017
** Signature of Reporting Person Date
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LIMITED POWER OF ATTORNEY FOR SECTION 16 REPORTING OBLIGATIONS


Know all by these presents, that the undersigned hereby constitutes and
appoints each of Kevin Nash, any successor Chief Accounting Officer of Gentex 
Corporation (the "Corporation"), and Robert Hughes, any successor Director of
Finance & Tax of the Corporation, and any of their respective designees,
signing singly, the undersigned's true and lawful attorney-in-fact to: 

(1)	execute for and on behalf of the undersigned, in the undersigned's
 capacity as an officer and/or director of the Corporation, Forms 3, 4, and
 5 in accordance with Section 16(a) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934
 and the rules thereunder; 

(2)	do and perform any and all acts for and on behalf of the undersigned that
 may be necessary or desirable to complete and execute any such Form 3, 4,
 or 5, complete and execute any amendment or amendments thereto, and timely
 file such form with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission
 and any stock exchange or similar authority; and 

(3)	take any other action of any type whatsoever in connection with the
 foregoing that, in the opinion of such attorney-in-fact, may be of benefit
 to, in the best interest of, or legally required by, the undersigned,
 it
 being understood that the documents executed by such attorney-in-fact on
 behalf of the undersigned pursuant to this Power of Attorney shall be in such
 form and shall contain such terms and conditions as such attorney-in-fact may
 approve in such attorney-in-fact's discretion. 

The undersigned hereby grants to each such attorney-in-fact full power and
authority to do and perform any and every act and thing whatsoever requisite,
necessary, or proper to be done in the exercise of any of the rights and
powers herein granted, as fully to all intents and purposes as the undersigned
might or could do if personally present, with full power of substitution or
revocation, hereby ratifying and confirming all that such attorney-in-fact, or
such attorney-in-fact's substitute or substitutes, shall lawfully do or cause
to be done by virtue of this Power of Attorney and the rights and powers
herein granted. 

The undersigned acknowledges that the foregoing attorneys-in-fact, in serving
in such capacity at the request of the undersigned, are not assuming, nor is
the Corporation assuming, any of the undersigned's responsibilities to comply
with Section 16 or any other provision of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934.

This Power of Attorney shall remain in full force and effect until the
undersigned is no longer required to file Forms 3, 4, and 5 with respect to
the undersigned's holdings of and transactions in securities issued by the
Corporation, unless earlier revoked by the undersigned in a signed writing
delivered to the foregoing attorneys-in-fact. 

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the undersigned has caused this Power of Attorney to be
executed as of this 21st day of May, 2013. 



Signature:	/s/ Steven R. Downing					

Print Name:	Steven R. Downing