FORM 3
UNITED STATES SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549

INITIAL STATEMENT OF 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 *
  ARES CORPORATE OPPORTUNITIES FUND III LP
2. Date of Event Requiring Statement (Month/Day/Year)
04/26/2017
3. Issuer Name and Ticker or Trading Symbol
Floor & Decor Holdings, Inc. [FND]
(Last)
(First)
(Middle)
C/O ARES MANAGEMENT, L.P., 2000 AVENUE OF THE STARS, 12TH FLOOR
4. Relationship of Reporting Person(s) to Issuer
(Check all applicable)
_____ Director __X__ 10% Owner
_____ Officer (give title below) _____ Other (specify below)
5. If Amendment, Date Original Filed(Month/Day/Year)
(Street)

LOS ANGELES, CA 90067
6. Individual or Joint/Group Filing(Check Applicable Line)
___ Form filed by One Reporting Person
_X_ Form filed by More than One Reporting Person
(City)
(State)
(Zip)
Table I - Non-Derivative Securities Beneficially Owned
1.Title of Security
(Instr. 4)
2. Amount of Securities Beneficially Owned
(Instr. 4)
3. Ownership Form: Direct (D) or Indirect (I)
(Instr. 5)
4. Nature of Indirect Beneficial Ownership
(Instr. 5)
Class A common stock 52,192,278 (1) (2) (3)
D
 

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Table II - Derivative Securities Beneficially Owned (e.g., puts, calls, warrants, options, convertible securities)
1. Title of Derivative Security
(Instr. 4)
2. Date Exercisable and Expiration Date
(Month/Day/Year)
3. Title and Amount of Securities Underlying Derivative Security
(Instr. 4)
4. Conversion or Exercise Price of Derivative Security 5. Ownership Form of Derivative Security: Direct (D) or Indirect (I)
(Instr. 5)
6. Nature of Indirect Beneficial Ownership
(Instr. 5)
Date Exercisable Expiration Date Title Amount or Number of Shares

Reporting Owners

Reporting Owner Name / Address Relationships
Director 10% Owner Officer Other
ARES CORPORATE OPPORTUNITIES FUND III LP
C/O ARES MANAGEMENT, L.P.
2000 AVENUE OF THE STARS, 12TH FLOOR
LOS ANGELES, CA 90067
    X    
ACOF Operating Manager III LLC
C/O ARES MANAGEMENT, L.P.
2000 AVENUE OF THE STARS, 12TH FLOOR
LOS ANGELES, CA 90067
    X    
ARES MANAGEMENT LLC
C/O ARES MANAGEMENT, L.P.
2000 AVENUE OF THE STARS, 12TH FLOOR
LOS ANGELES, CA 90067
    X    
Ares Management Holdings L.P.
C/O ARES MANAGEMENT, L.P.
2000 AVENUE OF THE STARS, 12TH FLOOR
LOS ANGELES, CA 90067
    X    
Ares Holdco LLC
C/O ARES MANAGEMENT, L.P.
2000 AVENUE OF THE STARS, 12TH FLOOR
LOS ANGELES, CA 90067
    X    
Ares Holdings Inc.
C/O ARES MANAGEMENT, L.P.
2000 AVENUE OF THE STARS, 12TH FLOOR
LOS ANGELES, CA 90067
    X    
ARES MANAGEMENT LP
C/O ARES MANAGEMENT, L.P.
2000 AVENUE OF THE STARS, 12TH FLOOR
LOS ANGELES, CA 90067
    X    
Ares Management GP LLC
C/O ARES MANAGEMENT, L.P.
2000 AVENUE OF THE STARS, 12TH FLOOR
LOS ANGELES, CA 90067
    X    
Ares Partners Holdco LLC
C/O ARES MANAGEMENT, L.P.
2000 AVENUE OF THE STARS, 12TH FLOOR
LOS ANGELES, CA 90067
    X    

Signatures

/s/ Naseem Sagati, Authorized Signatory of ACOF Operating Manager III, LLC., Manager for ARES CORPORATE OPPORTUNITIES FUND III, L.P. 04/26/2017
**Signature of Reporting Person Date

/s/ Naseem Sagati, Authorized Signatory of ACOF OPERATING MANAGER III, LLC. 04/26/2017
**Signature of Reporting Person Date

/s/ Naseem Sagati, Authorized Signatory of ARES MANAGEMENT LLC 04/26/2017
**Signature of Reporting Person Date

/s/ Naseem Sagati, Authorized Signatory of ARES MANAGEMENT HOLDINGS L.P. 04/26/2017
**Signature of Reporting Person Date

/s/ Naseem Sagati, Authorized Signatory of ARES HOLDCO LLC 04/26/2017
**Signature of Reporting Person Date

/s/ Naseem Sagati, Authorized Signatory of ARES HOLDINGS INC. 04/26/2017
**Signature of Reporting Person Date

/s/ Naseem Sagati, Authorized Signatory of Ares Management GP LLC, general partner for ARES MANAGEMENT, L.P. 04/26/2017
**Signature of Reporting Person Date

/s/ Naseem Sagati, Authorized Signatory of ARES MANAGEMENT GP LLC 04/26/2017
**Signature of Reporting Person Date

/s/ Naseem Sagati, Authorized Signatory of ARES PARTNERS HOLDCO LLC 04/26/2017
**Signature of Reporting Person Date

Explanation of Responses:

* If the form is filed by more than one reporting person, see Instruction 5(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) Shares of Class A common stock are held directly by Ares Corporate Opportunities Fund III, L.P. (''ACOF III''). The manager of ACOF III is ACOF Operating Manager III, LLC (''ACOF Operating Manager III''), and the sole member of ACOF Operating Manager III is Ares Management LLC. The sole member of Ares Management LLC is Ares Management Holdings L.P. (''Ares Management Holdings'') and the general partner of Ares Management Holdings is Ares Holdco LLC (''Ares Holdco''). The sole member of Ares Holdco is Ares Holdings Inc. (''Ares Holdings''), whose sole stockholder is Ares Management, L.P. (''Ares Management''). (continued in footnote 2)
(2) The general partner of Ares Management is Ares Management GP LLC (''Ares Management GP'') and the sole member of Ares Management GP is Ares Partners Holdco LLC (''Ares Partners'' and, together with ACOF III, ACOF Operating Manager III, Ares Management LLC, Ares Management Holdings, Ares Holdco, Ares Holdings, Ares Management, and Ares Management GP, the ''Ares Entities''). Ares Partners is managed by a board of managers, which is composed of Michael Arougheti, R. Kipp deVeer, David Kaplan, Antony Ressler and Bennett Rosenthal. Decisions by Ares Partners' board of managers generally are made by a majority of the members, which majority, subject to certain conditions, must include Antony Ressler. (continued in footnote 3)
(3) Each of the Ares Entities (other than ACOF III with respect to the shares held directly by it) and the members of Ares Partners' board of managers and the other directors, officers, partners, stockholders, members and managers of the Ares Entities expressly disclaims beneficial ownership of the shares of these securities, except to the extent of any pecuniary interest therein, and this Form 3 shall not be deemed an admission that any such person or entity is the beneficial owner of, or has any pecuniary interest in, such securities for purposes of Section 16 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, or for any other purposes. The address of each Ares Entity is 2000 Avenue of the Stars, 12th Floor, Los Angeles, California 90067.

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