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*
PALAGIANO VINCENT F

(Last) (First) (Middle)
209 HAVEMEYER STREET

(Street)
BROOKLYN NY 11211

(City) (State) (Zip)
2. Issuer Name and Ticker or Trading Symbol
DIME COMMUNITY BANCSHARES INC [ DCOM ]
5. Relationship of Reporting Person(s) to Issuer
(Check all applicable)
X Director 10% Owner
X Officer (give title below) Other (specify below)
Chairman and CEO
3. Date of Earliest Transaction (Month/Day/Year)
10/27/2015
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 10/27/2015 10/27/2015 X 8,257 A $13.74 661,189 D
Common Stock 10/27/2015 10/27/2015 S 8,257 D $18 652,932 D
Common Stock 10/28/2015 10/28/2015 X 41,743 A $13.74 694,675 D
Common Stock 10/28/2015 10/28/2015 S 41,743 D $18.049 652,932 D
Common Stock 0 I 401(k) Plan
Common Stock 348,759 I Bmp
Common Stock 60,112 I Esop
Common Stock 0 I Restricted Stock Award
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
Stock Options (Right to Buy) $13.74 10/27/2015 10/27/2015 X 8,257 02/01/2008 (1) 05/01/2017 Common Stock 8,257 $0 191,743 D
Stock Options (Right to Buy) $13.74 10/28/2015 10/28/2015 X 41,743 02/01/2008 (1) 05/01/2017 Common Stock 41,743 $0 150,000 D
Explanation of Responses:
1. Options vest in equal 1/4th annual installments on May 1, 2008, 2009, 2010 and 2011.
/s/ VINCENT F. PALAGIANO 10/29/2015
** Signature of Reporting Person Date
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