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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Check this box if no longer subject to Section 16. Form 4 or Form 5 obligations may continue. See Instruction 1(b).
1. Name and Address of Reporting Person*
TA ASSOCIATES, L.P.

(Last) (First) (Middle)
JOHN HANCOCK TOWER
200 CLARENDON ST, 56TH FLOOR

(Street)
BOSTON MA 02116

(City) (State) (Zip)
2. Issuer Name and Ticker or Trading Symbol
METROPCS COMMUNICATIONS INC [ PCS ]
5. Relationship of Reporting Person(s) to Issuer
(Check all applicable)
Director 10% Owner
Officer (give title below) X Other (specify below)
See General Remarks
3. Date of Earliest Transaction (Month/Day/Year)
02/23/2012
4. If Amendment, Date of Original Filed (Month/Day/Year)
6. Individual or Joint/Group Filing (Check Applicable Line)
Form filed by One Reporting Person
X 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 02/23/2012 S (7) 31,635 (1) D $11.0439 3,151,435 I See Footnote 4 (4)
Common Stock 02/23/2012 S (7) 14,635 (2) D $11.0439 1,457,958 I See Footnote 5 (5)
Common Stock 02/23/2012 S (7) 2,815 (3) D $11.0439 280,133 I See Footnote 6 (6)
Common Stock 02/24/2012 S (7) 47,453 (1) D $11.999 3,103,982 I See Footnote 4 (4)
Common Stock 02/24/2012 S (7) 21,953 (2) D $11.999 1,436,005 I See Footnote 5 (5)
Common Stock 02/24/2012 S (7) 4,222 (3) D $11.999 275,911 I See Footnote 6 (6)
Common Stock 02/27/2012 S (7) 31,635 (1) D $11.9188 3,072,347 I See Footnote 4 (4)
Common Stock 02/27/2012 S (7) 14,635 (2) D $11.9188 1,421,370 I See Footnote 5 (5)
Common Stock 02/27/2012 S (7) 2,815 (3) D $11.9188 273,096 I See Footnote 6 (6)
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
1. Name and Address of Reporting Person*
TA ASSOCIATES, L.P.

(Last) (First) (Middle)
JOHN HANCOCK TOWER
200 CLARENDON ST, 56TH FLOOR

(Street)
BOSTON MA 02116

(City) (State) (Zip)
1. Name and Address of Reporting Person*
TA IX LP

(Last) (First) (Middle)
JOHN HANCOCK TOWER
200 CLARENDON ST. 56TH FLOOR

(Street)
BOSTON MA 02116

(City) (State) (Zip)
1. Name and Address of Reporting Person*
TA ASSOCIATES IX LLC

(Last) (First) (Middle)
JOHN HANCOCK TOWER
200 CLARENDON ST. 56TH FLOOR

(Street)
BOSTON MA 02116

(City) (State) (Zip)
1. Name and Address of Reporting Person*
TA Atlantic & Pacific V L P

(Last) (First) (Middle)
JOHN HANCOCK TOWER
200 CLARENDON ST. 56TH FLOOR

(Street)
BOSTON MA 02116

(City) (State) (Zip)
1. Name and Address of Reporting Person*
TA Associates AP V L.P.

(Last) (First) (Middle)
JOHN HANCOCK TOWER
200 CLARENDON ST. 56TH FLOOR

(Street)
BOSTON MA 02116

(City) (State) (Zip)
1. Name and Address of Reporting Person*
TA / ATLANTIC & PACIFIC IV LP

(Last) (First) (Middle)
JOHN HANCOCK TOWER
200 CLARENDON ST. 56TH FLOOR

(Street)
BOSTON MA 02116

(City) (State) (Zip)
1. Name and Address of Reporting Person*
TA ASSOCIATES AP IV LP

(Last) (First) (Middle)
JOHN HANCOCK TOWER
200 CLARENDON ST. 56TH FLOOR

(Street)
BOSTON MA 02116

(City) (State) (Zip)
Explanation of Responses:
1. These securities were sold solely by TA IX L.P.
2. These securities were sold solely by TA Atlantic and Pacific V L.P.
3. These securities were sold solely by TA/Atlantic and Pacific IV L.P.
4. These securities are owned solely by TA IX L.P. TA Associates, L.P. is the Manager of TA Associates IX LLC, which is the General Partner of TA IX L.P. Each of TA Associates, L.P. and TA Associates IX LLC may be deemed to have a beneficial interest in shares held by TA IX L.P. and each disclaims beneficial ownership of such shares, except to the extent of its pecuniary interest in such shares which is subject to indeterminable future events.
5. These securities are owned solely by TA Atlantic and Pacific V L.P. TA Associates, L.P. is the General Partner of TA Associates AP V L.P., which is the General Partner of TA Atlantic and Pacific V L.P. Each of TA Associates, L.P. and TA Associates AP V L.P. may be deemed to have a beneficial interest in shares held by TA Atlantic and Pacific V L.P. and each disclaims beneficial ownership of such shares, except to the extent of its pecuniary interest in such shares which is subject to indeterminable future events.
6. These securities are owned solely by TA/Atlantic and Pacific IV L.P. TA Associates, L.P. is the General Partner of TA Associates AP IV L.P., which is the General Partner of TA/Atlantic and Pacific IV L.P. Each of TA Associates, L.P. and TA Associates AP IV L.P. may be deemed to have a beneficial interest in shares held by TA/Atlantic and Pacific IV L.P. and each disclaims beneficial ownership of such shares, except to the extent of its pecuniary interest in such shares which is subject to indeterminable future events.
7. The sales reported in this Form 4 were effected pursuant to a Rule 10b5-1 trading plan adopted by TA Associates, L.P. on August 24, 2011.
Remarks:
The Reporting Persons are members of a 13(d) group. The Reporting Persons have a representative on the Issuer's board of directors. C. Kevin Landry currently serves as the Reporting Person's representative on the board of directors and, as such, the Reporting Persons are deemed directors of the Issuer. Due to the limit of joint filers that can be included on one form, TA Associates, L.P., TA IX L.P., TA Associates IX LLC, TA Atlantic and Pacific V L.P., TA Associates AP V L.P., TA/Atlantic and Pacific IV L.P., TA Associates AP IV L.P., TA Strategic Partners Fund A L.P., TA Strategic Partners Fund B L.P., TA Associates SPF L.P., and TA Investors II L.P. have filed two separate forms simultaneously, which relate to the same securities of the Issuer held by such Reporting Persons.
TA Associates, L.P. By Thomas P. Alber, Chief Financial Officer 02/27/2012
TA IX L.P., By TA Associates IX LLC, Its General Partner, By TA Associates, L.P., Its Manager, By Thomas P. Alber, Chief Financial Officer 02/27/2012
TA Associates IX LLC, By TA Associates, L.P., Its Manager, By Thomas P. Alber, Chief Financial Officer 02/27/2012
TA Atlantic and Pacific V L.P., By TA Associates AP V L.P., Its General Partner, By TA Associates, L.P., Its General Partner, By Thomas P. Alber, Chief Financial Officer 02/27/2012
TA Associates AP V L.P., By TA Associates, L.P., Its General Parter, By Thomas P. Alber, Chief Financial Officer 02/27/2012
TA/Atlantic and Pacific IV L.P., By TA Associates AP IV L.P., Its General Partner, By TA Associates, L.P., Its General Partner, By Thomas P. Alber, Chief Financial Officer 02/27/2012
TA Associates AP IV L.P., By TA Associates, L.P., Its General Partner, By Thomas P. Alber, Chief Financial Officer 02/27/2012
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