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*
MORTON DAVID H JR

(Last) (First) (Middle)
SEAGATE TECHNOLOGY
920 DISC DRIVE

(Street)
SCOTTS VALLEY CA 950600

(City) (State) (Zip)
2. Issuer Name and Ticker or Trading Symbol
Seagate Technology plc [ STX ]
5. Relationship of Reporting Person(s) to Issuer
(Check all applicable)
Director 10% Owner
X Officer (give title below) Other (specify below)
VP,FINANCE,TREASURER &PAO
3. Date of Earliest Transaction (Month/Day/Year)
09/13/2010
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
Restricted Stock Units 09/13/2010 A 11,000 (1) A $0.00 13,549 D
Common Shares 09/13/2010 S 245 D $10.973 (2) 13,304 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
NQ Stock Options $11.065 09/13/2010 A 27,500 09/13/2011 (3) 09/13/2017 Common shares 27,500 $0.00 27,500 D
Explanation of Responses:
1. Consists of a grant of restricted stock units awarded to the Reporting Person under the 2004 Stock Compensation Plan for no consideration. Each restricted stock unit represents a contingent right to receive one share of Seagate common stock. Subject to the Reporting Person's Continuous Service with the Coompany, vested shares to be released to the reporting person on each of the first four anniversaries of the vesting commencement date of September 13, 2010.
2. Shares sold pursuant to vesting provisions under the restricted stock unit award issued on September 11, 2008.Shares sold to pay tax liabilities resulting from the vesting of 667 Restricted Stock Units issued on September 12, 2008. The sale was effected pursuant to a Rule 10b5-1 trading plan.
3. Options granted to the Reporting Person under the 2004 Stock Compensation Plan are subject to a four-year vesting schedule. One quarter of the option shares vested on September 13, 2011. The remaining option shares are vesting proportionally each month over the 36 months following September 13, 2011.
/S/ Roberta S Cohen for David H. Morton Jr. 09/15/2010
** Signature of Reporting Person Date
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