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*
SNYDER CHARLES J

(Last) (First) (Middle)
601 MERRITT 7

(Street)
NORWALK CT 06851

(City) (State) (Zip)
2. Issuer Name and Ticker or Trading Symbol
FACTSET RESEARCH SYSTEMS INC [ FDS ]
5. Relationship of Reporting Person(s) to Issuer
(Check all applicable)
X Director 10% Owner
Officer (give title below) Other (specify below)
3. Date of Earliest Transaction (Month/Day/Year)
12/19/2012
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
FactSet Common Stock 12/19/2012 M 4,500 A $19.47 2,258,648 D
FactSet Common Stock 12/19/2012 M 4,500 A $24.97 2,263,148 D
FactSet Common Stock 12/19/2012 M 4,500 A $37.55 2,267,648 D
FactSet Common Stock 12/19/2012 M 4,500 A $42.05 2,272,148 D
FactSet Common Stock 12/19/2012 S 18,000 D $90.77 2,254,148 D
FactSet Common Stock 12/19/2012 G 23,000 D $91.21 (1) 2,231,148 (2) 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
Non-Qualified Stock Option (right to buy) $19.47 12/19/2012 M 4,500 01/10/2004 01/10/2013 FactSet Common Stock 4,500 (3) 35,941 D
Non-Qualified Stock Option (right to buy) $24.97 12/19/2012 M 4,500 01/09/2005 01/09/2014 FactSet Common Stock 4,500 (3) 31,441 D
Non-Qualified Stock Option (right to buy) $37.55 12/19/2012 M 4,500 12/22/2005 12/22/2014 FactSet Common Stock 4,500 (3) 26,941 D
Non-Qualified Stock Option (right to buy) $42.04 12/19/2012 M 4,500 12/21/2006 12/21/2015 FactSet Common Stock 4,500 (3) 22,441 D
Explanation of Responses:
1. Based on the average of the high and low price of FactSet common stock on December 19, 2012.
2. Note that 1,489,748 of Mr. Snyder's shares are held directly and that an additional 741,400 shares are held indirectly as follows: 236,400 shares in the 2011 Grantor Retained Annuity Trust and 505,000 shares in 2012 Grantor Retained Annuity Trust.
3. Column 8 has been intentionally left blank because the transaction was an exercise of a derivative security.
/s/ Charles J. Snyder 12/20/2012
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