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*
NARAYEN SHANTANU

(Last) (First) (Middle)
ADOBE SYSTEMS INCORPORATED
345 PARK AVENUE

(Street)
SAN JOSE CA 95110

(City) (State) (Zip)
2. Issuer Name and Ticker or Trading Symbol
ADOBE SYSTEMS INC [ ADBE ]
5. Relationship of Reporting Person(s) to Issuer
(Check all applicable)
X Director 10% Owner
X Officer (give title below) Other (specify below)
President and CEO
3. Date of Earliest Transaction (Month/Day/Year)
05/07/2012
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
Common Stock 05/07/2012 M (1) 200,000 A $32.42 425,354 I by trust (2)
Common Stock 05/07/2012 S (1) 200,000 D $33.88 (1) 225,354 I by trust (2)
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 Option (right to buy) $32.42 05/07/2012 M (1) 200,000 05/07/2012 (3) 05/24/2012 Common Stock 200,000 $0 0 D
Explanation of Responses:
1. The option exercise and sale reported in this Form 4 were effected pursuant to a plan intended to comply with Rule 10b5-1(c), adopted by the reporting person on August 2, 2011, at which time the reporting person was not aware of material nonpublic information. On May 7, 2012, on account of broker error in failing to execute trades on May 1, 2012 under the terms of the plan, the shares were sold at a price of $33.88, which was the volume weighted average sales price of the Issuer's common stock on May 1, 2012.
2. Shares held by The Narayen Family Trust, dtd 11/30/00 of which reporting person is a trustee.
3. Option award granted on May 24, 2005 had fully vested prior to the date of this Form 4.
/s/ Justin Judd, as attorney-in-fact 05/07/2012
** Signature of Reporting Person Date
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