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*
Bryan Ronald

(Last) (First) (Middle)
9900 WEST 109TH STREET
SUITE 100

(Street)
OVERLAND PARK KS 66210

(City) (State) (Zip)
2. Issuer Name and Ticker or Trading Symbol
COMPASS MINERALS INTERNATIONAL INC [ CMP ]
5. Relationship of Reporting Person(s) to Issuer
(Check all applicable)
Director 10% Owner
X Officer (give title below) Other (specify below)
VP and General Manager
3. Date of Earliest Transaction (Month/Day/Year)
10/28/2011
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 10/28/2011 M 21,500 A $25.69 28,658 D
Common Stock 10/28/2011 M 10,000 A $33.44 38,658 D
Common Stock 10/28/2011 M 6,053 A $55.12 44,711 D
Common Stock 10/28/2011 M 4,227 A $58.99 48,938 D
Common Stock 10/28/2011 S 41,780 D $79.15 (1) 7,158 D
Common Stock 197 (2) I Company 401(k) Plan
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
Restricted Stock Unit $0 03/10/2012 03/10/2012 Common Stock 2,756 2,756 D
Restricted Stock Unit $0 03/10/2013 03/10/2013 Common Stock 1,974 1,974 D
Restricted Stock Unit $0 03/10/2014 03/10/2014 Common Stock 1,793 1,793 D
Stock Option (Right to Buy) $25.69 10/28/2011 M 21,500 01/23/2007 01/23/2013 Common Stock 21,500 $0 0 D
Stock Option (Right to Buy) $33.44 10/28/2011 M 10,000 03/12/2008 03/12/2014 Common Stock 10,000 $0 0 D
Stock Option (Right to Buy) $55.12 10/28/2011 M 6,053 03/10/2009 03/10/2015 Common Stock 8,071 $0 2,018 D
Stock Option (Right to Buy) $58.99 10/28/2011 M 4,227 03/10/2010 03/10/2016 Common Stock 8,453 $0 4,226 D
Stock Option (Right to Buy) $78.51 03/10/2011 03/10/2017 Common Stock 5,524 5,524 D
Stock Option (Right to Buy) $86.47 03/10/2012 03/10/2018 Common Stock 3,237 3,237 D
Performance Share Unit $0 03/10/2013 03/10/2013 Common Stock 509 509 D
Performance Share Unit $0 03/10/2014 03/10/2014 Common Stock 1,013 1,013 D
Explanation of Responses:
1. The shares were traded in blocks ranging in price from $79.74 to $80.00. $79.15 is the weighted average price. Information regarding the number of shares sold at each separate price is available upon request by the SEC staff, the issuer, or any security holder of the issuer.
2. The information in this report is based on a 401(k) plan statement dated as of 10/31/11.
Remarks:
/s/ Robert E. Marsh (Attorney-In-Fact) 11/01/2011
** Signature of Reporting Person Date
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