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*
LUCZO STEPHEN J

(Last) (First) (Middle)
SEAGATE TECHNOLOGY PLC
10200 S. DE ANZA BOULEVARD

(Street)
CUPERTINO CA 95014

(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)
X Director 10% Owner
X Officer (give title below) Other (specify below)
Chairman, President and CEO
3. Date of Earliest Transaction (Month/Day/Year)
08/01/2012
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
Ordinary Shares - Performance Share Units 08/01/2012 A 112,130 (1) A $0.00 215,880 D
Ordinary Shares 2,354,692 (2) I Stephen J Luczo Revocable Trust
Ordinary Shares 150,000 (2) I Red Zone Holdings Limited Partnership
Ordinary Shares 150,000 (2) I Red Zone II Limited Partnership
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 Options $30.23 08/01/2012 A 191,860 (3) 08/01/2019 Ordinary Shares 191,860 $0 191,860 D
NQ Performance Options $30.23 08/01/2012 A 206,300 (4) 08/01/2019 Ordinary Shares 206,300 $0 206,300 D
Explanation of Responses:
1. Consists of a grant of performance share units awarded to the Reporting Person under the Seagate Technology plc 2012 Equity Incentive Plan (the "Plan") for no consideration. Each peformance share unit represents a contingent right to receive one ordinary share of the Issuer. Subject to the Reporting Person's continuous service, shares will be issued to the Reporting Person upon the attainment of specified performance goals.
2. The Reporting Person disclaims beneficial ownership of these securities except to the extent of his pecuniary interest therein, and the inclusion of these shares in this report shall not be deemed an admission of beneficial ownership of all of the reported shares for purposes of Section 16 or for any other purpose.
3. Options granted to the Reporting Person under the Plan are subject to a four-year vesting schedule. Subject to the Reporting Person's continuous service, one quarter of the option shares will vest on August 1, 2013 and the remaining option shares will vest proportionally each month over each of the following 36 months beginning on September 1, 2013.
4. Options granted to the Reporting Person under the Plan will vest in full on the third anniversary of the grant date, subject to the Reporting Person's continuous service and the attainment of specified performance goals.
/S/ Roberta S. Cohen for Stephen J. Luczo 08/03/2012
** Signature of Reporting Person Date
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