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*
Rodriguez John Edward

(Last) (First) (Middle)
C/O F5 NETWORKS, INC.
401 ELLIOTT AVE. WEST

(Street)
SEATTLE WA 98119

(City) (State) (Zip)
2. Issuer Name and Ticker or Trading Symbol
F5 NETWORKS INC [ FFIV ]
5. Relationship of Reporting Person(s) to Issuer
(Check all applicable)
Director 10% Owner
X Officer (give title below) Other (specify below)
EVP, Chief Accounting Officer
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
Common Stock 08/01/2012 A 1,700 (1) A $0.00 7,803 D
Common Stock 08/01/2012 M 1,592 (2) A $0.00 9,395 D
Common Stock 08/01/2012 S 1,154 D $93.6087 (3) 8,241 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
Restricted Stock Units (4) $0.00 08/01/2012 M 719 (5) (6) Common Stock 719 $0.00 8,879 D
Restricted Stock Units (4) $0.00 08/01/2012 M 676 (7) (6) Common Stock 676 $0.00 5,410 D
Restricted Stock Units (4) $0.00 08/01/2012 M 197 (8) (6) Common Stock 197 $0.00 1,773 D
Explanation of Responses:
1. Shares acquired based on performance targets for the August 2, 2010, August 1, 2011, and November 9, 2011 awards of Restricted Stock Units.
2. Shares acquired upon vesting of the August 2, 2010, August 1, 2011, and November 9, 2011 awards of service-based Restricted Stock Units.
3. This transaction was executed pursuant to a Rule 10b5-1 trading plan, in multiple trades at prices ranging from $93.26 to $94.14. The reported price is the weighted average sale price. The reporting person undertakes to provide to the Company, any security holder of the Company, or Securities and Exchange Commission staff, upon request, complete information regarding the number of shares sold at each separate price.
4. Each Restricted Stock Unit represents a contingent right to receive one share of F5 Networks, Inc. Common Stock on the vest date.
5. 8,635 of the service-based Restricted Stock Units awarded August 2, 2010 vest in twelve equal quarterly increments beginning November 1, 2010; an additional 6,000 Restricted Stock Units vest August 1, 2013.
6. If the reporting person continues to serve as an officer of the Company on the vest date, the corresponding number of shares of Common Stock of F5 Networks, Inc. will be issued to the reporting person on the vest date.
7. The August 1, 2011 award of service-based Restricted Stock Units vests in twelve equal quarterly increments beginning November 1, 2011.
8. The November 9, 2011 award of service-based Restricted Stock Units vest in twelve equal quarterly increments beginning February 1, 2012.
Remarks:
/s/ Jeffrey A. Christianson by Power of Attorney 08/03/2012
** Signature of Reporting Person Date
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