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*
Melkote Keerti

(Last) (First) (Middle)
1344 CROSSMAN AVENUE

(Street)
SUNNYVALE CA 94089

(City) (State) (Zip)
2. Issuer Name and Ticker or Trading Symbol
ARUBA NETWORKS, INC. [ ARUN ]
5. Relationship of Reporting Person(s) to Issuer
(Check all applicable)
X Director 10% Owner
X Officer (give title below) Other (specify below)
Chief Technology Officer
3. Date of Earliest Transaction (Month/Day/Year)
09/14/2012
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 09/14/2012 M 12,500 A $7.58 173,484 D
Common Stock 09/14/2012 S (1) 12,500 D $22 160,984 D
Common Stock 3,328 I by Daughter (2)
Common Stock 3,328 I by Son (2)
Common Stock 304 I by Spouse
Common Stock 1,217,723 I by Trust
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) $7.58 09/14/2012 M 12,500 (3) 06/11/2016 Common Stock 12,500 $0.0 262,500 D
Explanation of Responses:
1. The sale reported in this Form 4 was effected pursuant to a Rule 10b5-1 trading plan adopted by the Reporting Person on January 12, 2012.
2. Shares held in custodial account.
3. 25% of the shares subject to this option will vest and become exercisable on June 12, 2010, and the remaining shares will vest monthly thereafter, such that 100% of the shares subject to the option will be fully vested and exercisable on June 12, 2013.
Remarks:
Beneficial ownership by Trust includes 47 shares acquired by Reporting Person on 9/4/2012 through the Company's Employee Stock Purchase Plan.
By: Jeannette Bjoernsen Attorney-in-Fact For: Keerti G. Melkote 09/18/2012
** Signature of Reporting Person Date
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