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*
Wadhwani David

(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)
Director 10% Owner
X Officer (give title below) Other (specify below)
SVP, Digital Media BU
3. Date of Earliest Transaction (Month/Day/Year)
04/15/2012
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 04/15/2012 M 930 A $00.00 11,890 D
Common Stock 04/15/2012 F 434 (1) D $33.18 11,456 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
Performance Shares $0 04/15/2012 M 930 (2) (2) Common Stock 930 $0 0 D
Explanation of Responses:
1. Shares surrendered to pay tax liability due at vesting of Performance Share Units. Shares were calculated using the closing price on April 13, 2012 as the 2012 vesting date was Sunday, April 15, 2012.
2. Represents the number of shares acquired upon vesting of 25% of the Performance Share Units earned by the participant in connection with the Performance Share award filed June 24, 2010. The participant earned 124% of the target award based on the achievement of certain pre-established performance goals during the 2008 fiscal year. This Performance Share award vested in full on the fourth anniversary of the April 15, 2008 vesting commencement date.
/s/ Justin Judd, as attorney-in-fact 04/16/2012
** Signature of Reporting Person Date
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