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*
Rencher Bradley

(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 Marketing BU
3. Date of Earliest Transaction (Month/Day/Year)
01/24/2012
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 01/24/2012 M 6,934 A $00.00 29,008 D
Common Stock 01/24/2012 F 2,312 (1) D $30.95 26,696 D
Common Stock 01/24/2012 M 4,250 A $00.00 30,946 D
Common Stock 01/24/2012 F 1,336 (2) D $30.95 29,610 D
Common Stock 01/25/2012 M 4,100 A $00.00 33,710 D
Common Stock 01/25/2012 F 1,289 (2) D $31.34 32,421 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 01/24/2012 M 6,934 (3) (3) Common Stock 6,934 $0 13,866 D
Restricted Stock Units $0 01/24/2012 M 4,250 (4) (4) Common Stock 4,250 $0 12,750 D
Restricted Stock Units $0 01/25/2012 M 4,100 (5) (5) Common Stock 4,100 $0 8,200 D
Performance Shares $0 01/24/2012 A V 67,500 (6) (7) (7) Common Stock 67,500 $0 67,500 D
Restricted Stock Units $0 01/24/2012 A 45,000 (8) (8) Common Stock 45,000 $0 45,000 D
Explanation of Responses:
1. Shares surrendered to pay tax liability due at vesting of Performance Share Units.
2. Shares surrendered to pay tax liability due at vesting of Restricted Stock Units.
3. Represents the number of shares acquired upon vesting of 1/3 of the Performance Share Units earned by the participant in connection with the Performance Share award filed August 29, 2011. The participant earned 130% of the target award based on the achievement of certain pre-established performance goals during the 2011 fiscal year. The remaining Performance Share Units will vest as to 1/3 of the full earned amount on each of the second and third anniversary of the January 24, 2011 grant date.
4. Vests at a rate of 25% annually on the first, second, third and fourth anniversary of the January 24, 2011 grant date. The remaining units will vest on January 24, 2013 as to 4,250 shares, January 24, 2014 as to 4,250 shares and January 24, 2015 as to the remaining 4,250 shares.
5. Vests at a rate of 25% annually on the first, second, third and fourth anniversary of the January 25, 2010 grant date. The remaining units will vest on January 25, 2013 as to 4,100 shares and January 25, 2014 as to the remaining 4,100 shares.
6. Represents the maximum number of Performance Shares that will be earned, if at all, based on the achievement of certain pre-established performance goals during the 2012 fiscal year. Each Performance Share Unit represents a contingent right to receive one share of ADBE common stock. The maximum number represents 150% of the target payout of 45,000 shares.
7. Vesting of the Performance Share Units will be 1/3 of the full earned amount upon the later of the (i) certification of performance goal achievement and (ii) one year anniversary of the January 24, 2012 grant date, with the remaining Units vesting as to 1/3 of the full earned amount on each of the second and third anniversary of the grant date, if the initial performance goals are achieved.
8. Vests at a rate of 25% annually on the first, second, third and fourth anniversary of the January 24, 2012 grant date.
/s/ Justin Judd, as attorney-in-fact 01/26/2012
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