SEC Form 3
FORM 3 UNITED STATES SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549

INITIAL STATEMENT OF BENEFICIAL OWNERSHIP OF SECURITIES

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*
Poitras Kevin J

(Last) (First) (Middle)
C/O GENERAL DYNAMICS CORPORATION
2941 FAIRVIEW PARK DRIVE

(Street)
FALLS CHURCH VA 22042

(City) (State) (Zip)
2. Date of Event Requiring Statement (Month/Day/Year)
05/02/2012
3. Issuer Name and Ticker or Trading Symbol
GENERAL DYNAMICS CORP [ GD ]
4. Relationship of Reporting Person(s) to Issuer
(Check all applicable)
Director 10% Owner
X Officer (give title below) Other (specify below)
Vice President
5. 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 Beneficially Owned
1. Title of Security (Instr. 4) 2. Amount of Securities Beneficially Owned (Instr. 4) 3. Ownership Form: Direct (D) or Indirect (I) (Instr. 5) 4. Nature of Indirect Beneficial Ownership (Instr. 5)
Common Stock, $1.00 par value 5,500 D
Common Stock, $1.00 par value 1,130 (1) D
Table II - Derivative Securities Beneficially Owned
(e.g., puts, calls, warrants, options, convertible securities)
1. Title of Derivative Security (Instr. 4) 2. Date Exercisable and Expiration Date (Month/Day/Year) 3. Title and Amount of Securities Underlying Derivative Security (Instr. 4) 4. Conversion or Exercise Price of Derivative Security 5. Ownership Form: Direct (D) or Indirect (I) (Instr. 5) 6. Nature of Indirect Beneficial Ownership (Instr. 5)
Date Exercisable Expiration Date Title Amount or Number of Shares
Stock Options 03/07/2013 (2) 03/06/2019 Common Stock 12,070 71.01 D
Stock Options 03/02/2012 (3) 03/01/2018 Common Stock 12,810 74.81 D
Stock Options 03/03/2011 (4) 03/02/2015 Common Stock 10,400 73.49 D
Stock Options 03/05/2009 (5) 03/04/2013 Common Stock 12,050 82.78 D
Explanation of Responses:
1. Represents a target number of restricted stock units ("RSUs") each of which entitles the Reporting Person to receive one share of General Dynamics common stock. The number of RSUs ultimately earned by the Reporting Person will be determined based on a performance metric tied to return on invested capital during the year of grant, and may range from 0% to 200% of the target amount. Following the performance period, the earned RSUs are subject to an additional three year time-vesting period.
2. Fifty percent become exercisable on 3/7/2013 and the remaining fifty percent become exercisable on 3/7/2014.
3. Fifty percent became exercisable on 3/2/12 and the remaining fifty percent become exercisable on 3/2/13.
4. Fifty percent became exercisable on 3/3/11 and the remaining fifty percent became exercisable on 3/3/12.
5. Fifty percent became exercisable on 3/5/09 and the remaining fifty percent became exercisable on 3/5/10.
Remarks:
Neal Wheeler, by power of attorney 05/04/2012
** Signature of Reporting Person Date
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