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*
Maguire James F

(Last) (First) (Middle)
C/O AMERICAN SUPERCONDUCTOR CORP.
64 JACKSON ROAD

(Street)
DEVENS MA 01434

(City) (State) (Zip)
2. Date of Event Requiring Statement (Month/Day/Year)
05/09/2012
3. Issuer Name and Ticker or Trading Symbol
AMERICAN SUPERCONDUCTOR CORP /DE/ [ AMSC ]
4. Relationship of Reporting Person(s) to Issuer
(Check all applicable)
Director 10% Owner
X Officer (give title below) Other (specify below)
EVP, Gridtec Solutions
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 29,456 D
Common Stock 1,474 (1) I By 401(k) Plan
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 Option (Right to buy) 03/01/2008 (2) 03/01/2017 Common Stock 20,000 14.06 D
Stock Option (Right to buy) 05/11/2010 (3) 05/11/2019 Common Stock 6,666 25.5 D
Stock Option (Right to buy) 05/12/2011 (4) 05/12/2020 Common Stock 5,000 29.24 D
Stock Option (Right to buy) 05/11/2012 (5) 05/11/2021 Common Stock 20,000 11.63 D
Explanation of Responses:
1. The reporting person holds 1,474 shares indirectly through the company's 401(k) plan as of April 30, 2012.
2. The options are vested with respect to 20,000 shares.
3. The options are vested with respect to 3,333 shares. The remaining 3,333 shares will vest 5/11/2012.
4. The options are vested with respect to 1,667 shares. The remaining 3,333 shares vest in two equal annual installments on 5/11/2012 and 5/11/2013.
5. The 20,000 shares will vest in three equal annual installments beginning 5/11/2012.
Remarks:
/s/ James F. Maguire 05/10/2012
** Signature of Reporting Person Date
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