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*
WILLIAMS JEFFREY E

(Last) (First) (Middle)
1 INFINITE LOOP

(Street)
CUPERTINO CA 95014

(City) (State) (Zip)
2. Issuer Name and Ticker or Trading Symbol
APPLE INC [ AAPL ]
5. Relationship of Reporting Person(s) to Issuer
(Check all applicable)
Director 10% Owner
X Officer (give title below) Other (specify below)
Senior Vice President
3. Date of Earliest Transaction (Month/Day/Year)
10/01/2015
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 10/01/2015 M 92,764 A (1) 95,632 (2) D
Common Stock (3) 10/01/2015 F 45,891 D $109.58 49,741 D
Common Stock 10/02/2015 S 42,573 (4) D $110.44 (5) 7,168 D
Common Stock 10/02/2015 S 4,300 (4) D $110.94 (6) 2,868 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
Restricted Stock Unit (1) 10/01/2015 M 92,764 (7) (8) (9) (10) (7) Common Stock 92,764 (1) 0 D
Explanation of Responses:
1. Each restricted stock unit represents the right to receive, at settlement, one share of common stock. This transaction represents the settlement of restricted stock units in shares of common stock on their scheduled vesting date.
2. The number of securities reported reflects the acquisition on January 31, 2015 of 260 shares of Apple Inc.'s common stock pursuant to the Apple Inc. Amended Employee Stock Purchase Plan ("ESPP") for the ESPP purchase period of August 1, 2014 through January 31, 2015.
3. Shares withheld by Registrant to satisfy the minimum statutory tax withholding requirements on vesting of restricted stock units.
4. This transaction was made pursuant to a Rule10b5-1 trading plan adopted by the reporting person on May 29, 2015.
5. This transaction was executed in multiple trades at prices ranging from $109.92 to $110.91; the price reported above reflects the weighted average sale price. The reporting person hereby undertakes to provide full information regarding the number of shares and prices at which the transactions were effected upon request to the SEC staff, the Registrant, or a security holder of the Registrant.
6. This transaction was executed in multiple trades at prices ranging from $110.92 to $111.01; the price reported above reflects the weighted average sale price. The reporting person hereby undertakes to provide full information regarding the number of shares and prices at which the transactions were effected upon request to the SEC staff, the Registrant, or a security holder of the Registrant.
7. This award was granted on March 3, 2014, for a "target number" of 46,382 restricted stock units (adjusted for Apple's 7:1 stock split in June 2014). Between 0% and 200% of the target number of units would vest on October 1, 2015, with the vesting percentage determined based on Apple's total shareholder return (TSR) relative to the other companies in the S&P 500 from September 29, 2013 through September 26, 2015.
8. TSR is calculated based on the change in a company's stock price during the two-year period, taking into account any dividends paid during that period, which are assumed to be reinvested in the stock. In accordance with the terms of the award, the beginning value used for calculating TSR is the average closing stock price for the 20 trading days prior to September 29, 2013. Apple's beginning value was calculated to be $68.67 (adjusted for dividends and Apple's 7:1 stock split in June 2014). Similarly, the ending value used for calculating TSR is the average closing price for the 20 trading days ending on September 26, 2015. Apple's ending value was calculated to be $117.67 (adjusted for dividends).
9. This award provided that if Apple's relative TSR performance is ranked at or above the 85th percentile for companies in the S&P 500 for the performance period, 200% of the target number of RSUs vest. If Apple's performance is ranked at or above the 55th percentile, 100% of the target number of RSUs vest. If Apple's performance is ranked at or above the 25th percentile, 25% of the target number of RSUs vest, and if Apple's performance is ranked below the 25th percentile, 0%of the target number of RSUs vest. If Apple's performance is between these levels, the portion of the RSUs that vest is determined on a straight-line basis (i.e., linearly interpolated) between the two nearest vesting percentages.
10. Apple needed to achieve a TSR of at least 52.73% to rank at or above the 85th percentile for companies in the S&P 500 for the performance period. Apple's TSR for the two-year period was 71.35%, which ranked 38th of the 478 companies that were included in the S&P 500 for the period and placed Apple in the 92nd percentile. Therefore, 92,764 RSUs subject to performance requirements vested.
Remarks:
Exhibit 24 - Power of Attorney
/s/ Sam Whittington, Attorney-in-Fact for Jeffrey E. Williams 10/05/2015
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