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*
ZIESER JOHN S

(Last) (First) (Middle)
1716 LOCUST STREET

(Street)
DES MOINES IA 50309-3023

(City) (State) (Zip)
2. Issuer Name and Ticker or Trading Symbol
MEREDITH CORP [ MDP ]
5. Relationship of Reporting Person(s) to Issuer
(Check all applicable)
Director 10% Owner
X Officer (give title below) Other (specify below)
Chief Development Officer
3. Date of Earliest Transaction (Month/Day/Year)
08/13/2012
4. If Amendment, Date of Original Filed (Month/Day/Year)
08/13/2012
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 ($1 par value) (1) 08/13/2012 S 129 D $34.3235 12,461.7106 I by Managed Account
Common Stock ($1 par value) (2) 1,821.88 D
Common Stock (Restricted) ($1 par value) (3) 31,500 D
Common Stock ($1 par value) (4) 1,856 I by Spouse
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
Stock equivalent units (5) $0.0 08/08/1988 08/08/1988 Common Stock ($1 par value) 40,556.57 40,556.57 D
Non-Qualified Stock Option (right to buy) (6) (7) $0.0 08/08/1988 08/08/1988 Common Stock ($1 par value) 411,000 411,000 D
Explanation of Responses:
1. Shares held in reporting person's IRA account; Meredith Corp. Savings & Investment Plan account; and Meredith Corp. Employee Stock Purchase Plan account, upon all of which quarterly dividends are paid in the form of additional Common Stock ($1 par value).
2. Shares are held in the reporting person's Dividend Reinvestment Plan account, upon which quarterly dividends are paid in the form of additional Common Stock ($1 par value).
3. Shares were awarded pursuant to the Meredith Corporation Stock Incentive Plans. The shares are subject to forfeiture and are nontransferable until vested, either on the third or the fifth anniversary of the grant date, as specified in each award agreement.
4. Shares purchased by spouse for her own account and the children's custodial accounts.
5. Stock equivalents issued pursuant to Meredith Corporation's Deferred Compensation Plan or Stock Incentive Plan which will be converted to Common Stock ($1 par value) on a one-for-one basis in connection with the reporting person's retirement from or termination of Meredith Corporation employment.
6. Nonqualified stock options granted pursuant to the Meredith Corporation Stock Incentive Plan. Each becomes exercisable in its entirety on the third anniversary of the grant date, expires on the 10th anniversary of the grant date, and has an exercise price as specified in the award agreement.
7. Exercise of the nonqualified stock options and withholding of a portion of the exercise shares to pay the exercise price and taxes were previously reported in error. The transactions did not take place.
Remarks:
By: Teresa T. Rinker, by Power of Attorney For: John S. Zieser 08/13/2012
** Signature of Reporting Person Date
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