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*
Harty Thomas H

(Last) (First) (Middle)
57 FIELD TERRACE

(Street)
IRVINGTON NY 10533

(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)
President-National Media Group
3. Date of Earliest Transaction (Month/Day/Year)
09/11/2012
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 ($1 par value) (1) 09/11/2012 M 25,000 A $29.23 42,149 D
Common Stock ($1 par value) (1) 09/11/2012 M 38,100 A $28.6 80,249 D
Common Stock ($1 par value) (1) 09/11/2012 F 56,388 D $35.32 23,861 D
Common Stock ($1 par value) (1) 09/12/2012 S 6,370 D $35.4 17,491 D
Common Stock ($1 par value) (1) 09/11/2012 S 42 D $35.44 17,449 D
Common Stock ($1 par value) (1) 09/11/2012 S 300 D $35.46 17,149 D
Common Stock ($1 par value) (2) 1,852.227 I by Managed Account
Common Stock (Restricted) ($1 par value) (3) 55,419 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
Non-Qualified Stock Option (right to buy) (4) $29.23 09/11/2012 M 25,000 08/12/2011 08/12/2018 Common Stock ($1 par value) 25,000 $0 0 D
Non-Qualified Stock Option (right to buy) (5) $28.6 09/11/2012 M 38,100 08/11/2012 08/11/2019 Common Stock ($1 par value) 38,100 $0 140,500 D
Explanation of Responses:
1. Shares held by the reporting person in street name.
2. Shares held in the reporting person's Meredith Corporation Employee Stock Purchase Plan account. Quarterly dividends on these shares 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. Nonqualified stock options granted pursuant to the Meredith Corp. Stock Incentive Plan. Each becomes exercisable in its entirety on the third anniversary of the date of grant.
5. 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.
Remarks:
By: Teresa T. Rinker, by Power of Attorney For: Thomas H. Harty 09/13/2012
** Signature of Reporting Person Date
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