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*
COX PHILLIP R

(Last) (First) (Middle)
221 EAST FOURTH STREET

(Street)
CINCINNATI OH 45202

(City) (State) (Zip)
2. Issuer Name and Ticker or Trading Symbol
CINCINNATI BELL INC [ CBB ]
5. Relationship of Reporting Person(s) to Issuer
(Check all applicable)
X Director 10% Owner
Officer (give title below) Other (specify below)
3. Date of Earliest Transaction (Month/Day/Year)
08/14/2012
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 08/14/2012 M 2,650 A $3.715 44,917.925 (1) D
Common Stock 08/14/2012 S 2,650 D $4.5 42,267.925 (1) 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
Option to Buy (2) $4.51 04/29/2003 04/29/2013 Common Stock 9,000 9,000 D
Option to Buy (2) $4.245 04/23/2004 04/23/2014 Common Stock 9,000 9,000 D
Option to Buy (2) $3.87 04/29/2005 04/29/2015 Common Stock 9,000 9,000 D
Option to Buy (2) $4.195 04/28/2006 04/28/2016 Common Stock 9,000 9,000 D
Option to Buy (3) $5.31 05/03/2007 05/03/2017 Common Stock 9,000 9,000 D
Phantom Shares (4) (5) (5) Common Stock 6,000 27,221.363 D
Phantom Shares (4) (5) (5) Common Stock 6,000 33,221.363 D
Phantom Shares (4) (5) (5) Common Stock 6,000 39,221.363 D
Phantom Shares (4) (5) (5) Common Shares 6,000 45,221.363 D
Phantom Shares (4) (5) (5) Common Stock 6,000 51,221.363 D
Phantom Shares (4) (5) (5) Common Stock 6,000 57,221.363 D
Phantom Shares (4) (5) (5) Common Stock 6,000 63,221.363 D
Option to Buy (2) $3.715 08/14/2012 M 2,650 01/02/2003 01/03/2013 Common Stock 2,650 $0 0 D
Explanation of Responses:
1. Includes 50.928 shares held by Trustee of DRP.
2. Option shares granted under the 1997 Stock Option Plan for Non-Employee Directors which is a Rule 16b-3 Plan.
3. Option shares granted under the 2007 Stock Option Plan for Non-Employee Directors which is is Rule 16b-3 Plan.
4. One for one conversion.
5. Phantom shares are payable in cash following retirement or termination of the reporting person's affiliation with the Company.
Remarks:
Christopher J. Wilson, Attorney-in-fact for Phillip R. Cox 08/16/2012
** Signature of Reporting Person Date
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