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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Check this box if no longer subject to Section 16. Form 4 or Form 5 obligations may continue. See Instruction 1(b).
1. Name and Address of Reporting Person*
DE PLANQUE E GAIL

(Last) (First) (Middle)
C/O NORTHEAST UTILITIES
ONE FEDERAL STREET, BUILDING 111-4

(Street)
SPRINGFIELD MA 01105

(City) (State) (Zip)
2. Issuer Name and Ticker or Trading Symbol
NORTHEAST UTILITIES [ NU ]
5. Relationship of Reporting Person(s) to Issuer
(Check all applicable)
Director 10% Owner
Officer (give title below) X Other (specify below)
Trustee
3. Date of Earliest Transaction (Month/Day/Year)
11/19/2009
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 Shares, $5.00 par value 11/19/2009 M 2,500 (1) A $18.4375 30,901 (2) D
Common Shares, $5.00 par value 11/19/2009 S 2,500 D $23.94 28,401 (2) 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
Employee Stock Option (right to buy) $18.4375 11/19/2009 M 2,500 02/22/2001 (1) 02/22/2010 Common Shares, $5.00 par value 2,500 $18.4375 0.0 D
Explanation of Responses:
1. The options exercised to purchase 2,500 Common Shares were granted on February 22, 2000 and vested 50% on that date and 50% on February 22, 2001. The option exercised and sale reported on this Form 4 were effected pursuant to a Rule 10b5-1 trading plan adopted by Dr. de Planque.
2. Dr. de Planque's total includes restricted share units receipt of which has been deferred, and dividend equivalents thereon. Dr. de Planque also beneficially owns 5,000 vested options to purchase Common Shares, the ownership of which was previously reported on Form 4.
Remarks:
E. Gail de Planque, By: O. Kay Comendul/POA 11/20/2009
** Signature of Reporting Person Date
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