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*
Hata William

(Last) (First) (Middle)
101 INNOVATION DRIVE

(Street)
SAN JOSE CA 95134

(City) (State) (Zip)
2. Issuer Name and Ticker or Trading Symbol
ALTERA CORP [ ALTR ]
5. Relationship of Reporting Person(s) to Issuer
(Check all applicable)
Director 10% Owner
X Officer (give title below) Other (specify below)
Sr VP, WW Ops & Engineering
3. Date of Earliest Transaction (Month/Day/Year)
12/20/2013
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 12/20/2013 M 20,000 A $23.47 140,659 D
Common Stock 12/20/2013 S 20,000 (1) D $31.378 (2) 120,659 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) $23.47 (3) 12/20/2013 M 20,000 (4) 01/05/2014 Common Stock 20,000 $31.378 0 D
Explanation of Responses:
1. The sale was made pursuant to a Rule 10b5-1 Sales Plan adopted by the Reporting Person on June 11, 2013.
2. The 20,000 shares were sold in 9 lots ranging from 82 shares to 6,078 shares per lot. The sale price ranged between $31.32 and $31.40. The price reported above represents the weighted average sale price. The Reporting Person undertakes to provide to any security holder of Altera Corporation or the staff of the Securities and Exchange Commission, upon request, full information regarding the number of shares and prices at which the transactions were affected.
3. The per share exercise price for the Shares to be issued pursuant to exercise of an option shall be no less than 100% of the Fair Market Value per share on the date of Grant.
4. Subject to the Reporting Person's continuing employment and the provisions in the Altera's standard form of stock option agreement, the options shall commence vesting at 25% of the shares on the first anniversary of the grant date and monthly thereafter such that the option will be fully vested four years after the grant date.
WILLIAM HATA 12/23/2013
** Signature of Reporting Person Date
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