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*
YOUNG MARTIN H JR

(Last) (First) (Middle)
C/O BERRY PETROLEUM COMPANY
1999 BROADWAY, SUITE 3700

(Street)
DENVER CO 80202

(City) (State) (Zip)
2. Issuer Name and Ticker or Trading Symbol
BERRY PETROLEUM CO [ BRY ]
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)
11/07/2012
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
Class A Common Stock 40,000 D
Class A Common Stock 11/07/2012 P 7,500 A $32.1081 7,500 I Held in Charitable Remainder Trust
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
Phantom Stock Units (1) $0 (1) 08/08/1988 (2) 08/08/1988 (2) Class A Common Stock 91,537 91,537 D
Nonstatutory Stock Option 12-15-05 $30.645 12/15/2005 12/15/2015 Class A Common Stock 10,000 10,000 D
Nonstatutory Stock Option 12-15-06 $32.565 12/15/2006 12/14/2016 Class A Common Stock 10,000 10,000 D
2007 Restricted Stock Unit (1) $0 (3) 01/01/2008 (4) 12/13/2017 Class A Common Stock 1,319 1,319 D
NSO 2007 $43.61 12/14/2007 12/13/2017 Class A Common Stock 3,956 3,956 D
March 2011 Director RSU (1) $0 (3) 03/02/2011 (4) 03/02/2021 Class A Common Stock 2,499 2,499 D
March 2 2012 Director RSU Grant $0 03/02/2012 03/02/2022 Class A Common Stock 2,231 2,231 D
Explanation of Responses:
1. 1 for 1
2. Phantom Stock Units acquired under the Company's Non-Employee Director Deferred Compensation Plan in a transaction exempt under Rule 16b-3(c). Shares of Common Stock are issued under terms of the Plan upon resignation from the board of directors.
3. Each RSU represents a contingent right to receive one share of Berry Petroleum Company Class A Common Stock
4. The RSU is subject to a deferral election. Shares of Class A Common Stock will be delivered to the reporting person as per the terms of the deferral election.
Kenneth A Olson under POA for Martin Young 11/08/2012
** Signature of Reporting Person Date
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