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*
STENSON TOM D

(Last) (First) (Middle)
C/O FARMER MAC
1999 K STREET NW, 4TH FLOOR

(Street)
WASHINGTON DC 20006

(City) (State) (Zip)
2. Issuer Name and Ticker or Trading Symbol
FEDERAL AGRICULTURAL MORTGAGE CORP [ AGM ]
5. Relationship of Reporting Person(s) to Issuer
(Check all applicable)
Director 10% Owner
X Officer (give title below) Other (specify below)
Chief Operating Officer
3. Date of Earliest Transaction (Month/Day/Year)
05/16/2012
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 C Non-Voting Common Stock 05/16/2012 M 13,000 (1) A $5.93 44,027 (2) D
Class C Non-Voting Common Stock 05/16/2012 D 2,994 (1) D $25.74 41,033 (2) D
Class C Non-Voting Common Stock 05/16/2012 F 3,222 (1) D $25.74 37,811 (2) D
Class C Non-Voting Common Stock 05/17/2012 S 6,784 (3) D $25.3411 31,027 (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
Stock Appreciation Right $5.93 05/16/2012 M 13,000 05/31/2010 (4) 06/04/2019 Class C Non-Voting Common Stock 40,000 $0 27,000 D
Explanation of Responses:
1. Mr. Stenson received 6,784 shares of the Federal Agricultural Mortgage Corporation's Class C Non-Voting Common Stock upon net share settlement of his exercise of 13,000 stock appreciation rights with a grant price of $5.93 per share. That exercise entitled Mr. Stenson to receive 10,006 shares of the Corporation's Class C Non-Voting Common Stock, and 3,222 shares were retained by the Corporation to satsify tax withholding requirements arising from the exercise. Each stock appreciation right represents the right to receive, upon exercise, the number of shares of the Corporation's Class C Non-Voting Common Stock equal to the excess of the fair market value of shares on the exercise date over the grant price.
2. Includes 10,000, 5,000 and 4,500 shares of restricted stock granted to Mr. Stenson pursuant to the Federal Agricultural Mortgage Corporation's 2008 Omnibus Incentive Plan that will vest on March 31, 2013, March 31, 2014, and March 31, 2015, respectively, if the Corporation meets certain performance objectives related to business volume and portfolio charge-offs and delinquencies, as specified in the related award agreement.
3. Transaction effected during an open trading window for key employees of the Federal Agricultural Mortgage Corporation.
4. Stock appreciation right exercisable beginning May 31, 2010 with respect to 13,333 shares, beginning May 31, 2011 with respect to 13,333 shares and beginning May 31, 2012 with respect to 13,334 shares.
Remarks:
/s/ Stephen P. Mullery, as attorney-in-fact for Tom Stenson 05/17/2012
** Signature of Reporting Person Date
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