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*
SEIFFER JONATHAN A

(Last) (First) (Middle)
11111 SANTA MONICA BOULEVARD, SUITE 2000

(Street)
LOS ANGELES CA 90025

(City) (State) (Zip)
2. Issuer Name and Ticker or Trading Symbol
WHOLE FOODS MARKET INC [ WFM ]
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)
05/13/2013
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(1) 600 D
Common Stock 05/13/2013 (2) S 25,000 D $102.0982(3) 61,595 D
Common Stock 15,159 I See Footnote(4)
Common Stock 1,140 I See Footnotes(5)(6)
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) $40.83 (7) 05/14/2017 Common Stock 2,250 2,250(8) D
Employee Stock Option (right to buy) $62.49 (9) 05/13/2018 Common Stock 2,250 2,250 I See footnote(10)
Employee Stock Option (right to buy) $88.54 (11) 05/11/2019 Common Stock 2,250 2,250 I See footnote(10)
Employee Stock Option (right to buy) $92.07 (12) 12/04/2019 Common Stock 2,500 2,500 D
Explanation of Responses:
1. Represents restricted stock granted on December 4, 2012. The restricted stock will vest in four equal annual installments, the first of which will vest on December 4, 2013.
2. Not applicable.
3. This transaction was executed in multiple trades at prices ranging from $102.07 to $102.19. The price reported above reflects the weighted average sale price. The Reporting Person hereby undertakes to provide upon request to the SEC staff, the Issuer, or a security holder of the Issuer full information regarding the number of shares and prices at which the trades were effected.
4. The shares reported on this row are held by a family limited partnership controlled by Mr. Seiffer and established for the benefit of certain of his family members.
5. Mr. Seiffer directly (whether through ownership or position) or indirectly through one or more intermediaries, may be deemed for purposes of Section 16 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, to be the indirect beneficial owner of the shares owned by GEI Capital V, LLC ("GEIC"), Green V Holdings, LLC ("Holdings"), and Leonard Green & Partners, L.P. ("LGP LP"). Mr. Seiffer disclaims beneficial ownership of the shares reported herein except to the extent of his pecuniary interest therein and this report shall not be deemed an admission that he is the beneficial owner of such securities for purposes of Section 16 or for any other purpose.
6. LGP LP holds 1,140 shares of restricted stock, 570 of which are held in respect of Mr. Seiffer's service on the Issuer's board of directors and the remaining 570 of which are held in respect of Mr. Jonathan Sokoloff's service on the Issuer's board of directors. The restricted stock vests in three equal annual installments, the first of which vested on November 16, 2012.
7. The options vest in four equal annual installments, the first of which vested on May 14, 2011.
8. The options reported as held on this row are held by Mr. Seiffer for the benefit of LGP LP.
9. The options vest in four equal annual installments, the first of which vested on May 13, 2012.
10. The options reported as held on this row were granted directly to LGP LP in respect of Mr. Seiffer's service on the Issuer's board of directors. Mr. Seiffer directly (whether through ownership or position) or indirectly through one or more intermediaries, may be deemed for purposes of Section 16 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, to be the indirect beneficial owner of such options. Mr. Seiffer disclaims beneficial ownership of the options reported on this row except to the extent of his pecuniary interest therein and this report shall not be deemed an admission that he is the beneficial owner of such securities for purposes of Section 16 or for any other purpose.
11. The options vest in four equal annual installments, the first of which vested on May 11, 2013.
12. The options vest in four equal annual installments beginning on December 4, 2013.
/s/ Cody L. Franklin as Attorney-in-Fact for Jonathan A. Seiffer 05/15/2013
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