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*
KEATING MARY ELLEN

(Last) (First) (Middle)
C/O BARNES & NOBLE, INC.
122 FIFTH AVENUE

(Street)
NEW YORK NY 10011

(City) (State) (Zip)
2. Issuer Name and Ticker or Trading Symbol
BARNES & NOBLE INC [ BKS ]
5. Relationship of Reporting Person(s) to Issuer
(Check all applicable)
Director 10% Owner
X Officer (give title below) Other (specify below)
Sr. VP Corp. Com. & Pub. Aff.
3. Date of Earliest Transaction (Month/Day/Year)
12/03/2013
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 12/03/2013 S 10,006 D $16.2565 (1) 25,859 D
Common Stock 3,950.079 (2) I By 401(k) Plan
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
Explanation of Responses:
1. The price reported in Column 4 is a weighted average share price. These shares were sold in multiple transactions at prices ranging from $16.25 to $16.275, inclusive. The reporting person undertakes to provide to Barnes & Noble, Inc., any security holders of Barnes & Noble, Inc. or the staff of the Securities and Exchange Commission, upon request, full information regarding the number of shares sold at each separate price within the ranges set forth in footnote 1 to this Form 4.
2. Holdings under the Barnes & Noble, Inc. 401(k) Plan are reported in units. Therefore, the securities set forth in Column 5 of Table I are units. The number of units reported herein are based on a plan statement dated as of September 30, 2013. The Barnes & Noble, Inc. 401(k) Plan accounts for interests in the Barnes & Noble, Inc. Stock Fund in units consisting of shares of Barnes & Noble, Inc. common stock and a liquidity component. As a result, the number of underlying shares may fluctuate from time to time.
Remarks:
/s/ Mary Ellen Keating 12/03/2013
** Signature of Reporting Person Date
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