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*
SIMON IRWIN D

(Last) (First) (Middle)
C/O THE HAIN CELESTIAL GROUP, INC.
58 SOUTH SERVICE ROAD

(Street)
MELVILLE NY 11747

(City) (State) (Zip)
2. Issuer Name and Ticker or Trading Symbol
HAIN CELESTIAL GROUP INC [ HAIN ]
5. Relationship of Reporting Person(s) to Issuer
(Check all applicable)
X Director 10% Owner
X Officer (give title below) Other (specify below)
Pres., CEO & Chairman of Bd
3. Date of Earliest Transaction (Month/Day/Year)
07/03/2012
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
Common Stock (1) 07/03/2012 A 400,000 A $0 905,412 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
Explanation of Responses:
1. Represents a grant of restricted shares of the Issuer's common stock, which have both time-based and performance-based vesting. With respect to the performance vesting, the shares will vest in increments of 100,000 shares each based on the Issuer achieving four share price targets. On the last day of any forty-five (45) consecutive trading day period during which the average closing price of the Issuer's common stock on the NASDAQ Global Select Market equals or exceeds the following prices: $62.50, $72.50, $82.50 and $100, respectively, 100,000 shares will vest, respectively. The performance vesting must occur prior to June 30, 2017. Once the performance goal has been satisfied, each tranche of 100,000 shares will vest in equal amounts annually over a five year period.
Irwin D. Simon 07/06/2012
** Signature of Reporting Person Date
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