SEC Form 4
Washington, D.C. 20549


Filed pursuant to Section 16(a) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934
or Section 30(h) of the Investment Company Act of 1940
OMB Number: 3235-0287
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Check this box if no longer subject to Section 16. Form 4 or Form 5 obligations may continue. See Instruction 1(b).
1. Name and Address of Reporting Person*
Westbrook Bennett D

(Last) (First) (Middle)


(City) (State) (Zip)
2. Issuer Name and Ticker or Trading Symbol
Ryman Hospitality Properties, Inc. [ RHP ]
5. Relationship of Reporting Person(s) to Issuer
(Check all applicable)
Director 10% Owner
X Officer (give title below) Other (specify below)
SVP, Investments, D&C
3. Date of Earliest Transaction (Month/Day/Year)
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 02/24/2016 M 4,500 A $0.00 33,766 D
Common Stock 02/24/2016 F 1,231(1) D $0.00 32,535 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
Restricted Stock Units $0.00 02/24/2016 M 4,500 02/24/2016 02/24/2016 Common Stock 4,500 $0.00 0 D
Restricted Stock Units $0.00 02/24/2016 A 3,466 03/15/2017(2) 03/15/2020 Common Stock 3,466 $0.00 3,466 D
Restricted Stock Units $0.00 02/24/2016 A 3,765 03/15/2019(3) 03/15/2019 Common Stock 3,765 $0.00 3,765 D
Explanation of Responses:
1. Represents shares withheld to satisfy Mr. Westbrook's tax withholding obligation with respect to the 4,500 shares of common stock issued upon the vesting of performance-based restricted stock units (including accrued dividend equivalent units payable in additional shares of common stock) on February 24, 2016. Mr. Westbrook retained the remaining 3,269 shares.
2. Time-based restricted stock units vest ratably over four years beginning on March 15, 2017.
3. Performance-based restricted stock units will vest on March 15, 2019 between 0% and 150% of the "target" performance level (the number of shares listed herein) based on the Company's achievement of total stockholder return relative to the median of two peer groups designated by the Company's compensation committee.
Scott J. Lynn, Attorney-in-Fact for Bennett Westbrook 02/26/2016
** Signature of Reporting Person Date
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