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*

(Last) (First) (Middle)


(City) (State) (Zip)
2. Issuer Name and Ticker or Trading Symbol
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)
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 09/11/2015 S 100,000(1) D $23.9924(2) 125,000 D
Common Stock 104,746 I By Spouse(3)
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
Deferred Stock(4) $0(5) 06/03/2009 (6) Common Stock 8,055 8,055 D
Deferred Stock(4) $0(5) 06/09/2010 (6) Common Stock 10,642 10,642 D
Deferred Stock(4) $0(5) 06/08/2011 (6) Common Stock 9,045 9,045 D
Deferred Stock(4) $0(5) 05/27/2012 (6) Common Stock 7,560 7,560 D
Deferred Stock(4) $0(5) 06/05/2013 (6) Common Stock 7,170 7,170 D
Deferred Stock(4) $0(5) 05/28/2014 (6) Common Stock 5,415 5,415 D
Deferred Stock(7) (5) 05/23/2015 (6) Common Stock 6,030 6,030 D
Deferred Stock(7) $0(5) 06/05/2016 (6) Common Stock 229 229 D
Deferred Stock(7) $0(5) 06/09/2016 (6) Common Stock 6,026 6,026 D
Deferred Stock(7) $0(5) 01/02/2016 (6) Common Stock 4,963 4,963 D
Explanation of Responses:
1. Shares sold as a part of reporting person's personal estate planning for the purposes of diversification of financial holdings.
2. Average of trade executions in price range from $24.08 to $23.96 per share.
3. Beneficial ownership is disclaimed.
4. Granted pursuant to the Flowers Foods, Inc. 2001 Equity and Performance Incentive Plan.
5. In accordance with the terms of the Deferred Shares Agreement for Directors, the deferred shares awarded do not have a conversion or exercise price.
6. No expiration date.
7. Granted under the Flowers Foods, Inc. 2014 Omnibus Equity and Incentive Compensation Plan.
/s/ Stephen R. Avera, Agent 09/14/2015
** Signature of Reporting Person Date
Reminder: Report on a separate line for each class of securities beneficially owned directly or indirectly.
* If the form is filed by more than one reporting person, see Instruction 4 (b)(v).
** Intentional misstatements or omissions of facts constitute Federal Criminal Violations See 18 U.S.C. 1001 and 15 U.S.C. 78ff(a).
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