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)
P. O. BOX 708


(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
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
Phantom Stock Units(1) (2) 05/05/2008 D 244.489 (3) (3) Common Stock 244.489 $0 4,677.683 D
Phantom Stock Units(1) (2) 05/05/2008 A 500 (4) (4) Common Stock 500 $0 5,177.683 D
Non-Employee Director Stock Option (right to buy) $72.59 05/05/2008 A 733.467 12/31/2008 05/04/2018 Common Stock 733.467 $0 733.467 D
Restricted Stock Units (2) 05/05/2008 A 1,377.6 (5) (5) Common Stock 1,377.6 $0 2,445.676(6) D
Explanation of Responses:
1. The phantom stock units were accrued under the Zimmer Holdings, Inc. ("Company") Deferred Compensation Plan for Non-employee Directors.
2. The Conversion or Exercise Price of the Derivative Security is 1-for-1.
3. The units were cancelled and replaced with options to purchase 733.467 shares of Company common stock.
4. The units are to be settled in shares of Company common stock within sixty days after cessation of the reporting person's service as a Director ("Annual Deferred Share Units").
5. The Restricted Stock Units are immediately 100% vested and will be subject to mandatory deferral until the later of (1) the reporting person's termination of service as a Director or (2) the date that is three years after the grant date.
6. Includes Restricted Stock Units granted in prior years that are subject to different mandatory deferral periods.
Heather J. Kidwell, Attorney-in-Fact for Stuart Essig (power of attorney previously filed) 05/07/2008
** 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).
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