SEC Form 3
FORM 3 UNITED STATES SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549

INITIAL STATEMENT OF BENEFICIAL OWNERSHIP OF SECURITIES

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*
Green Equity Investors V, L.P.

(Last) (First) (Middle)
11111 SANTA MONICA BOULEVARD
SUITE 2000

(Street)
LOS ANGELES CA 90025

(City) (State) (Zip)
2. Date of Event Requiring Statement (Month/Day/Year)
10/31/2013
3. Issuer Name and Ticker or Trading Symbol
Container Store Group, Inc. [ TCS ]
4. Relationship of Reporting Person(s) to Issuer
(Check all applicable)
X Director X 10% Owner
Officer (give title below) Other (specify below)
5. If Amendment, Date of Original Filed (Month/Day/Year)
6. Individual or Joint/Group Filing (Check Applicable Line)
Form filed by One Reporting Person
X Form filed by More than One Reporting Person
Table I - Non-Derivative Securities Beneficially Owned
1. Title of Security (Instr. 4) 2. Amount of Securities Beneficially Owned (Instr. 4) 3. Ownership Form: Direct (D) or Indirect (I) (Instr. 5) 4. Nature of Indirect Beneficial Ownership (Instr. 5)
Common Stock, par value $0.01 20,952,262(1)(2)(3)(4) D
Common Stock, par value $0.01 6,285,165(2)(3)(5)(6) D
Common Stock, par value $0.01 269,118(2)(3)(7)(8) D
Table II - Derivative Securities Beneficially Owned
(e.g., puts, calls, warrants, options, convertible securities)
1. Title of Derivative Security (Instr. 4) 2. Date Exercisable and Expiration Date (Month/Day/Year) 3. Title and Amount of Securities Underlying Derivative Security (Instr. 4) 4. Conversion or Exercise Price of Derivative Security 5. Ownership Form: Direct (D) or Indirect (I) (Instr. 5) 6. Nature of Indirect Beneficial Ownership (Instr. 5)
Date Exercisable Expiration Date Title Amount or Number of Shares
1. Name and Address of Reporting Person*
Green Equity Investors V, L.P.

(Last) (First) (Middle)
11111 SANTA MONICA BOULEVARD
SUITE 2000

(Street)
LOS ANGELES CA 90025

(City) (State) (Zip)

Relationship of Reporting Person(s) to Issuer
X Director X 10% Owner
Officer (give title below) Other (specify below)
1. Name and Address of Reporting Person*
Green Equity Investors Side V, L.P.

(Last) (First) (Middle)
11111 SANTA MONICA BOULEVARD
SUITE 2000

(Street)
LOS ANGELES CA 90025

(City) (State) (Zip)

Relationship of Reporting Person(s) to Issuer
X Director X 10% Owner
Officer (give title below) Other (specify below)
1. Name and Address of Reporting Person*
TCS Co-Invest, LLC

(Last) (First) (Middle)
LEONARD GREEN & PARTNERS
11111 SANTA MONICA BLVD.

(Street)
LOS ANGELES CA 90025

(City) (State) (Zip)

Relationship of Reporting Person(s) to Issuer
X Director X 10% Owner
Officer (give title below) Other (specify below)
1. Name and Address of Reporting Person*
GEI Capital V, LLC

(Last) (First) (Middle)
11111 SANTA MONICA BOULEVARD
SUITE 2000

(Street)
LOS ANGELES CA 90025

(City) (State) (Zip)

Relationship of Reporting Person(s) to Issuer
X Director X 10% Owner
Officer (give title below) Other (specify below)
1. Name and Address of Reporting Person*
Green V Holdings, LLC

(Last) (First) (Middle)
11111 SANTA MONICA BOULEVARD
SUITE 2000

(Street)
LOS ANGELES CA 90025

(City) (State) (Zip)

Relationship of Reporting Person(s) to Issuer
X Director X 10% Owner
Officer (give title below) Other (specify below)
1. Name and Address of Reporting Person*
LEONARD GREEN PARTNERS LP

(Last) (First) (Middle)
11111 SANTA MONICA BOULEVARD
SUITE 2000

(Street)
LOS ANGELES CA 90025

(City) (State) (Zip)

Relationship of Reporting Person(s) to Issuer
X Director X 10% Owner
Officer (give title below) Other (specify below)
1. Name and Address of Reporting Person*
LGP MANAGEMENT INC

(Last) (First) (Middle)
11111 SANTA MONICA BOULEVARD
SUITE 2000

(Street)
LOS ANGELES CA 90025

(City) (State) (Zip)

Relationship of Reporting Person(s) to Issuer
X Director X 10% Owner
Officer (give title below) Other (specify below)
Explanation of Responses:
1. Represents shares of Common Stock acquired by Green Equity Investors V, L.P. ("GEI V") from the Issuer upon the closing of the Issuer's initial public offering pursuant to a securities purchase agreement entered into August 15, 2007.
2. GEI V is the direct owner of 20,952,262 shares of Common Stock of the Issuer. Green Equity Investors Side V, L.P. ("GEI Side V") is the direct owner of 6,285,165 shares of Common Stock of the Issuer. TCS Co-Invest, LLC ("TCS") is the direct owner of 269,118 shares of Common Stock of the Issuer (together with GEI V's and GEI Side V's Common Stock, the "Shares"). GEI Capital V, LLC ("GEIC") is the general partner of GEI V and GEI Side V. Green V Holdings, LLC ("Holdings") is a limited partner of GEI V and GEI Side V. Leonard Green & Partners, L.P. ("LGP") is the management company of GEI V and GEI Side V, the manager of TCS, and an affiliate of GEIC and Holdings. LGP Management, Inc. ("LGPM") is the general partner of LGP.
3. GEI Side V, as an affiliated entity of GEI V, TCS, as an affiliated entity of GEI V, LGP, as the management company of GEI V and GEI Side V, LGPM, as the general partner of LGP, GEIC, as the general partner of GEI V and GEI Side V, and Holdings, as the limited partner of GEI V and GEI Side V directly (whether through ownership or position) or indirectly through one or more intermediaries, may be deemed for purposes of Section 16 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, to be the indirect beneficial owners of the Shares (in the case of GEI Side V, GEI V's Shares and TCS's Shares, in the case of GEI V, GEI Side V's Shares and TCS's Shares, and in the case of TCS, GEI V's Shares and GEI Side V's Shares) owned by GEI V, GEI Side V, or TCS and, therefore, a "ten percent holder" hereunder.
4. Each of GEI Side V, TCS, LGP, LGPM, GEIC, and Holdings disclaims beneficial ownership of the Shares reported herein, except to the extent of its pecuniary interest therein, and this report shall not be deemed an admission that the reporting persons are the beneficial owners of such securities for purposes of Section 16 or for any other purposes.
5. Represents shares acquired by GEI Side V from the Issuer upon the closing of the Issuer's initial public offering pursuant to a securities purchase agreement entered into August 15, 2007.
6. Each of GEI V, TCS, LGP, LGPM, GEIC, and Holdings disclaims beneficial ownership of the Shares reported herein, except to the extent of its pecuniary interest therein, and this report shall not be deemed an admission that the reporting persons are the beneficial owners of such securities for purposes of Section 16 or for any other purposes.
7. Represents shares acquired by TCS from the Issuer upon the closing of the Issuer's initial public offering pursuant to a securities purchase agreement entered into August 15, 2007.
8. Each of GEI V, GEI Side V, LGP, LGPM, GEIC, and Holdings disclaims beneficial ownership of the Shares reported herein, except to the extent of its pecuniary interest therein, and this report shall not be deemed an admission that the reporting persons are the beneficial owners of such securities for purposes of Section 16 or for any other purposes.
Remarks:
GEI V may be deemed to be a director for purposes of Section 16 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, by reason of its right to nominate three persons to serve on the board of directors of the Issuer in accordance with the terms and conditions of a securities purchase agreement dated as of August 15, 2007, as amended, by and among the Issuer, GEI V, GEI Side V, and TCS. Exhibit List: Exhibit 24 - Power of Attorney
/s/ Lance J.T. Schumacher as attorney-in-fact for Jonathan D. Sokoloff, Manager of GEI Capital V, LLC, the general partner of Green Equity Investors V, L.P. 11/01/2013
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