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*
Carter Matthew Jr

(Last) (First) (Middle)
6200 SPRINT PARKWAY

(Street)
OVERLAND PARK KS 66251

(City) (State) (Zip)
2. Date of Event Requiring Statement (Month/Day/Year)
01/11/2010
3. Issuer Name and Ticker or Trading Symbol
SPRINT NEXTEL CORP [ S ]
4. Relationship of Reporting Person(s) to Issuer
(Check all applicable)
Director 10% Owner
X Officer (give title below) Other (specify below)
President-4G
5. 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 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 177,569(1) 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
Non-Qualified Stock Option (right to buy) (2) 02/27/2017 Common Stock 45,161 18.78 D
Non-Qualified Stock Option (right to buy) (3) 03/26/2018 Common Stock 28,747 6.52 D
Non-Qualified Stock Option (right to buy) (4) 02/25/2019 Common Stock 165,278 3.59 D
Explanation of Responses:
1. Includes 177,569 restricted stock units, which are subject to forfeiture until they vest.
2. These options were granted on February 27, 2007 and become exercisable at the rate of 1/3 of the number of shares granted on each of the first three anniversaries of the grant date.
3. These options were granted on March 26, 2008 and vest ratably in equal amounts on February 11, 2009, February 11, 2010 and February 11, 2011.
4. These options were granted on February 25, 2009 and become exercisable at the rate of 25% of the number of shares granted on each of the first four anniversaries of the grant date.
Remarks:
/s/ Stefan K. Schnopp Attorney-in-Fact 01/20/2010
** Signature of Reporting Person Date
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