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*
Wilson Jill

(Last) (First) (Middle)
1170 PEACHTREE STREET
SUITE 900

(Street)
ATLANTA GA 30309

(City) (State) (Zip)
2. Date of Event Requiring Statement (Month/Day/Year)
02/18/2010
3. Issuer Name and Ticker or Trading Symbol
CARTERS INC [ CRI ]
4. Relationship of Reporting Person(s) to Issuer
(Check all applicable)
Director 10% Owner
X Officer (give title below) Other (specify below)
SVP Human Resources
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 3,000(1) D
Common Stock 2,000(2) 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
Employee Stock Option (Right to Purchase) (3) 08/05/2019 Common Stock 6,000 26.49 D
Employee Stock Option (Right to Purchase) (4) 02/16/2020 Common Stock 5,000 28.04 D
Explanation of Responses:
1. These restricted shares, granted at no cost to the reporting person, are subject to restrictions that lapse in four equal annual installments beginning on August 5, 2010.
2. These restricted shares, granted at no cost to the reporting person, are subject to restrictions that lapse in four equal annual installments beginning on February 16, 2011.
3. These time-vesting options are exercisable in four equal annual installments beginning on August 5, 2010.
4. These time-vesting options are exercisable in four equal annual installments beginning on February 16, 2011.
Remarks:
Brendan M. Gibbons, Attorney-in-Fact for Jill Wilson 03/01/2010
** Signature of Reporting Person Date
Reminder: Report on a separate line for each class of securities beneficially owned directly or indirectly.
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