SEC Form 4
FORM 4 UNITED STATES SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549

STATEMENT OF CHANGES IN BENEFICIAL OWNERSHIP

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*
APPEL MICHAEL

(Last) (First) (Middle)
450 WINKS LANE

(Street)
BENSALEM PA 19020

(City) (State) (Zip)
2. Issuer Name and Ticker or Trading Symbol
CHARMING SHOPPES INC [ CHRS ]
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)
06/26/2008
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(1) 06/26/2008 A 3,000 A $00(1) 13,000 D
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
Restricted Stock Units (2) 06/26/2008 A 26,412 (2) (2) Common Stock 26,412 (2) 26,412 D
Explanation of Responses:
1. Restricted Share Units ("RSU") automatically granted under the Company's 2003 Non-Employee Directors Compensation Plan, as amended, for no consideration other than services, in a transaction exempt under Rule 16b-3(d), which will vest and become non-forfeitable at June 1, 2009 or earlier in the event of death, disability, a change in control, or termination of service as a director in certain other circumstances. RSUs will be settled upon vesting, except that the Reporting Person may elect to defer settlement, in which case deferred RSUs will be settled solely by delivery of shares in a lump sum or in installments at or following the Reporting Person's termination of service as a director in accordance with such deferral election.
2. Restricted Stock Units settleable in cash ("CRSUs"), automatically granted under the Company's 2003 Non-Employee Directors Compensation Plan, as amended, for no consideration other than services, in a transaction exempt under Rule 16b-3(d), which will vest and become non-forfeitable at the same time and on the same basis as share-settled RSUs (See footnote 1 above). CRSUs settled upon vesting will be settled in cash. The Reporting Person may elect to defer settlement, in which case deferred CRSUs will be settled solely by delivery of shares in a lump sum or installments following the Reporting Person's termination of service as a director in accordance with such deferral election.
MICHAEL APPEL 06/26/2008
** Signature of Reporting Person Date
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