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*
Rometty Virginia M

(Last) (First) (Middle)
IBM CORPORATION
294 ROUTE 100

(Street)
SOMERS NY 10589

(City) (State) (Zip)
2. Date of Event Requiring Statement (Month/Day/Year)
07/26/2005
3. Issuer Name and Ticker or Trading Symbol
INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORP [ IBM ]
4. Relationship of Reporting Person(s) to Issuer
(Check all applicable)
Director 10% Owner
X Officer (give title below) Other (specify below)
Senior Vice President
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 8,581.0173 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
Emp. Stock Option (right to buy) 02/23/2003(1) 02/22/2009 Common Stock 29,400 88.955 D
Emp. Stock Option (right to buy) 02/29/2004(1) 02/28/2010 Common Stock 25,200 103.25 D
Emp. Stock Option (right to buy) 02/27/2005(1) 02/26/2011 Common Stock 25,200 104.71 D
Emp. Stock Option (right to buy) 02/26/2005(2) 02/25/2012 Common Stock 29,446 97.59 D
Emp. Stock Option (right to buy) 02/25/2005(2) 02/24/2013 Common Stock 29,342 78.13 D
Emp. Stock Option (right to buy) 02/24/2005(2) 02/23/2014 Common Stock 30,369 105.96 D
Emp. Stock Option (right to buy) 03/08/2006(3) 03/07/2015 Common Stock 25,680 101.33 D
Emp. Stock Option (right to buy) 03/08/2008(4) 03/07/2015 Common Stock 1,998 92.12 D
Rst. Stock Unit (5) (5) Common Stock 1,134 0 D
Rst. Stock Unit (6) (6) Common Stock 11,495 0 D
Rst. Stock Unit (7) (7) Common Stock 10,000 0 D
Phantom Stock Unit (8) (8) Common Stock 2,053 0 D
Rst. Stock Unit (9) (9) Common Stock 27,904 0 D
Explanation of Responses:
1. This grant vested in four equal annual installments; the last installment vested on the date shown above.
2. This grant vests in four equal annual installments; the most recent vesting occurred on the date shown above.
3. This grant vests in four equal annual installments, the first vesting to occur on the date shown above.
4. This grants vests in its entirety on the date shown above.
5. These units are payable in cash or the company's common stock upon the lapse of the restrictions on February 1, 2006.
6. These units are payable in cash or the company's common stock upon the lapse of the restrictions on January 6, 2008.
7. These units are payable in cash or the company's common stock upon the lapse of the restrictions on October 22, 2009.
8. Phantom stock units acquired under the IBM Executive Deferred Compensation Plan convert to the cash value of the company's common stock on a one-for-one basis, and distribution is deferred until separation from the company.
9. These units have been deferred and are payable in the company's common stock upon lapse of restriction after retirement.
C. B. Gregory for Virginia M. Rometty by power-of-attorney 07/26/2005
** Signature of Reporting Person Date
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