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*
NOLAN MICHAEL J

(Last) (First) (Middle)
6710 CLAYTON ROAD

(Street)
RICHMOND HEIGHTS MO 63117

(City) (State) (Zip)
2. Issuer Name and Ticker or Trading Symbol
PANERA BREAD CO [ PNRA ]
5. Relationship of Reporting Person(s) to Issuer
(Check all applicable)
Director 10% Owner
X Officer (give title below) Other (specify below)
SVP, Chief Development Officer
3. Date of Earliest Transaction (Month/Day/Year)
03/28/2008
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
Class A Common Stock 03/28/2008 M 2,352(1)(2) A (1) 13,232 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
Choice Award (Right to Restricted Stock or Stock Option) (1) 03/28/2008 M 0(1) 03/14/2008 03/28/2008 Class A Common Stock (1) (1) 0(1) D
Explanation of Responses:
1. Represents disposition of choice award under the 2006 Stock Incentive Plan ("2006 Plan") permitting the Reporting Person to elect to receive, effective March 28, 2008, an award in the form of (i) up to a number of shares of restricted Class A Common Stock, par value $0.0001 per share ("Class A Common Stock"), as has a fair market value of $100,000 on March 28, 2008 as determined by the closing price of shares of Class A Common Stock on The Nasdaq Global Market on that date, or (ii) stock options to purchase up to a number of shares of Class A Common Stock as would cause the stock option to have a fair market value of $100,000 on March 28, 2008 based on the Black-Scholes option pricing model, or (iii) a combination of restricted stock and stock options (in 25% increments). The Reporting Person elected to receive 100% of the choice award in the form of restricted stock.
2. Represents grant of restricted shares of Class A Common Stock the Reporting Person elected to receive under a choice award under the 2006 Plan. The restricted shares vest over a three-year period from the date of grant, with 33 1/3% vesting on the first anniversary of the date of grant, and an additional 33 1/3% vesting on the second and third anniversaries of the date of grant, respectively.
Remarks:
/s/ Louis DiPietro, Attorney in Fact for Michael J. Nolan 04/01/2008
** Signature of Reporting Person Date
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