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*
Jordan William Earl

(Last) (First) (Middle)
550 BOWIE STREET

(Street)
AUSTIN TX 78703

(City) (State) (Zip)
2. Date of Event Requiring Statement (Month/Day/Year)
09/23/2014
3. Issuer Name and Ticker or Trading Symbol
WHOLE FOODS MARKET INC [ WFM ]
4. Relationship of Reporting Person(s) to Issuer
(Check all applicable)
Director 10% Owner
X Officer (give title below) Other (specify below)
Regional 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)
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) (1) 05/22/2016 Common Stock 104 $9.45 D
Non-Qualified Stock Option (right to buy) (2) 05/14/2017 Common Stock 216 $20.42 D
Non-Qualified Stock Option (right to buy) (3) 05/13/2018 Common Stock 5,738 $31.25 D
Non-Qualified Stock Option (right to buy) (4) 05/11/2019 Common Stock 7,256 $44.27 D
Non-Qualified Stock Option (right to buy) (5) 05/31/2020 Common Stock 3,743 $51.86 D
Non-Qualified Stock Option (right to buy) (6) 05/16/2021 Common Stock 4,252 $37.91 D
Explanation of Responses:
1. The option, representing a right to purchase 416 shares, is exercisable in four equal annual installments beginning on May 22, 2010, which was the first anniversary of the date on which the option was granted.
2. The option, representing a right to purchase 434 shares, is exercisable in four equal annual installments beginning on May 14, 2011, which was the first anniversary of the date on which the option was granted.
3. The options, representing a right to purchase 7,200 shares and 452 shares, respectively, are each exercisable in four equal annual installments beginning on May 13, 2012, which was the first anniversary of the date on which the options were granted.
4. The options, representing a right to purchase 6,788 shares and 468 shares, respectively, are each exercisable in four equal annual installments beginning on May 11, 2013, which was the first anniversary of the date on which the options were granted.
5. The options, representing a right to purchase 3,500 shares and 243 shares, respectively, are each exercisable in four equal annual installments beginning on May 31, 2014, which was the first anniversary of the date on which the options were granted.
6. The options, representing a right to purchase 4,000 shares and 252 shares, respectively, are each exercisable in four equal annual installments beginning on May 16, 2015, which is the first anniversary of the date on which the options were granted.
Remarks:
/s/ Albert Percival as Attorney-in-Fact for William Earl Jordan 09/23/2014
** Signature of Reporting Person Date
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