Sec Form 4 Filing - Lee Robert Darren @ PROOFPOINT INC - 2019-03-28

Every director, officer or owner of more than ten percent of a class of equity securities registered under Section 12 of the '34 Act must file with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) a statement of ownership regarding such security.

Form 4: Statement of changes in beneficial ownership, filed before the end of the 2nd business day following the day on which a transaction resulting in a change in beneficial ownership.

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FORM 4
Check this box if no longer subject to Section 16. Form 4 or Form 5 obligations may continue. See Instruction 1(b).
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, Section 17(a) of the Public Utility Holding Company Act of 1935 or Section 30(h) of the Investment Company Act of 1940
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1. Name and Address of Reporting Person *
Lee Robert Darren
2. Issuer Name and Ticker or Trading Symbol
PROOFPOINT INC [ PFPT]
5. Relationship of Reporting Person(s) to Issuer
(Check all applicable)
_____ Director _____ 10% Owner
X __ Officer (give title below) _____ Other (specify below)
SVP, GM Archiving & Governance
(Last)
(First)
(Middle)
C/O PROOFPOINT, INC., 892 ROSS DRIVE
3. Date of Earliest Transaction (MM/DD/YY)
03/28/2019
(Street)
SUNNYVALE, CA94089
4. If Amendment, Date Original Filed (MM/DD/YY)
6. Individual or Joint/Group Filing (Check Applicable Line)
__ X __ Form filed by One Reporting Person
_____ Form filed by More than One Reporting Person
(City)
(State)
(Zip)
Table I - Non-Derivative Securities Acquired, Disposed of, or Beneficially Owned
1.Title of Security
(Instr. 3)
2. Transaction Date (MM/DD/YY) 2A. Deemed Execution Date, if any (MM/DD/YY) 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 03/29/2019 M( 1 ) 1,000 A $ 0 2,392 D
Common Stock 03/29/2019 F( 2 ) 444 D $ 121.43 1,948 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 (MM/DD/YY) 3A. Deemed Execution Date, if any (MM/DD/YY) 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
(MM/DD/YY)
7. Title and Amount of Underlying Securities
(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 of Derivative Security: 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 $ 0 ( 3 ) 03/28/2019 A 8,000 ( 4 ) ( 4 ) Common Stock 8,000 $ 0 8,000 D
Restricted Stock Units $ 0 ( 3 ) 03/29/2019 M( 1 ) 500 ( 5 ) ( 5 ) Common Stock 500 $ 0 500 D
Restricted Stock Units $ 0 ( 3 ) 03/29/2019 M( 1 ) 500 ( 5 ) ( 5 ) Common Stock 500 $ 0 500 D
Reporting Owners
Reporting Owner Name / Address Relationships
Director 10% Owner Officer Other
Lee Robert Darren
C/O PROOFPOINT, INC.
892 ROSS DRIVE
SUNNYVALE, CA94089
SVP, GM Archiving & Governance
Signatures
/s/ Robert Darren Lee by Michael Yang, Attorney-in-Fact 04/01/2019
** Signature of Reporting Person Date
Explanation of Responses:
( 1 )Vesting of restricted stock units ("RSUs") earned by the Reporting Person on May 1, 2017 as a result of the Reporting Person having met certain performance criteria.
( 2 )Exempt transaction pursuant to Section 16b-3(e) - payment of exercise price or tax liability by delivering or withholding securities incident to the receipt, exercise or vesting of a security issued in accordance with Rule 16b-3. All of the shares reported as disposed of in this Form 4 were relinquished by the Reporting Person and cancelled by the Issuer in exchange for the Issuer's agreement to pay federal and state tax withholding obligations of the Reporting Person resulting from the vesting of RSUs. The Reporting Person did not sell or otherwise dispose of any of the shares reported on this Form 4 for any reason other than to cover required taxes.
( 3 )Each RSU represents a contingent right to receive 1 share of the Issuer's Common Stock upon settlement for no consideration.
( 4 )The RSUs vest annually as to 1/4th of the total RSUs in equal installments, with the first 1/4th vesting on February 1, 2020. Shares of the Issuer's common stock will be delivered to the Reporting Person following vesting.
( 5 )The RSUs vest as to 5/16th of the total number of shares on May 1, 2017; 3/16th of the total number of shares on March 29, 2018; and thereafter will vest as to 1/4th of the total number of shares in equal annual installments beginning on March 29, 2019. Shares of the Issuer's common stock will be delivered to the Reporting Person following vesting.

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