Sec Form 4 Filing - Sharp Erin S @ KROGER CO - 2021-03-11

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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 *
Sharp Erin S
2. Issuer Name and Ticker or Trading Symbol
KROGER CO [ KR]
5. Relationship of Reporting Person(s) to Issuer
(Check all applicable)
_____ Director _____ 10% Owner
X __ Officer (give title below) _____ Other (specify below)
Group Vice President
(Last)
(First)
(Middle)
1014 VINE STREET
3. Date of Earliest Transaction (MM/DD/YY)
03/11/2021
(Street)
CINCINNATI, OH45202
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 03/11/2021A 7,046 ( 1 ) A $ 0 99,245.7792 D
Common Stock 03/11/2021A 7,487 ( 2 ) A $ 0 106,732.7792 D
Common Stock 03/11/2021F 3,355 ( 3 ) D $ 34.94 103,377.7792 D
Common Stock 03/11/2021F 2,445 ( 4 ) D $ 35.46 100,932.7792 ( 5 ) 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
Reporting Owners
Reporting Owner Name / Address Relationships
Director 10% Owner Officer Other
Sharp Erin S
1014 VINE STREET
CINCINNATI, OH45202
Group Vice President
Signatures
/s/ Erin S. Sharp, by Dorothy D. Roberts, Attorney-in-Fact03/15/2021
** Signature of Reporting Person Date
Explanation of Responses:
( 1 )Restricted stock awarded pursuant to a long-term incentive plan of The Kroger Co. The restrictions on these shares lapse one year from the date of the award.
( 2 )Shares awarded pursuant to a long-term incentive plan of The Kroger Co.
( 3 )Payment of tax liability associated with share award.
( 4 )Payment of tax liability associated with restricted stock.
( 5 )Between July 1, 2020 and September 30, 2020, the reporting person acquired 58.5388 shares of Kroger common stock in the Company's employee benefit plans, based on information from plan trustees. The total amount of securities directly owned by the reporting person includes shares in the Company's employee benefit plans that are deemed to be "tax-conditioned plans" pursuant to Rule 16b-3, to the extent disclosed on reports received from plan trustees.

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