Sec Form 4 Filing - Flanagan Glenda J @ WHOLE FOODS MARKET INC - 2017-02-13

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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 *
Flanagan Glenda J
2. Issuer Name and Ticker or Trading Symbol
WHOLE FOODS MARKET INC [ WFM]
5. Relationship of Reporting Person(s) to Issuer
(Check all applicable)
_____ Director _____ 10% Owner
X __ Officer (give title below) _____ Other (specify below)
EVP & Chief Financial Officer
(Last)
(First)
(Middle)
550 BOWIE STREET
3. Date of Earliest Transaction (MM/DD/YY)
02/13/2017
(Street)
AUSTIN, TX78703
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 02/13/2017 F 437 ( 1 ) D $ 30.03 215,811 D
Common Stock 1,275.243 ( 2 ) I By 401(k) Plan
Common Stock 20,000 ( 3 ) I By family limited partnership
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
Flanagan Glenda J
550 BOWIE STREET
AUSTIN, TX78703
EVP & Chief Financial Officer
Signatures
/s/ Albert Percival as Attorney-in-Fact for Glenda Flanagan 02/14/2017
** Signature of Reporting Person Date
Explanation of Responses:
( 1 )Represents shares surrendered to the issuer to pay the reporting individual's withholding tax liability in connection with the vesting of restricted stock.
( 2 )Balance of 401(k) shares is based on a plan statement dated as of January 31, 2017.
( 3 )Reflects shares held by a family limited partnership of which the reporting person owns 50% of the general partner interest and approximately 96% of the total interest in the limited partnership. The reporting person disclaims beneficial ownership of Whole Foods Market, Inc. common stock held by the limited partnership, except to the extent of her pecuniary interest therein, and this report shall not be deemed an admission that she is the beneficial owner of such securities for purposes of Section 16 or any other purpose.

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