Sec Form 4 Filing - Jalbert Paul A @ PROGRESS SOFTWARE CORP /MA - 2017-03-31

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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 *
Jalbert Paul A
2. Issuer Name and Ticker or Trading Symbol
PROGRESS SOFTWARE CORP /MA [ PRGS]
5. Relationship of Reporting Person(s) to Issuer
(Check all applicable)
_____ Director _____ 10% Owner
X __ Officer (give title below) _____ Other (specify below)
Chief Financial Officer
(Last)
(First)
(Middle)
C/O PROGRESS SOFTWARE CORPORATION, 14 OAK PARK DRIVE
3. Date of Earliest Transaction (MM/DD/YY)
03/31/2017
(Street)
BEDFORD, MA01730
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
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 ( 1 ) 03/31/2017M 10,328 ( 1 )( 1 ) Common Stock 10,328 $ 0 10,328 D
Restricted Stock Units ( 2 ) 03/31/2017M 34,424 ( 2 )( 2 ) Common Stock 34,424 $ 0 34,424 D
Employee Stock Options $ 29.05 03/31/2017M 35,274 ( 3 )03/24/2024 Common Stock 35,274 $ 0 35,274 D
Restricted Stock Units ( 4 ) 03/31/2017M 17,212 ( 4 )( 4 ) Common Stock 17,212 $ 0 51,636 D
Reporting Owners
Reporting Owner Name / Address Relationships
Director 10% Owner Officer Other
Jalbert Paul A
C/O PROGRESS SOFTWARE CORPORATION
14 OAK PARK DRIVE
BEDFORD, MA01730
Chief Financial Officer
Signatures
Paul A. Jalbert04/04/2017
** Signature of Reporting Person Date
Explanation of Responses:
( 1 )Represents restricted stock units acquired by the Reporting Person pursuant to the Company's 2008 Stock Option and Incentive Plan. Each restricted stock unit represents a contingent right to receive one share of common stock. The restricted stock units vest in six equal installments beginning on October 1, 2017, subject to the continued employment of the Reporting Person with Progress Software Corporation.
( 2 )Represents restricted stock units acquired by the Reporting Person pursuant to the Company's 2008 Stock Option and Incentive Plan. Each restricted stock unit represents a contingent right to receive one share of common stock. The restricted stock units fully vest on March 24, 2020, subject to the continued employment of the Reporting Person with Progress Software Corporation.
( 3 )Stock Options vest in eight equal semiannual installments beginning on October 1, 2017, subject to the continued employment of the Reporting Person with Progress Software Corporation.
( 4 )Represents performance-based restricted stock units that vest based on Progress Software Corporation total shareholder return over a three-year period, as will be determined at the first meeting of the Progress Software Corporation's compensation committee following November 30, 2019.

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