SEC FORM 4 SEC Form 4
FORM 4 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
or Section 30(h) of the Investment Company Act of 1940
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1. Name and Address of Reporting Person*
Bruny Steven M

(Last) (First) (Middle)
C/O RIBBON COMMUNICATIONS INC.
4 TECHNOLOGY PARK DRIVE

(Street)
WESTFORD MA 01886

(City) (State) (Zip)
2. Issuer Name and Ticker or Trading Symbol
Ribbon Communications Inc. [ RBBN ]
5. Relationship of Reporting Person(s) to Issuer
(Check all applicable)
Director 10% Owner
X Officer (give title below) Other (specify below)
EVP, Global Sales & Services
3. Date of Earliest Transaction (Month/Day/Year)
03/15/2019
4. 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 Acquired, Disposed of, or Beneficially Owned
1. Title of Security (Instr. 3) 2. Transaction Date (Month/Day/Year) 2A. Deemed Execution Date, if any (Month/Day/Year) 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 03/15/2019 A 21,127(1) A $0 111,312 D
Common Stock 03/15/2019 F 6,122(2) D $5.22 105,190 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 (Month/Day/Year) 3A. Deemed Execution Date, if any (Month/Day/Year) 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 (Month/Day/Year) 7. Title and Amount of Securities Underlying Derivative Security (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: 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
Performance-Based Restricted Stock Units (PSUs) (3) 03/15/2019 A 28,736 (4) 12/31/2021 Common Stock 28,736 $0 28,736 D
Explanation of Responses:
1. These shares of Common Stock were issued to Reporting Person pursuant to a voluntary election by Reporting Person in lieu of cash for a portion of the Reporting Person's 2018 annual bonus pursuant to the Issuer's Senior Management Cash Incentive Plan and such shares shall vest immediately upon grant.
2. PAYMENT OF TAX LIABILITY BY DELIVERING SECURITIES TO THE COMPANY INCIDENT TO THE VESTING OF A SECURITY.
3. Each PSU represents a contingent right to receive one share of the Issuer's Common Stock, based on the Issuer's total shareholder return (TSR) compared to pre-established relative TSR goals, based on the TSR of the Russell 2500 Telecommunications Sub Sector Index, that were set by the Compensation Committee (the Compensation Committee) of the Issuer's Board of Directors. The aggregate number of shares issued may range from zero (0) shares to 200% of the target number of shares reported in columns 5, 7 and 9 of Table II. The number of PSUs reported in columns 5, 7 and 9 of Table II reflects achievement at the target level of performance.
4. Between zero (0) and 200% of one-third of the PSUs will vest, if at all, as determined by the Compensation Committee after the TSR performance period, commencing on January 1, 2019 and ending on December 31, 2021.
Remarks:
Steven M. Bruny 03/19/2019
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