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*
HALL MARK J

(Last) (First) (Middle)
1 MONSTER WAY

(Street)
CORONA CA 92879

(City) (State) (Zip)
2. Issuer Name and Ticker or Trading Symbol
Monster Beverage Corp [ MNST ]
5. Relationship of Reporting Person(s) to Issuer
(Check all applicable)
X Director 10% Owner
X Officer (give title below) Other (specify below)
Chief Marketing Officer - MEC
3. Date of Earliest Transaction (Month/Day/Year)
12/01/2016
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 791,808(1) D
Common Stock 30,000(2) I By MJCF Hall Family Trust(3)
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
Employee Stock Option (right to buy) $5.94(4) (5) 12/01/2019 Common Stock (6) 240,000(4) D
Employee Stock Option (right to buy) $8.75(7) (5) 12/01/2020 Common Stock (6) 120,000(7) D
Employee Stock Option (right to buy) $15.71(8) (9) 03/14/2023 Common Stock (6) 270,000(8) D
Employee Stock Option (right to buy) $23.35(10) (11) 03/14/2024 Common Stock (6) 90,000(10) D
Employee Stock Option (right to buy) $45.16(12) (13) 03/13/2025 Common Stock (6) 300,000(12) D
Employee Stock Option (right to buy) $43.99(14) (15) 03/14/2026 Common Stock (6) 90,000(14) D
Employee Stock Option (right to buy) $43.64 12/01/2016 A 100,000 (16) 12/01/2026 Common Stock 100,000 $0 100,000 D
Explanation of Responses:
1. On November 9, 2016, the common stock of Monster Beverage Corporation split 3-for-1, resulting in the reporting person's ownership of 527,872 additional shares of common stock.
2. On November 9, 2016, the common stock of Monster Beverage Corporation split 3-for-1, resulting in the reporting person's ownership of 20,000 additional shares of common stock.
3. The reporting person serves as co-trustee of the MJCF Hall Family Trust.
4. This employee stock option was previously reported as covering 80,000 shares of common stock at an exercise price of $17.82 per share, but was adjusted to reflect the stock split that occurred on November 9, 2016.
5. The options are currently vested.
6. No transaction is being reported at this time. This line is only reporting holdings as of the date hereof.
7. This employee stock option was previously reported as covering 40,000 shares of common stock at an exercise price of $26.26 per share, but was adjusted to reflect the stock split that occurred on November 9, 2016.
8. This employee stock option was previously reported as covering 90,000 shares of common stock at an exercise price of $47.13 per share, but was adjusted to reflect the stock split that occurred on November 9, 2016.
9. The options are currently vested with respect to 105,000 shares. The remaining options vest in two installments as follows: 75,000 shares on March 14, 2017; 90,000 shares on March 14, 2018.
10. This employee stock option was previously reported as covering 30,000 shares of common stock at an exercise price of $70.06 per share, but was adjusted to reflect the stock split that occurred on November 9, 2016.
11. The options are currently vested with respect to 22,500 shares. The remaining options vest in three installments as follows: 18,000 shares on March 14, 2017; 22,500 shares on March 14, 2018; 27,000 shares on March 14, 2019. The options will become exercisable on the one year anniversary from the date on which they vested.
12. This employee stock option was previously reported as covering 100,000 shares of common stock at an exercise price of $135.48 per share, but was adjusted to reflect the stock split that occurred on November 9, 2016.
13. The options are currently vested with respect to 60,000 shares. The remaining options vest in four equal installments on March 13, 2017, 2018, 2019 and 2020.
14. This employee stock option was previously reported as covering 30,000 shares of common stock at an exercise price of $131.96 per share, but was adjusted to reflect the stock split that occurred on November 9, 2016.
15. The options vest in three equal installments on March 14, 2017, 2018 and 2019.
16. Granted December 1, 2016 pursuant to the Company's 2011 Stock Option Plan (which is a Rule 16b-3(d)(1) plan) and Equity Grant Procedures. The options vest in five equal installments on December 1, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020 and 2021.
/s/ Paul J. Dechary, attorney-in-fact 12/05/2016
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