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*
SACKS RODNEY C

(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)
Chairman and CEO
3. Date of Earliest Transaction (Month/Day/Year)
04/03/2017
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 04/03/2017 G(1) V 35,913 A $0 118,923(2) D
Common Stock 05/08/2017 G(3) V 406,578 A $0 525,501 D
Common Stock 05/08/2017 G(3) V 114,133 A $0 639,634 D
Common Stock 05/08/2017 G V 31,195 D $0 608,439 D
Common Stock 08/04/2017 G(3) V 360,085 A $0 968,524 D
Common Stock 08/09/2017 G(3) V 2,328 A $0 970,852 D
Common Stock 08/24/2017 G V 1,518 D $0 969,334 D
Common Stock 09/06/2017 G V 19,175 D $0 950,159 D
Common Stock 09/18/2017 G V 353 D $0 949,806 D
Common Stock 12/12/2017 M 56,733 A $5.29 1,006,539 D
Common Stock 12/12/2017 M 376,236 A $5.29 2,625,426 I By Hilrod Holdings XVI, L.P.(4)
Common Stock 12/12/2017 F 179,824 D $62.91 2,445,602 I By Hilrod Holdings XVI, L.P.(4)
Common Stock 5,645,568 I By Brandon Limited Partnership No. 1(4)
Common Stock 29,386,944 I By Brandon Limited Partnership No. 2(4)
Common Stock 104,772 I By Hilrod Holdings IV, L.P.(4)
Common Stock 214,284 I By Hilrod Holdings V, L.P.(4)
Common Stock 323,700 I By Hilrod Holdings VI, L.P.(4)
Common Stock 120,216 I By Hilrod Holdings VII, L.P.(4)
Common Stock 568,584 I By Hilrod Holdings VIII, L.P.(4)
Common Stock 453,444 I By Hilrod Holdings IX, L.P.(4)
Common Stock 249,918 I By Hilrod Holdings X, L.P.(4)
Common Stock 505,242 I By Hilrod Holdings XI, L.P.(4)
Common Stock 327,186(5) I By Hilrod Holdings XII, L.P.(4)
Common Stock 1,440,954 I By Hilrod Holdings XIII, L.P.(4)
Common Stock 186,790(5) I By Hilrod Holdings XIV, L.P.(4)
Common Stock 4,176(5) I By Hilrod Holdings XV, L.P.(4)
Common Stock 3,091,215 I By HHS 2010 GRAT #3(4)(6)
Common Stock 28,722 I By HHS 2014 GRAT #2(4)
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) $5.29 12/12/2017 M 56,733 (7) 06/02/2018 Common Stock 56,733(17) $0 0 D
Employee Stock Option (right to buy) $5.29 12/12/2017 M 188,118 (7) 06/02/2018 Common Stock 188,118(17) $0 0 I By Hilrod Holdings XVI, L.P.(4)
Employee Stock Option (right to buy) $5.94 (7) 12/01/2019 Common Stock (8) 16,830 D
Employee Stock Option (right to buy) $5.94 (7) 12/01/2019 Common Stock (8) 283,170 I By Hilrod Holdings XVI, L.P.(4)
Employee Stock Option (right to buy) $17.99 (7) 06/03/2023 Common Stock (8) 11,118 D
Employee Stock Option (right to buy) $17.99 (7) 06/03/2023 Common Stock (8) 408,882 I By Hilrod Holdings XVI, L.P.(4)
Employee Stock Option (right to buy) $17.99 (7) 06/03/2023 Common Stock (8) 210,000 I By Hilrod Holdings XV, L.P.(4)
Employee Stock Option (right to buy) $23.35 (7) 03/14/2024 Common Stock (8) 210,000 D
Employee Stock Option (right to buy) $23.35 (7) 03/14/2024 Common Stock (8) 420,000 I By Hilrod Holdings XVI, L.P.(4)
Employee Stock Option (right to buy) $45.16 (9) 03/13/2025 Common Stock (8) 158,400 D
Employee Stock Option (right to buy) $45.16 (7) 03/13/2025 Common Stock (8) 79,200 I By Hilrod Holdings XVI, L.P.(4)
Employee Stock Option (right to buy) $43.99 (10) 03/14/2026 Common Stock (8) 315,000 D
Employee Stock Option (right to buy) $46.27 (11) 03/14/2027 Common Stock (8) 305,500 D
Restricted Stock Units (12) (13) (14) Common Stock (8) 38,100 D
Restricted Stock Units (12) (15) (14) Common Stock (8) 78,000 D
Restricted Stock Units (12) (16) (14) Common Stock (8) 116,100 D
Explanation of Responses:
1. As a result of the distribution of shares, which were previously reported as indirectly beneficially owned by the reporting person, as the proceeds of in-kind annuity payments from existing grantor retained annuity trusts to the reporting person and a transfer of shares directly to the reporting person, the total amount of shares directly owned has increased.
2. As a result of a change in the trustee, shares which were previously reported as directly beneficially owned by the reporting person are now reported by Hilton Schlosberg as indirectly beneficially owned as trustee of RCS 2010 GRAT #3 and the total number of shares directly owned by the reporting person have decreased.
3. Represents shares transferred to the reporting person as the proceeds of an in-kind annuity payment from an existing grantor retained trust with an independent trustee. For the 8/09/2017 transaction, represents shares distributed to the reporting person as one of the general partners of Hilrod Holdings XV, L.P., without consideration.
4. The reporting person is one of the general partners of each of Brandon Limited Partnership No. 1, Brandon Limited Partnership No. 2, Hilrod Holdings IV, L.P., Hilrod Holdings V, L.P., Hilrod Holdings VI, L.P., Hilrod Holdings VII, L.P., Hilrod Holdings VIII, L.P., Hilrod Holdings IX, L.P., Hilrod Holdings X, L.P., Hilrod Holdings XI, L.P., Hilrod Holdings XII, L.P., Hilrod Holdings XIII, L.P., Hilrod Holdings XIV, L.P., Hilrod Holdings XV, L.P., and Hilrod Holdings XVI, L.P. The reporting person is the trustee of each of HHS 2010 GRAT #3 and HHS 2014 GRAT #2.
5. Reflects the distribution of shares as the proceeds of in-kind annuity payments from existing grantor retained annuity trusts and the transfer of shares directly to the reporting person. The shares received from the in-kind annuity payment and direct transfer are directly beneficially owned by the reporting person. For Hilrod Holdings XV, L.P., reflects the distribution of shares to the reporting person as one of the general partners of Hilrod Holdings XV, L.P., without consideration. The shares distributed from Hilrod Holdings XV, L.P. are directly beneficially owned by the reporting person.
6. Reflects a change in the trustee, shares which were previously reported as directly beneficially owned by Hilton Schlosberg are reported as indirectly beneficially owned by the reporting person as trustee of HHS 2010 GRAT #3.
7. The options are currently vested.
8. No transaction is being reported at this time. This line is only reporting holdings as of the date hereof.
9. The options are currently vested with respect to 79,200 shares. The remaining options vest on March 13, 2018.
10. The options are currently vested with respect to 105,000 shares. The remaining options vest in two equal installments on March 14, 2018 and 2019.
11. The options vest in three equal installments on March 14, 2018, 2019 and 2020.
12. The restricted stock units were granted under the Monster Beverage Corporation 2011 Omnibus Incentive Plan. Each restricted stock unit represents a contingent right to receive one share of the Company's common stock as of the vesting date.
13. The remaining restricted stock units vest on March 13, 2018.
14. Not applicable.
15. The remaining restricted stock units vest in two equal installments on March 14, 2018 and 2019.
16. The restricted stock units vest in three equal installments on March 14, 2018, 2019 and 2020.
17. Previous disclosures incorrectly reported the number for these options as 58,623 and186,228. However the total number of these options previously reported was correct.
Paul J. Dechary, attorney-in-fact 12/14/2017
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