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*
FAYARD GARY P

(Last) (First) (Middle)
THE COCA-COLA COMPANY
ONE COCA-COLA PLAZA

(Street)
ATLANTA GA 30313

(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
Officer (give title below) Other (specify below)
3. Date of Earliest Transaction (Month/Day/Year)
04/06/2018
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 6,153(1) 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
Restricted Stock Units (2) (3) (4) Common Stock (1) 3,244 D
Deferred Stock Units (5) 04/06/2018 A 313(6) (7) (7) Common Stock 313 $55.93 902 D
Explanation of Responses:
1. No transaction is being reported at this time. This line is only reporting holdings as of the date hereof.
2. Each restricted stock unit represents either (i) a contingent right to receive one share of the Company's common stock or (ii) a cash amount equal to the number of shares received as of the vesting date.
3. The restricted stock units vest with respect to 100% of such restricted stock units on the last business day prior to the Company's 2018 annual shareholder meeting, provided that the reporting person continues as a director of the Company through such date.
4. Not applicable.
5. Each Deferred Stock Unit is economically equivalent to one share of Common Stock.
6. Deferred Stock Units credited to the reporting person under the Monster Beverage Corporation Deferred Compensation Plan for Non-Employee Directors (the "Deferral Plan"), a sub-plan of the Monster Beverage Corporation 2017 Compensation Plan for Non-Employee Directors, effective May 1, 2017, which may include voluntary deferred compensation.
7. The Deferred Stock Units credited under the Deferral Plan are settled (other than fractional units) in stock and are generally payable in the form elected or provided under the Deferral Plan on the earliest of: (i) a specified date or event designated by the reporting person, (ii) in the calendar year following the year in which the reporting person's service with the Board separates, or (iii) upon death, disability or change in control as defined under the Deferral Plan.
/s/ Paul J. Dechary, attorney-in-fact 04/10/2018
** Signature of Reporting Person Date
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