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(P) Purchase – Insider buys shares. Most purchases take place on the open market, but shares can also be bought in offerings or in privately negotiated transactions.

(S) Sale – Insider sells shares he or she already holds.

(D) Sale to Company – A sale reported as a disposition back to the company pursuant to Rule 16b-3(e)

Planned Purchase/Sale - A purchase or sale made pursuant to a pre-arranged Rule 10b5-1 trading plan. Rule 10b5-1 information is included in Form 4 footnotes.

(M) Exercise – Insiders exercise options by paying a set exercise price to acquire the underlying security, usually common stock. EZ-Insider lists the length of time the options have been vested, and the time left until they would have expired (when available).

    • (O) - Exercise of out-of-the-money derivative securities
    • (X) - Exercise of in-the-money or at-the-money derivative securities

(M) Vesting – Insiders acquire shares without paying an exercise price after a prior grant of derivative securities meets date or performance criteria. These shares can come from restricted stock units, stock appreciation rights, etc.

(F) Surrender – Shares are withheld to pay an exercise price or tax liability by delivering or withholding securities incident to the receipt

(A) Award – Insiders are granted shares at no cost or other acquisition  pursuant to Rule 16b-3(d)

(G) Gift – This can be an acquisition or disposition, as insiders may give or receive gifts of stock.

(C) Conversion – One type of securities is converted into another type, such as an issuer’s Class B common stock being converted into Class A.

(J) Other Acquisition/Disposition – These are not purchases or sales, but are instead transactions such as transfers between related entities or debt conversion.

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