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*
Prescott Thomas R.

(Last) (First) (Middle)
5565 GLENRIDGE CONNECTOR
STE. 450

(Street)
ATLANTA GA 30342

(City) (State) (Zip)
2. Issuer Name and Ticker or Trading Symbol
Piedmont Office Realty Trust, Inc. [ PDM ]
5. Relationship of Reporting Person(s) to Issuer
(Check all applicable)
Director 10% Owner
X Officer (give title below) Other (specify below)
EVP-Midwest Region
3. Date of Earliest Transaction (Month/Day/Year)
05/24/2018
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 05/24/2018 D 502(1) D $18.64 33,100 D
Common Stock 05/24/2018 F 442(2) D $18.64 32,658 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
Explanation of Responses:
1. Of the 2,009 shares that vested on May 24, 2018, representing 25% of an initial award granted on May 24, 2016, Mr. Prescott elected to defer 25% of the award (equivalent of 502 shares) into the Piedmont Office Realty Trust, Inc. (the "Issuer") Executive NonQualified Deferred Compensation Plan ("NQDCP") (approved by the Board of Directors of the Issuer on December 5, 2013). A cash contribution approximating the dollar vale of the amount to be deferred will be covered by a Rabbi Trust established by the Issuer. Under the terms of the NQDCP, the dollar amount of the deferral is credited to the Rabbi Trust instead of crediting shares to the participant's share account. The investments of the Rabbi Trust will be substantially the same as the investments selected under the Issuer's 401(k) plan, including various mutual funds, but will not include ownership of Issuer common stock. Payouts under the NQDCP will be made only in cash.
2. In connection with the vesting of 1,507 shares of deferred stock on May 24, 2018, representing shares vested net of deferral into the NQDCP mentioned above, 442 shares were forfeited by the employee and delivered to the Company to satisfy tax withholding obligations.
Remarks:
/s/ Robert. E. Bowers as Attorney-in-Fact for Thomas R. Prescott 05/29/2018
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