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*
CORDANO MICHAEL D

(Last) (First) (Middle)
C/O WESTERN DIGITAL CORPORATION
5601 GREAT OAKS PARKWAY

(Street)
SAN JOSE CA 95119

(City) (State) (Zip)
2. Issuer Name and Ticker or Trading Symbol
WESTERN DIGITAL CORP [ WDC ]
5. Relationship of Reporting Person(s) to Issuer
(Check all applicable)
Director 10% Owner
X Officer (give title below) Other (specify below)
President and COO
3. Date of Earliest Transaction (Month/Day/Year)
03/06/2018
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 03/06/2018 A 166,929(1) A $0.0 236,088 D
Common Stock 03/07/2018 M 5,258(2) A $0.0 241,346 D
Common Stock 03/07/2018 F 42,411(3) D $95.27 198,935 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
Dividend Equivalent Rights (4) 03/06/2018 A 7,011.8441 (4) (4) Common Stock 7,011.8441 $0.0 15,388.1141 D
Dividend Equivalent Rights (2) 03/07/2018 M 5,258.9776 (2) (2) Common Stock 5,258.9776 $0.0 10,129.1365 D
Explanation of Responses:
1. Represents stock units that have been earned by the Reporting Person as payment in respect of the vesting of performance-based restricted stock units. Of these shares 83,466 vested on March 7, 2018 and 83,463 will vest on March 7, 2019.
2. Represents dividend equivalents that were converted into, and paid in the form of, shares of the Issuer's common stock on a one-for-one basis in connection with the vesting of restricted stock units to which the dividend equivalents relate. A cash amount equal to $93.14 was also paid to the Reporting Person to settle a fractional dividend equivalent of 0.9776.
3. Payment of tax obligation by withholding securities incident to the vesting of securities in accordance with Rule 16b-3(e).
4. The dividend equivalents accrued in connection with a determination that the performance-based restricted stock units to which the dividend equivalents relate were achieved at a level greater than target.
By: /s/ Sandra Garcia Attorney-in-Fact For: Michael D. Cordano 03/08/2018
** Signature of Reporting Person Date
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