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*
Benkel Michael R

(Last) (First) (Middle)
C/O PIER 1 IMPORTS, INC.
100 PIER 1 PLACE

(Street)
FORT WORTH TX 76102

(City) (State) (Zip)
2. Issuer Name and Ticker or Trading Symbol
PIER 1 IMPORTS INC/DE [ PIR ]
5. Relationship of Reporting Person(s) to Issuer
(Check all applicable)
Director 10% Owner
X Officer (give title below) Other (specify below)
Exec VP-Global Supply Chain
3. Date of Earliest Transaction (Month/Day/Year)
01/31/2018
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 01/31/2018 J(1) V 521.3193 A $3.32 352,568.1971 D
common stock 01/31/2018 J(2) V 311.262 A $3.32 352,879.4591(3) 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. On January 31, 2018, the Pier 1 Imports, Inc. Stock Purchase Plan purchased in a transaction exempt under Rule 16b-3(c), 521.3193 shares of common stock for January 2018 contributions credited to the reporting person's account. Such shares were purchased at the closing price of the Issuer's common stock on the New York Stock Exchange on January 31, 2018..
2. On January 31, 2018, the Pier 1 Imports, Inc. Stock Purchase Plan purchased in a transaction exempt under Rule 16b-3(c), 311.2620 shares of common stock for the reporting person's account. Such shares are with respect to a $0.07 per common share dividend paid by the Issuer on January 31, 2018 (the dividend payment date) on shares held in the reporting person's account as of January 17, 2018 (the record date for the dividend). The dividend paid was reinvested at the closing price of the Issuer's common stock on the New York Stock Exchange on January 31, 2018.
3. On January 3, 2018, a Form 4 was filed for the reporting person that incorrectly reported holdings of 362,046.8778 shares of common stock in Box 5 instead of holdings of 352,046.8778 shares of common stock. The holdings reported in Box 5 of this Form 4 have been corrected to reflect the current holdings of the reporting person, which following the reported transacrtions on January 31, 2018, total 352,879.4591 shares of common stock.
Remarks:
/s/ Michael R. Benkel By: Michael A. Carter, Atty-in-Fact 02/02/2018
** Signature of Reporting Person Date
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