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Cheryl Janet Henry

Filed: 3 Mar 16, 7:00pm
SEC Form 4
FORM 4UNITED 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*
HENRY CHERYL JANET

(Last)(First)(Middle)
C/O RUTH'S HOSPITALITY GROUP, INC.
1030 W. CANTON AVENUE, STE. 100

(Street)
WINTER PARKFL32789

(City)(State)(Zip)
2. Issuer Name and Ticker or Trading Symbol
Ruths Hospitality Group, Inc. [ RUTH ]
5. Relationship of Reporting Person(s) to Issuer
(Check all applicable)
Director10% Owner
XOfficer (give title below)Other (specify below)
Chief Branding Officer
3. Date of Earliest Transaction (Month/Day/Year)
03/03/2016
4. If Amendment, Date of Original Filed (Month/Day/Year)
6. Individual or Joint/Group Filing (Check Applicable Line)
XForm 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)
CodeVAmount(A) or (D)Price
Common Stock03/03/2016A11,801A$0.00(1)224,995D
Common Stock03/03/2016A8,542A$0.00(2)233,537D
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 Security3. 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)
CodeV(A)(D)Date ExercisableExpiration DateTitleAmount or Number of Shares
Explanation of Responses:
1. Consists of shares of restricted stock granted pursuant to the company's Amended and Restated 2005 Long-Term Equity Incentive Plan after the company's compensation committee determined that certain performance goals for 2015 had been met. The shares will vest on March 3 2018, the second anniversary of the date of the grant.
2. Consists of shares of restricted stock granted pursuant to the company's Amended and Restated 2005 Long-Term Equity Incentive Plan, which vest pro rata on an annual basis over the three-year period following March 3, 2016, the date of the grant.
Remarks:
/s/ James S. Rowe, under Power of Attorney03/04/2016
** Signature of Reporting PersonDate
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