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Stafford Andrew J

Filed: 12 Oct 21, 6:34pm
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*
Stafford Andrew J

(Last) (First) (Middle)
C/O COGNIZANT TECHNOLOGY SOLUTIONS CORP.
300 FRANK W. BURR BLVD., STE. 36, 6 FL.

(Street)
TEANECK NJ 07666

(City) (State) (Zip)
2. Issuer Name and Ticker or Trading Symbol
COGNIZANT TECHNOLOGY SOLUTIONS CORP [ CTSH ]
5. Relationship of Reporting Person(s) to Issuer
(Check all applicable)
Director 10% Owner
X Officer (give title below) Other (specify below)
EVP, Head of Global Delivery
3. Date of Earliest Transaction (Month/Day/Year)
10/09/2021
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
Class A Common Stock 10/09/2021 M 3,015(1) A (2) 15,913 D
Class A Common Stock 10/09/2021 F 1,393(3) D $75.49 14,520 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
Restricted Stock Units (2) 10/09/2021 M 3,015 (4) (4) Class A Common Stock 3,015 $0 9,047 D
Explanation of Responses:
1. Shares of Class A Common Stock of Cognizant Technology Solutions Corporation (the "Company") received from the vesting of 1/10th of the restricted stock unit ("RSU") award granted on July 9, 2020.
2. Each RSU represents a contingent right to receive one share of the Company's Class A Common Stock.
3. Shares of the Company's Class A Common Stock withheld to pay applicable taxes.
4. The RSUs were granted on July 9, 2020 under the Cognizant Technology Solutions Corporation 2017 Incentive Award Plan and will vest in 10 successive quarterly installments, commencing on October 9, 2020, with (i) 1/6th of the RSUs vesting on each of the first two vesting dates; (ii) 2/3rds of 1/6th of the RSUs vesting on each of the successive four vesting dates; (iii) 1/3rd of 1/6th of the RSUs vesting on each of the next three successive vesting dates; and (iv) the remainder of the RSUs vesting on the tenth vesting date. The RSUs will be fully vested on January 9, 2023.
Remarks:
/s/ Harry Demas, on behalf of Andrew J. Stafford, by Power of Attorney 10/12/2021
** Signature of Reporting Person Date
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