Form 4 UNITED NATURAL FOODS For: Sep 26 Filed by: Traficanti Joseph J

September 28, 2017 4:23 PM
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 *
Traficanti Joseph J

(Last) (First) (Middle)
C/O UNITED NATURAL FOODS, INC.
313 IRON HORSE WAY

(Street)
PROVIDENCE RI 02908

(City) (State) (Zip)
2. Issuer Name and Ticker or Trading Symbol
UNITED NATURAL FOODS INC [ UNFI ]
5. Relationship of Reporting Person(s) to Issuer
(Check all applicable)
Director 10% Owner
X Officer (give title below) Other (specify below)
SVP, General Counsel, CCO
3. Date of Earliest Transaction (Month/Day/Year)
09/26/2017
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 09/26/2017 F (1) 83 D $ 44.39 10,030 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
Phantom Stock (2) 09/26/2017 A (3) 3,424 (2) (2) Common Stock 3,424.00 $ 0 13,485 D
Explanation of Responses:
1. As described in footnote 3, on September 26, 2017, the reporting person became entitled to receive 3,507 shares of United Natural Foods, Inc. (the "Company") common stock in settlement of a like number of performance units. The Company retained 83 of these shares on that date to satisfy certain tax withholding obligations in connection with the vesting.
2. The security converts to common stock on a one-for-one basis subject to the terms of the United Natural Foods, Inc. Deferred Compensation Plan.
3. On September 21, 2016, the reporting person was granted 3,490 performance units eligible to vest at target levels of performance (with vesting of more or less shares possible based on actual performance) based on the extent to which certain EPS, Adjusted EBITDA, Adjusted ROIC and total shareholder return performance targets were met for fiscal 2017. Based upon the Company's performance against the applicable performance targets, 3,507 performance units subject to such criteria vested on September 26, 2017, resulting in the issuance of 3,507 shares of the Company's common stock to the reporting person. The reporting person had previously elected to defer 100% of the shares vested to the Company's Deferred Compensation Plan.
Joseph McGrail, Power-of-Attorney, in fact 09/28/2017
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