XNAS:CTSH Cognizant Technology Solutions Corp Class A Insider Activity 4 Filing - 8/28/2012

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FORM 4
Check this box if no longer subject to Section 16. Form 4 or Form 5 obligations may continue. See Instruction 1(b).
UNITED STATES SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549

STATEMENT OF CHANGES IN BENEFICIAL OWNERSHIP OF SECURITIES

Filed pursuant to Section 16(a) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, Section 17(a) of the Public Utility Holding Company Act of 1935 or Section 30(h) of the Investment Company Act of 1940
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(Print or Type Responses)
1. Name and Address of Reporting Person *
Mehta Rajeev
  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)
Group Chief Exec-Ind & Markets
(Last)
(First)
(Middle)
C/O COGNIZANT TECHNOLOGY SOLUTIONS CORP., 500 FRANK W. BURR BLVD
3. Date of Earliest Transaction (Month/Day/Year)
08/28/2012
(Street)

TEANECK, NJ 07666
4. If Amendment, Date 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
(City)
(State)
(Zip)
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 08/28/2012   M   2,100(1) A $ 0 73,680 D  
Class A Common Stock 08/28/2012   F   766(2) D $64.42 72,914 D  

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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 Underlying Securities
(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 of Derivative Security: 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 $ 0 (3) 08/28/2012   M     2,100 08/28/2012(4) 08/28/2012(4) Class A Common Stock 2,100 $ 0 (3) 18,900(5) D  

Reporting Owners

Reporting Owner Name / Address Relationships
 Director  10% Owner  Officer  Other
Mehta Rajeev
C/O COGNIZANT TECHNOLOGY SOLUTIONS CORP.
500 FRANK W. BURR BLVD
TEANECK, NJ 07666
      Group Chief Exec-Ind & Markets  

Signatures

 /s/ Steven Schwartz, on behalf of Rajeev Mehta, by Power of Attorney   08/30/2012
** Signature of Reporting Person Date

Explanation of Responses:

* If the form is filed by more than one reporting person, see Instruction 4(b)(v).
** Intentional misstatements or omissions of facts constitute Federal Criminal Violations. See 18 U.S.C. 1001 and 15 U.S.C. 78ff(a).
(1) Shares of the Company's Class A Common Stock received from the vesting of 1/12 of the restricted stock unit award granted on November 28, 2011.
(2) Represents the portion of shares of Class A Common Stock that the Company determined to settle in cash to pay applicable tax withholding.
(3) Each restricted stock unit represents a contingent right to receive one share of the Company's Class A Common Stock.
(4) The restricted stock units were granted on November 28, 2011 under the Company's Amended and Restated 1999 Incentive Compensation Plan, as amended, and vest in quarterly installments over three years, with 1/12th of the stock units vesting on each quarterly vesting date so that the stock units will be fully vested on the twelfth quarterly vesting date. The stock units will be fully vested on November 28, 2014.
(5) Excludes previously granted restricted stock units for an aggregate of 91,278 shares of Class A Common Stock, which have different vesting schedules.

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