XNAS:BBBY Bed Bath & Beyond, Inc. Insider Activity 4 Filing - 5/10/2012

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FORM 4
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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 *
EISENBERG WARREN
  2. Issuer Name and Ticker or Trading Symbol
BED BATH & BEYOND INC [BBBY]
5. Relationship of Reporting Person(s) to Issuer
(Check all applicable)
__X__ Director _____ 10% Owner
__X__ Officer (give title below) _____ Other (specify below)
Co-Chairman
(Last)
(First)
(Middle)
C/O BED BATH & BEYOND INC., 650 LIBERTY AVENUE
3. Date of Earliest Transaction (Month/Day/Year)
05/10/2012
(Street)

UNION, NJ 07083
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
Common Stock, par value $0.01 per share 05/10/2012   F   9,512(1) D $68.91 1,339,775(2) D  
Common Stock, par value $0.01 per share 05/10/2012   A   21,768(3) A $ 0 1,361,543(2) D  
Common Stock, par value $0.01 per share 05/11/2012   F   6,545(1) D $70.875 1,354,998(2) D  
Common Stock, par value $0.01 per share 05/12/2012   F   5,641(1) D $70.875 1,349,357(2) D  
Common Stock, par value $0.01 per share               1,069,118(4) I By Trusts
Common Stock, par value $0.01 per share               500,000(5) I By Charitable Foundation
Common Stock, par value $0.01 per share               552,164(6) I By Spouse

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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
Employee Stock Option (right to buy) $68.91 05/10/2012   A   21,682     (7) 05/10/2020 Common Stock 21,682 $ 0 21,682 D  

Reporting Owners

Reporting Owner Name / Address Relationships
 Director  10% Owner  Officer  Other
EISENBERG WARREN
C/O BED BATH & BEYOND INC.
650 LIBERTY AVENUE
UNION, NJ 07083
  X     Co-Chairman  

Signatures

 /s/ Ori Solomon - Attorney-in-Fact   05/14/2012
** 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) Represents the surrender of shares to the Company to satisfy Mr. Eisenberg's tax withholding obligation upon the vesting of shares of restricted stock previously granted to Mr. Eisenberg.
(2) Does not include shares (i) owned by Mr. Eisenberg's four children (who do not share the same home as Mr. Eisenberg) and shares exercisable by one of Mr. Eisenberg's children pursuant to stock options, and (ii) held by a trust of which Mr. Eisenberg is co-trustee and over which Mr. Eisenberg has investment control and no pecuniary interest. Mr. Eisenberg disclaims beneficial ownership of such shares.
(3) Grant of restricted stock, with vesting subject to (i) the Company's achievement of a performance-based test for the fiscal year of grant, and (ii) time vesting.
(4) Represents shares held by trusts for the benefit of Mr. Eisenberg and his family members. Mr. Eisenberg disclaims beneficial ownership of 334,559 such shares.
(5) Represents shares held by a charitable foundation of which Mr. Eisenberg and his family members are trustees and officers. Mr. Eisenberg disclaims beneficial ownership of such shares.
(6) Represents shares held by Maxine Eisenberg, Mr. Eisenberg's spouse. Mr. Eisenberg disclaims beneficial ownership of such shares.
(7) The Employee Stock Option is exercisable in three (3) equal annual installments commencing on the first anniversary of the date of grant.

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