XNYS:HTSI Insider Activity 4 Filing - 8/9/2012

Effective Date 8/9/2012

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 *
SPILMAN ROBERT H JR
  2. Issuer Name and Ticker or Trading Symbol
HARRIS TEETER SUPERMARKETS, INC. [HTSI]
5. Relationship of Reporting Person(s) to Issuer
(Check all applicable)
__X__ Director _____ 10% Owner
_____ Officer (give title below) _____ Other (specify below)
(Last)
(First)
(Middle)
P.O. BOX 626, 3525 FAIRYSTONE PARK HIGHWAY
3. Date of Earliest Transaction (Month/Day/Year)
08/09/2012
(Street)

BASSET, VA 24055
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 08/09/2012   M   947 A $14.49 3,040 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
Non-qualified Stock Option (Right to Buy)(1) $14.49 08/09/2012   M     947 11/21/2002 11/21/2012 Common Stock 947 $ 0 0 D  
Non-qualified Stock Option (Right to Buy)(1) $17.24             11/20/2003 11/20/2013 Common Stock 2,000   2,000 D  
Phantom Stock Units(2)(3) $ 0               (4)   (4) Common Stock 13,035   13,035 D  

Reporting Owners

Reporting Owner Name / Address Relationships
 Director  10% Owner  Officer  Other
SPILMAN ROBERT H JR
P.O. BOX 626
3525 FAIRYSTONE PARK HIGHWAY
BASSET, VA 24055
  X      

Signatures

 /s/ Douglas J. Yacenda, attorney-in-fact for Robert H. Spilman, Jr.   08/10/2012
** 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) Non-Qualified Stock Options expire the earlier of the stated Expiration Date or 90 days after the Reporting Person ceases to be a Director of the Corporation.
(2) In addition, since the Reporting Person's last report, no shares were acquired pursuant to the dividend reinvestment feature of the Plan.
(3) Regarding Table II, Column 8, Price of Derivative Security, for PSU, a blank or a price of $0 appears in this column. Nonetheless, upon each deferral of annual retainer or meeting fees, the Reporting Person's account is credited with a number of PSU equal to the number of shares of HTSI that would have an aggregate fair market value (determined as of the date such retainer or fees would have been paid) equal to the amount of such retainer or fees.
(4) -Phantom Stock Units (PSU) - were acquired under the Harris Teeter Supermarkets, Inc. Director Deferral Plan (Plan). The Date Exercisable and Expiration Date for grants under the Plan are left blank, as suggested by the SEC. When a participant ceases to be a member of the Board of Directors, the participant's PSU account will be settled in cash or Harris Teeter Supermarkets, Inc. Common Stock (HTSI) on a one-for-one basis in the Compensation Committee's discretion. Payment of the account, in HTSI or cash shall be on the date 90 days following the date the Reporting Person ceases to be a member of the Board of Directors. Each PSU represents a share of HTSI. A participant in the Plan may not be paid any portion of their PSU account prior to the participant's termination of service as a member of the Board of Directors.

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