XNYS:CUZ Cousins Properties Inc Insider Activity 3 Filing - 10/1/2012

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FORM 3
UNITED STATES SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549

INITIAL STATEMENT OF 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 *
  Roper Pamela F
2. Date of Event Requiring Statement (Month/Day/Year)
10/01/2012
3. Issuer Name and Ticker or Trading Symbol
COUSINS PROPERTIES INC [CUZ]
(Last)
(First)
(Middle)
191 PEACHTREE STREET NE, SUITE 500
4. Relationship of Reporting Person(s) to Issuer
(Check all applicable)
_____ Director _____ 10% Owner
__X__ Officer (give title below) _____ Other (specify below)
Senior Vice President
5. If Amendment, Date Original Filed (Month/Day/Year)
(Street)

ATLANTA, GA 30303
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 Beneficially Owned
1.Title of Security
(Instr. 4)
2. Amount of Securities Beneficially Owned
(Instr. 4)
3. Ownership Form: Direct (D) or Indirect (I)
(Instr. 5)
4. Nature of Indirect Beneficial Ownership
(Instr. 5)
Common Stock 9,432(1)
D
 

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Table II - Derivative Securities Beneficially Owned (e.g., puts, calls, warrants, options, convertible securities)
1. Title of Derivative Security
(Instr. 4)
2. Date Exercisable and Expiration Date
(Month/Day/Year)
3. Title and Amount of Securities Underlying Derivative Security
(Instr. 4)
4. Conversion or Exercise Price of Derivative Security 5. Ownership Form of Derivative Security: Direct (D) or Indirect (I)
(Instr. 5)
6. Nature of Indirect Beneficial Ownership
(Instr. 5)
Date Exercisable Expiration Date Title Amount or Number of Shares
Stock Options (Right to Buy)(2) 12/08/2005 12/08/2014 Common Stock 1,758 $28.44 D  
Stock Options (Right to Buy)(2) 12/09/2006 12/09/2015 Common Stock 2,871 $26.11 D  
Stock Options (Right to Buy)(3) 12/11/2007 12/11/2016 Common Stock 2,776 $36 D  
Stock Options (Right to Buy)(3) 12/06/2008 12/06/2017 Common Stock 2,676 $24.27 D  
Stock Options (Right to Buy)(3) 12/06/2008 12/06/2017 Common Stock 1,444 $24.27 D  
Stock Options (Right to Buy)(2) 12/08/2005 12/08/2014 Common Stock 485 $28.44 D  
Stock Options (Right to Buy)(2) 12/09/2006 12/09/2015 Common Stock 96 $26.11 D  
Stock Options (Right to Buy)(3) 12/11/2007 12/11/2016 Common Stock 1,620 $36 D  
Stock Options (Right to Buy)(3) 12/06/2008 12/06/2017 Common Stock 484 $24.27 D  
Stock Options (Right to Buy)(3) 12/06/2008 12/06/2017 Common Stock 260 $24.27 D  
Stock Options (Right to Buy)(3) 02/16/2010 02/16/2019 Common Stock 2,317 $8.35 D  
Stock Options (Right to Buy)(3) 02/16/2010 02/16/2019 Common Stock 1,481 $8.35 D  
Phantom Stock(4) 02/16/2010 02/16/2013 Common Stock 230 $0(4) D  
Phantom Stock(4) 02/16/2010 02/16/2013 Common Stock 147 $0(4) D  

Reporting Owners

Reporting Owner Name / Address Relationships
Director 10% Owner Officer Other
Roper Pamela F
191 PEACHTREE STREET NE
SUITE 500
ATLANTA, GA 30303
      Senior Vice President  

Signatures

/s/ Kristin R. Myers, by Power of Attornery 10/10/2012
** Signature of Reporting Person Date

Explanation of Responses:

* If the form is filed by more than one reporting person, see Instruction 5(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) Includes 8,180 of restricted stock awarded under the Cousins Properties Incorporated (CPI) 2009 Incentive Stock Plan. While the shares are being held prior to vesting, the reporting person will have the right to receive all cash dividends and to vote the restricted shares. All unvested shares will forfeit upon termination of employment.
(2) Stock Options were granted under the Cousins Properties Incorporated 1999 Incentive Stock Plan. The options vest 25% per year on the anniversary date of the the grant date, with shares being 100% vested in year four of the grant term.
(3) These options were granted under the 1999 Incentive Stock Plan. These options will vest 25% per year on each anniversary date of the grant, with shares being 100% vested in year 4 of the grant term. The reporting person may, as an alternative to exercising the stock option right to purchase CPI stock, elect to exercise the related Stock Appreciation Right (SAR). The exercise of the SAR allows the reporting person to receive the number of whole shares of CPI stock equal to the difference between the fair market value of the stock on the date of exercise and the option price.
(4) Award of restricted stock units under Cousins Properties Incorporated (CPI) 2005 Restricted Stock Unit Plan. Each unit represents a right to receive a payment in cash equal to the average of the closing price of CPI's common stock on each trading day during the 30 day period ending on the date payment is due under the plan. These units will vest 25% per year on each anniversary date of the grant, with units being 100% vested in year 4 of the grant term. Unforfeited shares held prior to vesting will earn dividends paid annually but will not have shareholder rights. All unvested shares will forfeit upon termination of employment.

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