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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 *
RATTIE KEITH O
  2. Issuer Name and Ticker or Trading Symbol
QEP RESOURCES, INC. [QEP]
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)
1050 17TH STREET, SUITE 500
3. Date of Earliest Transaction (Month/Day/Year)
02/08/2012
(Street)

DENVER, CO 80265
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 02/08/2012   M   71,286(1) A $7.78 442,941 D  
Common Stock 02/08/2012   F   40,226 D $30.41 402,715 D  
Common Stock               2,542 I IRA

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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
Stock Option $7.78 02/08/2012   M     71,286 08/11/2002 02/11/2012 Common Stock 71,286 $7.78 0 D  
Restricted Stock Unit $ 0               (2)   (2) Common Stock 115.7872   34,234.7872 D  
Stock Option $9.19             08/11/2003 02/11/2013 Common Stock 300,000   300,000 D  
Stock Option $23.98             06/30/2010 03/05/2016 Common Stock 147,174   147,174 D  
Stock Option $27.84             06/30/2010 02/13/2015 Common Stock 80,000   80,000 D  
Stock Option $36.48             06/30/2010 02/12/2016 Common Stock 30,000   30,000 D  
Stock Option $26.14             06/30/2010 10/24/2012 Common Stock 200,000   200,000 D  
Stock Option $27.55             06/30/2010 03/05/2017 Common Stock 125,000   125,000 D  

Reporting Owners

Reporting Owner Name / Address Relationships
 Director  10% Owner  Officer  Other
RATTIE KEITH O
1050 17TH STREET, SUITE 500
DENVER, CO 80265
  X      

Signatures

 Abigail L. Jones, Attorney in Fact   02/09/2012
** 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) These shares were acquired by the exercise of an option that that would have expired in February 2012.
(2) The restricted stock units vest in three equal annual installments which began on July 1, 2011, subject to accelerated vesting upon the occurence of certain events as set forth in the award agreement.

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