Cracker Barrel Old Country Store, Inc.
CRACKER BARREL OLD COUNTRY STORE, INC (Form: 4, Received: 03/07/2012 16:38:33)
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
                                                                                  
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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(f) of the Investment Company Act of 1940
                      

1. Name and Address of Reporting Person *

WOODHOUSE MICHAEL A
2. Issuer Name and Ticker or Trading Symbol

CRACKER BARREL OLD COUNTRY STORE, INC [ CBRL ]
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)

305 HARTMANN DR
3. Date of Earliest Transaction (MM/DD/YYYY)

3/5/2012
(Street)

LEBANON, TN 37087
(City)        (State)        (Zip)
4. If Amendment, Date Original Filed (MM/DD/YYYY)

 
6. Individual or Joint/Group Filing (Check Applicable Line)

_ X _ Form filed by One Reporting Person
___ Form filed by More than One Reporting Person

Table I - Non-Derivative Securities Acquired, Disposed of, or Beneficially Owned
1.Title of Security
(Instr. 3)
2. Trans. Date 2A. Deemed Execution Date, if any 3. Trans. 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   3/5/2012     M    52836   A $40.05   366405.69   D    
Common Stock   3/5/2012     S    52836   D $55   313569.69   D    
Common Stock   3/6/2012     M    6600   A $40.05   320169.69   D    
Common Stock   3/6/2012     S    6600   D $55   (1) 313569.69   D    

Table II - Derivative Securities Beneficially Owned ( e.g. , puts, calls, warrants, options, convertible securities)
1. Title of Derivate Security
(Instr. 3)
2. Conversion or Exercise Price of Derivative Security 3. Trans. Date 3A. Deemed Execution Date, if any 4. Trans. 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 7. Title and Amount of Securities Underlying Derivative Security
(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 Options (right to buy)   $40.05   3/5/2012     M         52836   (2)     (3) 9/19/2017   Common Stock   52836   $ 0   88117   D    
Stock Options (right to buy)   $40.05   3/6/2012     M         6600   (2)     (3) 9/19/2017   Common Stock   6600   $ 0   81517   D    

Explanation of Responses:
( 1)  Represents the weighted average sale price for the transaction reported. Sales prices ranged from $55.00 to $55.04 per share. The reporting person undertakes to provide upon request by the Commission staff, the issuer, or a security holder of the issuer, full information regarding the number of shares sold at each separate price.
( 2)  The sale reported in this Form 4 was effected pursuant to a Rule 10b5-1 trading plan adopted by the reporting person on February 22, 2012.
( 3)  This option grant was granted on September 19, 2007 and vested over three years in equal installments on September 19, 2008, 2009 and 2010, respectively.

Reporting Owners
Reporting Owner Name / Address
Relationships
Director 10% Owner Officer Other
WOODHOUSE MICHAEL A
305 HARTMANN DR
LEBANON, TN 37087
X



Signatures
Michael A. Woodhouse by Michael J. Zylstra, Attorney-in-fact 3/7/2012
** Signature of Reporting Person Date


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POWER OF ATTORNEY

KNOW ALL MEN BY THESE PRESENTS, that the undersigned, Michael A. Woodhouse, hereby appoints Lawrence E. Hyatt, Michael J. Zylstra and Noel Tippett, or any of them, to be the undersigned's true and lawful attorney, for him, and in his name, place and stead to execute, acknowledge, deliver and file, by mail, delivery service or electronically, Forms 3, 4 and 5 (including amendments to those forms) with respect to securities of Cracker Barrel Old Country Store, Inc.   (the "Company") required to be filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission, national securities exchanges and the Company  pursuant to Section 16(a) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 and the rules and regulations under that Act, granting to Lawrence E. Hyatt, Michael J. Zylstra or Noel Tippett full power and authority to perform all acts necessary to the completion of those purposes.

The undersigned agrees that the attorney-in-fact, Lawrence E. Hyatt, Michael J. Zylstra and Noel Tippett, or any of them, may rely entirely on information furnished orally or in writing by the undersigned to any specified attorney-in-fact.  The undersigned also agrees to indemnify and hold the Company and the attorney-in-fact harmless against any losses, claims, damages or liabilities (or actions or proceedings in these respects) that arise out of or are based upon any untrue statements or omission of necessary facts in the information provided by the undersigned to the attorney-in-fact for any legal or other expenses reasonably incurred in connection with investigating, defending against or resolving any such loss, claim, damage, liability or action.

The validity of this Power of Attorney shall not be affected in any manner by reason of the execution, at any time, of other powers of attorney by the undersigned in favor of persons other than those named in this document.

The undersigned agrees and represents to those dealing with my attorney-in-fact, Lawrence E. Hyatt, Michael J. Zylstra or Noel Tippett, that this Power of Attorney is for indefinite duration and may be voluntarily revoked by me only by written notice to the specified attorney-in-fact, delivered by registered mail or certified mail, return receipt requested.

WITNESS THE EXECUTION OF THIS POWER on March 5, 2012.


 
/s/ Michael A. Woodhouse
 
Michael A. Woodhouse