SEC FORM 4 SEC Form 4
FORM 4 UNITED STATES SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549

STATEMENT OF CHANGES IN BENEFICIAL OWNERSHIP

Filed pursuant to Section 16(a) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934
or Section 30(h) of the Investment Company Act of 1940
 
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Check this box if no longer subject to Section 16. Form 4 or Form 5 obligations may continue. See Instruction 1(b).
1. Name and Address of Reporting Person*
Hartshorn Michael J.

(Last) (First) (Middle)
5130 HACIENDA DRIVE

(Street)
DUBLIN CA 94568

(City) (State) (Zip)
2. Issuer Name and Ticker or Trading Symbol
ROSS STORES, INC. [ ROST ]
5. Relationship of Reporting Person(s) to Issuer
(Check all applicable)
Director 10% Owner
X Officer (give title below) Other (specify below)
Group President, COO
3. Date of Earliest Transaction (Month/Day/Year)
03/11/2020
4. If Amendment, Date of 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
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 03/11/2020 A 15,220(1) A $0 127,036(2) D
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 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: 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
Explanation of Responses:
1. Shares issued under the terms of the 2017 Equity Incentive Plan. Shares become vested as follows: 15,220 shares on March 21, 2025.
2. Securities Beneficially Owned includes shares acquired pursuant to issuer's employee stock purchase plan in a transaction exempt under Rule 16b-3.
/s/ Michael Hartshorn 03/13/2020
** Signature of Reporting Person Date
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ROSS STORES, INC.
POWER OF ATTORNEY
The undersigned hereby designates and appoints as his/her
attorney-in-fact and authorizes each of: Travis Marquette, Group
Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer; Ken Jew, Group
Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary;
Deon Riley, Group Senior Vice President, Human Resources; Kevin
Reimann, Senior Vice President, Human Resources; and Marcia
Casey, Vice President, Human Resources of Ross Stores, Inc. (the
"Company"), to execute for and on behalf of the undersigned, in
the undersigned's capacity as an officer or director of the
Company, Form ID Uniform Application for Access Codes and
Passwords to File on EDGAR, Forms 3, 4, and 5, and any amendments
thereto, and to cause such form(s) to be filed with the United
States Securities and Exchange Commission pursuant to
Section 16(a) of the Securities Act of 1934, relating to the
undersigned's beneficial ownership of securities in the Company.
The undersigned hereby grants to each such attorney-in-fact full
power and authority to do and perform any and every act and thing
whatsoever requisite, necessary, or proper to be done in the
exercise of any of the rights and powers herein granted, as fully
to all intents and purposes as the undersigned might or could do
if personally present, with full power of substitution or
revocation, hereby ratifying and confirming all that such
attorney-in-fact, or such attorney-in-fact's substitute or
substitutes, shall lawfully do or cause to be done by virtue of
this power of attorney and the rights and powers herein granted.
The undersigned acknowledges that the foregoing attorneys-in-
fact, in serving in such capacity at the request of the
undersigned, are not assuming, nor is the Company assuming, any
of the undersigned's responsibilities to comply with Section 16
of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934.
This Power of Attorney shall remain in full force and effect
until the undersigned is no longer required to file Forms 4 and 5
with respect to the undersigned's holdings of, and transactions
in, securities issued by the Company, unless earlier revoked by
the undersigned in a signed writing delivered to the foregoing
attorneys-in-fact.
In Witness Whereof, the undersigned has caused this Power of
Attorney to be executed as of this 3rd day of March 2020.
/s/ Michael J. Hartshorn
(Signature)  Michael J. Hartshorn