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- Statement of Changes in Beneficial Ownership (4)

Date : 05/14/2012 @ 5:10PM
Source : Edgar (US Regulatory)
Stock : The Advisory Board Company (MM) (ABCO)
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- Statement of Changes in Beneficial Ownership (4)

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 *

COULTER MARTIN D
2. Issuer Name and Ticker or Trading Symbol

ADVISORY BOARD CO [ ABCO ]
5. Relationship of Reporting Person(s) to Issuer (Check all applicable)

_____ Director                      _____ 10% Owner
__ X __ Officer (give title below)      _____ Other (specify below)
Executive Vice President
(Last)          (First)          (Middle)

2445 M STREET, NW
3. Date of Earliest Transaction (MM/DD/YYYY)

5/10/2012
(Street)

WASHINGTON, DC 20037
(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   5/10/2012     M    2872   A $34.81   4820   D    
Common Stock   5/10/2012     M    5628   A $34.81   10448   D    
Common Stock   5/10/2012     M    6000   A $33.16   16448   D    
Common Stock   5/10/2012     S    14500   D $92.69   (1) 1948   D    
Common Stock   5/11/2012     M    3688   A $44.76   5636   D    
Common Stock   5/11/2012     M    2527   A $48.46   8163   D    
Common Stock   5/11/2012     S    6215   D $94.11   (2) 1948   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
Common Stock Options   $48.46   5/11/2012     M         2527      (3) 4/15/2016   Common Stock   2527   $0.00   2527   D    

Explanation of Responses:
( 1)  These shares were sold in multiple transactions at prices ranging from $92.50 to $92.90. The price reported in Column 4 reflects the weighted average sale price. The reporting person hereby undertakes to provide upon request to the SEC staff, the issuer, or a security holder of the issuer full information regarding the number of shares sold at each separate price within the range at which the transaction was effected.
( 2)  These shares were sold in multiple transactions at prices ranging from $94.00 to $94.39. The price reported in Column 4 reflects the weighted average sale price. The reporting person hereby undertakes to provide upon request to the SEC staff, the issuer, or a security holder of the issuer full information regarding the number of shares sold at each separate price within the range at which the transaction was effected.
( 3)  The option represents a right to purchase a total of 5,054 shares of the Company's common stock, of which 2,527 became exercisable on April 15, 2012; and 2,527 become exercisable on April 15, 2013.

Reporting Owners
Reporting Owner Name / Address
Relationships
Director 10% Owner Officer Other
COULTER MARTIN D
2445 M STREET, NW
WASHINGTON, DC 20037


Executive Vice President

Signatures
/s/ Martin D. Coulter by Seth A. Allyn by Power of Attorney 5/14/2012
** Signature of Reporting Person Date


Reminder: Report on a separate line for each class of securities beneficially owned directly or indirectly.
* 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).
Note: File three copies of this Form, one of which must be manually signed. If space is insufficient, see Instruction 6 for procedure.
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