Meru Networks
MERU NETWORKS INC (Form: 4, Received: 04/22/2011 19:58:59)
FORM 4
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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 *

ABU HAKIMA IHAB
2. Issuer Name and Ticker or Trading Symbol

MERU NETWORKS INC [ MERU ]
5. Relationship of Reporting Person(s) to Issuer (Check all applicable)

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

894 ROSS DRIVE
3. Date of Earliest Transaction (MM/DD/YYYY)

4/20/2011
(Street)

SUNNYVALE, CA 94089
(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

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 Option (right to buy)   $17.34   4/20/2011     A      24000         (1) 4/20/2021   Common Stock   24000   $0   24000   D    
Restricted Stock Units   (2) $0   4/20/2011     A      13000         (3) 4/20/2021   Common Stock   13000   $0   13000   D    

Explanation of Responses:
( 1)  The option will vest in equal monthly installments commencing on February 1, 2011, such that 100% of the shares subject to the option will be fully vested and exercisable on January 1, 2015.
( 2)  Each Restricted Stock Unit (RSU) represents a contingent right to receive one share of common stock of the issuer upon vesting.
( 3)  The RSUs have been issued in two tranches, fifty percent (50%) of the RSUs will vest on January 1, 2014 and the vesting of the remaining fifty percent (50%) will be subject to the achievement of performance metrics in the Board of Directors' approved strategic plan. The shares, if any, will be vested on January 1, 2014.

Reporting Owners
Reporting Owner Name / Address
Relationships
Director 10% Owner Officer Other
ABU HAKIMA IHAB
894 ROSS DRIVE
SUNNYVALE, CA 94089
X
Chief Executive Officer

Signatures
/s/Richard Mosher, Attorney-in-Fact 4/22/2011
** Signature of Reporting Person Date


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