Statement of Changes of Beneficial Ownership


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 or Section 30(h) of the Investment Company Act of 1940
                      

1. Name and Address of Reporting Person *

FAIRFAX DANIEL W
2. Issuer Name and Ticker or Trading Symbol

BROCADE COMMUNICATIONS SYSTEMS INC [ BRCD ]
5. Relationship of Reporting Person(s) to Issuer (Check all applicable)

_____ Director                      _____ 10% Owner
__ X __ Officer (give title below)      _____ Other (specify below)
CFO, VP of Finance
(Last)          (First)          (Middle)

130 HOLGER WAY
3. Date of Earliest Transaction (MM/DD/YYYY)

12/9/2013
(Street)

SAN JOSE, CA 95134
(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
Restricted Stock Units     (1) 12/9/2013     A      22500         (2) 8/1/2014   Common Stock   22500.0   $0   22500   D    
Restricted Stock Units     (1) 12/9/2013     A      31000         (3) 11/1/2016   Common Stock   31000.0   $0   31000   D    
Non-Qualified Stock Option (right to buy)   $8.59   12/9/2013     A      78000         (4) 12/9/2020   Common Stock   78000.0   $0   78000   D    

Explanation of Responses:
( 1)  Each restricted stock unit represents a contingent right to receive one share of Brocade common stock.
( 2)  100% of the restricted stock units vest on August 1, 2014.
( 3)  Restricted stock units vest annually over three years from November 1, 2013.
( 4)  Options vest monthly over four years from November 1, 2013.

Reporting Owners
Reporting Owner Name / Address
Relationships
Director 10% Owner Officer Other
FAIRFAX DANIEL W
130 HOLGER WAY
SAN JOSE, CA 95134


CFO, VP of Finance

Signatures
/s/ Jean Furter, Attorney-in-fact for Daniel W. Fairfax 12/11/2013
** Signature of Reporting Person Date


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