MicroStrategy Incorporated
MICROSTRATEGY INC (Form: 4, Received: 03/10/2017 16:17:38)
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 or Section 30(h) of the Investment Company Act of 1940
                      

1. Name and Address of Reporting Person *

Lang Timothy Edwin
2. Issuer Name and Ticker or Trading Symbol

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

_____ Director                      _____ 10% Owner
__ X __ Officer (give title below)      _____ Other (specify below)
SEVP & CTO
(Last)          (First)          (Middle)

C/O MICROSTRATEGY INCORPORATED, 1850 TOWERS CRESCENT PLAZA
3. Date of Earliest Transaction (MM/DD/YYYY)

3/8/2017
(Street)

TYSONS CORNER, VA 22182
(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
Employee Stock Option (Right to buy)   $189.16   3/8/2017     A      30000         (1) 3/8/2027   Class A Common Stock   30000   $0.00   30000   (2) D    

Explanation of Responses:
( 1)  This option vests as to 7,500 shares on the first anniversary of the grant date, and as to an additional 7,500 shares on each anniversary thereafter until the option is vested in full.
( 2)  Mr. Lang also directly owns an employee stock option to purchase 50,000 shares of Class A common stock with (i) an exercise price of $165.01 per share and (ii) an expiration date of February 2, 2025. Of the 50,000 shares subject to this option, 12,500 shares vested on February 2, 2016, 12,500 shares vested on February 2, 2017, 12,500 shares are scheduled to vest on February 2, 2018 and 12,500 shares are scheduled to vest on February 2, 2019.

Reporting Owners
Reporting Owner Name / Address
Relationships
Director 10% Owner Officer Other
Lang Timothy Edwin
C/O MICROSTRATEGY INCORPORATED
1850 TOWERS CRESCENT PLAZA
TYSONS CORNER, VA 22182


SEVP & CTO

Signatures
/s/ Timothy E. Lang 3/9/2017
** Signature of Reporting Person Date


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POWER OF ATTORNEY

Know all by these presents, that the undersigned hereby constitutes and appoints
each of W. Ming Shao and Olga E. Nejikovsky, signing singly, the undersigned's
true and lawful attorney-in-fact to:

(1) execute for and on behalf of the undersigned, in the undersigned's capacity
as an officer and/or director of MicroStrategy Incorporated (the "Company"),
Forms 3, 4, and 5 in accordance with Section 16(a) of the Securities Exchange
Act of 1934 and the rules thereunder;

(2) do and perform any and all acts for and on behalf of the undersigned which
may be necessary or desirable to complete and execute any such Form 3, 4, or 5
and timely file such form with the United States Securities and Exchange
Commission and any stock exchange or similar authority; and

(3) take any other action of any type whatsoever in connection with the
foregoing which, in the opinion of such attorney-in-fact, may be of benefit to,
and in the best interest of, or legally required by, the undersigned, it being
understood that the documents executed by such attorney-in-fact on behalf of the
undersigned pursuant to this Power of Attorney shall be in such form and shall
contain such terms and conditions as such attorney-in-fact may approve in such
attorney-in-fact's discretion.

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, or the undersigned's liability under, Section 16 of the Securities
Exchange Act of 1934.

This Power of Attorney supersedes any and all previous Powers of Attorney
relating to Form 3, 4, and 5 filings in the undersigned's capacity as an officer
and/or director of the Company, and shall remain in full force and effect until
the undersigned is no longer required to file Forms 3, 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 the date written below.


Signature: /s/  Timothy E. Lang
Print Name:  Timothy E. Lang
Print Date:  March 9, 2017