Ownership Submission
FORM 4
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UNITED STATES SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549

STATEMENT OF CHANGES IN BENEFICIAL OWNERSHIP OF SECURITIES

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(h) of the Investment Company Act of 1940
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(Print or Type Responses)
1. Name and Address of Reporting Person *
CAREY WILLIAM V
  2. Issuer Name and Ticker or Trading Symbol
CENTRAL EUROPEAN DISTRIBUTION CORP [CEDC]
5. Relationship of Reporting Person(s) to Issuer
(Check all applicable)
__X__ Director _____ 10% Owner
__X__ Officer (give title below) _____ Other (specify below)
CEO, Chairman and President
(Last)
(First)
(Middle)
3000 ATRIUM WAY, SUITE 265
3. Date of Earliest Transaction (Month/Day/Year)
01/01/2012
(Street)

MT. LAUREL, NJ 08054
4. If Amendment, Date 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
(City)
(State)
(Zip)
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 01/01/2012   A(1)   202,500 A $ 0 2,447,249 D (2)  
Common Stock               546,112 I By WVC 2007 Family LLC
Common Stock               152,500 I By Spouse
Common Stock               502,993 I By The William V. Carey 2010 GRAT (A)
Common Stock               502,992 I By The William V. Carey 2010 GRAT (B)

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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 Underlying Securities
(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

Reporting Owners

Reporting Owner Name / Address Relationships
 Director  10% Owner  Officer  Other
CAREY WILLIAM V
3000 ATRIUM WAY
SUITE 265
MT. LAUREL, NJ 08054
  X     CEO, Chairman and President  

Signatures

 William V. Carey   01/04/2012
**Signature of Reporting Person Date

Explanation of Responses:

* 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).
(1) Represents a grant of restricted stock pursuant to Mr. Carey's employment agreement and the company's 2007 Stock Incentive Plan. The restricted stock has a vesting schedule based partly on time elapsed from the date of grant and partly on the performance of the company. The time-based vesting will occur on January 1, 2014, and, if certain performance criteria are met for the company for the 2012, 2013 and 2014 fiscal years, the performance-based vesting will occur in three equal annual installments.
(2) These shares are held by Mr. Carey as Trustee of the William V. Carey Revocable Trust.

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