Ownership Submission
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

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 *
Mee Terrence R
  2. Issuer Name and Ticker or Trading Symbol
CLIFFS NATURAL RESOURCES INC. [CLF]
5. Relationship of Reporting Person(s) to Issuer
(Check all applicable)
_____ Director _____ 10% Owner
__X__ Officer (give title below) _____ Other (specify below)
SVP Global Iron Ore & Metallic
(Last)
(First)
(Middle)
200 PUBLIC SQUARE, SUITE 3300
3. Date of Earliest Transaction (Month/Day/Year)
02/21/2013
(Street)

CLEVELAND, OH 44114-2315
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 Shares 02/21/2013   A(1)   3,837 A $ 26.84 22,824.543 (2) D  
Common Shares 02/21/2013   F(3)   1,709 D $ 26.84 21,115.543 D  
Common Shares               1,454 (4) I VNQDC (5)

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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
Mee Terrence R
200 PUBLIC SQUARE
SUITE 3300
CLEVELAND, OH 44114-2315
      SVP Global Iron Ore & Metallic  

Signatures

 /s/ Carolyn Cheverine by Power of Attorney   02/25/2013
**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) Reflects a payout of performance shares for the 2010-2012 performance period earned under the Issuer's 2007 Incentive Equity Plan.
(2) The amount shown reflects 14.5498, 32.2744, 32.3085 and 35.4103 shares credited on June 2, 2011, September 2, 2011, December 2, 2011 and March 2, 2012, respectively, to the Reporting Person pursuant to the Dividend Reinvestment and Stock Purchase Plan and balance reflects 144 shares that were distributed from VNQDC.
(3) Reflects the surrender of 1,379 performance shares and 330 restricted share units from the 2010-2012 performance period in payment of the related tax liability incurred by the Reporting Person as a result of the award.
(4) Balance shown reflects 1, 24, 29 and 37 shares acquired March 1, 2012, June 1, 2012, August 31, 2012 and December 3, 2012, respectively, pursuant to the dividend reinvestment feature of the Issuer's 2005 Voluntary Non-Qualified Deferred Compensation Plan ("VNQDC") and 144 shares that were distributed from VNQDC.
(5) Held for the benefit of the Reporting Person by the VNQDC.
 
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