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 * Hein LeLand J 2. Issuer Name and Ticker or Trading Symbol FASTENAL CO [ FAST ] 5. Relationship of Reporting Person(s) to Issuer (Check all applicable) _____ Director                      _____ 10% Owner
__ X __ Officer (give title below)      _____ Other (specify below)
Senior Executive VP
(Last)          (First)          (Middle)
2001 THEURER BLVD.
3. Date of Earliest Transaction (MM/DD/YYYY)
4/17/2019
(Street)
WINONA, MN 55987
(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
Common Stock   4/17/2019     M    7320   A $47   14931   D    
Common Stock   4/17/2019     S    7320   D $70.1752   7611   D    
Common Stock   4/18/2019     M    12609   A $46   20220   D    
Common Stock   4/18/2019     S    12609   D $70.4864   7611   D    
Common Stock                  5326   (2) I   Held in 401(K) Plan  

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)   $47   4/17/2019     M         7320      (1) 12/31/2026   Common Stock   7320   $0   10978   D    
Employee Stock Option (Right to Buy)   $46   4/18/2019     M         12609      (1) 5/31/2025   Common Stock   12609   $0   52608   D    

Explanation of Responses:
(1)  The option will vest and become exercisable over a period of five years, with 50% of the option vesting and becoming exercisable half way through the relevant vesting period, and the remainder vesting and becoming exercisable incrementally (20%, 20% and 10%) on each anniversary of the date of grant.
(2)  Shares attributed to reporting person's account within issuer's 401(K) Plan as of April 18, 2019, and reflects a reduction of 6 shares from the last report filed on February 28, 2019, due to an excess contribution in 2018.

Reporting Owners
Reporting Owner Name / Address
Relationships
Director 10% Owner Officer Other
Hein LeLand J
2001 THEURER BLVD.
WINONA, MN 55987


Senior Executive VP

Signatures
John Milek, Attorney-in-Fact 4/22/2019
** Signature of Reporting Person Date

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* If the form is filed by more than one reporting person, see Instruction 4(b)(v).
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