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 * KELLY THOMAS J 2. Issuer Name and Ticker or Trading Symbol Monster Beverage Corp [ MNST ] 5. Relationship of Reporting Person(s) to Issuer (Check all applicable)_____ Director                    _____ 10% Owner
__X__ Officer (give title below)    _____ Other (specify below)
EVP Finance Monster Energy Co.
(Last)         (First)         (Middle)
1 MONSTER WAY
3. Date of Earliest Transaction (MM/DD/YYYY)
5/22/2020
(Street)
CORONA, CA 92879
(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  5/22/2020    S    15000  D $68.29 (1) 13117  D   

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)  $45.16                   (2) 3/13/2025  Common Stock   (3)   7200  D   
Employee Stock Option (right to buy)  $43.99                   (4) 3/14/2026  Common Stock   (3)   20625  D   
Employee Stock Option (right to buy)  $43.64                   (5) 12/1/2026  Common Stock   (3)   22000  D   
Employee Stock Option (right to buy)  $58.73                   (6) 3/14/2028  Common Stock   (3)   50000  D   
Employee Stock Option (right to buy)  $51.5                   (7) 6/1/2028  Common Stock   (3)   5000  D   
Employee Stock Option (right to buy)  $59.67                   (8) 3/14/2029  Common Stock   (3)   15000  D   
Employee Stock Option (right to buy)  $62.39                   (9) 3/13/2030  Common Stock   (3)   12000  D   
Restricted Stock Units   (10)                  (11)  (12) Common Stock   (3)   3467  D   
Restricted Stock Units   (10)                  (13)  (12) Common Stock   (3)   4000  D   

Explanation of Responses:
(1)  This transaction was executed in multiple trades at prices ranging from $68.28 to $68.33. The price reported above reflects the weighted average sale price. The reporting person hereby undertakes to provide upon request to the SEC staff, the issuer or a security holder of the issuer full information regarding the number of shares and prices at which the transaction was effected.
(2)  The options are fully vested.
(3)  No transaction is being reported at this time. This line is only reporting holdings as of the date hereof.
(4)  The options are currently vested with respect to 9,375 shares. The remaining options vest on March 14, 2021.
(5)  The options vest in two installments as follows: 10,000 shares on December 1, 2020 and 12,000 shares on December 1, 2021.
(6)  The options are currently vested with respect to 12,500 shares. The remaining options vest in three installments as follow: 10,000 shares on March 14, 2021; 12,500 shares on March 14, 2022; 15,000 shares on March 14, 2023.
(7)  The options vest in three installments as follows: 1,667 shares on June 1, 2021; 1,667 shares on June 1, 2022; 1,666 shares on June 1, 2023.
(8)  The options are currently vested with respect to 10,000 shares. The remaining options vest on March 14, 2021.
(9)  The options vest in three equal installments on March 13, 2021, 2022 and 2023.
(10)  The restricted stock units were granted under the Monster Beverage Corporation 2011 Omnibus Incentive Plan. Each restricted stock unit represents a contingent right to receive one share of the Company's common stock as of the vesting date.
(11)  The restricted stock units vest in two installments as follows: 1,733 units on March 14, 2021 and 1,734 units on March 14, 2022.
(12)  Not applicable.
(13)  The restricted stock units vest in three equal installments on March 13, 2021, 2022 and 2023.

Reporting Owners
Reporting Owner Name / Address
Relationships
Director 10% Owner Officer Other
KELLY THOMAS J
1 MONSTER WAY
CORONA, CA 92879


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Signatures
Paul J. Dechary, attorney-in-fact 5/27/2020
**Signature of Reporting Person Date
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