West Corporation
WEST CORP (Form: 3, Received: 03/21/2013 20:12:11)
FORM 3
        
UNITED STATES SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549

INITIAL STATEMENT OF BENEFICIAL OWNERSHIP OF SECURITIES

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1. Name and Address of Reporting Person *

Mussman David C.

2. Date of Event Requiring Statement (MM/DD/YYYY)
3/21/2013 

3. Issuer Name and Ticker or Trading Symbol

WEST CORP [WSTC]

(Last)        (First)        (Middle)

WEST CORPORATION, 11808 MIRACLE HILLS DRIVE

4. Relationship of Reporting Person(s) to Issuer (Check all applicable)

_____ Director                            _____ 10% Owner
___ X ___ Officer (give title below)          _____ Other (specify below)
Ex. VP, Sec. and Gen. Counsel /

(Street)

OMAHA, NE 68154       

(City)              (State)              (Zip)
5. 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 Beneficially Owned
1.Title of Security
(Instr. 4)
2. Amount of Securities Beneficially Owned
(Instr. 4)
3. Ownership Form: Direct (D) or Indirect (I)
(Instr. 5)
4. Nature of Indirect Beneficial Ownership
(Instr. 5)
Common Stock   190840   D    

Table II - Derivative Securities Beneficially Owned ( e.g. , puts, calls, warrants, options, convertible securities)
1. Title of Derivate Security
(Instr. 4)
2. Date Exercisable and Expiration Date
(MM/DD/YYYY)
3. Title and Amount of Securities Underlying Derivative Security
(Instr. 4)
4. Conversion or Exercise Price of Derivative Security 5. Ownership Form of Derivative Security: Direct (D) or Indirect (I)
(Instr. 5)
6. Nature of Indirect Beneficial Ownership
(Instr. 5)
Date Exercisable Expiration Date Title Amount or Number of Shares
Employee Stock Option (right to buy)     (1) 3/30/2022   Common Stock   25000   $33.52   D    
Employee Stock Option (right to buy)     (2) 3/30/2022   Common Stock   75000   $25.52   D    
Stock Units   (3)   (3)   (3) Common Stock   59954.9152     (3) D    

Explanation of Responses:
( 1)  These options were granted to the filing person on March 30, 2012 under the Issuer's 2006 Executive Inventive Plan and became exercisable pursuant to a modification of these awards in connection with the Issuer's August 15, 2012 dividend.
( 2)  These options were granted to the filing person on March 30, 2012 under the Issuer's 2006 Executive Inventive Plan and are scheduled to vest ratably on the second, third and fourth anniversaries of the date of grant.
( 3)  These stock units were granted under the Issuer's Nonqualified Deferred Compensation Plan and represent notional equity interests in the Issuer credited to the filing person's deferred compensation account. Each stock unit is the economic equivalent of one share of the Issuer's Common Stock. These stock units become payable, through the issuance of shares of the Issuer's common stock, on the date specified by the filing person, which can be no earlier than five years following the year of deferral for such shares or, if earlier, six months after the date the filing person separates from service with the Issuer or the date of death of the filing person.

Reporting Owners
Reporting Owner Name / Address
Relationships
Director 10% Owner Officer Other
Mussman David C.
WEST CORPORATION
11808 MIRACLE HILLS DRIVE
OMAHA, NE 68154


Ex. VP, Sec. and Gen. Counsel

Signatures
/s/ David C. Mussman 3/21/2013
** Signature of Reporting Person Date


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