West Corporation
WEST CORP (Form: 3, Received: 03/21/2013 21:53:59)
FORM 3
        
UNITED STATES SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549

INITIAL STATEMENT OF 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 *

Grattan Laura A.

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)

C/O THOMAS H. LEE PARTNERS, L.P., 100 FEDERAL STREET, 35TH FLOOR

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

__ X __ Director                            _____ 10% Owner
_____ Officer (give title below)          _____ Other (specify below)

(Street)

BOSTON, MA 02110       

(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   36262765   (1) I   See footnote   (1) (2)

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

Explanation of Responses:
( 1)  Represents shares of the Issuer held directly by Thomas H. Lee Advisors, LLC ("THL Advisors"), Thomas H. Lee Equity Fund VI, L.P. ("THL Equity VI"), Thomas H. Lee Parallel Fund VI, L.P. ("Parallel Fund VI"), Thomas H. Lee Parallel (DT) Fund VI, L.P. ("DT Fund VI"), THL Coinvestment Partners, L.P. ("THL Coinvestment"), THL Equity Fund VI Investors (West), L.P. ("THL West"), THL Equity Fund VI Investors (West) HL, L.P. ("THL West HL") together with THL Equity VI, Parallel Fund VI, DT Fund VI, THL Coinvestment, THL West and THL West HL, (the "THL Funds") as well as Putnam Investment Holdings, LLC ("Putnam") and Putnam Investments Employees' Securities Company III LLC ("Putnam III").
( 2)  The Reporting Person is a Principal of Thomas H. Lee Partners, L.P., which is the managing member of THL Equity Advisors VI, LLC, which is the general partner of the THL Funds. In addition, due to contractual relationships with Thomas H. Lee Partners, L.P., Putnam and Putnam III are required to act pro rata with the THL Funds. By virtue of these relationships, the Reporting Person may be deemed to beneficially own the shares of the Issuer owned directly by each of the THL Funds, Putnam and Putnam III. The Reporting Person disclaims beneficial ownership of such shares, and this report shall not be deemed an admission that the reporting person is the beneficial owner of such securities for the purpose of Section 16 or for any other purpose, except to the extent of his pecuniary interest therein.

Reporting Owners
Reporting Owner Name / Address
Relationships
Director 10% Owner Officer Other
Grattan Laura A.
C/O THOMAS H. LEE PARTNERS, L.P.
100 FEDERAL STREET, 35TH FLOOR
BOSTON, MA 02110
X



Signatures
/s/ Laura A. Grattan 3/21/2013
** Signature of Reporting Person Date


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