West Corporation
WEST CORP (Form: 4, Received: 07/29/2005 16:46:03)
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, Section 17(a) of the Public
Utility Holding Company Act of 1935 or Section 30(f) of the Investment Company Act of 1940
                      

1. Name and Address of Reporting Person *

HANSON JON R
2. Issuer Name and Ticker or Trading Symbol

WEST CORP [ WSTC ]
5. Relationship of Reporting Person(s) to Issuer (Check all applicable)

_____ Director                      _____ 10% Owner
__ X __ Officer (give title below)      _____ Other (specify below)
EVP/CAO
(Last)          (First)          (Middle)

WEST CORPORATION, 11808 MIRACLE HILLS DRIVE
3. Date of Earliest Transaction (MM/DD/YYYY)

7/26/2005
(Street)

OMAHA, NE 68154
(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   7/26/2005     M    2812   A $24.79   2937   D    
Common Stock   7/26/2005     S    2812   D $39.75   125   D    
Common Stock   7/26/2005     M    785   A $24.48   910   D    
Common Stock   7/26/2005     S    785   D $39.75   125   D    
Common Stock   7/27/2005     M    8035   A $26.51   8160   D    
Common Stock   7/27/2005     S    8035   D $39.52   125   D    
Common Stock   7/27/2005     M    5223   A $24.79   5348   D    
Common Stock   7/27/2005     S    5223   D $39.52   125   D    
Common Stock   7/27/2005     M    3750   A $24.85   3875   D    
Common Stock   7/27/2005     S    3750   D $39.52   125   D    
Common Stock   7/27/2005     M    13692   A $25.31   13817   D    
Common Stock   7/27/2005     S    13692   D $39.52   125   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
Exercise Stock Options (Rt to Buy)   $24.79   7/26/2005           2812    4/1/2005   4/1/2014   Common Stock   2812     (1) 203329   D    
Exercise Stock Options (Rt to Buy)   $24.48   7/26/2005           785    5/1/2005   5/1/2011   Common Stock   785     (1) 202544   D    
Exercise Stock Options (Rt to Buy)   $26.51   7/27/2005           8035    7/1/2005   7/1/2014   Common Stock   8035     (1) 194509   D    
Exercise Stock Options (Rt to Buy)   $24.79   7/27/2005           5223    4/1/2005   4/1/2014   Common Stock   5223     (1) 189286   D    
Exercise Stock Options (Rt to Buy)   $24.85   7/27/2005           3750    1/2/2005   1/2/2012   Common Stock   3750     (1) 185536   D    
Exercise Stock Options (Rt to Buy)   $25.31   7/27/2005           13692    11/1/2004   11/1/2010   Common Stock   13692     (1) 171844   D    

Explanation of Responses:
( 1)  The stock options were issued pursuant to the Restated West Corporation 1996 Stock Incentive Plan.

Reporting Owners
Reporting Owner Name / Address
Relationships
Director 10% Owner Officer Other
HANSON JON R
WEST CORPORATION
11808 MIRACLE HILLS DRIVE
OMAHA, NE 68154


EVP/CAO
Signatures
Jon R. Hanson 7/29/2005
** Signature of Reporting Person Date


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