West Corporation
WEST CORP (Form: 3, Received: 02/09/2016 18:21:47)
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 *

Beaumont Ronald R.

2. Date of Event Requiring Statement (MM/DD/YYYY)
2/1/2016 

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)
President Telecom/Safety Svcs /

(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   56200   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   4687   $33.52   D    
Employee Stock Option (right to buy)     (2) 3/30/2022   Common Stock   14062   $25.52   D    
Employee Stock Option (right to buy)     (3) 7/30/2023   Common Stock   10000   $22.06   D    
Employee Stock Option (right to buy)     (4) 10/1/2023   Common Stock   10000   $22.18   D    
Employee Stock Option (right to buy)     (5) 1/2/2024   Common Stock   10000   $25.28   D    
Employee Stock Option (right to buy)     (6) 4/1/2024   Common Stock   10000   $24.15   D    
Performance-based Restricted Stock Units     (7)   (7) Common Stock   15000   (7)   (7) D    

Explanation of Responses:
( 1)  These options were granted to the filing person on March 30, 2012 under the Issuer's 2006 Executive Plan and are exercisable.
( 2)  These options were granted to the filing person on March 30, 2012 under the Issuer's 2006 Executive Incentive Plan. Two thirds of the shares are vested and exercisable. The balance of the shares are scheduled to vest March 30, 2016.
( 3)  These options were granted to the filing person on July 30, 2013 under the Issuer's Amended and Restated 2013 Long-Term Incentive Plan and are scheduled to vest ratably on each of the first four anniversaries of the grant date.
( 4)  These options were granted to the filing person on October 1, 2013 under the Issuer's Amended and Restated 2013 Long-Term Incentive Plan and are scheduled to vest ratably on each of the first four anniversaries of the grant date.
( 5)  These options were granted to the filing person on January 2, 2014 under the Issuer's Amended and Restated 2013 Long-Term Incentive Plan and are scheduled to vest ratably on each of the first four anniversaries of the grant date.
( 6)  These options were granted to the filing person on April 1, 2014 under the Issuer's Amended and Restated 2013 Long-Term Incentive Plan and are scheduled to vest ratably on each of the first four anniversaries of the grant date.
( 7)  Performance-based restricted stock units granted under the terms of the West Corporation Amended and Restated 2013 Long-Term Incentive Plan. Each restricted stock unit represents a contingent right to receive between zero and 1.75 shares of West common stock. Under the terms of the restricted stock unit grant, the restricted stock unit is subject to vesting based on the specified performance measure (total shareholder return) during the 3-year period beginning on September 1, 2015 and ending on August 31, 2018. Shares of West common stock will be delivered to the reporting person following the vesting date based on the specified performance measure.

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


President Telecom/Safety Svcs

Signatures
/s/ Ronald R. Beaumont (signed by Deneen Shadewald as Power of Attorney for Reporting Person) 2/9/2016
** Signature of Reporting Person Date


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LIMITED POWER OF ATTORNEY FOR
SECTION 16 REPORTING OBLIGATIONS

Know all by these presents, that the undersigned's hereby makes, constitutes and appoints Jan D. Madsen, Robert Patrick Shields and Deneen K. Shadewald, and each of them individually, as the undersigned's true and lawful attorney-in-fact, with full power and authority as hereinafter described on behalf of and in the name, place and stead of the undersigned to:

(1) prepare, execute, acknowledge, deliver and file Forms 3, 4, and 5 (including any amendments thereto) with respect to the securities of West Corporation, a Delaware corporation (the "Company"), with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission, any national securities exchanges and the Company, as considered necessary or advisable under Section 16(a) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 and the rules and regulations promulgated thereunder, as amended from time to time (the "Exchange Act");

(2) seek or obtain, as the undersigned's representative and on the undersigned's behalf, information on transactions in the Company's securities from any third party, including brokers, employee benefit plan administrators and trustees, and the undersigned hereby authorizes any such person to release any such information to the undersigned and approves and ratifies any such release of information; and

(3) perform any and all other acts which in the discretion of such attorney-in-fact are necessary or desirable for and on behalf of the undersigned in connection with the foregoing including, without limitation, submission of a Form ID.

The undersigned acknowledges that:

(1) this Power of Attorney authorizes, but does not require, such attorney-in-fact to act in their discretion on information provided to such attorney-in-fact without independent verification of such information;

(2) any documents prepared and/or executed by such attorney-in-fact on behalf of the undersigned pursuant to this Power of Attorney will be in such form and will contain such information and disclosure as such attorney-in-fact, in his or her discretion, deems necessary or desirable;

(3) neither the Company nor such attorney-in-fact assumes (i) any liability for the undersigned's responsibility to comply with the requirement of the Exchange Act, (ii) any liability of the undersigned for any failure to comply with such requirements, or (iii) any obligation or liability of the undersigned for profit disgorgement under Section 16(b) of the Exchange Act; and

(4) this Power of Attorney does not relieve the undersigned from responsibility for compliance with the undersigned's obligations under the Exchange Act, including without limitation the reporting requirements under Section 16 of the Exchange Act.

The undersigned hereby gives and grants each of the foregoing attorney-in-fact full power and authority to do and perform all and every act and thing whatsoever requisite, necessary or appropriate to be done in and about the foregoing matters as fully to all intents and purposes as the undersigned might or could do if present, hereby ratifying all that such attorney-in-fact of, for and on behalf of the undersigned, shall lawfully do or cause to be done by virtue of this Limited Power of Attorney.

This Power of Attorney shall remain in full force and effect until revoked by the undersigned in a signed writing delivered to such attorney-in-fact.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the undersigned has caused this Power of Attorney to be executed as of this 22nd day of January, 2016.

Ronald Beaumont Signature

Ronald Beaumont Print Name

STATE OF COLORADO

COUNTY OF BOULDER

On this 22nd day of January, 2016, Ronald Beaumont personally appeared before me, and acknowledged that s/he executed the foregoing instrument for the purposes therein contained.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and official seal.

Judy Anne Friederich Notary Public

June 3, 2017
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