West Corporation
WEST CORP (Form: 4, Received: 04/03/2017 17:28:08)
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Washington, D.C. 20549

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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 *

Kempkes Rodney J.
2. Issuer Name and Ticker or Trading Symbol

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

_____ Director                      _____ 10% Owner
__ X __ Officer (give title below)      _____ Other (specify below)
Chief Administrative Officer
(Last)          (First)          (Middle)

3. Date of Earliest Transaction (MM/DD/YYYY)


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   3/31/2017     A (1)   V 998   A $20.76   (2) 66692   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
Stock Units     (3) 3/31/2017     A      165.3761         (3)   (3) Common Stock   165.3761   $24.42   (3) 94314.743   D    

Explanation of Responses:
( 1)  The reporting person is voluntarily reporting the acquisition of shares of the issuer's common stock pursuant to the West Corporation Employee Stock Purchase Plan ("ESPP") for the ESPP purchase period of January 1, 2017 through March 31, 2017. This transaction is also exempt under Rule 16b-3(c).
( 2)  In accordance with the ESPP, these shares were purchased based on 85% of the closing price of the issuer's common stock on March 31, 2017.
( 3)  These stock units were granted under the Issuer's Nonqualified Deferred Compensation Plan (the "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. The Issuer matches 50% of any amounts invested in stock units, subject to vesting as set forth in the Plan. These stock units become payable, through the issuance of shares of the Issuer's Common Stock (or the cash equivalent thereof), on the date specified by the filing person, which can be no earlier than five years following the year of deferral associated with such stock units 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
Director 10% Owner Officer Other
Kempkes Rodney J.
OMAHA, NE 68154

Chief Administrative Officer

/s/ Rodney J. Kempkes (signed by Deneen Shadewald as Power of Attorney for Reporting Person) 4/3/2017
** Signature of Reporting Person Date

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