West Corporation
WEST CORP (Form: 4, Received: 09/08/2003 16:03:05)    
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
                      

(Print or Type Responses)
1. Name and Address of Reporting Person *

MENDLIK PAUL M
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-Finance, CFO & Treasurer
(Last)          (First)          (Middle)

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

9/5/2003
(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. Transaction Date (MM/DD/YYYY) 2A. Deemed Execution Date, if any (MM/DD/YYYY) 3. Transaction 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

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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. Transaction Date (MM/DD/YYYY) 3A. Deemed Execution Date, if any (MM/DD/YYYY) 4. Transaction 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     (1) 9/5/2003        288.40         (1) 1/2/2009   Common Stock   288.40   $25.01   13780.35   D    

Reporting Owners

Reporting Owner Name / Address Relationships
Director 10% Owner Officer Other
MENDLIK PAUL M
WEST CORPORATION
11808 MIRACLE HILLS DRIVE
OMAHA, NE 68154


EVP-Finance, CFO & Treasurer

Signatures

Paul M. Mendlik 9/8/2003
** Signature of Reporting Person Date

Explanation of Responses:

* If the form is filed by more than one reporting person, see Instruction 4(b)(v).
** Intentional misstatements or omissions of facts constitute Federal Criminal Violations. See 18 U.S.C. 1001 and 15 U.S.C. 78ff(a).
( 1)  Stock Units will be settled upon the earlier of January 2, 2009 or upon the reporting person's termination of employment. Securities will be converted to common stock on a one-for-one basis. NOTE: 50% match (96.13 shares) vest 20% per year for five years pursuant to West Corporation's Non Qualified Deferred Compensation Plan.

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