West Corporation
WEST CORP (Form: 4, Received: 10/02/2003 17:01:01)    
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 *

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)

10/1/2003
(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

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 Options   $24.41   10/1/2003        25000         (1) 10/1/2013   Common Stock   25000     (2) 100000   D    

Explanation of Responses:
( 1)  25% of the stock options are exercisable on or after 10/01/04; an additional 25% may be exercisable on or after the following dates: 10/01/05; 10/01/06; the final 25% may be exercised on or after 10/01/07.
( 2)  The stock options were granted pursuant to West Corporation's 1996 Stock Incentive Plan.

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 10/2/2003
** Signature of Reporting Person Date


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