SEC Form 4
FORM 4 UNITED STATES SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549

STATEMENT OF CHANGES IN BENEFICIAL OWNERSHIP

Filed pursuant to Section 16(a) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934
or Section 30(h) of the Investment Company Act of 1940
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1. Name and Address of Reporting Person*
GLEASON GEORGE G II

(Last) (First) (Middle)
17901 CHENAL PARKWAY
P.O. 8811

(Street)
LITTLE ROCK AR 72231-8811

(City) (State) (Zip)
2. Issuer Name and Ticker or Trading Symbol
BANK OF THE OZARKS INC [ OZRK ]
5. Relationship of Reporting Person(s) to Issuer
(Check all applicable)
X Director X 10% Owner
X Officer (give title below) Other (specify below)
Chairman & CEO
3. Date of Earliest Transaction (Month/Day/Year)
07/18/2012
4. If Amendment, Date of Original Filed (Month/Day/Year)
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 (Month/Day/Year) 2A. Deemed Execution Date, if any (Month/Day/Year) 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
Common Stock 07/18/2012 S 21,200 D $34.33 1,694,237 D
Common Stock 07/19/2012 S 41,200 D $33.295 1,653,037 D
Common Stock 07/20/2012 S 8,600 D $33.261 1,644,437 D
Common Stock 78,816 I Shares held by Spouse
Common Stock 2,400 I Shares held in Trust for Adult Child(1)
Common Stock 1,285,600 I Shares held in Gleason Trust
Common Stock 916,611 I Shares held in 401(k) at 7/18/2012
Common Stock 90,062 I Shares held by Trust which Mr. Gleason, his wife and descendants are beneficiaries
Table II - Derivative Securities Acquired, Disposed of, or Beneficially Owned
(e.g., puts, calls, warrants, options, convertible securities)
1. Title of Derivative Security (Instr. 3) 2. Conversion or Exercise Price of Derivative Security 3. Transaction Date (Month/Day/Year) 3A. Deemed Execution Date, if any (Month/Day/Year) 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 (Month/Day/Year) 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: 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
Explanation of Responses:
1. 2,400 shares formerly owned by Mr. Gleason as custodian for one of his adult children were transferred to a trust for the benefit of the adult child, in which trust Mr. Gleason is not the trustee and has no sole or shared voting or dispositive power over the shares. This transaction was exempt from Section 16 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 pursuant to SEC Rule 16a-13.
/s/ George G. Gleason 07/20/2012
** Signature of Reporting Person Date
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