SEC Form 3
FORM 3 UNITED STATES SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549

INITIAL STATEMENT OF BENEFICIAL OWNERSHIP OF SECURITIES

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*
Goss Cathy P

(Last) (First) (Middle)
1331 17TH ST., SUITE 345

(Street)
DENVER CO 80202

(City) (State) (Zip)
2. Date of Event Requiring Statement (Month/Day/Year)
11/18/2011
3. Issuer Name and Ticker or Trading Symbol
Guaranty Bancorp [ GBNK ]
4. Relationship of Reporting Person(s) to Issuer
(Check all applicable)
Director 10% Owner
X Officer (give title below) Other (specify below)
EVP & CCO
5. 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 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)
Voting Common Stock 130,468 (1) D
Table II - Derivative Securities Beneficially Owned
(e.g., puts, calls, warrants, options, convertible securities)
1. Title of Derivative Security (Instr. 4) 2. Date Exercisable and Expiration Date (Month/Day/Year) 3. Title and Amount of Securities Underlying Derivative Security (Instr. 4) 4. Conversion or Exercise Price of Derivative Security 5. Ownership Form: 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
Explanation of Responses:
1. Includes 61,667 shares of outstanding restricted stock granted pursuant to the Company's Amended and Restated 2005 Stock Incentive Plan. These awards are time-based vesting awards, with 13,334 shares expected to vest in 2012, 25,000 shares expected to vest in 2013, 11,666 shares expected to vest in 2014 and 11,667 shares expected to vest in 2015.
/s/ Cathy P. Goss 11/22/2011
** Signature of Reporting Person Date
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