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*
Thomas Dan

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

(Street)
LITTLE ROCK AR 72231-8811

(City) (State) (Zip)
2. Date of Event Requiring Statement (Month/Day/Year)
08/21/2012
3. Issuer Name and Ticker or Trading Symbol
BANK OF THE OZARKS INC [ OZRK ]
4. Relationship of Reporting Person(s) to Issuer
(Check all applicable)
Director 10% Owner
X Officer (give title below) Other (specify below)
Chief Lending Officer
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)
Common Stock 7,000 (1) D
Common Stock 3,200 (2) D
Common Stock 1,400 (3) D
Common Stock 252 I Shares held in 401(k) at 08/21/2012
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
Employee Stock Option (Right to Buy) 10/18/2014 10/18/2018 Common Stock 7,000 23.685 D
Employee Stock Option (Right to Buy) 10/19/2013 10/19/2017 Common Stock 3,200 18.835 D
Employee Stock Option (Right to Buy) 09/16/2011 09/16/2015 Common Stock 4,000 13.535 D
Explanation of Responses:
1. These shares were issued under the Company's Restricted Stock Plan in accordance with Rule 16b-3(d) and are subject to a substantial risk of forfeiture until vested. 100% of the shares vest on 10/18/2014, three years after the date of grant, if the individual remains employed with the Company through such date.
2. These shares were issued under the Company's Restricted Stock Plan in accordance with Rule 16b-3(d) and are subject to a substantial risk of forfeiture until vested. 100% of the shares vest on 10/19/2013, three years after the date of grant, if the individual remains employed with the Company through such date.
3. These shares were issued under the Company's Restricted Stock Plan in accordance with Rule 16b-3(d) and are subject to a substantial risk of forfeiture until vested. 100% of the shares vest on 10/20/2012, three years after the date of grant, if the individual remains employed with the Company through such date.
/s/ Dan Thomas 08/22/2012
** Signature of Reporting Person Date
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