XNAS:OZRK Bank of the Ozarks, Inc. Insider Activity 4 Filing - 10/22/2012

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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

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(h) of the Investment Company Act of 1940
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(Print or Type Responses)
1. Name and Address of Reporting Person *
GLEASON GEORGE G II
  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
(Last)
(First)
(Middle)
17901 CHENAL PARKWAY, P.O. 8811
3. Date of Earliest Transaction (Month/Day/Year)
10/22/2012
(Street)

LITTLE ROCK, AR 72231-8811
4. If Amendment, Date 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
(City)
(State)
(Zip)
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 10/22/2012   F   6,690(1) D $32.69 1,408,747 D  
Common Stock               78,816 I Shares held by Spouse
Common Stock               2,400 I Shares held in Trust for Adult Child(2)
Common Stock               1,285,600 I Shares held in Gleason Trust
Common Stock               924,121 I Shares held in 401(k) at 10/22/2012
Common Stock               90,062 I Shares held by Trust which Mr. Gleason, his wife and descendants are beneficiaries

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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 Underlying Securities
(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

Reporting Owners

Reporting Owner Name / Address Relationships
 Director  10% Owner  Officer  Other
GLEASON GEORGE G II
17901 CHENAL PARKWAY
P.O. 8811
LITTLE ROCK, AR 72231-8811
  X   X   Chairman & CEO  

Signatures

 /s/ George G. Gleason   10/23/2012
** 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) As permitted under the Company's Restricted Stock Plan, these shares were withheld upon vesting in order to satisfy tax withholding obligations.
(2) 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.

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