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                                    FORM S-8
             REGISTRATION STATEMENT UNDER THE SECURITIES ACT OF 1933
 
 
                            BOK FINANCIAL CORPORATION
             (exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
 
Oklahoma                                                             73-1373454
(State or other jurisdiction                                   (I.R.S. Employer
of incorporation or organization)                           Identification No.)
 
 
Bank of Oklahoma Tower, Tulsa, Oklahoma                                   74172
(Address of Principal Executive Office)                              (Zip code)
 
 
                BOK Financial Corporation 2003 Stock Option Plan
                              (Full Title of Plan)
 
 
                                Tamara R. Wagman
                            Frederic Dorwart, Lawyers
                                  Old City Hall
                             124 East Fourth Street
                           Tulsa, Oklahoma 74103-5010
                     (Name and Address of agent for service)
 
                                 (918) 583-9922
          (Telephone number, including area code, of agent for service)
 
 
                         Calculation of Registration Fee
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 Title of       Amount        Proposed Maximum   Proposed Maximum  Amount
 Securities     to be         offering price     aggregate         of
 to be          registered**  per unit*          offering price*   registration
 Registered                                                        fee*
_______________________________________________________________________________
Common Stock,
 $0.00006 par   2,000,000     $37.46             $74,920,000       $6,061.03
 value
 
 
*Estimated pursuant to Rule 457(c).
 
**In addition,  pursuant to Rule 416(c) under the  Securities Act of 1933,  this
Registration Statement covers an indeterminate amount of interests to be offered
or sold pursuant to the employee benefit plan described herein.
 
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                                     PART I
 
              INFORMATION REQUIRED IN THE SECTION 10(a) PROSPECTUS
 
ITEM 1.  PLAN INFORMATION.
 
     The documents  containing  the  information  required by Item 1 of Form S-8
will be sent or  given  to  employees  as  specified  by Rule  428(b)(1)  of the
Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the Securities  Act). Such documents are not
required  to be and are not  filed  with the  Commission  either as part of this
Registration  Statement or as prospectuses or prospectus supplements pursuant to
Rule 424. These  documents and the documents  incorporated  by reference in this
Registration  Statement  pursuant  to Item 3 of Part II of this Form S-8,  taken
together,  constitute a prospectus that meets the  requirements of Section 10(a)
of the Securities Act.
 
ITEM 2.  REGISTRANT INFORMATION AND EMPLOYEE PLAN ANNUAL INFORMATION.
 
     Upon  written  or  oral  request,  any of  the  documents  incorporated  by
reference in Item 3 of Part II of this Registration Statement,  any of the other
documents required to be delivered to Plan participants pursuant to Rule 428(b),
and any  additional  information  about  the  Plan  and its  administrators  are
available without charge by contacting:
 
                            BOK Financial Corporation
                                  P.O. Box 2300
                              Tulsa, Oklahoma 74192
                                 (918) 588-6000
                               Attn: Gregg Jaynes
 
                             www.bankofoklahoma.com
 
                                     PART II
 
                 INFORMATION REQUIRED IN REGISTRATION STATEMENT
 
ITEM 3.  INCORPORATION OF CERTAIN DOCUMENTS BY REFERENCE
 
     BOK  Financial has  registered  its Common Stock under Section 12(g) of the
Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (the "Exchange Act"), effective August 13, 1991,
and is currently subject to the informational  requirements of the Exchange Act.
BOK Financial has been subject to the reporting requirements of the Exchange Act
since August 13, 1991,  and,  therefore,  BOK  Financial  filed its first annual
report  on Form  10-K for the year  ending  December  31,  1991.  The  following
documents have been filed with the Securities Exchange Commission ("Commission")
by BOK Financial and are hereby incorporated by reference:
 
-    Annual Report on Form 10-K filed with the Commission on March 26, 2003
 
-    2003  Quarterly  Report on Form 10-Q for the three  months  ended March 31,
     2003 filed with the Commission on May 15, 2003
 
-    The  Company's  Current  Report on Form 8-K filed  with the  Commission  on
     January 23, 2003
 
-    The Company's Current Report on Form 8-K filed with the Commission on April
     21, 2003
 
-    The  description of BOK  Financial's  capital stock  contained on page 2 in
     Registration  Statement  on Form 10, as amended by filings on Form 8, filed
     under the Exchange Act (Registration No. 0-19341),  including any amendment
     or report filed for the purpose of updating such description.
 
     All  documents  subsequently  filed by BOK  Financial  pursuant  to Section
13(a),  13(c),  14 and 15 (d) of the  Exchange  Act,  prior to the  filing  of a
post-effective  amendment which indicates that all securities  offered have been
 
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sold or which deregisters all securities then remaining unsold,  shall be deemed
to be incorporated  herein by reference and to be a part hereof from the date of
filing such documents.
 
     Any  statement  contained  in a  document  incorporated  or  deemed  to  be
incorporated  by reference  herein shall be deemed to be modified or  superseded
for purposes hereof to the extent that a statement  contained  herein, or in any
other  subsequently  filed document that also is or is deemed to be incorporated
by reference  herein,  modifies or supersedes such  statement.  Any statement so
modified or superseded shall not be deemed, except as so modified or superseded,
to constitute a part hereof.
 
ITEM 4.  DESCRIPTION OF SECURITIES
 
                  Not applicable.
 
ITEM 5.  INTERESTS OF NAMED EXPERTS AND COUNSEL
 
                  None.
 
ITEM 6.  INDEMNIFICATION OF OFFICERS AND DIRECTORS
 
     The Oklahoma  Business  Corporation Act and Article VI of the Bylaws of BOK
Financial  Corporation  provide BOK Financial  Corporation with broad powers and
authority to indemnify  its  directors and officers and to purchase and maintain
insurance for such purposes.  Pursuant to such  statutory and Bylaw  provisions,
BOK Financial  Corporation  has  purchased  insurance  against  certain costs of
indemnification of its officers and directors.
 
ITEM 7.  EXEMPTION FROM REGISTRATION CLAIMED
 
                  Not applicable.
 
ITEM 8.  EXHIBITS
 
Exhibit No.
 
          4.0  BOK Financial Corporation 2003 Stock Option Plan.
 
          5.0  Opinion of  Frederic  Dorwart,  Lawyers,  regarding  whether  the
               Common  Stock  registered  herein,  when  sold,  will be  legally
               issued, fully paid and non-assessable.
 
          23.0 Consent of Frederic  Dorwart,  Lawyers  (included  in the Opinion
               filed as Exhibit 5.0).
 
          23.1 Consent of Ernst & Young L.L.P.
 
          24.0 Power of Attorney. See pages viii and ix.
 
          99.0 Annual Report on Form 10-K filed with the Commission on March 26,
               2003 is incorporated herein by this reference.
 
          99.1 2003  Quarterly  Report on Form 10-Q for the three  months  ended
               March 31,  2003  filed  with the  Commission  on May 15,  2003 is
               incorporated herein by this reference.
 
          99.3 The  description of BOK  Financial's  capital stock  contained on
               page 2 in  Registration  Statement  on Form  10,  as  amended  by
               filings on Form 8, filed under the Exchange Act (Registration No.
               0-19341), including any amendment or report filed for the purpose
               of  updating  such  description  is  incorporated  herein by this
               reference.
 
ITEM 9.  UNDERTAKINGS
 
(a)  The undersigned Registrant hereby undertakes:
 
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               (1)  To file during any period in which offers or sales are being
                    made,  a  post-effective   amendment  to  this  Registration
                    Statement to;
 
                    (i)  include any prospectus  required by Section 10(a)(3) of
                         the Securities Act of 1933;
 
                    (ii) reflect in the  prospectus  any facts or events arising
                         after the effective date of the registration  statement
                         (or  most  recent  post-effective   amendment  thereof)
                         which,  individually  or in the aggregate,  represent a
                         fundamental  change in the information set forth in the
                         registration statement.  Notwithstanding the foregoing,
                         any  increase  or  decrease  in  volume  of  securities
                         offered  (if  the  total  dollar  value  of  securities
                         offered would not exceed that which was registered) and
                         any deviation from the low or high end of the estimated
                         maximum  offering range may be reflected in the form of
                         prospectus  filed with the Commission  pursuant to Rule
                         424(b) if, in the aggregate,  the changes in volume and
                         price represent no more than a 20 percent change in the
                         maximum  aggregate  offering  price  set  forth  in the
                         Calculation of Registration  Fee table in the effective
                         registration statement; and
 
                    (iii)include any additional or changed material  information
                         with respect to the plan of distribution not previously
                         disclosed in the registration statement or any material
                         statement; provided, however, that paragraphs (a)(1)(i)
                         and (a)(1)(ii) do not apply if the information required
                         to be included in a  post-effective  amendment by those
                         paragraphs is contained in periodic  reports filed with
                         or  furnished  to  the  Commission  by  the  Registrant
                         pursuant  to  Section  13 or  15(d)  or the  Securities
                         Exchange Act of 1934 that are incorporated by reference
                         in the registration statement.
 
               (2)  That,  for the purposes of determining  any liability  under
                    the  Securities  Act  of  1933,  each  such   post-effective
                    amendment shall be deemed to be a new registration statement
                    relating to the securities offered therein, and the offering
                    for such  securities  at the time  shall be deemed to be the
                    initial bona fide offering thereof.
 
               (3)  To  remove  from  registration  by means  of  post-effective
                    amendment  any  of the  securities  being  registered  which
                    remain unsold at the termination of the offering.
 
(b)  The  undersigned   Registrant  hereby  undertakes  that,  for  purposes  of
     determining  any liability under the Securities Act of 1933, each filing of
     the  Registrant's  annual report  pursuant to Section 13(a) or 15(d) of the
     Securities  Exchange Act of 1934 (and, where applicable,  each filing of an
     employee  benefit  plan's  annual  report  pursuant to Section 15(d) of the
     Securities  Exchange Act of 1934) that is  incorporated by reference in the
     registration  statement shall be deemed to be a new registration  statement
     relating  to the  securities  offered  therein,  and the  offering  of such
     securities  at that  time  shall be  deemed  to be the  initial  bona  fide
     offering thereof.
 
(c)  Insofar as indemnification for liabilities arising under the Securities Act
     of 1933 may be permitted to directors,  officers and controlling persons of
     the  Registrant  pursuant to the foregoing  provisions,  or otherwise,  the
     Registrant  has been  advised  that in the  opinion of the  Securities  and
     Exchange  Commission  such  indemnification  is  against  public  policy as
     expressed in the Act and is, therefore,  unenforceable. In the event that a
     claim for indemnification  against such liabilities (other than the payment
     by the  Registrant  of expenses  incurred or paid by  director,  officer or
     controlling  person of the  Registrant  in the  successful  defense  of any
     action,  suit or  proceeding)  is  asserted  by such  director,  officer or
     controlling person in connection with the securities being registered,  the
     Registrant  will,  unless in the  opinion of it counsel the matter has been
     settled  by  controlling  precedent,  submit  to  a  court  of  appropriate
     jurisdiction  the question  whether such  indemnification  by it is against
     public  policy as  expressed  in the Act and will be  governed by the final
     adjudication of such issue.
 
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                                   SIGNATURES
 
Pursuant  to the  requirement  of the  Securities  Act of 1933,  the  Registrant
certifies  that it has  reasonable  grounds to believe  that it meets all of the
requirements  for  filing  on Form S-8 and has  duly  caused  this  Registration
Statement,  or amendment thereto, to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned,
thereunto duly authorized,  in the City of Tulsa,  State of Oklahoma on the 24th
day of June, 2003.
 
                                  BOK FINANCIAL CORPORATION
 
                              By: /s/ Stanley A. Lybarger
                                  -------------------------------------------
                                  Stanley A. Lybarger, Chief Executive Officer
 
 
     Pursuant  to  the   requirements  of  the  Securities  Act  of  1933,  this
Registration  Statement  has  been  signed  by  the  following  persons  in  the
capacities and on the dates indicated.
 
Signature                              Title                          Date
 
/s/ George B. Kaiser          Chairman of the Board               June 24, 2003
----------------------------
George B. Kaiser
 
/s/ Stanley A. Lybarger       President, Chief Executive Officer  June 24, 2003
----------------------------
Stanley A. Lybarger           and Director
 
/s/ Steven E. Nell            Executive Vice President and        June 24, 2003
----------------------------
Steven E. Nell                Chief Financial Officer
 
/s/ John C. Morrow            Senior Vice President and Director  June 24, 2003
----------------------------
John C. Morrow                of Financial Accounting and Reporting
 
/s/ C. Fred Ball, Jr.         Director                            June 24, 2003
----------------------------
C. Fred Ball, Jr.
 
/s/ Sharon J. Bell            Director                            June 24, 2003
----------------------------
Sharon J. Bell
 
/s/ Peter Boylan, III         Director                            June 24, 2003
----------------------------
Peter Boylan, III
 
/s/ Joseph E. Cappy           Director                            June 24, 2003
----------------------------
Joseph E. Cappy
 
                              Director                            June __, 2003
----------------------------
Paula Marshall Chapman
 
/s/ Luke R. Corbett           Director                            June 24, 2003
----------------------------
Luke R. Corbett
 
                              Director                            June __, 2003
----------------------------
William E. Durrett
 
/s/ James O. Goodwin          Director                            June 24, 2003
----------------------------
James O. Goodwin
 
/s/ Robert G. Greer           Director                            June 24, 2003
----------------------------
Robert G. Greer
 
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/s/ David F. Griffin          Director                            June 25, 2003
----------------------------
David F. Griffin
 
/s/ V. Burns Hargis           Director                            June 24, 2003
----------------------------
V. Burns Hargis
 
/s/ E. Carey Joullian, IV     Director                            June 24, 2003
----------------------------
E. Carey Joullian, IV
 
/s/ David L. Kyle             Director                            June 24, 2003
----------------------------
David L. Kyle
 
/s/ Robert J. LaFortune       Director                            June 24, 2003
----------------------------
Robert J. LaFortune
 
/s/ Phillip C. Lauinger, Jr.  Director                            June 24, 2003
----------------------------
Phillip C. Lauinger, Jr.
 
____________________________  Director                            June __, 2003
John C. Lopez
 
/s/ Steven J. Malcolm         Director                            June 24, 2003
----------------------------
Steven J. Malcolm
 
                              Director                            June __, 2003
----------------------------
Frank A. McPherson
 
/s/ Steven E. Moore           Director                            June 26, 2003
----------------------------
Steven E. Moore
 
                              Director                            June __, 2003
----------------------------
Robert L. Parker
 
                              Director                            June __, 2003
----------------------------
James A. Robinson
 
/s/ L. Francis Rooney, III    Director                            June 24, 2003
----------------------------
L. Francis Rooney, III
 
                              Director                            June __, 2003
----------------------------
Scott F. Zarrow
 
<PAGE>  vi
 
 
THE PLAN.  Pursuant  to the  requirements  of the  Securities  Act of 1933,  the
trustees (or other persons who administer  the employee  benefit plan) have duly
caused  this  Registration   Statement  to  be  signed  on  its  behalf  by  the
undersigned, thereunto duly authorized, in the City of Tulsa, State of Oklahoma,
as of June 24, 2003.
 
                       BOK FINANCIAL 2003 STOCK OPTION PLAN
 
 
                 By    /s/ George B. Kaiser
                       -------------------------------------------------------
                       George B. Kaiser, Chairman of the Board of BOK Financial
                       Corporation and Administrator of the BOKF 2003 Plan
 
 
                  By   /s/ Stanley A. Lybarger
                       -------------------------------------------------------
                        Stanley A.  Lybarger,  President,  Chief  Executive
                        Officer  and  Director of BOK Financial Corporation and
                        Administrator of the BOKF 2003 Plan
 
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                                POWER OF ATTORNEY
 
     Each person  whose  signature  appears  below hereby  authorizes  George B.
Kaiser to file one or more amendments (including  post-effective  amendments) to
the  Registration  Statement,  which  amendments  may make such  changes  in the
Registration  Statement as Mr.  Kaiser deems  appropriate,  and each such person
hereby appoints George B. Kaiser as  attorney-in-fact to execute in the name and
on behalf of each person  individually,  and in each capacity stated below,  any
such amendment to the Registration Statement.
 
 
Signature                              Title                            Date
 
/s/ George B. Kaiser          Chairman of the Board               June 24, 2003
----------------------------
George B. Kaiser
 
/s/ Stanley A. Lybarger       President, Chief Executive Officer  June 24, 2003
----------------------------
Stanley A. Lybarger           and Director
 
/s/ Steven E. Nell            Executive Vice President and        June 24, 2003
-----------------------------
Steven E. Nell                Chief Financial Officer
 
/s/ John C. Morrow            Senior Vice President and Director  June 24, 2003
----------------------------
John C. Morrow                of Financial Accounting and Reporting
 
/s/ C. Fred Ball, Jr.         Director                            June 24, 2003
----------------------------
C. Fred Ball, Jr.
 
/s/ Sharon J. Bell            Director                           June 24, 2003
-----------------------------
Sharon J. Bell
 
/s/ Peter Boylan, III         Director                            June 24, 2003
----------------------------
Peter Boylan, III
 
/s/ Joseph E. Cappy           Director                            June 24, 2003
----------------------------
Joseph E. Cappy
 
                              Director                            June __, 2003
----------------------------
Paula Marshall Chapman
 
/s/ Luke R. Corbett           Director                            June 24, 2003
----------------------------
Luke R. Corbett
 
                              Director                            June __, 2003
----------------------------
William E. Durrett
 
/s/ James O. Goodwin          Director                            June 24, 2003
----------------------------
James O. Goodwin
 
/s/ Robert G. Greer           Director                            June 24, 2003
----------------------------
Robert G. Greer
 
/s/ David F. Griffin          Director                            June 25, 2003
----------------------------
David F. Griffin
 
/s/ V. Burns Hargis           Director                            June 24, 2003
----------------------------
V. Burns Hargis
 
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/s/ E. Carey Joullian, IV     Director                            June 24, 2003
----------------------------
E. Carey Joullian, IV
 
/s/ David L. Kyle             Director                            June 24, 2003
----------------------------
David L. Kyle
 
/s/ Robert J. LaFortune       Director                            June 24, 2003
----------------------------
Robert J. LaFortune
 
/s/ Phillip C. Lauinger, Jr.  Director                            June 24, 2003
-----------------------------
Phillip C. Lauinger, Jr.
 
____________________________  Director                            June __, 2003
John C. Lopez
 
/s/ Steven J. Malcolm         Director                            June 24, 2003
----------------------------
Steven J. Malcolm
 
                              Director                            June __, 2003
----------------------------
Frank A. McPherson
 
/s/ Steven E. Moore           Director                            June 26, 2003
----------------------------
Steven E. Moore
 
                              Director                            June __, 2003
----------------------------
Robert L. Parker
 
                              Director                            June __, 2003
----------------------------
James A. Robinson
 
/s/ L. Francis Rooney, III    Director                            June 24, 2003
-----------------------------
L. Francis Rooney, III
 
                              Director                            June __, 2003
----------------------------
Scott F. Zarrow
 
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                                INDEX TO EXHIBITS
 
 
Exhibit
Number            Description of Exhibits
 
4.0  BOK Financial Corporation 2003 Stock Option Plan
 
5.0  Opinion of Frederic  Dorwart,  Lawyers,  regarding whether the Common Stock
     registered  herein,  when sold,  will be legally  issued,  fully paid,  and
     non-assessable.
 
23.0 Consent of Frederic  Dorwart,  Lawyers,  (included in the opinion  filed as
     Exhibit 5.0)
 
23.1 Consent of Ernst & Young LLP
 
24.0 Power of Attorney
 
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                                   Exhibit 4.0
 
                            BOK FINANCIAL CORPORATION
 
                             2003 STOCK OPTION PLAN
 
 
                                 January 1, 2003
 
 
 
 
                   Adopted by Action of the Board of Directors
                                       of
                 BOK Financial Corporation taken March 19, 2003
 
                   Approved by Shareholders on April 29, 2003
 
 
 
 
 
     On ____________,  2003 BOK Financial  Corporation  registered on Securities
and  Exchange  Commission  Form  S-8  pursuant  to the  Securities  Act of 1933,
2,000,000 shares of BOK Financial  Corporation Common Stock, $0.00006 par value,
for issuance in connection  with the BOKF 2003 Stock Option Plan.  This document
constitutes part of a Section 10(a) Prospectus covering the securities that have
been registered under the Securities Act of 1933. The documents constituting the
Section  10(a)  Prospectus  are  held  in a  file  maintained  by  the  Benefits
Department of Human  Resources and may be reviewed or obtained,  without charge,
upon  written  or oral  request  made to the  Compensation  Department  of Human
Resources  of Bank of Oklahoma,  National  Association,  P.O.  Box 2300,  Tulsa,
Oklahoma 74192, telephone number (918) 588-6277.
 
 
<PAGE>
 
                           BOKF 2003 STOCK OPTION PLAN
 
SECTION 1.  ESTABLISHMENT, PURPOSE AND EFFECTIVE DATE OF PLAN.
 
     1.1  Establishment.   BOK  Financial   Corporation  (the  "Corporation"  or
          "BOKF"),  an Oklahoma  corporation,  hereby establishes the "BOKF 2003
          Stock Option Plan" (the "BOKF 2003 Plan") for designated  employees of
          the Corporation and of various direct and indirect subsidiaries of the
          Corporation (collectively, "BOKF").
 
     1.2  Purpose. The purpose of the BOKF 2003 Plan is to advance the interests
          of  the   Corporation   (i)  by  encouraging  and  providing  for  the
          acquisition of an equity  interest in the Corporation by key employees
          of BOKF and (ii) by enabling  BOKF to attract and retain the  services
          of key employees  whose  judgment,  interest,  and special  effort are
          desired for the successful conduct of operations.
 
     1.3  Effective  Date. The BOKF 2003 Plan shall become  effective on January
          1, 2003 (or on such later date as a registration  statement in respect
          of the BOKF 2003 Plan on Securities and Exchange  Commission  Form S-8
          shall become effective).
 
SECTION 2. THE 2003 OPTIONS. The options ("2003 Options") established hereby are
the right to purchase shares of Common Stock of the Corporation on the terms and
conditions hereafter set forth in this and succeeding sections of the BOKF 2003
Plan:
 
     2.1  The Common Stock subject to the 2003 Options shall be the Common Stock
          of the  Corporation,  par  value  $0.00006  per  share  ("BOKF  Common
          Stock").
 
     2.2  The owners of the 2003  Options  shall be those  employees  (hereafter
          called a "Participant")  to whom a letter of award ("Award Letter") is
          hereafter delivered by the Independent  Compensation  Committee of the
          Corporation. The Corporation may issue Award Letters at any time prior
          to December 31, 2005.
 
     2.3  The  2003  Options  owned  by  each  Participant   shall  entitle  the
          Participant,  subject to the terms and conditions  hereof, to purchase
          that number of shares of BOKF
 
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          Common Stock set forth in one or more Award  Letters  delivered to the
          Participant  from time to time  ("Participant's  2003 Option Shares").
          Each Award  Letter  shall  bear the date on which the Award  Letter is
          issued (the "Award  Date").  The total number of shares of BOKF Common
          Stock subject to 2003 Options shall be 2,000,000.  The maximum  number
          of shares of BOKF Common Stock subject to the 2003 Options that may be
          granted to a Participant during a calendar year period is 100,000.  If
          the  employment of a Participant is terminated for any reason and such
          Participant  has not  exercised  the 2003  Options with respect to any
          shares,  the  Corporation  may award  2003  Options in respect of such
          shares to  existing  Participants  or to  additional  Participants  by
          issuing additional Award Letters before December 31, 2005.
 
     2.4  The purchase  price of shares subject to the 2003 Options shall be the
          fair market  value for BOKF Common  Stock on NASDAQ on the date of the
          Award Letter (the "Option Price").
 
     2.5  The 2003  Options may be  exercised in  accordance  with,  and only in
          accordance with, the following schedule:
 
          2.5.1At any time and from  time to time one  calendar  year  after the
               Award Date and prior to four calendar years after the Award Date,
               with respect to one seventh  (1/7) of the 2003 Option  Shares set
               forth in the Award Letter.
 
          2.5.2At any time and from time to time two  calendar  years  after the
               Award Date and prior to five calendar years after the Award Date,
               with respect to one seventh  (1/7) of the 2003 Option  Shares set
               forth in the Award Letter.
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          2.5.3At any time and from time to time three  calendar years after the
               Award Date and prior to six calendar  years after the Award Date,
               with respect to one seventh  (1/7) of the 2003 Option  Shares set
               forth in the Award Letter.
 
          2.5.4At any time and from time to time four  calendar  years after the
               Award  Date and  prior to seven  calendar  years  after the Award
               Date, with respect to one seventh (1/7) of the 2003 Option Shares
               set forth in the Award Letter.
 
          2.5.5At any time and from time to time five  calendar  years after the
               Award  Date and  prior to eight  calendar  years  after the Award
               Date, with respect to one seventh (1/7) of the 2003 Option Shares
               set forth in the Award Letter.
 
          2.5.6At any time and from time to time six  calendar  years  after the
               Award Date and prior to nine calendar years after the Award Date,
               with respect to one seventh  (1/7) of the 2003 Option  Shares set
               forth in the Award Letter.
 
          2.5.7At any time and from time to time seven  calendar years after the
               Award Date and prior to ten calendar  years after the Award Date,
               with respect to one seventh  (1/7) of the 2003 Option  Shares set
               forth in the Award Letter.
 
     2.6  The 2003 Options may be  exercised  only by  delivering  (i) a written
          notice of  exercise  (stating  the fact that  2003  Options  are being
          exercised,  the Award Date, and the number of shares being  purchased)
          and (ii)  payment in full of the  purchase  price of the shares  being
          purchased to the Compensation Department of Human Resources of Bank of
          Oklahoma, National Association. Payment shall be made (i)
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          by personal check of the Participant,  (ii) in cash or its equivalent,
          or (iii) by tendering shares of BOKF Common Stock having a value equal
          to the  purchase  price  based on the  closing  price  quoted for BOKF
          Common Stock on NASDAQ on the trading day  immediately  preceding  the
          date of exercise, or (iv) a combination of (i), (ii), or (iii).
 
     2.7  The  Corporation  shall deliver to the  Participant  the  certificates
          representing the shares purchased pursuant to the exercise of the 2003
          Options within thirty (30) days of the date of exercise.
 
     2.8  BOKF Common Stock acquired  pursuant to the 2003 Options may be resold
          only pursuant to the provisions of Section 4 hereof.
 
SECTION 3. PROVISIONS  APPLICABLE TO THE 2003 OPTIONS.  The following provisions
shall  apply to the 2003  Options  and all BOKF  Common  Stock  issued  pursuant
thereto.
 
     3.1  Non-Transferability.  The 2003  Options may not be sold,  transferred,
          pledged,  assigned, or otherwise alienated or hypothecated,  otherwise
          than by will or by the laws of descent and distribution.
 
     3.2  Termination  of  2003  Options  Upon   Termination  of  Employment  of
          Participant.  If the  employment  of the  Participant  by  BOKF  shall
          terminate  for any reason  including  death,  disability,  retirement,
          resignation  or  involuntary  termination  (whether  such  involuntary
          termination is with or without cause),  the Participant's 2003 Options
          shall automatically terminate, to the extent not previously exercised,
          provided:
 
          3.2.1The Chairman of the Board and the Chief Executive Officer may, in
               their  sole  discretion   (which   discretion  may  be  exercised
               arbitrarily) subject to approval of the Board of Directors of the
               Corporation,  extend the  termination of the  Participant's  2003
               Options in special circumstances.
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          3.2.2In the event of the termination of employment of a participant by
               reason of death or disability,  the Participant (or, in the event
               of death,  the personal  representative  of the  Participant) may
               purchase,  any of  Participant's  2003  Option  Shares  which the
               Participant had the right to purchase  immediately  preceding the
               date of the  Participant's  termination of employment  within the
               period  of  time  such  Participant  could  have,  but  for  such
               termination, purchased such 2003 Option Shares.
 
          3.2.3In  the  event  a  Participant's   employment  is   involuntarily
               terminated by BOKF without cause  (determined in accordance  with
               Section 3.2.5) and such involuntary  termination without cause is
               within  one year of a Change of  Control  (as  defined in Section
               3.2.4), the Participant may purchase,  within 90 days of the date
               of  the   Participant's   termination  of   employment,   all  of
               Participant's  2003 Option  Shares (to the extent not  previously
               purchased).
 
          3.2.4A Change of Control shall be deemed to have occurred if, and only
               if:
 
          3.2.4.1 George B.  Kaiser,  affiliates  of  George B.  Kaiser,  and/or
               members of the family of George B. Kaiser  collectively  cease to
               own more  shares  of the  voting  capital  stock of BOKF than any
               other shareholder (or group of shareholders  acting in concert to
               control BOKF to the exclusion of George B. Kaiser,  affiliates
 
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               of  George  B.  Kaiser,  or  members  of the  family of George B.
               Kaiser); or,
 
          3.2.4.2 BOKF shall  cease to own more than 50% of the  voting  capital
               stock of Bank of Oklahoma, National Association.
 
          3.2.5A Participant  shall be deemed to have been  terminated for cause
               if the  Board  of  Directors  of BOKF  determines  (in  its  sole
               discretion  provided only that such  discretion is exercised with
               honesty in fact) that the Participant was terminated by reason of
               (i) any failure to substantially perform Participant's employment
               obligations   to  BOKF  in  a  satisfactory   manner,   (ii)  any
               intentional  act materially  injurious to BOKF,  (iii) any act of
               moral turpitude,  (iv) any material  dishonest or fraudulent act,
               or  (v)  any  refusal  to  obey  orders  or  instructions  of the
               Participant's   appropriate   supervisors  or  seniors.
 
          3.2.6A  Participant  shall be deemed  employed  by BOKF so long as and
               only  so  long  as  the  employee  is in  the  employment  of BOK
               Financial  Corporation or a direct or indirect  subsidiary of BOK
               Financial  Corporation in which BOK Financial  Corporation  owns,
               directly or  indirectly,  more shares of the voting capital stock
               than any other  shareholder (or group of  shareholders  acting in
               concert to control such subsidiary to the exclusion of BOKF).
 
     3.3  Adjustments.  If there are any  changes in the  capitalization  of the
          Corporation  affecting the number or kind (after the recapitalization)
          of issued  and  outstanding  shares  of BOKF  Common  Stock  (existing
          immediately  prior to the  change  in  capitalization),  whether  such
          changes have been occasioned by reorganization,
 
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          combination of shares,  declaration of stock dividends,  stock splits,
          reverse stock splits,  reclassification  or  recapitalization  of such
          stock,  the merger or consolidation of the Corporation with some other
          corporation or other similar transaction,  then the number and kind of
          shares  then  subject  to the 2003  Options  and the  price to be paid
          therefor,   shall  be  appropriately   adjusted  by  the  Corporation;
          provided,  however,  that in no event shall any such adjustment result
          in the Corporation  being required to sell or issue a fractional share
          of stock.
 
     3.4  Waiver of Shareholder Rights. The Participant or other person entitled
          to exercise 2003 Options  shall have no rights as a  stockholder  with
          respect to any shares  subject  thereto until the  Participant or such
          person shall have exercised the 2003 Options and shall thereafter have
          become the holder of record of such shares and no  adjustment  (except
          such  adjustments  as may be effected  pursuant to the  provisions  of
          Section 3.3 hereof)  shall be made for dividends or  distributions  of
          rights in respect of such shares for which the record date is prior to
          the date on which the Participant or such person so becomes the holder
          of  record.
 
SECTION 4. REOFFER OR RESALE OF BOKF STOCK ACQUIRED  PURSUANT TO EXERCISE OF THE
2003  OPTIONS.  The  reoffer  or  resale  of BOKF  Common  Stock  acquired  by a
Participant pursuant to the 2003 Options shall be subject to the following terms
and conditions:
 
     4.1  Reoffer or Resale by Affiliate.  If the Participant is an affiliate of
          the  Corporation,  the reoffer or resale of BOKF  Common  Stock may be
          made by the  Participant  only (i) by means  of a  reoffer  prospectus
          pursuant to an effective registration statement on Form S-8 or (ii) in
          accordance  with the  provisions of SEC Rule 144 or (iii)  pursuant to
          the determination of the  Corporation's  general counsel that there is
          an available exemption under the federal and state securities laws.
 
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     4.2  Reoffer  or  Resale by  Non-Affiliate.  If the  Participant  is not an
          affiliate of the Corporation,  the reoffer or resale is not subject to
          restriction,  except  as set  forth in  Section  4.3 of this BOKF 2003
          Plan.
 
     4.3  Prior  Approval of Counsel.  Prior to reoffering or reselling any BOKF
          Common Stock acquired pursuant to a 2003 Option, the Participant shall
          advise  the  Compensation  Department  of Human  Resources  of Bank of
          Oklahoma,  National  Association  which  shall refer the matter to the
          Corporation's general counsel. The Corporation's general counsel shall
          determine  whether the  Participant is an affiliate or a non-affiliate
          of  BOKF.  If  the  Corporation's   general  counsel   determines  the
          Participant is an affiliate,  the Participant shall offer and sell the
          BOKF Common Stock only as provided by Section 4.1.
 
     4.4  Reoffer  Prospectus.  BOKF shall use its  reasonable  best  efforts to
          provide any  Participant  who is an affiliate and desires to sell BOKF
          Common Stock with a reoffer prospectus at reasonable times.
 
SECTION 5. NOT AN EMPLOYMENT AGREEMENT. This BOKF 2003 Plan is not an employment
agreement. Nothing contained herein shall be construed to limit or restrict the
right of BOKF to terminate the Participant's employment or services at any time,
with or without cause, or to increase or decrease the Participant's
compensation.
 
SECTION 6.  MISCELLANEOUS  PROVISIONS.  The following  miscellaneous  provisions
shall apply to the BOKF 2003 Plan:
 
     6.1  This BOKF 2003 Plan is made and executed in Tulsa County, Oklahoma.
 
     6.2  This BOKF 2003 Plan shall be subject to, and interpreted in accordance
          with, the laws of the State of Oklahoma.
 
     6.3  This BOKF 2003 Plan is the entire agreement of the parties  respecting
          the subject matter hereof. There are no other agreements, whether oral
          or written, respecting the subject matter hereof.
 
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     6.4  Rights  and  obligations  arising  under the BOKF 2003 Plan may not be
          assigned.
 
SECTION 7.  ADDITIONAL INFORMATION.
 
     7.1  ERISA  Not  Applicable.  The  BOKF  2003  Plan is not  subject  to the
          provisions of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act.
 
     7.2  No  Reports  to  Participants.  No  reports  shall be  required  to be
          delivered to the Participants as to the status of their  participation
          in the  BOKF  2003  Plan.  However,  a  Participant  may  contact  the
          Compensation  Department  of  Human  Resources  of Bank  of  Oklahoma,
          National  Association to determine the number of shares unexercised by
          the  Participant  under such  Participant's  2003 Options and the last
          date on which such options may be exercised.
 
     7.3  Tax Effects.  The BOKF 2003 Plan is not qualified under Section 401(a)
          at the Internal  Revenue  Code.  The tax effects of the BOKF 2003 Plan
          are:
 
          7.3.1BOKF will be entitled to an income tax  deduction  at the date of
               exercise of the 2003 Options by the  Participants.  The amount of
               the deduction will be equal to the spread between the fair market
               value of the option  stock (as  quoted by NASDAQ)  and the Option
               Price.
 
          7.3.2Participants  will  recognize  income at the date of  exercise of
               the 2003 Options in an amount equal to the  deduction  allowed to
               BOKF, as defined in Section 7.3.1.  Income  recognized due to the
               exercise  of a 2003  Option  will be subject to  withholding  and
               reported to the  employee on form W-2.  Participants  will not be
               subject  to  any  further  income  recognition  until  a  taxable
               transaction  occurs  involving the purchased  stock. The basis in
               the  stock  is  equal  to the  fair  market  value at the date of
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               exercise,  and  future  transactions  will be  subject to capital
               asset rules.
 
     7.4  Administration  of the BOKF 2003 Plan.  The  Chairman of the Board and
          the Chief  Executive  Officer  of BOKF  shall  designate  (subject  to
          approval  of the  Board of  Directors,  acting  by a vote of,  or of a
          committee of two or more of the Board of Directors of BOKF  consisting
          of, members who are  Non-Employee  Directors within the meaning of SEC
          Rule  16b-3(b)(3))  those  employees of BOKF who shall be Participants
          and the Independent  Compensation Committee shall establish the number
          of shares subject to each such Participant's 2003 Options. The members
          of the  Board of  Directors  of the  Corporation  are  elected  by the
          stockholders  of the  Corporation.  The  Chairman of the Board and the
          Chief Executive Officer are elected by the Board of Directors. Members
          of the Independent Compensation Committee consist of Outside Directors
          within the  meaning  of the  provisions  of  Treasury  Regulation  ss.
          1.162-27(e)(3)  and  are  elected  by  the  Board  of  Directors.
 
     7.5  Eligibility to  Participate.  All employees of BOKF are eligible to be
          designated as  Participants.  Participants  shall be designated  based
          upon  a  subjective   determination   of  the  present  and  potential
          contributions  of the  employee to the success of the  business of the
          Corporation.
 
     7.6  Shares to be  Issued.  The  shares of BOKF  Common  Stock to be issued
          pursuant  to the  exercise  of the 2003  Options  shall be  shares  of
          authorized but unissued Common Stock of the Corporation.
 
     7.7  No Liens or Charges. No lien or other charge may be placed on the 2003
          Options.
 
     7.8  Incorporation  of Certain  Documents by Reference.  The Corporation is
          subject to the  information  reporting  requirements of the Securities
          Exchange Act of 1934 and, in accordance  therewith,  files reports and
          other  information  with the Securities and Exchange  Commission  (the
          "Commission").  The following  documents filed
 
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          with the Commission are incorporated in this part of the Section 10(a)
          Prospectus by reference:
 
          7.8.1Registration  Statement on Form S-1 and the  Prospectus  included
               therein (Registration No. 33-40950),  as amended, filed under the
               Securities Act of 1933 with the Commission and declared effective
               on August 13, 1991.
 
          7.8.2Registration  Statement on Form 10  (Registration  No.  0-19341),
               filed under the Exchange Act with the Commission,  and subsequent
               amendments thereto filed on Form 8.
 
          7.8.3Information  Statement and Prospectus  Supplement  filed with the
               Commission on November 20, 1991,  under the Exchange Act and also
               under the Securities Act of 1933.
 
          7.8.4Quarterly  Report on Form 10-Q for the three  months  ended March
               31, 2002 filed with the Commission  for the First  Quarter,  2002
               filed May 14, 2002.
 
          7.8.5Quarterly  Report on Form 10-Q for the three  months  ended  June
               30, 2002 filed with the Commission for the Second  Quarter,  2002
               filed August 14, 2002.
 
          7.8.6Quarterly  Report  on  Form  10-Q  for  the  three  months  ended
               September  30,  2002  filed  with the  Commission  for the  Third
               Quarter, 2002 filed November 14, 2002.
 
          7.8.7The  description of BOKF's  capital stock  contained on page 2 in
               the  Registration  Statement on Form 10, as amended by filings on
               Form 8, filed under the Exchange Act  (Registration No. 0-19341),
               including  any  amendment  or  report  filed for the  purpose  of
               updating such description.
 
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          7.8.82001  Annual  Report on Form 10-K  filed with the  Commission  on
               March 27, 2002.
 
               Additionally, all documents subsequently filed by the Corporation
               pursuant  to  Sections  13(a),   13(c),  14,  and  15(d)  of  the
               Securities  Exchange  Act  of  1934,  prior  to the  filing  of a
               post-effective  amendment  which  indicates  that all  securities
               offered have been sold or which  deregisters  all securities then
               remaining unsold, shall be deemed to be incorporated by reference
               in this  Registration  statement  and to be part thereof from the
               date of filing of such documents.
 
               All  documents  incorporated  by  reference  in this  part of the
               Section 10(a)  Prospectus and all other documents  required to be
               delivered to employees  pursuant to Rule 428(b) of the Securities
               Act of 1933 may be obtained, without charge, upon written or oral
               request to the Compensation Department of Human Resources of Bank
               of  Oklahoma,  National  Association  at P.O.  Box  2300,  Tulsa,
               Oklahoma 74192,  telephone number (918) 588-6547.  Any additional
               information  about the BOKF 2003 Plan or its  administrators  may
               also be obtained by  contacting  the  Compensation  Department of
               Human Resources of Bank of Oklahoma, National Association.
 
 
                     Adopted by action of the Board of Director of
                     BOKF Financial Corporation taken March 19, 2003.
 
                     /s/ Frederic Dorwart
                     ------------------------------------------------
                     Frederic Dorwart, Secretary to the Board
 
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                                  Exhibit 5.0
 
 
 
June 25, 2003
 
BOK Financial Corporation
Bank of Oklahoma Tower
P.O. Box 2300
Tulsa, OK 74192
 
 
 
          Re:  BOK Financial Corporation SEC Registration Statement on Form S-8:
               BOK Financial Corporation (Trading Symbol "BOKF"): Shares of BOKF
               Common  Stock  to  be  Issued   Pursuant  to  the  BOK  Financial
               Corporation 2003 Stock Option Plan.
 
 
Ladies and Gentleman:
 
     I have acted as counsel to BOK Financial Corporation ("BOKF") in connection
with BOKF's Registration  Statement on Form S-8 being filed on or about June 26,
2003 with the Securities and Exchange  Commission which respect to the shares of
Common Stock (the "Common Stock"),  $0.00006 par value, of BOKF,  authorized for
issuance  under the BOK  Financial  Corporation  2003 Stock  Option Plan. I have
reviewed  BOKF's  Registration  Statement  on Form S-8,  BOKF's  Certificate  of
Corporation,  BOKF's By-laws,  and such corporate  proceedings of BOKF as I have
deemed appropriate for purposes of rendering this opinion.  In my opinion,  upon
issuance  of the  shares  of  Common  Stock  pursuant  to the  terms  of the BOK
Financial  Corporation  2003 Stock  Option  Plan,  such  shares will be duly and
validly issued, fully paid and non-assessable. I hereby consent to the filing of
this opinion as an exhibit to the Registration Statement.
 
 
 
                                            Sincerely,
 
                                            /s/ Frederic Dorwart
 
                                            Frederic Dorwart
 
 
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                                      23.0
 
                      Consent of Frederic Dorwart, Lawyers
 
                  Included in the Opinion Filed as Exhibit 5.0
 
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                                      23.1
 
                         CONSENT OF INDEPENDENT AUDITORS
 
We consent to the incorporation by reference in the Registration  Statement Form
S-8  pertaining  to the BOK Financial  Corporation  2003 Stock Option Plan dated
June 26,  2003,  of our  report  dated  January  22,  2003 with  respect  to the
consolidated  financial statements of BOK Financial Corporation  incorporated by
reference in its Annual Report (Form 10-K) for the year ended December 31, 2002,
filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
 
 
                                                 /s/ ERNST & YOUNG LLP
 
 
 
 
Tulsa, Oklahoma
June 25, 2003
 
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                                      24.0
 
                                POWER OF ATTORNEY
 
                             See pages vii and viii.
 
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