Gaming and Leisure Properties, Inc.
Gaming & Leisure Properties, Inc. (Form: 8-K, Received: 06/19/2017 08:48:13)


 
UNITED STATES
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, DC 20549

 
FORM 8-K
 

CURRENT REPORT
PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF
THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934

Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): June 15, 2017

 
GAMING AND LEISURE PROPERTIES, INC.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
 
PENNSYLVANIA
 
001-36124
 
46-2116489
(State or Other Jurisdiction of
Incorporation or Organization)
 
(Commission file number)
 
(IRS Employer Identification Number)

845 Berkshire Blvd., Suite 200
Wyomissing, PA 19610
(Address of principal executive offices)

610-401-2900
(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)

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Item 5.07.  Submission of Matters to a Vote of Security Holders.
 
On June 15, 2017, the Company held its Annual Meeting of Shareholders (the "Annual Meeting"). A total of 208,536,963 shares of the Company's common stock were entitled to vote as of April 13, 2017, the record date for the Annual Meeting, of which 191,535,801 were present in person or by proxy at the Annual Meeting. The following is a summary of the final voting results for each matter presented to shareholders.

PROPOSAL 1. Election of directors to hold office until the 2018 Annual Meeting of Shareholders and until their respective
successors have been duly elected and qualified.

Nominee
 
For
 
Withheld
 
Broker Non-Votes
Joseph W. Marshall, III
 
177,743,158
 
1,277,045
 
12,515,598
James B. Perry
 
177,819,318
 
1,200,885
 
12,515,598
Earl C. Shanks
 
177,829,831
 
1,190,372
 
12,515,598
E. Scott Urdang
 
173,895,526
 
5,124,677
 
12,515,598


PROPOSAL 2. Ratification of the appointment of Deloitte & Touche LLP as the Company's independent registered public accounting firm for the current fiscal year ending December 31, 2017.

For
 
Against
 
Abstentions
 
Broker Non-Votes
191,182,637
 
193,418
 
159,746
 
-

PROPOSAL 3. Approval of, on a non-binding advisory basis, the Company's executive compensation.

For
 
Against
 
Abstentions
 
Broker Non-Votes
131,837,093
 
46,990,276
 
192,825
 
12,515,607

PROPOSAL 4. Advisory vote on the frequency of future advisory votes to approve executive compensation.

Frequency
 
Votes Submitted
One Year
 
175,953,955
Two Years
 
167,107
Three Years
 
2,795,834
Abstentions
 
103,294
Broker Non-Votes
 
12,515,611

After considering the results of the vote, the Company has determined to hold such votes on an annual basis until the next advisory vote on the frequency of shareholder votes on executive compensation.

PROPOSAL 5. Consideration of a shareholder proposal regarding majority voting in uncontested director elections.

For
 
Against
 
Abstentions
 
Broker Non-Votes
154,163,908
 
24,601,026
 
255,257
 
12,515,610

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SIGNATURE
 
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the Registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned thereunto duly authorized.
 
 
Dated: June 19, 2017
GAMING AND LEISURE PROPERTIES, INC.
 
 
 
 
 
By:
/s/ William J. Clifford
 
Name:
William J. Clifford
 
Title:
Chief Financial Officer



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