SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, DC 20549
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 16, 2020 (June 11, 2020)
GAMING & LEISURE PROPERTIES, INC.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
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Incorporation or Organization)
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845 Berkshire Blvd., Suite 200
Wyomissing, PA 19610
(Address of principal executive offices)
(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)
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Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:
|Title of each class||Trading Symbol(s)||Name of each exchange on which registered|
|Common Stock, par value $.01 per share||GLPI||Nasdaq|
Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is an emerging growth company as defined in Rule 405 of the Securities Act of 1933 (§230.405 of this chapter) or Rule 12b-2 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (§240.12b-2 of this chapter).
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Item 5.02. Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers.
On June 11, 2020, at the 2020 Annual Meeting of Shareholders (the “Annual Meeting”) of Gaming and Leisure Properties, Inc. (the “Company”), the Company’s shareholders approved the Company’s Second Amended and Restated 2013 Long-Term Incentive Compensation Plan (the “Second A&R LTIP Plan”), which provides for the granting of stock options (incentive and/or non-qualified), stock appreciation rights, restricted stock awards, phantom stock units and other equity or cash-based awards to directors, employees and consultants. Prior to the approval by the shareholders of the Second A&R LTIP Plan, the Company’s existing Amended and Restated 2013 Long-Term Incentive Compensation Plan (the “A&R LTIP Plan”) provided for the grant of up to 5,147,059 shares of the Company’s common stock, par value $0.01 per share (“Common Stock”). The Second A&R LTIP Plan increases by 3,000,000 the number of shares of Common Stock reserved under the A&R LTIP Plan, subject to adjustment as provided for in the plan. As of March 31, 2020, there were 1,007,942 shares that remained available for grant under the A&R LTIP Plan and 1,745,163 shares were subject to outstanding awards. The Second A&R LTIP Plan also amends the A&R LTIP Plan as follows: it provides that no individual can receive any combination of awards relating to more than 1,000,000 shares in a calendar year; it extends the effectiveness of the plan for an additional 10 years from the date of shareholder approval of the Second A&R LTIP Plan, or June 11, 2030; it requires that dividends payable on performance-based awards of any kind be deferred until (and in proportion with) the vesting of the underlying shares; and it prohibits the acceleration of vesting of awards representing more than 5% of the total equity pool, except in the cases of death, disability, or termination following a change in control.
The Second A&R LTIP Plan is described in more detail in Proposal 2 in the Company’s definitive proxy statement on Schedule 14A filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on April 29, 2020 (the “Proxy Statement”). The descriptions of the Second A&R LTIP Plan contained herein and in the Proxy Statement do not purport to be complete and are qualified in their entirety by reference to the full text of the Second A&R LTIP Plan, a copy of which was filed as Appendix A to the Proxy Statement and is incorporated herein by reference.
Item 5.07. Submission of Matters to a Vote of Security Holders.
On June 11, 2020, the Company held the Annual Meeting. A total of 215,428,398 shares of the Company’s Common Stock were entitled to vote as of April 6, 2020, the record date for the Annual Meeting, of which 194,765,346 shares 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 2021 Annual Meeting of Shareholders and until their respective
successors have been duly elected and qualified.
|Peter M. Carlino|| ||177,881,861|| ||5,737,070|| ||608,549|| ||10,537,866|
|Carol (“Lili”) Lynton|| || ||183,666,902|| ||494,547|| ||66,031|| ||10,537,866|
|Joseph W. Marshall, III || || ||182,224,686|| ||1,933,338|| ||69,456|| ||10,537,866|
|James B. Perry|| ||181,949,553|| ||2,212,762|| ||65,165|| ||10,537,866|
|Barry F. Schwartz|| ||183,835,727|| ||320,521|| ||71,232|| ||10,537,866|
|Earl C. Shanks|| ||183,837,567|| ||310,845|| ||79,068|| ||10,537,866|
|E. Scott Urdang||176,560,149|| ||5,949,576|| ||1,717,755|| ||10,537,866|
PROPOSAL 2. Approval of the Second A&R LTIP Plan.
PROPOSAL 3. 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, 2020.
|194,146,928|| ||550,907|| ||67,511|
PROPOSAL 4. Approval of, on a non-binding advisory basis, the Company's executive compensation.
|164,077,715|| ||19,996,921|| ||152,844|| ||10,537,866|
Item 9.01. Financial Statements and Exhibits.
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 16, 2020||GAMING AND LEISURE PROPERTIES, INC.|
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| ||By:||/s/ Steven T. Snyder|
| ||Name:||Steven T. Snyder|
| ||Title:||Chief Financial Officer|