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): October 18, 2022
Gaming and 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:
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|Common Stock, par value $.01 per share||GLPI||Nasdaq|
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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.
Promotion of Brandon Moore to Chief Operating Officer
On October 18, 2022, Gaming and Leisure Properties, Inc. (the “Company”) promoted Brandon Moore, the Company’s Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary, to serve as the Company’s Chief Operating Officer. Mr. Moore will retain his responsibilities as General Counsel and Secretary of the Company, with no current change in his compensation arrangements.
Mr. Moore, age 48, joined the Company in 2014 as Senior Vice President and General Counsel and previously served as Vice President, Senior Corporate Counsel at Penn National Gaming, Inc. (now PENN Entertainment, Inc.) from February 2010 to 2014 where he was a senior member of the legal team responsible for a variety of transactional, regulatory and general legal matters. Prior to joining PENN Entertainment, Mr. Moore was Of Counsel at Ballard Spahr, LLP, a Philadelphia-based law firm where he provided advanced legal counsel to private and publicly-traded clients on a wide variety of legal, compliance and regulatory matters. He earned a B.S. in Finance with high distinction in 1996 from Pennsylvania State University and received his J.D. from the University of Pennsylvania Law School in 1999.
Mr. Moore has no direct or indirect material interest in any transaction required to be disclosed pursuant to Item 404(a) of Regulation S-K, has no arrangement or understanding between him and any other person required to be disclosed pursuant to Item 401(b) of Regulation S-K and has no family relationships required to be disclosed pursuant to Item 401(d) of Regulation S-K.
Promotion of Desiree Burke to Chief Financial Officer
On October 18, 2022, the Company promoted Desiree Burke, the Company’s Senior Vice President, Chief Accounting Officer and Treasurer, to serve as the Company’s Chief Financial Officer. Ms. Burke will retain her responsibilities as Treasurer of the Company, with no current change in her compensation arrangements.
Ms. Burke, age 57, joined the Company in 2014 as Senior Vice President and Chief Accounting Officer. Previously, Ms. Burke served as Vice President and Chief Accounting Officer at PENN Entertainment since November 2009. She also served as Penn National’s Vice President and Corporate Controller from November 2005 to October 2009. Prior to joining Penn National, Ms. Burke was Executive Vice President/Director of Financial Reporting and Control for MBNA America Bank, N.A. Ms. Burke is a CPA and earned a Masters in Accounting from Widener University in 1996 and a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting from the University of Delaware in 1987.
Ms. Burke has no direct or indirect material interest in any transaction required to be disclosed pursuant to Item 404(a) of Regulation S-K, has no arrangement or understanding between her and any other person required to be disclosed pursuant to Item 401(b) of Regulation S-K and has no family relationships required to be disclosed pursuant to Item 401(d) of Regulation S-K.
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Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.
|Dated: October 19, 2022||GAMING AND LEISURE PROPERTIES, INC.|
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| ||By:||/s/ Peter M. Carlino|
| ||Name:||Peter M. Carlino|
| ||Title:||Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer |