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): 9/20/2023
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:
|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 8.01. Other Events.
On September 20, 2023, Gaming and Leisure Properties, Inc. issued a press release announcing with deep regrets that Ms. JoAnne A. Epps, a director of the Company, died unexpectedly on September 19, 2023. A copy of the press release is attached hereto as Exhibit 99.1 and incorporated herein by reference.
Item 9.01. Financial Statements and Exhibits.
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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 hereunto duly authorized.
|Dated: September 20, 2023||GAMING AND LEISURE PROPERTIES, INC.|
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| ||By:||/s/ Desiree A. Burke|
| ||Name:||Desiree A. Burke|
| ||Title:||Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer|
Gaming and Leisure Properties, Inc. Mourns the Loss of Board Member JoAnne A. Epps
WYOMISSING, Pa., September 20, 2023 –Gaming and Leisure Properties, Inc. (NASDAQ: GLPI) - mourns the loss of board member, JoAnne A. Epps, who passed away suddenly on Tuesday, September 19th. Ms. Epps joined the Board of Directors in September 2021, providing invaluable counsel to the management team throughout her tenure as a Board member. She was serving as Acting President of Temple University at the time of her passing and spent nearly 40 years serving the university and its community.
Gaming and Leisure Properties Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Peter M. Carlino, stated, “We are deeply saddened by the passing of our friend and fellow board member, JoAnne Epps. It was a privilege for me and my fellow Board members to have worked alongside JoAnne. We will be forever grateful for her dedication and service to GLPI. On behalf of our Board of Directors and entire organization we wish to extend our deepest condolences and sympathies to JoAnne’s family and her friends including the Temple University community.”
About Gaming and Leisure Properties
GLPI is engaged in the business of acquiring, financing, and owning real estate property to be leased to gaming operators in triple-net lease arrangements, pursuant to which the tenant is responsible for all facility maintenance, insurance required in connection with the leased properties and the business conducted on the leased properties, taxes levied on or with respect to the leased properties and all utilities and other services necessary or appropriate for the leased properties and the business conducted on the leased properties.
Gaming and Leisure Properties, Inc. Investor Relations
Matthew Demchyk, Chief Investment Officer Joseph Jaffoni, Richard Land, James Leahy at JCIR