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Section 1: 8-K (8-K)


Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934
Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): November 5, 2018

(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in its Charter)
(State or Other Jurisdiction of Incorporation)
(Commission File Number)
(IRS Employer Identification No.)
332 S Michigan Avenue, Ninth Floor
Chicago, IL 60604
(Address of Principal Executive Offices)
(Registrant’s Telephone Number, Including Area Code)
(Former Name or Former Address, if Changed Since Last Report)
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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.
(d) On November 5, 2018, the Board of Directors (the “Board”) of Highlands REIT, Inc. (the “Company”) increased
the size of the Board from two to three members and elected Jeffrey L. Shekell to the Board, effective November 9, 2018.

The Board also appointed Mr. Shekell to the Company’s Compensation Committee and as chair of the Company’s Audit Committee, effective November 9, 2018.

There is no arrangement or understanding between Mr. Shekell and any other person pursuant to which Mr. Shekell was appointed as a director. Mr. Shekell does not have a direct or indirect material interest in any transaction required to be disclosed pursuant to Item 404(a) of Regulation S-K.

Mr. Shekell will be entitled to compensation for his service on the Board on the same basis as all other non-employee directors of the Company, pursuant to the Highlands REIT, Inc. 2016 Incentive Award Plan and the Highlands REIT, Inc. Director Compensation Program. In addition, the Company entered into an indemnification agreement with Mr. Shekell, effective as of November 9, 2018, substantially in the form filed as Exhibit 10.5 to the Company’s Registration Statement on Form 10 filed on March 18, 2016.

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.
Highlands REIT, Inc.
Date: November 9, 2018
/s/ Robert J. Lange
Robert J. Lange
General Counsel, Executive Vice President & Secretary

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