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Section 1: 8-K (8-K)

 

 

UNITED STATES
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

Washington, D.C. 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): April 27, 2016

 

Starwood Property Trust, Inc.

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

 

Maryland
(State or other jurisdiction
of incorporation)

 

001-34436
(Commission
File Number)

 

27-0247747
(IRS Employer
Identification No.)

 

591 West Putnam Avenue
Greenwich, CT

 

06830

(Address of principal

 

(Zip Code)

executive offices)

 

 

 

Registrant’s telephone number,
including area code:
(203) 422-7700

 

 

(Former name or former address, if changed since last report)

 

Check the appropriate box below if the Form 8-K filing is intended to simultaneously satisfy the filing obligation of the registrant under any of the following provisions:

 

o    Written communications pursuant to Rule 425 under the Securities Act (17 CFR 230.425)

 

o    Soliciting material pursuant to Rule l4a-12 under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.14a-12)

 

o    Pre-commencement communications pursuant to Rule 14d-2(b) under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.14d-2(b))

 

o    Pre-commencement communications pursuant to Rule 13e-4(c) under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.13e-4(c))

 

 

 



 

Item 5.07.                                        Submission of Matters to a Vote of Security Holders.

 

On April 27, 2016, Starwood Property Trust, Inc. (the “Company”) held its 2016 Annual Meeting of Stockholders (the “Annual Meeting”).  At the Annual Meeting, the Company’s stockholders: (i) elected the six persons listed below as directors of the Company, each to serve until the Company’s 2017 Annual Meeting of Stockholders and until his or her successor is duly elected and qualified; (ii) approved, on an advisory basis, the Company’s executive compensation as disclosed in the Company’s proxy statement for the Annual Meeting; and (iii) ratified the appointment of Deloitte & Touche LLP as the Company’s independent registered public accounting firm for the calendar year ending December 31, 2016.  Set forth below are the voting results for each of the proposals voted upon by the Company’s stockholders:

 

Proposal 1 — Election of Directors

 

Nominee

 

For

 

Withheld

 

Broker Non-Votes

Richard D. Bronson

 

166,716,203

 

5,683,907

 

44,530,579

Jeffrey G. Dishner

 

166,827,760

 

5,572,350

 

44,530,579

Camille J. Douglas

 

167,357,017

 

5,043,093

 

44,530,579

Solomon J. Kumin

 

170,613,758

 

1,786,352

 

44,530,579

Barry S. Sternlicht

 

162,460,721

 

9,939,389

 

44,530,579

Strauss Zelnick

 

166,420,545

 

5,979,565

 

44,530,579

 

Proposal 2 — Advisory Vote on Executive Compensation

 

For

 

Against

 

Abstentions

 

Broker Non-Votes

133,768,011

 

37,827,021

 

805,078

 

44,530,579

 

Proposal 3 — Ratification of Appointment of Deloitte & Touche LLP as the Company’s Independent Registered Public Accounting Firm for the Calendar Year Ending December 31, 2016

 

For

 

Against

 

Abstentions

 

Broker Non-Votes

215,360,410

 

1,302,573

 

267,706

 

0

 

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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 hereunto duly authorized.

 

Dated: April 28, 2016

STARWOOD PROPERTY TRUST, INC.

 

 

 

 

By:

/s/ Andrew J. Sossen

 

Name: Andrew J. Sossen

 

Title: Chief Operating Officer and General Counsel

 

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