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Section 1: 8-K (8-K)

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SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, DC 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): May 11, 2016


HIGHWOODS PROPERTIES, INC.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

 
Maryland
001-13100
56-1871668
 
 
(State or other jurisdiction
of incorporation or organization)
(Commission
File Number)
(I.R.S. Employer
Identification Number)
 


HIGHWOODS REALTY LIMITED PARTNERSHIP
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

 
North Carolina
000-21731
56-1869557
 
 
(State or other jurisdiction
of incorporation or organization)
(Commission
File Number)
(I.R.S. Employer
Identification Number)
 


3100 Smoketree Court, Suite 600
Raleigh, North Carolina 27604
(Address of principal executive offices, zip code)

Registrants' telephone number, including area code: (919) 872-4924

Check the appropriate box below if the Form 8-K filing is intended to simultaneously satisfy the filing obligation of the registrants under any of the following provisions:
¨    Written communications pursuant to Rule 425 under the Securities Act (17 CFR 230.425)
¨    Soliciting material pursuant to Rule 14a-12 under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.14a-12)
¨    Pre-commencement communications pursuant to Rule 14d-2(b) under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.14d-2(b))
¨    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 May 11, 2016, the Company held its annual meeting of stockholders. The final vote of the matters presented for a vote at such meeting was as follows:

Matter
 
For
 
Against
 
Abstain/
Withheld
 
Broker Non-Votes
(1)
Election of Directors:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
3,410,483

 
Charles A. Anderson
 
85,922,761

 
 
 
469,911

 
 
 
Gene H. Anderson
 
85,330,519

 
 
 
1,062,153

 
 
 
Carlos E. Evans
 
85,497,633

 
 
 
895,039

 
 
 
Edward J. Fritsch
 
85,734,261

 
 
 
658,411

 
 
 
David J. Hartzell
 
85,921,433

 
 
 
471,239

 
 
 
Sherry A. Kellett
 
85,925,913

 
 
 
466,759

 
 
 
O. Temple Sloan, Jr.
 
84,943,539

 
 
 
1,449,133

 
 
(2)
Ratification of appointment of Deloitte & Touche LLP as
independent auditor for 2016
 
89,562,640

 
216,835

 
23,680

 
 
(3)
Advisory vote on executive compensation
 
81,686,726

 
4,546,662

 
159,284

 
3,410,483



SIGNATURES

Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, each of the registrants has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned thereunto duly authorized.

 
 
HIGHWOODS PROPERTIES, INC.
 
 
By: 
/s/ Jeffrey D. Miller
 
 
 
Jeffrey D. Miller
 
 
 
Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary
 
 
 
 

 
 
HIGHWOODS REALTY LIMITED PARTNERSHIP
 
 
By: Highwoods Properties, Inc., its general partner
 
 
By: 
/s/ Jeffrey D. Miller
 
 
 
Jeffrey D. Miller
 
 
 
Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary
 
 
 
 

Dated: May 11, 2016



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