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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 5, 2018 (April 2, 2018)

TIER REIT, Inc.
(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in Its Charter)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Maryland
 
001-37512
 
68-0509956
(State or other jurisdiction of incorporation
or organization)
 
(Commission File Number)
 
 
(I.R.S. Employer
Identification No.)
 
5950 Sherry Lane, Suite 700, Dallas, Texas
75225
(Address of principal executive offices)
(Zip Code)
 
(972) 483-2400
(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)
 
None
(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 14a-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))

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).
Emerging growth company o

If an emerging growth company, indicate by check mark if the registrant has elected not to use the extended transition period for complying with any new or revised financial accounting standards provided pursuant to Section 13(a) of the Exchange Act. o






Item 5.03.    Amendments to Articles of Incorporation or Bylaws; Change in Fiscal Year.
On and effective as of April 2, 2018, the Board of Directors of TIER REIT, Inc. (the “Company”) adopted an amendment (the “Amendment”) to the Second Amended and Restated Bylaws of the Company to permit the stockholders of the Company to amend the Company’s bylaws by the affirmative vote of the holders of a majority of the outstanding shares of the Company’s common stock pursuant to a binding proposal properly submitted by any stockholder or group of up to 15 stockholders holding at least 3% of the outstanding shares of the Company’s common stock for at least one year. A stockholder proposal submitted may not, without the approval of the Board of Directors, alter or repeal (1) Article XIII of the bylaws, which provides for indemnification of directors and officers of the Company, or (2) Article XIV of the bylaws, which addresses the amendment of the bylaws.
The foregoing summary is qualified in its entirety by reference to the full text of the Amendment, a copy of which is attached as Exhibit 3.1 hereto and incorporated herein by reference.
Item 9.01.    Financial Statements and Exhibits.

(d)     Exhibits.

Exhibit No.
 
Description
3.1
 
 
 
 


                        




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 thereunto duly authorized.

 
 
 
 
 
 
TIER REIT, INC.
 
 
 
 
 
 
Dated: April 5, 2018
By:
/s/ Telisa Webb Schelin
 
 
Telisa Webb Schelin
 
 
Chief Legal Officer, Executive Vice President
 
 
and Secretary




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Section 2: EX-3.1 (EXHIBIT 3.1)

Exhibit
Exhibit 3.1

AMENDMENT TO

THE SECOND AMENDED AND RESTATED

BYLAWS

OF

TIER REIT, INC.

A MARYLAND CORPORATION
 
Article XIV of the Second Amended and Restated Bylaws of TIER REIT, Inc. is hereby amended and restated as follows:
ARTICLE XIV

AMENDMENT OF BYLAWS
The Board of Directors shall have the power to adopt, alter or repeal any provision of these Bylaws and to make new Bylaws; provided, however, that, pursuant to a binding proposal that is submitted to the stockholders for approval at a duly called annual meeting or special meeting of stockholders by a stockholder or group of no more than 15 stockholders:
(a)    each of which provides to the secretary a timely notice of such proposal which satisfies the notice procedures and all other relevant provisions of Section 2.13 of these Bylaws and is otherwise permitted by applicable law (the “Notice of Bylaw Amendment Proposal”),
(b)    that Owned at least three percent or more of the Common Stock, $0.0001 par value per share, of the Corporation (the “COMMON STOCK”) outstanding from time to time continuously for at least one year as of both the date the Notice of Bylaw Amendment Proposal is delivered or mailed to and received by the secretary in accordance with Section 2.13 of these Bylaws and the close of business on the record date for determining the stockholders entitled to vote at such annual meeting or special meeting of stockholders; and
(c)    that continuously Owns such shares of Common Stock through the date of such annual meeting or special meeting of stockholders (and any postponement or adjournment thereof),
the stockholders shall have the power, by the affirmative vote of a majority of all votes entitled to be cast on the matter, to alter or repeal any provision of these Bylaws and to adopt new Bylaws, except that the stockholders shall not have the power to alter or this Article XIV or Article XIII or adopt any provision of these Bylaws inconsistent with this Article XIV or Article XIII without the approval of the Board of Directors.
For purposes of this Article XIV, a stockholder shall be deemed to “Own” only those outstanding shares of Common Stock as to which such stockholder possesses both (i) the full voting and investment rights pertaining to the shares and (ii) the full economic interest in (including the opportunity for profit from and risk of loss on) such shares; provided that the number of shares calculated in accordance with clauses (i) and (ii) shall not include any shares



Exhibit 3.1

(A) sold by such stockholder or any of its Affiliates (as defined below) in any transaction that has not been settled or closed, including short sales, (B) borrowed by such stockholder or any of its Affiliates for any purpose or purchased by such stockholder or any of its Affiliates pursuant to an agreement to resell, (C) that are subject to any option, warrant, forward contract, swap, contract of sale, other derivative or similar instrument, agreement, arrangement or understanding entered into by such stockholder or any of its Affiliates, whether any such instrument, agreement, arrangement or understanding is to be settled with shares or with cash based on the notional amount or value of shares of outstanding Common Stock, in any such case which instrument, agreement, arrangement or understanding has, or is intended to have, the purpose or effect of (1) reducing in any manner, to any extent or at any time in the future, such stockholder’s or its Affiliate’s full right to vote or direct the voting of any such shares and/or (2) hedging, offsetting or altering to any degree any gain or loss arising from the full economic ownership of such shares by such stockholder or its Affiliate or (D) for which the stockholder has transferred the right to vote the shares other than by means of a proxy, power of attorney or other instrument or arrangement that is unconditionally revocable at any time by the stockholder and that expressly directs the proxy holder to vote at the direction of the stockholder. In addition, a stockholder shall be deemed to “Own” shares of Common Stock held in the name of a nominee or other intermediary so long as the stockholder retains the full right to instruct how the shares are voted with respect to the election of directors and possesses the full economic interest in the shares of Common Stock. A stockholder’s Ownership of shares of Common Stock shall be deemed to continue during any period in which the stockholder has loaned such shares provided that the stockholder has the power to recall such loaned shares on five Business Days’ notice and has in fact recalled such loaned shares as of the time the Notice of Bylaw Amendment Proposal is provided and through the date of the relevant annual meeting or special meeting of stockholders. For purposes of this Article XIV, the terms “Owned,” “Owning” and other variations of the word “Own” shall have correlative meanings. Whether outstanding shares of Common Stock are “Owned” for these purposes shall be determined by the Board of Directors, in its sole discretion. In addition, the term “Affiliate” or “Affiliates” shall have the meaning ascribed thereto under the Exchange Act.

Effective as of April 2, 2018



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