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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 9, 2018

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))

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   ¨

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.   ¨
 






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

On May 9, 2018, 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:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
4,286,486

 
Charles A. Anderson
 
88,273,799

 
 
 
606,694

 
 
 
Gene H. Anderson
 
86,558,021

 
 
 
2,322,472

 
 
 
Carlos E. Evans
 
87,696,834

 
 
 
1,183,659

 
 
 
Edward J. Fritsch
 
88,013,798

 
 
 
866,695

 
 
 
David J. Hartzell
 
88,271,669

 
 
 
608,824

 
 
 
Sherry A. Kellett
 
87,777,170

 
 
 
1,103,323

 
 
 
Anne H. Lloyd
 
88,301,620

 
 
 
578,873

 
 
 
O. Temple Sloan, Jr.
 
86,319,570

 
 
 
2,560,923

 
 
(2)
Ratification of appointment of Deloitte & Touche LLP as
independent auditor for 2018
 
92,368,828

 
718,392

 
79,759

 
 
(3)
Advisory vote on executive compensation
 
82,449,265

 
6,199,280

 
231,948

 
4,286,486



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
 
 
 
Executive 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
 
 
 
Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary
 
 
 
 

Dated: May 9, 2018



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