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Section 1: 8-K (FORM 8-K)

Form 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): May 23, 2018

 

 

TPG RE Finance Trust, Inc.

(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in its Charter)

 

 

 

Maryland   001-38156   36-4796967
(State or Other Jurisdiction
of Incorporation)
  (Commission
File Number)
  (IRS Employer
Identification No.)

888 Seventh Avenue, 35th Floor, New York, New York 10106

(Address of Principal Executive Offices) (Zip Code)

(212) 601-4700

(Registrant’s Telephone Number, Including Area Code)

Not Applicable

(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:

 

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

 

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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).

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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 23, 2018, TPG RE Finance Trust, Inc. (the “Company”) held its 2018 Annual Meeting of Stockholders (the “Annual Meeting”). At the Annual Meeting, the Company’s stockholders: (i) elected the seven persons listed below as directors of the Company, each to hold office until the Company’s annual meeting of stockholders in 2019 and until his or her successor is duly elected and qualifies; (ii) ratified the appointment of Deloitte & Touche LLP as the Company’s independent registered public accounting firm for the fiscal year ending December 31, 2018; (iii) approved, on a non-binding, advisory basis, the compensation of the Company’s named executive officers; and (iv) recommended, on a non-binding, advisory basis, that future non-binding, advisory votes on the compensation of the Company’s named executive officers occur every year. Set forth below are the voting results for each of the proposals voted upon by the Company’s stockholders at the Annual Meeting:

Proposal 1 – Election of Directors

 

     Votes For      Votes Withheld      Broker Non-Votes  

Avi Banyasz

     32,991,399        534,825        1,008,056  

Greta Guggenheim

     33,439,024        87,200        1,008,056  

Kelvin Davis

     33,150,137        376,087        1,008,056  

Michael Gillmore

     33,432,442        93,782        1,008,056  

Wendy Silverstein

     33,210,984        315,240        1,008,056  

Bradley Smith

     33,428,871        97,353        1,008,056  

Gregory White

     33,455,092        71,132        1,008,056  

Proposal 2 – Ratification of Appointment of Independent Registered Public Accounting Firm

 

Votes For    Votes Against    Abstentions
34,413,528    114,915    5,837

Proposal 3 – Advisory Vote on Executive Compensation

 

Votes For    Votes Against    Abstentions    Broker Non-Votes
30,433,115    2,616,883    476,226    1,008,056

Proposal 4 – Advisory Vote on the Frequency of Future Advisory Votes on Executive Compensation

 

Every Year    Every Two Years    Every Three Years    Abstentions    Broker Non-Votes
33,469,398    18,798    13,514    24,514    1,008,056

In light of the stockholders’ recommendation that future non-binding, advisory votes on the compensation of the Company’s named executive officers be held every year, which was consistent with the recommendation of the Board of Directors, the Board of Directors has decided that the Company will hold future non-binding, advisory votes on the compensation of the Company’s named executive officers every year.


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.

 

TPG RE FINANCE TRUST, INC.
By:   /s/ Robert Foley
Name:   Robert Foley
Title:   Chief Financial and Risk Officer

Date: May 24, 2018

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