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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): June 14, 2018
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W. P. Carey Inc.
(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in its Charter)
 
Maryland
(State or Other Jurisdiction of Incorporation)
 
 
 
 
001-13779
45-4549771
 
 
(Commission File Number)
(IRS Employer Identification No.)
 
 
 
 
 
 
50 Rockefeller Plaza, New York, NY
10020
 
 
(Address of Principal Executive Offices)
(Zip Code)
 
 
 
 
Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (212) 492-1100
 
(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 (see General Instruction A.2. below):
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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).
¨ 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.

An annual meeting of stockholders of the Company was held on June 14, 2018 (the “Annual Meeting”). Set forth below are the final voting results from the Annual Meeting.

Proposal One

To elect ten Directors for 2018:

Name of Director
For
Against
Abstain
Broker Non-Votes
Mark A. Alexander
62,576,268
621,471
291,195
31,379,465
Peter J. Farrell
62,577,921
616,900
294,113
31,379,465
Robert J. Flanagan
62,597,518
588,646
302,770
31,379,465
Jason E. Fox
62,908,664
284,082
296,188
31,379,465
Benjamin H. Griswold, IV
62,513,701
669,750
305,483
31,379,465
Axel K.A. Hansing
62,572,502
604,915
311,517
31,379,465
Jean Hoysradt
62,904,062
307,994
276,878
31,379,465
Margaret G. Lewis
58,301,656
4,916,368
270,910
31,379,465
Christopher J. Niehaus
62,647,726
542,721
298,487
31,379,465
Nick J.M. van Ommen
62,492,487
693,686
302,761
31,379,465

For Proposal One, each of the directors received a majority of the votes cast, in person or by proxy, at the Annual Meeting and, as a result, each was elected to serve until the next annual meeting of stockholders.

Proposal Two

 
For
Against
Abstain
Broker Non-Votes
A proposal to approve, in an advisory vote, the compensation for the Company’s named executive officers
60,642,251
1,951,176
895,507
31,379,465
                                                           
Proposal Two was approved, on a non-binding advisory basis, after receiving more than a majority of the votes cast, in person or by proxy, at the Annual Meeting.






Proposal Three

 
For
Against
Abstain
Broker Non-Votes
To ratify the appointment of PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP as the Company’s Independent Registered Public Accounting Firm for 2018
93,178,642
1,202,120
487,637
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Proposal Three was approved after receiving more than a majority of the votes cast, in person or by proxy, at the Annual Meeting.






SIGNATURES
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.

 
 
W. P. Carey Inc.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Date:
June 20, 2018
By:
/s/ Susan C. Hyde
 
 
 
Susan C. Hyde
 
 
 
Chief Administrative Officer and Corporate Secretary



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