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Section 1: 8-K (8-K)


Washington, D.C. 20549

Form 8-K


Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the
Securities Exchange Act of 1934
Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): January 10, 2019

EPR Properties
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
(State or other jurisdiction of
File Number)
(I.R.S. Employer
Identification No.)

909 Walnut Street, Suite 200
Kansas City, Missouri 64106
(Address of principal executive office)(Zip Code)

(816) 472-1700
(Registrant's telephone number, including area code)

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Item 5.02.
Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensation Arrangements of Certain Officers.
(d)    Effective January 10, 2019, the Board of Trustees (the "Board") of EPR Properties (the "Company") increased the size of the Board from seven to eight members and elected James B. Connor as an independent trustee to fill the vacancy resulting from the increase in the size of the Board. Mr. Connor will serve until the 2019 annual meeting of shareholders and until his successor is duly elected and qualified or until his earlier death, resignation or removal. The Board also appointed Mr. Connor to serve as a member of the Audit Committee, Nominating/Company Governance Committee and Compensation and Human Capital Committee.
There is no arrangement or understanding between Mr. Connor and any other person pursuant to which Mr. Connor was selected to serve as a trustee of the Company. The Company is not aware of any transactions involving Mr. Connor that are reportable under Item 404(a) of Regulation S-K.
Mr. Connor will be eligible to receive compensation for his services as a trustee in accordance with the Company's standard arrangements for non-employee trustees of the Company, which arrangements are described under the heading "Trustee Compensation" in the Company's definitive proxy statement on Schedule 14A filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on April 20, 2018. The Company will also enter into an Indemnification Agreement with Mr. Connor in the same form that the Company has entered into with its other trustees and certain of its officers. The Indemnification Agreement provides for procedures for indemnification by the Company to the fullest extent permitted by law and advancements by the Company of certain expenses and costs relating to claims, suits or proceedings arising from Mr. Connor's services as a trustee of the Company.
The foregoing description of the Indemnification Agreement is qualified in its entirety by reference to the full text of the form of Indemnification Agreement incorporated by reference herein as Exhibit 10.1.
Item 7.01.    Regulation FD Disclosure.
On January 10, 2019, the Company issued a press release announcing the election of Mr. Connor to the Board as described above. The Company's press release is attached as Exhibit 99.1 hereto and is incorporated by reference in this Item 7.01.
The information set forth in this Item 7.01, including Exhibit 99.1, is being "furnished" and shall not be deemed "filed" for purposes of, or otherwise subject to, liabilities under Section 18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, and shall not be deemed to be incorporated by reference into the Company's filings under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, or the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended.
Item 9.01.     Financial Statements and Exhibits.
(d)     Exhibits.
Form of Indemnification Agreement (incorporated herein by reference to Exhibit 10.2 to the Company's Form 8-K filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on May 14, 2007).
Press Release, dated January 10, 2019, issued by EPR Properties.


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.

 /s/ Mark A. Peterson
Mark A. Peterson
Executive Vice President, Treasurer and Chief Financial

Date: January 10, 2019

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Section 2: EX-99.1 (EXHIBIT 99.1)

Exhibit 99.1

EPR Properties Elects James B. Connor to Its Board of Trustees

KANSAS CITY, MO.--(BUSINESS WIRE) - January 10, 2019 - EPR Properties (NYSE:EPR) today announced that its Board of Trustees has elected James B. Connor, Chairman and CEO of Duke Realty Corporation, to serve as an independent trustee on its board, effective January 10, 2019.
“We are delighted to welcome Jim to the Board of Trustees,” stated Robert J. Druten, Chairman of EPR Properties. “Jim is a proven REIT industry leader who brings a wealth of experience and valuable strategic capabilities. We look forward to his contributions as a board member.”
Duke Realty is one of the largest owners, developers and managers of industrial properties in the United States and an NYSE-listed company with a total enterprise value of more than $12 billion. Duke Realty, which specializes in modern logistics facilities in the top 22 distribution markets in the United States, has a portfolio in excess of 150 million square feet. Mr. Connor serves as head of the company’s Executive Committee, overseeing the strategic direction of the company and its Investment Committee, with responsibility for approving major capital transactions.
Mr. Connor is a member of the Board of Governors for NAREIT, the Real Estate Roundtable and the Society of Industrial and Office Realtors (SIOR). He is also on the Advisory Board of the Marshall Bennett Institute for Advanced Real Estate Studies at Roosevelt University.

About EPR Properties  

EPR Properties is a specialty real estate investment trust (REIT) that invests in properties in select market segments which require unique industry knowledge, while offering the potential for stable and attractive returns. Our total investments exceed $6.7 billion and our primary investment segments are Entertainment, Recreation and Education. We adhere to rigorous underwriting and investing criteria centered on key industry and property level cash flow standards. We believe our focused niche approach provides a competitive advantage, and the potential for higher growth and better yields. Further information is available at


EPR Properties 
Brian Moriarty, 816 472-1700 
Vice President - Corporate Communications 
[email protected]

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