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UNITED STATES
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
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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 1, 2019
 
VEREIT, INC.
(Exact name of Registrant as specified in its charter)
Maryland001-3526345-2482685
(State or other jurisdiction of incorporation) (Commission File Number)(I.R.S. Employer Identification No.)
2325 E. Camelback Road, 9th Floor
Phoenix, AZ 85016
(Address of principal executive offices, including zip code)
(800) 606-3610
(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)
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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))

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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     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.   ¨

Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934:
Title of each class:Trading symbol(s):Name of each exchange on which registered:
Common Stock, $0.01 par value per share (VEREIT, Inc.)VERNew York Stock Exchange
6.70% Series F Cumulative Redeemable Preferred Stock, $0.01 par value per share (VEREIT, Inc.)VER PFNew York Stock Exchange






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

On May 1, 2019, VEREIT, Inc., a Maryland corporation (the “Company”), held its 2019 annual meeting of stockholders (the “Annual Meeting”). As of March 8, 2019, the record date for the Annual Meeting, there were 968,262,799 common shares of the Company issued and outstanding and entitled to vote at the Annual Meeting.
 
The following is a brief description of each matter voted upon at the Annual Meeting and a statement of the number of votes cast for or against and the number of abstentions and broker non-votes with respect to each matter, as applicable.

Proposal No. 1 Election of Director Nominees to Serve Until the 2020 Annual Meeting and Until Their Respective Successors are Duly Elected and Qualify

All of the eight director nominees listed below were elected by the Company’s stockholders to hold office until the next annual meeting of stockholders in 2020 and until his or her respective successor has been duly elected and qualify or until his or her earlier resignation or removal, as follows:
Votes ForVotes AgainstAbstentionsBroker Non-Votes
Glenn J. Rufrano771,010,152 2,615,436 524,169 96,393,173 
Hugh R. Frater770,976,657 2,614,095 559,005 96,393,173 
David B. Henry765,026,108 8,561,809 561,840 96,393,173 
Mary Hogan Preusse755,712,010 17,950,735 487,012 96,393,173 
Richard J. Lieb740,250,623 33,342,395 556,739 96,393,173 
Mark S. Ordan760,037,438 13,553,476 558,843 96,393,173 
Eugene A. Pinover769,969,826 3,632,964 546,967 96,393,173 
Julie G. Richardson742,819,347 30,837,280 493,130 96,393,173 

Proposal No. 2  To Ratify the Appointment of Deloitte & Touche LLP as the Company’s Independent Registered Public Accounting Firm for the Fiscal Year Ending December 31, 2019

The Company’s stockholders ratified the appointment of Deloitte & Touche LLP as the Company’s independent registered public accounting firm for the fiscal year ending December 31, 2019 as follows:
Votes ForVotes AgainstAbstentions
857,525,279 10,814,597 2,203,054 
 
Proposal No. 3  To Approve by a Non-Binding Advisory Resolution the Compensation of the Company's Named Executive Officers as Described in the Company’s Definitive Proxy Statement

The Company’s stockholders approved by a non-binding advisory resolution the compensation of the Company’s named executive officers as described in the Company’s definitive proxy statement as follows:
Votes ForVotes AgainstAbstentionsBroker Non-Votes
551,525,212 169,984,111 52,640,434 96,393,173 

No other proposals were submitted to a vote of the Company’s stockholders at the Annual Meeting.





SIGNATURES

Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.

 VEREIT, INC.
  
 By:/s/ Michael J. Bartolotta
 Name:Michael J. Bartolotta
 Title:Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
Date: May 3, 2019



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