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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): May 14, 2019

 

Independence Realty Trust, Inc.

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

 

Maryland

 

001-36041

 

26-4567130

(State or Other Jurisdiction

 

(Commission

 

(I.R.S. Employer

of Incorporation)

 

File Number)

 

Identification No.)

 

1835 Market Street, Suite 2601

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 19103

(Address of Principal Executive Office) (Zip Code)

 

(267) 270-4800

(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)

 

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)

 

[  ]  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 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.  

 

 

 

Title of each class

 

Trading Symbol(s)

 

Name of each exchange on which registered

Common stock

 

IRT

 

NYSE

 

 

 

 


 

Item 5.07

Submission of Matters to a Vote of Security Holders.

On May 14, 2019, Independence Realty Trust, Inc. (the “Company”) held its 2019 Annual Meeting of Stockholders.  At the meeting, the stockholders voted on: (1) the election of seven directors, each to serve for a term expiring at the 2020 annual meeting of stockholders and until his or her successor is duly elected and qualified and (2) the ratification of the appointment of KPMG LLP as the Company’s independent registered public accounting firm for the fiscal year ending December 31, 2019.  The tables below show the voting results.

Proposal 1: Election of Seven Directors.

Trustee

Votes For

Votes Against

Abstentions

Broker
Non-Votes

Scott F. Schaeffer

67,680,814

743,091

576,958

14,953,390

William C. Dunkelberg, Ph.D.

41,910,329

26,606,560

483,974

14,953,390

Richard D. Gebert

68,002,850

513,018

484,995

14,953,390

Melinda H. McClure

45,521,346

22,997,178

482,339

14,953,390

Mack D. Pridgen III

67,964,088

553,583

483,192

14,953,390

Richard H. Ross

67,915,991

599,623

485,249

14,953,390

DeForest B. Soaries, Jr., D.Min.

45,492,520

23,022,669

485,674

14,953,390

 

Proposal 2: Ratification of the appointment of KPMG LLP as the Company’s independent registered public accounting firm for the fiscal year ending December 31, 2019.

Votes For

Votes Against

Abstentions

Broker
Non-Votes

83,116,276

750,298

87,679

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Signatures

Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the Registrants have duly caused this report to be signed on their behalf by the undersigned, hereunto duly authorized.

 

 

Independence Realty Trust, Inc.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

By:

 

/s/ James J. Sebra

 

 

Name:

 

James J. Sebra

 

 

Title:

 

Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer

 

Date:  May 15, 2019

 

 

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