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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
 
Columbia Property Trust, Inc.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
 
Commission File Number:  001-36113
 
MD
  
20-0068852
(State or other jurisdiction of
  
(IRS Employer
incorporation)
  
Identification No.)
 
1170 Peachtree Street, Suite 600
Atlanta, GA 30309
(Address of principal executive offices, including zip code)
 
(404) 465-2200
(Registrant's telephone number, including area code)


(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:
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))

o  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 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. o







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

On May 14, 2019, Columbia Property Trust (the "Company") held its annual meeting of stockholders. The following matters were submitted to the stockholders for a vote:

The Company's stockholders elected the following individuals to its board of directors to serve until the 2020 annual meeting of stockholders and until their successors are duly elected and qualified:
Name
 
Number of Shares
Voted For
 
Number of Shares
Voted Against
 
Number of Shares Abstained
 
Broker
Non-Votes
Carmen M. Bowser
 
84,490,206

 
347,289

 
154,494

 
12,571,754

John L. Dixon
 
83,756,511

 
828,033

 
407,445

 
12,571,754

David B. Henry
 
82,909,893

 
1,913,342

 
168,754

 
12,571,754

Murray J. McCabe
 
82,764,558

 
2,052,688

 
174,743

 
12,571,754

E. Nelson Mills
 
84,351,854

 
242,409

 
397,726

 
12,571,754

Constance B. Moore
 
84,324,728

 
505,964

 
161,297

 
12,571,754

Michael S. Robb
 
83,590,494

 
1,228,715

 
172,780

 
12,571,754

George W. Sands
 
84,063,382

 
532,133

 
396,474

 
12,571,754

Thomas G. Wattles
 
84,225,829

 
347,046

 
419,114

 
12,571,754



The Company's stockholders voted to approve, on an advisory basis, the compensation of the named executive officers as disclosed in the Company's 2019 proxy statement (the "Proxy Statement") as follows:
Number of Shares
Voted For
 
Number of Shares Voted Against
 
Number of Shares Abstained
 
Broker
Non-Votes
80,087,483

 
4,627,909

 
276,597

 
12,571,754



The Company's stockholders voted to ratify the appointment of Deloitte & Touche LLP as the Company's independent registered public accounting firm for 2019 as follows:
Number of Shares
Voted For
 
Number of Shares Voted Against
 
Number of Shares Abstained
95,169,919

 
2,215,841

 
177,983









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.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Columbia Property Trust, Inc.
 
 
 
 
 
May 16, 2019
By:
/s/ James A. Fleming
 
 
 
James A. Fleming
 
 
 
Chief Financial Officer
 
 
 
 



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