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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 21, 2019
 

MID-AMERICA APARTMENT COMMUNITIES, INC.
(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in Charter)
 
TENNESSEE
001-12762
62-1543819
(State or other jurisdiction of incorporation)
(Commission File Number)
(I.R.S. Employer Identification No.)

6815 Poplar Avenue, Suite 500
 
Germantown, Tennessee
38138
(Address of principal executive offices)
(Zip Code)
 
(901) 682-6600
 
(Registrant's telephone number, including area code)
 
N/A

(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):
 
[ ] 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 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. [ ]
 
Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act: 
Title of each class
Trading Symbol(s)
Name of each exchange on which registered
Common Stock, par value $.01 per share (Mid-America Apartment Communities, Inc.)
MAA
New York Stock Exchange
8.50% Series I Cumulative Redeemable Preferred Stock, $.01 par value per share (Mid-America Apartment Communities, Inc.)
MAA^I
New York Stock Exchange
 

 



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

On May 21, 2019, the registrant held its 2019 Annual Meeting of Shareholders. The following matters were submitted to a vote of the shareholders of record as of March 15, 2019 through the solicitation of proxies:

1.
To elect twelve directors to serve for one year and until their successors have been duly elected and qualified;
2.
To provide an advisory (non-binding) vote to approve compensation of the registrant’s named executive officers; and
3.
To ratify Ernst & Young LLP as the registrant’s independent registered public accounting firm for 2019.

All twelve nominees were elected to serve for one year and until their successors have been duly elected and qualified. The results of the election were as follows:

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Broker
 
 
For
 
Against
 
Abstain
 
Non-Votes
H. Eric Bolton, Jr.
 
91,741,938

 
3,417,846

 
2,828,893

 
6,276,406

Russell R. French
 
97,447,764

 
442,680

 
98,233

 
6,276,406

Alan B. Graf, Jr.
 
73,255,343

 
24,639,778

 
93,556

 
6,276,406

Toni Jennings
 
96,206,376

 
1,709,124

 
73,177

 
6,276,406

James K. Lowder
 
97,442,348

 
447,213

 
99,116

 
6,276,406

Thomas H. Lowder
 
97,435,020

 
447,413

 
106,244

 
6,276,406

Monica McGurk
 
96,221,515

 
1,696,175

 
70,987

 
6,276,406

Claude B. Nielsen
 
92,674,268

 
5,214,119

 
100,290

 
6,276,406

Philip W. Norwood
 
95,252,723

 
2,635,099

 
100,855

 
6,276,406

W. Reid Sanders
 
97,425,512

 
448,854

 
114,311

 
6,276,406

Gary Shorb
 
97,482,281

 
406,529

 
99,867

 
6,276,406

David P. Stockert
 
97,312,129

 
568,229

 
108,319

 
6,276,406


The advisory (non-binding) vote to approve the compensation of named executive officers was in favor of executive compensation. The results of the vote were as follows:
    
For
 
Against
 
Abstain
 
Non-Votes
92,256,357

 
5,612,226

 
120,094

 
6,276,406


Ernst & Young LLP was ratified to serve as the registrant’s independent registered public accounting firm for 2019. The results of the vote were as follows:
    
For
 
Against
 
Abstain
 
Non-Votes
103,329,570

 
862,300

 
73,213

 
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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 thereunto duly authorized.

 
MID-AMERICA APARTMENT COMMUNITIES, INC.
 
 
Date: May 21, 2019
/s/Albert M. Campbell, III
 
Albert M. Campbell, III
 
Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
 
(Principal Financial Officer)


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