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Section 1: 8-K (8-K)

8-K

 

 

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): July 24, 2019

 

PUBLIC STORAGE

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

 

 

Maryland   001-33519   95-3551121
(State or other jurisdiction of incorporation)   (Commission File Number)   (IRS. Employer Identification No.)

 

701 Western Avenue, Glendale, California   91201-2349
(Address of principal executive offices)   (Zip Code)

(818) 244-8080

(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)

 

Check the appropriate box below if the Form 8-K is intended to simultaneously satisfy the filing obligation of the registrant under any of the following provisions:

 

Written communication 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))

Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:

 

 

Title of Class

  

Trading

Symbol

  

Name of exchange

on which registered

Common Stock, $0.10 par value per share    PSA    New York Stock Exchange
Depositary Shares Each Representing 1/1,000 of a 5.625% Cumulative Preferred Share, Series U, $0.01 par value per share    PSAPrU    New York Stock Exchange
Depositary Shares Each Representing 1/1,000 of a 5.375% Cumulative Preferred Share, Series V, $0.01 par value per share    PSAPrV    New York Stock Exchange
Depositary Shares Each Representing 1/1,000 of a 5.200% Cumulative Preferred Share, Series W, $0.01 par value per share    PSAPrW    New York Stock Exchange
Depositary Shares Each Representing 1/1,000 of a 5.200% Cumulative Preferred Share, Series X, $0.01 par value per share    PSAPrX    New York Stock Exchange
Depositary Shares Each Representing 1/1,000 of a 5.875% Cumulative Preferred Share, Series A, $0.01 par value per share    PSAPrA    New York Stock Exchange
Depositary Shares Each Representing 1/1,000 of a 5.400% Cumulative Preferred Share, Series B, $0.01 par value per share    PSAPrB    New York Stock Exchange
Depositary Shares Each Representing 1/1,000 of a 5.125% Cumulative Preferred Share, Series C, $0.01 par value per share    PSAPrC    New York Stock Exchange
Depositary Shares Each Representing 1/1,000 of a 4.950% Cumulative Preferred Share, Series D, $0.01 par value per share    PSAPrD    New York Stock Exchange
Depositary Shares Each Representing 1/1,000 of a 4.900% Cumulative Preferred Share, Series E, $0.01 par value per share    PSAPrE    New York Stock Exchange
Depositary Shares Each Representing 1/1,000 of a 5.150% Cumulative Preferred Share, Series F, $0.01 par value per share    PSAPrF    New York Stock Exchange
Depositary Shares Each Representing 1/1,000 of a 5.050% Cumulative Preferred Share, Series G, $0.01 par value per share    PSAPrG    New York Stock Exchange
Depositary Shares Each Representing 1/1,000 of a 5.600% Cumulative Preferred Share, Series H, $0.01 par value per share    PSAPrH    New York Stock Exchange

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 12-2 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 pursuant to Section 13(a) of the Exchange Act.  ☐

 

 

 


Item 5.02

Departure of Directors of Certain Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers

On July 24, 2019, the Board of Trustees (the “Board”) of Public Storage (the “Company”) increased the size of the Board to twelve trustees and, in connection with such increase, appointed Tariq M. Shaukat to serve as trustee of the Company effective July 30, 2019. The Board appointed Mr. Shaukat to serve on the Audit Committee. Mr. Shaukat provides financial and operational expertise, having served in senior management positions at several companies, including Caesars Entertainment Corporation and McKinsey & Company. He is currently President of Partner and Industry Platforms for Google Cloud at Google LLC.

Mr. Shaukat will receive compensation consistent with that received by the Company’s other non-employee trustees, as disclosed in the Company’s definitive proxy statement, filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on March 15, 2019, in connection with the Company’s 2019 annual meeting of shareholders.

In connection with this appointment, the Company will enter into an indemnification agreement (the “Indemnification Agreement”) with Mr. Shaukat similar to the indemnification agreement entered into with all other members of the Board. The Indemnification Agreement provides for the indemnification by the Company for certain liabilities and expenses incurred as a result of actions brought, or threatened to be brought, against Mr. Shaukat in connection with his status or service as a member of the Board and for the Company to advance his expenses incurred as a result of any proceeding for which he may be entitled to indemnification. The foregoing description is not complete and is qualified in its entirety by reference to the full text of the form of Indemnification Agreement filed as Exhibit 10.16 to the Company’s Form 10-K, which was filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on February 27, 2019.

There are no arrangements or understandings between the appointees and any person pursuant to which either appointee was appointed as a trustee. There are no transactions in which Mr. Shaukat had or will have an interest that would be required to be disclosed pursuant to Item 404(a) of Regulation S-K under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended.

On July 30, 2019, the Company issued a press release announcing the appointment of Mr. Shaukat to the Board. A copy of this press release is furnished hereto as Exhibit 99.1 to this Current Report on Form 8-K.

 

Item 9.01

Financial Statements and Exhibits

(d) Exhibits

 

Exhibit
No.
    
99.1   

Press release dated July 30, 2019


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.

 

PUBLIC STORAGE
Date: July 30, 2019
By:   /s/ Nathaniel A. Vitan
 

Nathaniel A. Vitan

  Senior Vice President, Chief Legal Officer & Corporate Secretary
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Section 2: EX-99.1 (EX-99.1)

EX-99.1

Exhibit 99.1

News Release

Public Storage

701 Western Avenue

Glendale, CA 91201-2349

PublicStorage.com

 

 

 

   For Release:    Immediately
   Date:    July 30, 2019
   Contact:   

Ryan Burke

(818) 244-8080, Ext. 1141

Public Storage Announces the Appointment of a New Director

GLENDALE, California–Public Storage (NYSE:PSA) announced today that its Board of Trustees appointed Tariq M. Shaukat to the Board of Trustees effective July 30, 2019.

Mr. Shaukat, 47, is President of Partner and Industry Platforms for Google Cloud at Google LLC, where he oversees operating and customer-based initiatives to accelerate growth across all lines of business, including analytics and machine learning. Mr. Shaukat was previously President of Global Customer Operations, where he built and led Google Cloud’s go-to-market operations, including sales, customer support, and professional services.

Prior to joining Google LLC in 2016, Mr. Shaukat was Executive Vice President and Chief Commercial Officer at Caesars Entertainment Corporation, after initially joining the company in 2012 as Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer. His responsibilities included oversight of revenue management, marketing, information technology, and analytics across all business lines. Prior to Caesars Entertainment Corporation, Mr. Shaukat was Partner at McKinsey & Company and held leadership positions at various technology-based companies.

Mr. Shaukat has a Bachelor of Science and a Master of Science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a Master of Science from Stanford University.

“We are pleased to welcome Tariq to the Board of Trustees. The company and its shareholders will be well-served by his proven leadership and unique perspective as the self-storage industry landscape continues to evolve,” said Joe Russell, President and Chief Executive Officer of Public Storage.

Company Information

Public Storage, a member of the S&P 500 and FT Global 500, is a REIT that primarily acquires, develops, owns, and operates self-storage facilities. At March 31, 2019, we had: (i) interests in 2,444 self-storage facilities located in 38 states with approximately 164 million net rentable square feet in the United States, (ii) an approximate 35% common equity interest in Shurgard Self Storage SA (Euronext Brussels:SHUR), which owned 231 self-storage facilities located in seven Western European nations with approximately 13 million net rentable square feet operated under the “Shurgard” brand, and (iii) an approximate 42% common equity interest in PS Business Parks, Inc. (NYSE:PSB), which owned and operated approximately 28 million rentable square feet of commercial space at March 31, 2019. Our headquarters are located in Glendale, California.

Additional information about Public Storage is available on the Internet. The Company’s website is PublicStorage.com.

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