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UNITED STATES
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, DC 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 12, 2020

HIGHWOODS PROPERTIES, INC.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
 
Maryland
001-13100
56-1871668
 
 
(State or other jurisdiction
of incorporation or organization)
(Commission
File Number)
(I.R.S. Employer
Identification Number)
 

HIGHWOODS REALTY LIMITED PARTNERSHIP
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
 
North Carolina
000-21731
56-1869557
 
 
(State or other jurisdiction
of incorporation or organization)
(Commission
File Number)
(I.R.S. Employer
Identification Number)
 
 
3100 Smoketree Court, Suite 600
Raleigh, NC 27604
(Address of principal executive offices) (Zip Code)
919-872-4924
(Registrants’ 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 registrants 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 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, $.01 par value, of
Highwoods Properties, Inc.
HIW
New York Stock Exchange
 






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

On May 12, 2020, the Company held its annual meeting of stockholders. The final vote of the matters presented for a vote at such meeting was as follows:

 
Matter
 
For
 
Against
 
Abstain/
Withheld
 
Broker Non-Votes
(1)
Election of Directors:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
3,618,700

 
Charles A. Anderson
 
92,513,451

 
 
 
239,081

 
 
 
Gene H. Anderson
 
90,569,172

 
 
 
2,183,360

 
 
 
Thomas P. Anderson
 
92,446,775

 
 
 
305,757

 
 
 
Carlos E. Evans
 
91,757,449

 
 
 
995,083

 
 
 
David J. Hartzell
 
91,656,961

 
 
 
1,095,571

 
 
 
Sherry A. Kellett
 
91,402,612

 
 
 
1,349,920

 
 
 
Theodore J. Klinck
 
91,965,153

 
 
 
787,379

 
 
 
Anne H. Lloyd
 
92,550,023

 
 
 
202,509

 
 
(2)
Ratification of appointment of Deloitte & Touche LLP as
independent auditor for 2020
 
95,345,852

 
910,091

 
115,289

 
 
(3)
Advisory vote on executive compensation
 
90,817,488

 
1,794,813

 
140,231

 
3,618,700

(4)
Approval of the 2020 employee stock purchase plan
 
92,523,196

 
126,533

 
102,803

 
3,618,700



SIGNATURES

Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, each of the registrants has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned thereunto duly authorized.
 
 
 
HIGHWOODS PROPERTIES, INC.
 
 
By: 
/s/ Jeffrey D. Miller
 
 
 
Jeffrey D. Miller
 
 
 
Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary
 
 
 
 
 
 
HIGHWOODS REALTY LIMITED PARTNERSHIP
 
 
By: Highwoods Properties, Inc., its general partner
 
 
By: 
/s/ Jeffrey D. Miller
 
 
 
Jeffrey D. Miller
 
 
 
Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary
 
 
 
 

Dated: May 12, 2020


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