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Section 1: 8-K (FORM 8-K)

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Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): March 26, 2020 (March 25, 2020)


Global Net Lease, Inc.

(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in Charter)


Maryland   001-37390   45-2771978

(State or other jurisdiction

of incorporation)

  (Commission File Number)  

(I.R.S. Employer

Identification No.)


650 Fifth Avenue, 30th Floor

New York, New York 10019

(Address, including zip code, of Principal Executive Offices)


Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (212) 415-6500


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))


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


Title of each class   Trading Symbols   Name of each exchange on which registered
Common Stock, $0.01 par value   GNL   New York Stock Exchange
7.25% Series A Cumulative Redeemable Preferred Stock, $0.01 par value   GNL PR A   New York Stock Exchange
6.875% Series B Cumulative Redeemable Perpetual Preferred Stock, $0.01 par value   GNL PR B   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 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.   ¨






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


At the 2020 annual meeting of stockholders (the “Annual Meeting”) of Global Net Lease, Inc. (the “Company”) held on March 25, 2020, the Company’s stockholders re-elected, by a plurality of the votes cast at the Annual Meeting, James L. Nelson and Edward M. Weil, Jr. as Class III directors to serve until the Company’s 2023 annual meeting of stockholders and until their successors are duly elected and qualify.


The Company’s stockholders also ratified, by a majority of the votes cast at the Annual Meeting, the appointment of PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP (“PwC”) as the Company’s independent registered public accounting firm for the fiscal year ending December 31, 2020.


No other proposals were submitted to a vote of the Company’s stockholders at the Annual Meeting.


At the Annual Meeting, there were present, in person or by proxy, stockholders holding an aggregate of 77,223,675 shares of the Company’s common stock, out of a total number of 89,458,753 shares of the Company’s common stock issued and outstanding and entitled to vote at the Annual Meeting, representing approximately 86.3% of the shares entitled to be voted. The full results of the matters voted on at the Annual Meeting are set forth below:


Proposal 1 – Election of Class III Directors


Nominee Votes For Votes Against Abstain Broker Non-Votes
James L. Nelson 44,461,957 10,564,221 315,130 21,882,367
Edward M. Weil, Jr. 40,115,786 14,949,666 275,856 21,882,367


Proposal 2 – Ratification of the Appointment of PwC as the Company’s Independent Registered Public Accounting Firm for the Fiscal Year Ending December 31, 2020:


Votes For Votes Against Abstain Broker Non-Votes
76,583,518 282,699 357,458 *

No broker non-votes arose in connection with Proposal No. 2 due to the fact that the matter was considered a routine matter under New York Stock Exchange rules.







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.


Date: March 26, 2020 By:   /s/ James L. Nelson   
    Name:   James L. Nelson  
    Title: Chief Executive Officer and President  




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