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Essex Portfolio (ESS)

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On May 10, 2022, Essex Property Trust, Inc. (the “Company”) held its Annual Meeting, at which the Company’s stockholders:


1.Elected the following nominees to serve as directors until the 2023 annual meeting or until their successors are duly elected and qualified: Keith R. Guericke, Maria R. Hawthorne, Amal M. Johnson, Mary Kasaris, Irving F. Lyons, III, George M. Marcus, Thomas E. Robinson, Michael J. Schall, and Byron A. Scordelis.


2.Ratified the appointment of KPMG LLP as the Company’s independent registered public accounting firm for the year ending December 31, 2022.


3.Approved, on a non-binding advisory basis, the Company's named executive officer compensation as disclosed in the Proxy.


As of the record date of February 25, 2022, for the Annual Meeting, there were 65,278,686 shares of common stock outstanding and entitled to vote.


(i)The results of the voting for the directors were as follows:


AffirmativeWithheld
Keith R. Guericke56,224,871818,055
Maria R. Hawthorne52,567,3884,475,538
Amal M. Johnson56,424,097618,829
Mary Kasaris56,674,178368,748
Irving F. Lyons, III52,725,9704,316,956
George M. Marcus55,053,5971,989,329
Thomas E. Robinson56,578,690464,236
Michael J. Schall56,704,475338,451
Byron A. Scordelis52,208,3684,834,558

There were 2,211,158 broker non-votes with respect to the election of the Company’s directors.


(ii)The results of the voting for the ratification of KPMG LLP as the Company’s registered public accounting firm for the year ending December 31, 2022 were as follows:

ForAgainstAbstentionsBroker Non-Votes
56,936,9142,302,03115,1390

(iii)The results of the advisory vote to approve named executive officer compensation as disclosed in the Proxy were as follows:

ForAgainstAbstentionsBroker Non-Votes
54,246,2602,763,44133,2252,211,158


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