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Franklin Street Properties (FSP)

Filed: 11 May 18, 9:00am

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 10, 2018

 

FRANKLIN STREET PROPERTIES CORP.

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

 

Maryland

001-32470

04-3578653

(State or other jurisdiction
of incorporation)

(Commission
File Number)

(IRS Employer
Identification No.)

 

401 Edgewater Place, Suite 200, Wakefield,
Massachusetts

01880

(Address of principal executive offices)

(Zip Code)

 

Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (781) 557-1300

 

 

(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)

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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.

 

On May 10, 2018, Franklin Street Properties Corp. (the “Company”) held its 2018 Annual Meeting of Stockholders (the “2018 Annual Meeting”). The 2018 Annual Meeting was called for the following purposes: (1) to elect three Class II directors, each to serve for a term expiring at the 2021 annual meeting of stockholders and until his or her respective successor is duly elected and qualified, (2) to ratify the Audit Committee’s appointment of Ernst & Young LLP as the Company’s independent registered public accounting firm for the fiscal year ending December 31, 2018,  and (3) to approve, by non-binding vote, the Company’s executive compensation.

(1) The following table sets forth the names of the directors elected at the 2018 Annual Meeting for a new three-year term and the final number of votes cast for or withheld from each director and the number of broker non-votes.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Name

    

For

    

Withheld

    

Broker Non-Votes

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

John N. Burke

 

72,747,227

 

13,345,236

 

10,379,199

 

Kenneth A. Hoxsie

 

73,113,227

 

12,979,236

 

10,379,199

 

Kathryn P. O’Neil

 

73,089,051

 

13,003,412

 

10,379,199

 

 

(2) The proposal to ratify the Audit Committee’s appointment of Ernst & Young LLP as the Company’s independent registered public accounting firm for the fiscal year ending December 31, 2018 was approved. The final number of votes cast for,  against or abstaining from voting on that proposal are listed below.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For

    

Against

    

Abstain

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

95,913,116

 

514,736

 

43,810

 

 

(3) The proposal to approve, by non-binding vote, the Company’s executive compensation was approved. The final number of votes cast for, against or abstaining from voting on that proposal and broker non-votes are listed below.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For

    

Against

    

Abstain

    

Broker Non-Votes

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

83,801,819

 

2,049,547

 

241,097

 

10,379,199

 

 

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SIGNATURE

Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the Company has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.

 

 

 

Date: May 11, 2018

FRANKLIN STREET PROPERTIES CORP.

 

 

 

 

 

By:

/s/ Scott H. Carter

 

 

Scott H. Carter

Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary

 

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