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BXMT Blackstone Mortgage Trust

Filed: 9 Jul 21, 4:25pm

 

 

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 9, 2021

 

 

Blackstone Mortgage Trust, Inc.

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

 

 

 

Maryland 1-14788 94-6181186

(State or Other Jurisdiction

of Incorporation)

 

(Commission

File Number)

 

(I.R.S. Employer

Identification No.)

345 Park Avenue, 24th Floor

New York, New York 10154

(Address of Principal Executive Offices) (Zip Code)

Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (212) 655-0220

Not Applicable

(Former Name or 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:

 

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

Symbol(s)

 

Name of each exchange

on which registered

Class A common stock, par value $0.01 per share BXMT 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.

On July 7, 2021, Blackstone Mortgage Trust, Inc. (the “Company”) held its 2021 annual meeting of stockholders (the “Annual Meeting”). A quorum was present at the meeting, as required by the Company’s Fifth Amended and Restated Bylaws. The immediately following charts set forth the number of votes cast for and against, and the number of abstention votes and broker non-votes, with respect to each matter voted upon by the stockholders.

Proposal 1 – Election of Directors

The following eight individuals were elected to the Company’s Board of Directors to serve as directors until the next annual meeting of stockholders and until their successors have been duly elected and qualified.

 

   Votes
For
   Votes
Withheld
   Broker
Non-Votes
 

Michael B. Nash

   68,575,287    3,568,585    44,782,813 

Katharine A. Keenan

   70,792,624    1,351,248    44,782,813 

Leonard W. Cotton

   71,351,467    792,405    44,782,813 

Thomas E. Dobrowski

   67,455,416    4,688,456    44,782,813 

Martin L. Edelman

   68,520,238    3,623,634    44,782,813 

Henry N. Nassau

   62,298,463    9,845,409    44,782,813 

Jonathan L. Pollack

   65,809,136    6,334,736    44,782,813 

Lynne B. Sagalyn

   67,258,648    4,885,224    44,782,813 

Proposal 2 – Ratification of the Appointment of Deloitte & Touche LLP as the Company’s Independent Registered Public Accounting Firm for the Fiscal Year Ending December 31, 2021

The appointment of Deloitte & Touche LLP as the Company’s independent registered public accounting firm for the fiscal year ending December 31, 2021 was ratified.

 

Votes
For
  Votes
Against
  Votes
Abstained
116,146,037  561,061  219,587

Proposal 3 – Advisory Vote on Executive Compensation: To Approve in a Non-binding, Advisory Vote, the Compensation Paid to Our Named Executive Officers

The stockholders approved, on an advisory, non-binding basis, the compensation paid to our named executive officers.

 

Votes
For
  Votes
Against
  Votes
Abstained
  Broker
Non-Votes
68,953,499  2,600,739  589,634  44,782,813


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.

 

  

BLACKSTONE MORTGAGE TRUST, INC.

    Date: July 9, 2021

   
  By: 

/s/ Leon Volchyok

  Name: Leon Volchyok
  Title: Chief Legal Officer and Secretary