VTR Ventas

Filed: 27 May 21, 5:06pm




Washington, D.C. 20549








Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934


Date of Report (Date of Earliest Event Reported):  May 25, 2021


Ventas, Inc.

(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in Its Charter)


Delaware 001-10989 61-1055020
(State or Other Jurisdiction
of Incorporation)
File Number)
 (IRS Employer
Identification No.)


353 N. Clark Street, Suite 3300, Chicago, Illinois 60654
(Address of Principal Executive Offices) (Zip Code)


Registrant’s Telephone Number, Including Area Code: (877) 483-6827


Not applicable

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:


¨  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
Common stock, $0.25 par value VTR 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.


The Annual Meeting of Stockholders of Ventas, Inc. (the “Company”) was held on May 25, 2021. Represented at the Annual Meeting were 341,856,152 shares, or 91.14%, of the Company’s 375,053,524 shares of common stock outstanding and entitled to vote at the Annual Meeting.


Proxies for the Annual Meeting were solicited pursuant to Regulation 14A under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. Set forth below are the voting results for the proposals considered and voted upon at the Annual Meeting, all of which were described in the Company’s definitive Proxy Statement, filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on April 13, 2021. The vote required for approval of Proposal 1 is based on a majority of votes cast, while the vote required for Proposals 2 and 3 is based on a majority of shares present (in person or by proxy) and entitled to vote. Abstentions have no effect on Proposal 1 and are counted as “against” on Proposals 2 and 3. Broker non-votes have no effect on Proposals 1 and 2.


1.The election of eleven directors to terms expiring at the 2022 Annual Meeting of Stockholders.


Nominee For  Against  Abstain  Broker
Melody C. Barnes  313,988,349   2,255,900   212,396   25,399,507 
Debra A. Cafaro  277,855,483   17,657,895   20,943,267   25,399,507 
Jay M. Gellert  305,311,519   10,918,955   226,171   25,399,507 
Matthew J. Lustig  311,192,800   5,031,089   232,756   25,399,507 
Roxanne M. Martino  308,615,771   7,625,687   215,187   25,399,507 
Marguerite M. Nader  315,119,887   1,120,529   216,229   25,399,507 
Sean P. Nolan  313,797,674   2,428,528   230,443   25,399,507 
Walter C. Rakowich  293,516,578   22,709,748   230,319   25,399,507 
Robert D. Reed  305,921,793   10,305,677   229,175   25,399,507 
James D. Shelton  278,928,137   37,300,191   228,317   25,399,507 
Maurice S. Smith  315,136,423   1,079,741   240,481   25,399,507 


2.The approval, on an advisory basis, of the compensation to the Company’s named executive officers.


For  Against  Abstain  Broker Non-Votes 
 270,414,155   45,533,185   509,305   25,399,507 



3.The ratification of the selection of KPMG LLP as the Company’s independent registered public accounting firm for fiscal year 2021.


For  Against  Abstain  Broker Non-Votes 
 340,909,590   531,596   414,966    






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 thereunto duly authorized.


Date: May 27, 2021By:/s/ Carey S. Roberts
  Carey S. Roberts
  Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Ethics and Compliance Officer