SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
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 23, 2018
National Storage Affiliates Trust
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
(State or other jurisdiction
(Commission File Number)
5200 DTC Parkway, Suite 200
Greenwood Village, Colorado, 80111
(Address of principal executive offices)
(Registrant's telephone number, including area code)
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Item 5.07 Submission of Matters to a Vote of Security Holders.
(a) The annual meeting of shareholders (the “Annual Meeting”) of National Storage Affiliates Trust (the “Company”) was held on May 23, 2018, at which 47,852,111 of the Company's 50,396,847 common shares of beneficial interest, par value $0.01 per share (the "Shares"), issued and outstanding as of the record date, March 29, 2018, were represented in person or by proxy representing approximately 95% of the issued and outstanding Shares of the Company entitled to vote.
(b) At the Annual Meeting, the Company’s shareholders (1) elected the nine trustees below to serve on the Company’s board of trustees until the Company’s 2019 annual meeting of shareholders and until their respective successors are duly elected and qualify, (2) ratified the appointment of KPMG LLP as the Company’s independent registered public accounting firm for the fiscal year ending December 31, 2018, (3) approved, on an advisory basis, the compensation of the Company's named executive officers and (4) approved, on an advisory basis, holding future advisory votes regarding the compensation of the Company's named executive officers every year. The proposals are described in detail in the Company’s 2018 Proxy Statement. The final results for the votes regarding each proposal are set forth below.
(i) The voting results with respect to the election of each trustee were as follows:
Arlen D. Nordhagen
George L. Chapman
Kevin M. Howard
Paul W. Hylbert, Jr.
Chad L. Meisinger
Steven G. Osgood
Dominic M. Palazzo
Mark Van Mourick
Rebecca L. Steinfort
(ii) The voting results with respect to the ratification of the appointment of KPMG LLP as the Company’s independent registered public accounting firm for the fiscal year ending December 31, 2018 were as follows:
(iii) The voting results with respect to a non-binding advisory vote on executive compensation of the Company's named executive officers were as follows:
(iv) The voting results with respect to a non-binding advisory vote on the frequency of holding shareholder advisory votes on executive compensation of the Company's named executive officers were as follows:
Every Two Years
Every Three Years
In light of the shareholders' recommendation that the advisory vote be held every year, which was consistent with the recommendation of the Company's board of trustees, the Company's board of trustees has decided that the Company will hold a shareholder advisory vote on the compensation of the Company's named executive officers every year.
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.
NATIONAL STORAGE AFFILIATES TRUST
/s/ TAMARA D. FISCHER
Tamara D. Fischer
Chief Financial Officer
Date: May 30, 2018