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, 2019
National Storage Affiliates Trust
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
(State or other jurisdiction
of incorporation)
(Commission File Number)
(IRS Employer
Identification No.)

8400 East Prentice Avenue, 9th Floor
Greenwood Village, Colorado, 80111
(Address of principal executive offices)
(720) 630‑2600
(Registrant's telephone number, including area code)
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Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:
Title of each class
Trading symbols
Name of each exchange on which registered
Common Shares of Beneficial Interest, $0.01 par value per share
New York Stock Exchange
Series A Cumulative Redeemable Preferred Shares of Beneficial Interest, par value $0.01 per share
New York Stock Exchange
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ITEM 5.02.    Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers.
Appointment and Resignation of Officers
On May 23, 2019, National Storage Affiliates Trust (the "Company") announced that its board of trustees promoted Tamara D. Fischer, 63, the Company's current president, chief financial officer, treasurer and secretary, to the position of chief executive officer, and Brandon S. Togashi, 36, the Company's current senior vice president and chief accounting officer, to the additional positions of executive vice president, chief financial officer and treasurer (the "Appointments"), in each case effective January 1, 2020. In connection with the Appointments, also effective January 1, 2020, Arlen D. Nordhagen, the Company's current chairman of the board of directors and chief executive officer, will resign from his position as chief executive officer and be elevated to the position of executive chairman and Ms. Fischer will resign from her positions as chief financial officer, treasurer and secretary.
The biographical and other information for Ms. Fischer and Mr. Togashi has been previously reported and is incorporated by reference herein from the heading "Information Regarding our Named Executive Officers" in the Company's definitive proxy statement on Schedule 14A filed by the Company with the Securities and Exchange Commission on April 5, 2019.
There are no arrangements or understandings with any person pursuant to which Ms. Fischer was named chief executive officer or Mr. Togashi was named chief financial officer. Neither Ms. Fischer nor Mr. Togashi have any family relationships with any trustee, executive officer or person nominated or chosen by the Company to become a trustee or executive officer of the Company. Neither Ms. Fischer nor Mr. Togashi are a party to any transaction required to be disclosed pursuant to Item 404(a) of Regulation S-K.


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 23, 2019
Tamara D. Fischer
President and Chief Financial Officer