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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): November 20, 2019
National Storage Affiliates Trust
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
(State or other jurisdiction of incorporation or organization)
(Commission File Number)
(I.R.S. 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

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

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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.
On November 20, 2019, the Board of Trustees (the "Board") of National Storage Affiliates, Inc. (the "Company") increased the size of the Board from nine trustees to ten trustees and elected Ms. Tamara D. Fischer, the Company's current president, chief financial officer, treasurer and secretary, to serve as a member of the Board, effective January 1, 2020. As previously announced, Ms. Fischer will also be promoted to chief executive officer and will resign from her positions of chief financial officer, treasurer and secretary, effective January 1, 2020. The Company does not expect Ms. Fischer to serve on any committees of the Board.

There is no arrangement or understanding between Ms. Fischer and any other persons pursuant to which Ms. Fischer was appointed to serve on the Board. There are no related party transactions between the Company and Ms. Fischer that would require disclosure under Item 404(a) of Regulation S-K. Ms. Fischer will not be paid additional fees for serving on the Board.

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.

Tamara D. Fischer
President and Chief Financial Officer

Date: November 22, 2019