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): June 9, 2022
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 classTrading SymbolsName of each exchange on which registered
Common Shares of Beneficial Interest, $0.01 par value per shareNSANew York Stock Exchange
Series A Cumulative Redeemable Preferred Shares of Beneficial Interest, par value $0.01 per shareNSA Pr ANew 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 June 9, 2022, National Storage Affiliates Trust (the "Company") announced that its board of trustees appointed David Cramer, 58, the Company's current executive vice president and chief operating officer to the position of president and chief operating officer (the "Appointment"), effective July 1, 2022. In connection with the Appointment, also effective July 1, 2022, Tamara D. Fischer, the Company's current chief executive officer and president, will resign from her position as president and will remain as the Company's chief executive officer.

The biographical and other information for Mr. Cramer 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 8, 2022.

There are no arrangements or understandings with any person pursuant to which Mr. Cramer was named president. As previously disclosed, Mr. Cramer is the brother-in-law of our executive chairman, Arlen Nordhagen. Other than this, Mr. Cramer has no 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. Mr. Cramer is not 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 hereunto duly authorized.
Tamara D. Fischer
President and Chief Executive Officer

Date: June 9, 2022