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UNITED STATES

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

Washington, D.C. 20549

 

 

FORM 8-K

 

 

CURRENT REPORT

Pursuant to Section 13 OR 15 (d)

of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934

Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): May 26, 2021

 

 

Welltower Inc.

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

 

 

 

Delaware   1-8923   34-1096634

(State or other jurisdiction

of incorporation)

 

(Commission

File Number)

 

(I.R.S. Employer

Identification No.)

 

4500 Dorr Street, Toledo, Ohio   43615
(Address of principal executive offices)   (Zip Code)

Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (419) 247-2800

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 registered

Common stock, $1.00 par value per share   WELL   New York Stock Exchange
4.800% Notes due 2028   WELL28   New York Stock Exchange
4.500% Notes due 2034   WELL34   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.

At the 2021 Annual Meeting of Shareholders held on May 26, 2021 (the “Annual Meeting”), the shareholders of Welltower Inc. (the “Company”) elected the eleven directors nominated by the Board to serve until the 2022 Annual Meeting of Shareholders and until their respective successors are duly elected and qualified; the shareholders approved the ratification of the selection of Ernst & Young LLP as the Company’s independent registered public accounting firm for the fiscal year ending December 31, 2021; and the shareholders approved, on an advisory basis, the compensation of the Company’s named executive officers. The proposals are further described in the Company’s definitive proxy statement on Schedule 14A filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission on April 16, 2021 (the “2021 Proxy Statement”).

The tables below set forth the number of votes cast for and against, and the number of abstentions and broker non-votes, for each matter voted upon by the Company’s shareholders.

Proposal #1 — The election of eleven directors to hold office until the next annual meeting of shareholders and until their respective successors have been duly elected and qualified:

 

Nominee    For    Against    Abstentions    Broker Non-Votes

Kenneth J. Bacon

   318,836,943    30,486,175    252,914    31,613,725

Karen B. DeSalvo

   347,129,055    2,228,267    218,710    31,613,725

Jeffrey H. Donahue

   328,766,620    20,552,705    256,707    31,613,725

Philip L. Hawkins

   347,695,977    1,570,795    309,260    31,613,725

Dennis G. Lopez

   348,871,017    393,388    311,627    31,613,725

Shankh Mitra

   348,795,880    521,704    258,448    31,613,725

Ade J. Patton

   348,841,429    429,201    305,402    31,613,725

Diana W. Reid

   347,889,413    1,412,779    273,840    31,613,725

Sergio D. Rivera

   346,444,496    2,874,213    257,323    31,613,725

Johnese M. Spisso

   347,291,597    2,028,933    255,502    31,613,725

Kathryn M. Sullivan

   340,445,111    8,856,474    274,447    31,613,725

Each of the directors was elected at the Annual Meeting.

Proposal #2 — The ratification of the appointment of Ernst & Young LLP as independent registered public accounting firm for the fiscal year ending December 31, 2021:

 

For    Against    Abstentions    Broker Non-Votes

363,500,820

   17,199,731    489,206    0

This proposal was approved at the Annual Meeting.

Proposal #3 — The approval, on an advisory basis, of the compensation of the Company’s named executive officers as disclosed in the 2021 Proxy Statement:

 

For    Against    Abstentions    Broker Non-Votes

326,285,180

   22,639,575    651,277    31,613,725

This proposal was approved at the Annual Meeting.


SIGNATURE

Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.

 

    WELLTOWER INC.
Date: May 27, 2021     By:  

/s/ MATTHEW MCQUEEN

    Name:   Matthew McQueen
    Title:   Executive Vice President - General Counsel & Corporate Secretary
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