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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 4, 2017
 
LASALLE HOTEL PROPERTIES
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
 
Maryland
 
1-14045
 
36-4219376
(State or other jurisdiction
of incorporation)
 
(Commission
File Number)
 
(IRS Employer
Identification No.)
7550 Wisconsin Avenue, 10th Floor
Bethesda, Maryland 20814
(Address of principal executive offices)
Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (301) 941-1500
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:
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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.
On May 4, 2017, LaSalle Hotel Properties (the "Company") held its Annual Meeting of Shareholders. The matters on which the shareholders voted, in person or by proxy were:
(i)
for the election of seven trustees of the Company to serve until the 2018 Annual Meeting of Shareholders and until their successors are duly elected and qualified;
(ii)
the ratification of the appointment of the Company’s independent registered public accountants for the year ending December 31, 2017;
(iii)
the approval, by non-binding vote, of executive compensation; and
(iv)
the recommendation, by non-binding vote, of the frequency of executive compensation votes.
The seven nominees were elected, the ratification of the appointment of the independent registered public accountants was approved, executive compensation was approved and one year was the frequency of executive compensation votes recommended by shareholders. The results of the voting were as follows:
Election of Trustees:
Trustee
 
Votes For
 
Votes Withheld
 
Abstentions
 
Broker
Non-Votes
Michael D. Barnello
 
103,691,579
 
710,857
 
-0-
 
2,693,018
Denise M. Coll
 
74,649,983
 
29,752,453
 
-0-
 
2,693,018
Jeffrey T. Foland
 
75,723,589
 
28,678,847
 
-0-
 
2,693,018
Darryl Hartley-Leonard
 
101,650,034
 
2,752,402
 
-0-
 
2,693,018
Jeffrey L. Martin
 
103,019,328
 
1,383,108
 
-0-
 
2,693,018
Stuart L. Scott
 
103,278,390
 
1,124,046
 
-0-
 
2,693,018
Donald A. Washburn
 
101,517,989
 
2,884,447
 
-0-
 
2,693,018

Ratification of the Appointment of the Independent Registered Public Accountants:

Votes For
 
Votes Against
 
Abstentions
 
Broker
Non-Votes
103,823,527
 
3,226,228
 
45,699
 
N/A

Approval of Executive Compensation:

Votes For
 
Votes Against
 
Abstentions
 
Broker
Non-Votes
100,197,775
 
4,143,952
 
60,709
 
2,693,018






Recommendation of the Frequency of Executive Compensation Votes:
1 Year
 
2 Years
 
3 Years
 
Abstentions
 
Broker
Non-Votes
89,671,439
 
89,917
 
14,560,347
 
80,733
 
2,693,018









SIGNATURES

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.


 
 
LASALLE HOTEL PROPERTIES
 
 
 
 
 
 
BY:
/s/ Kenneth G. Fuller
 
 
 
Kenneth G. Fuller
Dated: May 4, 2017
 
 
Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President, Secretary and Treasurer