SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
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): April 28, 2020
EQUITY LIFESTYLE PROPERTIES, INC.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
(State or other jurisdiction of incorporation)
(Commission File No.)
(IRS Employer Identification Number)
Two North Riverside Plaza
(Address of Principal Executive Offices)
(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
Name of each exchange on which registered
Common Stock, $0.01 Par Value
New York Stock Exchange
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Item 5.03 Amendments to Articles of Incorporation or Bylaws; Change in Fiscal Year.
On April 28, 2020, the stockholders of Equity LifeStyle Properties, Inc. (referred to herein as the "Company", “we,” “us,” and “our”) approved an amendment to the Company's Articles of Amendment and Restatement (the "Charter") to increase from 400,000,000 to 600,000,000 the number of shares of common stock, par value $0.01 per share (“Common Stock”), we are authorized to issue. This amendment was previously approved by our Board of Directors (the "Board") on February 11, 2020 and was described in detail in our definitive proxy materials previously filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on March 10, 2020. The amendment was approved by the required vote of our stockholders at our Annual Meeting of Stockholders ("Annual Meeting") held on April 28, 2020.
The Articles of Amendment, a copy of which is attached hereto as Exhibit 3.1, was submitted to the State Department of Assessments and Taxation of Maryland for filing on May 4, 2020.
Item 5.07 Submission of Matters to a Vote of Security Holders
On April 28, 2020, we held our Annual Meeting, at which stockholders holding 166,930,332 shares of Common Stock (being the only class of shares entitled to vote at the meeting), or 91.65% of our 182,129,331 outstanding shares of Common Stock as of the record date for the meeting, attended the meeting or were represented by proxy. Our stockholders voted on four proposals presented at the meeting, each of which is discussed in more detail in our Proxy Statement on Schedule 14-A. The proposals submitted for vote and related results of the stockholders' votes were as follows:
Proposal No. 1: To elect ten members of the Board to serve until the next annual meeting of stockholders and until his or her successor is duly elected and qualified. This proposal received the required affirmative vote of holders of a plurality of the votes cast and the directors were elected.
Proposal No. 2: To ratify the selection of Ernst & Young LLP as our independent registered public accounting firm for the year ending December 31, 2020. This proposal received the required affirmative vote of holders of a majority of the votes cast and was approved.
Proposal No. 3: To approve our executive compensation on a non-binding advisory basis. This proposal received the required affirmative vote of holders of a majority of the votes cast and was approved.
Proposal No. 4: To approve an amendment to the Company's Charter increasing from 400,000,000 to 600,000,000 the number of shares of Common Stock the Company is authorized to issue. This proposal received the required affirmative vote of the holders of record of two-thirds of all votes entitled to be cast and was approved.
We are a fully integrated owner and operator of lifestyle-oriented properties and own or have an interest in 413 quality properties in 33 states and British Columbia consisting of 156,655 sites. We are a self-administered, self-managed, real estate investment trust with headquarters in Chicago.
Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits.
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.
EQUITY LIFESTYLE PROPERTIES, INC.
By: /s/ Paul Seavey
Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
Date: May 4, 2020