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 21, 2021

Whitestone REIT
(Exact name of registrant as specified in charter)
(State or other jurisdiction
of incorporation)
(Commission File Number)(IRS Employer Identification No.)
2600 South Gessner,Suite 500,77063
(Address of principal executive offices)(Zip Code)

Registrant's telephone number, including area code: (713) 827-9595
Not Applicable
(Former name or former address, if changed since last report)
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Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:
Title of each classTrading Symbol(s)Name of each exchange on which registered
Common Shares of Beneficial Interest, par value $0.001 per shareWSRNew York Stock Exchange
Preferred Stock Purchase RightsN/ANew York Stock Exchange

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Item 1.01. Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement.

On April 21, 2021, Whitestone REIT (the “Company”) entered into the First Amendment to Rights Agreement (the “Amendment”) with American Stock Transfer and Trust, LLC, as rights agent (the “Rights Agent”). The Amendment amends the Rights Agreement (the “Rights Agreement”), dated as of May 14, 2020, by and between the Company and the Rights Agent, solely to extend the expiration date of the rights under the Rights Agreement from the close of business on May 13, 2021 to the close of business on May 13, 2022, unless earlier exercised, exchanged, amended, redeemed, or terminated.

The foregoing description of the material terms of the Amendment does not purport to be complete and is qualified in its entirety by reference to the full text of the Amendment, a copy of which is attached hereto as Exhibit 4.1 and incorporated herein by reference.

Item 3.03. Material Modifications to Rights of Security Holders.

The information set forth in Item 1.01 is incorporated herein by reference

Item 9.01 Exhibits.

(d) Exhibits

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    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.
Whitestone REIT
Date:April 23, 2021
By: /s/ David K. Holeman
Name: David K. Holeman
Title: Chief Financial Officer