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): May 13, 2021
EMPIRE STATE REALTY TRUST, INC.
(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in its Charter)
|(State or other Jurisdiction|
111 West 33rd Street,
|New York,||New York||10120|
| (Address of Principal Executive Offices)|| (Zip Code)|
Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (212) 850-2600
(Former name or former address, if changed from last report)
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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
|Empire State Realty Trust, Inc.|
|Class A Common Stock, par value $0.01 per share||ESRT||The 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).
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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.|
(a) The 2021 annual shareholders meeting of Empire State Realty Trust, Inc. (the “Company”) was held on May 13, 2021.
(b) The Class A and Class B common stockholders of the Company (i) elected all of the Company’s nominees for director, (ii) approved, on a non-binding advisory basis, the compensation of the Company’s named executive officers, and (iii) ratified the selection of Ernst & Young LLP as the Company’s independent registered public accounting firm for the fiscal year ending December 31, 2021. The results of the meeting were as follows:
(i) Election of Directors:
|Anthony E. Malkin||178,194,098||4,982,823||10,241,965|
|Leslie D. Biddle||181,793,423||1,383,498||10,241,965|
|Thomas J. DeRosa||182,511,238||665,683||10,241,965|
|Steven J. Gilbert||174,869,844||8,307,077||10,241,965|
|S. Michael Giliberto||182,162,935||1,013,986||10,241,965|
|Patricia S. Han||181,980,171||1,196,750||10,241,965|
|Grant H. Hill||182,485,713||691,208||10,241,965|
|R. Paige Hood||182,492,901||684,020||10,241,965|
|James D. Robinson IV||178,751,246||4,425,675||10,241,965|
(ii) Approval, on a non-binding advisory basis, of the compensation of the named executive officers:
(iii) Ratification of the selection of Ernst & Young LLP as the independent registered public accounting firm for the fiscal year ending December 31, 2021:
With respect to the preceding matters, holders of Class A common stock were entitled to one vote per share, and holders of Class B common stock were entitled to 50 votes per share, so long as such Class B common stockholder continued to own 49 operating partnership units in Empire State Realty OP, L.P. for each such share of Class B common stock. Holders of Class A common stock and Class B common stock voted together as a single class on the matters covered at the meeting, and their votes were counted and totaled together.
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.
EMPIRE STATE REALTY TRUST, INC.
|Date: May 19, 2021||By:||/s/ Thomas N. Keltner, Jr.|
|Name:||Thomas N. Keltner, Jr.|
|Title:||Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary|