ASHFORD HOSPITALITY TRUST, INC. (NYSE:AHT) Files An 8-K Submission of Matters to a Vote of Security Holders

ASHFORD HOSPITALITY TRUST, INC. (NYSE:AHT) Files An 8-K Submission of Matters to a Vote of Security Holders
ITEM 5.07SUBMISSION OF MATTERS TO A VOTE OF SECURITY HOLDERS.

(a) On May 15, 2018, Ashford Hospitality Trust, Inc. (the “Company”) held its Annual Meeting of Stockholders (the “Annual Meeting”). As of March 29, 2018, the record date for the Annual Meeting, there were 98,153,889 shares of common stock outstanding and entitled to vote. At the Annual Meeting, 85,883,957 shares, or approximately 87.5% of the eligible voting shares, were represented either in person or by proxy.

At the Annual Meeting, the stockholders voted on the following items:

1. Proposal 1 – To elect seven nominees to the Board of Directors to hold office until the next annual meeting of stockholders and until their successors are elected and qualified. The following nominees were elected to the Company's Board of Directors (constituting the entire Board of Directors), with the voting results for each nominee as shown:

Broker

Name

For

Withheld

Non-votes

Monty J. Bennett

60,020,202

5,998,407

19,865,348

Benjamin J. Ansell, M.D.

65,657,730

360,879

19,865,348

Amish Gupta

65,516,682

501,927

19,865,348

Kamal Jafarnia

62,098,373

3,920,236

19,865,348

Frederick J. Kleisner

65,620,558

398,051

19,865,348

Sheri L. Pantermuehl

65,638,726

379,883

19,865,348

Alan L. Tallis

61,801,640

4,216,969

19,865,348

2. Proposal 2 – To obtain advisory approval of the Company’s executive compensation. This proposal was approved by the votes indicated below:

Broker

For

Against

Abstain

Non-votes

52,158,698

13,676,154

183,757

19,865,348

3. Proposal 3 – To ratify the appointment of BDO USA, LLP, a national public accounting firm, as the Company's independent auditors for the fiscal year ending December 31, 2018. This proposal was approved by the votes indicated below:

For

Against

Abstain

85,034,995

455,931

393,031


About ASHFORD HOSPITALITY TRUST, INC. (NYSE:AHT)

Ashford Hospitality Trust, Inc. (Ashford), together with its subsidiaries, is an externally advised real estate investment trust (REIT). The Company operates through direct hotel investments segment. It is focused on investing in the hospitality industry with a focus on full-service upscale and upper-upscale hotels in the United States. The Company owns its lodging investments and conducts its business through Ashford Hospitality Limited Partnership, its operating partnership. Its hotels are operated under the brands of Hilton, Hyatt, Marriott, Starwood and Intercontinental Hotels Group. The Company’s hotels portfolio is asset-managed by Ashford LLC. The Company is focused on direct hotel investments and it may invest in a range of lodging-related assets. Its investments may include direct hotel investments; mezzanine financing through origination or acquisition; first-lien mortgage financing through origination or acquisition, and sale-leaseback transactions.

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