RAMCO-GERSHENSON PROPERTIES TRUST (NYSE:RPT) Files An 8-K Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers

RAMCO-GERSHENSON PROPERTIES TRUST (NYSE:RPT) Files An 8-K Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers
Item 5.02 Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers.

On March 20, 2017, Ramco-Gershenson Properties Trust (the “Trust”) appointed Mr. Raymond J. Merk, age 57, to serve as its Chief Accounting Officer. Mr. Merk had served since September 2016 as the Trust’s Interim Chief Accounting Officer and had been providing services to the Trust as a consultant with Resources Global Professionals (“RGP”), a multinational professional services firm. As an employee, Mr. Merk will be paid an annual salary at the rate of $250,000 and he will have annual bonus potential of up to 20% of his base salary.>In addition, Mr. Merk will be entitled to participate in any long term incentive plan generally available to executives of the Trust.
Prior to joining RGP in September 2016, Mr. Merk worked as an independent consultant since June 2016 and as a consultant for Robert Half International Inc. from June 2015 through May 2016. From April 2010 through April 2013, Mr. Merk was the vice president of finance for DynaVox Inc. and its affiliates (“DynaVox”), a developer and marketer of software, devices and content to assist people in overcoming their speech, language or learning disabilities. Mr. Merk served as DynaVox’s chief financial officer and corporate secretary from May 2013 through May 2015. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Ohio Northern University. Mr. Merk is a Certified Public Accountant.

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Ramco-Gershenson Properties Trust is an integrated real estate investment trust. The Company’s primary business is the ownership and management of multi-anchored shopping centers primarily in approximately 10 metropolitan markets in the United States. The Company’s property portfolio includes approximately 70 shopping centers and an office building comprising approximately 15.3 million square feet. The Company primarily conducts its business through its operating partnership, Ramco-Gershenson Properties, L.P. The Company’s properties include Crofton Centre in Maryland; Clinton Pointe, Clinton Valley, Gaines Marketplace, Livonia Plaza, Hoover Eleven and Jackson West in Michigan; Woodbury Lakes in Minnesota; Central Plaza, Deer Creek Shopping Center and Heritage Place in Missouri; Bridgewater Falls, Olentangy Plaza and Rossford Pointe in Ohio, and East Town Plaza, Nagawaukee Center and West Allis Towne Centre in Wisconsin.

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