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 OfficersItem 5.02 Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers.
Departure of John Hendrickson and Geoffrey Bedrosian; Appointment of Raymond Merk
John Hendrickson, the Chief Operating Officer of the Trust, has resigned from the Trust effective April 12, 2018, in order to pursue other interests.
Geoffrey Bedrosian, the current Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of the Trust, has resigned from the Trust effective April 20, 2018, to take a position with a private real estate holding company based in Palo Alto, California.
Also effective April 20, 2018, Raymond Merk, the Trust’s Chief Accounting Officer, will act as the Trust’s principal financial officer. Mr. Merk, age 58, joined the Trust in September 2016 and has served as the Trust’s Chief Accounting Officer since March 2017. Prior to joining the Trust, 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.
Mr. Merk’s compensation will not change in connection with the change in his responsibilities.
About RAMCO-GERSHENSON PROPERTIES TRUST (NYSE:RPT)
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.