SELECT INCOME REIT (NASDAQ:SIR) 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.
On October25, 2018, John C. Popeo announced his decision to retire and therefore resign as our Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer effective November30, 2018.
Also on October25, 2018, our Board of Trustees appointed Jeffrey C. Leer, age 39, as our Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer effective December1, 2018. Mr.Leer has held various positions with our manager, The RMR Group LLC, or RMR LLC, since February2013. Mr.Leer currently serves as the corporate controller of RMR LLC and a Senior Vice President of RMR LLC responsible for the day to day oversight of the accounting and finance support functions of RMR LLC and various affiliates. Prior to joining RMR LLC, Mr.Leer held accounting and finance positions at several Fortune 500 companies, including having served as a reporting and compliance manager of Boston Scientific Corporation from June2012 to February2013, and practiced for several years in public accounting. Mr.Leer is a certified public accountant.
We have relationships and historical and continuing transactions with RMR LLC, The RMR Group Inc., or RMR Inc., and others related to them. For example: we have no employees and the personnel and various services we require to operate our business are provided to us by RMR LLC to our management agreements with RMR LLC; RMR Inc. is the managing member of RMR LLC; Adam D. Portnoy, one of our Managing Trustees, is the sole trustee, an officer and controlling shareholder of ABP Trust, which is the controlling shareholder of RMR Inc.; and we own shares of class A common stock of RMR Inc. Mr. Portnoy is a managing director, president and chief executive officer of RMR Inc. and an officer of RMR LLC. We also have relationships and historical and continuing transactions with other companies to which RMR LLC or its subsidiaries provide management services and which may have trustees, directors and officers who are also trustees, directors or officers of us, RMR LLC or RMR Inc.
For further information about these and other such relationships and related person transactions, please see our Quarterly Report on Form10-Q for the quarter ended June30, 2018, or our Quarterly Report, our Annual Report on Form10-K for the year ended December31, 2017, or our Annual Report, our definitive Proxy Statement for our 2018 Annual Meeting of Shareholders, or our Proxy Statement, our Current Report on Form 8-K dated September 14, 2018 and our other filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, or the SEC, including Notes 12 and 13 to our condensed consolidated financial statements included in our Quarterly Report and the sections captioned “Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations—Related Person Transactions” and “Warning Concerning Forward Looking Statements” of our Quarterly Report, Notes 13 and 14 to our consolidated financial statements included in our Annual Report and the sections captioned “Business”, “Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations—Related Person Transactions” and “Warning Concerning Forward Looking Statements” of our Annual Report and the section captioned “Related Person Transactions” and the information regarding our Trustees and executive officers included in our Proxy Statement. In addition, please see the section captioned “Risk Factors” of our Annual Report for a description of risks that may arise as a result of these and other such relationships and related person transactions. Our filings with the SEC and copies of certain of our agreements with these related parties are publicly available as exhibits to our public filings with the SEC and accessible at the SEC’s website, www.sec.gov.