LAS VEGAS, June 5, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- The Parking REIT, Inc. announced today the voting results from its 2019 Annual Meeting of Stockholders, held on June 5 in Baltimore, Maryland.
Chief among the votes, stockholders elected six directors to the board, including five independent directors. The final vote tally for each director was:
Michael V. Shustek
John E. Dawson
Mr. Alderfer and Ms. Delgado are two new independent directors elected to the board. Mr. Alderfer brings with him nearly 40 years of experience serving in financial executive roles and director positions, including an extensive background with publicly traded companies. He was selected to serve as an independent director because of his significant knowledge, experience as a certified public accountant, and experience in various management positions held during his career. Ms. Delgado, currently chief financial officer of the Viceroy Hotel Group, has served in senior finance roles with multiple publicly traded companies, including RLJ Lodging Trust, Rexford Industrial Realty, and Eagle Hospitality Properties Trust. She was selected to serve as an independent director due to her significant knowledge and experience in the finance and REIT industries.
The nominations of Mr. Alderfer and Ms. Delgado are part of The Parking REIT's commitment to further strengthening and diversifying the skills and experience of its board of directors. Each elected director will serve until the 2020 Annual Meeting of Stockholders.
"The votes of our stockholders are very important to us, and we are extremely pleased with the outcome of this year's meeting," said Mike Shustek, chief executive officer of The Parking REIT. "The Parking REIT has matured significantly in recent years and continues to pursue a liquidity event for its stockholders. The refreshment of our board of directors has continued with the addition of two new directors with in-depth backgrounds in public company leadership and financial roles. This year, we also have increased revenues and reduced expenses, and we continue to seize every opportunity to seek to improve The Parking REIT's performance and governance to the benefit of the overall company."
Robert Aalberts's term of service on the board ended at the 2019 Annual Meeting. He had voluntarily offered not to be nominated for reelection at the 2019 Annual Meeting in order to help facilitate the board's refreshment strategy goals. He will continue to support the REIT as a consultant for real estate zoning and corporate governance.
The meeting also included a vote for the ratification of the appointment of RBSM LLP as the company's independent registered public accounting firm for the fiscal year ending December 31, 2019. The vote results were:
About The Parking REIT, Inc. The Parking REIT, Inc. is an internally-managed, publicly registered, non-listed REIT that invests primarily in parking lots and garages in the United States. Its assets include 42 parking facilities located in 17 states. For more information, please visit TheParkingREIT.com.
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