PHOENIX, Jan. 26, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- The Board of Directors of VEREIT, Inc. (NYSE: VER) ("VEREIT" or the "Company") has scheduled the Company's 2016 Annual Meeting of Stockholders (the "Annual Meeting") for Wednesday, May 4, 2016. Stockholders of record as of the close of business on Wednesday, March 9, 2016 will be entitled to notice of and to vote at the Annual Meeting.
The Annual Meeting date represents a change of more than 30 days from the anniversary of the Company's 2015 Annual Meeting of Stockholders. As a result, pursuant to Rule 14a-8 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, the Company has set a deadline of February 16, 2016 for the receipt of any stockholder proposals submitted pursuant to Rule 14a-8 for inclusion in the Company's proxy materials. The Company intends to view any proposals received after February 16, 2016 as not having been received within the time period set forth in Rule 14a-8.
For stockholder proposals not submitted pursuant to Rule 14a-8, the stockholder must give timely notice thereof in writing and in accordance with the requirements set forth in the Company's bylaws to the Company's Secretary no later than 5:00 p.m., Eastern Time, on Friday, February 5, 2016. Any proposal submitted outside this timeframe, other than a proposal submitted pursuant to Rule 14a-8, will not be considered timely and will be excluded from consideration at the Annual Meeting.
Proposals and notices of proposals should be mailed to: VEREIT, Inc., 2325 E. Camelback Road, Suite 1100, Phoenix, AZ 85016, Attn: Secretary.
About the Company
VEREIT is a leading, full-service real estate operating company with investment management capability. VEREIT owns and actively manages a diversified portfolio of retail, restaurant, office and industrial real estate assets with a total asset book value of $18.7 billion including 4,572 properties totaling approximately 100.9 million square feet as of September 30, 2015. Additionally, VEREIT manages $6.6 billion of gross real estate investments on behalf of the Cole Capital® non-traded REITs. VEREIT is a publicly traded Maryland corporation listed on the New York Stock Exchange. Additional information about VEREIT can be found on its website at www.VEREIT.com. VEREIT may disseminate important information regarding it and its operations, including financial information, through social media platforms such as Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn.
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