UNITED STATES
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
WASHINGTON, D.C. 20549

FORM 8-K
 
CURRENT REPORT
 
PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE
SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934
 
Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): December 14, 2020

Drive Shack Inc.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

Maryland
(State or other jurisdiction of incorporation)

001-31458
 
81-0559116
(Commission File Number)
 
(IRS Employer Identification No.)

218 W 18th St, 3rd Fl.
New York, New York
 
10011
(Address of principal executive offices)
 
(Zip Code)
 
Registrant’s telephone number, including area code (646) 585-5591

N/A
(Former name or former address, if changed since last report.)

Check the appropriate box below if the Form 8-K filing is intended to simultaneously satisfy the filing obligation of the registrant under any of the following provisions (see General Instruction A.2. below):

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Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:
 
 
Title of each class
Trading Symbol(s)
Name of each exchange on which registered
 
Common Stock, $0.01 par value per share
DS
New York Stock Exchange (NYSE)
 
9.75% Series B Cumulative Redeemable Preferred Stock, $0.01 par value per share
DS-PB
New York Stock Exchange (NYSE)
 
8.05% Series C Cumulative Redeemable Preferred Stock, $0.01 par value per share
DS-PC
New York Stock Exchange (NYSE)
 
8.375% Series D Cumulative Redeemable Preferred Stock, $0.01 par value per share
DS-PD
New York Stock Exchange (NYSE)

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is an emerging growth company as defined in Rule 405 of the Securities Act of 1933 (17 CFR §230.405) or Rule 12b-2 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (17 CFR §240.12b-2).
 
Emerging growth company ☐

If an emerging growth company, indicate by check mark if the registrant has elected not to use the extended transition period for complying with any new or revised financial accounting standards provided pursuant to Section 13(a) of the Exchange Act. ☐
 


Item 5.07.
Submission of Matters to a Vote of Security Holders.

On December 14, 2020, Drive Shack Inc. (the “Company”) held its 2020 Annual Meeting of Stockholders (the “Annual Meeting”).  At the Annual Meeting, the stockholders of the Company voted on the matters described below.


1.
The Company’s stockholders elected one Class III director to serve until the 2023 Annual Meeting of Stockholders, and until his successor is duly elected and qualified. The numbers of shares that voted for the election of such director, withheld authority to vote for such director, and represented broker non-votes with respect to this proposal are summarized in the table below.

 
Director Nominees
 
Votes For
 
Votes Withheld
 
Broker Non-Votes*
 
Wesley R. Edens
 
13,280,467
 
9,450,569
 
28,006,846


2.
The Company’s stockholders approved by non-binding advisory vote the compensation of the Company’s named executive officers.  The numbers of shares that voted for, against and abstained from voting for or against the approval of such compensation, and represented broker non-votes with respect to this proposal are summarized in the table below.

 
Votes For
 
Votes Against
 
Abstentions
 
Broker Non-Votes*
 
21,945,606
 
692,462
 
92,968
 
28,006,846


3.
The Company’s stockholders ratified the appointment of Ernst & Young LLP as the Company’s independent registered public accounting firm for the fiscal year ending December 31, 2020. The numbers of shares that voted for, against and abstained from voting for or against the ratification of the selection of Ernst & Young LLP are summarized in the table below.

 
Votes For
 
Votes Against
 
Abstentions
 
50,203,997
 
286,567
 
247,318

*Broker non-votes are instances where a broker holding shares of record for a beneficial owner does not vote the shares because it has not received voting instructions from the beneficial owner and therefore is precluded by the rules of the New York Stock Exchange (“NYSE”) from voting on a particular matter. Under NYSE rules, when a broker holding shares in “street name” does not receive voting instructions from a beneficial owner, the broker has discretionary authority to vote on certain routine matters but is prohibited from voting on non-routine matters. Brokers who did not receive instructions were not entitled to vote on the election of directors or the compensation of the Company’s named executive officers, but they were entitled to vote on the ratification of the appointment of the independent registered public accounting firm.


SIGNATURE
 
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.

DRIVE SHACK INC.
(Registrant)
 
   
/s/ Nicholas M. Foley
 
   
General Counsel and Secretary
 
   
Date:  December 18, 2020
 
 


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