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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): August 5, 2020
 
HERSHA HOSPITALITY TRUST
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
     
Maryland 001-14765 25-1811499
(State or other jurisdiction of incorporation) (Commission File Number) (IRS Employer Identification No.)
  44 Hersha Drive
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania 17102
(Address and zip code of
principal executive offices)
 
Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (717) 236-4400
 
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 Instructions A.2. below):
   
Written communications pursuant to Rule 425 under the Securities Act (17 CFR 230.425)
Soliciting material pursuant to Rule 14a-12 under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.14a-12)
 
Pre-commencement communications pursuant to Rule 14d-2(b) under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.14d-2(b))
Pre-commencement communications pursuant to Rule 13e4(c) under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.13e-4(c))

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is an emerging growth company as defined in Rule 405 of the Securities Act of 1933 or Rule 12b-2 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934.
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.
Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:
Title of each class Trading Symbol(s) Name of each exchange on which registered
Class A Common Shares of Beneficial Interest, par value $.01 per share HT New York Stock Exchange
6.875% Series C Cumulative Redeemable Preferred Shares of Beneficial Interest, par value $.01 per share HT-PC New York Stock Exchange
6.50% Series D Cumulative Redeemable Preferred Shares of Beneficial Interest, par value $.01 per share HT-PD New York Stock Exchange
6.50% Series E Cumulative Redeemable Preferred Shares of Beneficial Interest, par value $.01 per share HT-PE New York Stock Exchange




Item 2.02 Results of Operations and Financial Condition

On August 5, 2020, Hersha Hospitality Trust issued a press release announcing results of operations for the three and six months ended June 30, 2020.  A copy of that press release is furnished as Exhibit 99.1.
The information furnished with this report shall not be deemed to be “filed” for purposes of Section 18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the “Exchange Act”), or otherwise subject to the liability of that section, and shall not be deemed incorporated by reference in any filing under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, or the Exchange Act, regardless of any general incorporation by reference language contained therein, except as shall be expressly set forth by specific reference in such filing.

Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits.
(d) Exhibits.
Exhibit No. Description
Press release issued August 5, 2020




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 thereunto duly authorized.

  HERSHA HOSPITALITY TRUST  
       
       
Date: August 5, 2020 By: /s/ Ashish R. Parikh  
  Name: Ashish R. Parikh  
  Title: Chief Financial Officer  


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