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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) May 17, 2022
 
AMERICOLD REALTY TRUST
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
 
 
Maryland
001-34723
93-0295215
(State or other jurisdiction
of incorporation)
(Commission File Number)
(IRS Employer
Identification No.)
 
10 Glenlake Parkway, South Tower, Suite 600

Atlanta, Georgia 30328
(Address of principal executive offices)
(Zip Code)
(678) 441-1400
(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)
Not Applicable
(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):
 
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 13e-4(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 (§230.405 of this chapter) or Rule 12b-2 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (§240.12b-2 of this chapter).

Americold Realty Trust: 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.  
Americold Realty Trust:  ☐




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 Shares of Beneficial Interest, $0.01 par value per share COLD New York Stock Exchange





Item 5.07 Submission of Matters to a Vote of Security Holders.
At the Company’s Annual Meeting of Shareholders for fiscal year 2022, held on Wednesday, May 17, 2022, the following matters were submitted to a vote of the shareholders:

Proposal One: Election of Trustees
Trustee Nominees For Against Abstain Broker Non-Votes
George J. Alburger, Jr. 236,484,538 10,862,994 535,290 4,451,460
Kelly H. Barrett 222,300,538 25,053,997 527,954 4,451,460
Robert L. Bass 240,289,180 7,063,560 530,082 4,451,460
George F. Chappelle Jr. 241,157,455 6,177,929 547,438 4,451,460
Antonio F. Fernandez 243,779,211 3,572,572 531,039 4,451,460
Pamela K. Kohn 245,838,179 1,516,712 527,931 4,451,460
David J. Neithercut 240,774,251 6,574,218 534,353 4,451,460
Mark R. Patterson 190,983,980 55,928,302 970,540 4,451,460
Andrew P. Power 240,071,197 7,272,437 539,186 4,451,460

Proposal Two: Advisory Vote on Compensation of Named Executive Officers
For Against Abstain Broker Non-Votes
212,601,704 35,094,442 186,676 4,451,460

Proposal Three: Frequency of Say-on-Pay Votes
One Year Two Years Three Years Abstain
245,565,309 20,577 2,239,690 57,246

Proposal Four: Converting the Company from a Maryland Trust to a Maryland Corporation
For Against Abstain Broker Non-Votes
247,816,077 40,671 26,074 4,451,460

Proposal Five: Ratification of Independent Registered Public Accounting Firm
For Against Abstain
240,349,401 11,965,909 18,972




SIGNATURES
    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.
Date: May 17, 2022
AMERICOLD REALTY TRUST
By: /s/ Marc J. Smernoff
Name: Marc J. Smernoff
Title: Chief Financial Officer and Executive Vice President


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