Physicians Realty Trust (NYSE: DOC) (the “Company,” the “Trust,” “we,” “our” and “us”), a self-managed healthcare real estate investment trust, today announced that the location of its 2020 Annual Meeting of Shareholders has been changed to a virtual meeting format due to the emerging public health impact of the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak and to support the health and well-being of its shareholders, employees and the greater community.
The Annual Meeting will be held on Wednesday, May 6, 2020 at 3:00 p.m., Central Daylight Time in a virtual format only and shareholders will not be able to attend the 2020 Annual Meeting in person. Shareholders attending the Annual Meeting remotely will have the same opportunities they have had at past annual meetings to participate, ask questions, and provide feedback to the Physicians Realty Trust management team and the Board of Trustees. A representative of our independent registered public accounting firm, Ernst & Young LLP, will also attend the virtual Annual Meeting and will be available to answer questions at that time.
To access the virtual meeting visit www.meetingcenter.io/233945046. To login to the virtual meeting, shareholders will have two options: Join as a “Guest” or Join as a “Shareholder”. If you join as a “Shareholder”, you will be required to have a control number and password. The password for the meeting is DOC2020.
If you were a shareholder as of the close of business on March 13, 2020 and have your control number, you may vote during the Annual Meeting by following the instructions available on the meeting website during the meeting. For registered shareholders, the control number can be found on your proxy card or notice, or email you previously received.
If you hold your shares through an intermediary, such as a bank or broker, you must register in advance to attend the Annual Meeting. To register you must submit proof of your proxy power (legal proxy) reflecting your Physicians Realty Trust holdings along with your name and email address to our transfer agent, Computershare Trust Company N.A. (“Computershare”). Requests for registration must be labeled as “Legal Proxy” and be received no later than 2:00 p.m., Eastern Time, on Friday, May 1, 2020. You will receive a confirmation email from Computershare of your registration.
Requests for registration should be directed to Computershare at the following address:
Forward the email from your broker, or attach an image of your legal proxy, to email@example.com.
If you do not have your control number, you may still attend as a guest but will not have the option to participate in or vote your shares at the virtual meeting.
Whether or not shareholders plan to attend the virtual-only Annual Meeting, we urge shareholders to vote and submit their proxies in advance of the meeting by one of the methods described in the proxy materials. Please note that the proxy card and voting instruction form included with previously-distributed proxy materials will not be updated to reflect the change from an in-person meeting to a virtual-only meeting and may be used to vote shares in connection with the Annual Meeting.
We expect to resume in-person annual meetings beginning with our 2021 annual meeting of shareholders.
About Physicians Realty Trust
Physicians Realty Trust is a self-managed healthcare real estate company organized to acquire, selectively develop, own and manage healthcare properties that are leased to physicians, hospitals and healthcare delivery systems. The Company invests in real estate that is integral to providing high quality healthcare. The Company conducts its business through an UPREIT structure in which its properties are owned by Physicians Realty L.P., a Delaware limited partnership (the “operating partnership”), directly or through limited partnerships, limited liability companies or other subsidiaries. The Company is the sole general partner of the operating partnership and, as of December 31, 2019, owned approximately 97.1% of OP units.
Investors are encouraged to visit the Investor Relations portion of the Company’s website (www.docreit.com) for additional information, including annual reports on Form 10-K, quarterly reports on Form 10-Q, current reports on Form 8-K, and amendments to those reports filed or furnished pursuant to Section 13(a) or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, press releases, supplemental information packages and investor presentations.