SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d)
OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934
Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): November 13, 2018
Landmark Infrastructure Partners LP
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
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400 N. Continental Blvd., Suite 500
El Segundo, CA 90245
(Address of principal executive office) (Zip Code)
(Registrants telephone number, including area code)
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Item 5.02 Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers.
Effective November 13, 2018, Landmark Infrastructure Partners GP LLC, the general partner (General Partner) of Landmark Infrastructure Partners LP (the Partnership), appointed Keith Benson to the Board of the Directors of the General Partner (the Board) to fill a vacancy. On November 13, 2018, the Board appointed Mr. Benson as a member of the Audit Committee and he is expected to serve on the Boards Conflicts Committee.
The Board has determined that (i) Mr. Benson is independent for purposes of Section 10A-3 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, and the applicable rules and regulations of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission and (ii) Mr. Benson has no material relationship with the General Partner or the Partnership that would interfere with his independence from management of the General Partner and that he will otherwise be an independent director for purposes of NASDAQ Stock Market Rule 5605(a)(2).
There are no arrangements or understandings between Mr. Benson and any other person pursuant to which Mr. Benson was appointed to the Board. Mr. Benson has no direct or indirect material interest in any transaction or series of similar transactions contemplated by Item 404(a) of Regulation S-K.
Mr. Benson will be compensated in accordance with the Landmark Infrastructure Partners GP LLC Non-Employee Director Compensation Plan, which includes an annual cash retainer of $40,000, payable in quarterly amounts and $40,000 in annual equity-based compensation. Mr. Benson will also be indemnified for his actions associated with being a director to the fullest extent permitted under Delaware law and will be reimbursed for all expenses incurred in attending to his duties as director.
Item 7.01 Regulation FD Disclosure
On November 14, 2018, the Partnership issued a press release announcing the appointment of Mr. Benson to the Board. A copy of the press release is attached hereto as Exhibit 99.1.
The information furnished pursuant to this Item 7.01, including Exhibit 99.1 hereto, shall not be deemed filed for the purposes of Section 18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, or otherwise subject to the liabilities of that Section. The information in Item 7.01 of this Current Report shall not be incorporated by reference into any registration statement or other document pursuant to the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, except as otherwise expressly stated in such filing.
Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits
|99.1||Press Release, dated November 14, 2018.|
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.
|Landmark Infrastructure Partners LP|
Landmark Infrastructure Partners GP LLC,
its general partner
|Dated: November 15, 2018||By:||/s/ George P. Doyle|
|Name:||George P. Doyle|
|Title:||Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer|
Landmark Infrastructure Partners LP Announces New Director
El Segundo, California, November 14, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) Landmark Infrastructure Partners LP (the Partnership) (NASDAQ: LMRK) announced today the appointment of Keith Benson to the Board of Directors of Landmark Infrastructure Partners GP LLC, the Partnerships general partner (Landmark GP). Mr. Benson will serve as a member of the Board and a member of the Audit Committee of Landmark GP. His appointment brings the total number of Board members to eight, with Mr. Benson being the third independent director. With Mr. Bensons appointment to the Board and the Audit Committee, the Partnership has regained compliance with NASDAQ Listing Rule 5605(c)(2), which requires that NASDAQ-listed companies have an audit committee made up of at least three independent directors.
We are committed to our Board having highly qualified members with diverse insights and skills, said Tim Brazy, Chief Executive Officer of the Partnerships general partner. We are extremely pleased to bring in a director with Keiths extensive legal background, and his MLP and REIT experience will provide valuable guidance as we continue to grow the Partnership.
Mr. Benson has served as Co-General Counsel of USD Group since March 2015. He also served as a partner at Latham & Watkins LLP in their Houston and San Francisco offices from 2008 to 2015. Mr. Benson has over 20 years of legal experience, focused on public company representation, corporate governance, capital markets and mergers & acquisitions, with an emphasis on energy companies, master limited partnerships and real estate investment trusts.
About Landmark Infrastructure Partners LP
The Partnership owns and manages a portfolio of real property interests and infrastructure assets that the Partnership leases to companies in the wireless communication, outdoor advertising and renewable power generation industries.
|Vice President, Investor Relations|