Form 8-K





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):

July 10, 2012



American Assets Trust, Inc.

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)









(State or other jurisdiction

of incorporation)



File No.)


(I.R.S. Employer

Identification No.)

11455 El Camino Real, Suite 200

San Diego, California 92130

(Address of principal executive offices)   ( Zip Code)

(858) 350-2600

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:


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

On July 10, 2012, American Assets Trust, Inc. (the “Company”) held its Annual Meeting of Stockholders, in which the stockholders voted on proposals as follows:

Proposal No. 1: The election of seven directors, each to serve until the next annual meeting of stockholders in 2013 and until his successor is duly elected and qualified.



   Votes For      Votes Withheld      Broker Non-Votes  

Ernest S. Rady

     36,636,422         498,473         —     

John W. Chamberlain

     36,959,695         175,200         —     

Larry E. Finger

     36,818,833         316,062         —     

Alan D. Gold

     36,959,695         175,200         —     

Duane A. Nelles

     36,814,383         320,512         —     

Thomas S. Olinger

     36,931,069         203,826         —     

Robert S. Sullivan

     36,814,383         320,512         —     

Proposal No. 2: The ratification of the appointment Ernst & Young LLP as our independent registered public accounting firm for the year ending December 31, 2012.


Votes For

   Votes Against    Abstentions    Broker Non-Votes  


   82,999    2,907      —     

Proposal No. 3: An advisory resolution to approve the Company’s executive compensation for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2011.


Votes For

   Votes Against    Abstentions    Broker Non-Votes


   171,559    334,598    372,439

Proposal No. 4: An advisory determination of the frequency of the future advisory votes on the Company’s executive compensation.


One Year

   Two Years    Three Years    Abstentions    Broker Non-Votes  


   7,703    1,724,298    2,909      —     

Based on these results, the Company’s Board of Directors has determined that the Company will hold an advisory vote on executive compensation every year.


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.


American Assets Trust, Inc.
By:   /s/ Adam Wyll

Adam Wyll

Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary

July 10, 2012