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UDR, INC. FILES (8-K) Disclosing Change in Directors or Principal Officers, Financial Statements and Exhibits

May 28, 2014



Item 5.02 Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements with Certain Officers.

The Board of Directors (the "Board") of UDR, Inc. (the "Company") previously approved, subject to stockholder approval, the amendment and restatement of the 1999 Long-Term Incentive Plan, as amended and restated (the "Plan"). At the Annual Meeting of Stockholders held on May 22, 2014 (the "Annual Meeting"), the stockholders approved the action of the Board amending and restating the Plan to: increase the number of shares reserved for issuance under the Plan by 3,000,000 shares from 16,000,000 shares to 19,000,000 shares, subject to adjustment in the event of a corporate transaction (including, without limitation, any stock dividend, stock split, extraordinary cash dividend, recapitalization, reorganization, merger, consolidation, split-up, spin-off, combination or exchange of shares);



provide for cash-based awards; and

change the annual per person limit on awards other than stock options, stock appreciation rights and cash-based awards that are intended to constitute "performance-based compensation" under the Plan to 1,000,000 shares. The amendment and restatement of the Plan approved by the Company's stockholders also expanded the performance goals that may be used for "performance-based" awards. The stockholders also approved the material terms of the Plan to permit the Company to continue to have the ability to grant "performance-based" awards (in addition to stock options and stock appreciation rights) that are intended to be exempt from the $1 million deductibility limit under Section 162(m) of the Internal Revenue Code. The foregoing brief description is qualified in its entirety by the text of the Plan, as amended and restated, a copy of which is filed as Exhibit 10.1 hereto and incorporated herein by reference. Item 5.07. Submission of Matters to a Vote of Security Holders. The Company held the Annual Meeting on May 22, 2014. At the Annual Meeting, the Company's stockholders voted on the election of nine nominated directors to serve for the ensuing year, a proposal to ratify the appointment of Ernst & Young LLP to serve as the Company's independent registered public accounting firm for the year ending December 31, 2014, a resolution to approve, on an advisory basis, the compensation of the Company's named executive officers, and a proposal to approve the amendment and restatement of the Plan. As of March 24, 2014, the record date for the Annual Meeting, there were 251,439,127 shares of common stock, 2,803,812 shares of our Series E preferred stock and 2,464,183 shares of Series F preferred stock issued and outstanding and entitled to vote on the proposals presented at the Annual Meeting. At the Annual Meeting, all of the nine directors were elected and all of the matters submitted for approval were approved. Set forth below are the final voting results for each of the proposals submitted to a vote of the Company's stockholders at the Annual Meeting. 1. At the Annual Meeting, the Company's stockholders elected, by the vote indicated below, the following nine persons as directors of the Company, each to serve as such until the Company's annual meeting of stockholders to be held in 2015, or until his or her respective successor is duly elected and qualified:



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Broker Name Votes For Votes Withheld Abstentions Non-Votes Katherine A. Cattanach 212,335,112 4,197,546 -0- 14,342,164 Eric J. Foss 209,678,709 6,853,949 -0- 14,342,164 Robert P. Freeman 214,223,118 2,309,540 -0- 14,342,164 Jon A. Grove 211,856,730 4,675,928 -0- 14,342,164 James D. Klingbeil 214,725,561 1,807,097 -0- 14,342,164 Robert A. McNamara 215,822,478 710,180 -0- 14,342,164 Mark R. Patterson 213,631,040 2,901,618 -0- 14,342,164 Lynne B. Sagalyn 211,666,697 4,865,961 -0- 14,342,164 Thomas W. Toomey 215,442,004 1,090,654 -0- 14,342,164



2. At the Annual Meeting, the stockholders approved the proposal to ratify the appointment of Ernst & Young LLP to serve as the Company's independent registered public accounting firm for the year ending December 31, 2014, by the vote indicated below:

Votes For Votes Against Abstentions Broker Non-Votes 217,292,695 13,421,358 160,769 n/a



3. At the Annual Meeting, the stockholders approved, on an advisory basis, the compensation of the Company's named executive officers, as disclosed in the Company's Proxy Statement for the Meeting pursuant to the compensation disclosure rules of the Securities and Exchange Commission, by the vote indicated below:

Votes For Votes Against Abstentions Broker Non-Votes 207,259,134 8,881,648 391,876 14,342,164



4. At the Annual Meeting, the stockholders approved the action of the Board amending and restating the Plan, and the stockholders approved the material terms of the Plan so that the Company will continue to have the ability to grant "performance-based" awards (in addition to stock options and stock appreciation rights) that are intended to be exempt from the $1 million deductibility limit under Section 162(m) of the Internal Revenue Code, by the vote indicated below:

Votes For Votes Against Abstentions Broker Non-Votes 206,146,011 9,936,537 450,110 14,342,164 Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits. (d) Exhibits



Exhibit No. Description

UDR, Inc. 1999 Long-Term Incentive Plan (as amended and restated 10.1* February 6, 2014).



* Management Contract or Compensatory Plan or Arrangement

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