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Commitment to Disclosure

Physicians Realty Trust shares information regarding its corporate governance, SEC reports, press releases, and disclosures on our website, including voluntary disclosures such as investor presentations and quarterly supplemental information disclosures. Our website also provides information regarding our Board of Directors’ role in overseeing our business operations, including details of the Board’s Committee structure and all associated governance documents.

At DOC, we are committed to the fair, accurate, and transparent accounting of all financial matters. We expect all company employees and other representatives or subsidiaries affiliated with the company to follow the highest ethical standards in the performance of their duties and obligations. Physicians Realty Trust requires full compliance with all applicable laws and regulations, including but not limited to securities and commodities laws and regulations, accounting standards, accounting controls, and audit practices. Physicians Realty Trust also vehemently prohibits any violations of applicable laws related to money laundering or fraud.

In 2020, we disclosed Board of Trustees-level oversight of our ESG programming under the leadership of Mr. Albert C. Black, Jr., Chairman of the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee. We also added TCFD (Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures) and SASB (Sustainability Accounting Standards Board) disclosures to DOC’s public reporting. For more information, visit the Risk Management section of this report.

Mr. Albert C. Black, Jr.
Chairman of the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee Speaking at 2019 Annual DOC Management Summit

Trustee Engagement

Our DOC team continued to provide exceptional service to our health care partners during these turbulent times, often juggling work responsibilities with the added hurdles of working remotely and additional family obligations. Through it all, our Board of Trustees was heavily involved in supporting the team through their time, talents, and thought leadership. Highlights included:

March 6, 2020

Virtual Town Hall: COVID-19 Best Practices
with Board Member William Ebinger, M.D.

April 24, 2020

Video Interview: Emergency Response Retrospective & Meeting Dr. Fauci
with Board Chairman Governor Tommy Thompson

May 1, 2020

Video Interview: Resilience, Remote Working, and Health & Wellness
with Board Member Pamela Kessler

May 15, 2020

Video Interview: Overcoming Adversity in Business During a Global Pandemic
with Board Member Albert C. Black, Jr.

July 1, 2020

Virtual Town Hall: Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion
with Board Member Albert C. Black, Jr.

September 17, 2020

Virtual Management Summit: Health Care Professionals Discuss COVID-19
with Board Member William Ebinger, M.D.

Core Values

At DOC, we Invest in better® to help medical providers, developers, and shareholders realize better health care, better communities, and better returns. We are dedicated to making a difference in the lives of our team members, investors, health care partners, and those who visit our properties.

At DOC, our commitment to sound governance stems from our core values, summarized by C.A.R.E.


Physicians Realty Trust Board of Trustees

Back row left to right: William A. Ebinger, M.D., Mark A. Baumgartner, Albert C. Black, Jr., and Richard A. Weiss, Esq.
Front row left to right: Stanton D. Anderson, Esq., Honorable Tommy G. Thompson, John T. Thomas, and Pamela J. Kessler

Board Structure

All Trustees are independent other than our President and CEO

Separate Chairman and Chief Executive Officer

Open communication and effective working relationships among Trustees with regular access to management

Active year-round shareholder outreach and engagement

Trustees are elected annually

Majority voting in uncontested elections

Resignation policy for any Trustee who does not receive majority support

Robust Trustee and officer share ownership requirements

Anti-hedging policy and anti-pledging policy by Trustees

Regular executive sessions of independent Trustees

Risk oversight by full Board and Committees

Shareholder Rights

No poison pill

Shareholders have the right to call a special meeting

As a Maryland REIT, we have opted out of the Maryland Control Share Acquisition Act and the Maryland Business Combination Act

Majority vote requirement for mergers requiring a shareholder vote

Our shareholders have the power to amend our Bylaws