[IMGCAP(1)]SANTA ANA, CA-A slate of three Grubb & Ellis Co. directors that was favored by company defeated an opposition slate that was proposed by former chairman Tony Thompson in voting at last week’s annual shareholders’ meeting, according to official results released Wednesday by Grubb & Ellis. The vote tally was the culmination of a proxy fight that had generated numerous public filings, press releases and appeals to the company’s shareholders in recent weeks.

Three of the seats on the eight-member Grubb & Ellis board were up for election at the shareholders’ meeting, which was held at the Four Seasons Hotel in Washington, DC. Grubb & Ellis asked shareholders to re-elect directors Harold H. Greene, Devin I. Murphy and D. Fleet Wallace. Thompson’s choices, which he called the “reform slate,” includes Thompson, Harold A. Ellis Jr. and Stuart A. Tanz.

The final count showed that Greene, Murphy and Wallace received 28.4 million, 32.8 million and 28.4 million votes, respectively; Thompson garnered 19.8 million votes, while Ellis and Tanz each received 25.6 million votes. The results of the election were certified by IVS Associates Inc. as the independent inspector of election.

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