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)
May 12, 2015 (May 7, 2015)

Brookdale Senior Living Inc.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

(State or other jurisdiction
(Commission File Number)
(IRS Employer
of incorporation)
Identification No.)
111 Westwood Place, Suite 400, Brentwood, Tennessee
(Address of principal executive offices)
(Zip Code)

Registrant's telephone number, including area code
(615) 221-2250
(Former name or former address, if changed since last report.)
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Section 8 — Other Events

Item 8.01     Other Events.
On May 7, 2015, upon the recommendation of the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee (the "Committee") of the Board of Directors (the "Board") of Brookdale Senior Living Inc. (the "Company"), the Board unanimously adopted an amendment to the Company's Corporate Governance Guidelines to provide for a majority voting policy applicable to uncontested elections of directors.  The policy will become effective immediately following the conclusion of the Company's 2015 annual meeting of stockholders, which is scheduled to be held on June 30, 2015.
Under the policy, in order for any person to be nominated by the Board for election as a director, such nominee must submit an irrevocable resignation, which will be effective contingent upon such nominee's not receiving a majority of the votes cast in an uncontested election of directors and acceptance of the resignation by the Board.  If any such nominee fails to receive more votes cast "for" than "against" such nominee in an uncontested election of directors (with "abstentions" and "broker non-votes" not counted as a vote cast either "for" or "against" such director's election), the Committee will make a recommendation to the Board as to whether to accept or reject the resignation, or whether other action should be taken. The Board's decision and, if such resignation is rejected, the rationale behind the decision will be publicly disclosed within ninety days following certification of the election results. Any nominee who is an existing Board member and tenders his or her resignation pursuant to the policy will not participate in the Committee's or Board's deliberations regarding whether to accept the resignation.  An election will be considered a contested election under the policy if, as of the tenth day preceding the date the Company first mails its notice of the stockholders meeting to the Company's stockholders, the number of nominees exceeds the number of directors to be elected. If there is a contested election, the directors will be elected by a plurality of the votes cast as provided in the Company's Amended and Restated Certificate of Incorporation and Amended and Restated Bylaws, each as amended to date.  The Company's Corporate Governance Guidelines, as amended to reflect the adoption of the majority voting policy, will be posted on the Investor Relations section of the Company's website.


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.

May 12, 2015
/s/ Chad C. White
Chad C. White
Senior Vice President, Co-General Counsel and Secretary