Washington, D.C. 20549
AMERICAN REALTY INVESTORS, INC.
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Section 5 – Corporate Governance and Management
Item 5.02. Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers
On June 2, 2016, the Board of Directors of American Realty Investors, Inc. (the "Company" or the "Issuer" or the "Registrant") elected Raymond Roberts, Sr., age 84, as a director, to fill a vacancy on the Board of Directors created by the resignation of Sharon Hunt. Mr. Roberts is currently retired. For more than five years prior to December 31, 2014, he was Director of Aviation of Steller Aviation, Inc., a privately held Nevada corporation, engaged in the business of aircraft (Boeing 737) and logistical management. Also on June 2, 2016, Mr. Roberts was elected as a member of the Audit Committee, the Nominating and Governance Committee and the Compensation Committee of the Board of Directors of the Company. Mr. Roberts' election followed a review by the Board of his status that he is not an employee of the Company and has no other direct relationship through family or otherwise, is not affiliated with or employed by a present or former internal or external auditor of the Company or any other person or entity which receives payments from the Company, and has no other connection with the Company and was, therefore, determined to be independent.
With the election of Mr. Roberts to the Board of Directors of the Company as a third member of the Audit Committee and the Board of Directors, the Company has a majority of independent directors and at least three individuals who are independent directors who constitute the Audit Committee, the Nominating and Governance Committee and the Compensation Committee of the Board of Directors.
Mr. Roberts has been a director of New Concept Energy, Inc. ("NCE") since his election, effective June 17, 2015. He is also a member of the Nominating and Governance Committee of the Board of Directors of NCE, which has its Common Stock listed and traded on the NYSE MKT.
Also on June 2, 2016, Mr. Roberts was elected as a member of the Board of Directors of Income Opportunity Realty Investors, Inc., a Nevada corporation ("IOT"), which has its Common Stock listed and traded on the NYSE MKT, and Transcontinental Realty Investors, Inc., a Nevada corporation ("TCI"), which has its Common Stock listed and traded on the New York Stock Exchange ("NYSE").
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the Registrant has duly caused this Current Report on Form 8-K to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned, hereunto duly authorized.