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Form 8-K for EQUITY RESIDENTIAL


13-Jun-2013

Submission of Matters to a Vote of Security Holders


ITEM 5.07 Submission of Matters to a Vote of Security Holders.

On June 13, 2013, Equity Residential (the "Company") held its 2013 Annual Meeting of Shareholders (the "Annual Meeting"). At the Annual Meeting, the Company's shareholders:

Elected all eleven nominees for Trustees to a one-year term;

Ratified the appointment of Ernst & Young LLP as the independent auditor for 2013;

On an advisory basis, approved the executive compensation set forth in the Company's Proxy Statement for the Annual Meeting (the "Proxy Statement"); and

Did not approve the shareholder proposal relating to sustainability reporting.

The following are the final voting results for each of the four proposals presented at the Annual Meeting:

Proposal 1 - Election of Trustees:

Nominee                   For         Withheld
John W. Alexander     313,605,327    6,495,398
Charles L. Atwood     317,277,699    2,823,026
Linda Walker Bynoe    309,374,377   10,726,348
Mary Kay Haben        317,339,387    2,761,338
Bradley A. Keywell    315,038,063    5,062,662
John E. Neal          317,507,179    2,593,546
David J. Neithercut   317,830,708    2,270,017
Mark S. Shapiro       315,958,152    4,142,573
Gerald A. Spector     316,727,712    3,373,013
B. Joseph White       313,605,366    6,495,359
Samuel Zell           297,529,606   22,571,119

There were 9,706,540 broker non-votes with respect to Proposal 1.

Proposal 2 - Ratification of the selection of Ernst & Young LLP:

For       328,402,900
Against     1,252,169
Abstain       152,196

Proposal 3 - Approval, on an advisory basis, of the executive compensation in the Proxy Statement:

For                294,948,934
Against             24,457,452
Abstain                694,339
Broker Non-Votes     9,706,540

Proposal 4 - Shareholder proposal relating to sustainability reporting:

For                129,936,590
Against            179,613,593
Abstain             10,550,542
Broker Non-Votes     9,706,540


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