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): September 22, 2016




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50 Rockefeller Plaza, New York, NY






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Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (212) 492-1100



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Item 5.02   Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers.


On September 22, 2016, W. P. Carey Inc. (the “Company”) announced that the Board of Directors appointed Ms. ToniAnn Sanzone as interim Chief Financial Officer of the Company, effective October 14, 2016, to succeed Mr. Hisham Kader, who is resigning from his position as Chief Financial Officer of the Company effective as of that date.


Ms. Sanzone, age 39, joined the Company in April 2013 as Controller and is currently the Chief Accounting Officer. Prior to joining the Company, Ms. Sanzone worked from 2006 to 2013 at iStar Inc., a publicly-traded, fully integrated finance and investment company, where she served in various capacities, including most recently as Corporate Controller. From 2004 to 2006, Ms. Sanzone served in various accounting and financial reporting roles at Bed Bath and Beyond, Inc., a publicly traded company. Ms. Sanzone also held various positions in the assurance and advisory services practice of Deloitte LLP from 1998 to 2004. Ms. Sanzone is a Certified Public Accountant licensed in the states of New York and New Jersey. She graduated magna cum laude with a B.S. in Accounting from Long Island University, C.W. Post (now LIU Post).


On September 22, 2016, the Company issued a press release announcing the appointment of Ms. Sanzone as interim Chief Financial Officer and the resignation of Mr. Kader as Chief Financial Officer. A copy of that press release is attached hereto as Exhibit 99.1 and incorporated herein by reference.


Item 9.01  Financial Statements and Exhibits.


(d)                                 Exhibits.


The following are filed as exhibits to this report:


99.1 Press release issued by W. P. Carey Inc. on September 22, 2016





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, thereunto duly authorized.



W. P. Carey Inc.
















 Date: September 22, 2016


/s/ Susan C. Hyde




Susan C. Hyde




Managing Director and Corporate Secretary