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): April 30, 2021
CareTrust REIT, Inc.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)  
(State or other jurisdiction
of incorporation)
File Number)
(IRS Employer
Identification No.)
905 Calle Amanecer, Suite 300, San Clemente, CA
(Address of principal executive offices)(Zip Code)
Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (949542-3130
Not Applicable
(Former name or former address, if changed since last report.)
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Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:
Title of each classTrading Symbol(s)Name of each exchange on which registered
Common Stock, par value $0.01 per shareCTREThe Nasdaq Stock Market LLC
(Nasdaq Global Select Market)
Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is an emerging growth company as defined in Rule 405 of the Securities Act of 1933 (§230.405 of this chapter) or Rule 12b-2 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (§240.12b-2 of this chapter).
Emerging growth company  
If an emerging growth company, indicate by check mark if the registrant has elected not to use the extended transition period for complying with any new or revised financial accounting standards provided pursuant to Section 13(a) of the Exchange Act.   

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

(a) The 2021 annual meeting of stockholders (the “Annual Meeting”) of CareTrust REIT, Inc. (the “Company”) was held on April 30, 2021.
(b) At the Annual Meeting, the Company’s stockholders (i) elected the five nominees identified in the table below to the Board of Directors to serve until the Company’s 2022 annual meeting of stockholders and until their respective successors are duly elected and qualified, (ii) approved, on an advisory basis, the compensation of the Company’s named executive officers, and (iii) ratified the appointment of Deloitte & Touche LLP as the Company’s independent registered public accounting firm for the year ending December 31, 2021.
Set forth below are the final voting tallies for the Annual Meeting:
Election of Directors
ForAgainstAbstainBroker Non-Votes
Allen C. Barbieri47,538,82528,360,57787,1468,849,306
Jon D. Kline71,970,2193,929,69486,6358,849,306
Diana M. Laing75,152,556747,17886,8148,849,306
Spencer G. Plumb71,794,8874,104,36987,2928,849,306
Gregory K. Stapley74,470,8991,428,58887,0618,849,306

Advisory Approval of Named Executive Officer Compensation
ForAgainstAbstainBroker Non-Votes
Auditor Ratification

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.
Date: May 3, 2021CARETRUST REIT, INC.
/s/ William M. Wagner
William M. Wagner
Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer