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):
December 3, 2018
American Assets Trust, Inc.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
(State or other jurisdiction
of incorporation)
File No.)
(I.R.S. Employer
Identification No.)
11455 El Camino Real, Suite 200
San Diego, California 92130
(Address of principal executive offices)
 (Zip Code)
(858) 350-2600  
Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: 
Not Applicable  
(Former name or former address, if changed since last report.)

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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.

Amendment to Annual Incentive Bonus Plan and Plan Guidelines for 2018 and 2019

On December 3, 2018, the Compensation Committee of American Assets Trust, Inc. (the “Company”) approved an amendment to our incentive bonus plan.  Our incentive bonus plan focuses annual cash bonus opportunities and payouts based, in part, on the achievement of specific, pre-established corporate performance objectives, and based, in part, on individual performance, for each executive officer that participates in the plan (each a “Participant”). Consistent with the plan guidelines previously adopted by the Compensation Committee for 2018, 50% of a Participant’s annual bonus will be tied, in part, to corporate performance, with “threshold,” “target” and “maximum” performance levels corresponding to the payout levels for the corporate component of each Participant’s target annual bonus payout (with below threshold performance representing a 0% payout level, target performance representing a 100% payout level and maximum or greater performance representing a 200% payout level, for each financial measure). The corporate financial measure to be utilized for the 2018 plan guidelines under the incentive bonus plan continues to be funds from operations per share (or FFO per share).  The other 50% of a Participant’s annual bonus will continue to be determined in the discretion of the Compensation Committee based on the Participant’s individual performance and such other factors as the Compensation Committee deems appropriate.  A Participant’s maximum overall bonus under the plan may not exceed 250% of his or her target bonus, unless otherwise determined by the Compensation Committee. The other provisions of our incentive bonus plan remained unchanged. The Company has adopted similar plan guidelines under the incentive bonus plan for 2019, which will reward achievement at specified levels of corporate financial performance (FFO per share) and individual performance, consistent with those disclosed above.


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.
American Assets Trust, Inc.
/s/ Adam Wyll
Adam Wyll
Senior Vice President, General Counsel & Secretary
December 6, 2018