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 14, 2022

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
Maryland 1-1402323-2947217
(State or other jurisdiction (Commission File(IRS Employer
of incorporation) Number)Identification No.)

6711 Columbia Gateway Drive, Suite 300, Columbia, MD
(Address of principal executive offices)(Zip Code)
Registrant’s telephone number, including area code:  (443) 285-5400


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 Shares of beneficial interest, $0.01 par valueOFCNew York Stock Exchange

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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 14, 2022, the Board of Trustees (the “Board”) of Corporate Office Properties Trust (the “Company”) elected Essye B. Miller, age 59, to the Board effective October 1, 2022. Ms. Miller’s term on the Board will expire at the Company’s 2023 annual shareholder meeting, at which time she is expected to stand for re-election. Effective upon joining the Board, Ms. Miller will become eligible to receive the standard compensation provided by the Company to its other non-employee Trustees, as most recently disclosed in the Company’s proxy statement for its 2022 annual meeting of shareholders.

Ms. Miller served as the Principal Deputy Chief Information Officer for the Department of Defense (“DoD”) from 2018 until her retirement in 2020. She previously served as the DoD’s Deputy Chief Information Officer for Cybersecurity and the Department’s Senior Information Security Officer from 2016 until 2018, during which time she served as Acting Defense Chief Information Officer from December 2017 until May 2018. Since retiring from the DoD in 2020, Ms. Miller has served on the advisory boards of several public and private companies.

Item 9.01.             Financial Statements and Exhibits

(d)     Exhibits.

Exhibit Number Exhibit Title
104Cover Page Interactive Data File (embedded within the Inline XBRL document).

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.
/s/ Anthony Mifsud
 Anthony Mifsud
 Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
Date:September 19, 2022