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A LETTER TO CAMDEN'S SHAREHOLDERS
from Our Board of Trust Managers

March 24, 2022

Dear Fellow Shareholders:

As Camden’s Board, we are committed to representing and protecting your interests by providing strategic oversight of the Company’s Executive Management team, with a focus on long-term value creation. We believe the Company’s strong balance sheet, sound strategic business plan, solid operating performance, and the Company's culture and employees are all key factors in the Company’s continued success.

Our Board is comprised of a highly-qualified and experienced group of leaders, with the founders of the Company, Ric Campo and Keith Oden, complementing our independent Trust Managers. Good corporate governance, fostered by a high performing board culture, is vital to the Company and its shareholders, and we are committed to our Board being a strategic asset of the Company by ensuring each of our Board members brings a strong balance of varying perspectives, capabilities, skill sets, diversity, and experience to his or her role. Our corporate governance policies provide that generally an independent Trust Manager will not be nominated for re-election as a Trust Manager following the Trust Manager's 75th birthday. As a result of this policy, William F. Paulsen will retire from the Board effective as of the time of the 2022 annual meeting of shareholders and, in anticipation of this retirement, Javier E. Benito was appointed to the Board effective February 1, 2022. We encourage you to review the qualifications and backgrounds of our current nominees for election to the Board beginning on page 9 of this proxy statement.

Our Board believes that consistently strong operating results and a management team whose interests are aligned with those of our shareholders equate to long-term shareholder value creation.  Accordingly, we link, through our annual bonus program and the grant of performance and long-term equity-based incentive awards, a substantial portion of the compensation opportunities for our executive officers to performance and long-term shareholder value. 

We are committed to creating long-term value for Camden’s stakeholders, and integrating sustainable practices into our business. We continue to identify and implement innovative sustainable practices that support our communities, customers, residents and team members, while reducing our reliance on natural resources and reinforcing our commitment to being a responsible corporate citizen.

We appreciate and value your interest, investment and support. To the extent you have any thoughts, concerns or recommendations, they should be addressed to:

Lead Independent Trust Manager
Camden Property Trust
11 Greenway Plaza, Suite 2400
Houston, TX 77046

Thank you for your confidence in us and your continued support of the Company.

Sincerely,
Camden’s Board of Trust Managers
Richard J. CampoScott S. IngrahamFrances Aldrich Sevilla-Sacasa
Javier E. BenitoRenu KhatorSteven A. Webster
Heather J. BrunnerD. Keith OdenKelvin R. Westbrook
Mark D. GibsonWilliam F. Paulsen
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Q&A WITH OUR LEAD INDEPENDENT TRUST MANAGER

What do you see as the Board's role?

The primary role of the Board is to provide strategic oversight of the Company’s Executive Management team and its strategic business plan, while always representing the best interests of the Company’s shareholders. The Board reviews the Company’s strategic plans, assesses and monitors risks that might impact the Company, and oversees the establishment and maintenance of appropriate financial and internal controls. While seeking to preserve the positive culture of outstanding corporate governance, we are focused on maintaining strong performance-related metrics, always mindful of the long-term goals and objectives of the Company and its shareholders.

What is the role as the Lead Independent Trust Manager?

A comprehensive list of the duties and responsibilities for this role is provided in the Company’s Guidelines on Governance, as well as on page 19 of this proxy statement. The Lead Independent Trust Manager serves as the principal liaison between the Company’s Chairman of the Board/CEO and our independent Trust Managers, and presides at any meetings at which the Chairman is not present (including regular Executive Sessions of independent Trust Managers). In an effort to maintain a thoroughly engaged, high-performance Board, the Lead Independent Trust Manager takes a leadership role in identifying issues for the Board to consider and, working with the Chairman of the Board/CEO, establishes the agenda for each meeting; assuring that the Trust Managers have sufficient information, resources, background, and time to adequately discuss and review the various issues included in the agenda, or otherwise brought before the Board. I believe that it is important the Lead Independent Trust Manager help maintain the appropriate balance between the Board’s involvement in longer-term strategy and the Company’s operations, which are charged to our Executive Management team. The Lead Independent Trust Manager takes the primary role in providing feedback to the Company’s Chairman of the Board/CEO with respect to any issues or discussions which may occur in Executive Session without the presence of the Executive Management Team. In addition, as part of the Board's continuous improvement and evaluation process, the Lead Independent Trust Manager meets with each Independent Trust Manager to solicit input regarding any actions the Board and Trust Managers can take to elevate our performance. Camden is committed to effective shareholder communication and the Lead Independent Trust Manager serves as the primary contact for any shareholders wishing to communicate directly with the Board.

The Company’s Chief Executive Officer also serves as its Chairman of the Board. Do you believe that is an appropriate and effective structure for the Company?

We believe at the present time, combining the roles of Chairman and CEO, together with a strong Lead Independent Trust Manager, provides the appropriate leadership and oversight of the Company and facilitates the effective functioning of both the Board and the Executive Management team. The Board believes its responsibility to shareholders requires that the Board retain the flexibility to determine the best leadership structure for the Company under any set of circumstances and personnel. By making decisions based on context, the Board is better able to make determinations in the best interests of shareholders, including those related to the Company’s Board leadership structure.
Any Closing Thoughts?
On behalf of the entire Board, I want to express our dedication to maintaining an open dialog with shareholders, soliciting and considering your input and comments, with a further commitment to review our performance in an ongoing effort to identify and implement policies and practices which enable us to fulfill our oversight and other fiduciary responsibilities and enhance our corporate governance program as appropriate. We very much value your support and sincerely appreciate and thank you for the trust and confidence you have placed in us.

Sincerely,
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Kelvin R. Westbrook
Lead Independent Trust Manager
Camden Property Trust
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TABLE OF CONTENTS
Notice of Annual Meeting of Shareholders
1
Compensation Discussion and Analysis Overview
PROXY SUMMARYPay for Performance
Meeting Agenda and Voting RecommendationsKey Executive Compensation Performance
Metrics of Achievement
Trust Manager Nominee HighlightsCompany's Compensation Philosophy
Human Capital MattersDetermination of Compensation
Sustainability CommitmentElements of Total Annual Direct Compensation
Governance Highlights2021 Compensation Decisions
2021 Business HighlightsPolicy Regarding Clawback of Compensation
Key Points on Our Executive Compensation ProgramDeferred Compensation Plans and
Termination Payments
Key Compensation Practices
PROPOSAL 1 - ELECTION OF TRUST MANAGERSEmployment Agreements
Compensation Policies and Practices Relating
to Risk Management
GOVERNANCE OF THE COMPANY
Board IndependenceCompensation Tables
Board Oversight of RiskSummary Compensation Table
Board Oversight of Human Capital ManagementGrant of Plan Based Awards
Board Oversight of SustainabilityEmployment Agreements
Board Leadership StructureOutstanding Equity Awards at Fiscal Year-End
Executive SessionsStock Vested - Fiscal 2021
Board Meetings and Board CommitteesNon-Qualified Deferred Compensation
Additional Governance MattersPotential Payments Upon Termination
or Change in Control
Guidelines on Governance and Codes of Ethics
Communication with the BoardCEO Compensation Pay Ratio
Share Ownership GuidelinesEquity Compensation Plans
Short Selling and Hedging ProhibitionPROPOSAL 3 - RATIFICATION OF INDEPENDENT REGISTERED PUBLIC ACCOUNTING FIRM
BOARD COMPENSATION
EXECUTIVE OFFICERS
SECURITY OWNERSHIP OF CERTAIN BENEFICIAL OWNERS AND MANAGEMENTAUDIT COMMITTEE INFORMATION
Report of the Audit Committee
PROPOSAL 2 - ADVISORY VOTE ON EXECUTIVE COMPENSATIONIndependent Registered Accounting Firm Fees
Pre-Approval Policies and Procedures
EXECUTIVE COMPENSATIONINFORMATION ABOUT VOTING AND
THE ANNUAL MEETING
Compensation Committee Report
Compensation Committee Interlocks and Insider ParticipationSHAREHOLDER PROPOSALS AND TRUST MANAGER NOMINATIONS
The Board of Trust Managers of Camden Property Trust (the “Company” or “Camden”) is soliciting proxies to be used at our annual meeting. The proxy materials are first being sent on or about March 24, 2022 to all shareholders of record as of March 16, 2022, which is the record date for the annual meeting. The complete mailing address of the Company's executive offices is 11 Greenway Plaza, Suite 2400, Houston, Texas 77046.

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NOTICE OF ANNUAL MEETING OF SHAREHOLDERS
ANNUAL MEETING PROPOSALS
Board Recommends
PROPOSAL 1
Elect 10 Trust Managers to hold office for a one-year term
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FOR
See Page 9
PROPOSAL 2
Hold an advisory vote on executive compensation
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FOR
See Page 30
PROPOSAL 3
Ratify Deloitte & Touche as our independent registered public accounting firm for 2022
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FOR
See Page 55
Other matters will be transacted as may properly come before the 2022 annual meeting of stockholders.
Proxy Voting
Your vote is very important to us. Whether or not you plan to attend the Annual Meeting, we urge you to submit your proxy or voting instructions as soon as possible to ensure your shares are represented at the Annual Meeting. If you vote at the Annual Meeting, your proxy or voting instructions will not be used.
Beneficial Owners
If you own common shares held in the name of a broker, bank, or other agent at the close of business on March 16, 2022, please follow the instructions they provide on how to vote your shares. Alternatively, you may vote by telephone or over the Internet if permitted by your bank, broker, or other agent.
Please contact Investor Relations at (800) 922-6336 or (713) 354-2787 with any questions or if you have any technical difficulties or trouble accessing the virtual meeting, or if you are unable to locate your control number.
By Order of the Board of Trust Managers,
/s/ Josh Lebar
Josh Lebar
Senior Vice President-General Counsel and Secretary
March 24, 2022
Important Notice Regarding Availability of Proxy Materials
The proxy statement and annual report to shareholders are available at www.proxyvote.com and in the Investors' section of our website at www.camdenliving.com under “SEC Filings”.
    
LOGISTICS
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Date and Time
Thursday, May 12, 2022 at 9:00 a.m. Central Time
Record Date
Wednesday, March 16, 2022
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Place
Our Annual Meeting will be a
virtual meeting of shareholders. To
participate, vote or submit questions
during the Annual Meeting via live
webcast, please visit:
virtualshareholdermeeting.com/
CPT2022 and enter the control number found on your proxy card, voting instruction form or notice you may have previously received
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Mailing Date
The proxy materials are first being sent on or about March 24, 2022
HOW TO VOTE
Shareholders of Record
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By Internet
www.proxyvote.com

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By Telephone
1-800-690-6903 (Toll free)
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By Mail
Complete your proxy card and cast your vote by pre-paid postage
Virtual Annual Meeting Information
After the adjournment of the Annual Meeting, shareholders can submit questions in the “Ask A Question” box on the virtual meeting page, which can be accessed at www.virtualshareholdermeeting.com/CPT2021. During the question and answer period, we will answer as many shareholder-submitted questions as time permits, and any questions that we are unable to address during this period will be published and answered on the investor page of our website following the meeting with the exception of any questions that are irrelevant to the purpose of the Annual Meeting or our business or that contain inappropriate or derogatory references which are not in good taste. If we receive substantially similar questions, we will group such questions together and provide a single response to avoid repetition.

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PROXY SUMMARY
This summary highlights selected information contained elsewhere in this proxy statement. This summary does not contain all of the information that you should consider in deciding how to vote. You should read the entire proxy statement carefully before voting.
MEETING AGENDA AND VOTING RECOMMENDATIONS
Item 1Election of Trust Managers
ü The Board of Trust Managers recommends you vote FOR the election of these nominees. See page 9 for further information.

Shareholders are being asked to elect 10 Trust Managers. The Company’s Trust Managers are elected for a term of one year by a majority of the votes cast.
Item 2Advisory Vote to Approve Executive Compensation
ü The Board of Trust Managers recommends that you vote FOR this proposal. See page 30 for further information.
We are asking shareholders to vote, in an advisory manner, to approve the executive compensation of our Named Executive Officers as described in the sections titled “Compensation Discussion and Analysis” beginning on page 32, the 2021 Summary Compensation Table on page 46, the accompanying compensation tables and the related narrative disclosures.
Item 3Ratification of Independent Registered Public Accounting Firm
ü The Audit Committee of the Board of Trust Managers recommends that you vote FOR this proposal. See page 55 for further information.
We are asking shareholders to ratify the Audit Committee’s appointment of Deloitte & Touche LLP (“Deloitte”) as the independent registered public accounting firm for 2022. Information on fees paid to Deloitte in 2020 and 2021 can be found on page 56.
Trust Manager Nominees: Committee Memberships
NameAgeTrust Manager
Since
Primary OccupationIndependentACN&GE
Richard J. Campo671993
Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer (“CEO”) of the Company
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Javier E. Benito592022
General Manager KFC Latin America and the Caribbean of Yum! Brands, Inc.
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Heather J. Brunner532017Chairwoman of the Board and CEO of WP Engineü
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Mark D. Gibson632020CEO, Capital Markets, Americas of Jones Lang LaSalleüü
Scott S. Ingraham681998Private Investor and Strategic Advisorüüüü
Renu Khator662017Chancellor of University of Houston System and President of University of Houstonü
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D. Keith Oden651993Executive Vice Chairman of the Board and President
Frances Aldrich Sevilla-Sacasa662011Private Investorü
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Steven A. Webster701993Managing Partner, AEC Partnersüüü
Kelvin R. Westbrook662008President and CEO of KRW Advisors, LLCüü
A: Audit Committee C: Compensation Committee N&G: Nominating & Corporate Governance Committee E: Executive Committee
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TRUST MANAGER NOMINEE HIGHLIGHTS

Our Trust Manager nominees bring a balance of experience and perspective. We believe our Trust Manager nominee demographic is positive and enhances our goal to develop a culture of strong corporate governance.
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INDEPENDENCE
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HUMAN CAPITAL MATTERS

       We strive to differentiate ourselves by our culture and talent. How we manage our human capital is critical to how we deliver on our strategy and create sustained growth and value for our shareholders. Our purpose is to improve the lives of our team members, customers, and shareholders, one experience at a time. We recognize a great culture is foundational to the success of this vision.

Key Human Capital Components
A Great Workplace
 
       Camden is committed to creating a great working environment that fosters the well-being, health, and happiness of all associates. Our team members are given meaningful opportunities to provide feedback and effect change. 96% of our employees say Camden is a Great Place to Work.

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

         We believe a great workplace fosters an environment where all employees can thrive and grow, and where differences are both encouraged and celebrated. Camden is taking a more intentional approach and has established a Diversity, Equity & Inclusion “DEI” Committee which is chaired by our Chairman of the Board and CEO. Each of our team members brings unique skills, experiences, and perspectives to Camden, and we continue to promote and encourage diversity, equity, and inclusion throughout our organization. Our commitment is to promote a diverse organization reflective of our residents and communities. We embrace all team members as full and valued members of the organization. Together we innovate, collaborate, and deliver consistently strong business results. Our continued commitment to furthering DEI initiatives has resulted in our workforce reflecting a broad base of talent, with true diversity amongst our team members in aspects of gender, generation, and ethnicity.

Compensation & Benefits

      Camden has formal programs and benefits designed to retain team members and provide support as they navigate their personal and professional lives. To ensure we maintain our commitment to team members and compensation objectives, we participate in regular compensation and benefits surveys to see how we compare to other companies in our industry. Camden devotes a significant portion of its compensation resources to providing high-quality health benefits.
2021 NOTABLE RECOGNITIONS
Camden has been recognized as one of the best places to work both nationally and in many of our major markets. Our team members strive to achieve excellence every day and exhibit true teamwork in all they do.
#8 - FORTUNE 100 Best Companies to Work For® 2021
#2 - FORTUNE Best Workplaces for Hispanics and Latinos 2021
#32 - FORTUNE Best Workplaces for Millennials™ 2021
#49 - FORTUNE Best Workplaces for Women™ 2021
#7 - PEOPLE Companies that Care® 2021
#29 - GREAT PLACE TO WORK Best Workplaces in Texas™ 2021
Training and Development
       
       One of our most cherished mantras is “never stop learning.” We encourage team members to discover their strengths and cultivate new interests. We offer tuition assistance to team members working to earn industry designations from various organizations and also support team members who continue their education at an accredited educational institution through our Education Assistance Program.

Community Engagement

         We have a passion for community service and giving back to the neighborhoods and cities in which we live and work. Camden’s volunteer spirit brings communities together and supports our goal to create Living Excellence. We established our Camden Cares program to provide assistance to charitable organizations through donations and volunteer hours, and we strive to have a positive impact on those around us. Our efforts focus on hunger and housing-related causes, as well as supporting community crisis centers, food banks, schools, and animal shelters.



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SUSTAINABILITY COMMITMENT

We are committed to operating in an environmentally responsible manner, and we continue to identify and implement innovative sustainable practices that support our communities, customers, residents, and team members, while reducing our reliance on natural resources and reinforcing our commitment to being a responsible corporate citizen. Some of our key environmental initiatives focus on:

Reducing our energy usage and waste volumes
Conserving water, and evaluating renewable energy sources, which in turn reduce our greenhouse gas emissions and carbon footprint
Green building methods
Reducing carbon emissions associated with building materials
Climate change and resiliency

To help guide our sustainability commitment, we have established the following sustainability-related reduction goals by 2030 as compared to a 2020 baseline:

Reduce common area GHG emissions by 15%
Reduce common area energy use by 15%
Procure 15% of electricity for common areas from renewable sources
Reduce common area water use by 15%
Reduce landfill-bound waste by 15%

We also recognize the importance of climate change and are committed to identifying, mitigating, and managing risks associated with climate change. We are actively addressing certain climate risks in a multitude of ways, including taking preventative measures for operating properties, making sustainability-related improvements when repositioning or redeveloping communities, and establishing appropriate risk-management practices and casualty insurance levels to cover potential damages.
The Board, through the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee, oversees Camden's sustainability strategies and initiatives. See page 18 for information regarding the Board's oversight of sustainability.

GOVERNANCE HIGHLIGHTS

We are committed to good corporate governance to promote the long-term interests of shareholders, strengthen management accountability, and help maintain public trust in Camden. The Governance section beginning on page 17 describes our governance framework, which includes the following highlights:

10 Trust Manager Nominees
Regular Trust Manager Performance Assessment
8 of 10 Trust Manager Nominees are independent
Independent Audit, Compensation, and Nominating and Corporate Governance Committees
Annual Election of Trust Managers by Majority Vote
Regular Executive Sessions of Independent Trust Managers
Commitment to Board refreshment (since 2017, four new Trust Managers have joined)
Risk Oversight by Full Board and Committees
Prohibition on Trust Managers Seeking Re-Election after age 75
Anti-Hedging Policy
Robust Trust Manager Nominee Selection Process
Share Ownership Guidelines
Lead Independent Trust Manager
Bylaws Include Proxy Access Nominating Provisions
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2021 BUSINESS HIGHLIGHTS

We have reshaped our portfolio over the past several years through strategic capital recycling and have experienced internal growth from our operating portfolio. We believe this has resulted in better operational efficiencies and overall Company performance. Our key 2021 performance achievements include the following:

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Delivered Funds From Operations (“FFO”)1 of $5.39 per share for the twelve months ended December 31, 2021 which, at the midpoint, was $0.39 per share above our original guidance.
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Delivered 2021 Same Property Net Operating Income (“NOI”)1 growth of approximately 4.8% which was 565 bps above our original budget of (0.85%).
lIssued approximately $765 million of equity during 2021 allowing us to further strengthen our balance sheet and fund future growth.
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Achieved an annualized Net Debt/Adjusted EBITDA2 of approximately 4.4x, which was better than our target of 5.2x.
lCommenced construction on one new community representing an investment of approximately $120 million.
lAcquired four communities valued at $633 million which exceeded our guidance of $450 million and entered into the Nashville market.
lDelivered a weighted average first stabilized year yield of approximately 7.09% compared to our proforma yield of 6.79% on two new developments representing a total investment of $120 million.
1 A reconciliation of net income attributable to common shareholders to FFO, diluted EPS to FFO diluted per share, net income to NOI and same property net operating income for the year ended December 31, 2021 is contained in either the Company’s 2021 Annual Report on Form 10-K filed on February 17, 2022 or in its earnings release furnished on a Current Report on Form 8-K filed on February 3, 2022.

2 Net Debt/Adjusted EBITDA Ratio is defined by the Company as the average notes payable less the average cash balance and short-term investments over the period (“Net Debt”) divided by Adjusted EBITDA (“Adjusted EBITDA”). The Company defines Adjusted EBITDA as earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation, and amortization (“EBITDA”), including net operating income from discontinued operations, excluding equity in (income) loss of joint ventures, (gain) loss on sale of unconsolidated joint venture interests, gain on acquisition of controlling interest in joint ventures, gain on sale of operating properties including land, net of tax, loss on early retirement of debt, and income (loss) allocated to non-controlling interests. The Company considers Adjusted EBITDA to be an appropriate supplemental measure of operating performance to net income attributable to common shareholders because it represents income before non-cash depreciation and the cost of debt, and excludes gains or losses from property dispositions. A reconciliation of net income attributable to common shareholders to Adjusted EBITDA for the year ended December 31, 2021 is contained in the Company's earnings release furnished on a Current Report on Form 8-K filed on February 3, 2022.

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Return to Shareholders

Camden's focus has always been on long-term performance and we are pleased our total return to shareholders delivered positive returns as shown below:

Camden Total Shareholder Return
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Total shareholder returns are presented as of December 31, 2021 and calculated assuming dividend reinvestment in our common shares. (Source: S&P Global Market Intelligence)

Camden also has a long history of maintaining or increasing annual distributions to shareholders, as shown below.

5 Year Annual Distribution History1

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1 Annualized dividend rate based upon the dividends on a Camden common share approved by the Board for the applicable year. In the first quarter of 2022, the Board declared a first quarter dividend of $0.94 per common share payable April 18, 2022. This represents an annual dividend of $3.76 per common share, or a $0.44 increase on an annual basis as compared to December 31, 2021.

$1.6B
Returned to Shareholders from 2017 through 2021


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Directional Relationship Between Pay and Key Metrics

The following illustrates the directional relationship between Company performance, based on three of our key operating metrics (FFO, NOI and Net Debt/Adjusted EBITDA ratio), and the compensation of our CEO1.
FFO (in millions)NOI (in millions)Net Debt/Adjusted
EBITDA Ratio
CEO Total Compensation
(in millions)
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1 See Summary Compensation Table at Page 46 for calculation.


COMPENSATION HIGHLIGHTS
Key Points on Executive Compensation Program:Key Compensation Practices:
Our Named Executive Officers’ annual incentives are directly tied to the achievement of pre-established corporate and individual performance
objectives. In 2021, payouts for our executives were 150% of target, displaying alignment with actual performance, as discussed in the section "Annual Incentives," beginning on page 37.

All of our Named Executive Officers, except Mr. H. Malcolm Stewart, who retired December 31, 2021, elected to receive 50% of their 2021 bonus in shares and the majority of their compensation opportunity is tied to share price growth, which we believe directly ties their financial interests to those of our shareholders.
Classify a significant portion of our Named Executive Officers' total pay as equity awards to promote retention and tie the value of these awards to future Company share price performance

Use pre-determined objectives to help determine Named Executive Officer compensation
Apply sizable share ownership guidelines for Named Executive Officers
Prohibit Named Executive Officers from hedging their Company shares, which precludes entering into any derivative transaction on Company shares (e.g., short sale, forward, option, or collar)
In-depth review of CEO's and other Named Executive Officers' goals and performance by an independent Compensation Committee made up of members of the Company's Board of Trust Managers
Utilize an independent compensation consultant
Subject cash incentives and equity awards to clawback and forfeiture provisions
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PROPOSAL 1 - ELECTION OF TRUST MANAGERS
There are currently eleven Trust Managers on the Board. William F. Paulsen will retire from the Board effective as of the time of the 2022 annual meeting of shareholders as a result of the Company's mandatory Trust Manager retirement policy. The Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee of the Board nominated, and the Board recommend each of the following ten Trust Managers for election at the annual meeting.
ü The Board recommends you vote FOR each of the nominees listed.
Richard J. Campo
Renu Khator
Javier E. Benito
D. Keith Oden
Heather J. Brunner
Frances Aldrich Sevilla-Sacasa
Mark D. Gibson
Steven A. Webster
Scott S. Ingraham
Kelvin R. Westbrook

No nominee was selected for nomination at the 2022 annual meeting as a result of any arrangement or understanding between that nominee and any other person.
Trust managers elected at the meeting will hold office for a one-year term. Unless you withhold authority to vote for one or more nominees, the persons named as proxies intend to vote for election of the ten nominees.
All nominees have consented to serve as Trust Managers. The Board has no reason to believe any of the nominees will be unable to act as Trust Manager. However, if a Trust Manager is unable to stand for election, the Board may either reduce the size of the Board or the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee may designate a substitute. If a substitute nominee is named, the proxies will vote for the election of the substitute.
Trust Manager Qualifications. The Company’s Guidelines on Governance contain Board membership criteria which the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee uses in evaluating nominees for a position on the Board. Under these criteria, a majority of the Board must be comprised of independent Trust Managers. The Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee works with the Board to determinate the appropriate characteristics, skills, and experiences for the Board as a whole and its individual members with the objective of having a Board with diverse backgrounds and experience. Characteristics expected of each Trust Manager include integrity, high personal and professional ethics, sound business judgment, and the ability and willingness to commit sufficient time to the Board. In evaluating the suitability of individual Board members, the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee takes into account an understanding of the Company’s business, including real estate markets generally, the development, ownership, operation and financing of multifamily communities, and various matters applicable to real estate investing and operations. However, the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee supports the unique perspective leaders from other industries can bring to Camden. The Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee also considers a number of other factors, including a general understanding of business operations, finance and other disciplines relevant to the success of a large publicly-traded company in today’s business environment, educational and professional background, personal accomplishment, and geographic, gender, age, and ethnic diversity. The Board evaluates each individual in the context of the Board as a whole, with the objective of recommending a group which can best perpetuate the success of the Company’s business and represent shareholder interests through the exercise of sound judgment using its diversity of experience. The Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee evaluates each incumbent Trust Manager on an annual basis to determine whether he or she should be nominated to stand for reelection, based on the types of criteria outlined above as well as the Trust Manager’s contributions to the Board during his or her current term.
Identifying and Evaluating Nominees. The Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee assesses whether any vacancies on the Board are expected. In the event vacancies are anticipated, or otherwise arise, the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee will use a variety of methods to identify and evaluate nominees for Trust Manager. Candidates may come to the attention of the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee through current Board members, professional search firms, shareholders or other persons. These candidates will be evaluated at regular or special meetings of the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee, and may be considered at any point during the year. As described above, the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee will consider all properly submitted shareholder
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nominations for candidates to the Board. Following verification of the shareholder status of persons proposing candidates, recommendations will be aggregated and considered by the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee at a regularly scheduled meeting, which is generally the first meeting prior to the issuance of the proxy statement for the Company’s annual meeting. If any materials are provided by a shareholder in connection with the nomination of a Trust Manager candidate, such materials will be forwarded to the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee. The Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee may also review materials provided by professional search firms or other parties, and/or utilize the findings or recommendations of a search committee composed of other Trust Managers, in connection with a nominee who is not proposed by a shareholder. In evaluating such nominations, the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee will seek to achieve a balance of knowledge, experience, and capability on the Board.
Limits on Service on Other Boards. In the Company’s Guidelines on Governance, the Board recognizes its members benefit from service on the boards of other companies. The Board encourages this service but also believes it is critical Trust Managers have the opportunity to dedicate sufficient time to their service on Camden’s Board. To this end, the Company’s Guidelines on Governance provide employee Trust Managers may not serve on more than two public company boards in addition to Camden’s Board. Neither of Camden’s two employee Trust Managers currently serve on other public company boards. Individuals who serve on five or more other public company boards will not normally be asked to join Camden's Board and individuals who serve on more than two other public company audit committees will not normally be asked to join Camden’s Audit Committee unless, in any such case, the Board determines such simultaneous service would not impair the ability of such individual to effectively serve on Camden’s Board or Camden’s Audit Committee.
Board Refreshment. To help facilitate the periodic refreshment of our Board, the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee regularly works with the Board to review the characteristics, skills, and experiences that it believes are desirable to be represented on the Board. On an annual basis, the Board and the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee also evaluate each individual in the context of the Board as a whole, with the objective of recommending a group of Trust Managers which can best perpetuate the success of the Company and assessing whether there are gaps on the Board that need to be filled. These conversations, as well as the annual Board and committee self-evaluations, aim to increase Board effectiveness and inform Board refreshment efforts. The Board also enables planned refreshment through its maintenance of a mandatory retirement age for directors as discussed below. This refreshment process resulted in two new independent Trust Managers added to the Board in 2017, one new independent Trust Manager added to the Board in 2020, and one new independent Trust Manager added to the Board in 2022.
Term Limits; Retirement Age. Trust Managers hold office for one-year terms. The Company’s Guidelines on Governance provide, as a general matter, independent Trust Managers will not stand for election to a new term of service at any annual meeting following their 75th birthday. As a result of this practice, Mr. Paulsen is retiring from the Board effective as of the time of the 2022 annual meeting of shareholders. The Board may approve exceptions to this practice when it believes it is in Camden's interest to do so. The Board does not believe it should establish term limits for Trust Manager service, instead preferring to rely upon the mandatory retirement age and the evaluation procedures described above as the primary methods of ensuring each Trust Manager continues to act in a manner consistent with the best interests of Camden, its shareholders, and the Board. The Board believes term limits have the disadvantage of losing the contribution of Trust Managers who have been able to develop, over a period of time, increasing insight into the Company and its operations and, therefore, provide an increasing contribution to the Board as a whole.
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Shareholder Recommended Director Candidates. The policy of the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee is to consider all properly submitted shareholder recommendations for candidates for membership on the Board. In evaluating such recommendations, the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee will seek to achieve a balance of knowledge, experience, and capability on the Board and to address the membership criteria described above under “Trust Manager Qualifications.” The Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee will apply the same criteria to all candidates it considers, including any candidates recommended by shareholders. Any Trust Manager candidate recommended for consideration to the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee by a shareholder should include the name and qualifications for Board membership of the individual being recommended as a Trust Manager candidate and should be addressed to the corporate secretary at the address listed below. Shareholders recommending candidates for consideration by the Board in connection with the next annual meeting of shareholders should submit their written recommendation no later than January 1 of the year of that meeting.
Corporate Secretary
Camden Property Trust
11 Greenway Plaza, Suite 2400
Houston, Texas 77046

Shareholders who wish to nominate a person for election as a Trust Manager in connection with an annual meeting of shareholders (as opposed to making a recommendation to the Nominating and Corporate Governance committee as described above) must deliver written notice to our Corporate Secretary in the manner described in Section 3.4 of Article III of the Company’s Fifth Amended and Restated Bylaws and within the time periods set forth at the end of this Proxy Statement under the section “Shareholder Proposals and Trust Manager Nominations.” The Company’s shareholders also possess the right to nominate candidates to the Board through proxy access provisions of the Company’s Bylaws as described at the end of this Proxy Statement under the Section “Shareholder Proposals and Trust Manager Nominations.”
In addition to fulfilling the criteria described above, each nominee also brings a strong background and set of skills to the Board, giving the Board as a whole competence and experience in a wide variety of areas, including corporate governance and Board service, executive management, education, marketing, media and technology enterprises, private equity investment, financial institutions, and multifamily and related businesses. See the discussion below for a description of the key qualifications of each nominee.
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Biographical Information about our Trust Manager Nominees. Set forth below are the nominees, together with biographical information, qualifications and directorships held at public companies during the past five years.
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Richard J. Campo
Age: 67
Trust Manager since: 1993
Committees:
Executive (Chair)
Current Directorships
None
Past Directorships
None in the past five years
Professional Experience and Education:
Mr. Campo has been Chairman of the Board and CEO of Camden since 1993. He co-founded Camden’s predecessor companies in 1982, and prior to that worked in the finance department of Century Development Corporation. Mr. Campo holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting from Oregon State University.

Qualifications:
Mr. Campo was nominated to serve on our Board because of his extensive financial and commercial real estate experience, and his knowledge of Camden as a co-founder and longtime Trust Manager. He has proven leadership ability and strong skills in corporate finance, capital markets, strategic planning, mergers and acquisitions, and other public company matters. In addition, his experience in serving as a director of other private, and not-for-profit companies has provided him with expertise in corporate governance.
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Javier E. Benito INDEPENDENT
Age: 59
Trust Manager since: 2022
Committees:
Audit

Current Directorships
 None
Past Directorships
 None
Professional Experience and Education:
Mr. Benito has been a Trust Manager since 2022. Mr. Benito currently serves as General Manager KFC Latin America and the Caribbean of Yum! Brands, Inc., a global restaurant corporation primarily operating the company’s brands – KFC, Pizza Hut and Taco Bell. He previously served as Chief Strategy Officer from 2013 to 2014, Managing Director of European Franchise Business and Russia from 2010 – 2013, and Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer KFC USA from 2008 to 2010. Prior to that Mr. Benito served as Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer of Starwood Hotels and Resorts from 2005 to 2007, and served in various executive roles with the Coca-Cola Company from 1994 to 2005 and the Proctor & Gamble Company from 1987 to 1994. Mr. Benito holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics from the University of California – San Diego and an MBA from the University of Chicago.

Qualifications:
Mr. Benito was nominated to serve on our Board because of his extensive marketing experience and financial knowledge. In addition, his previous experience serving in executive roles including Chief Strategy Officer and Chief Marketing Officer has provided him with expertise in the area of corporate governance.
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Heather J. Brunner INDEPENDENT
Age: 53
Trust Manager since: 2017
Committees:
Audit (Chair)

Current Directorships
None
Past Directorships
None in the past five years
Professional Experience and Education:
Ms. Brunner has been Chairwoman and Chief Executive Officer of WP Engine, Inc., a private cloud content management services company, since October 2013, and served as its Chief Operating Officer from May 2013 to October 2013. From 2009 through May 2013, she served as Chief Operating Officer of Bazaarvoice, a market leader in commerce solutions. Prior to that, Ms. Brunner served as Senior Vice President of Bazaarvoice, Chief Executive Officer of Nuvo, a wholly owned subsidiary of Trilogy, and Chief Operating Officer for B-Side Entertainment, a privately funded entertainment technology company. Prior to that, she held a variety of other management roles at Coremetrics, Trilogy, Concero, Oracle and Accenture. Ms. Brunner holds a Bachelor’s Degree in International Economics from Trinity University.

Qualifications:
Ms. Brunner was nominated to serve on our Board because of her extensive experience in technology and innovation, and her strong skills in operations and client services. She has substantial executive and leadership experience, and her roles as CEO and COO at various companies has provided her expertise in the area of corporate governance.
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Mark D. Gibson INDEPENDENT
Age: 63
Trust Manager since: 2020
Committees:
Audit
Current Directorships
None

Past Directorships
HFF, Inc. (2006-2019)
Professional Experience and Education:
Mr. Gibson currently serves as Chief Executive Officer, Capital Markets, Americas of Jones Lang LaSalle, Inc., a real estate services and investment management firm. He previously served as Executive Managing Director, Vice Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of HFF, Inc. (formerly Holliday Fenoglio & Company and acquired by Jones Lang LaSalle) from 2014 to 2019, and he served as Director and Vice Chairman from 2006 to 2014. Prior to that Mr. Gibson was a founding partner of HFF LP and served as the company’s Executive Managing Director from 2003 to 2006 and Co-Head, Dallas Office and Senior Vice President from 1993 to 2010. Mr. Gibson received his Bachelor of Business Administration from University of Texas at Austin.

Qualifications:
Mr. Gibson was nominated to serve on our Board because of his extensive experience in the real estate industry, having previously served as Chairman of both the Texas Real Estate Council of Dallas, as well as the UT Real Estate Finance and Investment Center. As Mr. Gibson is routinely involved in large-scale public company M&A activity, he has keen insight on business and strategic outlooks. He has considerable executive and leadership experience, and his position as CEO and Chairman at various businesses has provided him expertise in corporate governance.
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Scott S. Ingraham INDEPENDENT
Age: 68
Trust Manager since: 1998
Committees:
Compensation
Nominating and Corporate Governance
Executive
Current Directorships
Kilroy Realty, Inc. (office property REIT)

Past Directorships
RealPage, Inc. (property management software) (2012 - 2021)
Professional Experience and Education:
Mr. Ingraham is the co-owner of Zuma Capital, a firm engaged in private equity and angel investing. He was the co-founder, Chairman and CEO of Rent.com, an Internet-based residential real estate site, from 1999 until 2005 when it was sold to eBay. Mr. Ingraham previously served as the President and CEO of Oasis Residential, Inc., a public apartment REIT, working there from 1992 until the company’s merger with Camden Property Trust in 1998. Prior to 1992 he worked in the areas of real estate finance, mortgage, and investment banking. Mr. Ingraham holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from the University of Texas at Austin.

Qualifications:
Mr. Ingraham was nominated to serve on our Board because of his extensive financial, REIT, and commercial real estate knowledge. In addition, his experience in serving as both an executive and a director of other public and private companies has provided him with expertise in corporate governance.


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Renu Khator INDEPENDENT
Age: 66
Trust Manager since: 2017
Committees:
Compensation (Chair)

Current Directorships
None
Past Directorships
None in the past five years
Professional Experience and Education:
Dr. Khator has been Chancellor of the University of Houston System and President of the University of Houston since January 2008. She was Provost and Senior Vice President of the University of South Florida from 2003 through 2007. Prior to this date, she served in a variety of roles at the University of South Florida. Dr. Khator holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Liberal Arts from Kanpur University in India, a Master’s Degree in Political Science from Purdue University and a Ph.D in Political Science and Public Administration from Purdue University.

Qualifications:
Dr. Khator was nominated to serve on our Board because of her considerable experience in education and administration. She has strong skills in communication, international relations, and proven leadership ability. Her experience in serving as a director of several other governmental and private entities has provided her with expertise in corporate governance.
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D. Keith Oden
Age: 65
Trust Manager since: 1993
Committees:
None
Current Directorships
None
Past Directorships
None in the past five years

Professional Experience and Education:
Mr. Oden has been Executive Vice Chairman of the Board since July 2019, also serving as President effective December 31, 2021, and a Trust Manager since 1993. Prior to his appointment as Executive Vice Chairman of the Board, he served as President of the Company since 1993. He co-founded Camden’s predecessor companies in 1982, and prior to that served as Director of Financial Planning at Century Development Corporation, and a Management Consultant with Deloitte, Haskins and Sells. Mr. Oden holds both a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration and an MBA from the University of Texas at Austin.

Qualifications:
Mr. Oden was nominated to serve on our Board because of his extensive financial and commercial real estate experience, and his knowledge of Camden as a co-founder and longtime Trust Manager. He has proven leadership ability and strong skills in corporate finance, capital markets, strategic planning, mergers and acquisitions, and other public company matters. In addition, Mr. Oden is a member of the Executive Council of the Center for Real Estate Finance at the University of Texas, serving as an advisor, guest lecturer, and panelist for the faculty and students pursuing their MBAs in real estate finance.
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Frances Aldrich Sevilla-Sacasa INDEPENDENT



Age: 66
Trust Manager since: 2011
Committees:
Nominating and Corporate Governance (Chair)
Current Directorships
Callon Petroleum Company or its predecessor (oil and gas exploration and development)
Past Directorships
New Senior Investment Group (senior housing REIT) (2021)1

1 Company was acquired in October 2021
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Professional Experience and Education:
Ms. Sevilla-Sacasa is a Private Investor and was CEO of Banco Itaú International, Miami, Florida, from April 2012 to December 2016. She served as Executive Advisor to the Dean of the University of Miami School of Business from August 2011 to March 2012, Interim Dean of the University of Miami School of Business from January 2011 to July 2011, President of U.S. Trust, Bank of America Private Wealth Management from July 2007 to December 2008, President and CEO of US Trust Company from early 2007 until June 2007, and President of US Trust Company from November 2005 until June 2007. She previously served in a variety of roles with Citigroup’s private banking business, including President of Latin America Private Banking, President of Europe Private Banking, and Head of International Trust Business. Ms. Sevilla-Sacasa holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree from the University of Miami and an MBA from the Thunderbird School of Global Management.
Qualifications:
Ms. Sevilla-Sacasa was nominated to serve on our Board because of her considerable experience in financial services, banking, and wealth management. In addition, her experience as a former President and CEO of a trust and wealth management company, and as a director of other corporate and not-for-profit boards has provided her with expertise in the area of corporate governance.
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Steven A. Webster INDEPENDENT
Age: 70
Trust Manager since: 1993
Committees:
Compensation
Nominating and Corporate Governance
Current Directorships
Callon Petroleum Company or its predecessor (oil and gas exploration and development)
Oceaneering International, Inc. (subsea engineering)
Past Directorships
ERA Group, Inc. (helicopter operations and leasing (2013-2020)
Professional Experience and Education:
Mr. Webster serves as the Managing Partner of AEC Partners, a private equity firm which invests in the energy industry, and continues to co-manage its predecessor partnerships, Avista Capital Partners Funds I-III, which he co-founded in 2005, focusing on investments in healthcare, energy and other industries. From 2000 until 2005, Mr. Webster served as the Chairman of Global Energy Partners, Ltd., an affiliate of CSFB Private Equity, which made private equity investments in the energy business. From 1998 to 1999, Mr. Webster was the CEO and President of R&B Falcon Corporation, an offshore drilling contractor, and prior to that, was Chairman and CEO of Falcon Drilling Company, which he founded in 1988. Mr. Webster has been a financial intermediary since 1979 and an active investor in the energy sector since 1984. Mr. Webster holds an MBA from Harvard University, and both a Bachelor of Science Degree in Industrial Management and an Honorary Doctorate in Management from Purdue University.

Qualifications:
Mr. Webster was nominated to serve on our Board because of his extensive financial knowledge and executive experience, and his business leadership skills from his tenure as CEO and/or director of several publicly-traded companies. He has strong skills in corporate finance, capital markets, investments, mergers and acquisitions, and complex financial transactions.
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Kelvin R. Westbrook INDEPENDENT
Age: 66
Trust Manager since: 2008
Lead Independent Trust Manager since: 2017
Committees:
Executive
Current Directorships
Archer-Daniels Midland Company (agribusiness-crop origination and transportation)
T-Mobile USA, Inc. (mobile telecommunications)
The Mosaic Company (agribusiness-crop nutrition)
Past Directorships
Stifel Financial Corp. (financial services) (2007 - 2018)
Professional Experience and Education:
Mr. Westbrook has been President and CEO of KRW Advisors, LLC, a privately-held company in the business of providing consulting and advisory services to telecommunications, media, and other industries, since 2007. Prior to that time, he served in a variety of roles at Millennium Digital Media Systems, LLC including Chairman, Chief Strategic Officer, President, and CEO. He previously was President and Chairman of LEB Communications, Inc., and Executive Vice President of Charter Communications. Prior to 1993, he was a Partner in the national law firm of Paul, Hastings, Janofsky & Walker. Mr. Westbrook holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree from University of Washington and a Juris Doctor Degree from Harvard University.

Qualifications:
Mr. Westbrook was nominated to serve on our Board because of his extensive legal, media, and marketing expertise. He has strong skills in law, corporate finance, mergers and acquisitions, and telecommunications, and substantial executive and leadership experience. In addition, through his service on the boards of directors and board committees of numerous other public companies and not-for-profit entities, Mr. Westbrook has gained in-depth knowledge and expertise in the area of corporate governance.
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GOVERNANCE OF THE COMPANY
Board Independence

The Board believes the purpose of corporate governance is to ensure Camden maximizes shareholder value in a manner consistent with legal requirements and the highest standards of integrity. The Board has adopted and adheres to corporate governance practices it believes promotes this purpose, are sound, and represent best practices. The Board continually reviews these governance practices, the rules and listing standards of the New York Stock Exchange (“NYSE”) and Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC") regulations, as well as best practices suggested by recognized governance authorities.
Currently, our Board has eleven members from which it has selected ten nominees for election at the annual meeting, including nine who are seeking reelection and Javier E. Benito who is standing for election by our shareholders for the first time. Mr. Paulsen will retire from the Board effective at the time of the annual meeting in connection with the Company’s corporate governance policy providing generally that independent Trust Managers will not be nominated for re-election as a Trust Manager following their 75th birthday. The Board will reduce its size to ten members effective immediately following Mr. Paulsen’s resignation from the Board.
To determine which of its members are independent, the Board used the independence standards adopted by the NYSE for companies listed on the NYSE and also considered whether a Trust Manager had any other past or present relationships with the Company which created conflicts of interest or the appearance of conflicts of interest. The Board determined no Trust Manager, other than Richard J. Campo and D. Keith Oden, each of whom is employed by the Company, has any material relationship with the Company under the NYSE standards. As a result, the Company has a majority of independent Trust Managers on its Board as required by the listing requirements of the NYSE.

Board Oversight of Risk

A central focus for our Board is oversight of our corporate strategy and management’s execution of such strategy. The Board believes this is a continuous process which requires regular attention from the full Board as well as each Board committee. This ongoing effort focuses the Board on the Company’s operational and financial performance over the short, intermediate and long term. Management regularly provides updates on risk management to the Audit Committee and the entire Board, and the Board regularly discusses the most significant market, credit, liquidity, and operational risks the Company is facing. The Board also engages in regular discussions regarding risk management and related matters with the Company’s CEO, Executive Vice Chairman of the Board and President, Chief Financial Officer, Chief Operating Officer and other officers as the Board may deem appropriate.

During 2021, the Board continued to provide active oversight of the Company’s response to the pandemic. The Board reviewed the Company’s crisis management and business continuity plans, evaluated the Company’s financial resiliency, and received updates on resident and employee health and well-being and IT and systems resilience and security, among other matters. The Board also received regular email updates from management between meetings.

Although the entire Board is actively involved in overseeing risk management, the Audit Committee charter provides for the Audit Committee to discuss with management guidelines and policies to govern the process by which risk assessment and risk management is handled, including the Company’s major financial risk exposures and the steps management has taken to monitor and control such exposures. In addition, each of the Board committees considers the risks within its area of responsibilities. For example, the Compensation Committee considers the risks which may be associated with the Company's executive compensation programs.

Board Oversight of Human Capital Management

The Board, through the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee, plays an active role in overseeing the Company’s human capital management, culture and talent development initiatives to better support our workforce. The Board and management strive to foster a diverse, inclusive, and collaborative environment for all employees and believe the Company’s corporate initiatives support this vision. The Board’s oversight activities in this area include, but are not
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limited to, the review of CEO and executive officer succession planning, and review of diversity and other employee metrics. See "Proxy Summary - Human Capital Matters" on page 4 for summary of current initiatives.

Board Oversight of Sustainability

The Board and management recognize the importance of minimizing Camden's environmental impact and maximizing our positive corporate social responsibility. Camden's Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee is responsible for overseeing our sustainability programs pursuant to its charter. Camden's Sustainability Committee also plays a lead role in overseeing strategies, policies, programs, and activities regarding sustainability and environmental, social, and governance ("ESG") matters. The Sustainability Committee is chaired by our Chairman of the Board and CEO, Mr. Campo, and led by senior executives with responsibilities for implementing sustainable practices across our operations. The Board receives periodic updates regarding strategy, performance metrics, initiatives and related results. The Board and Camden are committed to creating value and making a positive and lasting impact for our employees, customers, shareholders, and community. We issue an annual Sustainability Report, which outlines the programs and initiatives in place supporting ESG matters, as well as the work we are doing to drive meaningful change socially, economically, and environmentally. In our Sustainability Report, we cover a broad range of topics, including actions we have taken to create a supportive, ethical, and equitable culture for our employees, invest in and care for our communities, protect the security of our and our residents’ data, increase our engagement and alignment with our shareholders, operate in an environmentally responsible manner, and support our employees and customers both in normal times and during the pandemic. See "Proxy Summary - Sustainability Commitment" on page 5 for summary of current initiatives.

To learn more about Camden's ESG efforts, we encourage you to review the full version of our Sustainability Report, which can be found in the Investors’ section of our website, www.camdenliving.com.

Board Leadership Structure

The Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee seeks to maintain a Board that as a whole possesses the objectivity and the mix of skills and experience to provide comprehensive and effective oversight of Camden’s strategic, operational, and compliance risks. The Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee believes that ongoing board refreshment is important to maintain an appropriate mix of skills and provide fresh perspectives while leveraging the institutional knowledge and historical perspective of the Board’s longer-tenured Trust Managers. In keeping with the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee’s overall strategy for Trust Manager succession and the appointment of new Board members, since 2017 the Board has added four new independent Trust Managers.

The Board is comprised of members with varying ethnic and professional backgrounds. We are proud to have a diverse Board comprised of 30% female members. The chair of each of the Company’s three independent committees is female.

Of the eight independent Trust Managers nominated for election at the annual meeting, three are currently serving or have served as a CEO and/or chairman of the board of public companies. With respect to the Company’s five other independent Trust Manager nominees, one was the founder and has been the CEO or senior executive of large media companies, one has been a senior executive of an international financial institution and has been the dean of a large public school of business administration, one is a senior executive of an international restaurant corporation operating under numerous consumer brands, one is the CEO and Chairwoman of a privately-held technology company, and one is the Chancellor of a large public university system. Accordingly, we believe all of Camden’s independent Trust Manager nominees have demonstrated leadership in large enterprises and are familiar with board processes. For additional information about the backgrounds and qualifications of the Trust Manager nominees, see discussion starting on page 9.

The Board currently has three committees comprised solely of independent Trust Managers - Compensation, Nominating and Corporate Governance, and Audit - with each having a separate chair. Among various other duties set forth in the applicable committee charters, (a) the Compensation Committee oversees the annual performance evaluation of the Company’s Chairman of the Board and CEO, Executive Vice Chairman of the Board and President, and the other Named Executive Officers; (b) the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee is responsible for Company succession planning and monitors Board performance, ESG best practices in corporate governance, and the composition of the Board and its committees; and (c) the Audit Committee oversees the accounting and financial reporting processes as
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well as legal, compliance and risk management matters. The chair of each of these committees is responsible for directing the work of the applicable committee in fulfilling these responsibilities.
In accordance with the Company’s Bylaws and Guidelines on Governance, the Board is responsible for selecting the CEO and the Chairman of the Board. The Company’s Bylaws provide the Board will annually select the Chairman of the Board based upon such criteria as the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee of the Board recommends and the Trust Managers believe to be in the best interests of the Company at a given point in time, and this process will include consideration of whether the roles of Chairman of the Board and CEO should be combined or separated based upon the Company’s needs and the strengths and talents of our executives at any given time.
Since the Company’s IPO in 1993, Camden’s Chairman of the Board has also served as its CEO. Over this period, Mr. Campo has held both of these positions, and Mr. Oden has served either as President or Executive Vice Chairman of the Board (he currently fills both roles), and in each position has responsibility for the management of Camden’s operations. Messrs. Campo and Oden are Camden’s co-founders and have partnered to lead Camden’s growth and success. Having Mr. Campo serve as both Chairman of the Board and CEO has eliminated the potential for confusion or duplicated efforts. The Company’s Guidelines on Governance require the appointment of a Lead Independent Trust Manager. The Lead Independent Trust Manager is elected annually by our independent Trust managers. We believe Camden has been well-served by this leadership structure and having one person serve as CEO and Chairman of the Board, coupled with a Lead Independent Trust Manager, is best for Camden and our shareholders.
Under the Company’s Bylaws and Guidelines on Governance, the Chairman of the Board is responsible for chairing Board meetings and annual shareholder meetings, setting the agendas for these meetings in consultation with the Lead Independent Trust Manager, and providing information to Board members in advance of and between Board meetings. Under the Company’s Guidelines on Governance, any Board member may recommend the inclusion of specific agenda items to the Chairman of the Board, the Lead Independent Trust Manager, or the appropriate committee chair and such recommendations will be accommodated to the extent practicable. Under the Company’s Guidelines on Governance, the Lead Independent Trust Manager is responsible for the following:
lpresiding at all meetings of the Board at which the Chairman of the Board is not present;
lconvening, developing the agenda for and presiding at executive sessions of the independent Trust Managers, and taking the lead role in communicating to the Chairman of the Board any feedback, as appropriate;
lassisting in the recruitment of Board candidates;
lserving as principal liaison between the independent Trust Managers and the Chairman of the Board;
lcommunicating with Trust Managers between meetings when appropriate;
lconsulting with the Chairman of the Board regarding the information, agenda and schedules of the meetings of the Board;
lmonitoring the quality, quantity and timeliness of information sent to the Board;
lworking with committee chairs to ensure committee work is conducted at the committee level and reported to the Board;
lfacilitating the Board’s approval of the number and frequency of Board meetings, as well as meeting schedules to assure there is sufficient time for discussion of all agenda items;
lrecommending to the Chairman of the Board the retention of outside advisors and consultants who report directly to the Board on Board-wide issues;
lbeing available, when appropriate, for consultation and direct communication with shareholders and other external constituencies, as needed; and
lserving as a contact for shareholders wishing to communicate with the Board other than through the Chairman of the Board.
Executive Sessions
Pursuant to the Company’s Guidelines on Governance, our independent Trust Managers have regularly scheduled executive sessions in which they meet without the presence of management or employee Trust Managers. These executive sessions typically occur before or after each regularly scheduled meeting of the Board. Any independent Trust Manager
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may request an additional executive session to be scheduled. The Lead Independent Trust Manager presides over these executive sessions. We believe the responsibilities assigned to the Lead Independent Trust Manager are consistent with generally accepted requirements for a “countervailing governance structure” when a company does not have an independent board chairman.
We believe, in addition to fulfilling the Lead Independent Trust Manager responsibilities, the Trust Managers who have served as Lead Independent Trust Manager have made valuable contributions to the Company. The following have been among the most important contributions of the Lead Independent Trust Manager:
lmonitoring the performance of the Board and developing a high-performing Board by helping the Trust Managers reach consensus, keeping the Board focused on strategic decisions, taking steps to ensure all the Trust Managers are contributing to the work of the Board, and coordinating the work of the Board committees;
ldeveloping a productive relationship with the Chairman of the Board/CEO and ensuring effective communication between the Chairman of the Board/CEO and the Board; and
lsupporting effective shareholder communications.
As part of the review of Camden’s corporate governance and succession planning, the Board (led by the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee) annually evaluates the Board leadership structure to ensure it remains the optimal structure for Camden and its shareholders.
Board leadership structures may be appropriate for companies with different histories and cultures, as well as companies with varying sizes and performance characteristics. Our CEO serves as Chairman of the Board but the Board committees (other than the Executive Committee) are composed of and chaired solely by independent Trust Managers. In addition, our Lead Independent Trust Manager assumes specified responsibilities on behalf of the independent Trust Managers. We believe this is the optimal board leadership structure for Camden and our shareholders.
Board Meetings and Board Committees

    All of the Trust Managers attended 75% or more of meetings of the Board and the committees on which they served during 2021. We encourage all of our Trust Managers standing for reelection to attend the annual meeting of shareholders and each of our Trust Managers standing for reelection were present at last year’s annual meeting.
    The following table identifies each committee of the Board, its members during 2021, its key functions, and the number of meetings held during 2021. Each member of the Audit, Compensation, and Nominating and Corporate Governance Committees satisfies the applicable independence requirements of applicable law, the SEC, and NYSE. Each committee reviews its respective written charter on an annual basis.
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Camden Property Trust Board of Trust Managers
Met six times in 2021

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Kelvin R. Westbrook INDEPENDENT LEAD
Primary Responsibilities
l Strategic oversight;
l Corporate governance;
l Shareholder advocacy; and
l Risk oversight.

Audit Committee
Met five times in 2021
Current Committee Members
Heather J. Brunner 1 image8.jpg
Javier E. Benito 2
Mark D. Gibson

1 Ms. Brunner was appointed chair of the Audit Committee effective February 17, 2022, replacing Ms. Sevilla-Sacasa, who is no longer a member of the Committee.

2 Mr. Benito was added to the Audit Committee effective February 17, 2022, replacing Ms. Khator, who is no longer a member of the Committee.

Primary Responsibilities
l Oversee the integrity of the Company’s consolidated financial statements and its compliance with legal and regulatory requirements;
l Supervise the Company’s internal audit function;
l Oversee the independent registered public accounting firm’s qualifications, independence, and performance;
l Appoint and replace the independent registered public accounting firm, approving the engagement fee of such firm, and pre-approving audit services and any permitted non-audit services; and
l Review, as it deems appropriate, the adequacy of the Company’s systems of disclosure controls and internal controls regarding financial reporting and accounting.
Charter
Last amended February 15, 2019
Financial Expertise
Ms. Brunner, and Messrs. Benito and Gibson are each an "audit committee financial expert," as such term is defined in Item 407(d)(5)(ii) of Regulation S-K, based on their expertise in accounting and financial management.
Report
The Audit Committee Report is set forth beginning on page 55
Compensation Committee
Met two times in 2021

Current Committee Members
Renu Khator image8.jpg
Scott S. Ingraham
Steven A. Webster

Primary Responsibilities
l Establish the Company’s general compensation philosophy and oversee the Company’s compensation programs and practices;
l Review and approve corporate goals and objectives relevant to the compensation of Named Executive Officers, evaluate annually the performance of the Named Executive Officers in light of the goals and objectives, and determine the compensation level of each Named Executive Officer based on this evaluation; and
l Review and approve any employment, severance, and termination agreements, or arrangements to be made with any Named Executive Officer.
Charter
Last amended July 24, 2019
Report
The Compensation Committee Report is set forth beginning on page 31

Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee
Met one time in 2021

Current Committee Members
Frances Aldrich Sevilla-Sacasa 1 image8.jpg
Scott S. Ingraham
Steven A. Webster

1 Ms. Sevilla-Sacasa was appointed chair of the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee effective February 17, 2022, replacing Ms. Brunner, who is no longer a member of the Committee.
Primary Responsibilities
l Recommend new Trust Managers to serve on the Company's Board;
l Select the Trust Manager nominees for election at meetings of shareholders;
l Ensure the Board and management are appropriately constituted to meet their fiduciary obligations to the Company’s shareholders and the Company;
l Develop and implement policies and processes regarding corporate governance matters, including the review, approval, or ratification of any transactions between the Company and any Trust Manager or executive officer; and
l Oversee the programs and initiatives in place supporting the Company's ESG efforts.
Charter
Last amended February 18, 2021
Executive Committee
No set meetings in 2021

Current Committee Members
Richard J. Campo image8.jpg
Scott S. Ingraham
Kelvin R. Westbrook

Primary Responsibilities
l Approve the acquisition and disposal of investments and the execution of contracts and agreements, including those related to the borrowing of money, in instances where a full Board meeting is not possible or practical; and
l Exercise all other powers of the Trust Managers in instances where a full Board meeting is not possible or practical, except for those which require action by all Trust Managers or the independent Trust Managers under the Company’s declaration of trust or bylaws or under applicable law.

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Additional Governance Matters

Guidelines on Governance and Codes of Ethics

The Board has adopted Guidelines on Governance to address significant corporate governance issues, which guidelines are available on the Investors' section of the Company’s website at www.camdenliving.com. These guidelines provide a framework for Camden’s corporate governance initiatives and cover a variety of topics, including the role of the Board, Board selection and composition, Board committees, Board operation and structure, Board orientation and evaluation, Board planning and oversight functions, and share ownership of certain officers. The Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee is responsible for overseeing and reviewing the guidelines and reporting and recommending to the Board any changes to the guidelines.
The Board has also adopted a Code of Business Conduct and Ethics, which is designed to help officers, Trust Managers, and employees resolve ethical issues in an increasingly complex business environment, which is available on the Investors' section of the Company’s website at www.camdenliving.com. It covers topics such as reporting unethical or illegal behavior, compliance with law, share trading, conflicts of interest, fair dealing, protection of Camden’s assets, disclosure of proprietary information, internal controls, personal community activities, business records, communication with external audiences, and obtaining assistance to help resolve ethical issues. Camden has also adopted a Code of Ethical Conduct for Senior Financial Officers, which is applicable to Camden’s principal executive officer, principal financial officer, principal accounting officer, and persons performing similar functions.
Communication with the Board

Any shareholder or interested party who wishes to communicate with the Board or any specific Trust Manager, including independent Trust Managers, may write to:
Lead Independent Trust Manager
Camden Property Trust
11 Greenway Plaza, Suite 2400
Houston, Texas 77046

Depending on the subject matter, the Lead Independent Trust Manager will:
l    forward the communication to the Trust Manager or Trust Managers to whom it is addressed (for example, if the communication received deals with questions, concerns or complaints regarding compensation, it will be forwarded to the chair of the Compensation Committee for review);
l    forward to management if appropriate (for example, if the communication is a request for information about Camden or its operations or it is a share-related matter which does not appear to require direct attention by the Board or an individual Trust Manager); or
l    not forward the communication if it is primarily commercial in nature or if it relates to an improper or irrelevant topic.
At each meeting of the Board, the Lead Independent Trust Manager will present a summary of all material communications received since the last meeting of the Board and will make those communications available to any Trust Manager on request.
Share Ownership Guidelines
The Board has adopted a share ownership policy for Trust Managers and certain senior officers. The current share ownership policy for Trust Managers provides for a minimum beneficial ownership target of the Company’s common shares with a market value of $250,000 within three years of joining the Board. The current share ownership policy for
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senior officers provides for a minimum beneficial ownership target of the Company’s common shares, achieved with the lesser of a multiple of base salary or number of shares, within five years of becoming a senior officer, as follows:
Senior OfficersAnnual Salary MultipleNumber of Shares
CEO
Executive Vice Chairman of the Board
   and President
6 times40,500
Executive Vice President4 times22,900
Senior Vice President3 times13,200

    The following forms of ownership are considered ownership of Company common shares for purposes of our current share ownership policy: common shares, Operating Partnership Units convertible to shares, common stock subject to stock options deferred under Camden deferred compensation plans, Restricted Share Awards, and Restricted Stock Units.

Each Trust Manager and senior officer is currently in compliance with the applicable ownership target guidelines, within the applicable time frame.
Short Selling and Hedging Prohibition

The Company’s Guidelines on Governance provide that Trust Managers and officers may not make “short sales” of any equity security of the Company. Short sales are defined as sales of securities the seller does not own at the time of the sale, or, if owned, securities that will not be delivered for a period longer than twenty days after the sale. In addition, Trust Managers and officers may not engage in transactions in derivatives of the Company’s equity securities, including hedging transactions.


BOARD COMPENSATION
We use a combination of cash and share-based compensation to attract and retain qualified candidates to serve on the Board. In setting Board compensation, the Board considers the significant amount of time Trust Managers expend in fulfilling their duties as well as the skill level required by members of the Board.
During 2021, we paid each independent Trust Manager who served during the year an annual fee of $71,000. A Trust Manager may elect to receive his or her annual fee in Camden shares. To the extent a Trust Manager elects to receive shares, the price used to determine the number of shares is two-thirds of our share price at the time the shares are issued (i.e., the value of the shares at the time of grant is 150% of the value of the cash the Trust Manager would have otherwise received). These shares will vest 25% on date of grant and 25% in each of the next three years, subject to accelerated vesting upon the Trust Manager reaching the age of 65 years. In addition, during 2021 each independent Trust Manager who served during the year received a fully-vested share award with a market value of approximately $100,000. In 2021, the following additional annual cash fees were paid:
Lead Independent Trust Manager$25,000 
Chair of the Audit Committee$25,000 
Chair of the Compensation Committee$20,000 
Chair of the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee$15,000 
Member of the Audit Committee (other than the Chair)$12,000 
Member of the Compensation Committee (other than the Chair)$5,000 
Member of the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee (other than the Chair)$2,500 



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The annual cash fees paid to the Trust Managers and members of certain committees were revised as follows effective May 12, 2022:

Annual fee paid to each of the non-employee Trust Managers
$80,000 
Member of the Compensation Committee (other than the Chair)$7,500 
Member of the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee (other than the Chair)$5,000 

We also reimburse Trust Managers for travel and other expenses incurred in connection with their activities on Camden’s behalf.

Cash fees for our Trust Managers are paid in advance at the start of each applicable period. Trust Managers may elect to defer payment of their cash compensation and/or share awards under our deferred compensation plan, the Camden Property Trust Non-Qualified Deferred Compensation Plan.
Director Compensation Table - Fiscal 2021
The table below summarizes the compensation the Company paid to each independent Trust Manager for 2021:
Name (1)
Fees Earned or Paid in Cash (2)
Stock Awards (3)
All Other Compensation(4)
Total
Heather J. Brunner$27,000 $206,546 $— $233,546 
Mark D. Gibson12,000 206,546 — 218,546 
Scott S. Ingraham7,500 206,546 — 214,046 
Renu Khator32,000 206,546 — 238,546 
William F. Paulsen— 206,546 159,897 366,443 
Frances Aldrich Sevilla-Sacasa25,000 206,546 — 231,546 
Steven A. Webster7,500 206,546 — 214,046 
Kelvin R. Westbrook25,000 206,546 — 231,546 

(1)    Richard J. Campo, Chairman of the Board and CEO, and D. Keith Oden, Executive Vice Chairman of the Board and President, are not included in this table as they are employees and thus receive no additional compensation for their services as Trust Managers. The compensation received by Messrs. Campo and Oden as employees is shown in the Summary Compensation Table on page 46.

(2)    This column reflects the annual cash fees paid for 2021 to the independent Trust Managers and for service on Board committees as described above.
(3)    The dollar amount reported is the aggregate grant date fair value of awards granted during the year computed in accordance with ASC 718, Compensation-Stock Compensation. Assumptions used in the calculation of these amounts are included in note 11 to the audited consolidated financial statements for the year ended December 31, 2021 included in the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2021.
Under SEC rules, the value of share awards is reported as compensation for the fiscal year in which the grant date (as determined for accounting purposes) occurs, whereas cash awards are reported as compensation for the fiscal year in which the compensation is earned. Accordingly, the grant date fair value of share awards included in the table above is the grant date fair value of share awards granted in 2021.
On May 13, 2021, each then current independent Trust Manager received an annual fully vested share award with a grant date fair value of $100,040 (with the difference between that value and $100,000 due to rounding to whole shares). Each then current independent Trust Manager elected to receive a share award in lieu of his or her annual cash fee for 2021. Accordingly, on May 13, 2021 each then current independent Trust Manager elected to receive a share award with a grant date value of $106,506 that vests as described above. $106,500 is 150% of the $71,000
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annual cash fee the Trust Manager would have received otherwise, and the difference between that grant date value and $106,500 is due to rounding to whole shares.

As of December 31, 2021, none of the independent Trust Managers held any vested or unvested ordinary share options and such persons held the following numbers of unvested share awards, in each case related to independent Trust Manager annual fees:
NameUnvested Share Awards
Heather J. Brunner1,535 
Mark D. Gibson1,290 
Scott S. Ingraham 1
— 
Renu Khator 1
— 
William F. Paulsen 1
— 
Frances Aldrich Sevilla-Sacasa 1
— 
Steven A. Webster 1
— 
Kelvin R. Westbrook 1
— 
1Subject to accelerated vesting upon recipient attaining at least age 65, and with respect to employees, also attaining at least ten or more years of service with the Company ("Retirement Eligible").

(4)     Represents amounts paid pursuant to a defined post-retirement benefit plan relating to prior service with Summit Properties, Inc. for secretarial, computer-related services, and office facilities. These benefits are not provided with respect to, nor are they contingent upon, his service on the Board.


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EXECUTIVE OFFICERS

There are no family relationships among any of the Trust Managers or executive officers. No executive officer was selected as a result of any arrangement or understanding between that executive officer and any other person. All executive officers are elected annually by, and serve at the discretion of, the Board.
The Company’s current Executive Officers and their ages, current positions and recent business experience (all of which was with Camden) are as follows:
NameAgePosition
Richard J. Campo67Chairman of the Board and CEO (May 1993 - present)
D. Keith Oden65Executive Vice Chairman of the Board and President (December 2021 -present); Executive Vice Chairman of the Board (July 2019 - December 2021); President (March 2008 - July 2019; December 2021 - present)
Alexander J. Jessett47
Executive Vice President - Chief Financial Officer, and Assistant Secretary (December 2021 - present); Executive Vice President - Finance, Chief Financial Officer, and Assistant Secretary (March 2020 - December 2021); Executive Vice President-Finance, Chief Financial Officer, Treasurer, and Assistant Secretary (December 2014 - March 2020); Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer, Treasurer, and Assistant Secretary (May 2013 - December 2014)
William W. Sengelmann63Executive Vice President - Real Estate Investments (December 2014-present); Senior Vice President - Real Estate Investments (March 2008 - December 2014)
Laurie A. Baker57Executive Vice President - Chief Operating Officer (December 2021 - present); Executive Vice President - Operations (April 2019 - December 2021); Senior Vice President - Fund and Asset Management (February 2012 - April 2019)

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SECURITY OWNERSHIP OF CERTAIN BENEFICIAL OWNERS AND MANAGEMENT
The following table shows how many shares were owned by the Trust Managers, nominees for Trust Manager and executive officers as of March 16, 2022 (with the exception of H. Malcolm Stewart, who retired December 31, 2021), including shares such persons had a right to acquire within 60 days after March 16, 2022 through the exercise of vested options to purchase shares held in a rabbi trust and through the exchange of units of limited partnership interest in the Company’s operating partnerships. The following table also shows how many shares were owned by beneficial owners of more than 5% of the Company’s common shares as of March 16, 2022. Unless otherwise noted, each person has sole voting and investment power over the shares indicated below.
Shares Beneficially Owned(2)(3)
Name and Address of Beneficial Owners (1)
Amount
Percent of Class(4)
The Vanguard Group, Inc.(5)
14,543,303 14.1%
BlackRock, Inc.(6)
12,700,923 12.3%
T. Rowe Price Associates, Inc. (7)
6,477,850 6.3%
State Street Corporation (8)
5,525,832 5.3%
Richard J. Campo (9)
705,569 *
D. Keith Oden (10)
551,139 *
William F. Paulsen(11)
323,060 *
H. Malcolm Stewart(12)
181,529 *
Scott S. Ingraham145,541 *
Steven A. Webster137,968 *
Alexander J. Jessett87,913 *
William W. Sengelmann66,263 *
Kelvin R. Westbrook25,225 *
Frances Aldrich Sevilla-Sacasa18,390 *
Renu Khator10,959 *
Heather J. Brunner8,469 *
Mark D. Gibson3,610 *
Javier E. Benito168 *
All Trust Managers and executive officers as a group (14 persons)(13)
2,144,832 2.0%
*    Less than 1%
(1)    The address for Mses. Sevilla-Sacasa, Khator, and Brunner, and Messrs. Campo, Oden, Paulsen, Stewart, Ingraham, Webster, Jessett, Sengelmann, Westbrook, Gibson, and Benito, is c/o Camden Property Trust, 11 Greenway Plaza, Suite 2400, Houston, Texas 77046.
(2)    These amounts include shares the following persons had a right to acquire within 60 days after March 16, 2022 through the exercise of vested options to purchase shares held in a rabbi trust pursuant to a Company deferred compensation plan and through the exchange of units of limited partnership interest in the Company’s operating partnerships. Each partnership unit is exchangeable for one common share. Each option represents the right to receive one common share upon exercise. The Company may elect to pay cash instead of issuing shares upon a tender of units for exchange.
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Vested Options Held in a Rabbi TrustUnits of Limited
Partnership Interest
Richard J. Campo506,650 — 
D. Keith Oden237,039 — 
William F. Paulsen— 284,000 
H. Malcolm Stewart125,597 — 
Scott S. Ingraham 80,291 — 
Steven A. Webster20,799 — 
Alexander J. Jessett— — 
William W. Sengelmann4,766 — 
Kelvin R. Westbrook— — 
Frances Aldrich Sevilla-Sacasa— — 
Renu Khator— — 
Heather J. Brunner— — 
Mark D. Gibson— — 
Javier E. Benito— — 
All Trust Managers and executive officers as a group
   (14 persons)(13)
866,623 284,000 
(3)    These amounts exclude the following unvested share awards:            
Richard J. Campo— 
D. Keith Oden— 
William F. Paulsen— 
H. Malcolm Stewart— 
Scott S. Ingraham — 
Steven A. Webster— 
Alexander J. Jessett20,197 
William W. Sengelmann16,509 
Kelvin R. Westbrook— 
Frances Aldrich Sevilla-Sacasa— 
Renu Khator— 
Heather J. Brunner755 
Mark D. Gibson755 
Javier E. Benito— 
All Trust Managers and executive officers as a group (14 persons)(13)
45,454 
(4)     On March 16, 2022, 2,091,769 common shares were held in a rabbi trust pursuant to a Company deferred compensation plan, and are treated as treasury shares for voting purposes; for purposes of calculating the percentage ownership of outstanding common shares in this proxy statement, these shares are not considered outstanding.
(5)    As reported in Amendment No. 19 to Schedule 13G filed with the SEC on February 9, 2022, The Vanguard Group, Inc. ("Vanguard") has shared voting power over 165,245 shares, sole dispositive power over 14,308,949 shares and shared dispositive power over 234,354 shares. The address of Vanguard is 100 Vanguard Boulevard, Malvern, Pennsylvania 19355.
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(6)    As reported in Amendment No. 13 to Schedule 13G filed with the SEC on January 25, 2022, BlackRock, Inc. has sole voting power over 11,575,509 shares and sole dispositive power over 12,700,923 shares. The address of BlackRock, Inc. is 55 East 52nd Street, New York, New York 10055.
(7)    As reported in Schedule 13G filed with the SEC on February 14, 2022, T. Rowe Price Associates, Inc. has sole voting power over 2,863,950 shares and sole dispositive power over 6,477,850 shares. The address of T. Rowe Price Associates, Inc. is 100 E. Pratt Street, Baltimore, Maryland, 21202.
(8)    As reported in Schedule 13G filed with the SEC on February 10, 2022, State Street corporation has shared voting power over 4,481,304 shares and shared dispositive power over 5,525,832 shares. The address of State Street Corporation is One Lincoln Street, Boston, Massachusetts, 02111.
(9)    Includes 285,779 shares held by a family Limited Partnership, which is owned approximately 99% by a family trust and approximately 1% by Mr. Campo.
(10)    Includes 157,886 shares held in a family Limited Partnership, which is owned approximately 99% by a family trust and approximately 1% by Mr. Oden.
(11)    Includes 10,700 shares held by Mr. Paulsen’s wife and 24,204 shares held by a related family foundation.
(12)    Share ownership for Mr. Stewart reflects direct holdings as of December 31, 2021, the last day on which he served as an executive officer of the Company, along with vested options to purchase shares held in a rabbi trust and ordinary share options exercisable within 60 days of such date.

(13)    Shares and/or units beneficially owned by more than one individual have been counted only once for this purpose. Excludes shares beneficially owned by Mr. Stewart, who no longer serves as an executive officer of the Company.
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PROPOSAL 2 - ADVISORY VOTE ON EXECUTIVE COMPENSATION
ü The Board recommends you vote FOR approval of the advisory vote on executive compensation.
In accordance with SEC rules, shareholders are being asked to approve, on an advisory or nonbinding basis, the compensation of the Company’s Named Executive Officers as disclosed in this proxy statement.
As described in detail under the heading “Executive Compensation - Compensation Discussion and Analysis,” the Company’s executive compensation programs are designed to attract, motivate and retain executives who have the motivation, experience and skills necessary to lead the Company effectively. Under these programs, the Named Executive Officers are rewarded for the achievement of specific annual, long-term and strategic goals. Please read the “Compensation Discussion and Analysis” beginning on page 32 and the tables that follow for additional details about the Company’s executive compensation programs, including information about the 2021 compensation of the Named Executive Officers.
Shareholders approved the Company’s executive compensation at the Company’s 2021 annual meeting of shareholders by an approximate 93% affirmative vote. The Compensation Committee continually reviews the compensation programs for our Named Executive Officers to help ensure they achieve the desired goals of aligning our executive compensation structure with our shareholders’ interests and current market practices. As a result of its review process, the Compensation Committee:
l    provides a significant portion of each executive’s compensation as variable compensation through bonuses which are awarded based on achievement of pre-established performance goals; and
l    generally provides more than half of each executive's total compensation in the form of long-term equity-based awards to more closely align the interests of the Company’s executives with those of its shareholders and to maximize retention through multi-year vesting schedules.
In addition, we are committed to good corporate governance to promote the long-term interests of shareholders. We have an independent Compensation Committee that has retained an independent compensation consultant, and we have adopted anti-hedging and clawback policies and share ownership guidelines for our Named Executive Officers.
The Company is asking shareholders to indicate their support for its Named Executive Officer compensation program as described in this proxy statement. This vote is not intended to address any specific item of compensation, but rather the overall compensation of the Named Executive Officers and the philosophy, policies and practices described in this proxy statement. Accordingly, the Company will ask its shareholders to vote “FOR” the following resolution at the annual meeting:
“RESOLVED, the Company’s shareholders approve, on an advisory basis, the compensation of the Named Executive Officers, as disclosed in the Company’s Proxy Statement for the 2022 Annual Meeting of Shareholders pursuant to the compensation disclosure rules of the SEC, including the Compensation Discussion and Analysis, the 2021 Summary Compensation Table and the other related tables and disclosures.”
This vote is advisory, and therefore not binding on the Company, the Compensation Committee or the Board, and will not be construed as overruling a decision by, or creating or implying an additional duty for, the Company, the Compensation Committee or the Board. The Board and the Compensation Committee value the opinions of shareholders and to the extent there is any significant vote against the Named Executive Officer compensation as disclosed in this proxy statement, the Company will consider shareholders’ concerns and the Compensation Committee will evaluate whether any actions are necessary to address those concerns. The Company currently conducts annual advisory votes on executive compensation, and expects to conduct the next advisory vote at the Company’s 2023 annual meeting of shareholders.
The proposal will be approved if it receives the affirmative vote of a majority of shares represented in person or by proxy at the meeting.
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EXECUTIVE COMPENSATION

Compensation Committee Report

The Compensation Committee has reviewed and discussed the Compensation Discussion and Analysis with management and, based on such review and discussions, the Compensation Committee recommended the Compensation Discussion and Analysis be included in this proxy statement.
THE COMPENSATION COMMITTEE

Renu Khator, Chair
Scott Ingraham
Steven A. Webster

Compensation Committee Interlocks and Insider Participation

    During 2021, the Compensation Committee consisted of Renu Khator, Scott Ingraham and Steven A. Webster. None of these persons are an employee or officer of the Company nor has any relationship or affiliation with the Company requiring disclosure by the Company under SEC rules requiring disclosure of certain relationships and related person transactions, except as described on page 60. None of the Company’s executive officers served as a director or as a member of a compensation committee (or other committee serving an equivalent function) of any other entity, the executive officers of which served as a director or member of the Compensation Committee during 2021.
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Compensation Discussion and Analysis

Overview
    This Compensation Discussion and Analysis describes the key principles and factors underlying our executive compensation policies for 2021 for the Company’s Named Executive Officers, who were:
l Chairman of the Board and CEO, Richard J. Campo;
l Executive Vice Chairman of the Board and President, D. Keith Oden1;
l President and Chief Operating Officer, H. Malcolm Stewart2;
l Executive Vice President-Chief Financial Officer, and Assistant Secretary, Alexander J. Jessett; and
l Executive Vice President-Real Estate Investments, William W. Sengelmann.
1 On October 28, 2021, we announced D. Keith Oden was appointed as Executive Vice Chairman of the Board and President, effective December 31, 2021.
2 On October 28, 2021, we announced Laurie A. Baker was appointed as Executive Vice President-Chief Operating Officer following the retirement of H. Malcolm Stewart as President and Chief Operating Officer, effective December 31, 2021. Mr. Stewart received consideration in accordance with a Separation Agreement and General Release between Mr. Stewart and the Company. See further discussion below in the section "Annual Incentives" beginning on page 37.
Our shareholders approved the Company’s executive compensation program at the 2021 annual meeting of shareholders by an approximate 93% affirmative vote. Based on this high level of support, the Compensation Committee did not change its general approach to executive compensation for 2021. The Compensation Committee will continue to consider the outcomes of our advisory say-on-pay proposals when making future compensation decisions for the Named Executive Officers.
Pay for Performance

“The compensation of our Named Executive Officers is tied to those performance metrics we believe are most highly correlated to growth in long-term shareholder value, while balancing the competitive nature of our industry for top talent, and the challenges of this past year relating to the COVID-19 pandemic.”
Renu Khator, Compensation Committee Chair

    At Camden, both the Board and our management team believe consistently strong operating results equate to long-term shareholder value creation. For 2021, approximately 86% of Mr. Campo’s total compensation and approximately 86% of the total compensation for our other Named Executive Officers, as reported in the Summary Compensation Table, was not guaranteed but was tied directly to performance and/or the value of our shares, as depicted in the following pay mix charts.
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(1) Includes Mr. Stewart's lump sum cash payment of $3.0 million he received pursuant to his separation agreement.

Key Executive Compensation Performance Metrics of Achievement
    It is our goal to set challenging, yet achievable goals for our management team. The key performance metric achievements used to determine the performance award component of our executive compensation for our Named Executive Officers for 2021 is listed below.
l
We consider FFO1 to be a key metric. In 2021, FFO per share totaled $5.39 per diluted share, which was above our original guidance of $4.80 to $5.20.
l
Same Property NOI1 growth illustrates our ability to grow in current markets. In 2021, Same Property NOI growth was 4.8%, which was higher than our original guidance of (2.7%) to 1.0%.
l
In an effort to maintain appropriate and manageable levels of debt, the Company utilizes the Net Debt/Adjusted EBITDA2 Ratio as a key metric. In 2021, our ratio was 4.4x, which was better than our target of 5.2x.
lWe continually assess our properties and future growth opportunities. The performance of our individual properties is extremely important. As such, yields from stabilized acquisitions/developments are a key metric. In 2021, the weighted average yields on our stabilized development properties were 0.30% above our targeted pro forma.
1 A reconciliation of net income attributable to common shareholders to FFO, diluted EPS to FFO diluted per share, net income to NOI and same property net operating income for the year ended December 31, 2021 is contained in either the Company’s 2021 Annual Report on Form 10-K filed on February 17, 2022 or in its earnings release furnished on a Current Report on Form 8-K filed on February 3, 2022.

2 Net Debt/Adjusted EBITDA Ratio is defined by the Company as the average notes payable less the average cash balance and short-term investments over the period (“Net Debt”) divided by Adjusted EBITDA (“Adjusted EBITDA”). The Company defines Adjusted EBITDA as earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (“EBITDA”), including net operating income from discontinued operations, excluding equity in (income) loss of joint ventures, (gain) loss on sale of unconsolidated joint venture interests, gain on acquisition of controlling interest in joint ventures, gain on sale of operating properties including land, net of tax, loss on early retirement of debt, and income (loss) allocated to non-controlling interests. The Company considers Adjusted EBITDA to be an appropriate supplemental measure of operating performance to net income attributable to common shareholders because it represents income before non-cash depreciation and the cost of debt, and excludes gains or losses from property dispositions. A reconciliation of net income attributable to common shareholders to Adjusted EBITDA for the year ended December 31, 2021 is contained in the Company's earnings release furnished on a Current Report on Form 8-K filed on February 3, 2022.

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Company’s Compensation Philosophy
Executive Compensation Objectives.
l    Support the Company’s business strategy and business plan by clearly communicating what is expected of Named Executive Officers with respect to goals and results and by rewarding achievement;
l    Attract, motivate, and retain Named Executive Officers who have the motivation, experience and skills necessary to lead the Company effectively and deliver on the Company’s profitability, growth, and total return to shareholder objectives; and
l    Link management’s success in enhancing long-term shareholder value, given market conditions, with executive compensation.
Mix of Compensation Elements. When setting compensation, the Compensation Committee seeks to achieve a balance between:
l    Fixed and variable pay;
l    Short-term and long-term pay; and
l    Cash and equity.
    As highlighted above, the mix of executive compensation elements for the Named Executive Officers is heavily weighted toward variable and equity-based compensation to align compensation with performance and the creation of shareholder value. In awarding annual incentives, the Compensation Committee sets financial and operating performance goals at the corporate level while considering individual performance assessments.
Determination of Compensation
Compensation Committee. Our executive compensation program is administered under the direction of the Compensation Committee of the Board. The Compensation Committee determines the compensation, including related terms of employment agreements, for each of the Named Executive Officers.
The Compensation Committee meets outside of the presence of management to discuss compensation decisions and matters relating to the development and implementation of executive compensation programs.
Except as otherwise noted in this Compensation Discussion and Analysis, decisions by the Compensation Committee are subjective and the result of the Compensation Committee’s business judgment, which is informed by the experiences of the members of the Compensation Committee as well as analysis and input from, and comparable peer data provided by, the Compensation Committee’s independent compensation consultant.
Executive Officer Roles in Setting Compensation. Messrs. Campo and Oden make recommendations to the Compensation Committee based on the compensation philosophy and objectives set by the Compensation Committee as well as current business conditions. More specifically, for each Named Executive Officer, Messrs. Campo and Oden review competitive market data and recommend to the Compensation Committee performance measures and target goals for use under the Company's annual bonus program, in each case for the review, discussion, and approval of the Compensation Committee. For each Named Executive Officer other than themselves, Messrs. Campo and Oden also review the rationale and guidelines for compensation and annual share awards for the review, discussion, and approval of the Compensation Committee. Messrs. Campo and Oden may attend meetings of the Compensation Committee at the request of the Compensation Committee chair, but do not attend executive sessions and do not participate in any Compensation Committee discussions relating to the final determination of their own compensation.
Competitive Considerations. Salaries, annual bonus levels, and long-term incentive award grant levels for the Named Executive Officers are determined by the Compensation Committee based on its subjective evaluation of a variety of factors, including:
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l    the nature and responsibility of the executive’s position;

l    the impact, contribution, expertise, and experience of the individual Named Executive Officer;

l    the importance of retaining the individual along with the competitiveness of the market for the individual Named Executive Officer’s talent and services;

l    internal equity relative to compensation among the Named Executive Officers and external equity relative to compensation of executives in similar positions with the peer group companies discussed below; and

l    the recommendations of Messrs. Campo and Oden (as to the other Named Executive Officers).

Camden operates and recruits talent across diverse markets and makes each compensation decision in the context of the particular situation, including the individual’s specific roles, responsibilities, qualifications, and experience. Camden takes into account information about the competitive market for executive talent, but because individual roles and experience levels vary among companies and Named Executive Officers, the Compensation Committee believes reviewing external compensation should be only one of a variety of factors for establishing compensation. Therefore, the Compensation Committee generally reviews information regarding competitive conditions from a variety of sources in making compensation decisions. These sources include reports of the Compensation Committee’s outside compensation consultant, NFP Compensation Consulting (formerly Longnecker & Associates) (“NFPCC”), industry studies and compensation surveys as well as publicly-available information regarding a peer group of public REITs listed and discussed below. In reviewing these studies and surveys, the Compensation Committee considers aggregate information only and does not focus on any particular company within these studies and surveys (other than the peer companies specified below).

Compensation Consultant. The Compensation Committee retained NFPCC, a consulting firm specializing in executive compensation and corporate governance, to provide advice on Camden’s executive compensation program for 2021. Neither NFPCC nor any of its affiliates provided any services to Camden or any of its affiliates during 2021 except for the executive compensation consulting services provided to the Compensation Committee. In 2021, NFPCC’s services for the Compensation Committee included: (i) advising the Compensation Committee with regards to Company goal setting; (ii) advising the Compensation Committee with respect to determining the membership of the Company’s 2021 Peer Group, as described below; and (iii) advising the Compensation Committee with respect to the amount and form of compensation for the Named Executive Officers, as described below. The Compensation Committee has assessed the independence of NFPCC and believes its engagement of NFPCC raises no conflicts of interest with the Company or any of its Board members or executive officers.
Peer Group. The Compensation Committee, with the advice of NFPCC, selected the companies identified in the chart below to make up the Company’s peer group considered by the Compensation Committee in making its executive compensation decisions for 2021, including salary and target bonus levels. The Compensation Committee selected these companies because they were public REITs the Compensation Committee considered to be similar to the Company when taking the following factors into account (in the aggregate, with no one factor being determinative): engaged in business in the same or similar markets as Camden, revenue, market capitalization, target markets, asset quality, financial, and organization structure, as well as companies which potentially compete for executive talent.
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Camden Property Trust Peer Group
American Campus Communities, Inc.Invitation Homes, Inc.
AvalonBay Communities, Inc.Kimco Realty Corporation
Brixmor Property Group, Inc.Mid-America Apartment Communities, Inc.
CubeSmartNational Retail Properties, Inc.
Duke Realty CorporationSpirit Realty Capital, Inc.
Equity LifeStyle Properties, Inc.Sun Communities, Inc.
Equity ResidentialThe Macerich Company
Essex Property Trust, Inc.UDR, Inc.
Federal Realty Investment TrustUniti Group Inc.
Gaming & Leisure Properties, Inc.


Elements of Total Annual Direct Compensation
For the Named Executive Officers, we believe equity and performance-based compensation should be a higher percentage of total compensation than for other officers of the Company. We believe equity and performance-based compensation should be tied to achievement of strategic and financial goals and building long-term shareholder value. The performance of the Named Executive Officers has a strong and direct impact in achieving these goals.
In making decisions with respect to any element of a Named Executive Officer’s compensation, the Compensation Committee considers the total compensation which may be awarded to such officer, including salary, annual bonus, performance awards, and long-term incentive compensation. The Compensation Committee’s goal is to award compensation which is reasonable in relation to its compensation philosophy when all elements of potential compensation are considered.
Compensation ElementPurpose
Base SalaryAttract and retain high-performing leaders with a competitive level of fixed compensation that reflects responsibilities, experience, value to the Company, and demonstrated performance.
Annual IncentivesMotivate executives to achieve financial and non-financial key performance objectives.
Long-Term Incentive CompensationAlign the interests of executives with shareholders by tying award values to long-term Company performance, while promoting retention and stability among the management team.
Base Salary
In reviewing and adjusting the base salary levels for the Named Executive Officers, the Compensation Committee considers the factors discussed on page 34 under Competitive Considerations. Merit-based increases in base salary may also be awarded to the Named Executive Officers from time to time based on the achievement of Company-wide goals and individual goals which relate to their respective areas of responsibility.
    2021 Increases. The Compensation Committee increased each Named Executive Officer’s annual base salary level in 2021. The Compensation Committee determined these increases were reasonable based on its review of salary levels for similar positions in the peer group of companies in order to maintain competitive salary levels for the Named Executive Officers. The following table provides the 2020 and 2021 salaries for each Named Executive Officer.
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Named Executive Officer2020 Salary2021 Salary% Change
Richard J. Campo$582,714 $600,196 3.0%
D. Keith Oden582,714 600,196 3.0%
H. Malcolm Stewart493,485 508,290 3.0%
Alexander J. Jessett477,405 491,727 3.0%
William W. Sengelmann424,360 437,091 3.0%

Annual Incentives
Annual Bonus. The Compensation Committee has established a bonus target, as a percentage of base salary, for each Named Executive Officer. The 2021 target bonus percentage for each of Messrs. Campo and Oden was 300%, and the target bonus percentage for each of the other Named Executive Officers was 200%. In determining the target bonus for each Named Executive Officer, the Compensation Committee takes into account the factors discussed on page 34 under Competitive Considerations. The maximum bonus that may be awarded to a Named Executive Officer is currently 175% of target bonus.
To more fully tie compensation to long-term performance, Named Executive Officers may elect to receive up to 50% of their annual bonuses in Camden shares. To the extent a Named Executive Officer elects to receive shares, the price used to determine the number of shares is two-thirds of our share price at the time the shares are issued (i.e., the value of the shares at the time of grant is 150% of the value of the cash portion of the annual bonus the Named Executive Officer would have otherwise received). Historically, most Named Executive Officers have elected to receive the maximum 50% in shares (and all of the Named Executive Officers elected to receive the maximum in shares for 2021, except for Mr. Stewart, who retired December 31, 2021), further tying each officer's compensation to longer term shareholder value creation. To provide an additional retention incentive, the shares issued pursuant to these grants vest 25% on the grant date and 25% on February 15th of each of the next three years1.
1Subject to accelerated vesting upon recipient reaching Retirement Eligibility, or as described in “Potential Payments Upon Termination or Change in Control” below.

The annual bonus process for the Named Executive Officers involves the following basic steps:
Step 1
Set Company Financial
Goals
The Compensation Committee discusses recommendations for financial performance measures and performance ranges for the Company with the Chairman of the Board/CEO and the Executive Vice Chairman of the Board and President, and then sets performance goals for the Company.
Step 2
Setting Other Performance
Objectives
For Named Executive Officers other than Messrs. Campo and Oden, the Compensation Committee approves other performance objectives for the executive and his individual area of responsibility. These objectives take into account the recommendations of the Chairman of the Board/CEO and the Executive Vice Chairman of the Board and President and are intended to account for performance beyond purely financial measures.
Step 3
Setting Weightings of Goals
and Objectives
The Compensation Committee approves the weightings of the financial goals and other performance objectives to help incentivize a high level of performance by the individual executive. These weightings take into account the recommendations of the Chairman of the Board/CEO and the Executive Vice Chairman of the Board and President.
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Step 4
Measuring Performance
After the end of the year, the Compensation Committee reviews actual performance against each of the financial goals and other performance objectives established at the outset of the year. In determining the extent to which the financial goals are met for a given period, the Compensation Committee exercises its judgment whether to reflect or exclude the impact of equity offerings, changes in accounting principles, and non-recurring, extraordinary, unusual or infrequently occurring events. Consistent with its philosophy that a higher percentage of the most senior Named Executive Officers’ compensation should be tied to Company performance measures, the higher the individual’s position, the more heavily the bonus opportunity is weighted by the Company’s performance.

Messrs. Campo and Oden
Mr. Stewart
Messrs. Jessett and Sengelmann
100% Company performance
75% Company/25% Individual
50% Company/50% Individual
Step 5
Final Bonus Determination
The next step in the process is to determine each Named Executive Officer's actual bonus taking into account the Named Executive Officer's target bonus opportunity and actual performance results achieved for the year.

For purposes of determining 2021 annual bonuses for the Named Executive Officers, the Compensation Committee established individual performance objectives, and relative weightings for those objectives, for each of the Named Executive Officers other than Messrs. Campo and Oden. In setting the individual performance objectives, the Compensation Committee considered the recommendations of Messrs. Campo and Oden. The Compensation Committee did not establish specific individual performance objectives for Messrs. Campo and Oden given their responsibility for the overall operations of the Company. The 2021 individual performance objectives, and relative weightings, established by the Compensation Committee for Messrs. Stewart, Jessett, and Sengelmann were as follows:

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Executive/WeightingsMetricWeighting
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Same property NOI performance35%
The timely completion of construction and facilities projects in accordance with applicable budgets25%
The management of various Company strategic and business programs15%
The achievement of same property revenue growth in the top half of market competitors10%
The achievement of departmental budgets5%
The effectiveness in training, mentoring, and developing management personnel5%
The effectiveness in developing and promoting corporate culture to employees5%
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The effectiveness in supervising financial reporting and forecasting and related functions, systems, and personnel40%
The effectiveness in managing the Company’s balance sheet40%
The effectiveness in managing the Company’s insurance function10%
The effectiveness in overseeing the Company's internal audit function5%
The effectiveness in communicating Camden vision, strategy and culture to employees5%
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The addition of new projects to the development pipeline35%
The effectiveness in consummating acquisitions and dispositions20%
Yields on developments and completion of developments in accordance with applicable budgets20%
The commencement of construction of budgeted new development projects20%
The achievement of departmental budgets, and communicating corporate culture to employees5%

As discussed above, Malcolm Stewart retired December 31, 2021. Pursuant to the terms of a Separation Agreement, and General Release between him and the Company, Mr. Stewart received a lump sum cash payment, less any applicable federal and state payroll tax deductions, equal to (i) Mr. Stewart's anticipated annual bonus and value of bonus shares he would have been eligible to receive in February 2022, (ii) a performance bonus in lieu of any potential performance award he may have been eligible to receive in February 2022, and (iii) a restricted share award value equivalent payment which equaled the approximate value of restricted share awards he may have been eligible to receive in February 2022.
As also described above, each of the Named Executive Officers, excluding Mr. Stewart, who retired on December 31, 2021, elected to receive 50% of the executive's annual bonus in the form of a share award. The following table shows each Named Executive Officer's total annual bonus for 2021 before the share award conversion and the portion of each Named Executive Officer's annual bonus paid for 2021 that was paid in cash, with the balance having been converted to a share award as described above.
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Named Executive OfficerTotal Annual Bonus for 2021Portion of Annual Bonus for 2021 Paid in Cash
Richard J. Campo$2,750,000 $1,375,000 
D. Keith Oden2,750,000 1,375,000 
Alexander J. Jessett1,329,185 664,593 
William W. Sengelmann1,067,583 533,792 
    
    The amounts of the annual bonus paid to each Named Executive Officer in the form of cash and share awards are set forth in the table below under “2021 Compensation Decisions” in the columns under “Annual Bonus.” (page 42). In accordance with SEC rules, the portion of the annual bonus paid in cash is reported in the Summary Compensation Table (page 46) in the column under “Non-Equity Incentive Plan Compensation” for 2021, while the portion of the annual bonus paid in shares will be reported in the Summary Compensation Table in the proxy statement for the Company’s 2023 annual meeting in the column under “Stock Awards” because the shares are not issued until 2022.

Performance Award. The compensation program provides for an additional award linked to corporate annual performance. The objective of the award program is to reward individuals for the achievement of specific corporate goals, which the Compensation Committee believes correlate closely with growth of long-term shareholder value.
Under this performance award program, the Named Executive Officers have been awarded notional common shares, which do not represent actual common shares, the number of which is based upon their position with the Company. The notional shares expire on the tenth anniversary of the date of grant. The number of notional shares held by each Named Executive Officer in 2021 was the same as in 2020, and ranged between 35,000 and 60,000 notional shares. No Named Executive Officer received any additional notional shares in 2021. The holders of notional shares receive an annual cash payment equal to their number of notional shares multiplied by a percentage, determined based on Company performance as described below, of the actual dividends declared during the year for Company common shares.
Listed below are the Company performance goals which were established for 2021 and utilized by the Compensation Committee to determine 2021 annual performance awards for the Named Executive Officers, along with the weightings assigned to each goal and the Company’s achievement of the 2021 performance goals.
WeightThreshold Goal (75% Payout)Target Goal (100% Payout)Maximum (150% Payout)Actual PerformanceAchievement
FFO per share40%$4.80$5.00$5.20$5.39150%
Same property NOI growth35%
(2.70%)
(0.85%)
1.00%
4.75%
150%
Net Debt/Adjusted EBITDA Ratio20%
5.45 x
5.20 x
4.95 x
4.38 x
150%
Underwritten Yields on Acquisitions/Developments1
5%6.54%6.79%7.04%7.09%150%
Total100%150%
Based on the achievements and weightings described above, the Compensation Committee determined the overall achievement percentage of Company performance for 2021 was 150%.

1 Based on Camden North End I and Grandview II.
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Based on the weighted achievement level of corporate goals under the performance award program being 150% each of the Named Executive Officers, excluding Mr. Stewart, who retired on December 31, 2021, received the following cash payments in 2022 under the Performance Award Program for performance in 2021 based on the following number of notional shares held by the named Executive Officer:
Named Executive OfficerNumber of Notional Shares2021 Cash Payments
Richard J. Campo60,000$298,800 
D. Keith Oden60,000298,800 
Alexander J. Jessett
35,000174,300 
William W. Sengelmann35,000174,300 
These cash payments are reflected in the table below under “2021 Compensation Decisions” in the column entitled “Performance Award” (page 42), and are included in the column entitled "Non-Equity Incentive Plan Compensation" of the Summary Compensation Table (page 46).
Long-Term Incentive Compensation
Purpose. The long-term incentive program provides annual awards in the form of share awards and/or share options, which vest over time, subject to Retirement Eligibility. The objective of the program is to align compensation for the Named Executive Officers over a multi-year period directly with the interests of shareholders by motivating and rewarding creation and preservation of long-term shareholder value. To further this objective, we have adopted Share Ownership Guidelines as described on page 22 above that provide for the Named Executive Officers to own a specified level of our shares. In determining the levels of long-term incentives to award the Named Executive Officers, the Compensation Committee considers the factors discussed on page 34 under Competitive Considerations.
Equity-Based Awards. Share and option awards reward shareholder value creation in slightly different ways. Option awards (which have exercise prices equal to the fair market value of the Company’s common shares on the date of grant) reward the Named Executive Officers only if the share price increases from the date of grant. Share awards are impacted by all share price changes, so the value to the Named Executive Officers is affected by both increases and decreases in share price from the market price at the date of grant.
    Long-Term Compensation Awards. In February 2022, the Compensation Committee awarded share awards to each Named Executive Officer.
    As described above, each Named Executive Officer, excluding Mr. Stewart, who retired on December 31, 2021, also elected to receive a portion of his annual bonus for 2021 in the form of a share award (with the balance of the bonus being paid in cash as reflected in the table on page 46). The number of shares subject to each annual bonus share award and each 2021 annual share award granted by the Company is set forth below.
Named Executive OfficerGrant
Date
Number of SharesAward Type
Richard J. Campo1
2/16/227,116 Share Award
2/16/2212,594 Annual Bonus-Share Award
D. Keith Oden1
2/16/227,116 Share Award
2/16/2212,594 Annual Bonus-Share Award
Alexander J. Jessett2/16/224,519 Share Award
2/16/226,088 Annual Bonus-Share Award
William W. Sengelmann2/16/223,888 Share Award
2/16/224,890 Annual Bonus-Share Award
1 Messrs. Campo and Oden became Retirement Eligible in 2019 and 2021, respectively, and all new share awards granted to either of them vest on date of grant. None of the other Named Executive Officers are currently Retirement Eligible.
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The grant date fair values of the annual bonus and other share awards granted in February 2022 will be included in the Summary Compensation and Grants of Plan-Based Awards tables in the proxy statement for the 2023 annual meeting of shareholders.
    In February 2021, the Compensation Committee also approved annual bonus and annual bonus share awards for each of the Named Executive Officers based on 2020 performance. These awards are described in the Company’s proxy statement for its 2021 annual meeting. Pursuant to SEC rules, the grant date fair values of the annual bonus and other share awards granted in February 2021 are included in the Summary Compensation and Grants of Plan-Based Awards tables below in this proxy statement as 2021 compensation.

Subject to the Retirement Eligible designation and the acceleration of awards as described under “Potential Payments Upon Termination or Change in Control” below, (i) share awards made in 2021 and 2022 vest in three equal annual installments beginning on February 15th in the year following the year of grant; and (ii) annual bonus share awards vest 25% immediately on the date of grant and 25% in three equal annual installments beginning on February 15th in the year following the year of grant. As noted above, the price used to determine the number of shares subject to the annual bonus share awards is two-thirds of our share price at the time the shares are issued (i.e., the value of the shares at the time of grant is 150% of the value of the portion of the annual bonus the Named Executive Officer would have otherwise received if a cash payment had been elected).

2021 Compensation Decisions
    The table below presents the 2021 compensation for each Named Executive Officer in the manner the Compensation Committee considers compensation for the Named Executive Officers, as explained below. This table differs from compensation reported in the 2021 Summary Compensation Table in that it reflects the value of our Named Executive Officers’ long-term equity incentive awards as compensation for the year immediately prior to the year in which they are granted, rather than the year in which they were granted (e.g., long-term compensation awards granted in February 2022 are shown in the table below as 2021 compensation) as the Compensation Committee considers them to be compensation for the just-completed year. While compensation reported in the 2021 Summary Compensation Table is useful, the disclosure rules of the SEC do not take into account the retrospective nature of our executive compensation program and therefore create a one-year lag between the value of our Named Executive Officers’ long-term compensation awards and the year to which the Compensation Committee believes they relate (e.g., long-term equity incentive awards granted in February 2022 will not, in accordance with the SEC’s rules, be shown in the Summary Compensation Table until our 2023 Proxy Statement as 2022 compensation). This table supplements, and does not replace, the 2021 Summary Compensation Table on page 46.
Annual BonusLong-Term Compensation
NameSalaryCash Bonus
Share Award (1)
Performance Award
Share
Award (1)
OtherTotal
Richard J. Campo$600,196 $1,375,000 $2,062,519 $298,800 $1,165,387 $— $5,501,902 
D. Keith Oden600,196 1,375,000 2,062,519 298,800 1,165,387 — 5,501,902 
H. Malcolm Stewart (2)
508,290 — — — — 3,000,000 3,508,290 
Alexander J. Jessett
491,727 664,593 997,032 174,300 740,077 — 3,067,729 
William W. Sengelmann437,091 533,792 800,835 174,300 636,738 — 2,582,756 
(1)The dollar amount reported is the aggregate grant date fair value of share awards granted in February 2022 computed in accordance with ASC 718, Compensation-Stock Compensation. Assumptions used in the calculation of these amounts are included in note 11 to the Company's audited consolidated financial statements for the year ended December 31, 2021 included in its Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2021.
(2)Mr. Stewart retired effective December 31, 2021 and pursuant to his separation agreement, received a lump sum of $3.0 million.


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Policy Regarding Clawback of Compensation
The Company’s Guidelines on Governance provide if the Company is required to restate its financial results due to material noncompliance with financial reporting requirements under the securities laws as a result of misconduct by a Named Executive Officer, the Company may recover incentive compensation from such Named Executive Officer (including profits realized from the sale of the Company’s securities). In such a situation, the Board would exercise its business judgment to determine what action it believes is appropriate. Action may include recovery or cancellation of any bonus or incentive payments made to a Named Executive Officer on the basis of having met or exceeded performance targets during a period of fraudulent activity or a material misstatement of financial results. These actions would be taken only if the Board determines such recovery or cancellation is appropriate due to intentional misconduct by the Named Executive Officer which resulted in performance targets being achieved which would not have been achieved absent such misconduct.
Deferred Compensation Plans and Termination Payments
Deferred Compensation Plans. Camden maintains a deferred compensation plan for the benefit of the Company’s officers, Trust Managers, and other key employees in which the participant may elect to defer cash compensation and share awards and, prior to 2005, certain options granted under Camden’s share incentive plans. We believe providing these individuals with the opportunity to defer compensation is a cost-effective way to permit them to receive the tax benefits associated with delaying the income tax event on the deferred amount, even though the related deduction for Camden is also deferred.
Termination and Change in Control Payments. Since the Company’s initial public offering in 1993, it has provided its Named Executive Officers with the ability to receive severance payments, plus, in some cases, a gross-up payment, if certain situations occur, such as termination without cause or a change in control. The objective of these benefits is to recruit and retain talent in a competitive market. Benefits which would be provided in connection with a change in control are also intended to motivate Named Executive Officers to remain with the Company through the transaction despite the uncertainty and dislocation which arises in the context of change in control situations. These potential payments are summarized below and more fully described under “Potential Payments Upon Termination or Change in Control” (page 52). The Company's agreements with its Named Executive Officers that include tax gross-up provisions were entered into prior to 2012. Since that time, the Company has not entered into any new arrangements with its Named Executive Officers that include tax gross-up provisions.
Perquisites and Other Personal Benefits. The Company does not provide material perquisites or other benefits to the Named Executive Officers. The Named Executive Officers participate in the Company’s 401(k) and other benefit plans on the same terms as other employees.
Employment Agreements
To help recruit and retain talent in a competitive market, the Company enters into employment agreements with all of its Named Executive Officers. These employment agreements are more fully described below under “Employment Agreements” (page 49).
With respect to Mr. Stewart, who retired December 31, 2021, please see discussion of Separation Agreement and General Release of Claims above in "Annual Incentives" beginning on page 37.


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Compensation Policies and Practices Relating to Risk Management
The Compensation Committee conducts regular analytical reviews focusing on several key areas of Camden’s compensation program for its Named Executive Officers, including external market compensation data, pay mix, selection of performance metrics, goal setting process, and internal equity (compensation differences between individuals). These reviews provided a process to consider if any of Camden’s current programs, practices or procedures regarding Named Executive Officer compensation should be altered to help ensure Camden maintains an appropriate balance between prudent business risk and resulting compensation.
As a result of this process, the Compensation Committee concluded that while a significant portion of Camden’s Named Executive Officer compensation program is performance-based, the program does not encourage excessive or unnecessary risk-taking and Camden’s policies and procedures largely achieved the appropriate balance between annual goals and Camden’s long-term financial success and growth. While risk-taking is a necessary part of growing a business, the Compensation Committee focuses on aligning Camden’s compensation policies with its long-term interests so as to not encourage excessive or unnecessary risk-taking, as follows:
l    Use of Long-Term Compensation. In general, more than half of each Named Executive Officer's total compensation is non-cash compensation in the form of long-term equity-based awards to more closely align the interests of Camden's Named Executive Officers with those of Camden’s shareholders and to maximize retention insofar as equity-based awards are subject to time-based vesting, which is usually over a period of at least three years subject to accelerated vesting when the holder becomes Retirement Eligible, or upon certain terminations of the holder’s employment as described under “Potential Payments Upon Termination or Change in Control” below. This vesting period encourages Named Executive Officers to focus on sustaining Camden’s long-term performance. These grants are typically made annually, so officers generally have unvested awards which could decrease significantly in value if Camden’s stock price declines in value.
l    Payment of Annual Bonuses in Shares. To more fully tie compensation to long-term performance, Named Executive Officers may elect to receive up to 50% of their annual bonuses in shares of the Company. To the extent a Named Executive Officer elects to receive shares, the price used to determine the number of shares is two-thirds of our share price at the time the shares are issued (i.e., the value of the shares at the time of grant is 150% of the value of the cash the Named Executive Officer would have otherwise received). These shares vest 25% on date of grant and 25% in each of the next three years subject to accelerated vesting when the holder become Retirement Eligible, or upon certain terminations of the holder’s employment as described under “Potential Payments Upon Termination or Change in Control” below. Historically, most Named Executive Officers have elected to receive the maximum 50% in shares, further aligning the executive’s compensation with the creation of shareholder value.
l    Share Ownership Guidelines. The Board has adopted a share ownership policy for the Named Executive Officers, which is described above under “Governance of the Company-Share Ownership Guidelines.” Each Named Executive Officer currently meets the applicable ownership target. The Compensation Committee believes these guidelines help to ensure each Named Executive Officer will have a significant amount of personal wealth tied to long-term holdings in Camden’s shares.
l    Use of Clawbacks. The Company’s Guidelines on Governance provide if Camden is required to restate its financial results due to material noncompliance with financial reporting requirements under the securities laws as a result of misconduct by a Named Executive Officer, Camden may recover incentive compensation from such Named Executive Officer (including profits realized from the sale of its securities), as described above under “Compensation Discussion and Analysis-Policy Regarding Clawback of Compensation.”
l    Performance Metrics. The Compensation Committee believes in linking pay with performance. In 2021, Camden used a variety of quantifiable performance metrics for the annual performance awards, as described in more detail under “Compensation Discussion and Analysis-2021 Compensation Decisions.”
In summary, by structuring Camden’s compensation program so that a considerable amount of a Named Executive Officer’s compensation is tied to Camden’s long-term success and share value, we believe we avoid creating the type of
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disproportionately large short-term incentives which could encourage the Named Executive Officers to take risks that are not in Camden’s long-term interests. Camden provides incentives for the Named Executive Officers to manage for long-term growth in a prudent manner.
This Compensation Discussion and Analysis includes certain discussions regarding the Company, its business and individual measures used in assessing performance. These measures are discussed in the limited context of our executive compensation program. You should not interpret them as statements of the Company’s expectations or as any form of guidance by the Company. We caution and urge you not to apply the statements or disclosures made in this Compensation Discussion and Analysis in any other context.

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Compensation Tables
Summary Compensation Table - Fiscal 2019-2021
    The table below summarizes the total compensation earned by each of the Named Executive Officers during each of the three years ended December 31, 2019, December 31, 2020 and December 31, 2021.
Name and Principal PositionYearSalaryBonus
Stock Awards (1)
Option Awards
Non-Equity Incentive Plan Compensation (2)
All Other Compensation (3)
Total
Richard J. Campo
Chairman of the
Board and Chief Executive Officer
2021$600,196 $— $2,008,427 $— $1,673,800 $3,000 $4,285,423 
2020582,714 — 2,386,360 — 895,357 3,000 3,867,431 
2019565,742 — 2,386,362 — 1,098,361 3,000 4,053,465 
D. Keith Oden
Executive Vice Chairman of the Board and President
2021$600,196 $— $2,008,427 $— $1,673,800 $3,000 $4,285,423 
2020582,714 — 2,386,360 — 895,357 3,000 3,867,431 
2019565,742 — 2,386,362 — 1,098,361 3,000 4,053,465 
H. Malcolm Stewart
President and Chief Operating
Officer
2021$508,290 $— $1,838,714 $— $— $3,003,000 $5,350,004 
2020493,485 — 1,748,654 — 660,935 3,000 2,906,074 
2019479,112 — 1,748,552 — 837,850 3,000 3,068,514 
Alexander J. Jessett
Executive Vice President-
Chief Financial Officer, and Assistant Secretary
2021$491,727 $— $1,446,349 $— $838,893 $3,000 $2,779,969 
2020477,405 — 1,364,004 — 604,175 3,000 2,448,584 
2019463,500 — 1,273,943 — 715,150 3,000 2,455,593 
William W. Sengelmann
Executive Vice President-
Real Estate Investments
2021$437,091 $— $1,164,636 $— $708,092 $3,000 $2,312,819 
2020424,360 — 1,098,461 — 485,265 3,000 2,011,086 
2019412,000 — 1,098,417 — 607,050 3,000 2,120,467 
(1)    The dollar amount reported is the aggregate grant date fair value of share awards granted during the year computed in accordance with ASC 718, Compensation-Stock Compensation. Assumptions used in the calculation of these amounts are included in note 11 to the Company’s audited consolidated financial statements for the year ended December 31, 2021 included in its Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2021.
    Under SEC rules, the value of share awards is reported as compensation for the fiscal year in which the grant date (as determined for accounting purposes) occurs, whereas cash awards are reported as compensation for the fiscal year in which the compensation is earned. Accordingly, the grant date fair value of share awards included in the table above is the grant date fair value of share awards granted in 2021. As discussed above in the Compensation Discussion and Analysis, in February 2022 the Compensation Committee granted annual share awards to the Named Executive Officers, assessed the individual’s performance level for 2021, and determined 2021 annual bonuses based on that assessment. The Compensation Committee's view is that all share awards granted in February 2022 relate to 2021. However, in accordance with applicable SEC rules, the cash bonuses awarded based on 2021 performance are reported in the Summary Compensation Table as compensation for 2021, while the share grants awarded in February 2022 will be reported in the executive compensation tables in next year’s proxy statement as compensation for fiscal 2022.
    
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The following table sets forth the portions of the annual bonuses for each year paid in shares (both the number of shares paid and the dollar value of those shares based on the closing price for a share on the applicable payment date):
2021 1
2020 2
2019 3
SharesValueSharesValueSharesValue
Richard J. Campo8,122 $843,064 10,364 $1,220,983 12,382 $1,220,989 
D. Keith Oden8,122 843,064 10,364 1,220,983 12,382 1,220,989 
H. Malcolm Stewart9,552 991,498 7,651 901,364 9,140 901,295 
Alexander J. Jessett8,731 906,278 6,994 823,963 8,355 823,887 
William W. Sengelmann7,013 727,949 5,617 661,739 6,711 661,772 
1 As determined by the Compensation Committee on February 17, 2021. In May 2020, Richard J. Campo and D. Keith Oden each voluntarily waived the right to receive future bonus compensation of $500,000 so that such amount could be contributed to the Camden Resident Relief Funds and to the Employee Relief Fund. As a result, the portion of the annual bonus paid in shares set forth in the table above approved by the Compensation Committee for 2020 for each of Messrs. Campo and Oden reflects the $500,000 reduction.
2 As determined by the Compensation Committee on February 19, 2020.
3As determined by the Compensation Committee on February 14, 2019.
In each case, the balance of the annual bonus for the applicable year was paid in cash in the amounts reported in note (3) below.
(2)    Represents the following cash awards:
(a)     Portions of the annual bonus paid in cash as follows:
    
2021 1
2020 2
2019 3
Richard J. Campo$1,375,000 $895,357 $813,961 
D. Keith Oden1,375,000 895,357 813,961 
H. Malcolm Stewart— 660,935 600,850 
Alexander J. Jessett664,593 604,175 549,250 
William W. Sengelmann533,792 485,265 441,150 
1 As determined by the Compensation Committee on February 16, 2022, as discussed in more detail starting on page 37 under the heading “Annual Bonus.”
2 As determined by the Compensation Committee on February 17, 2021.
3 As determined by the Compensation Committee on February 19, 2020.
(b)    Cash awards made under the Performance Award Program, which is discussed in further detail on page 40 under the heading “Performance Award,” as follows:
202120202019
Richard J. Campo$298,800 $— $284,400 
D. Keith Oden298,800 — 284,400 
H. Malcolm Stewart— — 237,000 
Alexander J. Jessett174,300 — 165,900 
William W. Sengelmann174,300 — 165,900 
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(3)    Represents matching contributions under the Company’s 401(k) plan. For H. Malcolm Stewart, also represents the lump sum cash payment of $3.0 million paid pursuant to the separation agreement and general release.
Grants of Plan Based Awards - Fiscal 2021
    The following table sets forth certain information with respect to awards granted during the year ended December 31, 2021 for each Named Executive Officer under the annual bonus, performance award and long-term compensation programs. The amounts shown in the All Other Stock Awards: Number of Shares of Stock or Units column reflect the actual share awards made in February 2021 with respect to performance in 2020. The Company did not issue any option awards during 2021 and at December 31, 2021, there were no option awards outstanding.
NameGrant
Date
Estimated Future Payouts Under
Non-Equity Incentive Plan Awards
All Other Stock Awards: Number of Shares of Stock or Units
Grant Date Fair Value of Stock and Option Awards
ThresholdTargetMaximum
Richard J. Campo
2/17/21 (1)
— $1,800,588 $3,151,029 — — 
 
2/17/21(2)
— 199,200 298,800 — — 
2/17/21 (3)
— 11,227 $1,165,363 
2/17/21 (4)
— 8,122 843,064 
D. Keith Oden
2/17/21 (1)
— $1,800,588 $3,151,029 — — 
 
2/17/21 (2)
— 199,200 298,800 — — 
2/17/21 (3)
— 11,227 $1,165,363 
2/17/21 (4)
— 8,122 843,064 
H. Malcolm Stewart
2/17/21 (1)
— $1,016,580 $1,779,015 — — 
 
2/17/21(2)
— 166,000 249,000 — — 
2/17/21 (3)
— 8,162 $847,216 
2/17/21 (4)
— 9,552 991,498 
Alexander J. Jessett
2/17/21 (1)
— $983,454 $1,721,045 — — 
 
2/17/21 (2)
— 116,200 174,300 — — 
2/17/21 (3)
— 5,203 $540,071 
2/17/21 (4)
— 8,731 906,278 
William W. Sengelmann
2/17/21 (1)
— $874,182 $1,529,819 — — 
 
2/17/21(2)
— 116,200 174,300 — — 
2/17/21 (3)
— — — 4,207 $436,687 
2/17/21 (4)
— — — 7,013 727,949 

(1)    Reflects the target and maximum payment level for 2021 under the annual bonus program, which represents the total bonus amount. However, the Named Executive Officers may elect to receive up to 50% of their annual bonuses in Camden shares, which would be included in the Stock Awards column in the Summary Compensation Table. The actual amounts received by the Named Executive Officers under the annual bonus program for 2021 are set out in the Compensation Discussion and Analysis and Summary Compensation Table. The Company does not use pre-set thresholds to determine awards under its annual bonus or long-term compensation programs.

(2)    Reflects the target and maximum payment levels for 2021 under the performance award program, which levels were established in February 2021. The actual amounts received by the Named Executive Officers under the performance award program for 2021 are set out in the Summary Compensation Table. The Company does not use pre-set thresholds to determine awards under its annual bonus or long-term compensation programs.

(3)    Granted in February 2021 under the long-term incentive program for performance in 2020. The award vests in three equal annual installments beginning on February 15th following the first anniversary of the date of the grant (subject to the Retirement Eligible provision as defined on page 37 and acceleration provisions upon certain terminations of employment as described under “Potential Payments Upon Termination or Change in Control” on page 52), except that the awards granted to Messrs. Campo and Stewart were fully vested at grant as they were Retirement Eligible.
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(4)    Granted in February 2021 under the annual bonus program for performance in 2020. The award vests 25% on the date of grant and 25% on February 15th of each of the next three years (subject to the Retirement Eligible provision as defined on page 25 and acceleration provisions upon certain terminations of employment as described under “Potential Payments Upon Termination or Change in Control” on page 52), except that the awards granted to Messrs. Campo and Stewart were fully vested at grant as they were Retirement Eligible.

Employment Agreements
    The Company has entered into an employment agreement with each of Messrs. Campo, Oden, Stewart, Jessett, and Sengelmann. The agreements with Messrs. Campo and Oden expire on July 22, 2022. However, on July 22 of each year, the expiration date of the agreements with Messrs. Campo and Oden will automatically be extended by one additional year so as a result of such extension the then remaining term of employment will be one year. The employment agreement of Mr. Stewart was superseded by a separation and general release agreement, which was entered into in connection with his retirement effective December 31, 2021. His employment agreement prior to this separation agreement is described herein. The agreements with Messrs. Jessett, and Sengelmann expire on August 20, 2022. However, on August 20 of each year, the expiration date of the agreements with Messrs. Jessett, and Sengelmann will automatically be extended by one additional year, unless either party provides notice of termination at least six months prior to the date of expiration. Messrs. Campo and Oden each received an annual base salary of $600,196 for 2021 and Messrs. Stewart, Jessett, and Sengelmann received a 2021 annual base salary of $508,290, $491,727, and $437,091, respectively. The agreements generally provide that an executive’s annual base salary may be increased, but it may not be decreased, by the Company. The agreements also provide each such Named Executive Officer is eligible for annual incentive compensation and long-term compensation as determined by the Board or the Compensation Committee in its sole discretion, and to health/dental insurance, life insurance, disability insurance, and similar benefits available to employees. Each employment agreement contains provisions relating to compensation payable to the respective Named Executive Officer in the event of a change in control of the Company (in the case of Messrs. Campo, Oden, and Stewart) or a termination of such Named Executive Officer’s employment, which provisions are described below under “Potential Payments Upon Termination or Change in Control” (page 52). Each employment agreement includes a confidentiality covenant and twelve month post-termination non-compete and non-solicitation covenants (provided that the non-compete and non-solicitation covenants will not apply in the case of a termination by the Company without cause, or, in the case of Messrs. Campo and Oden, by the executive with good reason). The employment agreements also provide that the executive is entitled to reimbursement of legal fees and expenses related to disputes regarding the employment agreement following a change in control of the Company.

Outstanding Equity Awards at Fiscal 2021 Year-End
The following table sets forth certain information with respect to the market value as of December 31, 2021 of all unvested share awards held by each Named Executive Officer as of December 31, 2021:
Stock Awards
Number of Shares or Units of Stock That Have Not Vested (1)
Market Value of Shares or Units of Stock That Have Not Vested
Name
Richard J. Campo— (2)$— 
D. Keith Oden— (2)$— 
H. Malcolm Stewart— (2)$— 
Alexander J. Jessett21,916 $3,915,951 
William W. Sengelmann17,902 $3,198,730 


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(1)    The following table shows the dates on which the awards in the outstanding equity awards table vest and the corresponding number of shares (subject to the Retirement Eligible provision as defined on page 25 and acceleration provisions upon certain terminations of the holder's employment as described under "Potential Payments Upon Termination or Change In Control" on page 52):
Number of Shares Vesting
Vesting DateRichard J. CampoD. Keith OdenH. Malcolm StewartAlexander J. JessettWilliam W. Sengelmann
2/15/2022— — — 10,804 8,949 
2/15/2023— — — 7,194 5,796 
2/15/2024— — — 3,918 3,157 
Total— — — 21,916 17,902 
(2)    Messrs. Campo, Oden and Stewart became Retirement Eligible in 2019, 2021, and 2016, respectively, and as a result all share awards granted to them are fully vested on the date of grant.

Stock Vested - Fiscal 2021
The following table sets forth for each Named Executive Officer certain information with respect to share awards vested during 2021:
Stock Awards
NameNumber of Shares
Acquired on Vesting
Value Realized
on Vesting (1)
Richard J. Campo19,349 $2,058,734 
D. Keith Oden65,046 8,569,470 
H. Malcolm Stewart17,714 1,884,770 
Alexander J. Jessett12,866 1,368,942 
William W. Sengelmann10,989 1,169,230 

(1) The dollar amounts shown in this column for stock awards are determined by multiplying the number of shares that vested by the per-share closing price of our common shares on the vesting date.
Non-Qualified Deferred Compensation
Effective January 1, 2005, the Compensation Committee established a deferred compensation plan for the benefit of Camden’s officers, Trust Managers, and other key employees in which the participant may elect to defer cash compensation, options, and/or share awards granted under Camden’s share incentive plans. A participant has a fully vested right to his or her cash deferral amounts and deferred option and share awards vest in accordance with their respective terms.
    Prior to the establishment of Camden’s deferred compensation plan in 2005, the Compensation Committee established a rabbi trust for the benefit of Camden’s officers, Trust Managers, and other key employees in which, in previous years, such persons had the option to place share grants and other deferred compensation. A participant may purchase assets held by the rabbi trust at any time within 30 years from the date of vesting. The purchase price of a share is 25% of the fair value of such share on the date the share was placed in the rabbi trust. The purchase price of any other asset is 25% of the fair value of such asset on the date the asset was placed in the rabbi trust. The rabbi trust is in use only for deferrals made prior to the establishment of Camden’s deferred compensation plan in 2005.
    
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The following table provides certain information regarding contributions to, withdrawals from and earnings in the rabbi trust and the deferred compensation plan as of December 31, 2021:
Name
Executive Contributions in Last FY (1)
Aggregate Earnings in Last FY (2)
Aggregate Withdrawals/
Distributions (3)
Aggregate Balance at Last FYE (4)
Richard J. Campo
Rabbi Trust$— $42,271,840 $— $96,835,205 
Deferred Compensation Plan2,008,427 9,209,403 (4,915,517)25,539,482 
Total$2,008,427 $51,481,243 $(4,915,517)$122,374,687 
D. Keith Oden
Rabbi Trust$— $34,771,990 $(27,068,331)$61,998,352 
Deferred Compensation Plan3,204,682 12,397,558 (2,758,768)51,186,286 
Total$3,204,682 47,169,548 $(29,827,099)$113,184,638 
H. Malcolm Stewart
Rabbi Trust
$— $9,884,378 $(2,749,399)$22,441,672 
Deferred Compensation Plan1,838,714 4,393,926 (2,365,169)17,648,263 
Total$1,838,714 $14,278,304 $(5,114,568)$40,089,935 
Alexander J. Jessett
  Rabbi Trust$— $— $— $— 
  Deferred Compensation Plan1,446,349 6,905,265 — 15,803,337 
Total$1,446,349 $6,905,265 $ $15,803,337 
William W. Sengelmann
Rabbi Trust$— $377,563 $(441,468)$851,589 
Deferred Compensation Plan1,164,636 5,923,719 (818,320)16,851,351 
Total$1,164,636 $6,301,282 $(1,259,788)$17,702,940 
(1) Reflects 2021 share awards the Named Executive Officer elected to defer; the grant date fair values of these awards are included in the “Stock Awards” column of the Summary Compensation Table on page 46. The Company credits to the participant’s account an amount equal to the amount designated as the participant’s deferral for the plan year as indicated in the participant’s deferral election. A participant has a fully-vested right to his cash deferral amounts, and the deferred share awards will vest in accordance with their terms. Amounts deferred by the participants in 2021 are comprised of the following share awards: Messrs. Campo and Oden-$2,008,427 each; Mr. Stewart-$1,838,714; Mr. Jessett-$1,446,349; and Mr. Sengelmann-$1,164,636. The balance of the amount reported in this column for Mr. Oden represents cash compensation he elected to defer. This amount is included in the “Salary/Non-Equity Incentive Plan Compensation” columns of the Summary Compensation Table on page 46.
(2) Aggregate earnings in 2021 represent the net unrealized gain or loss reported by the administrator of the non-qualified deferred compensation plans, and represent the unrealized appreciation or depreciation of the Company’s shares and dividends on previously deferred share awards, salary and bonuses. The gains or losses on the deferred compensation plans do not include any Company or Named Executive Officer contributions, and are not included in the Summary Compensation Table on page 46.
(3) Includes amounts to be paid to the Company by the Named Executive Officer upon withdrawals from the deferred compensation plans as follows: Mr. Campo-$5,554,713; Mr. Oden-$3,629,107; Mr. Stewart-$1,320,481; Mr. Jessett-$0; and Mr. Sengelmann-$50,897.
(4)    Includes the following aggregate amounts previously reported in the Summary Compensation Table on page 46 for 2020 and 2019, combined: Mr. Campo-$4,772,722; Mr. Oden-$7,532,136; Mr. Stewart-$3,497,206; Mr. Jessett-$2,637,947; and Mr. Sengelmann-$2,196,878
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