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The problem of optimal simultaneous regional pole placement for a collection of linear time-invariant systems via a single static output feedback controller is considered. The cost function to be minimized is a weighted sum of quadratic performance indices of the systems. The constrained region for each system can be the intersection of several open half-planes and/or open disks. This problem cannot be solved by the linear matrix inequality (LMI) approach since it is a nonconvex optimization problem. Based on the barrier method, we instead solve an auxiliary minimization problem to obtain an approximate solution to the original constrained optimization problem. Moreover, solution algorithms are provided for finding the optimal solution. Furthermore, a necessary and sufficient condition for the existence of admissible solutions to the simultaneous regional pole placement problem is derived. Finally, two examples are given for illustration.