AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF
SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934
Report (Date of Earliest Event Reported): May 10,
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8.01 Other Events.
about April 6, 2010, MFA Financial, Inc. (“MFA”) mailed a Proxy Statement
describing the matters to be voted on by MFA's stockholders at its annual
meeting to be held on May 20, 2010, including the approval of MFA's 2010 Equity
Compensation Plan (the "2010 Equity Compensation Plan"), which, if approved,
would increase the number of shares of common stock available for grant by MFA
under the 2010 Equity Compensation Plan to 20,000,000.
feedback that MFA received from RiskMetrics Group (formerly Institutional
Shareholder Services), MFA's Board of Directors approved an amendment to Section
6 of the 2010 Equity Compensation Plan that would reduce the number of shares of
common stock available for issuance under the 2010 Equity Compensation Plan from
20,000,000 to 13,500,000 shares if the 2010 Equity Compensation Plan proposal is
approved by stockholders.
Equity Compensation Plan was filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission
as Annex I to the Proxy Statement on April 6, 2010. The description
of the 2010 Equity Compensation Plan is qualified in its entirety by reference
to the full text of the Amended and Restated 2010 Equity Compensation Plan which
is attached to this Current Report on Form 8-K as Exhibit 10.1.
amendment was approved by MFA's board of directors on May 10, 2010, and is
subject to, and effective upon, the approval of the Amended and Restated 2010
Equity Compensation Plan by MFA's stockholders at its annual
Statements and Exhibits.
Financial, Inc.'s Amended and Restated 2010 Equity Compensation
to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has
duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto
/s/ Timothy W.
Counsel, Senior Vice President and