SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
WASHINGTON, DC 20549
PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF
THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934
Date of Report (Date of Earliest Event Reported): December 15, 2006
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ITEM 1.01. ENTRY INTO A MATERIAL DEFINITIVE AGREEMENT.
On December 14, 2006, the Board of Directors (the Board) of MFA Mortgage Investments, Inc. (MFA) approved the recommendation of its Compensation Committee to amend, effective January 1, 2007, the annual compensation package paid to its non-employee directors. The Board adjusted the compensation paid to non-employee directors as follows: (i) the annual retainer for all non-employee directors was increased from $40,000 per year to $60,000 per year; (ii) the annual chair fee paid to the Chairman of the Audit Committee was increased from $10,000 per year to $12,500 per year; and (iii) the annual chair fee paid to the Chairman of each of the Compensation Committee and the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee was increased from $5,000 per year to $7,500 per year. In addition, the Board approved, pursuant to MFAs 2004 Equity Compensation Plan, an annual grant of equity compensation to the non-employee directors of 2,500 shares of restricted stock. The Board also approved the elimination of the payment of any meeting fees to the non-employee directors.
ITEM 7.01. REGULATION FD DISCLOSURE.
MFA issued a press release, dated December 15, 2006, announcing common stock dividend information for the fourth quarter of 2006, which is attached hereto as Exhibit 99.1 and incorporated herein by reference.
The information referenced under Item 7.01 (including Exhibit 99.1 referenced in Item 9.01 below) of this Current Report on Form 8-K is being furnished under Item 7.01. Regulation FD Disclosure and, as such, shall not be deemed to be filed for the purposes of Section 18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the Exchange Act), or otherwise subject to the liabilities of that Section. The information referenced under Item 7.01 (including Exhibit 99.1 referenced in Item 9.01 below) of this Current Report on Form 8-K shall not be incorporated by reference into any registration statement, report or other document filed by MFA pursuant to the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the Securities Act), except as shall be expressly set forth by specific reference in such filing.
As discussed therein, the press release may contain forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Securities Act and the Exchange Act and, as such, may involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and assumptions. These forward-looking statements relate to MFAs current expectations and are subject to the limitations and qualifications set forth in the press release as well as in MFAs other documents filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including, without limitation, that actual events and/or results may differ materially from those projected in such forward-looking statements.
ITEM 9.01. FINANCIAL STATEMENTS AND EXHIBITS.
|99.1||Press Release, dated December 15, 2006, announcing common stock dividend information for the fourth quarter of 2006.|
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.
|MFA MORTGAGE INVESTMENTS, INC.|
|By:||/s/Timothy W. Korth|
|Timothy W. Korth|
|General Counsel and Senior Vice President Business Development|
Date: December 15, 2006