Unassociated Document
Washington, DC 20549
Pursuant to Section 13 OR 15(d) of the
Securities Exchange Act of 1934
December 12, 2008
Date of report (Date of earliest event reported)
MFA Mortgage Investments, Inc.
(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in Its Charter)
(State or Other Jurisdiction of
Incorporation or Organization)
(Commission File Number)
(I.R.S. Employer
Identification No.)
350 Park Avenue, 21st Floor
New York, New York
(Address of Principal Executive Offices)
(Zip Code)
(212) 207-6400
(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)

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Item 1.01 Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement
On December 12, 2008, MFA Mortgage Investments, Inc. (the “Company”) entered into a Sales Agreement (the “Agreement”) with Cantor Fitzgerald & Co., as sales agent (the “Sales Agent”).  In accordance with the terms of the Agreement, the Company may offer and sell up to 40,000,000 shares of common stock, par value $0.01 per share (the “Shares”), from time to time through the Sales Agent.  Sales of the Shares, if any, may be made in privately negotiated transactions and/or by any other method permitted by law, including, but not limited to, sales at other than a fixed price made on or through the facilities of the New York Stock Exchange, or sales made to or through a market maker or through an electronic communications network, or in any other manner that may be deemed to be an “at-the-market offering” as defined in Rule 415 of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended.  The Sales Agent will make all sales on a best efforts basis using commercially reasonable efforts consistent with its normal trading and sales practices on mutually agreed terms between the Company and the Sales Agent.
The compensation payable to the Sales Agent for sales of the Shares sold pursuant to the Agreement shall be equal to up to two and one-half percent (2.5%) of the gross sales price per share for any shares of common stock sold under the Sales Agreement.
Item 9.01 Exhibits
(d) Exhibits
The following exhibit is filed as part of this current report in accordance with the provisions of Item 601 of Regulation S-K:
Sales Agreement, dated December 12, 2008, between the Company and the Sales Agent.

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.
Dated: December 12, 2008
/s/ Timothy W. Korth  
    Name: Timothy W. Korth  
    Title:   General Counsel and Senior
            Vice President — Business Development