|(State or Other Jurisdiction of
Incorporation or Organization)
|(Commission File Number)||(I.R.S. Employer
|350 Park Avenue, 21st
New York, New York
(Address of Principal Executive Offices)
Item 1.01 Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement
On January 7, 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 12,500,000 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 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
The following exhibit is filed as part of this current report in accordance with the provisions of Item 601 of Regulation S-K:
1.1 Sales Agreement, dated January 7, 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: January 7, 2008