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ABR Arbor Realty Trust

Filed: 26 May 21, 5:16pm

 

 

UNITED STATES

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

Washington, D.C. 20549

 

FORM 8-K

 

CURRENT REPORT

Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934

 

Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported):

 

May 26, 2021 (May 26, 2021)

 

Arbor Realty Trust, Inc.

(EXACT NAME OF REGISTRANT AS SPECIFIED IN ITS CHARTER)

 

maryland

(STATE OF INCORPORATION)

 

001-32136 20-0057959
(COMMISSION FILE NUMBER) (IRS EMPLOYER ID. NUMBER)

 

333 Earle Ovington Boulevard, Suite 900
Uniondale, New York11553
(ADDRESS OF PRINCIPAL EXECUTIVE OFFICES)(ZIP CODE)

 

(516) 506-4200

(REGISTRANT’S TELEPHONE NUMBER, INCLUDING AREA CODE)

 

Check the appropriate box below if the Form 8-K filing is intended to simultaneously satisfy the filing obligation of the registrant under any of the following provisions:

 

¨Written communications pursuant to Rule 425 under the Securities Act (17 CFR 230.425)

 

¨Soliciting material pursuant to Rule 14a-12 under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.14a-12)

 

¨Pre-commencement communications pursuant to Rule 14d-2(b) under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.14d-2(b))

 

¨Pre-commencement communications pursuant to Rule 13e-4(c) under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.13e-4(c))

 

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is an emerging growth company as defined in Rule 405 of the Securities Act of 1933 (§230.405 of this chapter) or Rule 12b-2 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (§240.12b-2 of this chapter).

 

Emerging growth company ¨

 

If an emerging growth company, indicate by check mark if the registrant has elected not to use the extended transition period for complying with any new or revised financial accounting standards provided pursuant to Section 13(a) of the Exchange Act. ¨

 

Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:

 

Title of each class Trading symbols Name of each exchange on which registered
Common Stock, par value $0.01 per share ABR New York Stock Exchange
Preferred Stock, 8.25% Series A Cumulative Redeemable, par value $0.01 per share ABR-PA New York Stock Exchange
Preferred Stock, 7.75% Series B Cumulative Redeemable, par value $0.01 per share ABR-PB New York Stock Exchange
Preferred Stock, 8.50% Series C Cumulative Redeemable, par value $0.01 per share ABR-PC New York Stock Exchange

 

 

 

 

 

Item 5.07Submission of Matters to a Vote of Security Holders

 

On May 26, 2021, Arbor Realty Trust, Inc. held its virtual annual meeting of stockholders. At the meeting, the stockholders voted as indicated below on the following proposals:

 

1.Election of three Class III directors for a three-year term of office expiring at the 2024 annual meeting of stockholders.

 

Nominee Votes Cast For  Withheld  Broker Non-Vote 
Kenneth J. Bacon 68,461,050  12,398,480  37,884,260 
William C. Green 71,579,844  9,279,686  37,884,260 
Elliot Schwartz 59,204,284  21,655,246  37,884,260 

 

Each nominee received more than the majority of the votes cast and was each elected as a director of Arbor Realty Trust, Inc.

 

2.Ratification of the appointment of Ernst & Young LLP as the independent registered public accounting firm of Arbor Realty Trust, Inc. for the fiscal year 2021.

 

For  Against  Abstain  Broker Non-Vote 
 116,113,811  2,352,401  277,578  0 

 

Proposal 2 was approved.

 

 

 

 

SIGNATURE

 

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.

 

 ARBOR REALTY TRUST, INC.
   
 By:/s/ Paul Elenio
 Name:Paul Elenio
 Title:Chief Financial Officer

 

Date: May 26, 2021