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CIM Chimera Investment

Filed: 11 Jun 21, 4:30pm
UNITED STATES
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, DC 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):
June 10, 2021

CHIMERA INVESTMENT CORPORATION
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

Maryland
001-33796
26-0630461
(State or Other Jurisdiction
of Incorporation)
(Commission
File Number)
(IRS Employer
Identification No.)

520 Madison Avenue,
32nd Floor
New York, New York
10022
(Address of principal executive offices)(Zip Code)

Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (212) 626-2300


(Former Name or Former Address, if Changed Since Last Report)

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)

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

Title of each class
 Trading Symbol(s)
 Name of Each Exchange on Which Registered
 
 
 
 
 
Common Stock, par value $0.01 per share
 CIM
 New York Stock Exchange
8.00% Series A Cumulative Redeemable Preferred Stock
 CIM PRA
 New York Stock Exchange
8.00% Series B Cumulative Fixed-to-Floating Rate Redeemable Preferred Stock
 CIM PRB
 New York Stock Exchange
7.75% Series C Cumulative Fixed-to-Floating Rate Redeemable Preferred Stock
 CIM PRC
 New York Stock Exchange
8.00% Series D Cumulative Fixed-to-Floating Rate Redeemable Preferred Stock
 CIM PRD
 New York Stock Exchange

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.    ☐

Item 5.07.   Submission of Matters to a Vote of Security Holders

On June 10, 2021, the Company held its Annual Meeting for the purpose of: (i) electing two Class II directors to serve on the Board until the 2024 Annual Meeting of Stockholders; (ii) approving an amendment to the Company’s charter to declassify the Board of Directors; (iii) recommending, by a non-binding advisory vote, the Company’s executive compensation; and (iv) ratifying the appointment of Ernst & Young LLP as the Company’s independent registered public accounting firm for the current fiscal year.  

The total number of shares of common stock entitled to vote at the Annual Meeting was 230,713,880, of which 178,213,637 shares, or 77.24%, were present in person or by proxy.

The final voting results for each of the proposals submitted to a vote of stockholders at the Annual Meeting are set forth below.

Proposal 1.   The election of two Class II directors to serve on the Board until the 2024 Annual Meeting of Stockholders.
DirectorForAgainstAbstentionsBroker Non-Votes
Class II    
Debra W. Still110,321,0985,988,729554,36861,349,442
Mohit Marria114,151,1282,128,410584,65761,349,442

Based on the foregoing votes, Debra W. Still and Mohit Marria were elected as Class II directors to serve on the Board until the 2024 Annual Meeting of Stockholders and until their successors are duly elected and qualify.     

Proposal 2. A vote on an amendment to the Company’s charter to declassify the Board of Directors.
ForAgainstAbstentionsBroker Non-Votes
114,019,6471,701,6191,142,92961,349,442

Proposal 3.  A vote on a non-binding advisory resolution on the Company’s executive compensation.
ForAgainstAbstentionsBroker Non-Votes
100,375,92015,113,0501,375,22561,349,442

Proposal 4.  Ratification of the appointment of Ernst & Young LLP as independent registered public accounting firm for the Company for the current fiscal year.
ForAgainstAbstentions 
175,185,0741,893,2131,135,350 

Further information regarding these proposals is set forth in the Company’s definitive proxy statement on Schedule 14A filed with the SEC on April 27, 2021.

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.

 Chimera Investment Corporation
   
   
 By:
/s/ Rob Colligan
 
  Name:  Rob Colligan
  Title:    Chief Financial Officer
    
    
Date:    June 11, 2021