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ARR ARMOUR Residential REIT

Filed: 13 May 21, 4:44pm

UNITED STATES
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
WASHINGTON, D.C. 20549
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FORM 8-K
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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 13, 2021

ARMOUR Residential REIT, Inc.
(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in Its Charter)

Maryland001-3476626-1908763
(State or Other Jurisdiction
of Incorporation)
(Commission File Number)(I.R.S. Employer Identification No.)
3001 Ocean Drive, Suite 201 
Vero Beach,Florida32963
(Address of Principal Executive Offices) (Zip Code)

(772) 617-4340
(Registrant’s Telephone Number, Including Area Code)

n/a
(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 (see General Instruction A.2. below):
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Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:
Title of Each ClassTrading symbolsName of Exchange on which registered
Preferred Stock, 7.00% Series C Cumulative RedeemableARR-PRCNew York Stock Exchange
Common Stock, $0.001 par valueARRNew 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 a 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 5.02. Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers.

On May 13, 2021, at the 2021 virtual annual meeting of stockholders (the “Annual Meeting”) of ARMOUR Residential REIT, Inc. (“ARMOUR”), ARMOUR’s stockholders approved ARMOUR’s Third Amended and Restated 2009 Stock Incentive Plan (the “Third A&R Plan”), which provides for the granting of common stock, par value $0.001 per share (“Common Stock”) of ARMOUR, restricted shares of Common Stock, stock options, performance shares, performance units, stock appreciation rights, phantom shares, restricted stock units and other equity-based and cash-based awards to directors, officers and other employees and other persons who provide services to ARMOUR (each an “Eligible Individual”). Prior to the approval by the stockholders of the Third A&R Plan, ARMOUR’s existing Second Amended and Restated Stock Incentive Plan (the “Plan”) provided for the grant of up to 1,875,000 shares of Common Stock. The Third A&R Plan increases by 2,125,000 the number of shares of Common Stock authorized for issuance under the Plan. As of April 1, 2021, there were 42,123 shares that remained available for grant under the Plan. The Third A&R Plan also amends the Plan as follows: it proportionally lowers the maximum number of shares of Common Stock that may be subject to grants of certain awards to any one Eligible Individual in any fiscal year from 6,000,000 to 750,000 to reflect the one-for-eight reverse stock split of ARMOUR’s Common Stock effected in July 2015, in accordance with the terms of the Plan, and reflects certain non-material updates. Other than the proposed increase in the number of shares issuable under the Plan, the Plan has not been materially changed from its state immediately prior to the Annual Meeting.

The Third A&R Plan is described in more detail in Proposal 4 in the ARMOUR’s definitive proxy statement on Schedule 14A filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on April 1, 2021 (the “Proxy Statement”). The descriptions of the Third A&R Plan contained herein and in the Proxy Statement do not purport to be complete and are qualified in their entirety by reference to the full text of the Third A&R Plan, a copy of which was filed as Appendix A to the Proxy Statement and is incorporated herein by reference.

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

ARMOUR held its Annual Meeting at 8:00 a.m. (EDT) on May 13, 2021, for the purpose of: (i) electing ten (10) directors to ARMOUR’s Board of Directors until its 2022 annual meeting of stockholders and until their successors are duly elected and qualified; (ii) ratifying the appointment of Deloitte & Touche LLP (“Deloitte”) as ARMOUR’s independent registered certified public accountants for fiscal year 2021; (iii) approving, by a non-binding advisory vote, ARMOUR’s 2020 executive compensation and (iv) approving an amendment to ARMOUR's Second Amended and Restated 2009 Stock Incentive Plan to increase the maximum number of shares that may be made subject to awards thereunder by 2,125,000 shares. For more information on the proposals described below, please refer to the Proxy Statement. As of the record date of March 19, 2021, there were a total of 67,296,322 shares of Common Stock outstanding and entitled to vote at the Annual Meeting. At the Annual Meeting, 49,659,314 shares of Common Stock, or approximately 74% of the shares outstanding and entitled to vote at the Annual Meeting, were represented in person or by proxy; therefore, a quorum was present.
Proposal 1 — To elect ten (10) directors to ARMOUR’s Board of Directors until its 2022 annual meeting of stockholders and until their successors are duly elected and qualified.
The ten (10) nominees proposed by ARMOUR’s Board of Directors were each elected to serve as a director until ARMOUR’s annual meeting of stockholders to be held in 2022 and until his or her successor is duly elected and qualified. The voting results for each nominee were as follows.




NomineeForWithheldBroker Non-Votes
Scott J. Ulm33,726,8671,238,47214,693,975
Jeffrey J. Zimmer33,726,4271,238,91214,693,975
Daniel C. Staton32,746,9672,218,37214,693,975
Marc H. Bell30,175,4284,789,91114,693,975
Z. Jamie Behar34,134,164831,17514,693,975
Carolyn Downey33,995,228970,11114,693,975
Thomas K. Guba33,861,0521,104,28714,693,975
Robert C. Hain33,192,0791,773,26014,693,975
John P. Hollihan, III33,792,3081,173,03114,693,975
Stewart J. Paperin33,979,444985,89514,693,975

Proposal 2 — To ratify the appointment of Deloitte & Touche LLP as ARMOUR’s independent registered certified public accountants for fiscal year 2021.

Stockholders voted to ratify the appointment of Deloitte as ARMOUR’s independent registered certified public accountants for the fiscal year ending December 31, 2021. The proposal received the following final voting results:

ForAgainstAbstain
48,961,023382,835315,456

Proposal 3 — To approve, by a non-binding advisory vote, ARMOUR’s 2020 executive compensation.

Stockholders voted to approve, by a non-binding advisory vote, ARMOUR’s 2020 executive compensation. The proposal received the following final voting results:

ForAgainstAbstainBroker Non-Votes
31,893,3952,593,863478,08114,693,975

Proposal 4 — To approve an amendment to ARMOUR's Second Amended and Restated 2009 Stock Incentive Plan to increase the maximum number of shares that may be made subject to awards thereunder by 2,125,000 shares.

Stockholders voted to approve an amendment to ARMOUR’s Second Amended and Restated 2009 Stock Incentive Plan to increase the maximum number of shares that may be made subject to awards thereunder by 2,125,000 shares:
            
ForAgainstAbstainBroker Non-Votes
32,222,9732,469,446272,92014,693,975

Item 9.01. Financial Statements and Exhibits.


(d) Exhibits


Exhibit No.    Description    

10.1        ARMOUR Residential REIT, Inc.’s Third Amended and Restated 2009 Stock Incentive Plan (incorporated
by reference to Appendix A to ARMOUR’s Definitive Proxy Statement on Schedule 14A, filed April 1,
2021).
104        Cover Page Interactive Data File (embedded within the Inline XBRL document)



SIGNATURES

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: May 13, 2021

ARMOUR RESIDENTIAL REIT, INC.
By:/s/ James R. Mountain
Name: James R. Mountain
Title: Chief Financial Officer