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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):

 

June 4, 2020 (June 3, 2020)

 

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 11553
Uniondale, New York (ZIP CODE)
(ADDRESS OF PRINCIPAL EXECUTIVE OFFICES)  

 

(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 5.07 Submission of Matters to a Vote of Security Holders

 

On June 3, 2020, 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 II directors for a three-year term of office expiring at the 2023 annual meeting of stockholders and the election of a Class III director for a one-year term of office expiring at the 2021 annual meeting of stockholders.

 

Nominee   Votes Cast For     Withheld     Broker Non-Vote  
Ivan Kaufman     64,358,164       1,518,828       44,308,961  
Melvin F. Lazar     64,241,522       1,635,470       44,308,961  
George Tsunis     55,064,769       10,812,223       44,308,961  
Kenneth J. Bacon     65,022,404       854,588       44,308,961  

 

Each nominee was elected as a director of Arbor Realty Trust, Inc.

 

  2. Approval to amend and restate the Arbor Realty Trust, Inc. 2017 Amended Omnibus Stock Incentive Plan as disclosed in the 2020 proxy statement.

 

For     Against     Abstain     Broker Non-Vote  
  56,285,357       8,699,667       891,968       44,308,961  

 

Proposal 2 was approved.

 

  3. Ratification of the appointment of Ernst & Young LLP as the independent registered public accounting firm of Arbor Realty Trust, Inc. for the fiscal year 2020.

 

For     Against     Abstain     Broker Non-Vote  
  107,867,155       1,017,640       1,301,158       0  

 

Proposal 3 was approved.

 

  4. Advisory vote to approve the compensation of Arbor Realty Trust, Inc.’s named executive officers as disclosed in the 2020 proxy statement.

 

For     Against     Abstain     Broker Non-Vote  
  55,948,265       8,216,987       1,711,740       44,308,961  

 

Proposal 4 was approved.

 

  5. Advisory vote on the frequency of future advisory votes to approve executive compensation.

 

1 Year     2 Years     3 Years     Abstain     Broker Non-Vote  
  28,629,766       1,386,272       34,549,467       1,311,487       44,308,961  

 

Based on the results of the vote, and consistent with the Board of Directors’ recommendation, stockholders recommended to continue to hold the non-binding advisory vote to approve executive compensation every three years. Accordingly, Arbor Realty Trust, Inc. will hold the non-binding advisory votes to approve executive compensation every three years until the next required advisory vote.

 

 

 

 

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: June 4, 2020  

 

 

 

 

 

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