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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): December 1, 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
Uniondale, New York 11553
(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))

 

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   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

 

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 5.03          Amendments to Articles of Incorporation or Bylaws; Change in Fiscal Year.

 

Effective December 1, 2020, the Board of Directors of Arbor Realty Trust, Inc. (the “Company”) approved and adopted the amended and restated bylaws of the Company (the “Revised Bylaws”). The Revised Bylaws include revisions to Article II, Section 7 of the Company’s prior bylaws to adopt a majority voting standard in connection with the election of its directors, except in the case of contested elections, in which a plurality voting standard would be maintained. The Company’s prior bylaws mandated a plurality voting standard for the election of its directors.

 

The foregoing description of the Revised Bylaws does not purport to be complete and is qualified in its entirety by reference to the full text of the Revised Bylaws, a copy of which is attached hereto as Exhibit 3.1 and incorporated herein by reference.

 

Item 9.01          Financial Statements and Exhibits.

 

(d)           Exhibits

 

Exhibit No.   Description
3.1   Amended and Restated Bylaws of Arbor Realty Trust, Inc.
104   Cover Page Interactive Data File (embedded within the Inline XBRL document)

 

 

 

 

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: December 1, 2020