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Washington, D.C. 20549






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


Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): September 29, 2020



(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)


Maryland   1-13991   13-3974868

(State or other jurisdiction
of incorporation
or organization)


(Commission File Number)


(IRS Employer
Identification No.)


350 Park Avenue, 20th Floor
New York, New York
(Address of principal executive offices)  

(Zip Code)



Registrant's telephone number, including area code: (212) 207-6400


Not Applicable


(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):


¨ 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
  Name of each
exchange on which
Common Stock, par value $0.01 per share   MFA   New York Stock Exchange
7.50% Series B Cumulative Redeemable Preferred Stock, par value $0.01 per share   MFA/PB   New York Stock Exchange
6.50% Series C Fixed-to-Floating Rate Cumulative Redeemable Preferred Stock, par value $0.01 per share   MFA/PC   New York Stock Exchange
8.00% Senior Notes due 2042   MFO   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 5.02. Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers.


(b) and (c) On September 29, 2020, Kathleen A. Hanrahan, Senior Vice President and Chief Accounting Officer of MFA Financial, Inc. (the “Company”), and Sunil Yadav, Senior Vice President of the Company, ceased employment with the Company. Effective September 30, 2020, Stephen D. Yarad, the Company’s Chief Financial Officer since 2010, was also appointed as Chief Accounting Officer of the Company.







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.


  By: /s/ Harold E. Schwartz
    Name:Harold E. Schwartz

Title:Senior Vice President and

General Counsel

Date: October 2, 2020