Washington, D.C. 20549


Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported)
March 19, 2021

     Annaly Capital Management Inc
(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in its Charter)
(State or other jurisdiction of incorporation or organization)(Commission File Number)(IRS Employer Identification No.)
1211 Avenue of the Americas 
New York,
New York
(Address of principal executive offices)(Zip Code)

Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (212) 696-0100

Not Applicable
(Former Name or Former Address, if Changed Since Last Report)

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Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:
Title of Each ClassTrading Symbol(s)Name of Each Exchange on Which Registered
Common Stock, par value $0.01 per shareNLYNew York Stock Exchange
6.95% Series F Fixed-to-Floating Rate Cumulative Redeemable Preferred StockNLY.FNew York Stock Exchange
6.50% Series G Fixed-to-Floating Rate Cumulative Redeemable Preferred StockNLY.GNew York Stock Exchange
6.75% Series I Fixed-to-Floating Rate Cumulative Redeemable Preferred StockNLY.INew York Stock Exchange

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Item 5.02 Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers.

On March 19, 2021, the Board of Directors (the “Board”) of Annaly Capital Management, Inc. (the “Company”) elected Eric A. Reeves as a member of the Board, effective immediately. Mr. Reeves has been appointed to the Board’s Nominating/Corporate Governance Committee and Corporate Responsibility Committee, and will stand for re-election to the Board at the Company’s 2021 Annual Meeting of Stockholders for a term of one year.

The Board determined that Mr. Reeves is an independent director within the meaning of the New York Stock Exchange listing standards. There are no arrangements or understandings between Mr. Reeves and any other person pursuant to which he was elected. There are also no family relationships between Mr. Reeves and any director or executive officer of the Company, and Mr. Reeves does not have any direct or indirect material interest in any transaction required to be disclosed pursuant to Item 404(a) of Regulation S-K.

In connection with the election of Mr. Reeves, the Board increased its size from eleven to twelve directors. The Company will enter into its standard form of indemnification agreement with Mr. Reeves, a copy of which is filed as Exhibit 10.1 to the Company’s Current Report on Form 8-K, filed with the SEC on March 20, 2017. Mr. Reeves will also participate in the non-employee director compensation arrangements established by the Company for non-employee directors, as described under “Compensation of Directors” in the Company’s definitive proxy statement on Schedule 14A filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on April 9, 2020.

Item 7.01 Regulation FD Disclosure.

On March 22, 2021, the Company issued a press release (the “Press Release”) announcing the expansion of the Board and election of Mr. Reeves as a member of the Board effective March 19, 2021. A copy of the Press Release is being furnished as Exhibit 99.1 hereto and is incorporated herein by reference.

The Press Release is being furnished pursuant to Item 7.01, and the information contained therein shall not be deemed “filed” for the purposes of Section 18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the "Exchange Act"), or otherwise subject to the liabilities of that section, nor shall it be deemed incorporated by reference in any filing under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, or the Exchange Act, except as shall be expressly set forth by specific reference in such filing.

Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits.

(d) Exhibits.

Exhibit No.
Pursuant to Rule 406 of Regulation S-T, the cover page information is formatted in iXBRL (Inline eXtensible Business Reporting Language).
Cover page interactive data file (formatted in iXBRL in Exhibit 101).


    Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.

/s/ Anthony C. Green
Name: Anthony C. Green
Title: Chief Corporate Officer & Chief Legal Officer

Dated: March 22, 2021