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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 25, 2021)

 

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
Preferred Stock, 6.375% Series D Cumulative Redeemable, par value $0.01 per share   ABR-PD   New York Stock Exchange

 

* On June 24, 2021, the New York Stock Exchange (“NYSE”) filed three Form 25’s with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) to delist our Series A, B and C Preferred Stock, which were redeemed by us on June 24, 2021. The delisting will be effective on July 4, 2021. The deregistration of such securities under Section 12(b) of the Exchange Act will be effective 90 days, or such shorter period as the SEC may determine, after filing of the Form 25. Upon deregistration under Section 12(b) of the Exchange Act, they will remain registered under Section 12(g) of the Exchange Act.

 

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.

 

On June 25, 2021, Arbor Realty Trust, Inc. (the “Company”) filed Articles Supplementary (the “Articles Supplementary”) with the Maryland State Department of Assessments and Taxation to reclassify and designate all of the authorized (but currently unissued) shares of (i) 8.25% Series A Cumulative Redeemable Preferred Stock, $0.01 par value per share, (ii) 7.75% Series B Cumulative Redeemable Preferred Stock, $0.01 par value per share and (iii) 8.50% Series C Cumulative Redeemable Preferred Stock, $0.01 par value per share, as additional shares of undesignated preferred stock, $0.01 par value per share (the “Preferred Stock”), of the Company. The Articles Supplementary became effective upon filing on June 25, 2021, and upon such effectiveness, the Company was authorized to issue an aggregate of 100,000,000 shares of Preferred Stock, of which 9,200,000 shares are classified and designated as 6.375% Series D Cumulative Redeemable Preferred Stock, $0.01 par value per share, and 25,000,000 shares are classified and designated as Special Voting Preferred Stock, $0.01 par value per share.

 

A copy of the Articles Supplementary is filed as Exhibit 3.1 to this report, and the information in the Articles Supplementary is incorporated into this Item 5.03 by reference. The description of the terms of the Articles Supplementary in this Item 5.03 is qualified in its entirety by reference to Exhibit 3.1.

 

Item 9.01               Financial Statements and Exhibits.

 

(d)           Exhibits

 

Exhibit Number   Exhibit
3.1   Articles Supplementary reclassifying and designating the authorized shares of 8.25% Series A Cumulative Redeemable Preferred Stock, 7.75% Series B Cumulative Redeemable Preferred Stock and 8.50% Series C Cumulative Redeemable Preferred Stock as additional shares of undesignated preferred stock of Arbor Realty Trust, Inc.
104   The cover page of this Current Report on Form 8-K, formatted in Inline XBRL

 

 

 

 

 

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 28, 2021  

 

 

Exhibit 3.1 

 

ARBOR REALTY TRUST, INC.

 

ARTICLES SUPPLEMENTARY

 

Arbor Realty Trust, Inc., a Maryland corporation (the “Corporation”), hereby certifies to the State Department of Assessments and Taxation that:

 

FIRST:           Under a power contained in Article VI of the Charter, the Board of Directors, by duly adopted resolutions, reclassified and designated all of the authorized (but currently unissued) shares of (a) 8.25% Series A Cumulative Redeemable Preferred Stock, $0.01 par value per share (the “Series A Preferred Stock”), (b) 7.75% Series B Cumulative Redeemable Preferred Stock, $0.01 par value per share (the “Series B Preferred Stock”), and (c) 8.50% Series C Cumulative Redeemable Preferred Stock, $0.01 par value per share (the “Series C Preferred Stock”), as shares of Preferred Stock, par value $0.01 per share, with the preferences, conversion and other rights, voting powers, restrictions, limitations as to dividends and other distributions, qualifications, and terms and conditions of redemption as set forth in the Charter.

SECOND:    The shares of Series A Preferred Stock, Series B Preferred Stock and Series C Preferred Stock have been reclassified and designated by the Board of Directors under the authority contained in the Charter and none of the Series A Preferred Stock, Series B Preferred Stock and Series C Preferred Stock shall remain authorized or issued.

THIRD:        These Articles Supplementary have been approved by the Board of Directors in the manner and by the vote required by law.

FOURTH:    The undersigned officer of the Corporation acknowledges these Articles Supplementary to be the corporate act of the Corporation and, as to all matters or facts required to be verified under oath, the undersigned officer acknowledges that, to the best of his knowledge, information and belief, these matters and facts are true in all material respects and that this statement is made under the penalties of perjury.

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IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the Corporation has caused these Articles Supplementary to be executed in its name and on its behalf by its Chief Executive Officer and attested by its Secretary on this 25th day of June, 2021.

ATTEST: Arbor Realty Trust, Inc.
By: /s/ John J. Bishar, Jr. By: /s/ Ivan Kaufman
John J. Bishar, Jr. Ivan Kaufman
Secretary Chief Executive Officer