SANTA MONICA, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Anworth Mortgage Asset Corporation (NYSE: ANH) announced the results of its 2020 Annual Meeting of Stockholders (the “Annual Meeting”), which was conducted live over the Internet on Wednesday, May 20, 2020. Stockholders of record on the record date of March 11, 2020 were entitled to vote at the Annual Meeting.
The following items were presented for stockholder approval:
- The election of six directors to hold office until the next annual meeting of stockholders, or until their successors have been duly elected and qualified;
- An advisory vote to approve the compensation of our Named Executive Officers; and
- The ratification of the appointment of RSM US LLP as our independent registered public accounting firm for the fiscal year ending December 31, 2020.
A total of 82,332,827 votes were cast in connection with the Annual Meeting. Of such total votes cast, the proposal for election of each of the Anworth Board of Director’s nominee for director passed with affirmative votes exceeding 64.14% of the votes cast (excluding abstentions and broker non-votes); the advisory vote to approve the compensation of our Named Executive Officers passed with affirmative votes exceeding 55.93% of the votes cast (excluding abstentions and broker non-votes); and the proposal for ratification of the appointment of RSM US LLP as our independent registered public accounting firm for the fiscal year ending December 31, 2020 passed with affirmative votes exceeding 95.09% of the votes cast (excluding abstentions but including broker non-votes). The final voting results for each proposal will be filed today with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission on a Current Report on Form 8-K and will be available for viewing on our website at http://www.anworth.com.
About Anworth Mortgage Asset Corporation
We are an externally-managed mortgage real estate investment trust (“REIT”). We invest primarily in mortgage-backed securities that are either rated “investment grade” or are guaranteed by federally sponsored enterprises, such as Fannie Mae or Freddie Mac. We seek to generate income for distribution to our shareholders primarily based on the difference between the yield on our mortgage assets and the cost of our borrowings. We are managed by Anworth Management LLC (our “Manager”), pursuant to a management agreement. Our Manager is subject to the supervision and direction of our Board and is responsible for (i) the selection, purchase, and sale of our investment portfolio; (ii) our financing and hedging activities; and (iii) providing us with portfolio management, administrative, and other services and activities relating to our assets and operations as may be appropriate. Our common stock is traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol “ANH.” Anworth Mortgage Asset Corporation is a component of the Russell 2000® Index.
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This news release may contain forward-looking statements within the meaning of the "safe harbor" provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward-looking statements are based upon our current expectations and speak only as of the date hereof. Forward-looking statements, which are based on various assumptions (some of which are beyond our control) may be identified by reference to a future period or periods or by the use of forward-looking terminology, such as “may,” “will,” “believe,” “expect,” “anticipate,” “assume,” “estimate,” “intend,” “continue,” or other similar terms, or variations on those terms, or the negative of those terms. Our actual results may differ materially and adversely from those expressed in any forward-looking statements as a result of various factors and uncertainties, including but not limited to, changes in interest rates; changes in the market value of our mortgage-backed securities; changes in the yield curve; the availability of mortgage-backed securities for purchase; increases in the prepayment rates on the mortgage loans securing our mortgage-backed securities; our ability to use borrowings to finance our assets and, if available, the terms of any financing; risks associated with investing in mortgage-related assets; the scope and duration of the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic, including actions taken by governmental authorities to contain the spread of the virus, and the impact on our business and the general economy; changes in business conditions and the general economy; implementation of or changes in government regulations affecting our business; our ability to maintain our qualification as a real estate investment trust for federal income tax purposes; our ability to maintain an exemption from the Investment Company Act of 1940, as amended; risks associated with our home rental business; and our Manager’s ability to manage our growth. Our Annual Report on Form 10-K and other SEC filings discuss the most significant risk factors that may affect our business, results of operations and financial condition. We undertake no obligation to revise or update publicly any forward-looking statements for any reason.