Arbor Realty Trust,Inc. (NYSE:ABR) Files An 8-K Other Events

Arbor Realty Trust,Inc. (NYSE:ABR) Files An 8-K Other Events
Item 8.01 Other Events.

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As previously disclosed, on December17, 2018, Arbor Realty Trust,Inc. (the “Company”) announced that its Board of Directors declared a special dividend of $0.15 per share of the Company’s common stock (the “Special Distribution”). The Special Distribution will be paid with a combination of cash and shares of the Company’s common stock on January31, 2019 to common stockholders of record as of December28, 2018 (the “Record Date”).

The Company intends to pay up to 20% of the Special Distribution in cash, excluding cash that will be paid in lieu of fractional shares, with the balance paid in shares of the Company’s common stock. Stockholders may elect to receive payment of the Special Distribution all in cash or all in the Company’s common stock by submitting a completed election form to American Stock Transfer and Trust Company, LLC (the “Transfer Agent”) prior to5:00 p.m.,Eastern Time,onJanuary18, 2019 (the “Election Deadline”). Stockholders who fail to return a timely and properly completed election form to the Transfer Agent before the Election Deadline will be deemed to have made an election to receive the Special Distribution entirely in shares of the Company’s common stock. To the extent that the total amount of cash elected by stockholders exceeds 20%, then the available cash will be prorated among those stockholders that elected to receive the Special Distribution in cash, with such stockholders receiving the balance of the Special Distribution in shares of the Company’s common stock.

On December31, 2018, the Transfer Agent began distributing the election materials, including the cover letter from Ivan Kaufman, the Company’s Chief Executive Officer and President, an election form and accompanying materials regarding the Special Distribution, to stockholders of record as of the Record Date. A copy of each of the cover letter, the election form and the accompanying materials is furnished herewith as Exhibit99.1, Exhibit99.2 and Exhibit99.3, respectively.

Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits.

(d) Exhibits

ARBOR REALTY TRUST INC Exhibit
EX-99.1 2 a18-42086_1ex99d1.htm EX-99.1 EXHIBIT 99.1     December 31,…
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About Arbor Realty Trust,Inc. (NYSE:ABR)

Arbor Realty Trust, Inc. is a specialized real estate finance company that invests in a diversified portfolio of structured finance assets in the multifamily and commercial real estate markets. The Company operates in the portfolio segment of commercial mortgage loans and investments. The Company invests primarily in real estate-related bridge and mezzanine loans, including junior participating interests in first mortgages, preferred and direct equity. The Company may also directly acquire real property and invest in real estate-related notes and certain mortgage-related securities. Its principal business objective is to maximize the difference between the yield on its investments and the cost of financing these investments to generate cash available for distribution, facilitate capital appreciation and maximize total return to its stockholders. The Company is externally managed and advised by Arbor Commercial Mortgage, LLC (ACM or its Manager).

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