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Form 8-K for ARBOR REALTY TRUST INC


25-Feb-2014

Material Modification to Rights of Security Holders, Amendments to Article


Item 3.03 Material Modification to Rights of Security Holders

On February 24, 2014, Arbor Realty Trust, Inc. (the "Company") filed Articles Supplementary (the "Articles Supplementary") with the Maryland State Department of Assessments and Taxation to designate 1,035,000 shares of the Company's authorized but unissued preferred stock, $0.01 par value per share, as shares of 8.50% Series C Cumulative Redeemable Preferred Stock, with the powers, designations, preferences and other rights as set forth therein (the "Series C Preferred Stock"). The Articles Supplementary became effective upon filing on February 24, 2014.

The Articles Supplementary provide that the Company will pay, when and if authorized by the Board of Directors of the Company, cumulative cash dividends at the rate of 8.50% of the $25.00 liquidation preference (equivalent to $2.125 per annum per share) on the Series C Preferred Stock, in arrears, on the last day of each February, May, August and November (provided that if any dividend payment date is not a business day, then the dividend which would otherwise have been payable on that dividend payment date may be paid on the next succeeding business day), commencing on June 2, 2014.

The Series C Preferred Stock is not redeemable by the Company prior to February 25, 2019 except under circumstances intended to preserve the Company's qualification as a real estate investment trust ("REIT") and except upon the occurrence of a Change of Control (as defined in the Articles Supplementary). On and after February 25, 2019, the Company may, at its option, redeem the Series C Preferred Stock, in whole or in part, at any time or from time to time, for cash at a redemption price equal to $25.00 per share, plus any accumulated and unpaid dividends to, but not including, the date fixed for redemption.

In addition, upon the occurrence of a Change of Control, the Company may, at its option, redeem the Series C Preferred Stock, in whole or in part, within 120 days after the first date on which such Change of Control occurred, for cash at a redemption price of $25.00 per share, plus any accumulated and unpaid dividends to, but not including, the date fixed for redemption.

The Series C Preferred Stock has no stated maturity, is not subject to any sinking fund or mandatory redemption and will remain outstanding indefinitely unless repurchased or redeemed by the Company or converted into the Company's common stock in connection with a Change of Control by the holders of Series C Preferred Stock. Upon the occurrence of a Change of Control, each holder of Series C Preferred Stock will have the right (unless the Company has exercised its right to redeem the Series C Preferred Stock in whole or in part, as described above, prior to the Change of Control Conversion Date (as defined in the Articles Supplementary)) to convert some or all of the Series C Preferred Stock held by such holder on the Change of Control Conversion Date into a number of shares of the Company's common stock per share of Series C Preferred Stock determined by a formula, in each case, on the terms and subject to the conditions described in the Articles Supplementary, including provisions for the receipt, under specified circumstances, of alternative consideration.

There are restrictions on ownership of the Series B Preferred Stock intended to preserve the Company's qualification as a REIT. Except under limited circumstances, holders of the Series C Preferred Stock have no voting rights.

A copy of the Articles Supplementary and form of Series C Preferred Stock Certificate are filed as Exhibits 3.1 and 4.1, respectively, to this report, and the information in the Articles Supplementary is incorporated into this Item 3.03 by reference. The description of the terms of the Articles Supplementary in this Item 3.03 is qualified in its entirety by reference to Exhibit 3.1.



Item 5.03 Amendments to Articles of Incorporation or Bylaws; Change in Fiscal Year.

The information set forth above under Item 3.03 of this report is hereby incorporated by reference into this Item 5.03.




Item 8.01 Other Events.

On February 20, 2014, the Company and Arbor Realty Limited Partnership entered into an Underwriting Agreement (the "Underwriting Agreement") with Deutsche Bank Securities Inc., JMP Securities LLC, Ladenburg Thalmann & Co. Inc. and MLV & Co. LLC, as the representatives of the several underwriters named on Schedule I to the Underwriting Agreement (the "Underwriters"), relating to the issuance and sale of 900,000 shares of Series C Preferred Stock, at a public offering price of $25.00 per share, equal to the liquidation preference. Pursuant to the Underwriting Agreement, the Company granted the Underwriters an option for 30 days to purchase up to 135,000 additional shares of Series C Preferred Stock on the same terms and conditions. The closing of the offering occurred on February 25, 2014.

The shares of Series C Preferred Stock will be issued pursuant to the Company's shelf registration statement on Form S-3 (File No. 333-189532), which was declared effective by the Securities and Exchange Commission on August 5, 2013.

A copy of the Underwriting Agreement is filed as Exhibit 1.1 to this report and is incorporated herein by reference. The description of the Underwriting Agreement contained herein is qualified in its entirety by the full text of such exhibit.

In connection with the filing of the Underwriting Agreement, the Company is filing as Exhibit 5.1 hereto the opinion of Venable LLP and as Exhibit 8.1 hereto the opinion of Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP.



Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits

(d) Exhibits

Exhibit Number                                Exhibit
1.1              Underwriting Agreement, dated February 20, 2014, by and among
                 Arbor Realty Trust, Inc., Arbor Realty Limited Partnership and
                 Deutsche Bank Securities Inc., JMP Securities LLC, Ladenburg
                 Thalmann & Co. Inc. and MLV & Co. LLC, as the representatives of
                 the several underwriters named therein

3.1              Articles Supplementary designating 8.50% Series C Cumulative
                 Redeemable Preferred Stock *

4.1              Specimen 8.50% Series C Cumulative Redeemable Preferred Stock
                 Certificate *

5.1              Opinion of Venable LLP with respect to the legality of the shares

8.1              Opinion of Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP with respect
                 to tax matters

23.1             Consent of Venable LLP (included in Exhibit 5.1)

23.2             Consent of Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP (included in
                 Exhibit 8.1)



* Filed as an Exhibit to the Form 8-A of Arbor Realty Trust, Inc., dated February 24, 2014.


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