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Form 8-K for MFA FINANCIAL, INC.


22-May-2014

Submission of Matters to a Vote of Security Holders


ITEM 5.07 Submission of Matters to a Vote of Security Holders.

On May 21, 2014, MFA Financial, Inc. (the "Company") held its 2014 Annual Meeting of Stockholders (the "Annual Meeting") in New York, New York for the purpose of: (i) electing two Class I directors to serve on the board of directors (the "Board") until the 2017 Annual Meeting of Stockholders and until their successors are duly elected and qualify; (ii) considering and voting on the ratification of the appointment of KPMG LLP as the Company's independent registered public accounting firm for the fiscal year ending December 31, 2014; (iii) considering and voting on an advisory (non-binding) resolution to approve the Company's executive compensation and (iv) considering and voting on an amendment to the Company's Charter to eliminate the classification of the Company's Board of Directors.

As disclosed in the Company's proxy materials previously filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission, as of March 25, 2014 (the record date for stockholders of the Company entitled to notice of and to vote at the Annual Meeting), the Company had issued and outstanding 366,642,420 shares of common stock, each of which was entitled to one vote at the Annual Meeting. A quorum of 325,635,895 shares of common stock of the Company, which represented approximately 88.8% of the issued and outstanding shares common stock, was present in person or by proxy at the Annual Meeting.

The final voting results for each of the proposals submitted to a vote of stockholders at the Annual Meeting are set forth below.

Proposal 1. The two nominees for election to the Board were elected to serve on the Board until the 2017 Annual Meeting of Stockholders and until their successors are duly elected and qualify, based on the following votes:

Name of Class I                                          Broker
Nominee                For        Against    Abstain   Non-Votes

Stephen R. Blank   251,067,848   3,889,430   620,890   70,057,727

William S. Gorin   252,755,178   2,201,916   621,074   70,057,727

As indicated above, each of the nominees for director received over a majority of votes cast on a per director basis.

Proposal 2. The ratification of the appointment of KPMG LLP as the Company's independent registered public accounting firm for the fiscal year ending December 31, 2014, was approved, based on the following votes:

For Against Abstentions

323,897,661 810,354 927,880


Proposal 3. The proposal to consider, on an advisory (non-binding) basis, the Company's executive compensation was approved, based on the following votes:

For Against Abstentions Broker Non-Votes

233,130,522 20,616,382 1,831,264 70,057,727

Proposal 4. The proposal to amend the Company's Charter to eliminate the classification of the Board of Directors, which, under the terms of the Company's Charter, required the affirmative (i.e., "for") vote of not less than 80% (or 293,313,936) of all the votes entitled to be cast at the Annual Meeting, was not approved, based on the following votes:

For Against Abstentions Broker Non-Votes

251,066,553 2,503,889 2,007,726 70,057,727


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