SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the
Securities Exchange Act of 1934
Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): February 16, 2012
MFA FINANCIAL, INC.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
Registrants telephone number, including area code: (212) 207-6400
(Former name or former address, if changed since last report)
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Item 2.02 Results of Operations and Financial Condition and
Item 7.01 Regulation FD Disclosure
MFA Financial, Inc. (MFA) issued a press release, dated February 16, 2012, announcing its financial results for the quarter ended December 31, 2011, which is attached hereto as Exhibit 99.1 and is incorporated herein by reference.
The information referenced in this Current Report on Form 8-K (including Exhibit 99.1) is being furnished and, as such, shall not be deemed to be filed for the purposes of Section 18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the Exchange Act), or otherwise subject to the liabilities of that Section. The information set forth in this Current Report on Form 8-K (including Exhibit 99.1) shall not be incorporated by reference into any registration statement or other document filed by MFA pursuant to the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the Securities Act), except as shall be expressly set forth by specific reference in such filing.
As discussed therein, the press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Securities Act and the Exchange Act and, as such, may involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and assumptions. These forward-looking statements relate to MFAs current expectations and are subject to the limitations and qualifications set forth in the press release as well as in MFAs other documents filed with the SEC, including, without limitation, that actual events and/or results may differ materially from those projected in such forward-looking statements.
99.1 Press Release, dated February 16, 2012, announcing MFAs financial results for the quarter ended December 31, 2011.
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.
Date: February 16, 2012