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UNITED STATES

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

Washington, D.C. 20549

 

FORM 8-K

 

CURRENT REPORT

Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934

 

Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): June 15, 2022

 

LUMENT FINANCE TRUST, INC.

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

 

Maryland   001-35845   45-4966519
(State or other jurisdiction of incorporation)   (Commission File Number)   (IRS Employer Identification No.)

 

230 Park Avenue, 20th Floor

New YorkNew York 10169

(Address of principal executive offices)

 

(212317-5700

(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)

 

Not Applicable

(Former name or former address, if changed since last report)

 

Check the appropriate box below if the Form 8-K filing is intended to simultaneously satisfy the filing obligation of the registrant under any of the following provisions:

 

¨ Written communications pursuant to Rule 425 under the Securities Act (17 CFR 230.425)
¨ Soliciting material pursuant to Rule 14a-12 under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.14a-12)
¨ Pre-commencement communications pursuant to Rule 14d-2(b) under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.14d-2(b))
¨ Pre-commencement communications pursuant to Rule 13e-4(c) under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.13e-4(c))

 

Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:

 

Title of each class   Trading Symbol(s)   Name of each exchange on which registered
Common Stock, $0.01 par value per share   LFT   New York Stock Exchange
7.875% Series A Cumulative Redeemable Preferred Stock, $0.01 par value per share   LFTPrA   New York Stock Exchange

 

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is an emerging growth company as defined in Rule 405 of the Securities Act of 1933 (§230.405 of this chapter) or Rule 12b-2 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (§240.12b-2 of this chapter).

 

Emerging growth company ¨

 

If an emerging growth company, indicate by check mark if the registrant has elected not to use the extended transition period for complying with any new or revised financial accounting standards provided pursuant to Section 13(a) of the Exchange Act. ¨

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

The annual meeting of stockholders (the “Annual Meeting”) of Lument Finance Trust, Inc. (the “Company” or “LFT”) was held on June 15, 2021. At the Annual Meeting, LFT stockholders voted to (i) re-elect James C. Hunt, Neil A. Cummins, James P. Flynn, William A. Houlihan and Walter C. Keenan, and elect Marie D. Reynolds to the Board of Directors to serve until the next annual meeting of stockholders or until their respective successors are duly elected, (ii) approve, on an advisory basis, the compensation of the named executive officers of LFT as described in the proxy statement for the Annual Meeting and (iii) ratify the appointment of KPMG, LLP as LFT’s independent registered public accounting firm for the fiscal year ending December 31, 2022.  The voting results with respect to each of these matters is set forth below:

 

1. The voting results for each of the nominees for director were as follows:

 

Nominee For Withheld Broker Non-Votes
James C. Hunt 32,292,439 2,044,430 8,490,355
Neil A. Cummins 32,151,271 2,185,598 8,490,355
James P. Flynn 32,432,966 1,903,903 8,490,355
William A. Houlihan 32,285,986 2,050,883 8,490,355
Walter C. Keenan 32,171,116 2,165,753 8,490,355
Marie D. Reynolds 32,187,138 2,149,731 8,490,355

 

2. The voting results of the proposal to approve, on an advisory basis, the compensation of the named executive officers of LFT, as described in the proxy statement for the Annual Meeting, were as follows:

 

For Against Abstained Broker Non-Votes
31,767,905 1,479,815 1,089,149 8,490,355

 

3. The voting results of the proposal to ratify the appointment of KPMG, LLP as LFT’s independent registered public accounting firm for the fiscal year ending December 31, 2022 were as follows:

 

For Against Abstained Broker Non-Votes
42,165,658 379,865 281,701 N/A

 

Item 7.01 Regulation FD Disclosure.

 

On June 15, 2022, LFT issued a press release announcing the declaration of a cash dividend of $0.06 per share of common stock, as further described in the dividend press release. LFT also announced a cash dividend of $0.4921875 per share of 7.875% Cumulative Redeemable Series A Preferred Stock, as further described in the dividend press release. A copy of the dividend press release is furnished herewith as Exhibit 99.1 to this Form 8-K.

 

The information disclosed under this Item 7.01, including Exhibit 99.1, shall not be deemed “filed” for purposes of Section 18 of the Exchange Act or otherwise subject to the liabilities of that section, nor shall it be deemed incorporated by reference in any filing under the Securities Act or the Exchange Act, except as shall be expressly set forth by specific reference in such a filing

 

Item 9.01 Exhibits.

 

(d) Exhibits.

 

99.1 Press Release of Lument Finance Trust, Inc., dated June 15, 2022.
104 Cover Page Interactive Data File (embedded within the Inline XBRL document).

 

 

 

SIGNATURE

 

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.

 

  LUMENT Finance Trust, Inc.
   
     
Date: June 16, 2022 By: /s/ James A. Briggs
    James A. Briggs
    Chief Financial Officer

 

 

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