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): March 29, 2019
ELLINGTON FINANCIAL INC.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
Commission File Number: 001-34569
(State or other jurisdiction of
53 Forest Avenue
Old Greenwich, CT 06870
(Address of principal executive offices, including zip code)
(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)
(Former name or former address, if changed since last report)
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Item 7.01. Regulation FD Disclosure
The information contained in this Current Report on Form 8-K is being furnished by Ellington Financial Inc. (the "Company") pursuant to Item 7.01 of Form 8-K in satisfaction of the public disclosure requirements of Regulation FD.
As a consequence of changes in the rules and regulations of the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (the "CFTC") implemented under the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act of 2010, effective as of January 1, 2013, the Company has been operated by Ellington Financial Management LLC (the "Manager") pursuant to a commodity pool operator operational exemption from certain regulatory requirements under the U.S. Commodity Exchange Act, as amended, and the regulations of the CFTC. On March 29, 2019, the Company posted to its website estimates of certain preliminary operating results for the month ended February 28, 2019 required to be disclosed pursuant to CFTC Regulation 4.12(c). These materials can be accessed by going to the Company's website, www.ellingtonfinancial.com, under "For Our Shareholders-CFTC Registration."
In accordance with General Instructions B.2 and B.6 of Form 8-K, the information included in this Current Report on Form 8-K, shall not be deemed "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, nor shall it be deemed incorporated by reference into any filing made by the Company under the Exchange Act or the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, except as shall be expressly set forth by specific reference in such a filing.
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.
ELLINGTON FINANCIAL INC.
Date: March 29, 2019
/s/ JR Herlihy
Chief Financial Officer