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): May 16, 2019 (May 15, 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 5.07. Submission of Matters to a Vote of Security Holders
On May 15, 2019, Ellington Financial Inc. (the “Company”) held its Annual Meeting of Stockholders. Proxies for the meeting were solicited pursuant to Regulation 14A of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. The final voting results for each of the matters submitted to a vote of the stockholders at the annual meeting are set forth below.
Proposal 1: Election of Directors
Votes regarding the election of five directors, each of whom was elected for a term expiring at the 2020 annual meeting or until such time as his successor is elected and qualified, were as follows:
Thomas F. Robards
Ronald I. Simon, Ph.D.
Proposal 2: Advisory (Non-Binding) “Say on Pay” Vote to Approve Executive Compensation
Votes on a proposal to approve, on an advisory basis, the compensation of the Company's named executive officers were as follows:
Proposal 3: Ratification of the Appointment of the Company's Independent Registered Public Accountants
Votes regarding the proposal to ratify the appointment of PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP as the Company's independent registered public accounting firm for the year ending December 31, 2019 were as follows:
* No broker non-votes arose in connection with this proposal due to the fact that the proposal was considered “routine” under New York Stock Exchange Rules.
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.
May 16, 2019
/s/ JR Herlihy
Chief Financial Officer