Anworth Announces Change in Format for Its 2020 Annual Meeting of Stockholders
Anworth Mortgage Asset Corporation (NYSE: ANH) (“Anworth”) announced today that it is changing the venue of its 2020 Annual Meeting of Stockholders to a strictly virtual meeting format that will be conducted live over the Internet, due to the emerging public health impact of the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic and orders of relevant state and local governments, and in order to protect and support the health and well-being of our stockholders, directors, officers and employees, and the greater community.
As previously announced, the 2020 Annual Meeting will be held on Wednesday, May 20, 2020 at 10:00 a.m. PDT. The timing and process for voting by proxy remains unchanged. Holders of record of Anworth’s Common Stock at the close of business on the record date of March 11, 2020 can also register for, access, participate in, and vote at the virtual Annual Meeting by following the registration and meeting access instructions that are included in the updated Notice of Annual Meeting that we filed as additional proxy materials with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission on April 16, 2020, and that we will deliver to stockholders of record. Stockholders attending the virtual Annual Meeting will have the same opportunities they have had at past in-person annual meetings to participate, ask questions, and provide feedback to our management team and the Board of Directors. A representative of RSM US LLP, our independent registered public accounting firm, will also attend the virtual Annual Meeting and will be available to answer questions at that time.
Please see our Proxy Statement and updated Notice of Annual Meeting, available at https://materials.proxyvote.com/037347, and on the home page of our corporate website at http://www.anworth.com, for additional information regarding the virtual Annual Meeting.
About Anworth Mortgage Asset Corporation
We are an externally-managed mortgage real estate investment trust (“REIT”). We invest primarily in mortgage-backed securities that are either rated “investment grade” or are guaranteed by federally sponsored enterprises, such as Fannie Mae or Freddie Mac. We seek to generate income for distribution to our shareholders primarily based on the difference between the yield on our mortgage assets and the cost of our borrowings. We are managed by Anworth Management LLC (our “Manager”), pursuant to a management agreement. Our Manager is subject to the supervision and direction of our Board and is responsible for (i) the selection, purchase, and sale of our investment portfolio; (ii) our financing and hedging activities; and (iii) providing us with portfolio management, administrative, and other services and activities relating to our assets and operations as may be appropriate. Our common stock is traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol “ANH.” Anworth Mortgage Asset Corporation is a component of the Russell 2000 Index.