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: November 30, 2012
(Date of Earliest Event Reported)
CAPSTEAD MORTGAGE CORPORATION
(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in its Charter)
|(State of Incorporation)||
8401 North Central Expressway Suite 800
|(Address of Principal Executive Offices)||(Zip Code)|
Registrants Telephone Number, Including Area Code: (214) 874-2323
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:
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|ITEM 5.03||AMENDMENTS TO ARTICLES OF INCORPORATION OR BYLAWS; CHANGE IN FISCAL YEAR.|
Amendment of Bylaws
Effective November 30, 2012, the Board of Directors (the Board) of Capstead Mortgage Corporation (the Company) adopted and approved Amended and Restated Bylaws of the Company to provide for a majority vote standard for uncontested director elections, while retaining a plurality vote standard for contested elections.
The foregoing summary is qualified in its entirety by reference to the Amended and Restated Bylaws filed as Exhibit 99.1 and incorporated herein by reference.
|ITEM 5.05||AMENDMENTS TO THE REGISTRANTS CODE OF ETHICS, OR WAIVER OF A PROVISION OF THE CODE OF ETHICS|
Amendment of Code of Business Conduct and Ethics
Effective November 30, 2012 and in connection with a review of its governance policies, the Board adopted and approved minor revisions to the Companys Code of Business Conduct and Ethics that applies to all employees, officers and directors. These revisions refresh and update the Code of Business Conduct and Ethics by providing more specificity in certain areas, including in connection with the reporting process for violations of the Code of Business Conduct and Ethics.
The foregoing summary is qualified in its entirety by reference to the revised Code of Business Conduct and Ethics filed as Exhibit 99.2 and incorporated herein by reference.
|ITEM 7.01||REGULATION FD DISCLOSURE|
Amendment of Board of Directors Guidelines
Effective November 30, 2012, the Board adopted and approved amendments to the Board of Directors Guidelines of the Company to include a provision requiring any incumbent director who does not receive a majority of the votes cast in an uncontested election to tender his or her resignation, subject to acceptance by the Board.
The foregoing summary is qualified in its entirety by reference to the revised Board of Directors Guidelines filed as Exhibit 99.3.
|ITEM 9.01.||FINANCIAL STATEMENTS AND EXHIBITS|
|99.1||Bylaws of the Company, as amended.|
|99.2||Code of Business Conduct and Ethics, as amended.|
|99.3||Board of Directors Guidelines, as amended.|
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.
CAPSTEAD MORTGAGE CORPORATION
|December 6, 2012||By:|| |
/s/ Phillip A. Reinsch
|Phillip A. Reinsch|
|Chief Financial Officer and|
|Executive Vice President|