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The charts on this page feature a breakdown of the total annual pay for the top executives at MFA FINANCIAL, INC. as reported in their proxy statements.

Total Cash Compensation information is comprised of yearly Base Pay and Bonuses. MFA FINANCIAL, INC. income statements for executive base pay and bonus are filed yearly with the SEC in the edgar filing system. MFA FINANCIAL, INC. annual reports of executive compensation and pay are most commonly found in the Def 14a documents.

Total Equity aggregates grant date fair value of stock and option awards and long term incentives granted during the fiscal year.

Other Compensation covers all compensation-like awards that don't fit in any of these other standard categories. Numbers reported do not include change in pension value and non-qualified deferred compensation earnings.

Name And Title Total Cash Equity Other Total Compensation
S. D. Yarad
Former Chief Financial Officer
Total Cash $336,458 Equity $425,016 Other $13,200 Total Compensation $774,674
G. Kristjansson
Co-Chief Investment Officer and Senior Vice President
Total Cash $1,630,029 Equity $1,725,012 Other $13,200 Total Compensation $3,368,241
B. Wulfsohn
Co-Chief Investment Officer and Senior Vice President
Total Cash $1,630,029 Equity $1,725,012 Other $13,200 Total Compensation $3,368,241
H. E. Schwartz
Senior Vice President and General Counsel
Total Cash $1,075,000 Equity $675,014 Other $13,200 Total Compensation $1,763,214
C. L. Knutson
Chief Executive Officer and President
Total Cash $2,627,325 Equity $4,000,015 Other $13,200 Total Compensation $6,640,540
M. C. Roper
Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
Total Cash $900,000 Equity $400,017 Other $13,200 Total Compensation $1,313,217
For its 2023 fiscal year, MFA FINANCIAL, INC., listed the following CEO pay ratio data on its annual proxy statement to the SEC.
CEO Name CEO Pay Median Employee Pay CEO Pay Ratio
C. L. Knutson CEO Pay $6,640,540 Median Employee Pay $100,077 CEO Pay Ratio 66:1
For its 2022 fiscal year, MFA FINANCIAL, INC., listed the following board members on its annual proxy statement to the SEC.
Name Total COMPENSATION
Francis J. Oelerich, III Total Cash $300,000
James A. Brodsky Total Cash $60,000
Laurie S. Goodman Total Cash $385,000
Lisa Polsky Total Cash $280,000
Richard C. Wald Total Cash $270,000
Robin Josephs Total Cash $300,000
Sheila A. Stamps Total Cash $270,000

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The information shown here is a reporting of information included in the company's proxy statement. The proxy statement includes footnotes and explanations of this information plus other information that is pertinent in assessing the overall value and appropriateness of the compensation information. For those interested in conducting a detailed compensation analysis, we recommend that you review the entire proxy statement. You may retrieve the full proxy statement by going to the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) website at www.sec.gov and entering the company's name and then looking in the first column for an entry of "Form DEF 14A" (or any similar code). You may also find the annual proxy statement by going directly to the company's website.

A proxy statement (or "proxy") is a form that every publicly traded U.S. company is required to file with the U.S. Securities & Exchange Commission (SEC) within 120 days after the end of its fiscal year. The proxy must be sent to every shareholder in advance of the company's annual shareholders meeting. All proxy statements are public filings made available to the general public by the SEC.

The proxy statement's main purpose is to alert shareholders to the annual meeting and provide them information about the issues that will be voted on during the annual meeting, including decisions such as electing directors, ratifying the selection of auditors, and other shareholder-related decisions, including shareholder-initiated initiatives. Also, proxies must disclose specific detailed information regarding the pay practices for certain executives.