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UNITED STATES
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, DC 20549
____________

FORM 8-K
CURRENT REPORT
PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE
SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934

Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported):
September 3, 2021

CHIMERA INVESTMENT CORPORATION 
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
Maryland 1-33796 26-0630461
(State or Other Jurisdiction (Commission (IRS Employer
of Incorporation) File Number) Identification No.)

630 Fifth Avenue, STE 2400
New York, New York
(Address of principal executive offices)
10111
(Zip Code)

Registrant’s telephone number, including area code:   (212) 626-2300  

Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:
Title of Each Class Trading Symbol(s) Name of Each Exchange on Which Registered
Common Stock, par value $0.01 per share CIM New York Stock Exchange
8.00% Series A Cumulative Redeemable Preferred Stock CIM PRA New York Stock Exchange
8.00% Series B Cumulative Fixed-to-Floating Rate Redeemable Preferred Stock CIM PRB New York Stock Exchange
7.75% Series C Cumulative Fixed-to-Floating Rate Redeemable Preferred Stock CIM PRC New York Stock Exchange
8.00% Series D Cumulative Fixed-to-Floating Rate Redeemable Preferred Stock CIM PRD New York Stock Exchange
Registrant's Web site address: www.chimerareit.com
(Former Name or Former Address, if Changed Since Last Report)

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:

Written communications pursuant to Rule 425 under the Securities Act (17 CFR 230.425)

Soliciting material pursuant to Rule 14a-12 under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.14a-12)




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Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is an emerging growth company as defined in Rule 405 of the Securities Act of 1933 (§230.405 of this chapter) or Rule 12b-2 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (§240.12b-2 of this chapter).        

Emerging growth company    

If an emerging growth company, indicate by check mark if the registrant has elected not to use the extended transition period for complying with any new or revised financial accounting standards provided pursuant to Section 13(a) of the Exchange Act.    




Item 7.01. Regulation FD Disclosure

    On September 3, 2021, the registrant issued a press release announcing the declaration of its third quarter cash dividend of $0.50 per share of Series A Cumulative Redeemable Preferred Stock, $0.50 per share of Series B Fixed-to-Floating Rate Cumulative Redeemable Preferred Stock, $0.484375 per share of Series C Fixed-to-Floating Rate Cumulative Redeemable Preferred Stock, and $0.50 per share of Series D Fixed-to-Floating Rate Cumulative Redeemable Preferred Stock. A copy of the press release is furnished as Exhibit 99.1 to this report.

Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits
(d) Exhibits
99.1





SIGNATURES
               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.
      Chimera Investment Corporation
       By: /s/ Kelley Kortman  
             Name:    Kelley Kortman            
             Title:    Chief Accounting Officer
Date: September 3, 2021



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PRESS RELEASE
NYSE: CIM    
CHIMERA INVESTMENT CORPORATION
630 Fifth Ave, Ste 2400
New York, New York 10022
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Investor Relations
888-895-6557
www.chimerareit.com
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CHIMERA DECLARES THIRD QUARTER 2021 PREFERRED STOCK DIVIDENDS
BOARD DECLARES THIRD QUARTER 2021 DIVIDEND OF $0.50 PER SHARE OF 8% SERIES A CUMULATIVE REDEEMABLE PREFERRED STOCK
BOARD DECLARES THIRD QUARTER 2021 DIVIDEND OF $0.50 PER SHARE OF 8% SERIES B FIXED-TO-FLOATING RATE CUMULATIVE REDEEMABLE PREFERRED STOCK
BOARD DECLARES THIRD QUARTER 2021 DIVIDEND OF $0.484375 PER SHARE OF 7.75% SERIES C FIXED-TO-FLOATING RATE CUMULATIVE REDEEMABLE PREFERRED STOCK
BOARD DECLARES THIRD QUARTER 2021 DIVIDEND OF $0.50 PER SHARE OF 8% SERIES D FIXED-TO-FLOATING RATE CUMULATIVE REDEEMABLE PREFERRED STOCK
The Board of Directors of Chimera announced the declaration of its third quarter cash dividend of $0.50 per share of 8% Series A Cumulative Redeemable Preferred Stock. The dividend is payable September 30, 2021 to preferred shareholders of record on September 17, 2021. The ex-dividend date is September 16, 2021.

The Board of Directors of Chimera also announced the declaration of its third quarter cash dividend of $0.50 per share of 8% Series B Fixed-to-Floating Rate Cumulative Redeemable Preferred Stock. The dividend is payable September 30, 2021 to preferred shareholders of record on September 17, 2021. The ex-dividend date is September 16, 2021.

The Board of Directors of Chimera also announced the declaration of its third quarter cash dividend of $0.484375 per share of 7.75% Series C Fixed-to-Floating Rate Cumulative Redeemable Preferred Stock. The dividend is payable September 30, 2021 to preferred shareholders of record on September 17, 2021. The ex-dividend date is September 16, 2021.

The Board of Directors of Chimera also announced the declaration of its third cash dividend of $0.50 per share of 8% Series D Fixed-to-Floating Rate Cumulative Redeemable Preferred Stock. The dividend is payable September 30, 2021 to preferred shareholders of record on September 17, 2021. The ex-dividend date is September 16, 2021.



Disclaimer
This press release includes “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of the safe harbor provisions of the United States Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Actual results may differ from expectations, estimates and projections and, consequently, readers should not rely on these forward-looking statements as predictions of future events. Words such as “expect,” “target,” “assume,” “estimate,” “project,” “budget,” “forecast,” “anticipate,” “intend,” “plan,” “may,” “will,” “could,” “should,” “believe,” “predicts,” “potential,” “continue,” and similar expressions are intended to identify such forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements involve significant risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from expected results, including, among other things, those described in our most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K, and any subsequent Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q and Current Reports on Form 8-K, under the caption “Risk Factors.” Factors that could cause actual results to differ include, but are not limited to: our business and investment strategy; our ability to accurately forecast the payment of future dividends on our common and preferred stock, and the amount of such dividends; our ability to determine accurately the fair market value of our assets; availability of investment opportunities in real estate-related and other securities, including our valuation of potential opportunities that may arise as a result of current and future market dislocations; effect of the novel coronavirus (or COVID-19) pandemic on real estate market, financial markets and our Company, including the impact on the value, availability, financing and liquidity of mortgage assets; how COVID-19 may affect us, our operations and our personnel; our expected investments; changes in the value of our investments, including negative changes resulting in margin calls related to the financing of our assets; changes in interest rates and mortgage prepayment rates; prepayments of the mortgage and other loans underlying our mortgage-backed securities, or RMBS, or other asset-backed securities, or ABS; rates of default, delinquencies or decreased recovery rates on our investments; general volatility of the securities markets in which we invest; our ability to maintain existing financing arrangements and our ability to obtain future financing arrangements; our ability to effect our strategy to securitize residential mortgage loans; interest rate mismatches between our investments and our borrowings used to finance such purchases; effects of interest rate caps on our adjustable-rate investments; the degree to which our hedging strategies may or may not protect us from interest rate volatility; the impact of and changes to various government programs, including in response to COVID-19; impact of and changes in governmental regulations, tax law and rates, accounting guidance, and similar matters; market trends in our industry, interest rates, the debt securities markets or the general economy; estimates relating to our ability to make distributions to our stockholders in the future; our understanding of our competition; availability of qualified personnel; our ability to maintain our classification as a real estate investment trust, or, REIT, for U.S. federal income tax purposes; our ability to maintain our exemption from registration under the Investment Company Act of 1940, as amended, or 1940 Act; our expectations regarding materiality or significance; and the effectiveness of our disclosure controls and procedures.

Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance upon any forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date made. Chimera does not undertake or accept any obligation to release publicly any updates or revisions to any forward-looking statement to reflect any change in its expectations or any change in events, conditions or circumstances on which any such statement is based. Additional information concerning these and other risk factors is contained in Chimera’s most recent filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). All subsequent written and oral forward-looking statements concerning Chimera or matters attributable to Chimera or any person acting on its behalf are expressly qualified in their entirety by the cautionary statements above.

Readers are advised that the financial information in this press release is based on company data available at the time of this presentation and, in certain circumstances, may not have been audited by the Company’s independent auditors.