Current report, item 5.07



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UNITED STATES




SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION


Washington, D.C. 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):

April 23, 2021









KKR Real Estate Finance Trust Inc.






(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)























Maryland








001-38082








47-2009094






(State or other jurisdiction of incorporation)




(Commission File Number)




(IRS Employer Identification No.)
































30 Hudson Yards

,

Suite 7500









New York

,

New York






10001








(Address of principal executive offices)




(Zip Code)








Registrant’s telephone number, including area code:

(

212

)

750-8300








Not Applicable


(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)



















Pre-commencement communications pursuant to Rule 14d-2(b) under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.14d-2(b))



















Pre-commencement communications pursuant to Rule 13e-4(c) under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.13e-4(c))






































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








KREF








New York Stock Exchange









6.50% Series A Cumulative Redeemable Preferred Stock, par value $0.01 per share








KREF PRA








New York Stock Exchange











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 5.07


Submission of Matters to a Vote of Security Holders.







On April 23, 2021, KKR Real Estate Finance Trust Inc. (the “Company”) held its 2021 annual meeting of stockholders (the “Annual Meeting”).
A quorum was present at the meeting, as required by the Company’s Amended and Restated Bylaws. The immediately following charts set forth the number of votes cast for and against, the number of votes withheld and abstained, and the number of broker
non-votes with respect to each matter voted upon by stockholders, as applicable.






Proposal 1 – Election of Directors


The following eight individuals were elected to the Company’s Board of Directors to serve as directors until the next annual meeting of stockholders and until
their successors have been duly elected and qualified.






















































































































Votes


For





Votes Withheld





Broker


Non-Votes




Terrance R. Ahern




49,910,441





6,688,924





7,055,420




Irene M. Esteves




48,004,131





8,595,234





7,055,420




Todd A. Fisher




46,112,824





10,486,541





7,055,420




Jonathan A. Langer




56,250,367





348,998





7,055,420




Christen E.J. Lee




49,760,769





6,838,596





7,055,420




Paula Madoff




56,222,026





377,339





7,055,420




Deborah H. McAneny




56,216,961





382,404





7,055,420




Ralph F. Rosenberg




46,100,737





10,498,628





7,055,420








Proposal 2 – Ratification of the Appointment of Deloitte & Touche LLP as the Company’s Independent Registered
Public Accounting Firm for the Fiscal Year Ending December 31, 2021


The appointment of Deloitte & Touche LLP as the Company’s independent registered public accounting firm for the fiscal year ending December 31, 2021 was
ratified.





































Votes



For







Votes Against







Votes Abstained






Broker



Non-Votes






47,805,007





122,429





107,920





N/A














SIGNATURE


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.
























































KKR REAL ESTATE FINANCE TRUST INC.







By:





/s/ Vincent J. Napolitano







Name:




Vincent J. Napolitano






Title:




General Counsel and Secretary









Date: April 23, 2021




















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