Washington, D.C.  20549


Current Report
Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934

Date of Report (Date of Earliest Event Reported): January 9, 2023

Granite Point Mortgage Trust Inc.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
Maryland 001-38124 61-1843143
(State or other jurisdiction
of incorporation)
File Number)
 (I.R.S. Employer
Identification No.)
3 Bryant Park, Suite 2400A
New York,NY10036
(Address of principal executive offices)
(Zip Code)

Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (212) 364-5500

Not Applicable
(Former name or former address, if changed since last report)
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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 GPMT NYSE
7.00% Series A Fixed-to-Floating Rate Cumulative Redeemable Preferred Stock, par value $0.01 per share
 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 5.02 Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers.

Effective January 9, 2023, the Board of Directors (the “Board”) of Granite Point Mortgage Trust Inc. (the “Company”) appointed Sheila McGrath to serve as a member of the Board until the Company’s 2023 Annual Meeting of Stockholders. The Board also appointed Ms. McGrath to serve as a member of its Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee.

As an independent director, Ms. McGrath will receive compensation as described in the Company’s most recent Definitive Proxy Statement on Schedule 14A, which was filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) on April 18, 2022. The compensation amounts will be pro-rated for Ms. McGrath’s partial term of service.

The Company has entered into its standard form of indemnification agreement with Ms. McGrath, which requires the Company to indemnify Ms. McGrath against certain liabilities that may arise from her status or service as a director. The Company’s Form of Amended and Restated Indemnification Agreement was filed as Exhibit 10.1 to the Company’s Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the period ended March 31, 2020, which was filed with the SEC on May 11, 2020.

A copy of the Company’s press release announcing the appointment of Ms. McGrath is attached hereto as Exhibit 99.1 and is incorporated in this report by reference.

Item 9.01Financial Statements and Exhibits.

(d) Exhibits.
Exhibit No.Description
Cover Page Interactive Data File (embedded within the Inline XBRL document)




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.
  Michael J. Karber
  General Counsel and Secretary
Date: January 9, 2023