INFORMATION TO BE INCLUDED IN STATEMENTS FILED PURSUANT
TO RULE 13d-1(a) AND AMENDMENTS THERETO FILED PURSUANT TO
CHIMERA INVESTMENT CORPORATION
(Name of Issuer)
Common Stock, par value $0.01 per share
(Title of Class of Securities)
Alan M. Stark, Esq.
411 N. New River Dr. E. # 2201
Fort Lauderdale FL 33301
(Name, Address and Telephone Number of Person
Authorized to Receive Notices and Communications)
(Date of Event which Requires Filing of this Statement)
If the filing person has previously filed a statement on Schedule 13G to report the acquisition which is the subject of this Schedule 13D, and is filing this schedule because of Sections 240.13d-1(e), 240.13d-1(f) or 240.13d-1(g), check the following
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The information required on the remainder of this cover page shall not be deemed to be “filed” for the purpose of Section 18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (“Act”) or otherwise subject to the liabilities of that section of the Act but shall be subject to all other provisions of the Act (however, see the Notes).
Mr. Cooperman acquired the Issuer Common Shares he beneficially owns through open market purchases. The source of funds for all purchases was working capital.
Item 4. Purpose of Transaction
Mr. Cooperman has acquired Issuer Common Shares for investment purposes. Mr. Cooperman intends from time to time to review his investment in the Issuer on the basis of various factors, including the Issuer’s business, financial condition, results of operations and prospects, general economic and industry conditions, the securities markets in general and those for Issuer Common Shares in particular, as well as other developments and other investment opportunities. Based upon such review, Mr. Cooperman may take such actions in the future as he deems appropriate in light of the circumstances existing from time to time, which may include further acquisitions of Issuer Common Shares or disposal of some or all of the Issuer Common Shares currently owned by Mr. Cooperman or otherwise acquired by Mr. Cooperman, either in the open market or in privately negotiated transactions.
Mr. Cooperman has engaged in communications with members of the Board of Directors of the Issuer regarding various matters related to the Issuer, including discussions regarding the Issuer’s operations, business, strategies and strategic direction. These discussions have reviewed, and may continue to review, options for enhancing shareholder value through various strategic alternatives, improving the Issuer’s operational and financial execution, and general corporate matters.
Other than as described above, Mr. Cooperman does not currently have any plans or proposals that relate to, or may result in, any of the matters listed in Items 4(a)-(j) of Schedule 13D (although Mr. Cooperman reserves the right, based on all relevant factors and subject to applicable law, at any time and from time to time, to review or reconsider his position, change his purpose, take other actions (including actions that could involve one or more of the types of transactions or have one or more of the results described in paragraphs (a) through (j) of Item 4 of Schedule 13D) or formulate and implement plans or proposals with respect to any of the foregoing).
Item 5. Interest in Securities of the Issuer
(a) Mr. Cooperman may be deemed the beneficial owner of 77,886,720 Issuer Common Shares, which constitutes approximately 7.6% of the total number of Issuer Common Shares outstanding. This is based on a total of 1,027,626,237 Issuer Common Shares outstanding reported on the Company’s Form 10-K filed with the SEC for the year ended December 31, 2013. This consists of 12,558,165 Shares owned by Capital LP; 5,274,929 Shares owned by Investors LP; 5,552,654 Shares owned by Equity LP; 2,224,000 Shares owned by Credit LP; 14,048,767 Shares owned by Overseas; 11,632,500 Shares owned by Mr. Cooperman; 23,626,905 Shares owned by Managed Accounts; 600,000 Shares owned by Toby Cooperman; 250,000 Shares owned by the Foundation; 85,000 Shares owned by the Family Fund; 1,000,000 owned by Michael S. Cooperman; 1,000,000 Shares owned by the WRA Trust; and 33,800 Shares owned by Asher Silvin Cooperman.
(b) Mr. Cooperman has sole voting power over 54,259,815 Issuer Common Shares beneficially owned by him, has shared voting power over 23,626,905 Issuer Common Shares beneficially owned by him, has sole dispositive power over 54,259,815 Issuer Common Shares beneficially owned by him, and has shared dispositive power over 23,626,905 Issuer Common Shares beneficially owned by him.
(c) Except as set forth in this Item 5, Mr. Cooperman has not engaged in any transaction during the past 60 days in any Issuer Common Shares.
(d) Not applicable.
(e) Not applicable.
Item 6. Contracts, Arrangements, Understandings or Relationships with Respect to Securities of the Issuer
Except as set forth in Item 4 of this Schedule 13D, to the best knowledge of Mr. Cooperman, there are no other contracts, arrangements, understandings or relationships (legal or otherwise) between Mr. Cooperman and any other person with respect to any securities of the Issuer, including, but not limited to, transfer or voting of any securities, finder’s fees, joint ventures, loan or option arrangements, puts or calls, guarantees of profits, division of profits or losses, or the giving or withholding of proxies.
Item 7. Material to be Filed as Exhibits