BETHESDA, Md., Aug. 6, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- American Capital Mortgage Investment Corp. (Nasdaq: MTGE) ("MTGE" or the "Company") announced today that in celebration of one year as a publicly traded company on the NASDAQ Global Select Market, Chief Executive Officer and Chair Malon Wilkus and President and Chief Investment Officer Gary Kain will preside over the August 7, 2012 NASDAQ closing bell ceremony. Joining Messrs. Wilkus and Kain will be members of the Board of Directors and management team.
"MTGE has had a strong start since its initial public offering, generating a total return of 52% for our shareholders from our August 2011 IPO through July 31, 2012. MTGE's success over the first year is a testament to the strength of our business strategy, our organization, the dedication of our employees and the support of our shareholders," said Malon Wilkus.
"I am honored to join Malon, the Board of Directors and the rest of the MTGE management team as we celebrate our one year anniversary as a public company," said Mr. Kain. "We are extremely grateful to our shareholders for the confidence they have placed in this management team and we are proud to have been able to deliver strong returns right out of the gate. We are confident that MTGE's portfolio remains very well positioned to continue to produce attractive returns during the second half of 2012 and into 2013. Over the longer term, MTGE's ability to invest throughout the entire mortgage spectrum uniquely positions us to take advantage of the opportunities that should arise as a result of the continued evolution of the mortgage market."
The ceremony will take place at the NASDAQ MarketSite Studio in Times Square New York and begin at 3:50 p.m. Eastern Time, with remarks from Messrs. Wilkus and Kain just prior to the closing at 4:00 p.m. A live webcast of the NASDAQ Closing Bell will be available at: http://www.nasdaq.com/marketsite/webcam.html.ABOUT AMERICAN CAPITAL MORTGAGE INVESTMENT CORP. American Capital Mortgage Investment Corp. is a real estate investment trust formed in 2011 that invests in and manages a leveraged portfolio of agency mortgage investments, non-agency mortgage investments and other mortgage-related investments. The Company is externally managed and advised by American Capital MTGE Management, LLC, an affiliate of American Capital, Ltd. ("American Capital"). For further information please refer to www.MTGE.com. ABOUT AMERICAN CAPITALAmerican Capital is a publicly traded private equity firm and global asset manager. American Capital, both directly and through its asset management business, originates, underwrites and manages investments in middle market private equity, leveraged finance, real estate and structured products. American Capital manages $17.2 billion of assets, including assets on its balance sheet and fee earning assets under management by affiliated managers, with $101 billion of total assets under management (including levered assets). From its seven offices in the U.S. and Europe, American Capital and its affiliate, European Capital, will consider investment opportunities from $10 million to $500 million. For further information, please refer to www.AmericanCapital.com. CONTACT:Investor Relations – (301) 968-9220 SOURCE American Capital Mortgage Investment Corp.