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AG Mortgage Investment Trust, Inc. (NYSE: MITT) (the "Company") today announced the exercise in full of the over-allotment option granted to the underwriters by the Company with respect to the purchase of 270,000 shares of the Company's 8.25% Series A Cumulative Redeemable Preferred Stock, liquidation preference $25.00 per share. The over-allotment option is being exercised in connection with the Company's previously announced public offering of 1,800,000 shares of its 8.25% Series A Cumulative Redeemable Preferred Stock. The total offering of 2,070,000 shares produced gross proceeds of $51.75 million before deducting the underwriting discount and estimated offering expenses.
The Company expects to use the net proceeds from the offering to make additional acquisitions of residential mortgage-backed securities, other real estate-related securities, and for general corporate purposes.
Stifel, Nicolaus & Company, Incorporated, RBC Capital Markets, LLC and Deutsche Bank Securities Inc. acted as joint book-running managers for the offering. Credit Suisse Securities (USA) LLC, Sterne, Agee & Leach, Inc., Wunderlich Securities, Inc., National Securities Corporation and Maxim Group LLC acted as co-managers.
This press release shall not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy, nor shall there be any sale of these securities in any state in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such state.
About AG Mortgage Investment Trust, Inc.
AG Mortgage Investment Trust, Inc. is a real estate investment trust that invests in, acquires and manages a diversified portfolio of residential mortgage assets, other real estate-related securities and financial assets. AG Mortgage Investment Trust, Inc. is externally managed and advised by AG REIT Management, LLC, a subsidiary of Angelo, Gordon & Co., L.P., an SEC-registered investment adviser that specializes in alternative investment activities.
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