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ARMOUR Residential REIT, Inc. Announces Monthly Dividend Rate Of $0.05 Per Share And Confirms Series A And Series B Preferred Stock Monthly Dividends For Q4 2013

VERO BEACH, Fla., Sept. 18, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- ARMOUR Residential REIT, Inc. (NYSE: ARR, ARR PrA and ARR PrB) (NYSE MKT: ARR.WS) ("ARMOUR" or the "Company") today announced the Q4 2013 monthly cash dividend rate for the Company's Common Stock of $0.05 per share, which represents an annualized yield of 14.7% based on the closing market price of the stock on September 17, 2013.

In order to limit exposure to increasing volatility in the mortgage and US Treasury bond markets in Q3 2013, the Company reduced its portfolio to approximately $16.1 billion from a high of approximately $26.9 billion in the first half of 2013. The Company did not reduce any of its hedge positions since June 30, 2013, which represent 88.6% of repurchase agreement borrowings and resulted in a net balance sheet duration of 1.05 at August 30, 2013. For additional information about the Company's investment portfolio, liquidity, financing, hedging and other matters, please see the Company's latest monthly update at http://www.armourreit.com/updates/ARR_Company_Update_Sept_10_2013.pdf .

The Company also confirmed the Q4 2013 monthly cash dividends for the Company's Series A and Series B Preferred Stock.

Q4 2013 Common Stock Dividend Information
       
Month Dividend Holder of Record Date Payment Date
October 2013 $0.05 October 15, 2013 October 28, 2013
       
November 2013 $0.05 November 15, 2013 November 27, 2013
       
December 2013 $0.05 December 16, 2013 December 27, 2013
       
Q4 2013 Series A Preferred Stock Dividend Information
       
Month Dividend Holder of Record Date Payment Date
October 2013 $0.171875 October 15, 2013 October 28, 2013
       
November 2013 $0.171875 November 15, 2013 November 27, 2013
       
December 2013 $0.171875 December 15, 2013 December 27, 2013
       
Q4 2013 Series B Preferred Stock Dividend Information
       
Month Dividend Holder of Record Date Payment Date
October 2013 $0.1640625 October 15, 2013 October 28, 2013
       
November 2013 $0.1640625 November 15, 2013 November 27, 2013
       
December 2013 $0.1640625 December 15, 2013 December 27, 2013

About ARMOUR Residential REIT, Inc.

ARMOUR is a Maryland corporation that invests primarily in fixed rate residential, adjustable rate and hybrid adjustable rate mortgage-backed securities issued or guaranteed by U.S. Government-sponsored entities. ARMOUR is externally managed and advised by ARMOUR Residential Management LLC, an investment advisor registered with the Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC"). ARMOUR Residential REIT, Inc. has elected to be taxed as a real estate investment trust for U.S. federal income tax purposes.

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