VERO BEACH, Fla., Jan. 21, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- ARMOUR Residential REIT, Inc. (NYSE Amex:ARR) (NYSE Amex:ARR.WS) ("ARMOUR" or the "Company") announced today that it has priced a public offering of 6,000,000 shares of its common stock at a price of $7.55per share for gross proceeds of $45,300,000. The offering is expected to close on or about January 26, 2011. The underwriters have a 45-day option to purchase a maximum of 900,000 additional shares to cover over-allotments, if any.

Ladenburg Thalmann & Co. Inc., a subsidiary of Ladenburg Thalmann Financial Services Inc. (NYSE Amex:LTS) and Cantor Fitzgerald & Co. acted as joint bookrunning managers and representatives of the several underwriters in the offering. Maxim Group LLC acted as lead manager and National Securities Corporation and Aegis Capital Corp. acted as co-managers in the offering.

A registration statement relating to the offered securities has been declared effective by the Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC"). The offering is being made only by means of a prospectus supplement and accompanying base prospectus. Copies of the prospectus supplement and accompanying base prospectus may be obtained by contacting:

Ladenburg Thalmann & Co. Inc. 520 Madison Avenue New York, NY 10022 Attention: Prospectus Department

or

Cantor Fitzgerald & Co. 110 East 59 th Street New York, NY 10022 Attention: Prospectus Department, 5 th Floor

This press release shall not constitute an offer to sell, or a solicitation of an offer to buy, nor shall there be any sale of the Company's securities in any state or jurisdiction in which such an offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of such state or jurisdiction.

ARMOUR Residential REIT, Inc.

ARMOUR is a Maryland corporation that invests primarily in hybrid adjustable rate, adjustable rate and fixed rate residential mortgage-backed securities, or RMBS, issued or guaranteed by U.S. Government-chartered entities. ARMOUR is externally managed and advised by ARMOUR RESIDENTIAL MANAGEMENT LLC ("ARRM"). ARMOUR Residential REIT, Inc. has elected to be taxed as a real estate investment trust ("REIT") for U.S. federal income tax purposes, commencing with ARMOUR's taxable year ended December 31, 2009.