Anworth Schedules Fourth Quarter 2011 Earnings Release And Conference Call

Anworth Mortgage Asset Corporation (NYSE: ANH) announced today that it will release results for the fourth quarter of 2011 following the close of trading on the New York Stock Exchange on Thursday, February 9, 2012.

Lloyd McAdams, Anworth’s Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer, will host a conference call and live audio webcast on Friday, February 10, 2012 at 1:00 PM Eastern Time, 10:00 AM Pacific Time, to discuss fourth quarter 2011 results.

The dial-in number for the conference call is 877-317-6789 for U.S. callers (international callers should dial 412-317-6789 and Canadian callers should dial 866-605-3852). When dialing in, participants should ask to be connected to the Anworth Mortgage earnings call. Replays of the call will be available for a 7-day period commencing at 3:00 PM Eastern Time. The dial-in number for the replay is 877-344-7529 for U.S. callers (international and Canadian callers should dial 412-317-0088) and the conference number is 10009942. The conference call will also be webcast over the Internet which can be accessed on Anworth’s web site at http://www.anworth.com through the corresponding link located on the home page.

About Anworth Mortgage Asset Corporation

Effective December 31, 2011, Anworth became an externally-managed mortgage real estate investment trust, which invests primarily in securities guaranteed by the U.S. Government, such as Ginnie Mae, or guaranteed by federally sponsored enterprises, such as Fannie Mae or Freddie Mac. Anworth seeks to generate income for distribution to shareholders primarily based on the difference between the yield on its mortgage assets and the cost of its borrowings. The Company is managed by Anworth Management, LLC, or the Manager, pursuant a management agreement. The Manager is subject to the supervision and direction of the Company’s Board of Directors, and is responsible for (i) the selection, purchase and sale of the Company’s investment portfolio; (ii) the Company’s financing and hedging activities; and (iii) providing the Company with management services and other services and activities relating to the Company’s assets and operations as may be appropriate. The Company’s common stock is traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol “ANH.”

Safe Harbor Statement under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995

This news release may contain forward-looking statements within the meaning of the "safe harbor" provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward-looking statements are based upon our current expectations and speak only as of the date hereof. Forward-looking statements, which are based on various assumptions (some of which are beyond our control) may be identified by reference to a future period or periods or by the use of forward-looking terminology, such as “may, ” “will, ” “believe, ” “expect, ” “anticipate, ” “assume,” “estimate,” “intend,” “continue, ” or other similar terms or variations on those terms or the negative of those terms. Our actual results may differ materially and adversely from those expressed in any forward-looking statements as a result of various factors and uncertainties, including but not limited to, changes in interest rates; changes in the market value of our mortgage-backed securities; changes in the yield curve; the availability of mortgage-backed securities for purchase; increases in the prepayment rates on the mortgage loans securing our mortgage-backed securities; our ability to use borrowings to finance our assets and, if available, the terms of any financing; risks associated with investing in mortgage-related assets; changes in business conditions and the general economy, including the consequences of actions by the U.S. government and other foreign governments to address the global financial crisis; implementation of or changes in government regulations affecting our business; our ability to maintain our qualification as a real estate investment trust for federal income tax purposes; our ability to maintain an exemption from the Investment Company Act of 1940, as amended; and the Manager’s ability to manage our growth. Our Annual Report on Form 10-K and other SEC filings discuss the most significant risk factors that may affect our business, results of operations and financial condition. We undertake no obligation to revise or update publicly any forward-looking statements for any reason.

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