BETHESDA, Md., June 11, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- American Capital Agency Corp. (Nasdaq: AGNC) ("AGNC" or the "Company") announced today that its Board of Directors has declared a cash dividend of $1.25 per share for the second quarter 2012. The dividend is payable on July 27, 2012 to common shareholders of record as of June 21, 2012, with an ex-dividend date of June 19, 2012. For further information or questions, please contact our Investor Relations Department at (301) 968-9300 or IR@AGNC.com. ABOUT AMERICAN CAPITAL AGENCY CORP.American Capital Agency Corp. is a real estate investment trust that invests in agency pass-through securities and collateralized mortgage obligations for which the principal and interest payments are guaranteed by a U.S. Government agency or a U.S. Government-sponsored entity. The Company is externally managed and advised by American Capital AGNC Management, LLC, an affiliate of American Capital, Ltd. ("American Capital"). For further information, please refer to www.AGNC.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 has $101 billion in assets under management and seven offices in the U.S. and Europe. American Capital and European Capital will consider investment opportunities from $10 million to $500 million. For further information, please refer to www.AmericanCapital.com. CONTACT:Investors – (301) 968-9300 SOURCE American Capital Agency Corp.