NEW YORK, Oct. 2, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- New York Mortgage Trust, Inc. (Nasdaq:NYMT) ("NYMT" or the "Company") announced today that it has commenced an underwritten registered public offering of 13,500,000 shares of common stock. NYMT also expects to grant the underwriters an option to purchase up to an additional 2,025,000 shares of common stock. Deutsche Bank Securities Inc. will serve as the sole bookrunning manager for the offering. NYMT expects to use the net proceeds of this offering to acquire certain of the Company's targeted assets, including Agency residential mortgage-backed securities ("RMBS") and certain commercial mortgage-backed securities collateralized by multi-family loans ("multi-family CMBS"). The Company may also use net proceeds for general working capital purposes, including opportunistic purchases of residential mortgage loans and commercial real estate-related debt investments and the repayment of indebtedness. All shares of common stock will be offered under NYMT's existing shelf registration statement, which was declared effective by the Securities and Exchange Commission. The offering of these shares will be made only by means of a prospectus, which will be filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Copies of the prospectus related to this offering may be obtained from Deutsche Bank Securities Inc., Attention: Prospectus Group, 60 Wall Street, New York, NY 10005-2836; E-mail Prospectus: CPDG@db.com; Telephone (800) 503-4611. This press release shall not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy the shares or any other securities, nor shall there be any sale of such shares or any other securities in any state or other jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such state or other jurisdiction. About New York Mortgage Trust New York Mortgage Trust, Inc. is a Maryland corporation that has elected to be taxed as a real estate investment trust ("REIT"). The Company invests in mortgage-related and financial assets and targets multi-family CMBS and Agency RMBS, including Agency RMBS consisting of adjustable-rate and hybrid adjustable-rate RMBS and Agency IOs consisting of interest only and inverse interest only RMBS that represent the right to the interest component of the cash flow from a pool of mortgage loans.