PASADENA, Calif., Oct. 3, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Western Asset Mortgage Capital Corporation (NYSE: WMC) today announced that it closed a public offering of 13,800,000 shares of its common stock, including 1,800,000 shares pursuant to an option that was fully exercised by the underwriters, at a public offering price of $22.20 per share, for total net proceeds of approximately $301 million after deduction of underwriting discounts and commissions and estimated expenses. The Company intends to use the net proceeds of the offering primarily to purchase Agency RMBS (residential mortgage-backed securities for which the principal and interest payments are guaranteed by a U.S. Government agency or sponsored entity) and may, at opportunistic times, also purchase its potential target assets (as described below). Deutsche Bank Securities Inc., Citigroup Global Markets Inc., J.P. Morgan Securities LLC and Jefferies & Company, Inc. acted as the joint book runners for the offering. This press release shall not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy any securities nor will there be any sale of these 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. A registration statement relating to these securities has been declared effective by the Securities and Exchange Commission. The public offering was made only by means of a prospectus, copies of which may be obtained by contacting: Deutsche Bank Securities Inc., Attention: Prospectus Group, 60 Wall Street, New York, NY 10005-2836, by calling (800) 503-4611, or by e-mailing email@example.com; Citigroup Global Markets Inc., c/o Broadridge Financial Solutions, 1155 Long Island Avenue, Edgewood, NY 11717, Telephone: (800) 831-9146, or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org; J.P. Morgan Securities LLC, c/o Broadridge Financial Solutions, 1155 Long Island Avenue, Edgewood, NY 11717, by calling (866) 803-9204; or Jefferies & Company, Inc., Attention: Equity Syndicate Prospectus Department, 520 Madison Avenue, 12th Floor, New York, NY 10022, or by telephone at 877-547-6340, or by email at Prospectus_Department@Jefferies.com.