VERO BEACH, Fla., Feb. 14, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- ARMOUR Residential REIT, Inc. (NYSE: ARR, ARR PrA and ARR PrB; NYSE MKT: ARR.WS) ("ARMOUR" or the "Company") announced today that it has priced an underwritten public offering of 65,000,000 shares of common stock. ARMOUR has granted the underwriters a 30-day option to purchase up to 9,750,000 additional shares of common stock. The underwriters are offering the shares at prevailing market prices or otherwise from time to time through the NYSE, the over-the-counter market, negotiated transactions or otherwise. The offering is expected to close on February 20, 2013. Deutsche Bank Securities Inc., BofA Merrill Lynch, Barclays Capital Inc., Citigroup Global Markets Inc., Credit Suisse Securities (USA) LLC and J.P. Morgan Securities LLC are joint book-running managers of the offering. The Company intends to use the net proceeds of the offering to acquire additional agency securities as market conditions warrant and for general corporate purposes. A registration statement relating to the offered securities has been filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission and became effective automatically upon filing. The offering is being made only by means of a prospectus supplement and accompanying base prospectus. Copies of the preliminary prospectus supplement and the related prospectus for the proposed offering 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 emailing email@example.com; BofA Merrill Lynch, Attn: Prospectus Department, 222 Broadway, New York, NY 10038, or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org; Barclays Capital Inc., c/o Broadridge Financial Solutions, 1155 Long Island Avenue, Edgewood, NY, 11717, Telephone: (888) 603-5847, or by emailing email@example.com; Citigroup Global Markets Inc., c/o Broadridge Financial Solutions, 1155 Long Island Avenue, Edgewood, NY 11717, Telephone: 1-800-831-9146, or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org;Credit Suisse Securities (USA) LLC, Attention: Prospectus Department, One Madison Avenue, New York, NY, 10010, Telephone: (800) 221-1037, or by emailing email@example.com or J.P. Morgan Securities LLC, Attention: Broadridge Financial Solutions, 1155 Long Island Avenue, Edgewood, NY 11717, Telephone: (866) 803-9204. 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.