FREDERIKSTED, U.S.Virgin Islands, Feb. 21, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Altisource Residential Corporation ("Residential" or the "Company") (NYSE:RESI) today announced that it has completed an acquisition of a pool of non-performing residential mortgage loans having an unpaid principal balance of approximately $121.2 million as of February 1, 2013. The pool was purchased from Ocwen Loan Servicing, LLC pursuant to a Master Mortgage Loan Sale Agreement. The Company also announced that it has won the preliminary bids on two pools of non-performing mortgage loans from separate sellers with an aggregate unpaid principal balance of approximately $235 million. The Company is actively conducting secondary due diligence on the pools. Subject to satisfactory due diligence results and final agreement on terms, the Company currently anticipates completing the acquisition of these pools in the first quarter of 2013. There can be no assurance that the Company will be able to reach agreement with the sellers regarding the acquisition of these pools on a timely basis or at all. "We are excited to have made our first purchase of a non-performing loan pool," stated Ashish Pandey, Chief Executive Officer of the Company. "With the completion of this purchase and the anticipated purchase of the additional pools, our initial capital will be fully invested in line with our strategic plan," concluded Mr. Pandey. The Company will host an investor conference call at 1:00 p.m. Eastern on Thursday, February 28, 2013 to discuss the acquisition of the pool. A link to the live audio web cast will be available on the Company's website through the Shareholders home page. Those who want to listen to the call should go to the website at least fifteen minutes prior to the call to register, download and install any necessary audio software. A replay of the conference call will be available via the Company's website approximately two hours after the conclusion of the call and will remain available for approximately 30 days.