New York Mortgage Trust Announces Exercise Of Underwriters' Option To Purchase Additional Shares

NEW YORK, Jan. 9, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- New York Mortgage Trust, Inc. (Nasdaq:NYMT) ("NYMT" or the "Company") today announced that the underwriters of its underwritten registered public offering of 10,000,000 shares of common stock have exercised in full their option to purchase an additional 1,500,000 shares of common stock from the Company. The closing for the additional 1,500,000 shares is expected to occur concurrent with the closing for the 10,000,000 shares on January 10, 2014, subject to customary closing conditions.

The Company will receive proceeds of approximately $9.9 million from the sale of the additional shares, net of the underwriting discounts and commissions payable on such additional shares. After deducting the underwriting discounts and commissions as well as the offering expenses payable by NYMT, the Company will receive total net proceeds of approximately $75.8 million from the sale of 11,500,000 shares of common stock in the offering, including the purchase of the additional shares by the underwriters.

All shares of common stock were offered under NYMT's existing shelf registration statement, which was declared effective by the Securities and Exchange Commission on January 28, 2013. The offering of these shares was made only by means of a prospectus and a related prospectus supplement, which was filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Copies of the prospectus and prospectus supplement related to this offering may be obtained, when available, from UBS Securities LLC, Attention: Prospectus Department, 299 Park Avenue, New York, New York 10171, Telephone: (888) 827-7275, Barclays Capital Inc., c/o Broadridge Financial Solutions, 1155 Long Island Avenue, Edgewood, NY 11717, or by calling (888) 603-5847, or by emailing Barclaysprospectus@broadridge.com, and Credit Suisse Securities (USA) LLC, Attention: Prospectus Department, One Madison Avenue, New York, NY, 10010, Telephone: (800) 221-1037, or by emailing newyork.prospectus@credit-suisse.com.

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, direct financing to owners of multi-family properties through mezzanine and preferred equity investments, residential mortgage loans, including loans sourced from distressed markets, Agency RMBS consisting of fixed-rate, 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.

Forward-Looking Statements

This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward-looking statements involve numerous risks and uncertainties. The Company's actual results may differ from the Company's beliefs, expectations, estimates, and projections and, consequently, you should not rely on these forward-looking statements as predictions of future events. Forward-looking statements are not historical in nature and can be identified by words such as "anticipate," "estimate," "will," "should," "expect," "believe," "intend," "seek," "plan" and similar expressions or their negative forms, or by references to strategy, plans, or intentions. Forward-looking statements are based on the Company's beliefs, assumptions and expectations of the Company's future performance, taking into account all information currently available to it. No assurance can be given that the closing of the offering discussed above will be completed. Completion of the closing of the offering is subject to numerous possible events, factors and conditions, many of which are beyond the control of the Company and not all of which are known to it, including, without limitation, market conditions and those described under the heading "Risk Factors" in the Company's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2012 and as updated by those risk factors included in the Company's subsequent filings under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, which can be accessed at the SEC's website at www.sec.gov. All forward-looking statements speak only as of the date on which they are made. New risks and uncertainties arise over time, and it is not possible to predict those events or how they may affect the Company. The Company undertakes no obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events, or otherwise, except as required by law.
CONTACT: For Further Information         AT THE COMPANY         Kristine R. Nario         Investor Relations         Phone: (646) 216-2363         Email: knario@nymtrust.com

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