In accordance with the terms of the 7.875% Series A Cumulative Redeemable Preferred Stock ("Series A Preferred Stock") of Annaly Capital Management, Inc. (NYSE:NLY) ("Annaly"), the Board of Directors of Annaly has declared a Series A Preferred Stock cash dividend for the fourth quarter of 2016 of $0.492188 per share of Series A Preferred Stock. In accordance with the terms of Annaly's 7.625% Series C Cumulative Redeemable Preferred Stock ("Series C Preferred Stock"), the Board of Directors of Annaly has declared a Series C Preferred Stock cash dividend for the fourth quarter of 2016 of $0.476563 per share of Series C Preferred Stock. In accordance with the terms of Annaly's 7.50% Series D Cumulative Redeemable Preferred Stock ("Series D Preferred Stock"), the Board of Directors of Annaly has declared a Series D Preferred Stock cash dividend for the fourth quarter of 2016 of $0.46875 per share of Series D Preferred Stock. In accordance with the terms of Annaly's 7.625% Series E Cumulative Redeemable Preferred Stock ("Series E Preferred Stock"), the Board of Directors of Annaly has declared a Series E Preferred Stock cash dividend for the fourth quarter of 2016 of $0.476563 per share of Series E Preferred Stock. Dividends for the Series A Preferred Stock, Series C Preferred Stock, Series D Preferred Stock and Series E Preferred Stock are payable on December 30, 2016 to preferred shareholders of record as of December 1, 2016. General Annaly's principal business objectives are to generate net income for distribution to its shareholders from its investments and capital preservation. Annaly is a Maryland corporation that has elected to be taxed as a real estate investment trust ("REIT"). Annaly is managed and advised by Annaly Management Company LLC. Forward-Looking Statements This news release and our public documents to which we refer contain or incorporate by reference certain forward-looking statements which are based on various assumptions (some of which are beyond our control) and may be identified by reference to a future period or periods or by the use of forward-looking terminology, such as "may," "will," "believe," "expect," "anticipate," "continue," or similar terms or variations on those terms or the negative of those terms. Actual results could differ materially from those set forth in forward-looking statements due to a variety of factors, including, but not limited to, changes in interest rates; changes in the yield curve; changes in prepayment rates; the availability of mortgage-backed securities and other securities for purchase; the availability of financing and, if available, the terms of any financings; changes in the market value of our assets; changes in business conditions and the general economy; our ability to grow our commercial business; our ability to grow our residential mortgage credit business; credit risks related to our investments in credit risk transfer securities, residential mortgage-backed securities and related residential mortgage credit assets, commercial real estate assets and corporate debt; risks related to investments in mortgage servicing rights and ownership of a servicer; any potential business disruption following the acquisition of Hatteras; our ability to consummate any contemplated investment opportunities; changes in government regulations affecting our business; our ability to maintain our qualification as a REIT; and our ability to maintain our exemption from registration under the Investment Company Act of 1940, as amended. For a discussion of the risks and uncertainties which could cause actual results to differ from those contained in the forward-looking statements, see "Risk Factors" in our most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K and any subsequent Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q. We do not undertake, and specifically disclaim any obligation, to publicly release the result of any revisions which may be made to any forward-looking statements to reflect the occurrence of anticipated or unanticipated events or circumstances after the date of such statements, except as required by law.