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ARMOUR Residential REIT, Inc. Confirms Series A Preferred Stock Q3 2012 Monthly Dividends

Tuesday, July 03, 2012

ARMOUR Residential REIT, Inc. Confirms Series A Preferred Stock Q3 2012 Monthly Dividends13:59 EDT Tuesday, July 03, 2012VERO BEACH, Fla., July 3, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- ARMOUR Residential REIT, Inc. (NYSE:ARR) (NYSE Amex:ARR.WS) ("ARMOUR" or the "Company") today confirmed the Q3 2012 monthly cash dividends for the Company's Series A Preferred Stock.Q3 2012 Dividend Information         Month   Dividend Holder of Record Date   Payment Date July 2012 $0.2865 July 15, 2012 July 27, 2012(from June 7 to July 26)  (Effective Record Date, July 13, 2012)   August 2012 $0.171875 August 15, 2012 August 27, 2012 September 2012 $0.171875 September 15, 2012 September 27, 2012    (Effective Record Date, September 14, 2012)  ARMOUR Residential REIT, Inc. ARMOUR is a Maryland corporation that invests primarily in hybrid adjustable rate, adjustable rate and fixed rate residential mortgage-backed securities ("RMBS") issued or guaranteed by U.S. Government-chartered entities. ARMOUR is externally managed and advised by ARMOUR Residential Management LLC ("ARRM"). ARMOUR Residential REIT, Inc. has elected to be taxed as a real estate investment trust ("REIT") for U.S. federal income tax purposes, commencing with ARMOUR's taxable year ended December 31, 2009.Safe Harbor This press release includes "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the safe harbor provisions of the United States Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Actual results may differ from expectations, estimates and projections and, consequently, you should not rely on these forward looking statements as predictions of future events. Words such as "expect," "estimate," "project," "budget," "forecast," "anticipate," "intend," "plan," "may," "will," "could," "should," "believes," "predicts," "potential," "continue," and similar expressions are intended to identify such forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements involve significant risks and uncertainties that could cause the actual results to differ materially from the expected results.Additional Information and Where to Find It Investors, security holders and other interested persons may find additional information regarding the Company at the SEC's Internet site at http://www.sec.gov/, or the Company website www.armourreit.com or by directing requests to: ARMOUR Residential REIT, Inc., 3001 Ocean Drive, Suite 201, Vero Beach, Florida 32963, Attention: Investor Relations.CONTACT: Investor Contact: Jeffrey Zimmer Co-Chief Executive Officer, President and Co-Vice Chairman ARMOUR Residential REIT, Inc. (772) 617-4340