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MFA Financial, Inc. Announces New Record Date for Special Dividend

Wednesday, March 06, 2013

MFA Financial, Inc. Announces New Record Date for Special Dividend12:17 EST Wednesday, March 06, 2013NEW YORK, March 6, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- MFA Financial, Inc. (NYSE:  MFA) announced today that the record date for stockholders entitled to receive the special cash dividend that it previously announced will be March 18, 2013.  The Company had previously announced the record date would be March 15, 2013.On March 4, 2013, the Company announced that its Board of Directors declared a special cash dividend of $0.50 per share of common stock, which is payable on April 10, 2013.MFA is a real estate investment trust primarily engaged in the business of investment, on a leveraged basis, in Agency and Non-Agency residential mortgage-backed securities.CONTACT: MFA Investor Relations 800-892-7547 www.mfafinancial.com SOURCE MFA Financial, Inc.