New York Mortgage Trust Announces Tax Treatment of Preferred Stock Dividends for 2013

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| Source: New York Mortgage Trust, Inc.

NEW YORK, Feb. 5, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- New York Mortgage Trust, Inc. (Nasdaq:NYMT) ("NYMT" or the "Company") today announced the following tax treatment for dividends declared in 2013 on the Company's 7.75% Series B Cumulative Redeemable Preferred Stock (Nasdaq:NYMTP) ("Series B Preferred Stock").

      Cash Taxable Return Of
Declaration Record Payment Distribution  Ordinary  Capital
Date Date Date Per Share Dividend Dividend
6/18/2013 7/1/2013 7/15/2013 $0.220660 $0.220660 --
9/12/2013 10/1/2013 10/15/2013 $0.484375 $0.484375 --
12/10/2013 1/1/2014 1/15/2014 $0.484375 $0.484375 --
Total 2013 Cash Distribution $1.189410 $1.189410 --

Stockholders are encouraged to consult with their personal tax advisors as to their specific tax treatment of dividends on the Company's Series B Preferred Stock.

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.

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AT THE COMPANY
Kristine R. Nario
Investor Relations
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