ARMOUR Residential REIT, Inc. Confirms Monthly Dividends for Q3 2014

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VERO BEACH, Fla., July 3, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- ARMOUR Residential REIT, Inc. (NYSE: ARR, ARR PrA and ARR PrB) ("ARMOUR" or the "Company") today confirmed the Q3 2014 monthly cash dividends for the Company's Common Stock and Series A and Series B Preferred Stock.

Q3 2014 Common Stock Dividend Information            
Month   Dividend   Holder of Record Date   Payment Date
July 2014   $0.05   July 15, 2014   July 30, 2014
August 2014   $0.05   August 15, 2014   August 29, 2014
September 2014   $0.05   September 15, 2014   September 29, 2014
             
Q3 2014 Series A Preferred Stock Dividend Information            
Month   Dividend   Holder of Record Date   Payment Date
July 2014   $0.171875   July 15, 2014   July 28, 2014
August 2014   $0.171875   August 15, 2014   August 27, 2014
September 2014   $0.171875   September 15, 2014   September 29, 2014
             
Q3 2014 Series B Preferred Stock Dividend Information            
Month   Dividend   Holder of Record Date   Payment Date
July 2014   $0.1640625   July 15, 2014   July 28, 2014
August 2014   $0.1640625   August 15, 2014   August 27, 2014
September 2014   $0.1640625   September 15, 2014   September 29, 2014

Certain Tax Matters

ARMOUR has elected to be taxed as a real estate investment trust ("REIT") for U.S. Federal income tax purposes. In order to maintain this tax status, ARMOUR is required to timely distribute substantially all of its ordinary REIT taxable income. Accordingly, ARMOUR may increase the amount of one or more announced dividends before the applicable record date or may declare supplemental dividends, if necessary to meet this tax requirement. Dividends paid in excess of REIT taxable income for a fiscal year (including any taxable income carried forward from the previous year) will generally not be taxable to stockholders.

About ARMOUR Residential REIT, Inc.

ARMOUR is a Maryland corporation that invests primarily in fixed rate residential, adjustable rate and hybrid adjustable rate mortgage-backed securities issued or guaranteed by U.S. Government-sponsored entities. ARMOUR is externally managed and advised by ARMOUR Residential Management LLC, an investment advisor registered with the Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC").

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. The Company disclaims any obligation to release publicly any updates or revisions to any forward-looking statement to reflect any change in its expectations or any change in events, conditions or circumstances on which any such statement is based, except as required by law.

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 at http://www.armourreit.com, or by directing requests to: ARMOUR Residential REIT, Inc., 3001 Ocean Drive, Suite 201, Vero Beach, Florida 32963, Attention: Investor Relations.

Investor Contact:

James R. Mountain
Chief Financial Officer
ARMOUR Residential REIT, Inc.
(772) 617-4340