March 13, 2013

ARMOUR Residential REIT, Inc. Announces Q2 2013 Monthly Dividend Rate of $0.07 Per Share and Confirms Series A and Series B Preferred Stock Monthly Dividends

VERO BEACH, Fla., March 13, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- ARMOUR Residential REIT, Inc. (NYSE: ARR, ARR PrA and ARR PrB) (NYSE MKT: ARR.WS) ("ARMOUR" or the "Company") today announced a Q2 2013 monthly cash dividend rate for the Company's Common Stock of $0.07 per share. The Company also confirmed the Q2 2013 monthly cash dividends for the Company's Series A and Series B Preferred Stock.

Q2 2013 Common Stock Dividend Information
 
MonthDividendHolder of Record DatePayment Date
April 2013 $0.07 April 15, 2013 April 29, 2013
       
May 2013 $0.07 May 15, 2013 May 30, 2013
       
June 2013 $0.07 June 14, 2013 June 27, 2013
 
 
Q2 2013 Series A Preferred Stock Dividend Information
 
MonthDividendHolder of Record DatePayment Date
April 2013 $0.171875 April 15, 2013 April 29, 2013
       
May 2013 $0.171875 May 15, 2013 May 27, 2013
       
June 2013 $0.171875 June 14, 2013 June 27, 2013
 
 
Q2 2013 Series B Preferred Stock Dividend Information
 
MonthDividendHolder of Record DatePayment Date
April 2013 $0.1640625 April 15, 2013 April 29, 2013
       
May 2013 $0.1640625 May 15, 2013 May 27, 2013
       
June 2013 $0.1640625 June 14, 2013 June 27, 2013

About 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 issued or guaranteed by U.S. Government-sponsored entities. ARMOUR is externally managed and advised by ARMOUR Residential Management LLC. ARMOUR Residential REIT, Inc. has elected to be taxed as a real estate investment trust 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:



         James R. Mountain

         Chief Financial Officer

         ARMOUR Residential REIT, Inc.

         (772) 617-4340


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