Capstead Mortgage Corporation Declares a $0.30 Per Share Fourth Quarter 2012 Common Dividend

  Capstead Mortgage Corporation Declares a $0.30 Per Share Fourth Quarter 2012
  Common Dividend

Business Wire

DALLAS -- December 11, 2012

Capstead Mortgage Corporation (NYSE: CMO) announced today that it will pay a
fourth quarter 2012 dividend of $0.30 per common share on January18, 2013 to
stockholders of record as of December31, 2012.

                                About Capstead

Capstead Mortgage Corporation, formed in 1985 and based in Dallas, Texas, is a
self-managed real estate investment trust for federal income tax purposes.
Capstead earns income from investing in a leveraged portfolio of residential
adjustable-rate mortgage pass-through securities issued and guaranteed by
government-sponsored enterprises, either Fannie Mae or Freddie Mac (together,
the “GSEs”), or by an agency of the federal government, Ginnie Mae.

          Cautionary Statement Concerning Forward-looking Statements

This document contains “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of the
Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward-looking statements
include, without limitation, any statement that may predict, forecast,
indicate or imply future results, performance or achievements, and may contain
the words “believe,” “anticipate,” “expect,” “estimate,” “intend,” “will be,”
“will likely continue,” “will likely result,” or words or phrases of similar
meaning. Forward-looking statements are based largely on the expectations of
management and are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties including,
but not limited to, the following:

  *changes in general economic conditions;
  *fluctuations in interest rates and levels of mortgage prepayments;
  *the effectiveness of risk management strategies;
  *the impact of differing levels of leverage employed;
  *liquidity of secondary markets and credit markets;
  *the availability of financing at reasonable levels and terms to support
    investing on a leveraged basis;
  *the availability of new investment capital;
  *the availability of suitable qualifying investments from both an
    investment return and regulatory perspective;
  *changes in legislation or regulation affecting the GSEs and similar
    federal government agencies and related guarantees;
  *deterioration in credit quality and ratings of existing or future
    issuances of GSE or Ginnie Mae securities;
  *changes in legislation or regulation affecting exemptions for mortgage
    REITs from regulation under the Investment Company Act of 1940; and
  *increases in costs and other general competitive factors.

In addition to the above considerations, actual results and liquidity are
affected by other risks and uncertainties which could cause actual results to
be significantly different from those expressed or implied by any
forward-looking statements included herein. It is not possible to identify all
of the risks, uncertainties and other factors that may affect future results.
In light of these risks and uncertainties, the forward-looking events and
circumstances discussed herein may not occur and actual results could differ
materially from those anticipated or implied in the forward-looking
statements. Forward-looking statements speak only as of the date the statement
is made and the Company undertakes no obligation to update or revise any
forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future
events or otherwise. Accordingly, readers of this document are cautioned not
to place undue reliance on any forward-looking statements included herein.

Contact:

Capstead Mortgage Corporation
Investor Relations:
Kelly Sargent, 214-874-2339
 
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