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ARMOUR Residential REIT, Inc. Announces Q1 2013 Monthly Dividend Rate of $0.08 Per Share

ARMOUR Residential REIT, Inc. Announces Q1 2013 Monthly Dividend Rate of $0.08
Per Share

VERO BEACH, Fla., Dec. 17, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- ARMOUR Residential REIT,
Inc. (NYSE:ARR and ARR PrA) (NYSE MKT:ARR.WS) ("ARMOUR" or the "Company")
today announced a Q1 2013 monthly cash dividend rate for the Company's Common
Stock of $0.08 per share.

Q1 2013 Dividend Information

Month         Dividend Holder of Record Date Payment Date
January2013  $0.08    January 15, 2013      January 30, 2013
                                          
February2013 $0.08    February 15, 2013     February 27, 2013
                                          
March2013    $0.08    March 15, 2013        March 27, 2013

The Company estimates that its 2012 taxable REIT income equaled or exceeded
dividends paid in 2012.

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