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AG Mortgage Investment Trust, Inc. Announces Tax Treatment of 2012 Dividend Distributions

  AG Mortgage Investment Trust, Inc. Announces Tax Treatment of 2012 Dividend
  Distributions

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NEW YORK -- January 24, 2013

AG Mortgage Investment Trust, Inc. (NYSE: MITT) (the “Company”), a real estate
investment trust (REIT), announced today the tax treatment of common and
preferred stock dividends declared in 2012. This information is provided to
assist stockholders with tax reporting requirements related to dividend
distributions of taxable income by the Company.

Stockholders should review the 2012 tax statements received from their
brokerage firms or other institutions to ensure that the statements agree with
the information provided below. Also, as each stockholder’s tax situation may
be different, stockholders are encouraged to consult with their own
professional tax advisor with respect to their specific tax treatment of the
Company’s dividend distributions.

During 2012, the Company did not generate qualified dividends income.
Additionally, because the Company is a REIT, dividends declared in the last
month of a calendar year with a record date in that calendar year, but which
are payable in January of the following year, are considered paid for Form
1099 reporting purposes on the record date, not on the payable date, to the
extent the REIT has any remaining undistributed earnings and profits (as
computed for income tax purposes) as of December 31 of that calendar year.

The Company's dividend distributions per share of common stock (CUSIP
#001228105) are to be classified for income tax purposes as follows:

                                                                                
                                                              2012             2012          2012
Security      Declaration   Record       Payable      Distribution   Ordinary    Capital
Description     Date            Date           Date           Per              Dividends     Gains
                                                              Share
Common        12/06/2012    12/18/2012   1/28/2013    $0.80          $0.69192    $0.10808
Stock
Common        9/06/2012     9/18/2012    10/26/2012   $0.77          $0.66597    $0.10403
Stock
Common        6/07/2012     6/29/2012    7/27/2012    $0.70          $0.60543    $0.09457
Stock
Common        3/14/2012     3/30/2012    4/27/2012    $0.70          $0.60543    $0.09457
Stock
Totals                                                      $2.97          $2.56875    $0.40125
                                                                                             

The distributions per share of Series A 8.25% Cumulative Redeemable Preferred
Stock (CUSIP #001228204) are to be classified for income tax purposes as
follows:

                                                                                
                                                              2012             2012          2012
Security      Declaration   Record       Payable      Distribution   Ordinary    Capital
Description     Date            Date           Date           Per              Dividends     Gains
                                                              Share
Series A      11/16/2012    11/30/2012   12/17/2012   $0.51563       $0.44597    $0.06966
Preferred
Series A      8/17/2012     8/31/2012    9/17/2012    $0.25210       $0.21804    $0.03406
Preferred
Totals                                                      $0.76773       $0.66401    $0.10372
                                                                                             

The distributions per share of Series B 8.00% Cumulative Redeemable Preferred
Stock (CUSIP #001228303) are to be classified for income tax purposes as
follows:

                                                                                
                                                              2012             2012          2012
Security      Declaration   Record       Payable      Distribution   Ordinary    Capital
Description     Date            Date           Date           Per              Dividends     Gains
                                                              Share
Series B      11/16/2012    11/30/2012   12/17/2012   $0.44          $0.38056    $0.05944
Preferred
                                                                                             

About AG Mortgage Investment Trust, Inc.

AG Mortgage Investment Trust, Inc. is a real estate investment trust that
invests in, acquires and manages a diversified portfolio of residential
mortgage assets, other real estate-related securities and financial assets. AG
Mortgage Investment Trust, Inc. is externally managed and advised by AG REIT
Management, LLC, a subsidiary of Angelo, Gordon & Co., L.P., an SEC-registered
investment adviser that specializes in alternative investment activities.

Contact:

AG Mortgage Investment Trust, Inc.
Investor Relations
Lisa Yahr, 212-692-2282
lyahr@agmit.com
 
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