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Arbor Realty Trust, Inc. Announces Public Offering of Series A Cumulative Redeemable Preferred Stock



Arbor Realty Trust, Inc. Announces Public Offering of Series A Cumulative
Redeemable Preferred Stock

UNIONDALE, N.Y., Jan. 29, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Arbor Realty Trust, Inc.
(the "Company") (NYSE:ABR) announced today that it plans to make a public
offering of an initial issuance of its Series A Cumulative Redeemable
Preferred Stock (the "Series A Preferred Stock"). The Company will grant the
underwriters a 30-day option to purchase additional shares of Series A
Preferred Stock to cover over-allotments, if any. The Company intends to file
an application to list the Series A Preferred Stock on the NYSE under the
symbol "ABR PrA" and, if approved, expects trading to commence within 30 days
after the initial issuance of the Series A Preferred Stock.

The Company intends to use the net proceeds from the offering to make
investments, to repurchase or pay liabilities and for general corporate
purposes.

Deutsche Bank Securities Inc., JMP Securities LLC, Ladenburg Thalmann & Co.
Inc. and MLV & Co. LLC will serve as joint book-running managers for the
offering. Maxim Group LLC will serve as co-manager for the offering.

This press release shall not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation
of an offer to buy any securities nor will there be any sale of these
securities in any state or other jurisdiction in which such offer,
solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification
under the securities laws of any such state or other jurisdiction.

The offering will be made pursuant to the Company's existing effective shelf
registration statement, previously filed with the Securities and Exchange
Commission. The offering of these securities will be made only by means of a
prospectus and related prospectus supplement. When available, copies of the
prospectus and accompanying preliminary prospectus supplement relating to
these securities may be obtained by contacting Deutsche Bank Securities Inc.,
Attn: Prospectus Group, 60 Wall Street, New York, New York 10005-2836, Email:
prospectus.CPDG@db.com, Telephone: (800) 503-4611; JMP Securities LLC, 600
Montgomery Street, 10^th Floor, San Francisco, California 94111, Attn:
Prospectus Department, Telephone: (415) 835-8985; Ladenburg Thalmann & Co.
Inc., 520 Madison Avenue, 9^th Floor, New York, New York 10022, Telephone:
(212) 409-2000; and MLV & Co. LLC, Attn: Randy Billhardt, Email:
rbillhardt@mlvco.com, Telephone: (212) 542-5882.

About Arbor Realty Trust, Inc.

The Company is a real estate investment trust, which invests in a diversified
portfolio of multi-family and commercial real estate related bridge and
mezzanine loans, preferred equity investments, mortgage related securities and
other real estate related assets. The Company commenced operations in July
2003 and conducts substantially all of its operations through its operating
partnership, Arbor Realty Limited Partnership and its subsidiaries. Arbor is
externally managed and advised by Arbor Commercial Mortgage, LLC, a national
commercial real estate finance company operating through 14 offices in the
U.S. that specializes in debt and equity financing for multi-family and
commercial real estate.

Safe Harbor Statement

Certain statements in this press release, including with regard to the
Company's securities offering and contemplated use of proceeds, may constitute
forward-looking statements within the meaning of the "safe harbor" provisions
of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These statements are
based on management's current expectations and beliefs and are subject to a
number of trends and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ
materially from those described in the forward-looking statements. The Company
can give no assurance that its expectations will be attained. Factors that
could cause actual results to differ materially from the Company's
expectations include, but are not limited to, continued ability to source new
investments, changes in interest rates and/or credit spreads, changes in the
real estate and capital markets, and other risks detailed in the prospectus
supplement relating to the offering and the documents incorporated by
reference therein, including the Company's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the
year ended December 31, 2011 and its other reports filed with the Securities
and Exchange Commission. Such forward-looking statements speak only as of the
date of this press release. The Company expressly disclaims any obligation or
undertaking to release publicly any updates or revisions to any
forward-looking statements contained herein to reflect any change in the
Company's expectations with regard thereto or change in events, conditions, or
circumstances on which any such statement is based.

CONTACT: Arbor Realty Trust, Inc.
         Paul Elenio, Chief Financial Officer
         516-506-4422
         pelenio@arbor.com
        
         Media:
         Bonnie Habyan, EVP of Marketing
         516-506-4615
         bhabyan@arbor.com
        
         Investors:
         Stephanie Carrington / Amy Glynn
         The Ruth Group
         646-536-7023
         scarrington@theruthgroup.com
         aglynn@theruthgroup.com
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