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ARMOUR Residential REIT, Inc. Announces Public Offering of 65,000,000 Shares of Common Stock



ARMOUR Residential REIT, Inc. Announces Public Offering of 65,000,000 Shares
of Common Stock

VERO BEACH, Fla., Feb. 13, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- ARMOUR Residential REIT,
Inc. (NYSE: ARR, ARR PrA, and ARR PrB; NYSE MKT: ARR.WS) ("ARMOUR" or the
"Company") announced today that it is commencing an underwritten public
offering of 65,000,000 shares of common stock. ARMOUR expects to grant the
underwriters a 30-day option to purchase up to 9,750,000 additional shares of
common stock. The underwriters propose to offer the shares at prevailing
market prices or otherwise from time to time through the NYSE, the
over-the-counter market, negotiated transactions or otherwise.

Deutsche Bank Securities Inc., BofA Merrill Lynch, Barclays Capital Inc.,
Citigroup Global Markets Inc., Credit Suisse Securities (USA) LLC and J.P.
Morgan Securities LLC are acting as joint book-running managers of the
offering.

The Company intends to use the net proceeds of the offering to acquire
additional agency securities as market conditions warrant and for general
corporate purposes.

A registration statement relating to the offered securities has been filed
with the Securities and Exchange Commission and became effective automatically
upon filing. The offering is being made by means of a preliminary prospectus
supplement and accompanying base prospectus, copies of which may be obtained
by contacting: Deutsche Bank Securities Inc., Attention: Prospectus Group, 60
Wall Street, New York, NY 10005-2836, by calling (800) 503-4611, or by
emailing prospectus.cpdg@db.com; BofA Merrill Lynch, Attn: Prospectus
Department, 222 Broadway, New York, NY 10038, or by emailing
dg.prospectus_requests@baml.com; Barclays Capital Inc., c/o Broadridge
Financial Solutions, 1155 Long Island Avenue, Edgewood, NY, 11717, Telephone:
(888) 603-5847, or by emailing barclaysprospectus@broadridge.com; Citigroup
Global Markets Inc., c/o Broadridge Financial Solutions, 1155 Long Island
Avenue, Edgewood, NY 11717, telephone: 1-800-831-9146, or by emailing
batprospectusdept@citi.com; Credit Suisse Securities (USA) LLC, Attention:
Prospectus Department, One Madison Avenue, New York, NY, 10010, Telephone:
(800) 221-1037, or by emailing newyork.prospectus@credit-suisse.com or J.P.
Morgan Securities LLC, Attention: Broadridge Financial Solutions, 1155 Long
Island Avenue, Edgewood, NY 11717, telephone: (866) 803-9204.

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

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.

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.

CONTACT: Investor Contact:
         James R. Mountain
         Chief Financial Officer
         ARMOUR Residential REIT, Inc.
         (772) 617-4340
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