MFA Financial, Inc. Announces First Quarter 2013 Preferred Dividend of $0.53125

    MFA Financial, Inc. Announces First Quarter 2013 Preferred Dividend of
                                   $0.53125

PR Newswire

NEW YORK, Feb. 15, 2013

NEW YORK, Feb. 15, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --MFA Financial, Inc. (NYSE: MFA)
announced today that in accordance with the terms of its 8.50% Series A
Cumulative Redeemable Preferred Stock, the Board of Directors has declared a
preferred stock dividend of $0.53125 per share for the quarter ending March
31, 2013. This dividend is payable on April 1, 2013, to preferred
stockholders of record as of March 1, 2013.

MFA is a real estate investment trust primarily engaged in the business of
investment, on a leveraged basis, in Agency and Non-Agency residential
mortgage-backed securities.

CONTACT: MFA Investor Relations
         800-892-7547
         www.mfafinancial.com



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