ARMOUR Residential REIT, Inc. Confirms March 2013 Preferred Stock Dividends

ARMOUR Residential REIT, Inc. Confirms March 2013 Preferred Stock Dividends

VERO BEACH, Fla., March 6, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- ARMOUR Residential REIT,
Inc. (NYSE: ARR, ARR PrA and ARR PrB) (NYSE MKT: ARR.WS) ("ARMOUR" or the
"Company") today confirmed the initial cash dividend for the Company's 7.875%
Series B Preferred Stock for the period from the date of original issuance on
February 12, 2013 to March 27, 2013, as described below.

Q1 2013 Dividend Information
                                        
Month      Dividend Holder of Record Date Payment Date
March2013 $0.2461  March 15, 2013        March 27, 2013

The Company also previously confirmed the regular monthly dividend on its
8.250% Series A Preferred Stock for March 2013 of $0.171875 per share, payable
on March 26, 2013 to holders of record on March 15, 2013.

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, 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