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ARMOUR Residential REIT, Inc. Announces Q2 2013 Monthly Dividend Rate of $0.07 Per Share and Confirms Series A and Series B

ARMOUR Residential REIT, Inc. Announces Q2 2013 Monthly Dividend Rate of $0.07
Per Share and Confirms Series A and Series B Preferred Stock Monthly Dividends

VERO BEACH, Fla., March 13, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- ARMOUR Residential REIT,
Inc. (NYSE: ARR, ARR PrA and ARR PrB) (NYSE MKT: ARR.WS) ("ARMOUR" or the
"Company") today announced a Q2 2013 monthly cash dividend rate for the
Company's Common Stock of $0.07 per share. The Company also confirmed the Q2
2013 monthly cash dividends for the Company's Series A and Series B Preferred
Stock.

Q2 2013 Common Stock Dividend Information

Month      Dividend    Holder of Record Date                Payment Date
April 2013 $0.07       April 15, 2013                       April 29, 2013
                                                         
May 2013   $0.07       May 15, 2013                         May 30, 2013
                                                         
June 2013  $0.07       June 14, 2013                        June 27, 2013


Q2 2013 Series A Preferred Stock Dividend Information

Month      Dividend                   Holder of Record Date Payment Date
April 2013 $0.171875                  April 15, 2013        April 29, 2013
                                                         
May 2013   $0.171875                  May 15, 2013          May 27, 2013
                                                         
June 2013  $0.171875                  June 14, 2013         June 27, 2013


Q2 2013 Series B Preferred Stock Dividend Information

Month           Dividend   Holder of Record Date      Payment Date
April 2013      $0.1640625 April 15, 2013             April 29, 2013
                                                   
May 2013        $0.1640625 May 15, 2013               May 27, 2013
                                                   
June 2013       $0.1640625 June 14, 2013              June 27, 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