Chimera Investment Corporation Announces Delay in 2012 Form 10-K

  Chimera Investment Corporation Announces Delay in 2012 Form 10-K

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NEW YORK -- March 20, 2013

Chimera Investment Corporation (NYSE: CIM) today announced that the filing of
Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2012 will be delayed beyond the Form
12b-25 extended due date. The Company continues to work diligently to complete
the ongoing work on becoming current on all of its filings required under
applicable securities laws. The Company expects to file its Quarterly Report
on Form 10-Q for the quarterly period ending March 31, 2012 by May 7, 2013,
and all subsequent unfiled Quarterly Reports and the 2012 Form 10-K will be
filed as soon as practicable.

Chimera Investment Corporation invests in residential mortgage loans,
residential mortgage-backed securities, real estate-related securities and
various other asset classes. The Company’s principal business objective is to
generate income from the spread between yields on its investments and its cost
of borrowing and hedging activities. The Company is a Maryland corporation
that has elected to be taxed as a real estate investment trust (“REIT”).

This news release contains or incorporates by reference certain
forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities
Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Exchange Act. Forward-looking statements
which are based on various assumptions (some of which are beyond the Company’s
control) may be identified by reference to a future period or periods or by
the use of forward-looking terminology, such as “believe,” “expect,”
“anticipate,” “estimate,” “plan,” “continue,” “intend,” “should,” “may,”
“would,” “will” or similar expressions, or variations on those terms or the
negative of those terms. The Company’s forward-looking statements are subject
to numerous risks, uncertainties and other factors, including the impact of
the transition to a new independent registered public accounting firm and the
Company’s ability to timely complete the process necessary to file its
quarterly and annual reports for the quarters and year subsequent to December
31, 2011. The Company does not undertake, and specifically disclaims all
obligation, to publicly release the result of any revisions which may be made
to any forward-looking statements to reflect the occurrence of anticipated or
unanticipated events or circumstances after the date of such statements, see
“Item 1A — Risk Factors” in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended
December 31, 2011.


Chimera Investment Corporation
Investor Relations, 646-454-3759
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