Annaly Capital Management, Inc. Announces 1st Quarter 2013 Dividend of $0.45 per Share

  Annaly Capital Management, Inc. Announces 1st Quarter 2013 Dividend of $0.45
  per Share

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NEW YORK -- March 20, 2013

The Board of Directors of Annaly Capital Management, Inc. (NYSE: NLY) declared
the first quarter 2013 common stock cash dividend of $0.45 per common share.
This dividend is payable April 29, 2013, to common shareholders of record on
April 1, 2013. The ex-dividend date is March 27, 2013.

The Company distributes dividends based on its current estimate of taxable
earnings per common share, not GAAP earnings. Taxable and GAAP earnings will
typically differ due to items such as unrealized and realized gains and
losses, differences in premium amortization and discount accretion, and
non-deductible general and administrative expenses.

Dividends may be reinvested through the Company's Dividend Reinvestment and
Share Purchase Plan. Plan information may be obtained from the Plan
Administrator, Computershare at 1-866-353-7849, at, or by
contacting the Company.

Annaly’s principal business objective is to generate net income for
distribution to its shareholders from its Investment Securities and from
dividends it receives from its subsidiaries. Annaly is a Maryland corporation
that has elected to be taxed as a real estate investment trust (“REIT”).

This news release and our public documents to which we refer contain or
incorporate by reference certain forward-looking statements within the meaning
of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of
the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. Forward-looking statements
which are based on various assumptions (some of which are beyond our control)
may be identified by reference to a future period or periods or by the use of
forward-looking terminology, such as "may," "will," "believe," "expect,"
"anticipate," "continue," or similar terms or variations on those terms or the
negative of those terms. Actual results could differ materially from those set
forth in forward-looking statements due to a variety of factors, including,
but not limited to, changes in interest rates, changes in the yield curve,
changes in prepayment rates, the availability of mortgage-backed securities
for purchase, the availability of financing and, if available, the terms of
any financing, changes in the market value of our assets, changes in business
conditions and the general economy, our ability to integrate the commercial
mortgage business, our ability to consummate any contemplated investment
opportunities, changes in government regulations affecting our business, our
ability to maintain our qualification as a REIT for federal income tax
purposes, our ability to maintain an exemption from registration under the
Investment Company Act of 1940, risks associated with the broker-dealer
business of our subsidiary, as well as risks associated with the investment
advisory business of our subsidiaries, including the removal by clients of
assets they manage, their regulatory requirements and competition in the
investment advisory business. For a discussion of the risks and uncertainties
which could cause actual results to differ from those contained in the
forward-looking statements, see "Risk Factors" in our most recent Annual
Report on Form 10-K and any subsequent Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q. We do
not undertake, and specifically disclaim any 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.


Annaly Capital Management, Inc.
Investor Relations
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