American Capital Agency Corp. To Ring NASDAQ Opening Bell In Celebration Of
Five Years As A Publicly Traded Company
BETHESDA, Md., May 13, 2013
BETHESDA, Md., May 13, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- American Capital Agency Corp.
(NASDAQ: AGNC) ("AGNC" or the "Company") announced today that in celebration
of five years as a publicly traded company on the NASDAQ Global Select Market,
Chief Executive Officer and Chair Malon Wilkus and President and Chief
Investment Officer Gary Kain will preside over the May 14, 2013 NASDAQ opening
bell ceremony. Joining Messrs. Wilkus and Kain will be members of the Board
of Directors and management team.
"This week marks AGNC's fifth anniversary as a public company," said Mr.
Wilkus. "Since our IPO the U.S. mortgage market and more broadly the U.S.
economy have undergone significant challenges and changes. We are very proud
of the fact that our team, with the support of our shareholders, has
successfully navigated this unique period while producing industry leading
returns for shareholders."
"I am honored to join Malon, the Board of Directors and the rest of the AGNC
management team as we commemorate this milestone with NASDAQ," said Gary
Kain. "As we celebrate the Company's five year anniversary, we want to thank
our shareholders for the confidence they have placed in us. It is this
confidence that has allowed us to grow assets from just over $2 billion in
assets to over $100 billion, grow book value from $20.00 per common share to
$28.93 per common share and pay cumulative dividends of $25.11 per common
share. The combination of these dividends and book value growth has generated
a total economic return for our shareholders of 170% since our IPO. Looking
to the future, we are excited about what we see, and as the mortgage market
continues to evolve we remain optimistic about our ability to create value for
The ceremony will take place at the NASDAQ MarketSite Studio in Times Square
New York and begin at approximately 9:20 am ET, with remarks from Messrs.
Wilkus and Kain just prior to the opening at 9:30 am. A live webcast of the
ceremony will be available at: http://www.nasdaq.com/marketsite/webcam.html.
ABOUT AMERICAN CAPITAL AGENCY CORP.
American Capital Agency Corp. is a real estate investment trust that invests
in agency pass-through securities and collateralized mortgage obligations for
which the principal and interest payments are guaranteed by a U.S. Government
agency or a U.S. Government-sponsored entity. The Company is externally
managed and advised by American Capital AGNC Management, LLC, an affiliate of
American Capital, Ltd. ("American Capital"). For further information, please
refer to www.AGNC.com.
ABOUT AMERICAN CAPITAL
American Capital, Ltd. (NASDAQ: ACAS) is a publicly traded private equity firm
and global asset manager. American Capital, both directly and through its
asset management business, originates, underwrites and manages investments in
middle market private equity, leveraged finance, real estate and structured
products. American Capital manages $21.2 billion of assets, including assets
on its balance sheet and fee earning assets under management by affiliated
managers, with $117 billion of total assets under management (including
levered assets). Through an affiliate, American Capital manages publicly
traded American Capital Agency Corp. (NASDAQ: AGNC) with approximately a $13
billion market capitalization and American Capital Mortgage Investment Corp.
(NASDAQ: MTGE) with approximately a $1.5 billion market capitalization. From
its eight offices in the U.S. and Europe, American Capital and its affiliate,
European Capital, will consider investment opportunities from $10 million to
$750 million. For further information, please refer to
Investors – (301) 968-9300
SOURCE American Capital Agency Corp.
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