Arbor Realty Trust Declares Preferred Stock Dividends

Arbor Realty Trust Declares Preferred Stock Dividends  UNIONDALE, N.Y., Feb. 3, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Arbor Realty Trust, Inc. (NYSE:ABR), today announced that its Board of Directors has declared dividends on the Company's Series A and Series B cumulative redeemable preferred stock for the period of December 1, 2013 through February 28, 2014. The Company will pay cash dividends of $0.515625 and $0.484375 per share on the Series A and Series B, respectively. The dividends are payable on February 28, 2014 to preferred shareholders of record on February 15, 2014.  About Arbor Realty Trust, Inc.  Arbor Realty Trust, Inc. is a real estate investment trust, which invests in a diversified portfolio of multi-family and commercial real estate related bridge and mezzanine loans, preferred equity investments, mortgage related securities and other real estate related assets. Arbor commenced operations in July 2003 and conducts substantially all of its operations through its operating partnership, Arbor Realty Limited Partnership and its subsidiaries. Arbor is externally managed and advised by Arbor Commercial Mortgage, LLC, a national commercial real estate finance company operating through 14 offices in the US that specializes in debt and equity financing for multi-family and commercial real estate.  Safe Harbor Statement  Certain items in this press release may constitute forward-looking statements within the meaning of the "safe harbor" provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These statements are based on management's current expectations and beliefs and are subject to a number of trends and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those described in the forward-looking statements. Arbor can give no assurance that its expectations will be attained. Factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from Arbor's expectations include, but are not limited to, continued ability to source new investments, changes in interest rates and/or credit spreads, changes in the real estate markets, and other risks detailed in Arbor's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2012 and its other reports filed with the SEC. Such forward-looking statements speak only as of the date of this press release. Arbor expressly disclaims any obligation or undertaking to release publicly any updates or revisions to any forward-looking statements contained herein to reflect any change in Arbor's expectations with regard thereto or change in events, conditions, or circumstances on which any such statement is based.  CONTACT: Arbor Realty Trust, Inc.          Paul Elenio, Chief Financial Officer          516-506-4422          pelenio@arbor.com                            Media:          Bonnie Habyan, EVP of Marketing          516-506-4615          bhabyan@arbor.com           Investors:          Stephanie Carrington          The Ruth Group          646-536-7017          scarrington@theruthgroup.com