MFA Financial, Inc. Elects Laurie Goodman to Board of Directors

       MFA Financial, Inc. Elects Laurie Goodman to Board of Directors

PR Newswire

NEW YORK, June 11, 2014

NEW YORK, June 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- MFA Financial, Inc. (NYSE: MFA)
announced today that its Board of Directors has elected Laurie Goodman to its
Board effective July 1, 2014.

Ms. Goodman, age 58, is the Center Director of the recently formed Housing
Finance Policy Center at the Urban Institute, a Washington, D.C.-based
nonprofit organization dedicated to elevating the debate on social and
economic policy. Ms. Goodman joined the Urban Institute in late 2013 from
Amherst Securities Group, L.P., a boutique broker dealer specializing in
securitized products, where she had been a Senior Managing Director since late
2008 leading a group known for its analysis of housing policy issues.

"We couldn't be more pleased to welcome Laurie to the MFA Board," said George
H. Krauss, MFA's Chairman of the Board."Laurie has been one of the most
highly respected analysts in her field for more than 25 years.With her deep
understanding of the residential mortgage market and housing finance policy,
we believe that Laurie will be a valuable addition to MFA and our Board."

"I am delighted to be joining MFA's Board," said Ms. Goodman."I believe MFA's
strategy of investing in both Agency and Non-Agency residential assets will
continue to provide the company with attractive investment opportunities."

Prior to her tenure at Amherst Securities, Ms. Goodman was head of Global
Fixed Income Research and Manager of U.S. Securitized Products Research at UBS
and its predecessor firms from July 1993 through November 2008. Prior to her
tenure with UBS, Ms. Goodman spent ten years in senior fixed income research
positions at Citicorp, Goldman Sachs, and Merrill Lynch. She was also a
mortgage portfolio manager and a Senior Economist at the Federal Reserve Bank
of New York.

Ms. Goodman has a B.A. in mathematics from the University of Pennsylvania, and
a M.A. and Ph.D. in economics from Stanford University.She has published more
than 200 articles in professional and academic journals and co-authored and
co-edited five books. Ms. Goodman was inducted into the Fixed Income Analysts
Hall of Fame in 2009.

MFA is a real estate investment trust primarily engaged in the business of
investment, on a leveraged basis, in Agency and Non-Agency residential
mortgage-backed securities.

Investor Contact: MFA Investor Relations      NYSE: MFA
Media Contact:    Abernathy MacGregor
                  Tom Johnson, Andrew Johnson

SOURCE MFA Financial, Inc.

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