Arbor Realty Trust, Inc. Announces Public Offering of 7.375% Senior Notes Due 2021

Arbor Realty Trust, Inc. Announces Public Offering of 7.375% Senior Notes Due
2021

UNIONDALE, N.Y., Aug. 4, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Arbor Realty Trust, Inc.
(the "Company") (NYSE:ABR) announced today that it plans to make a public
offering of its 7.375% Senior Notes due 2021 (the "Additional Notes") pursuant
to a reopening of its existing series of such notes (the "Existing Notes").
The Company intends to grant the underwriters a 30-day option to purchase
additional notes to cover over-allotments, if any. The Existing Notes are
listed on the NYSE under the symbol "ABRN" and the Company intends to file an
application to list the Additional Notes on the NYSE under the same symbol.

The Additional Notes will be senior unsecured obligations of the Company and
will pay interest quarterly. The Company will issue the Additional Notes in
denominations of $25 and integral multiples of $25 in excess thereof. The
aggregate principal amount of Additional Notes being offered and offering
price of the Additional Notes will be determined at the time of pricing of the
offering.

The Company intends to use the net proceeds from the offering to make
investments, to repurchase or pay liabilities and for general corporate
purposes.

Deutsche Bank Securities Inc., Keefe, Bruyette & Woods, Inc. and MLV & Co. LLC
will serve as joint book-running managers for the offering.JMP Securities LLC
and Ladenburg Thalmann & Co. Inc. will serve as co-managers for the offering.

This press release shall not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation
of an offer to buy any securities nor will there be any sale of these
securities in any state or other jurisdiction in which such offer,
solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification
under the securities laws of any such state or other jurisdiction.

The offering will be made pursuant to the Company's existing effective shelf
registration statement, previously filed with the Securities and Exchange
Commission. The offering of these securities will be made only by means of a
prospectus and related prospectus supplement. When available, copies of the
prospectus and accompanying preliminary prospectus supplement relating to
these securities may be obtained by contacting Deutsche Bank Securities Inc.,
Attn: Prospectus Group, 60 Wall Street, New York, New York 10005-2836, Email:
prospectus.CPDG@db.com, Telephone: (800) 503-4611; Keefe, Bruyette & Woods,
Inc., Attn: Syndicate Department, One South Street, 15th Floor, Baltimore, MD
21202, or by calling (855) 300-7136; and MLV & Co. LLC, Attn: Randy Billhardt,
Email: rbillhardt@mlvco.com, Telephone: (212) 542-5882.

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 is externally managed
and advised by Arbor Commercial Mortgage, LLC, a national commercial real
estate finance company operating through 14 offices in the U.S. that
specializes in debt and equity financing for multi-family and commercial real
estate.

Safe Harbor Statement

Certain statements in this press release, including with regard to the
Company's securities offering and contemplated use of proceeds, 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.The Company
can give no assurance that its expectations will be attained.Factors that
could cause actual results to differ materially from the Company'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 and capital markets, and other risks detailed in the prospectus
supplement relating to the offering and the documents incorporated by
reference therein, including the Company's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the
year ended December 31, 2013 and its other reports filed with the Securities
and Exchange Commission.Such forward-looking statements speak only as of the
date of this press release.The Company 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 the
Company'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
        
         Investors:
         Joseph Green
         The Ruth Group
         646-536-7013
         jgreen@theruthgroup.com
        
         Media:
         Bonnie Habyan, SVP of Marketing
         516-506-4615
         bhabyan@arbor.com
 
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