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New York Mortgage Trust Announces Tax Treatment of 2015 Dividend Distributions

NEW YORK, Jan. 29, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- New York Mortgage Trust, Inc. (Nasdaq:NYMT) (“NYMT” or the “Company”) today announced the following tax treatment of common and preferred stock dividends declared in 2015. This information is provided to assist stockholders with tax reporting requirements related to dividend distributions of taxable income by the Company.

Stockholders should review the 2015 tax statements received from their brokerage firms or other institutions to ensure that the statements agree with the information provided below. Also, as each stockholder's tax situation may be different, stockholders are encouraged to consult with their own professional tax advisor with respect to their specific tax treatment of the Company's dividend distributions.

The Company's dividend distributions per share of common stock (CUSIP #649604501) are to be classified for income tax purposes as follows:

Declaration
Date
Record
Date
Payment
Date
2015 Distribution
Per Share
Box 1a
Box 1b
Box 2aBox 3
2015
Ordinary
Dividend
2015
Qualified
Dividend
2015
Capital
Gain
Distribution
2015
Non
Dividend
Distributions
3/18/20153/30/20154/27/2015$0.270000 $0.105820 $0.001972 $0.017281 $0.146899
6/18/20156/29/20157/27/2015$0.270000 $0.105820 $0.001972 $0.017281 $0.146899
9/18/20159/28/201510/26/2015$0.240000 $0.094062 $0.001753 $0.015361 $0.130577
12/16/201512/28/20151/25/2016$0.240000 $0.094062 $0.001753 $0.015361 $0.130577
Totals$1.020000 $0.399764 $0.007450 $0.065284 $ 0.554952

The Company's dividend distributions per share of 7.75% Series B Cumulative Redeemable Preferred Stock (CUSIP #649604709) are to be classified for income tax purposes as follows:

Declaration
Date
Record
Date
Payment
Date
2015 Distribution
Per Share
Box 1a
Box 1b
Box 2aBox 3
2015
Ordinary
Dividend
2015
Qualified
Dividend
2015
Capital
Gain
Distribution
2015
Non
Dividend
Distributions
3/18/20154/1/20154/15/2015$0.484375 $0.453373 $0.003538 $0.031002 -
6/18/20157/1/20157/15/2015$0.484375 $0.453373 $0.003538 $0.031002 -
9/18/201510/1/201510/15/2015$0.484375 $0.453373 $0.003538 $0.031002 -
12/16/20151/1/20161/15/2016$0.484375 $0.453373 $0.003538 $0.031002 -
Totals$1.937500 $1.8134920 $0.014152 $0.124008 -

The Company's dividend distributions per share of 7.875% Series C Cumulative Redeemable Preferred Stock (CUSIP #649604808) are to be classified for income tax purposes as follows:

Declaration
Date
Record
Date
Payment
Date
2015 Distribution
Per Share
Box 1a
Box 1b
Box 2a Box 3
2015
Ordinary
Dividend
2015
Qualified
Dividend
2015
Capital
Gain
Distribution
2015
Non
Dividend
Distributions
6/18/20157/1/20157/15/2015$0.4539100 $0.4347990 $0.0033160 $0.0191110 -
9/18/201510/1/201510/15/2015$0.4921875 $0.4714654 $0.0035953 $0.0207221 -
12/16/20151/1/20161/15/2016$0.4921875 $0.4714654 $0.0035953 $0.0207221 -
Totals$1.4382850 $1.3777298 $0.0105066 $0.0605552 -

About New York Mortgage Trust
New York Mortgage Trust, Inc. is a Maryland corporation that has elected to be taxed as a real estate investment trust (“REIT”). NYMT is an internally managed real estate investment trust, or REIT, which invests in mortgage-related and financial assets and targets residential mortgage loans, including loans sourced from distressed markets, multi-family CMBS, mezzanine loans and preferred equity investments to owners of multi-family properties, equity and debt securities issued by entities that invest in commercial real estate-related investments, Agency RMBS consisting of fixed-rate, adjustable-rate and hybrid adjustable-rate RMBS and Agency IOs consisting of interest only and inverse interest-only RMBS that represent the right to the interest component of the cash flow from a pool of mortgage loans. RiverBanc, LLC, The Midway Group, L.P. and Headlands Asset Management, LLC provide investment management services to the Company with respect to certain of its targeted asset classes.

CONTACT: AT THE COMPANY Kristine R. Nario Chief Financial Officer Phone: (646) 216-2363 Email: knario@nymtrust.com

Source:New York Mortgage Trust, Inc.