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New York Mortgage Trust Announces Tax Treatment of Common Stock Dividends for 2012

NEW YORK, Feb. 1, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- New York Mortgage Trust, Inc. (Nasdaq:NYMT) (the "Company") announced today the following tax treatment for dividends declared in 2012 on the Company's common stock.

Declaration
Date
Record
Date
Payment
Date
Cash Distribution
Per Share
Taxable Ordinary
Dividend
Return Of Capital
Dividend
3/19/2012 3/29/2012 4/25/2012 $0.25 $0.25 $0.00
6/15/2012 6/25/2012 7/25/2012 $0.27 $0.27 $0.00
9/18/2012 9/28/2012 10/25/2012 $0.27 $0.22 $0.05
12/14/2012 12/24/2012 1/25/2013 $0.27 $0.18 $0.09
Total 2012 Cash Distribution $1.06 $0.92 $0.14

Stockholders are encouraged to consult with their personal tax advisors as to their specific tax treatment of dividends on the Company's common stock. The information set forth above is also available on the Company's website, www.nymtrust.com, under the "Stock Information―Dividend History" section of the website.

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"). The Company invests in mortgage-related and financial assets and targets Agency RMBS, consisting of fixed-rate, adjustable-rate and hybrid adjustable-rate RMBS, 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, multi -family CMBS and residential mortgage loans, including loans sourced from distressed markets.

CONTACT: AT THE COMPANY Kristine R. Nario Investor Relations Phone: 646-216-2363 Email: knario@nymtrust.comSource:New York Mortgage Trust, Inc.