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Desmond E. Macauley Joins ARMOUR Residential Management LLC as Director of Mortgage Strategy

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VERO BEACH, Fla., April 2, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- ARMOUR Residential Management LLC ("ARRM"), manager of ARMOUR Residential REIT, Inc. (NYSE: ARR, ARR PrA and ARR PrB) (NYSE MKT: ARR.WS) ("ARMOUR") and JAVELIN Mortgage Investment Corp. (NYSE:JMI) ("JAVELIN"), is expanding its strategic expertise in securitized residential mortgage finance and today announced the appointment of Desmond E. Macauley, age 44, as the Director of Mortgage Strategy.

Prior to joining ARRM's management, Mr. Macauley was Managing Director in the MBS Strategy group of RBS Greenwich Capital ("RBS"). In that capacity, he published numerous articles and assessed investment strategies, prepayments and credit performance in the residential MBS sector for clients of the firm. Mr. Macauley has been cited among the top analysts in Structured MBS Securities by the U.S. Institutional Investor survey. Prior to working at RBS, Mr. Macauley was a vice president in the MBS Research group at Merrill Lynch.

Mr. Macauley received his M.B.A. in Finance from the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania. He also holds an M.S. degree in Electrical Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology and a B.S. magna cum laude in Electrical Engineering from the New Jersey Institute of Technology. He is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA), a Financial Risk Manager (FRM) and a Chartered Market Technician (CMT).

About ARMOUR Residential Management LLC

ARRM is an investment advisor registered with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

About ARMOUR Residential REIT, Inc.

ARMOUR is a Maryland corporation that invests primarily in hybrid adjustable rate, adjustable rate and fixed rate residential mortgage-backed securities issued or guaranteed by U.S. Government-sponsored entities. ARMOUR is externally managed and advised by ARRM. ARMOUR Residential REIT, Inc. has elected to be taxed as a real estate investment trust for U.S. Federal income tax purposes, commencing with ARMOUR's taxable year ended December 31, 2009.

About JAVELIN Mortgage Investment Corp.

JAVELIN is a Maryland corporation that invests primarily in hybrid adjustable rate, adjustable rate and fixed rate Agency and non-Agency residential mortgage-backed securities. JAVELIN is externally managed and advised by ARRM. JAVELIN Mortgage Investment Corp. will elect to be taxed as a real estate investment trust for U.S. Federal income tax purposes, commencing with JAVELIN's taxable year ended December 31, 2012.

Safe Harbor

This press release includes "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the safe harbor provisions of the United States Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Actual results may differ from expectations, estimates and projections and, consequently, you should not rely on these forward-looking statements as predictions of future events. Words such as "expect," "estimate," "project," "budget," "forecast," "anticipate," "intend," "plan," "may," "will," "could," "should," "believes," "predicts," "potential," "continue," and similar expressions are intended to identify such forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements involve significant risks and uncertainties that could cause the actual results to differ materially from the expected results.

Additional Information and Where to Find It

Investors, security holders and other interested persons may find additional information regarding ARRM, ARMOUR or JAVELIN at the SEC's Internet site at http://www.sec.gov/, the ARMOUR website www.armourreit.com, the JAVELIN website www.javelinreit.com or by directing requests to: ARMOUR Residential Management LLC, 3001 Ocean Drive, Suite 201, Vero Beach, Florida 32963, Attention: Investor Relations.

CONTACT: Investor Contact: James R. Mountain Chief Financial Officer ARMOUR Residential Management LLC (772) 617-4340

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