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New York Mortgage Trust, Inc. Announces Public Offering of Series B Cumulative Redeemable Preferred Stock

NEW YORK, May 28, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- New York Mortgage Trust, Inc. (Nasdaq:NYMT) (the "Company") today announced that it plans to make a public offering of shares of its Series B Cumulative Redeemable Preferred Stock (the "Series B Preferred Stock"). The Company has applied to list the Series B Preferred Stock on the Nasdaq Capital Market under the symbol "NYMTP."

Citigroup Global Markets Inc. and Keefe, Bruyette & Woods, Inc. are acting as joint book-running managers for the offering. Barclays Capital Inc., Credit Suisse Securities (USA) LLC and Deutsche Bank Securities Inc. are acting as joint-lead managers. JMP Securities LLC and MLV & Co. LLC are acting as co-managers.

The Company intends to use the net proceeds of the offering to acquire primarily distressed residential mortgage loans and commercial mortgage-related debt investments. The Company may also use a portion of the net proceeds for general working capital purposes, including the repayment of indebtedness.

The offering will be made pursuant to the Company's existing shelf registration statement, which was declared effective by the Securities and Exchange Commission on January 28, 2013. This press release is neither an offer to sell nor a solicitation of an offer to buy shares of Series B Preferred Stock. The offering of these securities will be made only by means of a prospectus and a related prospectus supplement, which will be filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission and a copy of which may be obtained by contacting:

Citigroup Global Markets Inc.
c/o Broadridge Financial Solutions
1155 Long Island Avenue
Edgewood, NY 11717
(800) 831-9146
batprospectusdept@citi.com
Keefe, Bruyette & Woods, Inc.
787 Seventh Avenue, 4th Floor
New York, NY 10019
Attn: Capital Markets
Phone: (800) 966-1559

This press release shall not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy the shares or any other securities, nor shall there be any sale of such shares or any other 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.

About New York Mortgage Trust, Inc.

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, certain commercial real estate-related debt investments and residential mortgage loans, including loans sourced from distressed markets.

Forward-Looking Statements Disclaimer

This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward-looking statements involve numerous risks and uncertainties. The Company's actual results may differ from the Company's beliefs, expectations, estimates, and projections and, consequently, you should not rely on these forward-looking statements as predictions of future events. Forward-looking statements are not historical in nature and can be identified by words such as "anticipate," "estimate," "will," "should," "expect," "believe," "intend," "seek," "plan" and similar expressions or their negative forms, or by references to strategy, plans, or intentions. Forward-looking statements are based on the Company's beliefs, assumptions and expectations of the Company's future performance, taking into account all information currently available to it. No assurance can be given that the offering discussed above will be consummated, or that the net proceeds of the offering will be used as indicated. Consummation of the offering and the application of the net proceeds of the offering are subject to numerous possible events, factors and conditions, many of which are beyond the control of the Company and not all of which are known to it, including, without limitation, market conditions and those described under the heading "Risk Factors" in the Company's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2012 and the Company's Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the three months ended March 31, 2013, as updated by those risk factors included in the Company's subsequent filings under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, which can be accessed at the SEC's website at www.sec.gov. All forward-looking statements speak only as of the date on which they are made. New risks and uncertainties arise over time, and it is not possible to predict those events or how they may affect the Company. The Company undertakes no obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events, or otherwise.

CONTACT: Contact At the Company Kristine R. Nario Investor Relations Phone: (646) 216-2363 Email: knario@nymtrust.comSource:New York Mortgage Trust, Inc.