updated 3/31/2011 4:45:34 PM ET 2011-03-31T20:45:34

VERO BEACH, Fla., March 31, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- ARMOUR Residential REIT, Inc. (NYSE Amex:ARR) (NYSE Amex:ARR.WS) ("ARMOUR" or the "Company") announced today that it has received authorization to transfer the listing of its common stock from the NYSE Amex to the New York Stock Exchange. The Company anticipates that trading will begin on or about April 4, 2011 under its current ticker symbol "ARR."

ARMOUR has notified the NYSE Amex that it will voluntarily transfer its common stock from the NYSE Amex. The last day of trading of the Company's common stock on the NYSE Amex is expected to be on or about April 1, 2011. Until the common stock begins trading on the New York Stock Exchange, the Company's common stock will remain trading on the NYSE Amex under the symbol "ARR."

ARMOUR's warrants will remain listed on the NYSE Amex under the symbol "ARR.WS."

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, or RMBS, issued or guaranteed by U.S. Government-chartered entities. ARMOUR is externally managed and advised by ARMOUR Residential Management LLC ("ARRM"). ARMOUR Residential REIT, Inc. has elected to be taxed as a real estate investment trust ("REIT") for U.S. federal income tax purposes, commencing with ARMOUR's taxable year ended December 31, 2009.

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 the Company at the SEC's Internet site at http://www.sec.gov/ , or the Company website www.armourreit.com or by directing requests to:

ARMOUR Residential REIT, Inc.
3001 Ocean Drive, Suite 201 
Vero Beach, Florida 32963
Attention: Investor Relations

The issuer has filed a registration statement (including a prospectus) with the SEC for the offering to which this communication relates. Before you invest, you should read the prospectus in that registration statement and other documents the issuer has filed with the SEC for more complete information about the issuer and this offering. You may get these documents for free by visiting EDGAR on the SEC Web site at www.sec.gov . Alternatively, the issuer, any underwriter or any dealer participating in the offering will arrange to send you the prospectus if you request it by calling Jeffrey Zimmer at the telephone number below.

CONTACT: Investor Contact:
         Jeffrey Zimmer
         Co-Chief Executive Officer, President and Co-Vice Chairman
         ARMOUR Residential REIT, Inc.
         (772) 617-4340

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