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On November 17, 2011, Anworth Mortgage Asset Corporation (the “Company”) issued a press release (the “Press Release”) announcing that its board of directors declared a dividend of $0.539063 per share on the Company’s 8.625% Series A Cumulative Preferred Stock for the fourth quarter of 2011. The Company also announced that its board of directors declared a dividend of $0.390625 per share on the Company’s 6.25% Series B Cumulative Convertible Preferred Stock (the “Series B Preferred Stock”) for the fourth quarter of 2011. A copy of the press release is filed as Exhibit 99.1 to this Current Report on Form 8-K and is incorporated herein by reference.
As discussed therein, the press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, and, as such, may involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and assumptions. These forward-looking statements relate to the Company’s current expectations and are subject to the limitations and qualifications set forth in the Press Release as well as in the Company’s other documents filed with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission, including, without limitation, that actual events and/or results may differ materially from those projected in such forward-looking statements.
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