SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
WASHINGTON, D.C. 20549
CURRENT REPORT PURSUANT
TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE
SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934
Date of report (Date of earliest event reported) December 17, 2012
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On December 17, 2012, ARMOUR Residential REIT, Inc. (“ARMOUR”) announced that a monthly cash dividend rate of $0.08 will be payable to holders of ARMOUR common stock for each of the three months in the first quarter of 2013 as set forth below:
On December 17, 2012, ARMOUR confirmed the monthly cash dividend rate that will be payable to holders of ARMOUR Series A Preferred Stock for each of the three months in the first quarter of 2013.
A copy of ARMOUR's press release announcing the common stock dividends and a copy of the press release confirming the Series A Preferred Stock dividends are attached hereto as Exhibits 99.1 and 99.2, respectively, and incorporated herein by reference.
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the Registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.
Dated: December 17, 2012