AG Mortgage Investment Trust, Inc. Announces Tax Treatment of 2012 Dividend Distributions

AG Mortgage Investment Trust, Inc. Announces Tax Treatment of 2012 Dividend Distributions

NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- AG Mortgage Investment Trust, Inc. (NYS: MITT) (the "Company"), a real estate investment trust (REIT), announced today the tax treatment of common and preferred stock dividends declared in 2012. This information is provided to assist stockholders with tax reporting requirements related to dividend distributions of taxable income by the Company.


Stockholders should review the 2012 tax statements received from their brokerage firms or other institutions to ensure that the statements agree with the information provided below. Also, as each stockholder's tax situation may be different, stockholders are encouraged to consult with their own professional tax advisor with respect to their specific tax treatment of the Company's dividend distributions.

During 2012, the Company did not generate qualified dividends income. Additionally, because the Company is a REIT, dividends declared in the last month of a calendar year with a record date in that calendar year, but which are payable in January of the following year, are considered paid for Form 1099 reporting purposes on the record date, not on the payable date, to the extent the REIT has any remaining undistributed earnings and profits (as computed for income tax purposes) as of December 31 of that calendar year.

The Company's dividend distributions per share of common stock (CUSIP #001228105) are to be classified for income tax purposes as follows:

Security Description

Declaration
Date

Record Date

Payable Date

2012
Distribution Per
Share

2012 Ordinary
Dividends

2012 Capital
Gains

Common Stock

12/06/2012

12/18/2012

1/28/2013

$0.80

$0.69192

$0.10808

Common Stock

9/06/2012

9/18/2012

10/26/2012

$0.77

$0.66597

$0.10403

Common Stock

6/07/2012

6/29/2012

7/27/2012

$0.70

$0.60543

$0.09457

Common Stock

3/14/2012

3/30/2012

4/27/2012

$0.70

$0.60543

$0.09457

Totals

$2.97

$2.56875

$0.40125

The distributions per share of Series A 8.25% Cumulative Redeemable Preferred Stock (CUSIP #001228204) are to be classified for income tax purposes as follows:

Security Description

Declaration
Date

Record Date

Payable Date

2012
Distribution Per
Share

2012 Ordinary
Dividends

2012 Capital
Gains

Series A Preferred

11/16/2012

11/30/2012

12/17/2012

$0.51563

$0.44597

$0.06966

Series A Preferred

8/17/2012

8/31/2012

9/17/2012

$0.25210

$0.21804

$0.03406

Totals

$0.76773

$0.66401

$0.10372

The distributions per share of Series B 8.00% Cumulative Redeemable Preferred Stock (CUSIP #001228303) are to be classified for income tax purposes as follows:

Security Description

Declaration
Date

Record Date

Payable Date

2012
Distribution Per
Share

2012 Ordinary
Dividends

2012 Capital
Gains

Series B Preferred

11/16/2012

11/30/2012

12/17/2012

$0.44

$0.38056

$0.05944

About AG Mortgage Investment Trust, Inc.

AG Mortgage Investment Trust, Inc. is a real estate investment trust that invests in, acquires and manages a diversified portfolio of residential mortgage assets, other real estate-related securities and financial assets. AG Mortgage Investment Trust, Inc. is externally managed and advised by AG REIT Management, LLC, a subsidiary of Angelo, Gordon & Co., L.P., an SEC-registered investment adviser that specializes in alternative investment activities.



AG Mortgage Investment Trust, Inc.
Investor Relations
Lisa Yahr, 212-692-2282
lyahr@agmit.com

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