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Annaly Capital Management, Inc. Announces 2nd Quarter 2018 Common Stock Dividend of $0.30 per Share


The Board of Directors of Annaly Capital Management, Inc. (NYSE: NLY)
(the "Company" or "Annaly") declared the second quarter 2018 common
stock cash dividend of $0.30 per common share. This dividend is payable
July 31, 2018, to common shareholders of record on June 29, 2018. The
ex-dividend date is June 28, 2018.

About Annaly

Annaly is a leading diversified capital manager that invests in and
finances residential and commercial assets. Annaly's principal business
objective is to generate net income for distribution to its stockholders
and to preserve capital through prudent selection of investments and
continuous management of its portfolio. Annaly has elected to be taxed
as a real estate investment trust, or REIT, for federal income tax
purposes. Annaly is externally managed by Annaly Management Company LLC.
Additional information on the company can be found at

Forward-Looking Statements

This news release and our public documents to which we refer contain or
incorporate by reference certain forward-looking statements which are
based on various assumptions (some of which are beyond our control) and
may be identified by reference to a future period or periods or by the
use of forward-looking terminology, such as "may," "will," "believe,"
"expect," "anticipate," "continue," or similar terms or variations on
those terms or the negative of those terms. Actual results could differ
materially from those set forth in forward-looking statements due to a
variety of factors, including, but not limited to, changes in interest
rates; changes in the yield curve; changes in prepayment rates; the
availability of mortgage-backed securities and other securities for
purchase; the availability of financing and, if available, the terms of
any financing; changes in the market value of our assets; changes in
business conditions and the general economy; our ability to grow our
commercial real estate business; our ability to grow our residential
mortgage credit business; our ability to grow our middle market lending
business; credit risks related to our investments in credit risk
transfer securities, residential mortgage-backed securities and related
residential mortgage credit assets, commercial real estate assets and
corporate debt; risks related to investments in mortgage servicing
rights; our ability to consummate any contemplated investment
opportunities; changes in government regulations and policy affecting
our business; our ability to maintain our qualification as a REIT for
U.S. federal income tax purposes; and our ability to maintain our
exemption from registration under the Investment Company Act of 1940, as
amended; and our ability to consummate the proposed acquisition of MTGE
Investment Corp. on a timely basis or at all. For a discussion of the
risks and uncertainties which could cause actual results to differ from
those contained in the forward-looking statements, see "Risk Factors" in
our most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K and any subsequent Quarterly
Reports on Form 10-Q. We do not undertake, and specifically disclaim any
obligation, to publicly release the result of any revisions which may be
made to any forward-looking statements to reflect the occurrence of
anticipated or unanticipated events or circumstances after the date of
such statements, except as required by law.

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