Arlington Asset Investment Corp. Declares $0.875 per Share Dividend for the Second Quarter of 2011

ARLINGTON, Va., June 23, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Arlington Asset Investment Corp. (NYSE: AI) today announced that its Board of Directors declared a quarterly dividend of $0.875 per share for the second quarter of 2011.  The dividend will be payable on July 29, 2011 to shareholders of record on July 5, 2011.  The ex-dividend date is June 30, 2011.  This dividend is consistent with our variable dividend policy pursuant to which the Board of Directors evaluates dividends on a quarterly basis and, in its sole discretion, may approve the payment of dividends.

About the Company

Arlington Asset Investment Corp. (NYSE: AI) is a principal investment firm that invests in mortgage-related and other assets.  The Company is headquartered in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area.  For more information, please visit www.arlingtonasset.com.

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SOURCE Arlington Asset Investment Corp.

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