Arlington Asset Investment Corp. Declares $0.875 per Share Dividend for the First Quarter of 2012

ARLINGTON, Va., March 16, 2012 /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 first quarter of 2012.  The dividend will be payable on April 30, 2012 to shareholders of record on March 26, 2012.  The ex-dividend date is March 22, 2012.  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.

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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

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