AGNC Commences Public Offering of Common Stock

AGNC's stock price dropped 4.61% this afternoon on the news that it is offering 10 million shares of additional common stock.  This shouldn't be a big surprise to anyone who has examined AGNC's quarterly 10-K filings.  They routinely issue stock to attain paid-in capital to buy more "agency securities".  The company had 33.6 million shares as of June 2010.  It will likely have 43.6 million shares after the new shares are sold.

What is interesting is that AGNC paid $1.30 per share dividend last quarter (2Q 2010).  The dividend cost AGNC $47.1 million dollars.  That dividend payment exceeded it quarterly earnings of $36.8 million dollars.  Then just a few weeks ago it declared that it will pay $1.30 for the third quarter of 2010, but now it will have 43.6 million shares at $1.30/share for a total dividend payment of $56.7 million dollars.

Be seeing you!

AGNC Commences Public Offering of Common Stock

BETHESDA, Md., Sept 27, 2010 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ — American Capital Agency Corp.(AGNC 26.70-1.29-4.61%) ("AGNC" or the "Company") announced today that it intends to offer, subject to market and other conditions, 10,000,000 shares of its common stock in an underwritten public offering. In connection with the offering, the Company intends to grant the underwriters an option for 30 days to purchase up to an additional 1,500,000 shares of common stock to cover overallotments, if any.

AGNC expects to use the net proceeds from this offering to acquire additional agency securities as market conditions warrant and for general corporate purposes.

BofA Merrill Lynch, Citi, Deutsche Bank Securities and UBS Investment Bank are joint book-running managers for the offering.

The offering will be made pursuant to AGNC's existing shelf registration statement, previously filed with and declared effective by the Securities and Exchange Commission. The offering of these securities will be made only by means of a prospectus and a related prospectus supplement. When available, copies of the prospectus and prospectus supplement may be obtained from BofA Merrill Lynch, Attn: Prospectus Department, 4 World Financial Center, New York, New York 10080; Citi, Brooklyn Army Terminal, 140 58th Street, 8th Floor, Brooklyn, New York 11220; telephone: (800) 831-9146; Deutsche Bank Securities, Prospectus Department, Harborside Financial Center, 100 Plaza One, Jersey City, New Jersey 07311-3988; telephone: (800) 503-4611 or UBS Investment Bank, Attn: Prospectus Department, 299 Park Avenue, New York, New York 10171; telephone: (888) 827-7275.

This press release does not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy shares of common stock, nor shall there be any sale of these securities in any jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such jurisdiction.

ABOUT AGNC

AGNC is a REIT that invests in agency pass-through securities and collateralized mortgage obligations for which the principal and interest payments are guaranteed by a U.S. Government agency or a U.S. Government-sponsored entity. The Company is externally managed and advised by American Capital Agency Management, LLC, an affiliate of American Capital, Ltd. ("American Capital"). For further information, please refer to www.AGNC.com.

Here is the link to the rest of the legalese: http://www.marketwatch.com/story/agnc-commences-public-offering-of-common-stock-2010-09-27?reflink=MW_news_stmp 

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