American Capital Agency announced an new offering for 49.69 M-I-L-L-I-O-N more shares says Dr. Evil.

AGNC can only grow by issuing new shares.  The $1.2 billion in proceeds from its newest equity offering will be leveraged 6x-8x to add at least another $7.2 billion to its portfolio of agency securities.  Those agency securities are backed by the bankrupt US government.  Imagine that Greece was backing up Greek mortgage backed securities.  What security is that!  Well, the US is worse off than Greece when you consider the liabilities of Social Security and Medicare.  Owners of AGNC will get burned someday when the inverted yield curve returns and deficits do begin to matter.  But until then greater fools can collect a handsome dividend yield.

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American Capital Agency Announces Pricing of Public Offering of Common Stock

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BETHESDA, Md., June 22, 2011 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ — American Capital Agency Corp. /quotes/zigman/110324/quotes/nls/agnc AGNC -1.98% ("AGNC" or the "Company") announced today that it priced a public offering of 43,200,000 shares of common stock for total estimated gross proceeds of approximately $1.2 billion.

In connection with the offering, the Company has granted the underwriters an option for 30 days to purchase up to an additional 6,480,000 shares of common stock to cover overallotments, if any. The offering is subject to customary closing conditions and is expected to close on June 28, 2011.

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

Citi, J.P. Morgan Securities LLC, UBS Securities LLC and Wells Fargo Securities, LLC are joint book running managers for the offering. JMP Securities LLC, Mitsubishi UFJ Securities, Nomura Securities International, Inc. and RBC Capital Markets are co-managers for the offering.

The offering will be made pursuant to AGNC’s existing effective shelf registration statement, previously filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The offering of these securities will be made only by means of a prospectus and a related prospectus supplement. Copies of the prospectus and prospectus supplement may be obtained, when available, from Citi, Brooklyn Army Terminal, 140 58th Street, 8th Floor, Brooklyn, New York 11220, telephone: (800) 831-9146; J.P. Morgan Securities LLC, c/o Broadridge Financial Solutions, 1155 Long Island Ave, Edgewood, NY 11717, telephone: (866) 803-9204; UBS Securities LLC, Attention: Prospectus Department, 299 Park Avenue, New York, New York 10171, telephone: (888) 827-7275; or Wells Fargo Securities, LLC, Attn: Equity Syndicate, 375 Park Avenue, New York, NY 10152-4077, telephone: (800) 326-5897, email: cmclientsupport@wellsfargo.com.

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.

American Capital Agency plans $1B offering

Washington Business Journal – by Jeff Clabaugh

Date: Wednesday, June 22, 2011, 5:56pm EDT

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Bethesda-based American Capital Agency Corp., which buys government-backed residential mortgage securities, is planning its largest stock offering since going public three years ago, potentially raising more than $1 billion to fund its investments.

The real estate investment trust, an affiliate of private equity firm American Capital, Ltd. (NASDAQ: ACAS), says it will sell 36 million shares of common stock in a secondary offering, and give underwriters the option to purchase an additional 5.4 million shares.

American Capital Agency stock (NASDAQ: AGNC) ended Wednesday trading at $28.85 per share.

American Capital Agency raised about $780 million from a secondary offering in March, and another $655 million in January.

The REIT’s profits more than doubled last quarter as net interest income from increased investments rose five-fold. Its investment portfolio has ballooned to $28.3 billion as of the end of the first quarter.

http://www.bizjournals.com/washington/news/2011/06/22/american-capital-agency-plans-1b.html

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(RTTNews) – American Capital Agency Corp. (AGNC: News ) announced after the close Wednesday that it plans to make a public offering of 36,000,000 shares of its common stock. The stock is now down 0.56 on 442K shares.

American Capital Agency posted gains in early trade Wednesday, but settled into a range for the bulk of the session. Shares finished up by 0.35 at $28.85. The stock rebounded off of support, following nearly a 2-week decline.

http://www.rttnews.com/ArticleView.aspx?Id=1652048&SM=1

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