CYS Investments, Inc. Board of Directors Declares First Quarter 2012 Dividend of $0.50 Per Share

NEW YORK--()--The Board of Directors of CYS Investments, Inc. (NYSE: CYS) (the "Company") today declared a quarterly dividend of $0.50 per share of common stock for the first quarter of 2012. The dividend will be paid on April 18, 2012 to stockholders of record on March 23, 2012.

About CYS Investments, Inc.

CYS Investments, Inc. is a specialty finance company that invests on a leveraged basis in residential mortgage pass-through certificates for which the principal and interest payments are guaranteed by Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac or Ginnie Mae. The Company refers to these securities as Agency RMBS. The Company has elected to be taxed as a real estate investment trust for federal income tax purposes.

Forward Looking Statements Disclaimer

This press release contains statements that are "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, made pursuant to the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Reform Act of 1995. These forward-looking statements relate to the payment of the dividend. Forward-looking statements are based on our beliefs, assumptions and expectations of our future performance, taking into account all information currently available to us. These beliefs, assumptions and expectations are subject to risks and uncertainties and can change as a result of many possible events or factors, not all of which are known to us, including those described in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2011, which has been filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. If a change occurs, these forward-looking statements may vary materially from those expressed in this release. All forward-looking statements speak only as of the date on which they are made. Except as required by law, we are not obligated to, and do not intend to, update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

Please visit the Company's website at http://www.cysinv.com.

Contacts

CYS Investments, Inc.
Richard E. Cleary, 617-639-0440
Chief Operating Officer

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Contacts

CYS Investments, Inc.
Richard E. Cleary, 617-639-0440
Chief Operating Officer