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Arbor Realty Trust Announces Pricing of Public Offering of Common Stock

UNIONDALE, N.Y., May 11, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Arbor Realty Trust, Inc. (the “Company”) (NYSE:ABR) announced today that it priced its public offering of 9,500,000 shares of common stock for total expected gross proceeds of approximately $77.9 million before underwriting discounts and commissions and expenses.

The Company has also granted the underwriters a 30-day option to purchase up to an additional 1,425,000 shares of its common stock. The offering is subject to customary closing conditions and is expected to close on May 16, 2017.

The Company intends to use the net proceeds from the offering to make investments relating to its business, purchase the existing management agreement from its external manager and for general corporate purposes.

J.P. Morgan, Deutsche Bank Securities and JMP Securities are joint book-running managers for the offering. 

The offering will be made pursuant to an effective shelf registration statement, previously filed by the Company with the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”).  The offering of these securities will be made only by means of a prospectus. Copies of the final prospectus supplement and accompanying prospectus related to the offering may be obtained, when available, by contacting J.P. Morgan Securities LLC, Attention: Prospectus Department, c/o Broadridge Financial Solutions, 1155 Long Island Avenue, Edgewood, NY 11717, or by telephone at (866) 803-9204, or by email at prospectus-eq_fi@jpmchase.com; or Deutsche Bank Securities Inc., Attn: Prospectus Group, 60 Wall Street, New York, NY 10005-2836; Email: prospectus.CPDG@db.com; Telephone: (800) 503-4611; or JMP Securities LLC, 600 Montgomery Street, 10th Floor, San Francisco, CA 94111, Attention: Prospectus Department, or by calling (415) 835-3959.

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

About Arbor Realty Trust, Inc.

Arbor Realty Trust, Inc. (NYSE:ABR) is a real estate investment trust and national direct lender specializing in loan origination and servicing for multifamily, seniors housing, healthcare and other diverse commercial real estate assets. The Company is a Top 10 Fannie Mae DUS® Multifamily Lender by volume and a Top Fannie Mae Small Loan lender, a Freddie Mac Program Plus® Seller/Servicer and the Top Freddie Mac Small Balance Loan Lender, a Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac Seniors Housing Lender, an FHA Multifamily Accelerated Processing (MAP)/LEAN Lender, a HUD-approved LIHTC Lender as well as a CMBS, bridge, mezzanine and preferred equity lender, consistently building on its reputation for service, quality and flexibility. With a fee-based servicing portfolio of over $14 billion, the Company is a primary commercial loan servicer and special servicer rated by Standard & Poor’s with an Above Average rating. The Company is also on the Standard & Poor’s Select Servicer List and is a primary commercial loan servicer and loan level special servicer rated by Fitch Ratings. The Company is externally managed and advised by Arbor Commercial Mortgage, LLC.

Safe Harbor Statement

Certain items in this press release may constitute forward-looking statements within the meaning of the “safe harbor” provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, including, but not limited to, statements relating to the Company’s expectations regarding the anticipated closing date and the anticipated use of the net proceeds from the offering.  These statements are based on management’s current expectations and beliefs and are subject to a number of trends and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those described in the forward-looking statements. The Company can give no assurance that its expectations will be attained.  Factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from the Company’s expectations include, but are not limited to, risks and uncertainties related to the completion of the public offering on the anticipated terms or at all, market conditions, the satisfaction of customary closing conditions related to the public offering, and other risks detailed in the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2016 and its other reports filed with the SEC. Such forward-looking statements speak only as of the date of this press release. The Company expressly disclaims any obligation or undertaking to release publicly any updates or revisions to any forward-looking statements contained herein to reflect any change in the Company’s expectations with regard thereto or change in events, conditions, or circumstances on which any such statement is based.

Contacts:
Arbor Realty Trust, Inc.
Paul Elenio, Chief Financial Officer
516-506-4422
pelenio@arbor.com

Media:
Bonnie Habyan, EVP of Marketing
516-506-4615
bhabyan@arbor.com

Investors:
The Ruth Group
Lee Roth
646-536-7012
lroth@theruthgroup.com

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