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Chimera Investment Corporation Prices Public Offering of 7.75% Series C Fixed-to-Floating Rate Cumulative Redeemable Preferred Stock

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Chimera Investment Corporation (NYSE: CIM) (the Company) today announced the pricing of its underwritten public offering of 10,000,000 shares of its 7.75% Series C Fixed-to-Floating Rate Cumulative Redeemable Preferred Stock (the Series C Preferred Stock), liquidation preference $25.00 per share, for gross proceeds of $250 million, before deducting the underwriting discount and other estimated offering expenses. The Company intends to apply to list the Series C Preferred Stock on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol CIM PRC. The offering is expected to close on September 20, 2018, subject to customary closing conditions.

The Company has granted the underwriters an option for 30 days to purchase up to an additional 1,500,000 shares of the Series C Preferred Stock to cover over-allotments, if any.

Dividends on the Series C Preferred Stock will accumulate and be payable from and including the date of original issue to, but not including, September 30, 2025, at a fixed rate of 7.75% per annum of the $25.00 liquidation preference. On and after September 30, 2025, dividends on the Series C Preferred Stock will accumulate and be payable at a percentage of the $25.00 liquidation preference equal to an annual floating rate of three-month LIBOR plus a spread of 4.743% per annum.

The Company intends to use the net proceeds of the offering to acquire residential mortgage loans, Agency MBS and other targeted assets and for general corporate purposes, including, without limitation, to pay down liabilities and other working capital items.

Morgan Stanley & Co. LLC, RBC Capital Markets, LLC, UBS Securities LLC, Wells Fargo Securities, LLC and Keefe, Bruyette & Woods, Inc., A Stifel Company are acting as joint book-running managers for the offering. J.P. Morgan Securities LLC is acting as lead manager for the offering. Credit Suisse Securities (USA) LLC and JMP Securities LLC are acting as co-managers for the offering.

This offering is being made pursuant to an effective shelf registration statement and prospectus and related preliminary prospectus supplement filed by the Company with the Securities and Exchange Commission. This press release shall not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy, nor shall there be any sale of these securities, in any state or 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 jurisdiction.

Copies of the prospectus supplement and related prospectus for this offering may be obtained by contacting Morgan Stanley & Co. LLC, 180 Varick Street, New York, New York 10014, Attention: Prospectus Department; RBC Capital Markets, LLC, Three World Financial Center, 200 Vesey Street, 8th Floor, New York, New York, Attention: Transaction Management, telephone: (866) 375-6829, email: rbcnyfixedincomeprospectus@rbccm.com; UBS Securities LLC, 1285 Avenue of the Americas, New York, New York 10019, Attention: Prospectus Specialist, telephone: (888) 827-7275; Wells Fargo Securities, LLC, 608 2nd Avenue South, Suite 1000, Minneapolis, MN 55402, Attention: WFS Customer Service, telephone: (800) 645-3751, email: wfscustomerservice@wellsfargo.com; or Keefe, Bruyette & Woods, Inc., 787 Seventh Avenue, 4th Floor, New York, New York 10019, Attention: Capital Markets, telephone: (800) 966-1559.

About Chimera Investment Corporation

Chimera Investment Corporation is a publicly traded real estate investment trust, or REIT, that is primarily engaged in the business of investing directly or indirectly through our subsidiaries, on a leveraged basis, in a diversified portfolio of mortgage assets, including residential mortgage loans, Non-Agency RMBS, Agency CMBS, Agency RMBS, and other real estate related securities.

Forward-Looking Statements

This press release includes forward-looking statements within the meaning of the safe harbor provisions of the United States Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Actual results may differ from expectations, estimates and projections and, consequently, readers should not rely on these forward-looking statements as predictions of future events. Words such as expect, target, assume, estimate, project, budget, forecast, anticipate, intend, plan, may, will, could, should, believe, predicts, potential, continue, and similar expressions are intended to identify such forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements involve significant risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from expected results. For example, the fact that this offering has priced may imply that this offering will close, but the closing is subject to conditions customary in transactions of this type and may be delayed or may not occur at all.

Investors are cautioned not to place undue reliance upon any forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date made. The Company does not undertake or accept any obligation to release publicly any updates or revisions to any forward-looking statement to reflect any change in its expectations or any change in events, conditions or circumstances on which any such statement is based. Additional information concerning these and other risk factors is contained in the Companys most recent filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. All subsequent written and oral forward-looking statements concerning the Company or matters attributable to the Company or any person acting on its behalf are expressly qualified in their entirety by the cautionary statements above.

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