|Founded in 1997 as a real estate investment trust (REIT), Annaly is the largest
mortgage REIT listed on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: NLY). The breadth of
expertise and market knowledge of our Manager gives Annaly the advantage of identifying
opportunities to make strategic investment decisions across a wide range of market
As the graphs below demonstrate, Annaly’s prudent management of its strategy, including
asset selection, liability management and business expansion, has generated compelling
returns for investors. The majority of those returns come from dividend income. Since 1997, Annaly has paid over $11 billion in dividends to shareholders.