Two Harbors Investment Corp. Secures Competitive Affordable Housing Program Grant for Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity

NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Two
Harbors Investment Corp
. (NYSE: TWO), a leading hybrid
mortgage real estate investment trust, today announced that it has
secured a $410,000 Competitive Affordable Housing Program (AHP) grant
through the Federal Home Loan Bank of Des Moines (FHLB Des Moines) for
Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity. Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity is a
nonprofit organization focused on providing affordable housing and
improving the quality of life for low-income families in the Minneapolis
– St. Paul, Minnesota metro region. Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity
will use the funds to invest in 41 new construction housing units over
the next year allowing qualifying families earning up to 50% of area
median income, safe and affordable housing.

“With our continued commitment to the community and through our
sponsorship, we are pleased to announce that Twin Cities Habitat for
Humanity is a 2016 FHLB Des Moines AHP grant recipient. This grant will
help Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity provide affordable single family
housing for families in the Twin Cities metro region,” said Thomas
Siering, Two Harbors’ President and Chief Executive Officer. “We are
thrilled that through our association with the FHLB, we were able to
assist in this process and we’re proud of our association with all of
the charitable organizations we support. We extend our warmest
congratulations to Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity.”

“In an increasingly challenging funding environment for public
affordable housing projects, Two Harbors, through its subsidiary TH
Insurance Holdings Company, has stepped up in a big way with its Twin
Cities Habitat for Humanity/ FHLB partnership,” said Susan Haigh,
President and Chief Executive Officer of Twin Cities Habitat for
Humanity. “Partners like Two Harbors inspire our mission to eliminate
poverty housing from the Twin Cities area and to make decent, affordable
shelter for all people a matter of conscience.”

AHP – FHLB Des Moines
As a member of the FHLB Des Moines, TH
Insurance Holdings Company, LLC, a Two Harbors subsidiary, was eligible
to support Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity in its application for a
2016 AHP grant to make affordable housing available in Minneapolis. The
AHP is one of the largest sources of private sector grants for housing
and community development in the nation. This competitive grant program
encourages member financial institutions to partner with local housing
providers (sponsors) to secure funds for the purchase, construction or
rehabilitation of affordable owner-occupied or rental housing units.
Projects serve low-to-moderate income households, and may include
households with special needs including seniors, persons with
disabilities and the homeless. FHLB Des Moines returns 10% of its net
income annual to communities in its district through the AHP.

Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity
Two Harbors is a proud
supporter of Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity, a nonprofit organization
committed to building the quality of life, health and prosperity for
families of the 7-county metro region through the production and
preservation of homeownership. Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity’s
mission is to eliminate poverty housing from the Twin Cities and to make
decent, affordable shelter for all people a matter of conscience. Twin
Cities Habitat for Humanity is an affiliate of Habitat for Humanity
International, which since 1976 has helped build and repair more than
800,000 homes around the world, providing more than 4 million people a
safe, decent, and affordable home.

Two Harbors Investment Corp.
Two Harbors Investment Corp., a
Maryland corporation, is a real estate investment trust that invests in
residential mortgage-backed securities, mortgage servicing rights,
commercial real estate and other financial assets. Two Harbors is
headquartered in New York, New York, and is externally managed and
advised by PRCM Advisers LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Pine River
Capital Management L.P. Additional information is available at www.twoharborsinvestment.com.

Additional Information
Stockholders of Two Harbors and other
interested persons may find additional information regarding the company
at the Securities and Exchange Commission’s Internet site at www.sec.gov
or by directing requests to: Two Harbors Investment Corp., 590 Madison
Avenue, 36th floor, New York, NY 10022, telephone
612-629-2500.

Contacts

Investors:
Two Harbors Investment Corp.
Tim Perrott,
612-629-2514
Investor Relations
tim.perrott@twoharborsinvestment.com