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United States
Securities and Exchange Commission
Washington, D.C. 20549
(Rule 14a-101)
Proxy Statement Pursuant to Section 14(a) of the
Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (Amendment No.  )
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*** Exercise Your Right to Vote ***
Important Notice Regarding the Availability of Proxy Materials for the
Shareholder Meeting to Be Held on May 20, 2010
Meeting Information
Meeting Type: Annual Meeting
For holders as of: March 23, 2010
Date: May 20, 2010                Time: 10:00 AM EDT
The New York Palace Hotel
455 Madison Avenue
New York, NY

NEW YORK, NY 10022
You are receiving this communication because you hold shares in the above named company.

This is not a ballot. You cannot use this notice to vote these shares. This communication presents only an overview of the more complete proxy materials that are available to you on the Internet. You may view the proxy materials online at www.proxyvote.com or easily request a paper copy (see reverse side).
We encourage you to access and review all of the important information contained in the proxy materials before voting.
See the reverse side of this notice to obtain proxy materials and voting instructions.

—  Before You Vote  —
How to Access the Proxy Materials

Proxy Materials Available to VIEW or RECEIVE:
1.  Notice  &  Proxy  Statement      2.  Annual  Report
How to View Online:
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1) BY INTERNET:         www.proxyvote.com
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Vote By Mail: You can vote by mail by requesting a paper copy of the materials, which will include a proxy card.

Voting  items

The Board of Directors recommends that you vote FOR the following:

Election  of  Directors
Stewart  Zimmerman                   02   James  A.  Brodsky                   03   Alan  L.  Gosule

The  Board  of  Directors  recommends  you  vote  FOR  the  following  proposal(s):

Approval of MFA's 2010 Equity Compensation Plan which amends and restates MFA's Amended and Restated 2004 Equity Compensation Plan

Ratification of the appointment of Ernst & Young LLP as MFA's independent registered public accounting firm for the fiscal year ending December 31, 2010

NOTE: This proxy is revocable and the undersigned may revoke it at any time prior to the Annual Meeting. The undersigned hereby acknowledges receipt of the notice of, and the proxy statement for, the Annual Meeting, the terms of each of which are incorporated by reference, prior to the signing of this proxy or voting by proxy through the use of the Internet website or toll-free number described above, and revokes any prior proxy given with respect to the Annual Meeting.