BETHESDA, Md., Jan. 16, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- AGNC Investment Corp. (Nasdaq: AGNC) ("AGNC" or the "Company") announced today that it is one of 230 companies selected for the 2019 Bloomberg Gender-Equality Index (GEI) which distinguishes companies committed to transparency in gender reporting and advancing women's equality. The index doubled in size from 2018 and includes firms from 10 sectors headquartered across 36 countries and regions. Collectively, these firms have a combined market capitalization of $9 trillion and employ more than 15 million people, of which 7 million are women, around the world.

"We are extremely proud to be listed among top global firms in the 2019 Bloomberg Gender-Equality Index," said Gary Kain, AGNC's Chief Executive Officer and Chief Investment Officer. "AGNC is committed to providing all our employees a supportive workplace in which to thrive professionally and contribute to the growth and success of AGNC. It is a great honor to have been evaluated against leading firms and best-in-class practices and recognized for our commitment to and transparency of gender equality practices."

"We applaud AGNC Investment Corp. and the other 229 firms tracked by the index for their action to measure gender equality through the Bloomberg GEI framework," said Peter T. Grauer, Chairman of Bloomberg and Founding Chairman of the U.S. 30% Club. "AGNC's GEI inclusion is a strong indicator to its employees, investors and industry peers alike that it is leading by example to advance ongoing efforts for a truly inclusive workplace."

To be considered for inclusion in the 2019 GEI, AGNC participated in a survey and voluntarily disclosed information on how the Company promotes gender equality across four separate areas – company statistics, policies, community engagement and products and services. The Bloomberg gender reporting framework is voluntary and has no associated costs. The GEI is a reference index. Reporting companies that scored above a globally-established threshold, based on the extent of disclosures and the achievement of best-in-class statistics and policies, are included in the GEI.

For more details on the Bloomberg GEI, click here.

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AGNC Investment Corp. is an internally-managed real estate investment trust that invests primarily in residential mortgage-backed securities for which the principal and interest payments are guaranteed by a U.S. Government-sponsored enterprise or a U.S. Government agency.  For further information, please refer to

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