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Starwood Property Trust Announces Exercise and Closing of Option to Purchase Additional Shares of Common Stock

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GREENWICH, Conn., Sept. 23, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- In connection with its most recent underwritten public offering, Starwood Property Trust, Inc. (NYSE: STWD) (the "Company") today announced the full exercise and closing of the underwriters' option to purchase an additional 3,750,000 shares of the Company's common stock for gross proceeds of approximately $91.1 million.  After giving effect to the full exercise of the option, the Company sold a total of 28,750,000 shares of common stock in the offering for aggregate gross proceeds of approximately $698.6 million.  All of the shares were offered by the Company and were issued under the Company's currently effective shelf registration statement filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

The Company intends to use the net proceeds received from the offering to originate and purchase additional commercial mortgage loans and other target assets and investments.  The Company may also use a portion of the net proceeds for other general corporate purposes, including, but not limited to, the payment of liabilities and other working capital needs.

Citigroup, Deutsche Bank Securities and Wells Fargo Securities acted as joint book-running managers for the offering.

This press release shall not constitute an offer to sell or a solicitation of an offer to buy nor shall there be any sale of these securities in any state in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of any state.

About Starwood Property Trust, Inc.

Starwood Property Trust, Inc. focuses primarily on originating, acquiring, financing and managing commercial mortgage loans and other commercial and residential real estate-related debt investments.  Starwood Property Trust, Inc. is externally managed and advised by SPT Management, LLC, an affiliate of Starwood Capital Group, and has elected to be taxed as a real estate investment trust for U.S. federal income tax purposes. 

Forward-Looking Statements

Statements in this press release which are not historical fact may be deemed forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. Although the Company believes the expectations reflected in any forward-looking statements are based on reasonable assumptions, it can give no assurance that its expectations will be attained.  Factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from the Company's expectations include (i) factors described in the Company's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2012 and in the Company's Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q for the quarters ended March 31, 2013 and June 30, 2013, including those set forth under the captions "Risk Factors" and "Business," and in the Company's other periodic reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including the risk factors described in the Company's Current Report on Form 8-K filed on February 11, 2013; (ii) defaults by borrowers in paying debt service on outstanding indebtedness; (iii) impairment in the value of real estate property securing the Company's loans; (iv) availability of mortgage origination and acquisition opportunities acceptable to the Company; (v) the Company's ability to integrate the segments of LNR Property, LLC, a Delaware limited liability company, which were acquired on April 19, 2013, into its business and achieve the benefits that the Company anticipates from this acquisition; (vi) potential mismatches in the timing of asset repayments and the maturity of the associated financing agreements; (vii) national and local economic and business conditions; (viii) general and local commercial real estate and residential property conditions; (ix) changes in federal government policies; (x) changes in federal, state and local governmental laws and regulations; (xi) increased competition from entities engaged in mortgage lending; (xii) the timing, terms, structure or completion of the Company's contemplated spin-off transaction; (xiii) changes in interest rates; and (xiv) the availability of and costs associated with sources of liquidity.

Contact:  Investor Relations
Phone:    203-422-7788
Email:     investorrelations@stwdreit.com

SOURCE Starwood Property Trust, Inc.



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