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Starwood Property Trust Announces Tax Reporting Information

GREENWICH, Conn., Jan. 31, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Starwood Property Trust, Inc. (NYSE: STWD) ("the Company") today announced the tax treatment for the Company's aggregate distributions of $1.86 per share of common stock (CUSIP: 85571B105) paid with respect to the calendar year ended December 31, 2012:

Form 1099

Reference:

 (Boxes 1a +

2a + 3)

 Box 1a

 Box 1b

 Box 2a

Box 2b

Box 3

Record Date

Payable Date

 Cash Distribution

Per Share

 Ordinary Taxable Dividend

 Taxable

Qualified

Dividends (1)

 Total Capital

Gain

Distribution

Unrecaptured 1250 Gain (2)

Nondividend

Distributions (3)









12/31/11

01/17/12

0.4400

0.3759

-

0.0641

-

-









03/31/12

04/15/12

0.4400

0.3759

-

0.0641

-

-









06/30/12

07/15/12

0.4400

0.3759

-

0.0641

-

-









09/30/12

10/15/12

0.4400

0.3759

-

0.0641

-

-









12/31/12

01/15/13

0.3298

0.2818

-

0.0480

-

-










Totals

2.0898

1.7855

-

0.3043

-

-










(1)

Amounts in 1b are included in 1a






(2)

Amounts in 2b are included in 2a






(3)

Amounts in 3 are also known as Return of Capital




As the Company's aggregate distributions exceeded its earnings and profits, a portion of the January 2013 distribution declared in the fourth quarter of 2012 and payable to shareholders of record as of December 31, 2012 will be treated as a 2013 distribution for federal tax purposes and is not included on the 2012 Form 1099.

About Starwood Property Trust, Inc.
Starwood Property Trust, Inc. is focused on originating, investing in, financing and managing commercial mortgage loans and other commercial real estate debt investments, commercial mortgage-backed securities ("CMBS"), and other commercial real estate-related debt investments. Starwood Property Trust, Inc. also invests in residential mortgage-backed securities ("RMBS") and residential real estate owned, and may invest in non-performing loans, commercial properties subject to net leases and residential mortgage loans. The Company 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.

Investor Relations – Starwood Property Trust
Phone:  203-422-7788
Email: investorrelations@stwdreit.com

SOURCE Starwood Property Trust, Inc.



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