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Starwood Property Trust Announces Tax Reporting Information

Friday, January 28, 2011

Starwood Property Trust Announces Tax Reporting Information09:00 EST Friday, January 28, 2011GREENWICH, Conn., Jan. 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Starwood Property Trust (NYSE: STWD) today announced the final tax treatment for the Company's aggregate dividends of $1.20 per share of common stock (CUSIP: 85571B105) paid during the calendar year ended December 31, 2010.Non-TaxableTaxableDistributionRecordPaymentTotalOrdinary(Return ofDateDateDividendDividendCapital)03/31/201004/15/2010$0.2200$0.2200$0.000006/30/201007/15/2010$0.2500$0.2500$0.000009/30/201010/15/2010$0.3300$0.3300$0.000012/31/201001/17/2011 $0.1186*$0.1186$0.0000* On November 9, 2010, the Company declared a dividend of $0.40 per share for the quarter ending December 31, 2010, payable on January 17, 2011 to common shareholders of record as of December 31, 2010.   However, the amount of the Company's dividend during 2010 is limited to the Company's 2010 earnings as computed for tax purposes and the remainder will be treated as a 2011 distribution and classified based on the Company's 2011 financial results.About Starwood Property Trust, Inc.Starwood Property Trust, Inc. (NYSE: STWD) is a commercial real estate finance company that is focused primarily on originating, investing in, financing and managing commercial mortgage loans and other commercial 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. SOURCE Starwood Property Trust, Inc.For further information: Investor Relations, +1-203-422-8100, investorrelations@stwdreit.com