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Newcastle Announces Closing of Public Offering of Common Stock

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Newcastle Announces Closing of Public Offering of Common Stock16:05 EDT Tuesday, March 29, 2011 NEW YORK (Business Wire) -- Newcastle Investment Corp. (NYSE: NCT) (the “Company”) announced today that it has completed the sale of 17,250,000 shares of its common stock, including 2,250,000 shares sold pursuant to the exercise in full of the underwriters' over-allotment option, at a price of $6.00 per share. The net proceeds of the sale were approximately $98.4 million, after deducting underwriting discounts and estimated offering expenses. All of the shares were offered by the Company and were issued under the Company's existing effective shelf registration statement, previously filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The Company expects to use the net proceeds from this offering to make investments in real estate securities and/or other real estate related assets and for general corporate purposes. UBS Investment Bank and Barclays Capital Inc. served as the joint book-running managers for the offering. Macquarie Capital (USA) Inc. and Stifel, Nicolaus & Company, Incorporated were the co-managers for the offering. This press release does not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy shares of common stock, nor shall there be any sale of these securities in any jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such jurisdiction. ABOUT NEWCASTLE Newcastle Investment Corp. invests in real estate debt and other real estate related assets. Newcastle is organized and conducts its operations to qualify as a real estate investment trust (REIT) for federal income tax purposes. Newcastle is managed by an affiliate of Fortress Investment Group LLC, a global investment manager. FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTSCertain items in this press release may constitute forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, including, but not limited to, statements relating to our liquidity, future losses and impairment charges, our ability to acquire assets with attractive returns and the delinquent and loss rates on our subprime portfolios. These statements are based on management's current expectations and beliefs and are subject to a number of trends and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those described in the forward-looking statements, many of which are beyond our control. The Company 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, but are not limited to, the risk that market conditions cause downgrades of a significant number of our securities or the recording of additional impairment charges or reductions in shareholders' equity; the risk that we can find additional suitably priced investments; the risk that investments made or committed to be made cannot be financed on the basis and for the term at which we expect; the relationship between yields on assets which are paid off and yields on assets in which such monies can be reinvested; and the relative spreads between the yield on the assets we invest in and the cost and availability of debt and equity financing. Accordingly, you should not place undue reliance on any forward-looking statements contained in this press release. For a discussion of some of the risks and important factors that could affect such forward-looking statements, see the sections entitled “Risk Factors” and “Management's Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operation” in the Company's Annual Report on Form 10-K, as filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. In addition, new risks and uncertainties emerge from time to time, and it is not possible for the Company to predict or assess the impact of every factor that may cause its actual results to differ from those contained in any forward-looking statements. Such forward-looking statements speak only as of the date of this press release. The Company expressly disclaims any obligation to release publicly any updates or revisions to any forward-looking statements contained herein to reflect any change in the Company's expectations with regard thereto or change in events, conditions or circumstances on which any statement is based. Newcastle Investment Corp.Nadean Novogratz, 212-479-5295Investor Relations