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Starwood Property Trust Announces Pricing of Common Stock Offering

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Starwood Property Trust Announces Pricing of Common Stock Offering08:56 EDT Wednesday, May 11, 2011GREENWICH, Conn., May 11, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Starwood Property Trust, Inc. (NYSE: STWD) (the "Company") today announced the pricing of an underwritten public offering of 22,000,000 shares of its common stock.  The underwriters have a 30-day option to purchase up to an additional 3,300,000 shares from the Company.  Settlement of the offering is subject to customary closing conditions and is expected to occur on May 16, 2011. All of the shares will be 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 purchase additional commercial mortgage loans and other target assets.  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.Citi and Deutsche Bank Securities are acting as the underwriters for the offering.The offering of these securities may be made only by means of a prospectus and a related prospectus supplement, a copy of which may be obtained by contacting: Citi, Brooklyn Army Terminal, 140 58th Street, 8th Floor, Brooklyn, NY 11220, Attention: Prospectus Department, Telephone: (800) 831-9146, or by e-mailing batprospectusdept@citi.com; or Deutsche Bank Securities, Attention: Prospectus Department, Harborside Financial Center, 100 Plaza One, Jersey City, New Jersey, 07311-3988, Telephone: (800) 503-4611, or by e-mailing prospectus.cpdg@db.com.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.The Company focuses primarily on originating, investing in, financing and managing commercial mortgage loans and other commercial real estate debt investments, commercial mortgage-backed securities and other commercial real estate-related debt investments.  In addition, the Company invests in commercial properties subject to net leases, as well as in residential mortgage loans and residential mortgage-backed securities.  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.  Forward Looking StatementsStatements 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 completion of pending investments, continued ability to acquire additional investments, competition within the finance and real estate industries, economic conditions, and other risks detailed from time to time in the Company's reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission.SOURCE Starwood Property Trust, Inc.For further information: Investor Relations, Starwood Property Trust, Inc., +1-203-422-8100, investorrelations@stwdreit.com