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Starwood Property Trust Announces Share Repurchase Program

Tuesday, August 09, 2011

Starwood Property Trust Announces Share Repurchase Program10:06 EDT Tuesday, August 09, 2011-- Company Authorizes $100 Million Share Repurchase --GREENWICH, Conn., Aug. 9, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Starwood Property Trust (NYSE: STWD) announced today that its Board of Directors has authorized the repurchase of up to $100 million of its outstanding common shares over a period of one year.  The share repurchase program will be funded through the Company's existing cash.Purchases made pursuant to the program will be made in either the open market or in privately negotiated transactions from time to time as permitted by federal securities laws and other legal requirements. The timing, manner, price and amount of any repurchases will be determined by the Company in its discretion and will be subject to economic and market conditions, stock price, applicable legal requirements and other factors. The program may be suspended or discontinued at any time.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. 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, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. Although Starwood Property Trust, Inc. 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 SEC reports.SOURCE Starwood Property Trust, Inc.For further information: Investor Relations, +1-203-422-7788, investorrelations@stwdreit.com