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Newcastle Announces Pricing of Public Offering of Common Stock

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Newcastle Announces Pricing of Public Offering of Common Stock08:48 EDT Thursday, March 29, 2012 NEW YORK (Business Wire) -- Newcastle Investment Corp. (NYSE: NCT) (the “Company”) announced today that it priced its public offering of 16,500,000 shares of its common stock at a public offering price of $6.22 per share for gross proceeds of approximately $102.6 million. In connection with the offering, the Company has granted the underwriters an option for 30 days to purchase up to an additional 2,475,000 shares of common stock. The offering is expected to close on April 3, 2012. The Company intends to use the net proceeds from this offering to make investments in excess mortgage servicing rights and for other general corporate purposes, which may include, but not be limited to, the repurchase of indebtedness issued by its collateralized debt obligations, as well as investments in real estate securities and/or other real estate related assets. Credit Suisse Securities (USA) LLC and Citigroup are the joint book-running managers for the offering. The offering will be made pursuant to the Company's existing effective shelf registration statement, previously filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The offering will be made only by means of a prospectus and a related prospectus supplement. Copies of the prospectus and prospectus supplement may be obtained from Credit Suisse Securities (USA) LLC, Attention: Prospectus Department, One Madison Avenue, New York, New York 10010, Telephone: (800) 221-1037, Email: newyork.prospectus@credit-suisse.com or Citigroup, Attention: Brooklyn Army Terminal, 140 58th Street, Brooklyn, NY 11220, Telephone: (800) 831-9146, Email: batprospectusdept@citi.com. 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 The Company invests in real estate debt and other real estate related assets, including excess mortgage servicing rights. The Company is organized and conducts its operations to qualify as a real estate investment trust (REIT) for federal income tax purposes. The Company is managed by an affiliate of Fortress Investment Group LLC, a global investment management firm. FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTSCertain statements 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 the offering and intended use of proceeds. 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 loan prepayment, recapture and delinquency rates differ from our current assumptions; the risk that we are not able to find additional suitably priced investments; and the risk that investments made or committed to be made cannot be financed on the basis and for the term at which we expect. 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.Investor Relations212-479-3195