Colony Financial Announces Third Quarter 2012 Dividends on Shares of Common and Preferred Stock

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Colony Financial Announces Third Quarter 2012 Dividends on Shares of Common and Preferred Stock

LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Colony Financial, Inc. (the "Company") (NYS: CLNY) today announced that the Company's Board of Directors has declared cash dividends on shares of both its common and preferred stock for the third quarter of 2012. The Company's dividend policy is set by its Board of Directors and is evaluated based upon the deployment of the Company's capital and its taxable earnings and cash flow.

Common Stock Dividend


The Company's Board of Directors has declared a quarterly dividend of $0.35 per common share for the third quarter of 2012. The dividend will be paid on October 15, 2012, to stockholders of record on September 28, 2012.

8.50% Series A Cumulative Perpetual Preferred Stock

The Company's Board of Directors declared a cash dividend of $0.53125 per share on the Company's 8.50% Series A Cumulative Perpetual Preferred Stock with liquidation preference of $25 per share for the third quarter of 2012. The dividend will be paid on October 15, 2012, to stockholders of record on September 28, 2012.

About Colony Financial, Inc.

Colony Financial, Inc. is a real estate finance and investment company that is focused on acquiring, originating and managing a diversified portfolio of opportunistic real estate-related debt and equity investments at attractive risk-adjusted returns. Our investment portfolio and target assets are primarily composed of interests in: (i) secondary loans acquired at a discount to par; (ii) new originations; and (iii) equity in single family homes to be held for investment and rented to tenants. Secondary debt purchases may include performing, sub-performing or non-performing loans (including loan-to-own strategies). Colony Financial has elected to be taxed as a real estate investment trust, or REIT, for U.S. federal income tax purposes. Colony Financial is a component of the Russell 2000® and the Russell 3000® indices.

Forward-Looking Statements

This press release may contain forward-looking statements within the meaning of the federal securities laws. Forward-looking statements relate to expectations, beliefs, projections, future plans and strategies, anticipated events or trends and similar expressions concerning matters that are not historical facts. In some cases, you can identify forward-looking statements by the use of forward-looking terminology such as "may," "will," "should," "expects," "intends," "plans," "anticipates," "believes," "estimates," "predicts," or "potential" or the negative of these words and phrases or similar words or phrases which are predictions of or indicate future events or trends and which do not relate solely to historical matters. Forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties, assumptions and contingencies, many of which are beyond the Company's control, that may cause actual results to differ significantly from those expressed in any forward-looking statement.

All forward-looking statements reflect the Company's good faith beliefs, assumptions and expectations, but they are not guarantees of future performance. Furthermore, the Company disclaims any obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statement to reflect changes in underlying assumptions or factors, of new information, data or methods, future events or other changes. For a further discussion of these and other factors that could cause the Company's future results to differ materially from any forward-looking statements, see the section entitled "Risk Factors" in the Company's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2011 filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on March 9, 2012, the Company's Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended March 31, 2012 filed with the SEC on May 8, 2012, the Company's Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended June 30, 2012 filed with the SEC on August 9, 2012 and other risks described in documents subsequently filed by the Company from time to time with the SEC.



Investor Contact:
Colony Financial, Inc.
Darren Tangen
COO, CFO & Treasurer
310-552-7230
or
Addo Communications, Inc.
Lasse Glassen
310-829-5400
lasseg@addocommunications.com
or
Media Contact:
Owen Blicksilver P.R., Inc.
Caroline Luz
203-656-2829
caroline@blicksilverpr.com

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