NewStar Financial Schedules Release of Results for the Fourth Quarter of 2012

NewStar Financial Schedules Release of Results for the Fourth Quarter of 2012

BOSTON, Jan. 30, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- NewStar Financial, Inc.
(Nasdaq:NEWS) announced today that it will report results for the fourth
quarter of 2012 on Wednesday, February 13, 2013 before the markets open.

NewStar will also host a webcast/conference call to discuss the results on
Wednesday, February 13, 2013 at 10:00am Eastern Time. All interested parties
are invited to participate via telephone or webcast, which will be hosted
through the Investor Relations section of the website at www.newstarfin.com.
Please visit the website to register for the webcast and test your connection
prior to the call. You can also access the conference call by dialing
877-755-7419 approximately 5-10 minutes prior to the call. International
callers should dial 973-200-3080. All callers should reference "NewStar
Financial."

For convenience, an archived replay of the call will be available through
February 20, 2013 by dialing 800-585-8367. International callers should call
404-537-3406. For all replays, please use the passcode 93540197. The audio
replay will also be available through the Investor Relations section of the
website at www.newstarfin.com.

About NewStar Financial, Inc.:

NewStar Financial (Nasdaq:NEWS) is a specialized commercial finance company
focused on meeting the complex financing needs of companies and private
investors in the middle market. The Company specializes in providing senior
secured debt financing options to mid-sized companies to fund working capital,
growth strategies, acquisition and recapitalization, as well as, equipment
purchases. NewStar originates loans and leases directly through a team of
experienced, senior bankers and marketing officers organized around key
industry and market segments. The Company targets 'hold' positions of up to
$35 million and selectively underwrites or arranges larger transactions for
syndication to other lenders. NewStar is headquartered in Boston MA and has
regional offices in Darien CT, Atlanta GA, Chicago IL, Dallas TX, Los Angeles
CA, Philadelphia PA, San Francisco CA, and Portland OR. For more detailed
transaction and contact information, please visit our website at
www.newstarfin.com.

The NewStar Financial, Inc. logo is available at
http://www.globenewswire.com/newsroom/prs/?pkgid=4044

CONTACT: Corporate Inquiries:
         NewStar Financial
         Colleen M. Banse
         617.848.2502
         cbanse@newstarfin.com
        
         NewStar Financial
         Brian J. Fischesser
         617.848.2512
         bfischesser@newstarfin.com

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