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Starwood Property Trust Announces Tax Reporting Information

         Starwood Property Trust Announces Tax Reporting Information

PR Newswire

GREENWICH, Conn., Jan. 31, 2013

GREENWICH, Conn., Jan. 31, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Starwood Property Trust, Inc.
(NYSE: STWD) ("the Company") today announced the tax treatment for the
Company's aggregate distributions of $1.86 per share of common stock (CUSIP:
85571B105) paid with respect to the calendar year ended December 31, 2012:

Form 1099         (Boxes 1a +
                               Box 1a   Box 1b   Box 2a      Box 2b       Box 3
Reference:        2a + 3)
                                         Taxable  Total
                  Cash        Ordinary           Capital      Unrecaptured Nondividend
Record   Payable  Distribution Taxable   Qualified              1250 Gain
Date     Date                  Dividend            Gain         (2)          Distributions
                  Per Share              Dividends                           (3)
                                         (1)       Distribution
12/31/11 01/17/12 0.4400       0.3759    -         0.0641       -            -
03/31/12 04/15/12 0.4400       0.3759    -         0.0641       -            -
06/30/12 07/15/12 0.4400       0.3759    -         0.0641       -            -
09/30/12 10/15/12 0.4400       0.3759    -         0.0641       -            -
12/31/12 01/15/13 0.3298       0.2818    -         0.0480       -            -
         Totals   2.0898       1.7855    -         0.3043       -            -
         (1)      Amounts in 1b are
                  included in 1a
         (2)      Amounts in 2b are
                  included in 2a
         (3)      Amounts in 3 are also known as
                  Return of Capital

As the Company's aggregate distributions exceeded its earnings and profits, a
portion of the January 2013 distribution declared in the fourth quarter of
2012 and payable to shareholders of record as of December 31, 2012 will be
treated as a 2013 distribution for federal tax purposes and is not included on
the 2012 Form 1099.

About Starwood Property Trust, Inc.
Starwood Property Trust, Inc. is focused on originating, investing in,
financing and managing commercial mortgage loans and other commercial real
estate debt investments, commercial mortgage-backed securities ("CMBS"), and
other commercial real estate-related debt investments. Starwood Property
Trust, Inc. also invests in residential mortgage-backed securities ("RMBS")
and residential real estate owned, and may invest in non-performing loans,
commercial properties subject to net leases and residential mortgage loans.
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.

Investor Relations – Starwood Property Trust
Phone: 203-422-7788

SOURCE Starwood Property Trust, Inc.
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