Colony Financial Schedules Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2012 Earnings Release and Conference Call

  Colony Financial Schedules Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2012 Earnings
  Release and Conference Call

Business Wire

LOS ANGELES -- February 5, 2013

Colony Financial, Inc. (NYSE: CLNY) (the “Company”) today announced it will
release fourth quarter and full year 2012 results after the market close on
Wednesday, March 6, 2013. The Company will conduct a conference call to
discuss the results on Thursday, March 7, 2013, at 7:00 a.m. PT / 10:00 a.m.

To participate in the event by telephone, please dial (877) 407-0784 ten
minutes prior to the start time (to allow time for registration) and use
conference ID 408775. International callers should dial (201) 689-8560 and
enter the same conference ID number.

The call will also be broadcast live over the Internet and can be accessed on
the Investor Relations section of the Company’s Web site at A replay of the call will also be available for 90
days on the Company’s Web site.

For those unable to participate during the live broadcast, a replay will be
available beginning March 7, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. PT / 1:00 p.m. ET, through
March 21, 2013, at 8:59 p.m. PT / 11:59 p.m. ET. To access the replay, dial
(877) 870-5176 (U.S.), and use passcode 408775. International callers should
dial (858) 384-5517 and enter the same conference ID number.

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 real
estate-related debt and equity investments, including single family homes to
be rented to tenants, 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 CSFR OP, which owns and operates 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). The Company has elected to be taxed as a real estate
investment trust, or REIT, for U.S. federal income tax purposes. The Company
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, the
Company’s Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended September 30,
2012 filed with the SEC on November 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
Chief Operating Officer & Chief Financial Officer
Addo Communications, Inc.
Lasse Glassen, 310-829-5400
Media Contact:
Owen Blicksilver P.R., Inc.
Caroline Luz, 203-656-2829
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