Colony Financial Schedules First Quarter 2013 Earnings Release and Conference Call

  Colony Financial Schedules First Quarter 2013 Earnings Release and
  Conference Call

Business Wire

LOS ANGELES -- April 12, 2013

Colony Financial, Inc. (NYSE: CLNY) (the “Company”) today announced it will
release first quarter 2013 results after the market close on Monday, May 6,
2013. The Company will conduct a conference call to discuss the results on
Tuesday, May 7, 2013, at 7:00 a.m. PT / 10:00 a.m. ET.

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 412524. 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
www.colonyfinancial.com. 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 May 7, 2013, at 10:00 a.m. PT / 1:00 p.m. ET, through May
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 412524. 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 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, and 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, 2012 filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on March
11, 2013, as amended by Amendment No. 1 to the Company’s Annual Report on Form
10-K for the year ended December 31, 2012 filed with the Securities and
Exchange Commission on March 12, 2013, and other risks described in documents
subsequently filed by the Company from time to time with the SEC.

Contact:

Investor Contact:
Colony Financial, Inc.
Darren Tangen
Chief Operating Officer &
Chief Financial Officer
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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