Colony Financial to Present at the JMP Securities 12th Annual Research Conference

  Colony Financial to Present at the JMP Securities 12th Annual Research
  Conference

JMP Securities Research Conference 2013

Business Wire

LOS ANGELES -- April 23, 2013

Colony Financial, Inc. (NYSE: CLNY) (the “Company”) today announced that
Darren Tangen, the Company's Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial
Officer, will present at the JMP Securities 12^th Annual Research Conference
on Monday, May 13, 2013 at 12:30 p.m. PT at The Ritz-Carlton, San Francisco.

Interested parties may tune in to the live presentation by visiting the
'Investor Relations' section of the Company’s Website at
www.colonyfinancial.com. Presentation materials will be made available on the
Company's Website at the time of the presentation. The webcast and
presentation materials will also be archived and available on the Website for
90 days.

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.

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:

Colony Financial, Inc.
Darren Tangen
Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer
(310) 552-7230
or
Addo Communications, Inc.
Lasse Glassen
(310) 829-5400
lasseg@addocommunications.com