Colony Financial Announces Second Quarter 2013 Dividends on Shares of Common and Preferred Stock

  Colony Financial Announces Second Quarter 2013 Dividends on Shares of Common
  and Preferred Stock

Business Wire

LOS ANGELES -- June 4, 2013

Colony Financial, Inc. (the “Company”) (NYSE: CLNY) today announced that the
Company’s Board of Directors has declared cash dividends on shares of both its
common and preferred stock for the second quarter of 2013. The Company's
dividend policy is set by its Board of Directors and is evaluated based upon
the deployment of the Company's capital and its taxable earnings and cash
flow.

Common Stock Dividend

The Company's Board of Directors has declared a quarterly dividend of $0.35
per common share for the second quarter of 2013. The dividend will be paid on
July 15, 2013, to stockholders of record on June 28, 2013.

8.50% Series A Cumulative Perpetual Preferred Stock

The Company's Board of Directors has declared a cash dividend of $0.53125 per
share on the Company's 8.50% Series A Cumulative Perpetual Preferred Stock
with a liquidation preference of $25 per share for the quarterly period ending
July 15, 2013. The dividend will be paid on July 15, 2013, to stockholders of
record on June 28, 2013.

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, the Company's Quarterly Report on Form
10-Q for the quarter ended March 31, 2013 filed with the SEC on May 9, 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, 310-552-7230
Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer
or
Addo Communications, Inc.
Lasse Glassen, 310-829-5400
lasseg@addocommunications.com
 
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