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Starwood Property Trust Announces Tax Reporting Information

Company Release - 1/27/2016 4:15 PM ET

GREENWICH, Conn., Jan. 27, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Starwood Property Trust, Inc. (NYSE: STWD) ("the Company") today announced the tax treatment for the Company's distributions on its common stock (CUSIP: 85571B105) paid with respect to the calendar year ended December 31, 2015:

Form 1099
Reference:

 (Boxes 1a +
2a + 3)

 Box 1a

 Box 1b

 Box 2a

Box 2b

Box 3

Record
Date

Payable
Date

 Cash
Distribution
Per Share

Ordinary
Taxable
Dividend

 Taxable
Qualified
Dividends (1)

 Total Capital
Gain
Distribution

Unrecaptured
1250 Gain (2)

Nondividend
Distributions (3)

12/31/14

01/15/15

0.4800

0.4410

0.0391

0.0390

-

-

03/31/15

04/15/15

0.4800

0.4410

0.0391

0.0390

-

-

06/30/15

07/15/15

0.4800

0.4410

0.0391

0.0390

-

-

09/30/15

10/15/15

0.4800

0.4410

0.0391

0.0390

-

-

12/31/15

1/15/16

0.1506

0.1384

0.0122

0.0122

-

-










Totals

2.0706

1.9024

0.1686

0.1682

-

-










(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



To the extent that total distributions for the year exceeded 2015 earnings, the portion of the fourth quarter distribution paid in January of 2016 that was equal to that excess will be treated as a 2016 distribution for federal tax purposes and is not included on the 2015 Form 1099.

About Starwood Property Trust, Inc.

Starwood Property Trust (NYSE: STWD), an affiliate of global private investment firm Starwood Capital Group, is the largest commercial mortgage real estate investment trust in the United States. The Company's core business focuses on originating, acquiring, financing and managing commercial mortgage loans and other commercial real estate debt and equity investments. Through its subsidiaries LNR Property, LLC and Hatfield Philips International, Starwood Property Trust also operates as the largest commercial mortgage special servicer in the United States and one of the largest primary and special servicers in Europe. With total capital deployed since inception of over $20 billion, Starwood Property Trust continues to solidify its position as one of the premier real estate finance companies in the country.

Contact:
Zachary Tanenbaum
Starwood Property Trust
Phone: 203-422-7788
Email: ztanenbaum@starwood.com

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SOURCE Starwood Property Trust, Inc.