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Newcastle Announces Third Quarter 2012 Results

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

For additional information that management believes to be useful for investors, please refer to the “Quarterly Supplement – Third Quarter 2012” presentation posted to the Investor Relations section of Newcastle’s website, www.newcastleinv.com.

For consolidated investment portfolio information, please refer to the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K or Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q , which are also available on the Company’s website, www.newcastleinv.com.

THIRD QUARTER 2012 EVENTS & INVESTMENT ACTIVITY

$167 million of common equity raised:

In July 2012, the Company completed the sale of approximately 25 million shares of its common stock at a price of $6.63 per share for net proceeds of approximately $167 million.

CDO X sale:

In September 2012, the Company completed the sale of 100% of its interests in CDO X to the sole owner of the senior notes and another third party, in connection with the liquidation and termination of CDO X. The Company received $130 million for $90 million face amount of subordinated notes and all of its equity in CDO X.

In addition, Newcastle deconsolidated the deal from its balance sheet, which reduced total assets by $1.1 billion and total liabilities by $1.2 billion. As a result, the Company recorded a $224 million gain on sale, increased GAAP book value by $1.22 per share, and decreased its debt to equity ratio from 3.8 to 2.2.

$205 million of unrestricted cash invested primarily in the following:

$50 million: Collateral formerly held in CDO X

In connection with the liquidation of CDO X, Newcastle negotiated the purchase of eight securities and loans. Prior to the sale of the Company’s CDO X interests to the senior note holder, it invested $50 million to purchase $101 million face amount of assets at an average price of 49.4% of par. The Company expects to generate $100 million of cash flow or $50 million of profit over an average of 2.4 years. This purchase includes five Non-Agency residential securities with a face amount of $45 million, two bank loans with a face amount of $29 million, and one NCT CDO security with a face amount of $27 million.

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