About Starwood Property Trust, Inc.
Starwood Property Trust, Inc. focuses primarily on originating, investing in, financing and managing commercial mortgage loans and other commercial and residential real estate-related debt investments. Starwood Property Trust, Inc. is externally managed and advised by SPT Management, LLC, an affiliate of Starwood Capital Group, and has elected to be taxed as a real estate investment trust for U.S. federal income tax purposes.
Statements in this press release which are not historical fact may be deemed forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. Although the Company believes the expectations reflected in any forward-looking statements are based on reasonable assumptions, it can give no assurance that its expectations will be attained. Factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from the Company's expectations include (i) factors described in the Company's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2012, including those set forth under the captions "Risk Factors" and "Business," and in the Company's other periodic reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including the risk factors described in the Company's Current Report on Form 8-K filed on
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; (ii) defaults by borrowers in paying debt service on outstanding indebtedness; (iii) impairment in the value of real estate property securing the Company's loans; (iv) availability of mortgage origination and acquisition opportunities acceptable to the Company; (v) the Company's ability to complete the pending acquisition of LNR and the performance of LNR subsequent to the acquisition; (vi) the Company's ability to integrate LNR into its business and achieve the benefits that the Company anticipates from the acquisition of LNR; (vii) potential mismatches in the timing of asset repayments and the maturity of the associated financing agreements; (viii) national and local economic and business conditions; (ix) general and local commercial real estate and residential property conditions; (x) changes in federal government policies; (xi) changes in federal, state and local governmental laws and regulations; (xii) increased competition from entities engaged in mortgage lending; (xiii) changes in interest rates; (xiv) changes in the exchange rates between the U.S. dollar and the respective currencies for the Company's non-dollar denominated investments; and (xv) the availability of and costs associated with sources of liquidity.
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