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Colony Financial Announces Fourth Quarter 2013 Dividends On Shares Of Common And Preferred Stock

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 fourth 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 fourth quarter of 2013. The dividend will be paid on January 15, 2014, to stockholders of record on December 31, 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 January 15, 2014. The dividend will be paid on January 15, 2014, to stockholders of record on December 31, 2013.

About Colony Financial, Inc.

Colony Financial, Inc. is a real estate investment and finance company that is focused on acquiring, originating and managing a diversified portfolio of real estate-related debt and equity investments at attractive risk-adjusted returns. Our investment portfolio and target assets are primarily composed of interests in: (i) real estate and real estate-related debt, including loans acquired at a discount to par in the secondary market and new originations; and (ii) real estate equity, including single family homes held as rental investment properties. 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, the Company's Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended June 30, 2013 filed with the SEC on August 9, 2013, the Company's Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended September 30, 2013 filed with the SEC on November 12, 2013 and other risks described in documents subsequently filed by the Company from time to time with the SEC.

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