BOSTON, Sept. 17, 2010 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- NewStar Financial, Inc. (Nasdaq:NEWS) announced today that it is scheduled to participate in the William Blair Emerging Growth Stock Conference in New York City on Tuesday, October 5, 2010. The presentation is scheduled to begin at 2:00 p.m. ET and will run approximately 40 minutes.   

About NewStar Financial, Inc.:

NewStar Financial (Nasdaq:NEWS) is a specialized commercial finance company focused on meeting the complex financing needs of companies and private investors in the middle markets. The Company specializes in providing senior secured debt financing for the acquisition or recapitalization of mid-sized companies and commercial real estate. NewStar originates loans directly through a team of experienced, senior bankers organized around key industry and market segments. The Company targets 'hold' positions of up to $20 million and selectively underwrites or arranges larger transactions for syndication to other lenders. NewStar is headquartered in Boston MA and has regional offices in Darien CT and Chicago IL. For more detailed transaction and contact information, please visit our website at 

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CONTACT:  NewStar Financial           Corporate Inquiries:           Colleen M. Banse             617.848.2502            Brian J. Fischesser            617.848.2512  

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