BOSTON, Feb. 2, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- NewStar Financial, Inc. (Nasdaq:NEWS) announced today that it will report results for the fourth quarter of 2010 on Wednesday, February 16, 2011 before the markets open.

NewStar will also host a webcast/conference call to discuss the results on Wednesday, February 16, 2011 at 10:00am Eastern Time. All interested parties are invited to participate via telephone or webcast, which will be hosted through the Investor Relations section of the website at www.newstarfin.com. Please visit the website to register for the webcast and test your connection prior to the call. You can also access the conference call by dialing 877-755-7419 approximately 5-10 minutes prior to the call. International callers should dial 973-200-3080. All callers should reference "NewStar Financial."

For convenience, an archived replay of the call will be available through February 19, 2011 by dialing 800-642-1687. International callers should call 706-645-9291. For all replays, please use the passcode 39605367. The audio replay will also be available through the Investor Relations section of the website at www.newstarfin.com. 

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 market. The Company specializes in providing senior secured debt financing options to mid-sized companies to fund working capital, growth strategies, acquisition and recapitalization, as well as, equipment purchases. NewStar originates loans and leases directly through a team of experienced, senior bankers and marketing officers 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, Chicago IL, Dallas TX, Houston TX, Los Angeles CA and Atlanta GA. For more detailed transaction and contact information, please visit our website at www.newstarfin.com.  

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CONTACT: Corporate Inquiries:         NewStar Financial         Colleen M. Banse         617.848.2502         cbanse@newstarfin.com                  NewStar Financial         Brian J. Fischesser         617.848.2512         bfischesser@newstarfin.com

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