Colony Financial To Present At Roth Capital Partners 24th Annual Growth Stock Conference

Colony Financial, Inc. (the “Company”) (NYSE: CLNY) today announced Darren Tangen, the Company’s Chief Financial Officer, will present at the ROTH Capital Partners 24 th Annual Growth Stock Conference on March 12, 2012 at The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Nigel in Dana Point, California.

The presentation will begin at 4:30 p.m. PT / 7:30 p.m. ET and will be webcast live on the Internet in the Investor Relations section of the Company’s Web site at www.colonyfinancial.com. The webcast will also be archived and available on the Web site for 90 days.

About Colony Financial, Inc.

Colony Financial, Inc. is a real estate finance and investment company that is focused primarily on acquiring and originating commercial real estate loans and real estate-related debt at attractive risk-adjusted returns. Secondary debt purchases may include performing, sub-performing or non-performing loans (including loan-to-own strategies). Colony Financial has elected to be taxed as a real estate investment trust, or REIT, for U.S. federal income tax purposes. Colony Financial is a component of the Russell 2000® and the Russell 3000® indices. For more information, visit  www.colonyfinancial.com.

Forward-Looking Statements

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