The board of directors of Two Harbors has formed a committee of independent directors to review, negotiate and approve the proposed transactions and consider and review potential alternative transactions or alternative structures for the proposed transaction. The committee has retained Goodwin Procter LLP as its legal counsel and Gleacher & Company Securities, Inc. as its financial adviser with respect to the proposed contribution and to represent the interests of Two Harbors and its stockholders with respect to the Two Harbors portfolio. The contribution remains subject to the approval of the committee and Two Harbor’s board of directors, finalization of all relevant documentation on terms acceptable to Two Harbors and the committee, the satisfaction of all conditions to the closing of the transaction, Securities and Exchange Commission clearance and market conditions.This press release does not constitute an offer of any securities for sale. Conference Call Two Harbors will host a conference call on September 11, 2012 at 5:00 p.m. EDT to discuss this announcement. To participate in the teleconference, please call toll-free (877) 868-1835 (or (914) 495-8581 for international callers), conference number 29967335, approximately 10 minutes prior to the above start time. You may also listen to the teleconference live via the Internet at www.twoharborsinvestment.com in the Investor Relations section under the Events and Presentations link. Two Harbors Investment Corp. Two Harbors Investment Corp., a Maryland corporation, is a real estate investment trust that invests in residential mortgage-backed securities, residential mortgage loans, residential real properties and other financial assets. Forward-Looking Statements This press release includes “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of the safe harbor provisions of the United States Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, including with respect to the completion of the contribution, the IPO and the distribution of shares of Silver Bay common stock to Two Harbors stockholders. Actual results may differ from expectations, estimates and projections and, consequently, readers should not rely on these forward-looking statements as predictions of future events. Words such as “expect,” “target,” “assume,” “estimate,” “project,” “budget,” “forecast,” “anticipate,” “intend,” “plan,” “may,” “will,” “could,” “should,” “believe,” “predicts,” “potential,” “continue,” and similar expressions are intended to identify such forward-looking statements. These forward looking statements involve significant risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from expected results.