Silver Bay Realty Trust Corp. Announces Closing Of Over-Allotment Option

Silver Bay Realty Trust Corp. (NYSE: SBY) announced today that the underwriters for its recently announced initial public offering of common stock exercised in full their over-allotment option and the company sold an additional 1,987,500 shares of common stock at the initial public offering price of $18.50 per share. Silver Bay received net proceeds from the sale of the additional shares of approximately $34.8 million after deducting underwriting discounts and commissions, bringing the total net proceeds from the offering to approximately $263.4 million. The closing of the sale of the additional shares took place on January 7, 2013. Silver Bay intends to use the net proceeds of the offering to purchase additional single-family properties, to renovate such properties for rental to tenants and for working capital.

Credit Suisse Securities (USA) LLC, BofA Merrill Lynch, and J.P. Morgan acted as joint book-running managers for the offering. Keefe, Bruyette & Woods, RBC Capital Markets, JMP Securities and Zelman Partners LLC acted as co-managers for the offering.

A registration statement relating to these securities was filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission and was declared effective on December 13, 2012. The offering is being made only by means of a prospectus. A copy of the final prospectus for the offering can be obtained from:

Credit Suisse Securities (USA) LLC     BofA Merrill Lynch     J.P. Morgan Securities LLC
Attention: Prospectus Department

One Madison Avenue

New York, NY 10010
222 Broadway

New York, NY 10038

Attention: Prospectus Department
c/o Broadridge Financial Solutions

1155 Long Island Avenue

Edgewood, NY 11717

This press release shall not constitute an offer to sell or a solicitation of an offer to buy, nor shall there be any sale of these securities in any state or jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such state or jurisdiction.

About Silver Bay Realty Trust Corp.

Silver Bay Realty Trust Corp. is a newly organized Maryland corporation focused on the acquisition, renovation, leasing and management of single-family properties for rental income and long-term capital appreciation. Silver Bay owns more than 3,100 single-family properties located in Arizona, California, Florida, Georgia, Nevada, North Carolina and Texas. Silver Bay intends to elect and qualify to be taxed as a REIT.

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