NEW YORK, July 26, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Blackstone Mortgage Trust, Inc. (NYSE: BXMT) announced that it filed an automatic shelf registration statement on Form S-3ASR with the Securities and Exchange Commission, which became effective upon filing with the SEC. The shelf registration statement permits the company to offer, from time to time, in one or more offerings, shares of common stock, preferred stock, depositary shares, debt securities, warrants, subscription rights, purchase contracts and units, or any combination thereof. The terms of any such offerings would be established at the time of the offering. The representatives of the underwriters in the company's May 2013 public offering of class A common stock granted the company a limited waiver with respect to the 180-day lock-up agreement the company entered into in connection with the May 2013 offering, solely to permit the filing of the shelf registration statement. The company continues to be subject to the lock-up agreement's provisions restricting the issuance of any shares of its class A common stock or any securities convertible into, or exercisable, or exchangeable for, shares of class A common stock prior to the expiration of the lock-up period. 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 securities in any jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to any registration or qualification under the securities laws of such jurisdiction. Any offer of securities covered by the registration statement may be made solely by means of the prospectus included in the registration statement and a related prospectus supplement and/or free writing prospectus containing specific information about the terms of any such offering. About Blackstone Mortgage TrustBlackstone Mortgage Trust, Inc. (NYSE: BXMT) is a real estate finance company that primarily originates and purchases senior mortgage loans collateralized by properties in the United States and Europe. The company is externally managed by BXMT Advisors L.L.C., a subsidiary of The Blackstone Group L.P., or Blackstone, and is a real estate investment trust traded on the NYSE under the symbol "BXMT." Blackstone Mortgage Trust, Inc. is headquartered in New York City. Further information is available at www.blackstonemortgagetrust.com. About BlackstoneBlackstone is a global leader in private equity real estate investing. Founded in 1991, Blackstone's real estate business is the largest opportunistic real estate investment manager in the world, with more than $50 billion in investor capital under management. Blackstone's portfolio includes hotel, office, retail, industrial and residential properties in the U.S., Europe and Asia. Major holdings include: Hilton Worldwide, Equity Office Properties, Brixmor shopping centers and London's Broadgate office complex. Blackstone seeks to create positive economic impact and long-term value for its investors, the companies it invests in, the companies it advises and the broader global economy. In addition to managing real estate private equity funds, Blackstone's alternative asset management businesses include the management of private equity funds, hedge fund solutions, credit-focused funds and closed-end mutual funds. Blackstone also provides various financial advisory services, including financial and strategic advisory, restructuring and reorganization advisory and fund placement services. Forward-looking StatementsThis press release contains certain forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. The forward-looking statements contained in this press release are subject to certain risks and uncertainties including, but not limited to, the risks indicated from time to time in Blackstone Mortgage Trust, Inc.'s Form 10-K and Form 10-Q filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Blackstone Mortgage Trust, Inc. assumes no obligation to update or supplement forward-looking statements that become untrue because of subsequent events or circumstances. SOURCE Blackstone Mortgage Trust, Inc.