iStar Financial Declares Regular Quarterly Dividend of $0.60 Per Share

October 2, 2000 at 7:48 AM EDT

NEW YORK, Oct. 2 /PRNewswire/ -- iStar Financial Inc. (NYSE: SFI), the leading publicly-traded finance company focused exclusively on the commercial real estate industry, today announced that its Board of Directors has declared a regular quarterly cash dividend on its common stock of $0.60 per share for the quarter ended September 30, 2000. The $0.60 dividend is payable on October 30, 2000 to holders of record on October 16, 2000.

iStar Financial is the leading publicly traded finance company focused on the commercial real estate industry. The Company, which is taxed as a real estate investment trust, provides structured mortgage, mezzanine and lease financing through its origination, acquisition and servicing platform. The Company's mission is to maximize risk-adjusted returns on equity by providing innovative and value-added financing solutions to private and corporate owners of real estate nationwide. Additional information on iStar Financial is available on the Company's web site at SOURCE iStar Financial Inc.


CONTACT: Spencer B. Haber, Executive Vice President and CFO, or Lianne A. Merchant, Vice President, Investor Relations, 212-930-9400, both of iStar Financial Inc./