iStar Financial Inc. Declares Preferred Stock Dividends

August 15, 2000 at 7:33 AM EDT

NEW YORK, Aug. 15 /PRNewswire/ -- iStar Financial Inc. (NYSE: SFI) reported today that the Company's Board of Directors has declared dividends on the Company's Series B, Series C and Series D preferred stock. For all three series of preferred stock, dividends are payable on September 15, 2000 to holders of record on August 31, 2000.

A dividend of $0.585938 per share will be paid on the 9.375% Series B preferred stock; a dividend of $0.575 per share will be paid on the 9.20% Series C preferred stock; and a dividend of $0.50 per share will be paid on the 8.00% Series D preferred stock.

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 is available on the Company's Web site at .

Statements within this press release which are not historical fact may be deemed forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Act of 1995. Although iStar Financial Inc. believes that the expectations reflected in any forward-looking statements are based on reasonable assumptions, the Company can give no assurance that its expectations will be attained. Factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from iStar Financial Inc.'s expectations include completion of pending investments, continued ability to originate new investments, the availability and cost of capital for future investments, competition within the finance and real estate industries, economic conditions, and other risks detailed from time to time in iStar Financial Inc.'s SEC reports. 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./