iStar Financial Sets First Quarter 2009 Earnings Release Date and Webcast

April 14, 2009 at 7:37 PM EDT

NEW YORK, April 14 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- iStar Financial Inc. (NYSE: SFI), a leading publicly traded finance company focused on the commercial real estate industry, today announced that it will release its full financial results for the first quarter of 2009 on Thursday, April 30, 2009, prior to the opening of the market.

The Company will host an earnings conference call reviewing these results and its operations beginning at 10:00 a.m. ET. This conference call will be broadcast live over the Internet and can be accessed by all interested parties through iStar Financial's website,, in the "Investor Relations" section. To listen to the live call, please go to the Company's "Investor Relations" section of the website at least 15 minutes prior to the start of the call to register and download any necessary audio software. For those who are not able to listen to the live broadcast, a replay will be available shortly after the call on the iStar Financial website.

The Company also announced that it intends to release certain key operating results for the first quarter of 2009 prior to the early delivery date associated with its previously announced private exchange offers and cash tender offer with respect to certain series of its outstanding debt securities. The Company does not intend to host a conference call to review its preliminary results.

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iStar Financial Inc. is a leading publicly traded finance company focused on the commercial real estate industry. The Company primarily provides custom-tailored investment capital to high-end private and corporate owners of real estate, including senior and mezzanine real estate debt, senior and mezzanine corporate capital, as well as corporate net lease financing and equity. The Company, which is taxed as a real estate investment trust ("REIT"), seeks to deliver strong dividends and superior risk-adjusted returns on equity to shareholders by providing innovative and value added financing solutions to its customers. Additional information on iStar Financial is available on the Company's website at

SOURCE iStar Financial Inc.
CONTACT: James D. Burns, Chief Financial Officer, or Andrew G. Backman,
Senior Vice President - Investor Relations, both of iStar Financial,
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