Capital Trust (CT) to Explore Strategic Alternatives; Retains Advisor

May 15, 2012 4:19 PM EDT
Capital Trust, Inc. (NYSE: CT) has formed a Special Committee of the Board comprised of independent directors (the "Special Committee") to consider and explore strategic alternatives available to the Company in order to maximize shareholder value. The Special Committee intends to undertake a thorough exploration of the full range of alternatives, including a possible sale of the Company and has retained Evercore Partners to serve as its financial advisor.

No decision has been made to engage in a transaction or transactions resulting from the Special Committee's exploration of strategic alternatives. There can be no assurance that that the Special Committee or the Board will authorize the pursuit of any strategic alternative. Moreover, there can be no assurance with respect to the terms or the timing of any transaction, or whether a transaction will ultimately result at all.

As a matter of policy, the Company does not comment on or provide the market with updates as to the status of any informal expressions of interest or formal proposals or offers presented to the Company from time to time, or the course of discussions with any prospective counterparties, nor will it comment upon any rumors with regard to either of the foregoing or make a further announcement regarding the Special Committee's consideration of any proposal or other expressions of interest until such time, if ever, that it enters into a definitive agreement for a completed transaction or is otherwise required to make an announcement.

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