NewStar Financial Inc.

Boston • 617-848-2500 • www.newstarfin.com

Exchange and Ticker: Nasdaq: NEWS

Filing Range: 11M shares @ $15.0 to $17.0

Offering Price: $17.0

Close on First Day: $17.71

Offering Size: $204.0M

Shares Outstanding: 36.26M

Underwriters: Goldman Sachs & Co./Morgan Stanley

Co-managers: Keefe Bruyette & Woods Inc./Banc of America Securities LLC/JMP Securities LLC/JP Morgan

Company Counsel: Weil Gotshal & Manges

Manager Counsel: Cravath, Swaine & Moore

Auditor: KPMG LLP

Market Capitalization on 31/12/06: $669.1 M

Close price at current month end: $18.45

DESCRIPTION

Provides debt capital solutions to mid-sized corporations, real estate borrowers and issuers of asset backed securities. The Company provides a variety of debt facilities for a number of different types of transactions in various industries, including media, health care, general industrial and real estate.

VENTURE BACKERS

Capital Z Investment Partners, Corsair Capital, JPMorgan Partners, Northwestern Investment Management Co., OZ Management (aka Och-Ziff Capital Management Group).

Sources: Thomson Financial and company prospectus dated 12/14/06.