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Redwood Trust, Inc. to Present at the J.P. Morgan SMid Cap Conference

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

MILL VALLEY, Calif., Nov. 30, 2010/PRNewswire/ --Redwood Trust, Inc. (NYSE: RWT) announced today that Martin S. Hughes, President and Chief Executive Officer, and Brett D. Nicholas, Executive Vice President, Chief Investment Officer and Chief Operating Officer, will present at the J.P. Morgan SMid Cap Conference in New York, NY, on Friday, December 3, 2010 at 8:45 a.m. Eastern Time, 5:45 a.m. Pacific Time.  The presentation will be webcast live on the Internet.

A link to the live webcast of the presentation will be available at the following website:

http://cc.talkpoint.com/jpmc001/120210a_mg/?entity=30_FSJQM0X

An archive of the webcast will be available shortly after the presentation at the same location for 60 days.  A copy of the presentation is available in the Investor Relations section of our website.  

For more information about Redwood Trust, Inc., please visit our website at www.redwoodtrust.com.

Cautionary Statement:  Redwood Trust's presentation at the conference may contain forward-looking statements within the meaning of the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995.  Forward-looking statements involve numerous risks and uncertainties.  Our actual results may differ from our expectations, estimates, and projections and, consequently, you should not rely on these forward-looking statements as predictions of future events.  Forward-looking statements are not historical in nature and can be identified by words such as "anticipate," "estimate," "will," "should," "expect," "believe," "intend," "seek," "plan," and similar expressions or their negative forms, or by references to strategy, plans, or intentions.  These forward-looking statements are subject to risks and uncertainties, including, among other things, those described in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2009 under the caption "Risk Factors."  Other risks, uncertainties, and factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those projected are described below and may be described from time to time in reports we file with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including reports on Forms 10-K, 10-Q, and 8-K.  We undertake no obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events, or otherwise.

Important factors, among others, that may affect our actual results include:  general economic trends, the performance of the housing, mortgage, credit, and broader financial markets, and their effects on the prices of earning assets and the credit status of borrowers; federal and state legislative and regulatory developments, and the actions of governmental authorities, including those affecting the mortgage industry or our business; our exposure to credit risk and the timing of credit losses within our portfolio; the concentration of the credit risks we are exposed to, including due to the structure of assets we hold and the geographical concentration of real estate underlying assets we own; our exposure to adjustable-rate and negative amortization mortgage loans; the efficacy and expense of our efforts to manage or hedge credit risk, interest rate risk, and other financial and operational risks; changes in credit ratings on assets we own and changes in the rating agencies' credit rating methodologies; changes in interest rates; changes in mortgage prepayment rates; the availability of high-quality assets for purchase at attractive prices and our ability to reinvest cash we hold; changes in the values of assets we own; changes in liquidity in the market for real estate securities; our ability to finance the acquisition of real estate-related assets with short-term debt; the ability of counterparties to satisfy their obligations to us; our involvement in securitization transactions and the risks we are exposed to in executing securitization transactions; exposure to litigation arising from our involvement in securitization transactions; whether we have sufficient liquid assets to meet short-term needs; our ability to successfully compete and retain or attract key personnel; our ability to adapt our business model and strategies to changing circumstances; changes in our investment, financing, and hedging strategies and new risks we may be exposed to if we expand our business activities; exposure to environmental liabilities and the effects of global climate change; failure to comply with applicable laws and regulations; our failure to maintain appropriate internal controls over financial reporting and disclosure controls and procedures; changes in accounting principles and tax rules; our ability to maintain our status as a real estate investment trust (REIT) for tax purposes; limitations imposed on our business due to our REIT status and our status as exempt from registration under the Investment Company Act of 1940; decisions about raising, managing, and distributing capital; and other factors not presently identified.

SOURCE Redwood Trust, Inc.

Contact: Mike McMahon, +1-415-384-3805, for Redwood Trust, Inc.

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