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NorthStar Income I and NorthStar Income II File Definitive Proxy Materials Related to the Proposed Combination to Create Colony NorthStar Credit Real Estate, Inc.

NEW YORK and LOS ANGELES (December 7, 2017) – NorthStar Real Estate Income Trust, Inc. (“NorthStar Income I”) and NorthStar Real Estate Income II, Inc. (“NorthStar Income II”) today announced that, in connection with their proposed combination with a select portfolio of assets and liabilities of Colony NorthStar, Inc. (“Colony NorthStar”) to create Colony NorthStar Credit Real Estate, Inc., each has filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) a definitive joint proxy statement/prospectus. In addition, both companies commenced a mailing of proxy materials on December 6, 2017.

NorthStar Income I and NorthStar Income II have each scheduled a special meeting of their stockholders to be held on January 18, 2018 at 9:00 a.m. (Eastern Time) and 10:00 a.m. (Eastern Time), respectively, to vote on the proposed combination and related proposals. Each meeting will be held at the offices of J.P. Morgan, 270 Park Avenue, 11th floor, New York, NY 10017.

Stockholders of record as of the close of business on November 28, 2017 are entitled to notice of and to vote at their respective special meeting of stockholders.

Participation in the vote is important. Stockholders are urged to participate in this critical vote regarding the future of their investment and to vote their shares promptly to avoid unnecessary solicitation measures and costs. Telephone and Internet voting are available by following the instructions in the proxy materials sent to stockholders.

Stockholders that hold shares through a broker or nominee should provide their broker or nominee with instructions to vote for the proposed combination and related proposals.

Questions and requests for assistance in voting may be directed to NorthStar Income I’s and NorthStar Income II’s proxy solicitor, D.F. King & Co., Inc., at the following numbers:

NorthStar Income I: 800.967.0261

NorthStar Income II: 800.755.7250

About NorthStar Real Estate Income Trust, Inc.
NorthStar I is a public, non-traded REIT sponsored by Colony NorthStar. NorthStar I was formed to originate, acquire and asset manage a diversified portfolio of commercial real estate debt, select equity and securities investments predominantly in the United States.

About NorthStar Real Estate Income II, Inc.
NorthStar II is a public, non-traded REIT sponsored by Colony NorthStar. NorthStar II was formed to originate, acquire and asset manage a diversified portfolio of commercial real estate debt, select equity and securities investments predominantly in the United States.

This website is neither an offer to sell nor a solicitation of an offer to purchase any NorthStar investment Program, NorthStar Investment Programs are only offered by means of a prospectus. This material must be read in conjunction with a prospectus in order to understand fully all the implications and risks of an offering of securities to which it relates. Neither the Securities and Exchange Commission nor any state securities regulator has passed on or endorsed the merits of this offering. Any representation to the contrary is unlawful. Consult the prospectus for suitability standards in your state. Securities offered through NorthStar Securities, LLC, member FINRA/SIPC. NorthStar Securities, LLC is doing business as NorthStar BD Securities, LLC (DE) in the following states: FL, GA, TX and WA.