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NewStar Financial Adds Three Senior Bankers

Industry veterans join offices in MA, CT and SC

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Boston, Massachusetts, April 14, 2005 - NewStar Financial, Inc., a Boston-based finance company announced the hiring of three senior banking professionals with extensive experience to expand the Company's growing presence across the country. NewStar's newest professionals are:

  • Bob Kosian, who joins NewStar as a Managing Director and will lead its origination efforts in the southeastern part of the United States. He will also cover retail industry deals nationally. He brings more than 25 years of commercial and merchant banking experience in the U.S., United Kingdom and Europe with Citigroup and Prudential Securities. Kosian is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania and received his MBA from the Wharton School of Business and will be based in the Charleston, South Carolina office of NewStar.

  • Patrick McAuliffe, who joins NewStar as a Managing Director and will lead its origination efforts in the metro New York region. McAuliffe will also cover transportation deals nationally. He brings more than 25 years of experience in commercial lending and specialty finance, and was most recently responsible for a $2 billion portfolio consisting of 1,500 middle market customers throughout the tri-state area as a regional executive for Bank of America. A graduate of Manhattan College, McAuliffe will be based in NewStar's Darien, Connecticut office.

  • Greg Pachus, who joins NewStar as a Managing Director and will lead its national healthcare lending business. Pachus has more than 20 years of commercial banking experience and comes to NewStar from Brown Brothers Harriman in Boston where he was a senior vice president for medical device and healthcare lending. He is a graduate of Williams College and will be based in the NewStar's Boston, Massachusetts office.

"With the addition of Bob, Pat and Greg, our creative and flexible team becomes even stronger," said NewStar Chief Executive Officer Tim Conway. "One of our key competitive advantages is the expertise and experience of our bankers. These latest additions will add to that advantage for the benefit of our clients."

These bankers will report to David Dobies and Tim Shoyer, Co-Heads of NewStar's Middle Market Group. NewStar now has more than 50 professionals directly sourcing financing opportunities in the corporate middle market, commercial real estate, and structured products sectors based on geographic location and industry specialty (Media, Manufacturing, Business Services, Healthcare, Retail, Consumer Products, Energy and Transportation).

About NewStar Financial, Inc.:

NewStar Financial, Inc. was formed in June 2004 by a group of senior banking and capital markets executives from leading financial institutions, including FleetBoston Financial, Citigroup and JP Morgan Chase, and leading institutional investors including Capital Z Partners, JP Morgan Corsair Capital Partners and Och-Ziff Capital Management Group. NewStar is focused exclusively on providing customized financing solutions to mid-sized borrowers in three lending groups: Middle Market Corporate, Commercial Real Estate, and Structured Products. For more information, please contact the appropriate individual below.

Corporate Inquiries:
NewStar Financial
Scott Poirier
(617) 848-2525

Press-Related Inquiries:
Gaffney Bennett Public Relations
Chris Riley
(860) 690-0856

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