Redwood Trust, Inc. Increases Its Regular Dividend Rate to $0.75 Per Share for the First Quarter of 2007


Redwood Trust, Inc. (NYSE: RWT) today announced that its Board of Directors authorized the declaration of a first quarter regular dividend of $0.75 per share. The first quarter 2007 dividend is payable on April 23, 2007 to stockholders of record on March 30, 2007.

"We are pleased to announce this new $0.75 per share regular dividend rate", said George Bull, Redwood's Chairman and CEO. "This is an increase from the $0.70 per share per quarter regular dividend we have been paying the last two years. Given the strength of our business model, we believe that our shareholders can reasonably depend on this conservative level of dividends."

Redwood also announced that its Board of Directors has set May 18, 2007 as the date for the annual meeting of stockholders. The meeting will be held at 10:30 a.m. in Mill Valley, California. Stockholders of record as of March 30, 2007 will be entitled to vote at that meeting.

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