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Blackstone Mortgage Trust director Martin L. Edelman awarded shares 16 October 2017

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Blackstone Mortgage Trust (NYSE:BXMT) director Martin L. Edelman, was awarded 992 shares worth $US31,208 on October 13.

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SECTION 1 BIOGRAPHY MARTIN L. EDELMAN, DIRECTOR

Martin L. Edelman has been a director since 1997. Mr. Edelman has been Of Counsel to Paul Hastings LLP, and prior thereto Battle Fowler LLP. He is a director of Equity Commonwealth (NYSE: EQC), Aldar Properties PJSC (ADX: ALDAR) and Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMD). He also served as a director of Morgans Hotel Group Co. (NASDAQ: MHGC) from 2014 until 2015, Avis Budget Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: CAR) from 1997 until 2013 and Ashford Hospitality Trust, Inc. (NYSE: AHT) from 2003 until 2014. Mr. Edelman is a senior advisor to Mubadala Development Company, the strategic investment vehicle of the government of Abu Dhabi. He is on the boards of the Jackie Robinson Foundation, The Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund and the Fisher House Foundation. Mr. Edelman has extensive commercial real estate industry experience and knowledge developed over his nearly 40 years of practicing law, which we believe provides us with valuable perspectives into developments in our industry.

SECTION 2 BLACKSTONE MORTGAGE TRUST INC. PRICE PERFORMANCE SCORECARD (NYSE:BXMT):

+ Blackstone Mortgage Trust Inc. is placed 1,503/2,552 in the BSS News Bites ranking of price performance of NYSE stocks in the past year, a percentile ranking of 41.

2.1 MCap History:

In the past 5 years Market Capitalization has increased by $US2.2 billion from $US794.8 million to $US3 billion. Based on a dynamic start date of 5 years ago, there has been only 1 decline in MCap over the last 5 years.

PriceMCap (US$ M)
Last$US31.572,993.5
1 Year ago$US28.752,341.7
2 Years ago$US28.272,302.6
3 Years ago$US27.391,327.8
4 Years ago$US23.50711.4
5 Years ago$US33.23794.8

2.2 Moving Annual Return (Trailing 12 months):

Based on a dynamic start date of 4 years ago, the Moving Annual Return has consistently exceeded 11.0%.

BXMTCloseDividendsCapital Gain %% YieldAnnual Return %
Last Traded Oct 17$US31.57$US2.489.88.517.4
1 Year ago$US29.01$US2.482.68.811.4
2 Years ago$US28.27$US2.183.2811.2
3 Years ago$US27.39$US1.9116.18.124.2

Close 4 years ago $US23.59.

2.3 Present Value of $US1000 invested in the past

The present value of $US1000 invested a year ago is $US1,188

PV$10001-week1-month1-year
BXMT.NYSE1,0091,0321,188
S&P 500 Index1,0041,0251,204

2.4 Trailing Price Change %

1-Year price change for Blackstone Mortgage Trust was 9.8%. Compared with the S&P 500 Index which rose 20.4% in the year, the relative price change was -10.6%.

Price Change %1-Month3-Month1-Year
BXMT1.21.89.8
Diversified REIT sector-0.90.84.8
S&P 500 Index2.44.120.4

SECTION 3 BLACKSTONE MORTGAGE TRUST INC. FINANCIALS AND GROWTH PERFORMANCE SCORECARD (NYSE:BXMT):

3.1 Key Financials (All figures percent)

Operating Margin deteriorated from 49.7% in 2013 to 49.5% in 2016 and Revenue Growth deteriorated from 73.5% in 2013 to 21.3% in 2016.

BXMTRevenue GrowthEPS GrowthOperating MarginROE
201621.3549.59.6
201581.629.651.77.9
2014272.9129.654.76.1
201373.5-49.72.1

3.2 Revenue and Net Profit

In the last 5 years Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) averaged 33.6% for Total Revenue and -0.9% for Net Profit.

DescriptionAnnual ($US M)5-year Avg ($US M)5-year CAGR %
Total Revenue49824633.6
EBITDA246.6178-0.8
Operating Profit246.6173.8-0.6
Net Profit246.4173.3-0.9

CAGR = Compound Annual Growth Rate

3.3 Performance (All figures in %)

Return on Equity 5-year average is 55.1%.

DescriptionAnnual5-year Avg
Return on Equity9.655.1
Return on Assets2.819.2

3.4 High Performance Indicators:

DescriptionValueRank In NYSE Market
Price/Earnings/Growth0.3In Top Quartile
P/E * P/NTA16.3In Top Quartile
EBITDA Margin %49.5In Top Quartile
Volatility %0.7In Top Quartile

SECTION 4 BLACKSTONE MORTGAGE TRUST INC. MARKET POSITION AND GLOBAL RANK (NYSE:BXMT):

4.1 Market Position

Blackstone Mortgage Trust Inc. (NYSE:BXMT), NYSE's 58th largest Diversified Real Estate Investment Trust (reit) company by market cap, climbed $US2.82 (or 9.8%) in the trailing 12 months to October 17, 2017 to close at $US31.57. Compared with the S&P 500 Index which has risen 20.4% over the same period, this is a relative price change of -10.6%. Average daily volume of 780,050 units in the trailing year was 1.4 times average daily volume in the previous year. In the trailing 12 months the market cap has jumped $US651.8 million.

4.2 Global Rank

Global Rank [out of 47,794 units]

DescriptionValueRankQuartile
MCap (US$)3B4,008Top
Total Assets (US$)8.8B2,878Top
Revenue (US$)498M9,552Top
Net Profit (US$)246.4M2,766Top
Return on Equity %9.613,651Second
Net Profit Margin %49.52,065Top
Price to Book1.212,899Second
Price Earnings13.68,015Top
Yield %9.8911Top
PV$1000 (1Year) US$1,21716,253Second
US$ Change (1Year) %10.119,849Second
Rel Strength 6 Mo (US$)5720,403Second

SECTION 5 OTHER DIRECTORS OF BLACKSTONE MORTGAGE TRUST INC.

Stephen D. Plavin, Chief Executive Officer & President & Director

Michael B. Nash, Executive Chairman & Director

Martin L. Edelman, Director

Thomas E. Dobrowski, Director

Leonard W. Cotton, Director

Henry N. Nassau, Director

Jonathan Lee Pollack, Director

SECTION 6 BLACKSTONE MORTGAGE TRUST INC. ACTIVITIES

Blackstone Mortgage Trust Inc operates as a real estate investment trust. The Company primarily originates and purchases senior mortgage loans collateralized by properties located in the US and Europe

SECTION 7 RECENT NEWS ON DIRECTORS

7.1 REPORTED STOCK AWARDS

16 October 2017

Blackstone Mortgage Trust director Henry N. Nassau awarded shares

Blackstone Mortgage Trust (NYSE:BXMT) director Henry N. Nassau, was awarded 708 shares worth $US22,274 on October 13.

16 October 2017

Blackstone Mortgage Trust director Leonard W. Cotton awarded shares

Blackstone Mortgage Trust (NYSE:BXMT) director Leonard W. Cotton, was awarded 193 shares worth $US6,072 on October 13.

16 October 2017

Blackstone Mortgage Trust director Thomas E. Dobrowski awarded shares

Blackstone Mortgage Trust (NYSE:BXMT) director Thomas E. Dobrowski, was awarded 850 shares worth $US26,741 on October 13.

17 July 2017

Blackstone Mortgage Trust director Leonard W. Cotton awarded shares

Blackstone Mortgage Trust (NYSE:BXMT) director Leonard W. Cotton, was awarded 176 shares worth $US5,460 on July 14.

17 July 2017

Blackstone Mortgage Trust director Thomas E. Dobrowski awarded shares

Blackstone Mortgage Trust (NYSE:BXMT) director Thomas E. Dobrowski, was awarded 829 shares worth $US25,716 on July 14.

17 July 2017

Blackstone Mortgage Trust director Henry N. Nassau awarded shares

Blackstone Mortgage Trust (NYSE:BXMT) director Henry N. Nassau, was awarded 689 shares worth $US21,373 on July 14.

17 July 2017

Blackstone Mortgage Trust director Martin L. Edelman awarded shares

Blackstone Mortgage Trust (NYSE:BXMT) director Martin L. Edelman, was awarded 971 shares worth $US30,120 on July 14.

7.2 RECENT REPORTED SELLING

01 September 2017

Blackstone Mortgage Trust treasurer Douglas N. Armer sells

Blackstone Mortgage Trust (NYSE:BXMT) Treasurer Douglas N. Armer sold 614 units worth $US19,261 on August 31. The selling price was $US31.37. The shares hit a six-day high on the day.

01 September 2017

Blackstone Mortgage Trust vice president-principal accounting officer Anthony F. Marone Jr sells

Blackstone Mortgage Trust (NYSE:BXMT) Vice President-Principal Accounting Officer Anthony F. Marone Jr sold 221 units worth $US6,935 on August 31. The selling price was $US31.38. The shares hit a six-day high on the day.

01 September 2017

Blackstone Mortgage Trust managing director-head of asset management Thomas C. Ruffing sells

Blackstone Mortgage Trust (NYSE:BXMT) Managing Director-Head of Asset Management Thomas C. Ruffing sold 126 units worth $US3,954 on August 31. The selling price was $US31.38. The shares hit a six-day high on the day.

01 August 2017

Blackstone Mortgage Trust treasurer Douglas N. Armer sells

Blackstone Mortgage Trust (NYSE:BXMT) Treasurer Douglas N. Armer sold 542 units worth $US16,639 on July 31. The selling price was $US30.70. The shares hit a five-day high on the day.

01 August 2017

Blackstone Mortgage Trust vice president-principal accounting officer Anthony F. Marone Jr sells

Blackstone Mortgage Trust (NYSE:BXMT) Vice President-Principal Accounting Officer Anthony F. Marone Jr sold 183 units worth $US5,614 on July 31. The selling price was $US30.68. The shares hit a five-day high on the day.

01 August 2017

Blackstone Mortgage Trust managing director-head of asset management Thomas C. Ruffing sells

Blackstone Mortgage Trust (NYSE:BXMT) Managing Director-Head of Asset Management Thomas C. Ruffing sold 122 units worth $US3,748 on July 31. The selling price was $US30.72. The shares hit a five-day high on the day.

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