Frequently Asked Questions Expand All Collapse All Who serves as the registrar and transfer agent for Colony Starwood Homes? American Stock Transfer & Trust Company is the registrar and transfer agent for Colony Starwood Homes’ common shares. American Stock Transfer & Trust Company is available to resolve problems related to unpaid dividends, lost, destroyed or stolen certificates, as well as to facilitate name and address changes. The toll-free phone number for American Stock Transfer & Trust Company is (800) 937-5449. Please visit www.astfinancial.com for more information. Regular Mail Communication items should be sent to: Operations Center 6201 15th Avenue Brooklyn, NY 11219 What is the Colony Starwood Homes fiscal year? Colony Starwood Homes uses a fiscal year that aligns with the calendar year, ending on December 31st. How can I obtain copies of financial information for Colony Starwood Homes? Most of the company reports and financial filings can be retrieved from the News Releases, Financial Reports or SEC Filings sections of this website. They can also be accessed via the Securities & Exchange Commission (SEC) website at www.sec.gov. If you would like information emailed or mailed to you, you can submit your request at the Information Request section of this website. How do I contact Colony Starwood Homes Investor Relations? Investor Relations Phone: 510-982-5470 Investor Relations Email: IR@colonystarwood.com All other inquiries, not related to Investor Relations should be addressed to: 855-224-5484 Where are the Colony Starwood Homes headquarters? Colony Starwood Homes' headquarters is located at 8665 East Hartford Drive, Suite 200, Scottsdale, AZ 85255 Why did Starwood Waypoint Residential Trust change its name? Starwood Waypoint Residential Trust merged with Colony American Homes on January 5, 2016. What was the closing date of the merger between Starwood Waypoint Residential Trust and Colony American Homes? Starwood Waypoint Residential Trust merged with Colony American Homes on January 5, 2016. What is a REIT? A Real Estate Investment Trust (REIT) is a company that owns and often also operates income-producing real estate. REITs often specialize in a specific property type (i.e. shopping centers, offices, warehouses, apartments, and more recently single-family homes). REITs may be private or publicly traded on a stock exchange. To qualify as a REIT, a company must distribute at least 90 percent of its taxable income to its shareholders each year. A company that qualifies as a REIT is permitted to deduct dividends paid to its shareholders from its corporate taxable income. As a result, most REITs distribute at least 100 percent of their taxable income to their shareholders and therefore owe no federal corporate tax. Most states honor this federal treatment and thus do not require REITs to pay state income tax. Shareholders pay taxes on dividends received and on any capital gains. A REIT cannot pass any tax losses through to its investors. For more information, visit National Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts (NAREIT). How can I get other questions answered? Please submit your question using the Information Request form.