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RAIT Financial Trust Announces Full Exercise of Underwriters’ Option

2013-01-14 16:45 ET - News Release


Company Website: http://www.raitft.com
PHILADELPHIA -- (Business Wire)

RAIT Financial Trust (NYSE:RAS), announced today that the underwriters exercised, in full, the option related to RAIT’s public offering of 9.0 million common shares that closed on December 21, 2012 and which raised net proceeds of $49.0 million for RAIT, after payment of the underwriting discount and estimated offering expenses. The option covers an additional 1,350,000 common shares and is expected to generate additional net proceeds of approximately $7.4 million. The option closing is scheduled for Wednesday, January 16, 2013. RAIT intends to use the additional net proceeds to make investments relating to its business and for general corporate purposes.

Deutsche Bank Securities and Barclays are acting as the joint book-running managers of the offering.

A registration statement relating to the offered securities has been declared effective by the Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC"). The offering is being made only by means of a prospectus supplement and accompanying base prospectus. Copies of the prospectus supplement and the related prospectus for the offering may be obtained by contacting: Deutsche Bank Securities Inc., Attention: Prospectus Group, 60 Wall Street, New York, NY 10005-2836, by calling (800) 503-4611, or by emailing prospectus.cpdg@db.com; or Barclays Capital Inc., c/o Broadridge Financial Solutions, 1155 Long Island Avenue, Edgewood, NY, 11717, Telephone: (888) 603-5847, or by emailing barclaysprospectus@broadridge.com.

This press release shall not constitute an offer to sell or a solicitation of an offer to buy the shares, nor shall it constitute an offer, solicitation or sale in any jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale is unlawful.

About RAIT Financial Trust

RAIT Financial Trust is an internally-managed real estate investment trust that provides debt financing options to owners of commercial real estate and invests directly into commercial real estate properties located throughout the United States. In addition, RAIT is an asset and property manager of real estate-related assets.

Safe-Harbor Statement

Certain items in this press release may constitute forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, which can be identified by words like "expect," "intend" and similar expressions. These statements are based on management's current expectations and beliefs and are subject to a number of trends and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those described in the forward-looking statements; the Company can give no assurance that its expectations will be attained. Forward-looking statements are necessarily speculative in nature, and it can be expected that some or all of the assumptions underlying any forward-looking statements will not materialize or will vary significantly from actual results. Variations of assumptions and results may be material. Factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from the Company's expectations include, but are not limited to, changes in economic conditions generally and the real estate and bond markets specifically, the closing of the issuance and sale of the option shares described in this press release and the use of proceeds from the sale of such common shares. Factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those in the forward-looking statements are specified in the Company's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2011, and its other filings with the SEC. Such forward-looking statements speak only as of the date of this press release. The Company expressly disclaims any obligation to release publicly any updates or revisions to any forward-looking statements contained herein to reflect any change in its expectations with regard thereto or change in events, conditions or circumstances on which any statement is based.

Contacts:

RAIT Financial Trust
Andres Viroslav, 215-243-9000
aviroslav@raitft.com

Source: RAIT Financial Trust

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