American Spectrum Realty Announces Repurchase Of All Operating Partnership Units Issued To Evergreen Realty Group

American Spectrum Realty, Inc. (AMEX:AQQ) (“the Company”), a real estate investment, management and leasing company headquartered in Houston, Texas, announced today that it has repurchased all of the operating partnership units (“OP Units”) issued to Evergreen Realty Group, LLC and certain of its affiliates (“Evergreen”) in 2010. The Company had issued the OP Units to Evergreen in connection with its acquisition of assets from Evergreen on January 17, 2010. A total of 800,000 OP Units issued to Evergreen (adjusted from the original 1,600,000 OP Units issued to reflect the Company’s 2011 two-for-one reverse split), were repurchased by the Company for a total of ONE DOLLAR ($1).

As a result of the repurchase, the number of OP Units outstanding (other than those held by the Company), was reduced to 252,463. Holders of OP Units have the option to redeem their OP Units and to receive, at the option of the Company, either (i) one share of common stock of the Company, or (ii) cash equal to the value of one share of common stock of the Company on the date of conversion.

American Spectrum Realty, Inc. is a real estate investment company that owns, through its operating partnership, interest in office, industrial, self-storage, retail properties, and multi-family properties throughout the United States. The company has been publicly traded since 2001. American Spectrum Realty Management, LLC (“ASRM”) is a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Company’s operating partnership that manages and leases all properties owned by American Spectrum Realty, Inc. as well as third-party clients.

ASRM provides first-class management and leasing services for office, industrial, retail, self-storage, and multi-family properties, totaling over 11 million square feet in 18 states.

Certain matters discussed in this release are forward-looking statements that are subject to risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those projected, including the risks and uncertainties of acquiring, owning, operating and disposing of real estate. Such risks and uncertainties are disclosed in the Company’s past and current filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.

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