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 firstname.lastname@example.org; or Barclays Capital Inc., c/o Broadridge Financial Solutions, 1155 Long Island Avenue, Edgewood, NY, 11717, Telephone: (888) 603-5847, or by emailing email@example.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.