RAIT Financial Trust (NYSE: RAS) (“RAIT”) today announced that on March 15, 2013, RAIT’s Board of Trustees declared a first quarter 2013 cash dividend on RAIT’s common shares of $0.12 per common share, representing a 20% increase from the prior quarter's dividend of $0.10 per common share and a 50% increase from the first quarter 2012 dividend of $0.08 per common share. The dividend will be paid on April 30, 2013 to holders of record on April 3, 2013. The ex-dividend date is April 1, 2013. 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. For more information, please visit www.raitft.com or call Investor Relations at 215.243.9000.