Press Release

Fortress Private Equity Announces Pricing of RailAmerica, Inc. IPO

Company Release - 10/12/2009 10:31 PM EDT

NEW YORK, Oct. 12 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Fortress Investment Group LLC (NYSE: FIG) announced today RailAmerica, Inc.'s initial public offering of 10,500,000 primary shares of common stock, as well as the offering of 11,500,000 secondary shares of common stock of RailAmerica, Inc. by RR Acquisition Holding LLC, an entity wholly-owned by certain private equity funds managed by an affiliate of Fortress Investment Group LLC. The shares were priced at $15 per share. Fortress funds acquired the company in February 2007 and will continue to own approximately 55.8% of RailAmerica after the closing of the offering.

In connection with the offering, RailAmerica, Inc. granted the underwriters a 30-day option to purchase up to 1,575,000 additional shares of common stock, and RR Acquisition Holding LLC granted the underwriters the option to purchase up to 1,725,000 additional shares of common stock, to cover over-allotments, if any.

The shares will begin trading on October 13, 2009 on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol "RA." The offering is expected to close on October 16, 2009.

J.P. Morgan Securities Inc., Citigroup Global Markets Inc., Deutsche Bank Securities Inc. and Morgan Stanley & Co. Incorporated are acting as representatives for the underwriters of this offering.

A registration statement relating to these securities was declared effective by the Securities and Exchange Commission. Copies of the prospectus related to the offering may be obtained from the prospectus department of J.P. Morgan Securities Inc., at 4 Chase Metrotech Center, CS Level, Brooklyn, New York 11245, Attention Prospectus Library (Tel: 718-242-8002) and Citigroup Global Markets Inc. at Citi, Brooklyn Army Terminal, 140 58th Street, 8th Floor, Brooklyn, New York 11220 (Tel: 800-831-9146).

This press release shall not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy, nor shall there be any sale of these securities in any state or jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such state or jurisdiction.

Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements

Certain items in this press release may constitute forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 including, but not necessarily limited to, statements regarding the closing of the offering, the anticipated issuance of shares by RailAmerica, Inc. and other statements that are not historical facts. These statements are based on management's current expectations and beliefs and are subject to a number of factors that could lead to actual results materially different from those described in the forward-looking statements; Fortress can give no assurance that its expectations will be attained. Factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from Fortress's expectations include, but are not limited to, (a) customary closing conditions and (b) such other risk factors as may be discussed in the final prospectus relating to the offering and subsequent reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Such forward-looking statements speak only as of the date of this press release. Fortress expressly disclaims any obligation to release publicly any updates or revisions to any forward-looking statements contained herein to reflect any change in Fortress's expectations with regard thereto or change in events, conditions or circumstances on which any statement is based.

About Fortress

Fortress is a leading global alternative asset manager with approximately $31.0 billion in assets under management as of June 30, 2009. Fortress raises, invests and manages private equity funds and hedge funds. Fortress was founded in 1998. For more information regarding Fortress Investment Group LLC or to be added to our e-mail distribution list, please visit

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