Press Release

Fortress Reaffirms Financial Backing of Weinsteins, Burkle in Miramax Bid

Company Release - 7/24/2010 6:56 PM EDT

NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Fortress Investment Group LLC (NYSE: FIG) issued the following statement, correcting erroneous press coverage concerning its financial backing of Bob and Harvey Weinstein and Ron Burkle in their bid for Miramax:

“The New York Post’s report that Bob and Harvey Weinstein and Ron Burkle have lost the financial backing of Fortress Investment Group is patently false. Fortress remains committed to providing financial support for the Weinsteins’ and Mr. Burkle’s bid for Miramax. Our relationship with the Weinsteins and Mr. Burkle, also contrary to yesterday’s report, remains strong and constructive, and the group has ample financial backing to successfully pursue an acquisition of Miramax. We look forward to continuing to work closely with our partners in support of their efforts.”

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Fortress Investment Group LLC
Lilly H. Donohue, 212-798-6118
Gordon E. Runté, 212-798-6082