Fortress Reports Fourth Quarter and Year End 2016 Results and Announces Dividend of $0.09 per Share

NEW YORK--()--Fortress Investment Group LLC (NYSE:FIG) (“Fortress” or the “Company”) today reported its fourth quarter and year end 2016 financial results.

RECENT DEVELOPMENTS

  • On February 14, 2017, Fortress announced that it had entered into a definitive merger agreement pursuant to which it will be acquired by SoftBank Group Corp. (“SoftBank”) in an all-cash transaction. The transaction is anticipated to close in the second half of 2017, after which Fortress will operate as an independent business within SoftBank under the continuing leadership of Fortress Principals Pete Briger, Wes Edens and Randy Nardone

FINANCIAL SUMMARY

  • Fortress declared a cash dividend of $0.09 per dividend paying share for the fourth quarter 2016
  • Management Fee Paying Assets Under Management (“AUM”) of $69.6 billion as of December 31, 2016, down 1% compared to the previous quarter and compared to December 31, 2015
  • GAAP net income of $165 million and $181 million (per diluted Class A share of $0.33 and $0.38) for the fourth quarter and year ended December 31, 2016, respectively; compared to GAAP net income of $116 million and $182 million (per diluted Class A share of $0.20 and $0.28) for the fourth quarter and year ended December 31, 2015, respectively
  • Pre-tax distributable earnings (“DE”) of $107 million and $362 million for the fourth quarter and year ended December 31, 2016, respectively; compared to pre-tax DE of $130 million and $391 million for the fourth quarter and year ended December 31, 2015, respectively
  • Pre-tax DE per dividend paying share of $0.27 and $0.92 for the fourth quarter and year ended December 31, 2016, respectively, compared to pre-tax DE per dividend paying share of $0.30 and $0.87 for the fourth quarter and year ended December 31, 2015, respectively
  • Net cash and investments of $1.1 billion, or $2.77 per dividend paying share, as of December 31, 2016
  • $1.3 billion of gross embedded incentive income across funds and permanent capital vehicles as of December 31, 2016, that has not yet been recognized in DE
  • Total uncalled capital, or “dry powder,” of $6.9 billion as of December 31, 2016, including $4.2 billion available for general investment purposes

BUSINESS HIGHLIGHTS

  • Raised $1.3 billion of capital across alternative investment businesses in 2016
  • Subsequent to year end, New Residential Investment Corp. (NYSE: NRZ) raised approximately $835 million of capital
  • Investment performance summary as of December 31, 2016:
    • Annualized inception-to-date net IRRs for Credit Opportunities Fund (“FCO”), FCO II and FCO III of 23.3%, 16.0% and 10.3%, respectively
    • Fourth quarter and full year 2016 net returns of 3.3% and 9.7%, respectively, for the Drawbridge Special Opportunities Fund (“DBSO”) LP
    • Private Equity fund valuations increased 2.8% in 2016
    • All 16 Logan Circle strategies outperformed respective benchmarks in the fourth quarter and full year 2016

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Note: This release contains certain Non-GAAP financial measures. Fortress urges you to read the “Non-GAAP Information” section below and to review the exhibits in this release for reconciliations of these measures to the comparable GAAP measures.
 

SUMMARY FINANCIAL RESULTS

Fortress’s business model is highly diversified, and management believes that this positions the Company to capitalize on opportunities for investing, capital formation and harvesting profits that can occur at different points in any cycle for our individual businesses. Fortress’s business model generates stable and predictable management fees, which is a function of the majority of Fortress’s alternative AUM residing in long-term investment structures. Fortress’s alternative investment businesses also generate variable incentive income based on performance, and this incentive income can contribute meaningfully to financial results. Balance sheet investments represent a third component of Fortress’s business model, and the Company has built substantial value in these investments, which are made in Fortress funds alongside the funds’ limited partners. The table below summarizes Fortress’s operating results for the three months ended December 31, 2016. The condensed consolidated GAAP statement of operations and balance sheet are presented on pages 11-12 of this press release.

             
4Q 3Q 4Q % Change FY FY % Change
2016 2016 2015 QoQ   YoY 2016 2015 YoY
(in millions, except per share amount)
GAAP
Revenues $ 438 $ 261 $ 415 68 % 6 % $ 1,164 $ 1,214 (4 )%
Expenses 280 225 242 24 % 16 % 951 1,053 (10 )%
Other Income (loss) 23 30 (18 ) (23 )% N/A (4 ) 76 N/A
Net income (loss) 165 58 116 184 % 42 % 181 182 (1 )%
Net income (loss) attributable to Class A Shareholders   86   31   54   177 % 59 %   94     78 21 %
Per diluted share $ 0.33 $ 0.07 $ 0.20   371 % 65 % $ 0.38   $ 0.28 36 %
Weighted average Class A shares outstanding, diluted 391 390 425 390 443
 
Distributable Earnings
Fund management DE $ 96 $ 88 $ 113 9 % (15 )% $ 345 $ 364 (5 )%
Pre-tax DE   107   90   130   19 % (18 )%   362     391 (7 )%
Per dividend paying share/unit $ 0.27 $ 0.23 $ 0.30   17 % (10 )% $ 0.92   $ 0.87 5 %
Weighted average dividend paying shares and units outstanding 394 394 430 395 447
 
Assets Under Management
Private Equity and Permanent Capital $ 13,493 $ 13,917 $ 15,807 (3 )% (15 )% $ 13,493 $ 15,807 (15 )%
Credit1 18,109 18,287 18,107 (1 )% 0 % 18,109 18,107 0 %
Liquid Markets2 4,589 4,541 5,409 1 % (15 )% 4,589 5,409 (15 )%
Logan Circle   33,436   33,386   31,178   0 % 7 %   33,436     31,178 7 %
Total Assets Under Management $ 69,627 $ 70,131 $ 70,501   (1 )% (1 )% $ 69,627   $ 70,501 (1 )%

 

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1

The Assets Under Management presented for Credit includes $1,696 million of AUM related to co-managed funds as of 4Q 2016.

2

The Assets Under Management presented for Liquid Markets includes $4,365 million of AUM related to the Affiliated Manager as of 4Q 2016.

 

GAAP RESULTS

Fortress recorded GAAP net income of $165 million, or $0.33 per diluted Class A share, for the fourth quarter of 2016, compared to GAAP net income of $116 million, or $0.20 per diluted Class A share, for the fourth quarter of 2015. Our diluted earnings per share includes the income tax effects to net income (loss) attributable to Class A shareholders from the assumed conversion of Fortress Operating Group units to Class A shares in periods when the effect is dilutive.

The year-over-year increase in Fortress’s fourth quarter 2016 GAAP net income was primarily driven by a $41 million increase in other income and a $24 million increase in revenues, partially offset by a $38 million increase in expenses.

Other income in the fourth quarter of 2016 totaled $23 million, up from a loss of $18 million in the fourth quarter of 2015. The year-over-year increase was primarily due to net realized and unrealized gains in the fair value of derivatives, primarily related to Japanese Yen foreign exchange contracts, and net realized and unrealized gains in the fair value of our direct investments, including options held in our publicly traded permanent capital vehicles.

The $24 million increase in revenues was primarily attributable to higher incentive income, partially offset by lower management fees.

The $38 million increase in expenses was primarily related to higher compensation and benefits expense.

SEGMENT RESULTS (NON-GAAP)

This section provides information about each of Fortress’s businesses: (i) Credit Hedge Funds and Credit PE Funds, (ii) Private Equity Funds and Permanent Capital Vehicles, (iii) Liquid Hedge Funds, and (iv) Logan Circle. Fortress uses DE as the primary metric to manage its businesses and gauge the Company’s performance, and it uses DE exclusively to report segment results. All DE figures are presented on a pre-tax basis. Consolidated segment results are non-GAAP information and are not presented as a substitute for Fortress’s GAAP results. Fortress urges you to read “Non-GAAP Information” below.

 
As of December 31, 2016
  Private Equity   Credit Funds  

 

 

 

(in millions) Total Funds  

Permanent
Capital Vehicles

Hedge Funds   PE Funds

Liquid Hedge
Funds

Logan Circle
Partners

 
Assets Under Management3 $ 69,627 $ 6,532 $ 6,961 $ 8,803 $ 9,306 $ 4,589 $ 33,436
Dry Powder $ 6,926 $ 601 $ - $ 327 $ 5,998 N/A N/A
Average Management Fee Rate4 1.2 % 1.5 % 2.0 % 1.3 % 1.3 % 0.2 %
 
Incentive Eligible NAV Above Incentive Income Threshold5 $

23,244

$ 2,027 $ 5,119 $ 5,984 $ 10,022 $ - $ 92
Undistributed Incentive Income: Unrecognized $ 1,253 $ 229 $ 30 $ 63 $ 930 $ 1 $ -
Undistributed Incentive Income: Recognized   -     -     -     -     -     -     -  
Undistributed Incentive Income6 $ 1,253   $ 229   $ 30   $ 63   $ 930   $ 1   $ -  
 
Three Months Ended December 31, 2016
Private Equity Credit Funds

 

 

(in millions) Total Funds

Permanent
Capital Vehicles

Hedge Funds PE Funds

Liquid Hedge
Funds

Logan Circle
Partners

 
Third-Party Capital Raised $ 437 $ - $ 135 $ - $ 302 $ - $ -
 
Segment Revenues
Management fees $ 133 $ 21 $ 28 $ 37 $ 32 $ 1 $ 14
Incentive income   133     -     41     47     44     -     1  
Total 266 21 69 84 76 1 15
Segment Expenses
Operating expenses (119 ) (8 ) (26 ) (27 ) (38 ) (5 ) (15 )
Profit sharing compensation expenses   (49 )   -     (6 )   (20 )   (23 )   -     -  
Total (168 ) (8 ) (32 ) (47 ) (61 ) (5 ) (15 )
Earnings From Affiliated Manager 10 - - - - 10 -
Principal Performance Payments   (12 )   -     (6 )   (5 )   (1 )   -     -  
Fund Management DE $ 96   $ 13   $ 31   $ 32   $ 14   $ 6   $ -  
Net Investment Income7   11     2     1     3     6     1     (1 )
Pre-tax Distributable Earnings $ 107   $ 15   $ 32   $ 35   $ 20   $ 7   $ (1 )
 

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3 The Assets Under Management presented for the Credit Hedge Funds includes $1,696 million related to co-managed funds and $840 million related to the third party originated JP Funds and Value Recovery Funds. The Assets Under Management presented for the Liquid Hedge Funds includes $4,365 million related to the Affiliated Manager.
4 The Average Management Fee Rate presented for the Credit Hedge Funds excludes the co-managed funds and third-party originated JP Funds and Value Recovery Funds (see footnote 3 above). The Average Management Fee Rate presented for the Liquid Hedge Funds excludes the Affiliated Manager.
5 The Incentive Eligible NAV Above Incentive Income Threshold presented for Credit Hedge Funds excludes co-managed funds, certain third party originated funds and sidepocket investments and for Liquid Hedge Funds, excludes the Affiliated Manager and sidepocket investments. The Incentive Eligible NAV Above Incentive Income Threshold presented for Private Equity Funds and Credit PE Funds (except for a certain FCO Managed Account in its investment period and a portion of Long Dated Value Fund I, whose capital was above the incentive income threshold as of December 31, 2016), represents total fund NAV. The Incentive Eligible NAV Above Incentive Income Threshold presented for the Permanent Capital Vehicles represents the equity basis that is used to calculate incentive income.
6 Undistributed Incentive Income - Recognized represents the results of the main fund investments for the Credit Hedge Funds including the impact of realized gains and losses and unrealized losses on sidepocket investments. Undistributed Incentive Income - Unrecognized represents the results of the Private Equity Funds, Credit PE Funds and Liquid and Credit Hedge Fund sidepocket and redeeming capital account (RCA) investments which have not been recognized in Distributable Earnings and will be recognized when realized. The Undistributed Incentive Income presented for the Credit Hedge Funds excludes co-managed funds and certain third party originated funds and for Liquid Hedge Funds, excludes the Affiliated Manager. Undistributed Incentive Income for Credit PE Funds includes $14 million of net unrealized gains that would have been recorded in Distributable Earnings if Fortress had settled Japanese Yen foreign exchange derivative contracts used to economically hedge estimated future incentive income it had outstanding as of December 31, 2016. Undistributed Incentive Income for Permanent Capital Vehicles includes incentive income that would have been recorded in Distributable Earnings if Fortress had (i) exercised all of its in-the-money options it holds in the Permanent Capital Vehicles and sold all of the resulting shares and (ii) sold all of its Permanent Capital Vehicle common shares which it received as incentive income, based on their December 31, 2016 closing price.
7 Net Investment Income includes Unallocated Investment Income of $1 million and Unallocated Expenses of $2 million.
 

Pre-tax DE was $107 million in the fourth quarter of 2016, down 18% from $130 million in the fourth quarter of 2015, primarily due to lower management fees, lower net investment income and higher operating expenses, partially offset by higher earnings from Affiliated Manager. Pre-tax DE was $362 million in the full year of 2016, down from $391 million in full year 2015, primarily due to lower management fees, lower net investment income and higher profit sharing expenses, partially offset by higher incentive income, lower operating expenses and higher earnings from Affiliated Manager.

Management fees were $133 million in the fourth quarter of 2016, down from $148 million in the fourth quarter of 2015. The decrease was primarily due to lower management fees from the Liquid Hedge Funds and Private Equity Funds, partially offset by higher management fees from the Permanent Capital Vehicles. Management fees were $551 million in the full year of 2016, down from $582 million in the full year of 2015. The decrease was primarily due to lower management fees from the Liquid Hedge Funds and Private Equity Funds, partially offset by higher management fees from the Credit Hedge Funds, Credit PE Funds and Permanent Capital Vehicles.

Incentive income in the fourth quarter of 2016 totaled $133 million, up from $132 million in the fourth quarter of 2015, primarily due to higher incentive income from the Credit Hedge Funds and Permanent Capital Vehicles, partially offset by lower incentive income from the Credit PE Funds. Incentive income in the full year of 2016 totaled $441 million, up from $436 million in the full year of 2015. The year-over-year increase was primarily due to higher incentive income from the Credit Hedge Funds, partially offset by lower incentive income from the Permanent Capital Vehicles.

Earnings from Affiliated Manager totaled $10 million and $15 million in the fourth quarter and full year of 2016, respectively, up from a $1 million loss and $9 million in the fourth quarter and full year of 2015, respectively.

The Company’s segment revenues and distributable earnings will fluctuate materially depending upon the performance of its funds and the realization events within its private equity businesses, as well as other factors. Accordingly, the revenues and distributable earnings in any particular period should not be expected to be indicative of future results.

ASSETS UNDER MANAGEMENT

As of December 31, 2016, AUM totaled $69.6 billion, down slightly compared to the previous quarter. As of year end, approximately 87% of alternative AUM was in funds with long-term investment structures.

During the quarter, Fortress’s AUM decreased primarily due to (i) $1.6 billion of net market-driven valuation declines, (ii) $0.5 billion of capital distributions to investors, and (iii) $0.1 billion in distributions to investors in redeeming capital accounts. These decreases to AUM were partially offset by (i) $1.0 billion of net client inflows for Logan Circle, (ii) a $0.6 billion increase in invested capital, and (iii) $0.1 billion of equity raised that was directly added to AUM.

As of December 31, 2016, the Credit Funds and Private Equity Funds had $6.3 billion and $0.6 billion of uncalled capital, respectively, that will become AUM if called. Uncalled capital or dry powder – capital committed to the funds but not invested and generating management fees – includes $2.7 billion that is only available for follow-on investments, management fees and other fund expenses.

BUSINESS SEGMENT RESULTS

Below is a discussion of fourth quarter and full year 2016 segment results and business highlights.

Credit:

  • DBSO LP net returns for the fourth quarter and full year 2016 of 3.3% and 9.7%, respectively
  • FCO, FCO II, FCO III, FJOF and FJOF II (Yen) recorded annualized inception-to-date net IRRs of 23.3%, 16.0%, 10.3%, 31.9% and 27.4%, respectively, through December 31, 2016
  • Recorded $91 million of gross incentive income in the quarter and $372 million of gross incentive income for full year 2016
  • Approximately $1.0 billion of gross embedded incentive income that has not yet been recognized in DE

(See supplemental data on pages 18-19 for more detail on Credit results)

The Credit business, which includes our Credit PE Funds and Credit Hedge Funds, generated pre-tax DE of $55 million in the fourth quarter of 2016, down from $76 million in the fourth quarter of 2015. The year-over-year decrease in DE was primarily driven by lower incentive income and higher operating expenses, partially offset by lower profit sharing expense.

The Credit Hedge Funds generated pre-tax DE of $35 million for the quarter, up from $14 million in the fourth quarter of 2015, primarily due to higher incentive income. Fortress’s flagship credit hedge fund, DBSO LP, had net returns of 3.3% for the quarter and full year net returns of 9.7% as of December 31, 2016.

The Credit PE Funds generated pre-tax DE of $20 million in the quarter, down from $62 million in the fourth quarter of 2015, primarily due to lower incentive income. Over the last twelve months, the Credit PE Funds have recognized $241 million of gross incentive income, while gross unrecognized Credit PE incentive income has increased $63 million year-over-year to $930 million as of December 31, 2016.

Private Equity and Permanent Capital Vehicles:

  • Raised $135 million of equity for New Media that was directly added to AUM in the quarter
  • Subsequent to year end, raised approximately $835 million of equity for New Residential

(See supplemental data on pages 16-17 for more detail on Private Equity results)

The Private Equity business recorded pre-tax DE of $47 million in the fourth quarter of 2016, including $32 million for the Permanent Capital Vehicles and $15 million for the Private Equity Funds, down from $58 million in the fourth quarter of 2015. The year-over-year decrease was primarily driven by lower management fees for the Private Equity Funds, partially offset by higher incentive income for the Permanent Capital Vehicles.

During the quarter, the Permanent Capital Vehicles generated $41 million of incentive income, including contributions from New Residential, New Media Investment Group Inc. (NYSE: NEWM), New Senior Investment Group Inc. (NYSE: SNR) and Eurocastle Investment Limited (Euronext Amsterdam: ECT).

Logan Circle:

  • In the fourth quarter and full year of 2016, all 16 Logan Circle strategies generated positive net returns and outperformed their respective benchmarks
  • Net client inflows of $1.0 billion in the fourth quarter of 2016

(See supplemental data on page 22 for more detail on Logan Circle results)

Logan Circle, our traditional asset management business, recorded a pre-tax DE loss of $1 million for the fourth quarter of 2016, flat compared to the fourth quarter of 2015. For the full year of 2016, Logan Circle recorded pre-tax DE of $4 million, up from a $2 million pre-tax DE loss in 2015, primarily due to higher management fees.

Logan Circle ended the year with $33.4 billion in AUM, up 7% compared to the previous year, primarily due to $2.4 billion of market-driven valuation gains.

For the quarter and year ended December 31, 2016, all 16 Logan Circle fixed income strategies outperformed their respective benchmarks. Since inception, 15 of 16 Logan Circle fixed income strategies have outperformed their respective benchmarks and eight were ranked in the top quartile of performance for their competitor universe.

Liquid Hedge Funds:

  • Earnings from Affiliated Manager totaled $10 million in the quarter

(See supplemental data on page 20 for more detail on Liquid Hedge Funds results)

The Liquid Hedge Funds recorded pre-tax DE of $7 million in the fourth quarter of 2016, up from a $2 million pre-tax DE loss in the fourth quarter of 2015. The year-over-year increase was primarily due to higher earnings from the Affiliated Manager, partially offset by lower management fees.

The Liquid Hedge Funds had $4.6 billion of AUM at quarter end, including $4.4 billion related to the Affiliated Manager.

LIQUIDITY & CAPITAL

As of December 31, 2016, Fortress had cash and cash equivalents of $397 million and debt obligations of $183 million.

As of December 31, 2016, Fortress had approximately $0.9 billion of investments in Fortress funds and options in publicly traded permanent capital vehicles and a total of $143 million in outstanding commitments to its funds. In addition, the NAV of Fortress’s investments in its own funds exceeded its segment cost basis by $433 million at quarter end, representing net unrealized gains that have not yet been recognized for segment reporting purposes.

DIVIDEND

Fortress’s Board of Directors declared a cash dividend of $0.09 per dividend paying share. The dividend is payable on March 21, 2017 to Class A shareholders of record as of the close of business on March 15, 2017. Please see below for information on the U.S. federal income tax implications of the dividend.

In connection with the proposed merger between Fortress and an affiliate of SoftBank, each Fortress Class A shareholder may also receive a dividend in an amount not to exceed $0.09 per share with respect to the quarterly period ended March 31, 2017, if closing does not occur prior to the applicable payment date. In connection with the merger, Fortress has contractually agreed that it will not pay dividends for the quarterly period ended March 31, 2017 in any amount greater than $0.09 per share, and that it will not pay any dividends with respect to periods ending after that while the merger agreement remains in effect. Fortress Class A shareholders should therefore not anticipate receiving a dividend with respect to the quarterly periods ended June 30, 2017 or September 30, 2017, even if the merger has not yet been consummated at the time of the customary dividend payment dates for such periods.

NON-GAAP INFORMATION

DE is a supplemental metric used by management to measure Fortress’s operating performance. DE is a measure that management uses to manage, and thus report on, Fortress’s segments, namely: Private Equity, Permanent Capital Vehicles, Credit Hedge Funds, Credit PE Funds, Liquid Hedge Funds and Logan Circle. DE differs from GAAP net income in a number of material ways. For a detailed description of the calculation of pre-tax DE and fund management DE, see Exhibit 3 to this release and note 11 to the financial statements included in the Company’s most recent annual report on Form 10-K.

Fortress aggregates its segment results to report consolidated segment results, as shown in the table under “Summary Financial Results” and in the “Total” column of the table under “Consolidated Segment Results (Non-GAAP).” The consolidated segment results are non-GAAP financial information. Management believes that consolidated segment results provide a meaningful basis for comparison among present and future periods. However, consolidated segment results should not be considered a substitute for Fortress’s consolidated GAAP results. The exhibits to this release contain reconciliations of the components of Fortress’s consolidated segment results to the comparable GAAP measures, and Fortress urges you to review these exhibits. Fortress also uses weighted average dividend paying shares and units outstanding (used to calculate pre-tax DE per dividend paying share) and net cash and investments. The exhibits to this release contain reconciliations of these measures to the comparable GAAP measures, and Fortress urges you to review these exhibits.

ABOUT FORTRESS

Fortress Investment Group LLC is a leading, highly diversified global investment firm with $69.6 billion in assets under management as of December 31, 2016. Founded in 1998, Fortress manages assets on behalf of over 1,750 institutional clients and private investors worldwide across a range of credit and real estate, private equity and traditional asset management strategies. Fortress is publicly traded on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE:FIG). For more information regarding Fortress Investment Group LLC or to be added to its e-mail distribution list, please visit www.fortress.com.

CAUTIONARY NOTE REGARDING FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS

Certain statements in this communication may constitute “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These statements are generally identified by the use of words such as “outlook,” “believe,” “expect,” “potential,” “continue,” “may,” “will,” “should,” “could,” “would,” “seek,” “approximately,” “predict,” “intend,” “plan,” “estimate,” “anticipate,” “opportunity,” “pipeline,” “comfortable,” “assume,” “remain,” “maintain,” “sustain,” “achieve” or the negative version of those words or other comparable words. Forward-looking statements are not historical facts, but instead represent only Fortress’s beliefs as of the date of this communication regarding future events, many of which, by their nature, are inherently uncertain and outside of Fortress’s control. Numerous factors could cause actual events to differ from these forward-looking statements, and any such differences could cause our actual results to differ materially from the results expressed or implied by these forward-looking statements. Such factors include but are not limited to the following: (1) Fortress may be unable to obtain shareholder approval as required for the proposed merger; (2) conditions to the closing of the merger, including the obtaining of required regulatory approvals, may not be satisfied; (3) the merger may involve unexpected costs, liabilities or delays; (4) the business of Fortress may suffer as a result of uncertainty surrounding the merger; (5) the outcome of any legal proceedings related to the merger; (6) Fortress may be adversely affected by other economic, business, and/or competitive factors, including the net asset value of assets in certain of Fortress’s funds; (7) the occurrence of any event, change or other circumstances that could give rise to the termination of the merger agreement; (8) risks that the merger disrupts current plans and operations and the potential difficulties in employee retention as a result of the merger; (9) other risks to consummation of the merger, including the risk that the merger will not be consummated within the expected time period or at all; and (10) the risks described from time to time in Fortress’s reports filed with the SEC under the heading “Risk Factors,” including the Annual Report on Form 10-K, Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q and Current Reports on Form 8-K and in other of Fortress’s filings with the SEC. In addition, new risks and uncertainties emerge from time to time, and it is not possible for Fortress to predict or assess the impact of every factor that may cause its actual results to differ from those expressed or implied in any forward-looking statements.

Accordingly, you should not place undue reliance on any forward-looking statements contained in this communication, and you should not regard any forward-looking statement as a representation by Fortress or any other person that the future plans, estimates or expectations currently contemplated by Fortress will be achieved. Fortress can give no assurance that the expectations of any forward-looking statement will be obtained. Such forward-looking statements speak only as of the date of this communication. 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 any change in events, conditions or circumstances on which any statement is based.

U.S. FEDERAL INCOME TAX IMPLICATIONS OF DIVIDEND

This announcement is intended to be a qualified notice as provided in the Internal Revenue Code (the “Code”) and the Regulations thereunder. For U.S. federal income tax purposes, the dividend declared in March 2017 will be treated as a partnership distribution. The per share distribution components are as follows:

        U.S. Long Term Capital Gain (1)   $0.0000
Non-U.S. Long Term Capital Gain $0.0000
U.S. Portfolio Interest Income (2) $0.0450
U.S. Dividend Income (3) $0.0020
Income Not from U.S. Sources (4) $0.0000
Return of Capital

$0.0430

Distribution Per Share

$0.0900

 
(1)   U.S. Long Term Capital Gain realized on the sale of a United States Real Property Holding Corporation. As a result, the gain from the sale will be treated as income that is effectively connected with a U.S. trade or business.
 
(2) Eligible for the U.S. portfolio interest exemption for any holder not considered a 10-Percent shareholder under §871(h)(3)(B) of the Code.
 
(3) This income is subject to withholding under §1441 of the Code.
 
(4) This income is not subject to withholding under §1441 or §1446 of the Code.
 
   
Fortress Investment Group LLC

Consolidated Statements of Operations (Unaudited)

(dollars in thousands, except per share data)

 
Three Months Ended December 31, Twelve Months Ended December 31,
2016   2015 2016   2015
Revenues
Management fees: affiliates $ 120,469 $ 134,052 $ 497,738 $ 547,109
Management fees: non-affiliates 14,476 13,823 56,542 59,480
Incentive income: affiliates 239,526 189,898 310,860 345,052
Incentive income: non-affiliates 880 78 41,742 813
Expense reimbursements: affiliates 57,136 68,614 223,177 237,158
Expense reimbursements: non-affiliates 1,343 1,432 5,407 11,005
Other revenues   4,508     6,763     28,340     13,239  
Total Revenues   438,338     414,660     1,163,806     1,213,856  
 
Expenses
Compensation and benefits 234,027 196,839 773,670 743,862
General, administrative and other 38,526 38,141 143,468 164,194
Depreciation and amortization 5,367 5,042 22,729 39,243
Interest expense 2,032 1,783 10,694 4,579
Transfer of interest in Graticule   -     -     -     101,000  
Total Expenses   279,952     241,805     950,561     1,052,878  
 
Other Income (Loss)
Gains (losses) 45,900 (3,805 ) 23,823 (18,919 )
Tax receivable agreement liability adjustment (4,524 ) 1,749 (7,223 ) (6,141 )
Earnings (losses) from equity method investees (18,469 ) (16,107 ) (20,889 ) (32,915 )
Gain on transfer of Graticule   -     -     -     134,400  
Total Other Income (Loss)   22,907     (18,163 )   (4,289 )   76,425  
 
Income (Loss) Before Income Taxes 181,293 154,692 208,956 237,403
Income tax benefit (expense)   (16,451 )   (39,004 )   (28,314 )   (55,788 )
Net Income (Loss) $ 164,842   $ 115,688   $ 180,642   $ 181,615  
Allocation of Net Income (Loss)
Principals' and Others' Interests in Income (Loss) of Consolidated Subsidiaries 78,591 60,980 86,200 103,129
Redeemable Non-Controlling Interests in Income (Loss) of Consolidated Subsidiaries - - - (6 )
Net Income (Loss) Attributable to Class A Shareholders   86,251     54,708     94,442     78,492  
$ 164,842   $ 115,688   $ 180,642   $ 181,615  
 

Earnings (Loss) Per Class A Share

Net income (loss) per Class A share, basic $ 0.38   $ 0.24   $ 0.42   $ 0.35  
Net income (loss) per Class A share, diluted $ 0.33   $ 0.20   $ 0.38   $ 0.28  
Weighted average number of Class A shares outstanding, basic   217,183,951     217,587,096     217,914,753     216,503,554  
Weighted average number of Class A shares outstanding, diluted   390,657,656     425,302,366     390,345,532     442,686,774  
 
   
Fortress Investment Group LLC

Consolidated Balance Sheets

(dollars in thousands)

 
December 31, 2016 December 31, 2015
Assets
Cash and cash equivalents $ 397,125 $ 339,842
Due from affiliates 320,633 273,811
Investments 880,001 1,055,789
Investments in options 53,206 30,427
Deferred tax asset, net 424,244 427,102
Other assets   126,165     148,310  
Total Assets $ 2,201,374   $ 2,275,281  
 
Liabilities and Equity
 
Liabilities
Accrued compensation and benefits $ 370,413 $ 318,750
Due to affiliates 360,769 365,218
Deferred incentive income 330,354 332,329
Debt obligations payable 182,838 230,677
Other liabilities   69,255     86,503  
Total Liabilities   1,313,629     1,333,477  
 
Commitments and Contingencies
 
Redeemable Non-controlling Interests - -
 
Equity
Class A shares, no par value, 1,000,000,000 shares authorized, 216,891,601
and 216,790,409 shares issued and outstanding at December 31, 2016 and
December 31, 2015, respectively - -
Class B shares, no par value, 750,000,000 shares authorized, 169,207,335
and 169,514,478 shares issued and outstanding at December 31, 2016 - -
and December 31, 2015, respectively
Paid-in capital 1,899,163 1,988,707
Retained earnings (accumulated deficit) (1,333,828 ) (1,415,113 )
Accumulated other comprehensive income (loss)   (1,094 )   (2,909 )
 
Total Fortress shareholders' equity 564,241 570,685
Principals' and others' interests in equity of consolidated subsidiaries   323,504     371,119  
Total Equity   887,745     941,804  
$ 2,201,374   $ 2,275,281  
 
 
Fortress Investment Group LLC
Exhibit 1-a

Supplemental Data for the Three Months Ended December 31, 2016 and 2015

 
Three Months Ended December 31, 2016
  Private Equity   Credit Funds  

 

 

 

(in millions) Total Funds  

Permanent Capital
Vehicles

Hedge Funds   PE Funds

Liquid Hedge
Funds

Logan Circle

Assets Under Management
AUM - October 1, 2016 $ 70,131 $ 7,071 $ 6,846 $ 8,804 $ 9,483 $ 4,541 $ 33,386
Capital raised - - - - - - -
Equity raised (Permanent Capital Vehicles) 135 - 135 - - - -
Increase in invested capital 588 17 - 7 564 - -
Redemptions (19 ) - - (3 ) - (16 ) -
RCA distributions8 (78 ) - - (78 ) - - -
Return of capital distributions (479 ) (108 ) (25 ) (9 ) (336 ) (1 ) -
Adjustment for capital reset (42 ) - - - - (42 ) -
Crystallized Incentive Income (7 ) - - (7 ) - - -
Change in AUM of Affiliated Manager and co-managed funds (17 ) - - (142 ) - 125

-

Net Client Flows 1,049 - - - - - 1,049
Income (loss) and foreign exchange   (1,634 )   (448 )   5     231     (405 )   (18 )   (999 )
AUM - Ending Balance $ 69,627 $ 6,532 $ 6,961 $ 8,803 $ 9,306 $ 4,589 $ 33,436
 
Third-Party Capital Raised $ 437   $ -   $ 135   $ -   $ 302   $ -   $ -  
 
Segment Revenues
Management fees $ 133 $ 21 $ 28 $ 37 $ 32 $ 1 $ 14
Incentive income   133     -     41     47     44     -     1  
Total 266 21 69 84 76 1 15
 
Segment Expenses
Operating expenses (119 ) (8 ) (26 ) (27 ) (38 ) (5 ) (15 )
Profit sharing compensation expenses   (49 )   -     (6 )   (20 )   (23 )   -     -  
Total (168 ) (8 ) (32 ) (47 ) (61 ) (5 ) (15 )
 
Earnings From Affiliated Manager 10 - - - - 10 -
             
Fund Management DE (before Principal Performance Payments)   108     13     37     37     15     6     -  
 
Principal Performance Payments (12 ) - (6 ) (5 ) (1 ) - -
             
Fund Management DE   96     13     31     32     14     6     -  
 
Investment Income 12 2 1 3 6 1 (1 )
Unallocated Investment Income 1
Unallocated Expenses (2 )
             
Pre-tax Distributable Earnings $ 107   $ 15   $ 32   $ 35   $ 20   $ 7   $ (1 )
Pre-tax Distributable Earnings per Dividend Paying Share $ 0.27  
 
  Three Months Ended December 31, 2015
  Private Equity   Credit Funds  

Liquid Hedge
Funds

  Logan Circle
(in millions) Total Funds  

Permanent Capital
Vehicles

Hedge Funds   PE Funds
Assets Under Management
AUM - October 1, 2015 $ 74,330 $ 9,195 $ 6,896 $ 9,070 $ 8,356 $ 7,367 $ 33,446
Capital raised 194 - - - 166 28 -
Equity raised (Permanent Capital Vehicles) - - - - - - -
Increase in invested capital 1,609 227 9 - 1,373 - -
Redemptions (1,499 ) - - (1 ) - (1,498 ) -
RCA distributions8 (73 ) - - (73 ) - - -
Return of capital distributions (800 ) (148 ) (90 ) (19 ) (530 ) (13 ) -
Equity buyback (14 ) - (14 ) -

 

- - -
Crystallized Incentive Income (2 ) - - (2 ) - - -
Change in AUM of Affiliated Managers and co-managed funds (613 ) - - (165 ) - (448 ) -
Net Client Flows (1,867 ) - - - - - (1,867 )
Income (loss) and foreign exchange   (764 )   (283 )   15     (11 )   (57 )   (27 )   (401 )
AUM - Ending Balance $ 70,501 $ 8,991 $ 6,816 $ 8,799 $ 9,308 $ 5,409 $ 31,178
 
Third-Party Capital Raised $ 215   $ -   $ -   $ 21   $ 166   $ 28   $ -  
 
Segment Revenues
Management fees $ 148 $ 29 $ 27 $ 38 $ 32 $ 8 $ 14
Incentive income   132     -     30     11     90     1     -  
Total 280 29 57 49 122 9 14
 
Segment Expenses
Operating expenses (105 ) (3 ) (19 ) (27 ) (26 ) (16 ) (14 )
Profit sharing compensation expenses   (47 )   1     (3 )   (5 )   (41 )   1     -  
Total (152 ) (2 ) (22 ) (32 ) (67 ) (15 ) (14 )
 
Earnings From Affiliated Managers   (1 )   -     -     -     -     (1 )   -  
Fund Management DE (before Principal Performance Payments)   127     27     35     17     55     (7 )   -  
 
Principal Performance Payments   (14 )   -     (5 )   (4 )   (5 )   -     -  
Fund Management DE   113     27     30     13     50     (7 )   -  
Investment Income 18 - 1 1 12 5 (1 )
Unallocated Expenses (1 )
             
Pre-tax Distributable Earnings $ 130   $ 27   $ 31   $ 14   $ 62   $ (2 ) $ (1 )
Pre-tax Distributable Earnings per Dividend Paying Share $ 0.30  

 

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8 Represents distributions from (i) assets held by redeeming capital accounts in the Drawbridge Special Opportunities Funds, and (ii) the Value Recovery Funds.
 
 
Fortress Investment Group LLC

Exhibit 1-b

Supplemental Data for the Twelve Months Ended December 31, 2016 and 2015

 
Twelve Months Ended December 31, 2016
  Private Equity   Credit Funds  

 

 

 

(in millions) Total Funds  

Permanent Capital
Vehicles

Hedge Funds   PE Funds

Liquid Hedge
Funds

Logan Circle

Assets Under Management
AUM - January 1, 2016 $ 70,501 $ 8,991 $ 6,816 $ 8,799 $ 9,308 $ 5,409 $ 31,178
Capital raised 523 - - 268 176 79 -
Equity raised (Permanent Capital Vehicles) 414 - 414 - - - -
Increase in invested capital 1,353 36 - 73 1,244 - -
Capital acquisitions 682 - - 682 - - -
Redemptions (551 ) - - (68 ) - (483 ) -
RCA distributions9 (392 ) - - (392 ) - - -
Return of capital distributions (2,313 ) (825 ) (130 ) (13 ) (1,315 ) (30 ) -
Adjustment for capital reset (692 ) (650 ) - - - (42 ) -
Crystallized Incentive Income (70 ) - - (70 ) - - -
Equity buyback (125 ) - (125 ) - - - -
Change in AUM of Affiliated Manager and co-managed funds (1,288 ) - - (1,157 ) - (131 ) -
Divested Businesses (177 ) - - - - (177 ) -
Net Client Flows (125 ) - - - - - (125 )
Income (loss) and foreign exchange   1,887     (1,020 )   (14 )   681     (107 )   (36 )   2,383  
AUM - Ending Balance $ 69,627 $ 6,532 $ 6,961 $ 8,803 $ 9,306 $ 4,589 $ 33,436
 
Third-Party Capital Raised $ 1,270   $ -   $ 414   $ 299   $ 478   $ 79   $ -  
Segment Revenues
Management fees $ 551 $ 94 $ 110 $ 150 $ 126 $ 14 $ 57
Incentive income   441     -     67     131     241     1     1  
Total 992 94 177 281 367 15 58
 
Segment Expenses
Operating expenses (438 ) (36 ) (80 ) (107 ) (133 ) (28 ) (54 )
Profit sharing compensation expenses   (188 )   -     (15 )   (50 )   (122 )   (1 )   -  
Total (626 ) (36 ) (95 ) (157 ) (255 ) (29 ) (54 )
 
Earnings From Affiliated Manager   15     -     -     -     -     15     -  
Fund Management DE (before Principal Performance Payments)   381     58     82     124     112     1     4  
 
Principal Performance Payments   (36 )   -     (12 )   (19 )   (5 )   -     -  
Fund Management DE   345     58     70     105     107     1     4  
 
Investment Income 27 1 3 6 20 (3 ) -
Unallocated Expenses   (10 )            
Pre-tax Distributable Earnings $ 362   $ 59   $ 73   $ 111   $ 127   $ (2 ) $ 4  
Pre-tax Distributable Earnings per Dividend Paying Share $ 0.92  
 
  Twelve Months Ended December 31, 2015
  Private Equity   Credit Funds  

 

 

 

(in millions) Total Funds  

Permanent Capital
Vehicles

  Hedge Funds   PE Funds

Liquid Hedge
Funds

Logan Circle

Assets Under Management
AUM - January 1, 2015 $ 67,531 $ 9,366 $ 4,567 $ 6,173 $ 6,955 $ 8,128 $ 32,342
Capital raised 1,565 - - 254 978 333 -
Equity raised (Permanent Capital Vehicles) 2,441 - 2,441 - - - -
Increase in invested capital 3,764 419 296 46 3,003 - -
Redemptions (3,328 ) - - (265 ) - (3,063 ) -
RCA distributions9 (361 ) - - (361 ) - - -
Return of capital distributions (2,532 ) (560 ) (200 ) (50 ) (1,547 ) (175 ) -
Equity Buyback (14 ) - (14 ) - - - -
Adjustment for capital reset (168 ) - (168 ) - - - -
Crystallized Incentive Income (120 ) - - (120 ) - - -
Change in AUM of Affiliated Managers and co-managed funds 3,354 - - 2,853 - 501 -
Net Client Flows (121 ) - - - - - (121 )
Income (loss) and foreign exchange   (1,510 )   (234 )   (106 )   269     (81 )   (315 )   (1,043 )
AUM - Ending Balance $ 70,501 $ 8,991 $ 6,816 $ 8,799 $ 9,308 $ 5,409 $ 31,178
 
Third-Party Capital Raised $ 8,992   $ -   $ 2,441   $ 275   $ 5,943   $ 333   $ -  
 
Segment Revenues
Management fees $ 582 $ 116 $ 96 $ 134 $ 118 $ 64 $ 54
Incentive income   436     -     106     85     244     1     -  
Total 1,018 116 202 219 362 65 54
 
Segment Expenses
Operating expenses (453 ) (45 ) (69 ) (85 ) (115 ) (84 ) (55 )
Profit sharing compensation expenses   (168 )   1     (11 )   (36 )   (121 )   (1 )   -  
Total (621 ) (44 ) (80 ) (121 ) (236 ) (85 ) (55 )
 
Earnings From Affiliated Managers   9     -     -     -     -     9     -  
Fund Management DE (before Principal Performance Payments)   406     72     122     98     126     (11 )   (1 )
 
Principal Performance Payments   (42 )   -     (19 )   (15 )   (8 )   -     -  
Fund Management DE   364     72     103     83     118     (11 )   (1 )
 
Investment Income 32 - 2 2 21 8 (1 )
Unallocated Investment Income (1 )
Unallocated Expenses   (4 )            
Pre-tax Distributable Earnings $ 391   $ 72   $ 105   $ 85   $ 139   $ (3 ) $ (2 )
Pre-tax Distributable Earnings per Dividend Paying Share $ 0.87  
 

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9 Represents distributions from (i) assets held by redeeming capital accounts in the Drawbridge Special Opportunities Funds, and (ii) the Value Recovery Funds.
 
       
Fortress Investment Group LLC
Exhibit 2-a

Assets Under Management and Fund Management DE

(dollars in millions)

 
Three Months Ended Full Year
2015
Three Months Ended Full Year
2016
Fortress March 31,
2015
  June 30,
2015
  September 30,
2015
 

December 31,
2015

March 31,
2016
  June 30,
2016
  September 30,
2016
  December 31,
2016
Assets Under Management
Private Equity Funds $ 10,179 $ 9,587 $ 9,195 $ 8,991 $ 8,991 $ 7,179 $ 6,640 $ 7,071 $ 6,532 $ 6,532
Permanent Capital Vehicles 4,622 6,948 6,896 6,816 6,816 6,773 6,644 6,846 6,961 6,961
Credit Hedge Funds10 6,271 6,244 9,070 8,799 8,799 9,336 8,966 8,804 8,803 8,803
Credit Private Equity Funds 7,563 8,247 8,356 9,308 9,308 9,353 9,243 9,483 9,306 9,306
Liquid Hedge Funds11 7,838 7,377 7,367 5,409 5,409 5,195 4,622 4,541 4,589 4,589
Logan Circle   33,416     33,564     33,446     31,178     31,178     32,801     34,080     33,386     33,436     33,436  
AUM - Ending Balance $ 69,889   $ 71,967   $ 74,330   $ 70,501   $ 70,501   $ 70,637   $ 70,195   $ 70,131   $ 69,627   $ 69,627  
 
Third-Party Capital Raised $ 5,360   $ 3,213   $ 204   $ 215   $ 8,992   $ 348   $ 86   $ 399   $ 437   $ 1,270  
 
Segment Revenues
Management fees $ 139 $ 144 $ 151 $ 148 $ 582 $ 141 $ 141 $ 136 $ 133 $ 551
Incentive income   51     183     70     132     436     64     131     113     133     441  
Total 190 327 221 280 1,018 205 272 249 266 992
 
Segment Expenses
Operating expenses (115 ) (121 ) (112 ) (105 ) (453 ) (109 ) (106 ) (104 ) (119 ) (438 )
Profit sharing compensation expenses   (30 )   (54 )   (37 )   (47 )   (168 )   (31 )   (58 )   (50 )   (49 )   (188 )
Total (145 ) (175 ) (149 ) (152 ) (621 ) (140 ) (164 ) (154 ) (168 ) (626 )
 
Earnings From Affiliated Manager 9 (1 ) 2 (1 ) 9 1 1 3 10 15
                   
Fund Management DE (before Principal Performance Payments)   54     151     74     127     406     66     109     98     108     381  
 
Principal Performance Payments (3 ) (18 ) (7 ) (14 ) (42 ) (3 ) (11 ) (10 ) (12 ) (36 )
                   
Fund Management DE $ 51   $ 133   $ 67   $ 113   $ 364   $ 63   $ 98   $ 88   $ 96   $ 345  
 
Net Investment Income 4 4 2 17 27 1 3 2 11 17
                   
Pre-tax Distributable Earnings $ 55   $ 137   $ 69   $ 130   $ 391   $ 64   $ 101   $ 90   $ 107   $ 362  
 

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10 The Assets Under Management presented for the Credit Hedge Funds includes $1,696 million related to co-managed funds as of 4Q 2016.
11 The Assets Under Management presented for the Liquid Hedge Funds includes $4,365 million related to the Affiliated Manager as of 4Q 2016.
 
       
Fortress Investment Group LLC
Exhibit 2-b

Assets Under Management and Fund Management DE

(dollars in millions)

 
Three Months Ended

 

Three Months Ended

 

Private Equity Funds March 31,
2015
  June 30,
2015
  September 30,
2015
  December 31,
2015

Full Year
2015

March 31,
2016
  June 30,
2016
  September 30,
2016
  December 31,
2016

Full Year
2016

 
Assets Under Management
Main Funds12 $ 7,726 $ 7,128 $ 6,874 $ 6,530 $ 6,530 $ 4,907 $ 4,479 $ 4,980 $ 4,502 $ 4,502
Coinvestment Funds13 1,994 1,902 1,785 1,729 1,729 1,552 1,463 1,412 1,374 1,374
MSR Opportunities Funds14 336 417 388 360 360 333 309 285 261 261
Italian NPL Opportunities Fund 19 20 20 225 225 231 225 228 213 213
Fortress Equity Partners   104     120     128     147     147     156     164     166     182     182  
AUM - Ending Balance $ 10,179   $ 9,587   $ 9,195   $ 8,991   $ 8,991   $ 7,179   $ 6,640   $ 7,071   $ 6,532   $ 6,532  
 
Third-Party Capital Raised $ -   $ -   $ -   $ -   $ -   $ -   $ -   $ -   $ -   $ -  
 
Segment Revenues
Management fees $ 29 $ 29 $ 29 $ 29 $ 116 $ 26 $ 26 $ 21 $ 21 $ 94
Incentive income   -     -     -     -     -     -     -     -     -     -  
Total 29 29 29 29 116 26 26 21 21 94
 
Segment Expenses
Operating expenses (14 ) (15 ) (13 ) (3 ) (45 ) (10 ) (10 ) (8 ) (8 ) (36 )
Profit sharing compensation expenses   -     -     -     1     1     -     -     -     -     -  
Total (14 ) (15 ) (13 ) (2 ) (44 ) (10 ) (10 ) (8 ) (8 ) (36 )
                   
Fund Management DE (before Principal Performance Payments)   15     14     16     27     72     16     16     13     13     58  
 
Principal Performance Payments - - - - - - - - - -
                   
Fund Management DE $ 15   $ 14   $ 16   $ 27   $ 72   $ 16   $ 16   $ 13   $ 13   $ 58  
 
Net Investment Income - - - - - (2 ) 1 - 2 1
                   
Pre-tax Distributable Earnings $ 15   $ 14   $ 16   $ 27   $ 72   $ 14   $ 17   $ 13   $ 15   $ 59  
 

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12 Combined AUM for Fund III, Fund IV and Fund V. Effective January 1, 2016, Fortress no longer earns management fees from Fund III. Fund III has passed its contractual maturity date and is in the process of an orderly wind down.
13 Combined AUM for Fund III Coinvestment, Fund IV Coinvestment, Fund V Coinvestment, FHIF and FECI. Effective January 1, 2016, Fortress no longer earns management fees from Fund III Coinvestment. Fund III Coinvestment has passed its contractual maturity date and is in the process of an orderly wind down.
14 Combined AUM for MSR Opportunities Fund I A, MSR Opportunities Fund I B, MSR Opportunities Fund II A, MSR Opportunities Fund II B and MSR Opportunities Fund MA I.
 
       
Fortress Investment Group LLC
Exhibit 2-c

Assets Under Management and Fund Management DE

(dollars in millions)

 
Three Months Ended

 

Three Months Ended

 

Permanent Capital Vehicles March 31,
2015
  June 30,
2015
  September 30,
2015
  December 31,
2015

Full Year
2015

March 31,
2016
  June 30,
2016
  September 30,
2016
  December 31,
2016

Full Year
2016

 
Assets Under Management
Drive Shack Inc. $ 680 $ 680 $ 680 $ 680 $ 680 $ 680 $ 680 $ 680 $ 680 $ 680
New Residential Investment Corp. 1,367 2,725 2,689 2,689 2,689 2,689 2,689 2,948 2,948 2,948
Eurocastle Investment Limited 432 626 605 567 567 608 510 486 488 488
New Media Investment Group Inc. 637 637 637 637 637 637 637 637 772 772
New Senior Investment Group Inc. 813 1,089 1,089 1,076 1,076 1,024 1,024 1,024 1,024 1,024
Fortress Transportation and Infrastructure Investors LLC15   693     1,191     1,196     1,167     1,167     1,135     1,104     1,071     1,049     1,049  
AUM - Ending Balance $ 4,622   $ 6,948   $ 6,896   $ 6,816   $ 6,816   $ 6,773   $ 6,644   $ 6,846   $ 6,961   $ 6,961  
 
Third-Party Capital Raised $ 150   $ 2,291   $ -   $ -   $ 2,441   $ -   $ -   $ 279   $ 135   $ 414  
 
Segment Revenues
Management fees $ 19 $ 23 $ 27 $ 27 $ 96 $ 27 $ 27 $ 28 $ 28 $ 110
Incentive income   3     74     (1 )   30     106     2     14     10     41     67  
Total 22 97 26 57 202 29 41 38 69 177
 
Segment Expenses
Operating expenses (18 ) (16 ) (16 ) (19 ) (69 ) (19 ) (18 ) (17 ) (26 ) (80 )
Profit sharing compensation expenses   -     (9 )   1     (3 )   (11 )   (1 )   (3 )   (5 )   (6 )   (15 )
Total (18 ) (25 ) (15 ) (22 ) (80 ) (20 ) (21 ) (22 ) (32 ) (95 )
                   
Fund Management DE (before Principal Performance Payments)   4     72     11     35     122     9     20     16     37     82  
 
Principal Performance Payments - (11 ) (3 ) (5 ) (19 ) (1 ) (3 ) (2 ) (6 ) (12 )
                   
Fund Management DE $ 4   $ 61   $ 8   $ 30   $ 103   $ 8   $ 17   $ 14   $ 31   $ 70  
 
Net Investment Income - 1 - 1 2 1 1 - 1 3
                   
Pre-tax Distributable Earnings $ 4   $ 62   $ 8   $ 31   $ 105   $ 9   $ 18   $ 14   $ 32   $ 73  
 

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15 All of the capital of Worldwide Transportation and Infrastructure Investors ("WWTAI"), a private fund formerly managed by Fortress, was contributed to FTAI which completed its initial public offering in 2Q 2015.
 
       
Fortress Investment Group LLC
Exhibit 2-d

Assets Under Management and Fund Management DE

(dollars in millions)

 
Three Months Ended

 

Three Months Ended

 

Credit Hedge Funds March 31,
2015
  June 30,
2015
  September 30,
2015
  December 31,
2015

Full Year
2015

March 31,
2016
  June 30,
2016
  September 30,
2016
  December 31,
2016

Full Year
2016

 
Assets Under Management
Drawbridge Special Opportunities Funds16 $ 6,023 $ 6,021 $ 5,808 $ 5,756 $ 5,756 $ 5,816 $ 5,928 $ 6,019 $ 6,153 $ 6,153
Third Party Originated Funds17 189 156 150 102 102 815 837 821 840 840
Japan Income Fund 59 67 94 88 88 116 123 125 114 114
Co-Managed Funds18   -     -     3,018     2,853     2,853     2,589     2,078     1,838     1,696     1,696  
AUM - Ending Balance $ 6,271   $ 6,244   $ 9,070   $ 8,799   $ 8,799   $ 9,336   $ 8,966   $ 8,804   $ 8,803   $ 8,803  
 
Third-Party Capital Raised $ 175   $ 79   $ -   $ 21   $ 275   $ 272   $ 27   $ -   $ -   $ 299  
 
Segment Revenues
Management fees $ 30 $ 29 $ 37 $ 38 $ 134 $ 37 $ 37 $ 39 $ 37 $ 150
Incentive income   23     50     1     11     85     7     33     44     47     131  
Total 53 79 38 49 219 44 70 83 84 281
 
Segment Expenses
Operating expenses (18 ) (19 ) (21 ) (27 ) (85 ) (26 ) (29 ) (25 ) (27 ) (107 )
Profit sharing compensation expenses   (12 )   (18 )   (1 )   (5 )   (36 )   (3 )   (11 )   (16 )   (20 )   (50 )
Total (30 ) (37 ) (22 ) (32 ) (121 ) (29 ) (40 ) (41 ) (47 ) (157 )
                   
Fund Management DE (before Principal Performance Payments)   23     42     16     17     98     15     30     42     37     124  
 
Principal Performance Payments (2 ) (6 ) (3 ) (4 ) (15 ) (1 ) (5 ) (8 ) (5 ) (19 )
                   
Fund Management DE $ 21   $ 36   $ 13   $ 13   $ 83   $ 14   $ 25   $ 34   $ 32   $ 105  
 
Net Investment Income 1 - - 1 2 - 1 2 3 6
                   
Pre-tax Distributable Earnings $ 22   $ 36   $ 13   $ 14   $ 85   $ 14   $ 26   $ 36   $ 35   $ 111  
 
 

Net Returns19

Drawbridge Special Opportunities Fund LP 2.2 % 2.3 % 0.3 % 0.9 % 5.8 % 0.6 % 2.8 % 2.7 % 3.3 % 9.7 %
Drawbridge Special Opportunities Fund Ltd 1.1 % 0.4 % (0.8 %) 0.0 % 0.6 % (1.3 %) 1.5 % 3.1 % 2.6 % 5.9 %
 

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16 Combined AUM for Drawbridge Special Opportunities Fund LP, Drawbridge Special Opportunities Fund Ltd, Drawbridge Special Opportunities Fund managed accounts, Worden Fund LP and Worden Fund II LP. Worden Fund II LP was closed in 1Q 2016.

17 Combined AUM for the third party originated JP Funds and third party originated Value Recovery Funds. Fortress began managing the JP Funds in 1Q 2016.

18 Combined AUM for the Mount Kellett investment funds and related accounts. In 3Q 2015, Fortress became co-manager of the Mount Kellett Funds.

19 The performance data contained herein reflects returns for a "new issue eligible," single investor class as of the close of business on the last day of the relevant period. Net returns reflect performance data after taking into account management fees borne by the Fund and incentive allocations. The returns for the Drawbridge Special Opportunities Funds reflect the performance of each fund excluding special investments and the performance of the redeeming capital accounts which relate to December 31, 2009, December 31, 2010, December 31, 2011, December 31, 2012, December 31, 2013, December 31, 2014 and December 31, 2015 redemptions.

 
       
Fortress Investment Group LLC
Exhibit 2-e

Assets Under Management and Fund Management DE

(dollars in millions)

 
Three Months Ended

 

Three Months Ended

 

Credit Private Equity Funds

March 31,
2015

 

June 30,
2015

 

September 30,
2015

 

December 31,
2015

Full Year
2015

March 31,
2016

 

June 30,
2016

 

September 30,
2016

 

December 31,
2016

Full Year
2016

 
Assets Under Management
Long Dated Value Funds20 $ 352 $ 315 $ 315 $ 315 $ 315 $ 292 $ 203 $ 186 $ 186 $ 186
Real Assets Funds 52 40 41 24 24 50 33 33 33 33
Fortress Credit Opportunities Funds21 6,029 6,802 6,796 6,848 6,848 6,894 6,765 7,031 7,112 7,112
Japan Opportunity Funds22   1,130     1,090     1,204     2,120     2,120     2,117     2,242     2,234     1,975     1,975  
AUM - Ending Balance $ 7,563   $ 8,247   $ 8,356   $ 9,308   $ 9,308   $ 9,353   $ 9,243   $ 9,483   $ 9,306   $ 9,306  
 
Third-Party Capital Raised $ 4,949   $ 672   $ 156   $ 166   $ 5,943   $ 13   $ 43   $ 120   $ 302   $ 478  
 
Segment Revenues
Management fees $ 27 $ 30 $ 29 $ 32 $ 118 $ 31 $ 31 $ 32 $ 32 $ 126
Incentive income   24     60     70     90     244     53     85     59     44     241  
Total 51 90 99 122 362 84 116 91 76 367
 
Segment Expenses
Operating expenses (30 ) (30 ) (29 ) (26 ) (115 ) (32 ) (29 ) (34 ) (38 ) (133 )
Profit sharing compensation expenses   (14 )   (30 )   (36 )   (41 )   (121 )   (26 )   (44 )   (29 )   (23 )   (122 )
Total   (44 )   (60 )   (65 )   (67 )   (236 )   (58 )   (73 )   (63 )   (61 )   (255 )
Fund Management DE (before Principal Performance Payments)   7     30     34     55     126     26     43     28     15     112  
 
Principal Performance Payments   (1 )   (1 )   (1 )   (5 )   (8 )   (1 )   (3 )   -     (1 )   (5 )
Fund Management DE $ 6   $ 29   $ 33   $ 50   $ 118   $ 25   $ 40   $ 28   $ 14   $ 107  
 
Net Investment Income   1     3     5     12     21     3     7     4     6     20  
Pre-tax Distributable Earnings $ 7   $ 32   $ 38   $ 62   $ 139   $ 28   $ 47   $ 32   $ 20   $ 127  
 

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20 Combined AUM for Long Dated Value Fund I, Long Dated Value Fund II, Long Dated Value Fund III and LDVF Patent Fund.
21 Combined AUM for Credit Opportunities Fund, Credit Opportunities Fund II, Credit Opportunities Fund III, Credit Opportunities Fund IV, FCO Managed Accounts, Global Opportunities Funds, Life Settlements Fund, Life Settlements Fund MA, SIP managed account, Real Estate Opportunities Fund, Real Estate Opportunities Fund II, Real Estate Opportunities REOC Fund and Secured Lending Fund I. During 2Q 2016, Fortress stopped earning management fees from SIP managed account.
22 Combined AUM for Japan Opportunity Fund, Japan Opportunity Fund II (Dollar), Japan Opportunity Fund II (Yen), Japan Opportunity Fund III (Dollar) and Japan Opportunity Fund III (Yen).
 
       
Fortress Investment Group LLC
Exhibit 2-f

Assets Under Management and Fund Management DE

(dollars in millions)

 
Three Months Ended

 

Three Months Ended

 

Liquid Hedge Funds

March 31,
2015

 

June 30,
2015

 

September 30,
2015

 

December 31,
2015

Full Year
2015

March 31,
2016

 

June 30,
2016

 

September 30,
2016

 

December 31,
2016

Full Year
2016

 
Assets Under Management
Fortress Macro Funds23 $ 2,779 $ 2,326 $ 1,791 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Drawbridge Global Macro Funds24 227 210 193 101 101 116 112 101 39 39
Fortress Convex Asia Funds25 226 220 208 134 134 176 N/A N/A N/A N/A
Fortress Centaurus Global Funds26 64 191 222 204 204 206 182 N/A N/A N/A
Fortress Partners Funds27 541 534 497 474 474 228 215 199 186 186
Affiliated Manager28   4,001     3,896     4,456     4,496     4,496     4,469     4,113     4,240     4,365     4,365  
AUM - Ending Balance $ 7,838   $ 7,377   $ 7,367   $ 5,409   $ 5,409   $ 5,195   $ 4,622   $ 4,541   $ 4,589   $ 4,589  
 
Third-Party Capital Raised $ 86   $ 171   $ 48   $ 28   $ 333   $ 63   $ 16   $ -   $ -   $ 79  
 
Segment Revenues
Management fees $ 21 $ 19 $ 16 $ 8 $ 64 $ 6 $ 6 $ 1 $ 1 $ 14
Incentive income   1     (1 )   -     1     1     2     (1 )   -     -     1  
Total 22 18 16 9 65 8 5 1 1 15
 
Segment Expenses
Operating expenses (21 ) (27 ) (20 ) (16 ) (84 ) (9 ) (7 ) (7 ) (5 ) (28 )
Profit sharing compensation expenses   (4 )   3     (1 )   1     (1 )   (1 )   -     -     -     (1 )
Total (25 ) (24 ) (21 ) (15 ) (85 ) (10 ) (7 ) (7 ) (5 ) (29 )
 
Earnings From Affiliated Manager   9     (1 )   2     (1 )   9     1     1     3     10     15  
Fund Management DE (before Principal Performance Payments)   6     (7 )   (3 )   (7 )   (11 )   (1 )   (1 )   (3 )   6     1  
 
Principal Performance Payments   -     -     -     -     -     -     -     -     -     -  
Fund Management DE $ 6   $ (7 ) $ (3 ) $ (7 ) $ (11 ) $ (1 ) $ (1 ) $ (3 ) $ 6   $ 1  
 
Net Investment Income   3     1     (1 )   5     8     3     (5 )   (2 )   1     (3 )
Pre-tax Distributable Earnings $ 9   $ (6 ) $ (4 ) $ (2 ) $ (3 ) $ 2   $ (6 ) $ (5 ) $ 7   $ (2 )
 

Net Returns29

Fortress Macro Fund Ltd (4.7 %) (6.3 %) (7.8 %) (0.0 %) (17.6 %) N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Drawbridge Global Macro Fund Ltd (4.9 %) (6.5 %) (8.0 %) 0.0 % (18.2 %) N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Fortress Convex Asia Fund Ltd (0.6 %) (0.7 %) 3.3 % (4.6 %) (2.8 %) 1.5 % (1.2 %) N/A N/A 0.3 %
Fortress Centaurus Global Fund Ltd 3.9 % (4.1 %) (3.0 %) 5.0 % 1.4 % 1.9 % (6.1 %) (3.3 %) N/A (7.5 %)
Fortress Partners Fund LP30 1.2 % (1.2 %) (4.9 %) (0.1 %) (5.0 %) N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Fortress Partners Offshore Fund LP30 0.3 % (2.5 %) (3.4 %) 0.5 % (5.1 %) N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
 

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23 Combined AUM for Fortress Macro Onshore Fund LP, Fortress Macro Fund Ltd, Fortress Macro MA1, Fortress Redwood Fund Ltd and Fortress Macro managed accounts. In 4Q 2015, Fortress closed the Fortress Macro Funds and related managed accounts.
24 Combined AUM for Drawbridge Global Macro Fund LP and Drawbridge Global Macro Intermediate Fund LP.
25 Combined AUM for Fortress Convex Asia Fund LP, Fortress Convex Asia Fund Ltd, Fortress Convex Asia Fund PF LP and Fortress Convex Asia Fund PF Ltd. In June 2016, Fortress transferred its interests as general partner and investment manager of the Fortress Convex Asia Funds to a third party.
26 Combined AUM for Fortress Centaurus Global Fund LP and Fortress Centaurus Global Fund Ltd. In 3Q 2016, Fortress closed the Fortress Centaurus Global Funds.
27 Combined AUM for Fortress Partners Fund LP and Fortress Partners Offshore Fund LP.
28 In 1Q 2015, the Fortress Asia Macro Funds and related managed accounts transitioned to Graticule Asset Management and became an Affiliated Manager.
29 The performance data contained herein reflects returns for a "new issue eligible," single investor class as of the close of business on the last day of the relevant period. Net returns reflect performance data after taking into account management fees borne by the Fund and incentive allocations.
30 The returns for the Fortress Partners Funds include gains and losses from Special Investments. Investors' specific performance may vary dependent upon their ownership in one or more Special Investments.
 
       
Fortress Investment Group LLC
Exhibit 2-g
Assets Under Management and Fund Management DE

(dollars in millions)

 
Three Months Ended Full Year
2015
Three Months Ended Full Year
2016
Logan Circle March 31,
2015
  June 30,
2015
  September 30,
2015
  December 31,
2015
March 31,
2016
  June 30,
2016
  September 30,
2016
  December 31,
2016
 
Assets Under Management
AUM - Ending Balance $ 33,416   $ 33,564   $ 33,446   $ 31,178   $ 31,178   $ 32,801   $ 34,080   $ 33,386   $ 33,436   $ 33,436  
 
Net Client Flows $ 589   $ 1,056   $ 101   $ (1,867 ) $ (121 ) $ 261   $ 18   $ (1,453 ) $ 1,049   $ (125 )
 
Segment Revenues
Management fees $ 13 $ 14 $ 13 $ 14 $ 54 $ 14 $ 14 $ 15 $ 14 $ 57
Incentive income   -     -     -     -     -     -     -     -     1     1  
Total 13 14 13 14 54 14 14 15 15 58
 
Segment Expenses
Operating expenses (14 ) (14 ) (13 ) (14 ) (55 ) (13 ) (13 ) (13 ) (15 ) (54 )
Profit sharing compensation expenses   -     -     -     -     -     -     -     -     -     -  
Total   (14 )   (14 )   (13 )   (14 )   (55 )   (13 )   (13 )   (13 )   (15 )   (54 )
Fund Management DE $ (1 ) $ -   $ -   $ -   $ (1 ) $ 1   $ 1   $ 2   $ -   $ 4  
 
Net Investment Income   -     -     -     (1 )   (1 )   -     1     -     (1 )   -  
Pre-tax Distributable Earnings $ (1 ) $ -   $ -   $ (1 ) $ (2 ) $ 1   $ 2   $ 2   $ (1 ) $ 4  
 
       
Fortress Investment Group LLC
Exhibit 3
Reconciliation of GAAP Net Income (Loss) to Pre-tax Distributable Earnings and Fund Management DE,
Reconciliation of GAAP Revenues to Segment Revenues and Reconciliation of GAAP Expenses to Segment Expenses

(dollars in millions)

 
Three Months Ended

 

Three Months Ended

 

March 31,
2015

 

June 30,
2015

 

September 30,
2015

 

December 31,
2015

Full Year
2015

March 31,
2016

 

June 30,
2016

 

September 30,
2016

 

December 31,
2016

Full Year
2016

                   
GAAP Net Income (Loss) $ 87   $ 5   $ (26 ) $ 116   $ 182   $ (16 ) $ (27 ) $ 58   $ 165   $ 181  
Principals' and Others' Interests in (Income) Loss of Consolidated Subsidiaries (52 ) (2 ) 12 (62 ) (104 ) 7 13 (28 ) (79 ) (87 )
Redeemable non-controlling interests in Income (Loss)   -     -     -     -     -     -     -     -     -     -  
GAAP Net Income (Loss) Attributable to Class A Shareholders $ 35   $ 3   $ (14 ) $ 54   $ 78   $ (9 ) $ (14 ) $ 31   $ 86   $ 94  
Private Equity incentive income 3 19 21 (16 ) 27 23 73 8 (38 ) 66
Hedge Fund, PCV and Logan Circle incentive income 23 23 1 (47 ) - 8 26 35 (69 ) -
Incentive income received related to exercise of options - 57 - 1 58 - - 4 - 4
Reserve for clawback - - - - - - - - - -
Distributions of earnings from equity method investees 4 9 5 17 35 3 8 4 11 26
Losses (earnings) from equity method investees (27 ) 33 23 17 46 24 8 (24 ) 30 38
Losses (gains) on options (32 ) 9 27 2 6 2 (12 ) (4 ) (9 ) (23 )
Losses (gains) on other Investments (1 ) (5 ) 14 (1 ) 7 15 19 1 (37 ) (2 )
Impairment of investments (3 ) - (1 ) (2 ) (6 ) (2 ) (1 ) - (1 ) (4 )
Adjust income from the receipt of options (4 ) (21 ) - - (25 ) - - (2 ) (3 ) (5 )
Gain on transfer of Graticule (134 ) - - - (134 ) - - - - -
Amortization of intangible assets and impairment of goodwill - - - 1 1 1 - 1 1 3
Employee, Principal and director compensation 20 6 2 5 33 3 2 2 37 44
Adjust non-controlling interests related to Fortress Operating Group units 52 1 (12 ) 62 103 (8 ) (12 ) 27 79 86
Tax receivable agreement liability reduction - 8 - (2 ) 6 3 - - 4 7
Adjust income taxes and other tax related items 18 (5 ) 3 39 55 1 4 7 16 28
Adjust transfer of interest in Graticule   101     -     -     -     101     -     -     -     -     -  
Pre-tax Distributable Earnings $ 55   $ 137   $ 69   $ 130   $ 391   $ 64   $ 101   $ 90   $ 107   $ 362  
Investment Loss (income) (5 ) (4 ) (3 ) (19 ) (31 ) (4 ) (6 ) (4 ) (13 ) (27 )
Interest Expense   1     -     1     2     4     3     3     2     2     10  
Fund Management DE $ 51   $ 133   $ 67   $ 113   $ 364   $ 63   $ 98   $ 88   $ 96   $ 345  
GAAP Revenues $ 227   $ 308   $ 264   $ 415   $ 1,214   $ 232   $ 232   $ 261   $ 438   $ 1,164  
Adjust management fees (1 ) 1 - - - 1 - - - 1
Adjust incentive income 27 100 22 (59 ) 90 31 100 65 (107 ) 89
Adjust income from the receipt of options (4 ) (21 ) - - (25 ) - - (2 ) (3 ) (5 )
Other revenues   (59 )   (61 )   (65 )   (76 )   (261 )   (59 )   (60 )   (75 )   (62 )   (257 )
Segment Revenues $ 190   $ 327   $ 221   $ 280   $ 1,018   $ 205   $ 272   $ 249   $ 266   $ 992  
GAAP Expenses $ 329   $ 258   $ 224   $ 242   $ 1,053   $ 207   $ 238   $ 226   $ 280   $ 951  
Adjust interest expense (1 ) - (1 ) (2 ) (4 ) (3 ) (3 ) (2 ) (2 ) (10 )
Adjust employee, Principal and director compensation (18 ) (2 ) (1 ) (5 ) (26 ) (2 ) (1 ) (1 ) (35 ) (39 )
Adjust amortization of intangible assets and impairment of goodwill - - - (1 ) (1 ) (1 ) - (1 ) (1 ) (3 )
Adjust expense reimbursements from affiliates and non-affiliates (59 ) (61 ) (64 ) (68 ) (252 ) (57 ) (58 ) (58 ) (60 ) (233 )
Adjust Principal Performance Payments (5 ) (20 ) (9 ) (14 ) (48 ) (4 ) (12 ) (10 ) (14 ) (40 )
Adjust transfer of interest in Graticule   (101 )   -     -     -