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Eastside Announces Proposed Public Offering

November 19, 2018

PORTLAND, Ore.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nov 19, 2018--Eastside Distilling, Inc. (NASDAQ: EAST), a producer of craft spirits, today announced that it intends to offer and sell shares of its common stock in an underwritten public offering. Eastside also expects to grant the underwriters a 30-day option to purchase additional shares of common stock offered in the public offering. The offering is subject to market conditions, and there can be no assurance as to whether or when the offering may be completed, or as to the actual size or terms of the offering.

Eastside intends to use the net proceeds from the proposed offering for marketing efforts for the Company’s Redneck Riviera Whiskey; to support the Company’s CBD initiative; and for working capital needs and general corporate purposes including potential acquisition opportunities.

Roth Capital Partners is acting as sole book-running manager for the offering. National Securities Corporation, a wholly owned subsidiary of National Holdings Corporation (Nasdaq: NHLD), is acting as a co-manager in connection with the offering.

A shelf registration statement relating to the shares of common stock to be issued in the proposed offering was filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and is effective. This press release does not constitute an offer to sell, or the solicitation of an offer to buy, these securities, nor will there be any sale of these securities in any state or other jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale is not permitted.

A preliminary prospectus supplement and accompanying prospectus describing the terms of the proposed offering will be filed with the SEC. The securities may be offered only by means of a prospectus, including a prospectus supplement, forming a part of the effective registration statement. Copies of the preliminary prospectus supplement and the accompanying prospectus relating to the securities being offered may be obtained from Roth Capital Partners, LLC. 888 San Clemente Drive, Newport Beach, CA 92660, Attention: Prospectus Department, by telephone at (800) 678-9147 or by email at rothecm@roth.com. Electronic copies of the preliminary prospectus supplement and accompanying prospectus will also be available on the SEC’s website at http://www.sec.gov.

Safe Harbor

This press release contains forward-looking statements regarding the proposed public offering and the intended use of proceeds from the offering. The offering is subject to market and other conditions and there can be no assurance as to whether or when the offering may be completed or as to the actual size or terms of the offering. Forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that could cause actual results to differ materially, including those risks disclosed in under the caption “Risk Factors” in the preliminary prospectus supplement related to the offering. Eastside cautions readers not to place undue reliance on any forward-looking statements. The Company does not undertake, and specifically disclaims any obligation, to update or revise such statements to reflect new circumstances or unanticipated events as they occur.

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CONTACT: Investor Contact:

Company Contact:

Eastside Distilling

Steve Shum, CFO

(971) 888-4264

inquiries@eastsidedistilling.com

Investor Relations Contact:

Lytham Partners, LLC

Robert Blum, Joe Diaz or Joe Dorame

(602) 889-9700

east@lythampartners.com

KEYWORD: UNITED STATES NORTH AMERICA OREGON

INDUSTRY KEYWORD: RETAIL WINE & SPIRITS

SOURCE: Eastside Distilling, Inc.

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