NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Aug 3, 2018--Drive Shack Inc. (NYSE:DS; the “Company”) today reported the following information for the second quarter ended June 30, 2018.

BUSINESS HIGHLIGHTS

Drive Shack – The Company opened its first venue in Orlando, Florida, in April 2018. The Company has announced five additional venues to date, which are in various stages of development, and are expected to open throughout 2019 and early 2020. American Golf – As of June 30, 2018, the Company owned, leased or managed 74 golf properties across 12 states. These courses are located predominately in high-volume, top-tier cities across the U.S. The Company is monetizing its 26 owned properties. As of the date of this release, 1 property was sold and 15 properties were under contract or had a letter of intent for purchase. The remaining properties are being actively marketed and the Company aims to achieve all sales by early 2019.The Company entered the year aiming to terminate or restructure 14 of its lease agreements. During the first six months of the year, 2 properties have been terminated or converted to management agreements. The Company continues to pursue the remaining 12 agreements.

SECOND QUARTER 2018 FINANCIAL RESULTS

GAAP Loss of $6 million, or $0.09 per share, for the three months ended June 30, 2018, compared to a loss of $6 million, or $0.09 per share, in the prior year corresponding period. GAAP Loss of $24 million, or $0.36 per share, for the six months ended June 30, 2018, compared to a loss of $20 million, or $0.31 per share, in the prior year corresponding period. Year-over-year decrease is primarily due to lower interest income because of the repayment of the resorts-related loan and sale of agency securities, partially offset by stronger year-over-year performance in the traditional golf business.

THIRD QUARTER 2018 PREFERRED STOCK DIVIDENDS

Drive Shack Inc.’s Board of Directors declared dividends on the Company's preferred stock for the period beginning August 1, 2018 and ending October 31, 2018. The dividends are payable on October 31, 2018 to holders of record of preferred stock on October 1, 2018. The Company will pay dividends of $0.609375, $0.503125 and $0.523438 per share on the 9.750% Series B, 8.050% Series C and 8.375% Series D preferred stock, respectively.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

For additional information that management believes to be useful for investors, please refer to the presentation posted on the Investor Relations section of the Company’s website, http://ir.driveshack.com. For consolidated information, please refer to the Company’s most recent Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q or Annual Report on Form 10-K, which are available on the Company’s website, http://ir.driveshack.com.

EARNINGS CONFERENCE CALL

The Company’s management will host a conference call on Friday, August 3, 2018 at 9:00 A.M. Eastern Time. A copy of the earnings release will be posted to the Investor Relations section of Drive Shack Inc.’s website, http://ir.driveshack.com.

All interested parties are welcome to participate on the live call. The conference call may be accessed by dialing 1-866-913-6930 (from within the U.S.) or 1-409-983-9881 (from outside of the U.S.) ten minutes prior to the scheduled start of the call; please reference conference ID “7369948.”

A simultaneous webcast of the conference call will be available to the public on a listen-only basis at http://ir.driveshack.com. Please allow extra time prior to the call to visit the website and download any necessary software required to listen to the internet broadcast.

A telephonic replay of the conference call will also be available two hours following the call’s completion through 11:30 P.M. Eastern Time on Friday, August 17, 2018 by dialing 1-800-585-8367 (from within the U.S.) or 1-404-537-3406 (from outside of the U.S.); please reference conference ID “7369948.”

ABOUT DRIVE SHACK INC.

Drive Shack Inc. is a leading owner and operator of golf-related leisure and entertainment businesses.

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 statements regarding the timing and frequency of opening new Drive Shack venues, the Company’s ability to consummate the sales of its owned golf courses and the Company’s ability to terminate or restructure its lease agreements. These statements are based on management's current expectations and beliefs and are subject to a number of trends and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those described in the forward-looking statements, many of which are beyond Drive Shack’s control. The Company can give no assurance that its expectations will be attained. Accordingly, you should not place undue reliance on any forward-looking statements contained in this press release. For a discussion of some of the risks and important factors that could cause actual results to differ from such forward-looking statements, see the sections entitled “Risk Factors” and “Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations” in the Company’s most recent Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q or Annual Report on Form 10-K. Furthermore, new risks and uncertainties emerge from time to time, and it is not possible for the Company to predict or assess the impact of every factor that may cause its actual results to differ from those contained in any forward-looking statements. Such forward-looking statements speak only as of the date of this press release. The Company expressly disclaims any obligation to release publicly any updates or revisions to any forward-looking statements contained herein to reflect any change in the Company's expectations with regard thereto or change in events, conditions or circumstances on which any statement is based.

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CONTACT: Drive Shack Inc.

Investor Relations

516-268-7460

KEYWORD: UNITED STATES NORTH AMERICA NEW YORK

INDUSTRY KEYWORD: GOLF GENERAL SPORTS PROFESSIONAL SERVICES REIT BANKING FINANCE CONSTRUCTION & PROPERTY COMMERCIAL BUILDING & REAL ESTATE SPORTS

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