The Seville Named “Gentlemen's Club of The Year/Central Region” at Industry Convention

MINNEAPOLIS—August 23, 2016—The Seville Club, a popular gentlemen’s club known for its elegant atmosphere and famous downtown location and a subsidiary of RCI Hospitality Holdings, Inc. (Nasdaq: RICK), was named “Gentlemen’s Club of the Year/Central Region”.

The club received the award at the recent 24th Annual Gentlemen’s Club EXPO in New Orleans, the adult nightclub industry’s only national convention, which also showcases the industry's only national awards show. The award came via an online-only balloting system, where The Seville was among eight Club of the Year/Central nominees. More than 3,000 industry professionals logged on and cast their votes.

“This is wonderfulrecognition of The Seville’s modern tribute to the glamour and glory of burlesque,” saidEd Anakar, Director of Operations and President of RCI Management Services, Inc.“It also reflects the exceptional talent, hard work and dedication of everybody at the club. Thank you to all the entertainers and our staff and managers whomake sure every guesthas a great time.”

The Seville Club is located in an historic renovated building at 15 Glenwood Avenue North, directly across from Target Center, one block from Target Field, in the heart of the Downtown Minneapolis Entertainment and Theater Districts. It featuresgorgeous entertainers. The restaurant serves modern interpretations of classic American dishes. The bar offers fine wines and spirits. Premium cigars are available for its smoking patio. For more information, visit http://www.thesevilleclub.com

About RCI Hospitality Holdings, Inc. (Nasdaq: RICK)

With 43 units, RCI Hospitality Holdings, Inc., through its subsidiaries, is the country’s leading company in gentlemen clubs and sports bars/restaurants. Clubs in New York City, Miami, Philadelphia, Charlotte, Dallas/Ft. Worth, Houston, Minneapolis, Indianapolis and other cities operate under brand names, such as “Rick's Cabaret,” “XTC,” “Club Onyx,” “Vivid Cabaret,” “Jaguars” and “Tootsie’s Cabaret.” Sports bars/restaurants operate under the brand name “Bombshells.” Please visit http://www.rcihospitality.com/

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