RCI Board Authorizes Additional $10 Million for Share Buybacks

HOUSTON – January 3, 2019 – RCI Hospitality Holdings, Inc. (Nasdaq: RICK) announced its Board of Directors has authorized the repurchase of an additional $10.0 million of common stock, bringing the total available funds to approximately $12.7 million, including funds remaining from a previous authorization.

"We are committed to our shareholders and our capital allocation strategy,” said Eric Langan, Chairman, President and CEO. "RCI continues to grow free cash flow, and we are dedicated to effectively deploying capital to benefit investors.

"Our capital allocation strategy indicates repurchasing shares in the open market when the yield on our free cash flow run rate relative to our market capitalization meets or exceeds double digits. At a current FCF run rate of $26 million that signals buying shares at $27 or less, unless there is a significant strategic rationale to do otherwise."

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

With more than 40 units, RCI Hospitality Holdings, Inc., through its subsidiaries, is the country's leading company in gentlemen's clubs and sports bars/restaurants. Clubs in New York City, Miami, Charlotte, Dallas/Ft. Worth, Houston, Minneapolis, St. Louis, and other markets operate under brand names such as Rick‘s Cabaret, XTC, Club Onyx, Vivid Cabaret, Jaguars, Tootsie's Cabaret, and Scarlett's Cabaret. Sports bars/restaurants operate under the brand name Bombshells Restaurant & Bar. Please visit http://www.rcihospitality.com.

Forward-Looking Statements

This press release may contain forward-looking statements that involve a number of risks and uncertainties that could cause the company's actual results to differ materially from those indicated in this press release, including the risks and uncertainties associated with operating and managing an adult business, the business climates in cities where it operates, the success or lack thereof in launching and building the company's businesses, risks and uncertainties related to cybersecurity, conditions relevant to real estate transactions, and numerous other factors such as laws governing the operation of adult entertainment businesses, competition and dependence on key personnel. The company has no obligation to update or revise the forward-looking statements to reflect the occurrence of future events or circumstances.

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