Great American Group Reports Continued Improvement in the Chemicals and Plastics Markets

  Great American Group Reports Continued Improvement in the Chemicals and
  Plastics Markets

           –Despite challenges, domestic demand continues to grow–

Business Wire

WOODLAND HILLS, Calif. -- April 23, 2013

Analysts with Great American Group, Inc. (OTCBB: GAMR) report that the
chemicals and plastics industries proved to be one of the bright spots of the
domestic economy in 2012, driven in large part by the advancement of hydraulic
fracturing.

Fracking, the process by which natural gas liquids are released and recovered
from deposits in shale, has had a major impact on domestic manufacturers, as
the low-cost ethane found in these deposits has made the U.S. competitive on a
global scale. These developments have spurred a number of new chemical and
plastic construction projects to expand existing facilities and bring new
processing and manufacturing plants online.

“For the past year or so, we’ve witnessed the domestic chemicals and plastic
industries continue to exhibit strength and growth, despite the many hurdles
they have faced both domestically and globally,” said Jonathan Deptula, Great
American Group senior project manager and chemicals/plastics industry
specialist. “While the market still presents a number of challenges, most
evidence indicates that the domestic market will continue to climb toward
pre-recession levels.”

However, despite the growth witnessed in 2012, the chemicals and plastics
markets have not yet bounced back to the strength witnessed in the
pre-recession years. Although most signs point toward continued improvement,
certain concerns, such as Europe’s economic struggles, leave room for
uncertainty.

Great American Group’s newest quarterly Chemicals and Plastics Monitor is
available at
www.greatamerican.com/news_media/downloads/Chemicals%20and%20Plastics%20Monitor%20-%20April%202013.pdf

For more information about asset disposition, valuation and appraisal services
available through Great American Group, visit www.greatamerican.com.

About Great American Group, Inc. (OTCBB: GAMR)

Great American Group is a leading provider of asset disposition and auction
solutions, advisory and valuation services, capital investment, and real
estate advisory services for an extensive array of companies. A trusted
strategic partner at every stage of the business lifecycle, Great American
Group efficiently deploys resources with sector expertise to assist companies,
lenders, capital providers, private equity investors and professional service
firms in maximizing the value of their assets. The company has in-depth
experience within the retail, industrial, real estate, healthcare, energy and
technology industries. The corporate headquarters is located in Woodland
Hills, Calif. with additional offices in Atlanta, Boston, Charlotte, N.C.,
Chicago, Dallas, New York, San Francisco, London and Milan. For more
information, call (818) 884-3737 or visit www.greatamerican.com.

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