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1 One Earth Energy, LLC Gibson City, IL Stuart Rose, Chairman & CEO Doug Bruggeman, CFO December 2011 REX: NYSE

2 This presentation contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of Such statements can be identified by use of forward-looking terminology such as project, may, expect,estimate, anticipate or continue or the negative thereof or other variations thereon or comparable terminology. You are cautioned that there are certain risks and uncertainties that could cause actual events or results to differ materially from those referred to in such forward- looking statements. These risks and uncertainties are described in our filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Safe Harbor 2

3 Successful alternative energy investor since 1998 Synfuel investments of $6M yielded ~$178M return over 10 years Discontinued legacy retail operations in FY 09 to focus on alternative energy Ethanol investments initiated in 2006 $24M profit in FY 07 on $14M early ethanol investment Alternative energy represented 99% of revenue and 74% of assets (10/31/11) Ownership in six operating ethanol production facilities representing 219M gallons of annual operating nameplate production Revenues from ethanol, distillers grain & corn oil Strong, liquid balance sheet (as of 10/31/11) (based on 8.4M diluted shares) Unrestricted cash of $67.0M~ $ 7.98/share Net book value of retail real estate$18.6M~ $ 2.21/share Carrying value of ownership in six plants$156.2M~ $18.60/share REX shareholders book value$238.2M~$28.36/share ROE-focused asset allocation discipline 11.2% average ROE since 1993 (despite low returns on high cash balances) Ongoing share repurchase program Insider ownership approximately 33% REX Overview 3

4 Entered alternative energy sector FY 98 investing in two synthetic fuel LPs Earned federal income tax credits based on the tonnage and content of solid synthetic fuel produced and sold to unrelated parties Sold interests in both partnerships and received quarterly income subject to production levels and phase-outs through calendar 2007 Purchased 3rd synthetic fuel facility in FY 02; was sold in FY 04 Synfuel partnership performance - FY 98 - FY 11 Total investment income ~$130M from sale of partnership interests Allocated income tax credits of ~$48M Plus $2.9M in income received in Q2 11 from plant sold in 2006 Entered ethanol sector FY 06 and as of 11/1/11 REX has: Investments in six operating ethanol production facilities Ownership of ~219.2mgy of nameplate ethanol production Includes 48% interest in 100mgy NuGen Energy facility acquired 7/10 and additional 50% NuGen Energy interest acquired 11/11 Alternative Energy Investments 4

5 Ethanol industry blends approximately 13 billion gallons per year, thereby reducing our reliance on foreign oil Helps U.S. balance of trade Helps country move towards energy independence Approximately 1/3 of corn used in ethanol production is returned to feed market in the form of DDG, corn gluten meal and feed* National benefits Farmers require fewer price subsidies Land being transitioned away from land bank Ethanol generates higher tax revenues Ethanol production added nearly $54 bn to GDP* Ethanol production increased household income by $36 bn* Industry will no longer get tax subsidies effective 1/1/12(VEETC) Farm states less impacted by challenged economic environment Ethanol estimated to have created 400,000 jobs across ancillary industries from agriculture to manufacturing to the service sector* * Source: Renewable Fuels Associations Ethanol Industry Considerations 5

6 REX Ethanol Portfolio at 11/1/11 Nameplate Non-Recourse% Entity/Location Capacity Plant Debt Ownership REX Capacity (mgy) (millions)(millions) Owned (mgy) One Earth Energy, LLC Gibson City, IL100$71.7 (2) 74%74.0 Patriot Renewable Fuels, LLC Annawan, IL100$60.9 (2) 23%23.0 TOTAL592 n/a n/a219.2 (1)REX owns a 10% interest in Big River which owns 100% of West Burlington & Galva & 50.5% of Dyersville plants. (2)Non-Recourse Plant Debt figures are as of 9/30/11 (3)NuGen Non-Recourse Plant Debt is as of 11/1/11 Big River Resources, LLC West Burlington, IA (1) 92 10%9.2 Big River Resources $117.5 (2) Galva, IL (1) %10.0 Big River United Energy Dyersville, IA (1) 100 5%5.0 NuGen Energy, LLC Marion, SD100$55.0 (3) 98%98.0 6

7 Effective 11/1 acquired additional 50% equity interest in NuGen Energy ethanol production plant, raising REXs ownership to 98% Total cash consideration of $12.7 million for additional equity and REXs remaining contingent liability and REX made a $7.0 million capital contribution to reduce NuGen long-term debt Transaction funded with cash on hand NuGens non-recourse bank debt refinanced $55 million mortgage debt and $10 million revolving credit facility Increases REXs ownership of annual nameplate production by ~30% to approximately 219 mgy Results will be consolidated in REXs financial statements beginning Q4FY11 NuGen operates a nameplate 100 mgy ethanol production facility Favorable location with excellent infrastructure including railroad, natural gas and local corn supply Produced mgy and mgy of denatured ethanol in FYE 7/31/11 and 7/31/10, respectively Plant built by Fagen, Inc. with ICM, Inc. technology Acquisition of Additional NuGen Interest 7 Dollars in millions, unauditedTwelve Months Ended July 31, Change Sales $ 336.6$ % Gross Profit % General and Administrative Expense (9.4) % EBITDA* % Depreciation and Amortization Expense (4.7) (4.6) +2.2 % Earnings Before Interest and Taxes % Interest Expense, net (3.0) (3.3) (9.1) % Net Income (pre-tax) $ 24.3$ % Denatured Production (millions of gallons) % * EBITDA, or earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization is not a measure of performance or liquidity calculated in accordance with GAAP. EBITDA for NuGen is calculated by adding interest expense, net and depreciation and amortization expense to pre-tax net income.

8 Disciplined investment criteria Invest only if project meets strategic and financial risk and return criteria Align with farmers, farm cooperatives and farming communities as co-investors and owners of ethanol production facilities Facilitates access to grain supply, local community support Locate plants close to rail access and feedstocks Utilize state-of-the-art ethanol production technology Dry mill corn-processing All plants are highly efficient Fagen, Inc. and/or ICM, Inc. Fagen is large, respected U.S. green energy design-builder ICM engineers, builds, and supports renewable fuel bio-refineries ICM process technology produces ~6.6 billion gallons of ethanol Seek to match grain prices with ethanol and DDG sales at most plants Forward grain purchases and ethanol sales contracts generally two month duration Derivative contracts are generally not employed to hedge commodity price risks Maximize ethanol plant returns via: Running plants efficiently, often above nameplate capacity Sale of dried (and wet) distillers grain (DDG) as animal feed Adding corn oil production capabilities REX Ethanol Strategy 8

9 Demand/Pricing Drivers Ethanol Federal EPA ethanol purchasing mandates continue to rise, requiring refiners to purchase more ethanol each year: YearTarget BGY BGY BGY BGY 2015 & beyond15.0 BGY $0.45 per gallon VEETC (blenders credit) expires Dec. 31, 2011 Distillers Grain Rising corn prices have driven DDG pricing increases, helping offset impact on crush spreads 9

10 Crush Spread & DDG Pricing Crush Spread = price of 1 gallon of ethanol - cost of corn to produce it One bushel of corn makes ~2.8 gallons of ethanol Crush spread = Ethanol price – (Corn bushel price / 2.8) Crush spread excludes other production, transportation costs, etc. Dried distillers grain (DDG) pricing has offset weaker crush spreads in 1H11 and supplemented improved crush spreads in 2H11 REXs average realized DDG prices per quarter are reflected on green line below. Calculated using CBOT monthly average prices 10

11 Operating Results Nine Months Ended $ in millions, except per share data Net sales and revenue: Alternative energy (1) $238.6$205.8 Real estate Total net sales and revenue$239.5$206.5 Gross profit$13.3$20.5 Segment profit (loss): Alternative energy (1) $22.8 $18.6 Real estate(1.5) (0.6) Corporate expense(1.7)(2.1) Income from synthetic fuel partnership2.9-- Interest income, net Income from continuing operations including non-controlling interests $14.5$10.3 Net income from continuing operations $12.1$8.2 Net income from continuing operations per share$1.28$0.83 Net income$13.5$9.7 Diluted net income per share$1.43$0.98 Weighted average diluted shares outstanding (1) 10/31/10 period includes results attributable to non-controlling interest of Levelland Hockley (44%) and One Earth Energy (26%) and 10/31/11 period includes results attributable to non-controlling interest in One Earth Energy (26%). 10/31/1110/31/10 11

12 Strong Balance Sheet $ in millions 10/31/111/31/11 Cash and Cash Equivalents$ 86.8 $ 91.0 Total Current Assets Property & Equipment, net Deferred Taxes, net Equity Method Investments Other Investments and Deposits Total Assets $356.6$375.7 Current Debt $ 11.1$ 10.0 Total Current Liabilities Deferred Income Long Term Debt - Non Recourse Long Term Debt - Recourse Total REX Equity (excludes non-controlling interests) $238.2$

13 Previously built and operated 260-store consumer electronics chain Discontinued retail operations in FY 09 Retail service contract deferred income recognized in discontinued operations Monetized real estate as industry dynamics challenged retail operations Reduced store count using disciplined financial criteria for each location Sold 86 company-owned sites in 2007 for $74.5M in cash Real estate holdings as of 10/31/11: Carrying value $17.4M, net of $1.1M of debt 24 owned store locations & 1 distribution center Divesting real estate on an opportunistic basis No urgency to exit at lower valuations given strong cash position Real Estate Assets 13

14 Capital Allocation Priorities Ethanol plants and other industrial investments Share repurchases below book value 4.3M shares repurchased last three years + YTD; $13.58 avg. price Repurchased 1,506,814 shares YTD; $16.86 avg. price 162,455 shares remaining under current repurchase authorization 14

15 Successful alternative energy investor since 1998 Interests in six operating ethanol production facilities 219.2M gals of production capacity/year Alternative energy segment profit of $13.4M in FY 10 and $22.8M in FY11 YTD Industry leading ethanol production skill and plant efficiencies REX ethanol operations are among best performing plants Growth opportunities in ethanol and other industrial sectors Expand ownership of existing facilities Invest in new ethanol plants or industrial projects requiring similar skill sets Proven management team with asset allocation discipline 11.2% average ROE since 1993, despite low returns on high cash balances Long-term program of share repurchases below book value Insider ownership of ~33% Strong asset base (at 10/31/11): Shareholders equity $238.2M (~$28.36 share) Unrestricted cash $67.0M Net real estate value $17.4M 8.3M common shares outstanding at 11/30/11 REX Summary 15

16 REX AMERICAN RESOURCES CORPORATION REX: NYSE Investor Relations Contacts: Joseph Jaffoni/David Collins Jaffoni & Collins Incorporated 212/ or Review of REX Americans Investments in Operating Ethanol Plants 16

17 One Earth Energy, LLC Summary REX has a 74% ownership interest in One Earth Operates dry mill corn-processing ethanol plant in Gibson City, IL 100 mgy ethanol capacity; 320,000 tons of dried distiller grains Plant capital costs: ~$153.5M 10/07: REX funded $50.8M to secure a 74% ownership 7/09: Plant commenced operation Fagen and ICM construction, process design and engineering Strong partners, location and corn supply Alliance Grain and Cooperative is a farmer-owned elevator system established in 1991 located directly in front of the ethanol plant Five operational elevators near the plant all of which are rail load-out accessible via Alliances Bloomer Line Rail Company, offering transportation savings for corn and feed Two major rail services available: Canadian National and Norfolk Southern ~54M bushels of grain can be stored at three of the nearest elevator locations ~200M bushels of corn are produced annually in surrounding counties REX has received dividends of $5.1M through 10/31/11 17

18 NuGen Energy, LLC Summary 18 REX has a 98% ownership interest in NuGen Energy, LLC Acquired additional 50% interest effective 11/1/11 Operates dry mill corn processing ethanol plant in Marion, SD In partnership with Central Farmers Cooperative, LLC, one of the largest and most successful grain and corn procurement entities and grain terminals in the region. REX previously owned 33.9% interest in plant acquired for $14M REX sold its interests in the plant in 2007 to U.S. BioEnergy for ~$24M profit 100 mgy ethanol capacity; and 320,000 tons of dried distiller grains Plant commenced construction October 2006; commenced production Feb /30/10: REX re-acquired 48% interest for $9.2M and commitment to pay up to an additional $6.5M based on future profitability $3.1M received and funded through July 31, /1/11: REX acquired additional 50% interest for $19.7M which also paid in full prior contingent consideration liability Fagen and ICM construction, design and engineering REX received dividends of $3.1M through 10/31/11

19 REX has a 23% ownership interest in Patriot Operates dry mill corn-processing ethanol plant in Annawan, Illinois 100 mgy ethanol capacity; 320,000 tons of dried distiller grains Capital costs: ~ $155M 12/06: Acquired 23% of Patriot for $16.0M 9/08: Plant commenced operation Fagen and ICM construction, process design and engineering Located near rail access in heart of Illinois corn production Access to ample grain supplies at competitive prices REX has received dividends of $1.6M through 10/31/11 Patriot Renewable Fuels, LLC Summary 19

20 Big River Resources, LLC Summary Big River was formed to develop/acquire ethanol facilities Owns 5 elevators with ~10M bushels of grain storage REX acquired 10% ownership in Big River for $20M Big River Facilities: 92 mgy plant in West Burlington, IA Commenced operation in 2004 (REX interest is 10%) 100 mgy plant in Galva, IL Commenced operation 5/09 (REX interest is 10%) 50.5% stake in 100 mgy plant in Dyersville, IA Acquired 8/09(REX interest is 5%) All plants Fagen/ICM construction, process design and engineering All plants in close proximity to rail and highway transportation REX has received dividends of $4.7M through 10/31/11 20

21 One Earth Energy, LLC Gibson City, IL Stuart Rose, Chairman & CEO Doug Bruggeman, CFO December 2011 REX: NYSE 21

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