New York, NY (February 2, 2016) – Empire State Realty Trust, Inc. (NYSE: ESRT) (the “Company”), a real estate investment trust with office and retail properties in Manhattan and the greater New York metropolitan area, and Marmot Mountain, LLC (Marmot), a premier outdoor clothing, apparel and equipment manufacturer, and a subsidiary of the Jarden Corporation (NYSE: JAH), today announced that executives and representatives from both businesses, joined by representatives and athletes from the Challenged Athletes Foundation will ring the NYSE Opening Bell® this morning in celebration of the 39th Annual Empire State Building Run-Up which will take place February 3, 2016.
Present at the NYSE Opening Bell® ceremony are:
- John B. Kessler, President and Chief Operating Officer; David Karp, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer; Audrey Pass, Chief Marketing Officer (Empire State Realty Trust, Inc.)
- Tom Fritz, Vice President Marketing; Jordan Campbell, Public Relations Director; Sean Swarner, Ambassador Athlete; KC Kennedy, Production Artist and Athlete (Marmot)
- Jim Lillie, Chief Executive Officer; Joe Polwrek, Sr. Procurement Specialist and Athlete (Jarden Corporation)
- Scott L. Stackman, CAF Board Member and Managing Director Investments, UBS; Mike Coots, CAF Challenged Athlete; Patricia Collins, CAF Challenged Athlete (Challenged Athletes Foundation)
The ringing of the NYSE Opening Bell® highlights the continued partnership between Empire State Realty Trust and Jarden Corporation in their second year of collaboration on the race, which is known as the pinnacle event in global tower running. Presenting sponsor Marmot will also act as official timekeeper of the race, recording finishing times for all participants and providing the top male and female elite finishers with Marmot watches and exclusive Marmot jackets.
Challenged Athletes Foundation (CAF) is once again the official charity partner of the Empire State Building Run-Up Presented by Marmot. Twenty-five runners will participate and fundraise in support of CAF’s work to provide access and assistance to people with physical challenges, giving those with the desire to live active, athletic lifestyles the opportunity to compete in the sports they love. Seven challenged athletes from across the country will race up the 1,576 steps and 86 floors.
The Opening Bell will ring at 9:30 a.m. Eastern Time and can be viewed live on the NYSE’s website at https://nyse.nyx.com/the-bell/todays-bells-live. Photos and video of the NYSE Bell Ringing Ceremony will be available, courtesy of the NYSE, on Facebook (NYSE Euronext) ; Twitter (@NYSEEuronext) and on the NYSE YouTube Channel — nysetv1.
About Empire State Realty Trust
Empire State Realty Trust, Inc. (NYSE: ESRT), a leading real estate investment trust (REIT), owns, manages, operates, acquires and repositions office and retail properties in Manhattan and the greater New York metropolitan area, including the Empire State Building, the world’s most famous building. Headquartered in New York, New York, the Company’s office and retail portfolio covers 10.1 million rentable square feet, as of September 30, 2015, consisting of 9.4 million rentable square feet in 14 office properties, including nine in Manhattan, three in Fairfield County, Connecticut and two in Westchester County, New York; and approximately 724,000 rentable square feet in the retail portfolio.
About Marmot Mountain, LLC
Marmot is an award-winning, globally distributed brand of high-performance, technical clothing, apparel and equipment. Since 1974, Marmot products have been worn by climbers, skiers, mountaineers and adventurers world-wide. Marmot works with professional mountain guides, world-class athletes and expeditions—pushing the limits of product innovation and technology—pioneering what is possible in the most extreme environments on earth. For more information about Marmot please visit www.marmot.com
About Jarden Corporation
Jarden Corporation is a diversified, global consumer products company with a portfolio of over 120 trusted, authentic brands. Jarden’s record of strong financial performance and organic growth is supported by a focused operating culture coupled with value enhancing acquisitions and shareholder focused capital allocation. Jarden operates in three primary business segments through a number of well recognized brands, including: Branded Consumables: Ball®, Bee®, Bernardin®, Bicycle®, Billy Boy®, Crawford®, Diamond®, Envirocooler®, Fiona®, First Alert®, First Essentials®, Hoyle®, Kerr®, Lehigh®, Lifoam®, Lillo®, Loew-Cornell®, Mapa®, Millefiori®, NUK®, Pine Mountain®, Quickie®, Spontex®, Tigex®, Waddington, Yankee Candle® and YOU®; Outdoor Solutions: Abu Garcia®, AeroBed®, Berkley®, Campingaz® and Coleman®, Dalbello®, ExOfficio®, Fenwick®, Greys®, Gulp!®, Hardy®, Invicta®, Jostens®, K2®, Marker®, Marmot®, Mitchell®, Neff®, PENN®, Rawlings®, Shakespeare®, Squadra®, Stearns®, Stren®, Trilene®, Völkl® and Zoot®; and Consumer Solutions: Bionaire®, Breville®, Cadence®, Crock-Pot®, FoodSaver®, Health o meter®, Holmes®, Mr. Coffee®, Oster®, Patton®, Rainbow®, Rival®, Seal-a-Meal®, Sunbeam®, VillaWare® and White Mountain®. Headquartered in Florida, Jarden ranks #348 on the Fortune 500 and has over 35,000 employees worldwide. For further information about Jarden, please visit www.jarden.com.
About the Challenged Athletes Foundation
The Challenged Athletes Foundation® (CAF) is a world leader in helping people with physical challenges lead active, healthy lifestyles. CAF believes that participation in physical activity at any level increases self-esteem, encourages independence and enhances quality of life. Since 1994, more than $67 million has been raised and over 11,000 funding requests from people with physical challenges in all 50 states and dozens of countries have been satisfied. Additionally, CAF’s outreach efforts reach another 60,000 individuals each year. Whether it’s a $2,500 grant for a handcycle, helping underwrite a carbon fiber running foot not covered by insurance, or arranging enthusiastic encouragement from a mentor who has triumphed over a similar challenge, CAF’s mission is clear: give opportunities and support to those with the desire to live active, athletic lifestyles. To learn more, visit challengedathletes.org or call 858-866-0959.