January 28, 2015

Empire State Realty Trust to Ring the NYSE Opening Bell

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, today announced that Thomas P. Durels, Executive Vice President, Director of Leasing & Operations of ESRT, accompanied by members of the Jarden Corporation (NYSE: JAH), Challenged Athletes Foundation and NYCRUNS teams, will ring the NYSE Opening Bell® this morning in celebration of the upcoming 38th Annual Empire State Building Run-Up.

The 38th Annual Empire State Building Run-Up takes place February 4, 2015 at the Empire State Building. Ringing of the NYSE Opening Bell® highlights the partnership between Empire State Realty Trust and Jarden Corporation. The upcoming Empire State Building Run-Up is presented by Marmot, and has been one of the most unique and iconic races in New York City for nearly forty years. The event is the ultimate building run as runners race 86 floors up the world’s most iconic landmark.

Challenged Athletes Foundation (CAF) will be 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 good work to provide opportunities and assistance to people with physical challenges, giving those with the desire to live active, athletic lifestyles every opportunity to compete in the sports they love.

NYCRUNS will serve as the race management company of the Empire State Building Run-Up Presented by Marmot. NYCRUNS will provide event production support and manage participant registration. NYCRUNS is the largest running event management company in the New York Metropolitan Area.

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 office building. Headquartered in New York, New York, the Company’s office and retail portfolio covers 10.0 million rentable square feet, as of September 30, 2014, consisting of 9.3 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 731,000 rentable square feet in the retail portfolio. The Company also owns land at the Stamford, Connecticut Transportation Center that supports the development of an approximately 380,000 rentable square foot office building and garage.

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