For The First-Time Ever, Empire State Realty Trust Debuts New Antenna LED Lights During Halloween Light And Music Show

ANTENNA REVEAL: As a special surprise and gift to New York City and the world, Empire State Realty Trust, Inc. (NYSE: ESRT) has installed for the first time lights to the Empire State Building’s antenna—the highest structure on the building. These custom LED lights can be seen for miles in every direction. On Halloween night, the antenna LEDs will be unveiled for the first-time ever, and will become part of the Empire State Building’s light shows and iconic tower lightings, further enhancing and redefining the New York City skyline.

On Thursday, October 31, 2013, at 8:30 p.m. EST, ESRT and Clear Channel Media and Entertainment will give New York City a Halloween-themed LED light show choreographed by internationally-acclaimed lighting designer Marc Brickman to a Halloween-inspired soundtrack on Clear Channel’s powerhouse radio stations Z100 (100.3 FM) and KTU (103.5 FM).

The addition of the new antenna LED lights will offer more than 200 feet of new lighting capabilities to extend and amplify the entire tower from choreographed light shows to daily lightings with the same effects and 16 million colors as the other tiers of the tower.

THE SIGHTS: Best Light Show Public Viewing Locations:

  • Brooklyn Bridge
  • Bryant Park
  • The Highline
  • Hoboken/Jersey City Waterfront
  • Hudson River Esplanade
  • Long Island City
  • Madison Square Park
  • Tribeca Park
  • Union Square
  • Williamsburg Waterfront

THE SOUNDS: Fans in New York and around the Tri-State area can tune into Z100 (100.3 FM) or KTU (103.5 FM) to hear the synchronized soundtrack in real-time during the light show.

The Halloween-inspired hits for the light show:

  • “This Is Halloween”
  • “Ghostbusters”
  • “Monster Mash”
  • “Halloween”
  • “Somebody’s Watching Me”

Those unable to view the live show can watch the official video of the entire light show on the Empire State Building’s YouTube page via the following link: www.youtube.com/esbnyc.

MEDIA MATERIALS: ESRT will post the official, hi-resolution video of the light and music show featuring incredible aerial views of the Empire State Building with an embeddable code on its YouTube page, www.youtube.com/esbnyc, within an hour of the show finishing for media use. Photos and b-roll footage will be available following the light show.

SOCIAL MEDIA: Fans are invited to join the Halloween light show discussion by utilizing the hashtag #ESBoo on social media channels.

About the Empire State Building

Soaring 1,454 feet above Midtown Manhattan (from base to antenna), the Empire State Building, owned by ESRT Empire State Building, L.L.C., is the “World’s Most Famous Office Building.” With new investments in energy efficiency, infrastructure, public areas and amenities, the Empire State Building has attracted first-rate tenants in a diverse array of industries from around the world. The skyscraper’s robust broadcasting technology supports all major television and FM radio stations in the New York metropolitan market. The Empire State Building was named America’s favorite building in a poll conducted by the American Institute of Architects and the Empire State Building Observatory is one of the world’s most beloved attractions as the region’s #1 tourist destination. For more information on the Empire State Building, please visit www.esbnyc.comhttp://www.facebook.com/empirestatebuilding, @EmpireStateBldg, or http://www.pinterest.com/empirestatebldg/.

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 premier office and retail portfolio covers 8.4 million rentable square feet, as of June 30, 2013, and is comprised of 7.7 million rentable square feet in 12 office properties, including seven in Manhattan, three in Fairfield County, Connecticut and two in Westchester County, New York; and 645,067 rentable square feet in six retail properties, including four in Manhattan and two in Westport, Connecticut. 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 and has an option to acquire two additional Manhattan office properties encompassing approximately 1.5 million rentable square feet of office space and over 150,000 rentable square feet of retail space at the base of the buildings.

Forward-Looking Statements

This press release includes “forward looking statements”. Forward-looking statements may be identified by the use of words such as “believes,” “expects,” “may,” “will,” “should,” “seeks,” “approximately,” “intends,” “plans,” “pro forma,” “estimates,” “contemplates,” “aims,” “continues,” “would” or “anticipates” or the negative of these words and phrases or similar words or phrases. The following factors, among others, could cause actual results and future events to differ materially from those set forth or contemplated in the forward-looking statements: the factors included in the Company’s prospectus relating to the initial public offering, including those set forth under the headings “Risk Factors,” “Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations” and “Business and Properties.” While forward-looking statements reflect the Company’s good faith beliefs, they are not guarantees of future performance. The Company disclaims any obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statement to reflect changes in underlying assumptions or factors, of new information, data or methods, future events or other changes after the date of this press release, except as required by applicable law. For a further discussion of these and other factors that could impact the Company’s future results, performance or transactions, see the section entitled “Risk Factors” in the prospectus relating to the initial public offering, and other risks described in documents subsequently filed by the Company from time to time with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Prospective investors should not place undue reliance on any forward-looking statements, which are based only on information currently available to the Company (or to third parties making the forward-looking statements).

Media Contacts:
Carolyn Conners, Edelman 
(212) 704-4484 
Carolyn.Conners@Edelman.com

Angel Aristone, Clear Channel
(212) 377-7802
angelaristone@clearchannel.com

Empire State Realty Trust and Clear Channel Media and Entertainment Give New York City and the Word a Halloween “Treat” with Spectacular LED Tower Light and Music Show

Empire State Realty Trust, Inc. (NYSE: ESRT) today announced with its partner Clear Channel Media and Entertainment that they will join together to give New York City and the world a special Halloween Trick and Treat. The Empire State Building (ESB), the International Icon of the Skyline of New York City, will synchronize its LED tower lights to Halloween-themed music broadcast on Clear Channel’s powerhouse radio stations Z100 and 103.5 KTU at 8:30 p.m. EST, on October 31, 2013. The skyline spectacular will be choreographed by internationally-acclaimed lighting designer Marc Brickman to a Halloween-inspired soundtrack transmitted from atop ESB. The light and music show will also be featured during the 40th anniversary of New York’s Greenwich Village Halloween Parade.

Empire State Building and Clear Channel’s first-ever Halloween light show comes on the heels of our premier light show to two songs by Alicia Keys and our performance in the Macy’s July 4th fireworks display finale. For this show, we have a new surprise several months in the making which will bring even more excitement to New York City’s skyline,” said Anthony E. Malkin, Chairman, President and CEO of ESRT. “ESRT and Clear Channel are thrilled to gift our latest light show performance to our global audience to enjoy and share.”

“We are excited to partner with Empire State Realty Trust, offering listeners the soundtrack to the Empire State Building’s first-ever Halloween LED tower light show,” said Tom Poleman, President of National Programming Platforms, Clear Channel Media and Entertainment. “The Empire State Building is New York City’s international landmark and what better way to celebrate this “All Hallows’ Eve” themed light show event than with New York’s top hit music stations Z100 and 103.5 KTU.”

Following the live performance, fans around the world can watch the official video of the entire light show on the Empire State Building’s YouTube page by accessing the following link: www.youtube.com/esbnyc. Individuals are invited to take part in the showcase by utilizing the hashtag #ESBoo on social media channels.

“I have had the privilege of curating lighting designs for some of the top names in entertainment, but no project has inspired me as much as my work with the Empire State Building,” said Marc Brickman, lighting designer. “The Empire State Building is the crown jewel of New York City, and I can’t wait for people around the world to see what is in store for Halloween. With each light show, I strive to push boundaries in light design and look forward to entertaining the globe with the coveted Empire State Building tower lights for many years to come.”
 

About the Empire State Building

Soaring 1,454 feet above Midtown Manhattan (from base to antenna), the Empire State Building, owned by Empire State Realty Trust, Inc., is the “World’s Most Famous Office Building.” With new investments in energy efficiency, infrastructure, public areas and amenities, the Empire State Building has attracted first-rate tenants in a diverse array of industries from around the world. The skyscraper’s robust broadcasting technology supports all major television and FM radio stations in the New York metropolitan market. The Empire State Building was named America’s favorite building in a poll conducted by the American Institute of Architects, and the Empire State Building Observatory is one of the world’s most beloved attractions as the region’s #1 tourist destination. For more information on the Empire State Building, please visit www.esbnyc.comwww.facebook.com/empirestatebuilding, @EmpireStateBldg, www.instagram.com/empirestatebldgwww.youtube.com/esbnyc or www.pinterest.com/empirestatebldg/.

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 premier office and retail portfolio covers 8.4 million rentable square feet, as of June 30, 2013, and is comprised of 7.7 million rentable square feet in 12 office properties, including seven in Manhattan, three in Fairfield County, Connecticut and two in Westchester County, New York; and 645,067 rentable square feet in six retail properties, including four in Manhattan and two in Westport, Connecticut. 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 and has an option to acquire two additional Manhattan office properties encompassing approximately 1.5 million rentable square feet of office space and over 150,000 rentable square feet of retail space at the base of the buildings.

About Clear Channel Media and Entertainment

With 243 million monthly listeners in the U.S., Clear Channel Media and Entertainment has the largest reach of any radio or television outlet in America. Clear Channel Media and Entertainment serves 150 markets through 840 owned radio stations, and the company’s radio stations and content can be heard on AM/FM, HD digital radio, satellite radio, on the Internet at iHeartRadio.com and on the company’s radio station websites, on the iHeartRadio mobile app, in enhanced auto dashes, on iPads and smartphones, and used via navigation systems. iHeartRadio, Clear Channel’s digital radio platform, is the No. 1 all-in-one digital audio service with over 225 million downloads; it reached its first 20 million registered users faster than any digital service in Internet history. The company’s operations include radio broadcasting, online and mobile services and products, live concerts and events, syndication, music research services and independent media representation. Clear Channel Media and Entertainment is a division of CC Media Holdings, Inc. (OTCBB: CCMO), a leading global media and entertainment company. More information on the company can be found at ClearChannel.com.

Forward-Looking Statements

This press release includes “forward looking statements”. Forward-looking statements may be identified by the use of words such as “believes,” “expects,” “may,” “will,” “should,” “seeks,” “approximately,” “intends,” “plans,” “pro forma,” “estimates,” “contemplates,” “aims,” “continues,” “would” or “anticipates” or the negative of these words and phrases or similar words or phrases. The following factors, among others, could cause actual results and future events to differ materially from those set forth or contemplated in the forward-looking statements: the factors included in the Company’s prospectus relating to the initial public offering, including those set forth under the headings “Risk Factors,” “Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations” and “Business and Properties.” While forward-looking statements reflect the Company’s good faith beliefs, they are not guarantees of future performance. The Company disclaims any obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statement to reflect changes in underlying assumptions or factors, of new information, data or methods, future events or other changes after the date of this press release, except as required by applicable law. For a further discussion of these and other factors that could impact the Company’s future results, performance or transactions, see the section entitled “Risk Factors” in the prospectus relating to the initial public offering, and other risks described in documents subsequently filed by the Company from time to time with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Prospective investors should not place undue reliance on any forward-looking statements, which are based only on information currently available to the Company (or to third parties making the forward-looking statements).

Media Contacts:
Jessica Redling, Edelman 
(212) 277-3773 
Jessica.Redling@Edelman.com

Angel Aristone, Clear Channel
(212) 377-7802
angelaristone@clearchannel.com

Empire State Realty Trust Announces Closing of Initial Public Offering and Full Exercise of Over-Allotment Option By Underwriters

Empire State Realty Trust, Inc. (the “Company”), a Maryland corporation organized to qualify as a real estate investment trust, that owns, manages, operates, acquires and repositions office and retail properties in Manhattan and the greater New York metropolitan area, today announced the closing of its initial public offering of 82,225,000 shares of its Class A common stock at a public offering price of $13.00 per share, which includes the exercise in full of the underwriters’ option to purchase up to 10,725,000 shares of Class A common stock.  All of the common stock was offered by the Company.  The Class A common stock is listed on the New York Stock Exchange under the trading symbol “ESRT.”

The net proceeds of the offering are approximately $884.1 million, after deducting underwriting discounts and commissions and estimated offering expenses.  The Company intends to use the net proceeds from the offering primarily to fund certain formation transaction costs and fees, and make cash payments to holders of interests in the existing entities, including the Helmsley estate.

Goldman, Sachs & Co. and BofA Merrill Lynch acted as joint book-running managers for the offering.  The offering of these securities is being made only by means of a prospectus. Copies of the final prospectus can be obtained from:

Prospectus Department 
Goldman, Sachs & Co. 
200 West Street
New York, NY 10282 
Email: prospectus-ny@ny.email.gs.com

BofA Merrill Lynch 
Attention: Prospectus Department
222 Broadway 
New York, NY 10038
Email: dg.prospectus_requests@baml.com

A registration statement relating to these securities was declared effective by the Securities and Exchange Commission on October 1, 2013.

This press release shall not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of any offer to buy, nor shall there be any sale of these securities in any state or jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such state or jurisdiction.

About Empire State Realty Trust

Empire State Realty Trust, Inc. was formed to continue and expand the commercial real estate business of Malkin Holdings LLC and its affiliates. The Company is a self-administered and self-managed real estate investment trust, or REIT, that owns, manages, operates, acquires and repositions office and retail properties in Manhattan and the greater New York metropolitan area. After completion of the offering and related formation transactions, the Company owns approximately 8.4 million rentable square feet. Seven office properties are in midtown Manhattan, including the Empire State Building, the world’s most famous office building. The other office properties are located in Fairfield County, Connecticut and Westchester County, New York. The Company’s portfolio also includes six retail properties representing approximately 205,000 rentable square feet located in Manhattan and in the city center of Westport, Connecticut. The Company also has an option to acquire from affiliates of its predecessor two additional Manhattan office properties encompassing approximately 1.5 million rentable square feet of office space and over 150,000 rentable square feet of retail space at the base of the buildings and also owns entitled land at the Stamford, Connecticut Transportation Center that supports the development of an approximately 380,000 rentable square foot office building and garage.

Contact:

Empire State Realty Trust Investor Relations
(212) 850-2678
IR@empirestaterealtytrust.com