EMPIRE STATE REALTY TRUST AND IHEARTMEDIA TO THRILL VIEWERS WITH ANNUAL HALLOWEEN LED MUSIC-TO-LIGHT SHOW

 New York, NY (October 21, 2015) – Today, Empire State Realty Trust, Inc. (NYSE: ESRT) and iHeartMedia officially announced a Halloween “treat” with the annual Empire State Building (ESB) Halloween music-to-light show. The iconic landmark will synchronize its world-famous LED tower lights to spooky Halloween hits, broadcast on iHeartMedia’s powerhouse radio stations Z100 and 103.5 KTU and via the iHeartRadio app at 6:45 p.m. and 10.pm. on Saturday, October 31, 2015. Renowned lighting designer Marc Brickman will choreograph the display to a soundtrack including fan favorites from previous Halloween shows as well as new additions “Disturbia” by Rihanna, “E.T.” by Katy Perry and The Addams Family theme song.

The stunning presentation will be visible to trick-or-treaters, revelers and tourists along New York’s Greenwich Village 42nd annual Halloween parade route, as well as from various vantage points around New York City and the Tri-State area. A video of the entire show will be posted on the Empire State Building’s YouTube channel (www.youtube.com/esbnyc) right after the show for fans around the world to enjoy. Fans can use the hashtag #ESBoo on social media channels to join in the excitement.

“The Empire State Building and iHeartMedia’s Halloween light show attracts unprecedented attention from a global audience and has become an annual, viral visual sensation,” said Anthony E. Malkin, Chairman and CEO of ESRT. “ESRT and iHeartMedia’s music-to-light shows are must-see annual spectaculars that define the holidays and special occasions in New York City and around the world.”

“The Empire State Building, Z100 and KTU are three New York icons,” said Tom Poleman, President of National Programming Platforms at iHeartMedia. “We’re excited to partner by syncing our music to the tower lights, creating something special for New Yorkers while they celebrate one of the city’s biggest holidays.”

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.empirestatebuilding.com, www.facebook.com/empirestatebuilding, @EmpireStateBldg, www.instagram.com/empirestatebldg, www.youtube.com/esbnyc or www.pinterest.com/empirestatebldg/.

About the 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 June 30, 2015, 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 720,000 rentable square feet in the retail portfolio.

About iHeartMedia
With 245 million monthly listeners in the U.S., 87 million monthly digital uniques, over 75 million social followers and 196 million monthly consumers of its Total Traffic and Weather Network, iHeartMedia has the largest reach of any radio or television outlet in America. It serves over 150 markets through 858 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 tablets and smartphones, and on gaming consoles. 

iHeartRadio, iHeartMedia’s digital radio platform, is the No. 1 all-in-one digital audio service with over 700 million downloads; it reached its first 20 million registered users faster than any digital service in Internet history and reached 70 million users faster than any other radio or digital music service and even faster than Facebook. The company’s operations include radio broadcasting, online, mobile, digital and social media, live concerts and events, syndication, music research services and independent media representation. iHeartMedia is a division of iHeartMedia, Inc. (OTCBB: IHRT). Visit iHeartMedia.com for more company information.

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 Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2014, including those set forth under the headings “Risk Factors,” “Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations,” “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, or 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 Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2014, 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).

ESRT’s Greater NY Metro Properties 95% Leased; Over 82,000 Square Feet of Leases Signed

NEW YORK CITY, October 15, 2015 – Empire State Realty Trust, Inc. (NYSE:ESRT) leased more than 82,000 square feet this summer among new, renewal, and expansion tenants within the REIT’s Greater New York Metropolitan Class A office properties.

In Fairfield County:

• Olympus Growth Fund VI renewed 10,000 square feet at Metro Center in Stamford.
• JLT RE leased 3,600 square feet at Metro Center. Tenant brokers: Al Gutierrez and Cameron Paktinat of Colliers.
• Pinnacle Associates Ltd. renewed 2,800 square feet at Metro Center. Tenant broker: Tom Pajolek of CBRE.
• Hertz renewed 2,500 square feet at Metro Center
• IDoc, LLC leased 6,000 square feet at MerrittView in Norwalk. Tenant broker: David Fugitt of Vidal/Wettenstein, LLC.

In Westchester County:

• O’Connor Davies took an additional 10,000 square feet and extended the term of its existing 36,000-square-foot-lease at 500 Mamaroneck Avenue in Harrison. Tenant broker: John McCarthy of McCarthy Associates. (Previously announced).
• Willoughby Capital Holdings expanded by 1,500 square feet, bringing its total occupancy to 4,500 square feet at Ten Bank Street in White Plains. Tenant broker: Paul Jacobs of CBRE. 
• Garnet Capital renewed 3,900 square feet at 500 Mamaroneck Avenue. Tenant broker: Patricia Valenti of Newmark Grubb Knight Frank. 
• KBM Group LLC renewed 2,700 square feet at 500 Mamaroneck Avenue. Tenant brokers: Kevin Langtry and Christopher J. Heckman of CBRE.

“We continue to attract and retain quality tenants based on the convenient locations of our properties and full suite of amenities. Equally important is the recognition that ownership is committed to tenant satisfaction,” said Jeffrey H. Newman, senior vice president of ESRT. “Expansions and renewals are outgrowths of the exceptional relationships that we maintain with our tenants and brokers.”

Mr. Newman represented the landlord, ESRT, in all of the above transactions, along with senior leasing associate Kimberly Zaccagnino and leasing associate Tara Long.


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 10.0 million rentable square feet, as of June 30, 2015, 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 720,000 rentable square feet in the retail portfolio.

*Please note all lease square footages are approximate.

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 (i) the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2014, including those set forth under the headings “Risk Factors,” “Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations,” “Business,” and “Properties” and (ii) in future periodic reports filed by the Company under the Securities and Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. 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, or 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 Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2014, 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).

European Luxury Brand RITUALS Brings Beauty To Times Square South

NEW YORK CITY, October 19, 2015 – Empire State Realty Trust, Inc. (NYSE:ESRT) has announced that RITUALS Home & Body Cosmetics, the international beauty brand, will establish a retail outlet at 1333 Broadway in Herald Square. The property, owned by ESRT, also is home to Urban Outfitters’ largest U.S. store and Shake Shack (opening spring 2016).

The RITUALS store, comprising 902 square feet, is scheduled to open in early 2016, under a long-term lease.

“RITUALS is the first major international brand to move to Times Square South and signifies the retail transformation that is occurring there,” said Thomas P. Durels, Executive Vice President, Director of Leasing & Operations for ESRT. “Retailers are being attracted by the improved tenant mix in the area and the increased pedestrian flow along the Broadway Pedestrian Plaza that connects Times Square with Herald Square and retail demand from the growing office population.”

Founded in 2000 and headquartered in Amsterdam, RITUALS has over 350 stores worldwide and offers exclusive items including body and facial care to scented candles, clothing, perfumes, gemstone makeup and tea. In 2014, the firm was named WWD Beauty’s Specialty Retailer of the Year.

Christopher DeCrosta from Crown Retail Services represented RITUALS in the lease negotiations. ESRT was represented in-house by Fred C. Posniak, along with Andrew Goldberg and Matt Chmielecki of CBRE.

There is one more retail space available at 1333 Broadway. The asking rent for the space, which contains 1,835 square feet, is $450 per square foot.

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 June 30, 2015, 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 720,000 rentable square feet in the retail portfolio.

*Please note all lease square footages are approximate.

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 (i) the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2014, including those set forth under the headings “Risk Factors,” “Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations,” “Business,” and “Properties” and (ii) in future periodic reports filed by the Company under the Securities and Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. 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, or 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 Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2014, 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). 

Empire State Realty Trust Signs Full-Floor Lease With COOKFOX Architects

NEW YORK CITY, October 14, 2015 – Empire State Realty Trust, Inc. (NYSE:ESRT) has just added the headquarters of COOKFOX Architects to its tenant roster at 250 West 57th Street.

The lease with COOKFOX occurs on the eve of ESRT’s announcement that the 26-story, 527,627-square-foot office building will undergo renovations that include a new lobby, new elevator cabs and new retail storefronts. Work is scheduled to begin in early 2016.

“We’re delighted to welcome COOKFOX as a full-floor tenant,” said Thomas P. Durels, Executive Vice President, Director of Leasing & Operations, for ESRT.

Mr. Durels noted, “Our new lobby and efficient floor plates with an abundance of natural light will appeal to larger users. We are consolidating five full floors that range from 12,000 to 27,000 square feet and will be made available for the first time.”

The property is located along Billionaire’s Row, with easy access to public transportation, and cultural icons such as Central Park, Columbus Circle and Carnegie Hall.

COOKFOX’s new 20,000-square-foot headquarters will occupy the entire 17th floor.

“We are grateful to have CBRE and ESRT as partners to secure and design a new studio that will explore the next generation of a high-performance, healthy workplace,” added Richard A. Cook, Partner of COOKFOX Architects.

COOKFOX is known for its LEED Platinum projects in New York City, including the Bank of America Tower at One Bryant Park (the world’s first LEED Platinum commercial skyscraper) and the build-out for Skanska Construction’s North American headquarters at the Empire State Building (another ESRT property).

Mary Ann Tighe, Gerry Miovski, Brendan Herlihy, and Arkady Smolyansky of CBRE represented COOKFOX in the lease negotiations. ESRT was represented in-house by Keith A. Cody, along with Harry Blair, Sean Kearns and James Schunk of Cushman & Wakefield.

“In a move that combines rental cost savings, as well as spectacular space design that matches their own high standards, COOKFOX is moving from Ladies Mile to Billionaires Row,” said Ms. Tighe, CEO of the New York Tri-State Region, CBRE. “Their new home will not only have more space and light, but also outdoor terraces on the east and west of the building that will accommodate COOKFOX’s commitment to the environment as evidenced by their extensive plantings and beehive to produce their own honey.”

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 10.0 million rentable square feet, as of June 30, 2015, 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 720,000 rentable square feet in the retail portfolio.

*Please note all lease square footages are approximate.

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 (i) the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2014, including those set forth under the headings “Risk Factors,” “Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations,” “Business,” and “Properties” and (ii) in future periodic reports filed by the Company under the Securities and Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. 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, or 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 Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2014, 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).

Lottery Registration for 2016 Empire State Building Run-Up Presented by Marmot Opens October 21, 2015 Pinnacle Event in Global Tower Running Set for Wednesday, February 3, 2016

NEW YORK, Oct. 13, 2015 — Empire State Realty Trust, Inc. (NYSE: ESRT) today announced that lottery registration for the 2016 Empire State Building Run-Up Presented by Marmot, set to take place on Wednesday, February 3, 2016, will open Wednesday, October 21, 2015 at 12:00 p.m. ET and close on Sunday, November 29, 2015 at 11:59 p.m. ET. Interested runners should register online at http://www.nycruns.com/esb.

Runners who have applied to climb the 1,576 steps and 86 floors of the World’s Most Famous Building will be notified of their race status via email on December 2, 2015. Of the thousands of runners from around the world who enter the lottery for an opportunity to race in the Empire State Building Run-Up Presented by Marmot, a select few will have the opportunity to participate. Race entry is $125 per applicant, and will only be charged once the applicant is notified of his or her selection as a participant.

Presenting sponsor Marmot will also be the official timekeeper of the race, providing the male and female first place winners of the elite heat with Marmot watches along with Marmot jackets.

For the second year, the Challenged Athletes Foundation® (CAF) will be the official charity partner of the ESBRU with a designated heat in the race. CAF is a world leader in helping people with physical challenges lead active, healthy lifestyles.

The Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation (MMRF) Team for Cures will also participate in the event which is produced by NYCRUNS, the largest running event management company in the New York Metropolitan Area.

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.empirestatebuilding.comwww.facebook.com/empirestatebuilding@EmpireStateBldgwww.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 office and retail portfolio covers 10.0 million rentable square feet, as of June 30, 2015, 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 720,000 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®, K2®, Marker®, Marmot®, Mitchell®, 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.

About NYCRUNS 
NYCRUNS is the largest running event management company in the New York Metropolitan Area, producing over 30 events of their own including the Brooklyn & Central Park Marathons, and providing the technical backbone for dozens of others. NYCRUNS clients include Empire State Realty Trust, Google, Citibank, The New York Jets, New York University, Columbia University, Weill Cornell, The United States Military Academy at West Point, The Brooklyn Cyclones, and many other world class organizations.

About Multiple Myeloma and the Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation (MMRF)
Multiple Myeloma is, at this time, an incurable blood cancer.  Although much progress has been made in treating multiple myeloma, the five-year relative survival rate remains one of the lowest of all cancers.  The mission of the MMRF is to relentlessly pursue innovative means that accelerate the development of next-generation multiple myeloma treatments to extend the lives of patients and lead to a cure. The MMRF is the world’s number-one private funder of multiple myeloma research,  and has raised more than $300 million since its inception, and directs nearly 90% of total budget to research and related programming. As a result, the MMRF has been awarded Charity Navigator’s coveted four-star rating for 11 consecutive years, the highest designation for outstanding fiscal responsibility and exceptional efficiency.  The MMRF has helped reimagine the research model that is now speeding success across all forms of cancer. 

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 Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2014, including those set forth under the headings “Risk Factors,” “Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations,” “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, or 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 Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2014, 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).

Contacts: 
United Entertainment Group for Empire State Building 
Rebecca Timms
Rebecca.Timms@uegworldwide.com

Marmot Mountain LLC 
Jordan Campbell 
jcampbell@marmot.com

NYCRUNS 
Steve Lastoe
theteam@nycruns.com

Challenged Athletes Foundation 
Doug Olson
doug@challengedathletes.org

Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation
Alicia O’Neil 
ONeillA@themmrf.org

Green Apron Delivery Service Starts Today in New York’s Iconic Empire State Building

NEW YORK CITY, October 13, 2015 – It comes up in casual conversation, on social media and has been one of the most asked for services on the My Starbucks Idea blog: “When will Starbucks just bring me my coffee?” For some, that starts today.

The Empire State Building, home to more than 12,000 hardworking people, is now also home to Starbucks first Green Apron Delivery service where baristas will bring customers their favorite drink or food item.

A pilot project designed for a dense urban environment, this building-specific service complements Starbucks’ broad portfolio of stores, each of which is tailored to the specific needs of the community it serves. From immersive coffee bars, to the familiar neighborhood store or an express format, each experience is designed for the customer it is serving. In this case, it is the busy working professionals of the more than 150 tenants inside the Empire State Building.

“New York City has always inspired us to consider new ways we can evolve and innovate our growing store portfolio and I cannot think of a better place to bring one of the most frequently requested services,” said Cliff Burrows, group president, U.S. and Americas. “With Green Apron Delivery, we’ve simply moved that moment of connection between our customer and the barista from our desk to theirs.”

“The Empire State Building is a true urban campus within a building in New York City and we’re always looking for new ways to ensure that the environment we offer creates the opportunity for maximum productivity for our tenants and their employees,” said Anthony E. Malkin, Chairman and CEO of Empire State Realty Trust. “This Starbucks Delivery pilot will unite two iconic brands to bring New Yorkers hard at work in our offices an innovative experience and added convenience to their daily routine.”

How It Works
Created specifically for the unique characteristics of the building, Green Apron Delivery service will allow Empire State Building tenants to order a selected set of food and beverages via a dedicated website. Beverages will then be handcrafted by Starbucks baristas in a designated kitchen within the building. Orders will be prioritized and prepared within a 30 minute timeframe, giving Starbucks partners (employees) the ability to craft the beverages based on volume and distance to the drop off location while ensuring the quality of the product upon delivery. Starbucks baristas will bring orders to each company’s designated drop off location, which could include reception, a desk or other common areas, where the customer will meet them.

“My team is so proud to be the first Starbucks baristas to be delivering our products to customers outside our stores,” said Brian Murphy, store manager. “It is a historic moment for the company and after all the planning and practice, it’s now time to bring Green Apron Delivery to life.”

Working in The World’s Most Famous Building 
The Green Apron Delivery kitchen is located in the 33rd street lobby of the Empire State Building.Soaring 1,454 feet above Midtown Manhattan, the Empire State Building is New York City’s most recognizable and celebrated attraction. Millions of visitors from all over the world marvel at the spectacular views from its 86th and 102nd floor observatories. With new investments in infrastructure, public areas and amenities, the Empire State Building attracts first-rate tenants in a diverse array of industries.

Starbucks Green Apron Delivery service will be available to over 12,000 business professionals in over 150 tenants working on any of the 75 office floors in the Empire State Building. While tourists or other customers visiting the Empire State Building will not be able to order from Green Apron Delivery, they can stop by the express store in the lobby to pick up their favorite Starbucks item or visit the cafe in the 34th street lobby. The unique and bustling work environment mixed with a large number of tenants makes this office building an ideal location to run the first test of Starbucks Green Apron Delivery.

You can learn more about Starbucks diverse portfolio of store formats here: micro and express stores, Starbucks Reserve Roastery and Tasting Room; Reserve locations; neighborhood cafés; mobile trucks; drive-thru stores and more.

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 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.empirestatebuilding.com, www.facebook.com/empirestatebuilding, @EmpireStateBldg, www.instagram.com/empirestatebldg, www.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 building. Headquartered in New York, New York, the Company’s office and retail portfolio covers 10.0 million rentable square feet, as of June 30, 2015, 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 720,000 rentable square feet in the retail portfolio.

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