Empire State Realty Trust Welcomes Frédéric Fekkai to One Grand Central Place

NEW YORK CITY, June, 28, 2016 – Empire State Realty Trust (NYSE:ESRT) announces that Frédéric Fekkai, the premier luxury salon brand, has signed a long-term lease for its New York City offices at One Grand Central Place.

After creating hairstyles for celebrities and models on both catwalks and magazine covers, Frédéric Fekkai opened salons across the United States and went on to launch his own line of hair care products.

“Fekkai is a strong global brand and we are delighted to welcome the company to One Grand Central Place,” said Thomas P. Durels, Executive Vice President and Director of Leasing and Operations for ESRT. “We continue to attract quality tenants to One Grand Central Place due to its convenient central location with in-building access to Grand Central Terminal.”

Neal Tewani of KNP Realty LLC represented Fekkai Retail LLC in the lease negotiations. Julie Christiano and Lindsay Godard represented ESRT in the above transaction, along with William Cohen and Andrew Weisz of Newmark Grubb Knight Frank.

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 March 31, 2016, 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 720,000 rentable square feet in the retail portfolio.

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The Empire State Building Unveils the Official Observatory Experience App

New York, New York, June 15, 2016 – The Empire State Building (ESB) Observatory today announced the launch of its official Empire State Building Observatory Experience App, which guides visitors through the icon’s extraordinary exhibits and views with additional in-depth information on the building’s history. Created by industry leader Antenna International, the free app is available via the Apple Store and Google Play and will replace the device-dependent, self-guided multimedia tour previously given to each guest upon admittance to the World’s Most Famous Building.

As guests travel through the building, the app is designed to ensure visitor engagement for the entirety of their experience, becoming an audio and visual companion for four specific areas: the Sustainability Exhibit, the “Dare to Dream” Exhibit about the history and construction of the building, and the world-famous 86th and 102nd floor Observatories. Additionally, videos, image galleries, quizzes, and an “Info” section with maps showing points of interest, give the user an all-access pass to ESB and its position in pop culture and the world. The app is available in English, Spanish, French, Italian, Mandarin, Portuguese, Japanese, Korean and German.

“We are expanding upon the already unforgettable experience of visiting our world-famous Observatory by offering our millions of visitors from around the world access to our audio tour through their personal devices and free Wi-Fi.” said Anthony E. Malkin, Chairman and CEO of Empire State Realty Trust, Inc. (NYSE: ESRT).

Visitors can download the app before their visit, or connect to the free Wi-Fi at the beginning of their experience at the Empire State Building. To purchase tickets online in advance of visiting ESB, visit http://www.esbnyc.com/buy_tickets.asp.

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 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,http://weibo.com/empirestatebuilding, 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 10.1 million rentable square feet, as of December 31, 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 723,000 rentable square feet in the retail portfolio.

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, 2015, 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, 2015 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 Building to Host Annual Independence Day Celebration and Fireworks Extravaganza

New York, NY (June 7, 2016) – On Monday, July 4, 2016, the Empire State Building(ESB) will host its annual Independence Day Celebration from 7:00 until 10:00 p.m. This exclusive annual event offers the breathtaking views of the Greater New York City Region and the spectacular Macy’s fireworks display from the world-famous 86th floor open-air Observatory.

Ticket holders will be given VIP private access to the 80th Floor “Dare to Dream” exhibit for a reception and the 86th Floor Observatory, which will be closed to the general public at approximately 7:00 p.m. until 10:00 p.m. following the fireworks show. Beer, wine and soft drinks will be served by STATE Grill and Bar, the fine dining restaurant located at ESB on 33rd Street.

Limited tickets are offered on a first-come, first-served basis, for $325 each and can be purchased by visiting www.empirestatebuilding.com/july4.

The Empire State Building Facebook page (www.facebook.com/EmpireStateBuilding) will also give fans a chance to win one (1) pair of tickets to this exclusive event. Followers of the ESB Facebook page will be asked to describe why they should win the opportunity to view the Independence Day fireworks from this one-of-a-kind vantage point. The contest ends on Friday, June 10 at noon ET, and the winner will be announced on Monday, June 13, via ESB’s social media channels.

In addition to hosting these Independence Day Celebration events, the ESB will shine its world-famous tower lights in dynamic red, white and blue flourishes on July 4.

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 10.1 million rentable square feet, as of March 31, 2016, 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 721,000 rentable square feet in the retail portfolio.

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, 2015, 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, 2015 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 to Present at NAREIT’s REITWeek 2016

New York, NY, June 1, 2016 — Empire State Realty Trust, Inc. (NYSE:ESRT) (the “Company”), a leading real estate investment trust with office and retail properties in Manhattan and the greater New York metropolitan area, today announced that Anthony E. Malkin, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, will present at REITWeek 2016: NAREIT’s Investor Forum at the Waldorf Astoria, in New York, New York on Wednesday, June 8, 2016 from 9:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. Eastern Time. In addition, John B. Kessler, President and Chief Operating Officer, David A. Karp, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, and Thomas P. Durels, Executive Vice President and Director of Leasing and Operations, will participate in the conference.

The live audio-webcast of the presentation in listen-only mode will be available in the “Investors” section of the Company’s website at www.empirestaterealtytrust.com. Supporting presentation materials will also be available on the Company’s website prior to the webcast. A replay of the webcast and the supporting presentation materials will be available for 90 days

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 March 31, 2016, 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 721,000 rentable square feet in the retail portfolio.