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Empire State Realty Trust to File Registration Statement in Connection with 2.625% Exchangeable Senior Notes Due 2019

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Empire State Realty Trust, Inc. (NYSE:ESRT) , a leading real estate investment trust with office and retail properties in Manhattan and the greater New York metropolitan area (the “Company”), today announced that, in connection with the August 2014 offering of $250.0 million aggregate principal amount of 2.625% Exchangeable Senior Notes due 2019 (the “Notes”) by its operating partnership, Empire State Realty OP, L.P. (the “Operating Partnership”), the Company intends to file with the Securities and Exchange Commission, on or about February 27, 2015, a registration statement on Form S-3 to cover resales of the Company’s Class A common stock that may be issued from time to time upon exchange of the Notes. Each selling security holder named in the registration statement may use the prospectus contained therein to offer and resell shares of Class A common stock it receives upon exchange of the Notes.

The registration statement is anticipated to be immediately effective upon filing. Accordingly, holders of the Notes who wish to be named as selling stockholders in the prospectus to be contained in the registration statement at the time it is filed should complete the Selling Securityholder Notice and Questionnaire contained in the offering memorandum for the Notes and return it to the Company no later than February 12, 2015. A copy of such Notice and Questionnaire may also be obtained upon request by calling Investor Relations at (212) 850-2678. The completed Notice and Questionnaire should be sent to:

Empire State Realty Trust, Inc.
One Grand Central Place
60 East 42nd Street
New York, New York 10165
Attention: General Counsel

This press release is being issued, and the resale registration statement is being filed, in order to comply with the terms of the indenture and registration rights agreement relating to the Notes. The Company will not receive any of the proceeds from the resale of its Class A common stock issuable upon exchange of the Notes. This release shall not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy any of the Company’s or the Operating Partnership’s securities, nor shall it constitute an offer, solicitation or sale in any jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale is unlawful.

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.

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, 2013, 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, 2013, 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).

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