Empire State Realty Trust, Inc. Announces Dividend For Fourth Quarter 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 its Board of Directors has declared a dividend of $0.105 per share/unit for the fourth quarter 2016, payable to holders of the Company's Class A common stock and Class B common stock and to holders of Empire State Realty OP, L.P.'s ("ESRO") Series ES, Series 250 and Series 60 operating partnership units (NYSE Arca:ESBA, FISK and OGCP, respectively) and Series PR operating partnership units.

Additionally, the Board of Directors has declared a dividend of $0.15 per unit for the fourth quarter of 2016, payable to holders of ESRO's Private Perpetual Preferred Units.

The dividends will be payable in cash on December 29, 2016 to stockholders and unitholders of record at the close of business on December 15, 2016.

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 September 30, 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 707,000 rentable square feet in the retail portfolio.

Forward-Looking Statements

This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Federal securities laws. You can identify these statements by our use of the words "assumes," "believes," "estimates," "expects," "intends," "plans," "projects" and similar expressions that do not relate to historical matters. You should exercise caution in interpreting and relying on forward-looking statements, because they involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors which are, in some cases, beyond ESRT's control and could materially affect actual results, performance or achievements. Such factors and risks include, without limitation, a failure of conditions or performance regarding any event or transaction described above, regulatory changes, and other risks and uncertainties described from time to time in ESRT's filings with the SEC. Except as may be required by law, ESRT does not undertake a duty to update any forward-looking statement, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

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