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Empire State Realty Trust Inc.

10/08/2021 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 10/08/2021 06:35

Management Change/Compensation - Form 8-K

esrt-20211006

UNITED STATES
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
WASHINGTON, D.C. 20549
FORM 8-K
CURRENT REPORT
Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)
of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934
Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): October 6, 2021
EMPIRE STATE REALTY TRUST, INC.
(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in its Charter)
Maryland 001-36105 37-1645259
(State or other Jurisdiction
of Incorporation)
(Commission
File Number)
(I.R.S. Employer
Identification No.)
EMPIRE STATE REALTY OP, L.P.
(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in its Charter)
Delaware 001-36106 45-4685158
(State or other Jurisdiction
of Incorporation)
(Commission
File Number)
(I.R.S. Employer
Identification No.)

111 West 33rdStreet,
12th Floor
New York, New York 10120
(Address of Principal Executive Offices) (Zip Code)
Registrant's telephone number, including area code: (212) 687-8700
n/a
(Former name or former address, if changed from last report)
Check the appropriate box below if the Form 8-K filing is intended to simultaneously satisfy the filing obligation of the registrant under any of the following provisions:
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Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:


Title of each class
Trading
Symbol(s)
Name of each exchange
on which registered
Empire State Realty Trust, Inc.
Class A Common Stock, par value $0.01 per share ESRT The New York Stock Exchange
Empire State Realty OP, L.P.
Series ES Operating Partnership Units ESBA NYSE Arca, Inc.
Series 60 Operating Partnership Units OGCP NYSE Arca, Inc.
Series 250 Operating Partnership Units FISK NYSE Arca, Inc.
Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is an emerging growth company as defined in Rule 405 of the Securities Act of 1933 (§230.405 of this chapter) or Rule 12b-2 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (§240.12b-2 of this chapter).

Emerging growth company

If an emerging growth company, indicate by check mark if the registrant has elected not to use the extended transition period for complying with any new or revised financial accounting standards provided pursuant to Section 13(a) of the Exchange Act.




Item 5.02. Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers.
On October 6, 2021, prior to the October 7, 2021 expiration of the Amended and Restated Employment Agreement between Empire State Realty Trust, Inc. (the "Company") and Anthony E. Malkin (the "Executive"), dated April 5, 2016, as amended by the First Amendment thereto, dated October 5, 2018 (collectively, the "Original Agreement"), upon a recommendation from the Compensation and Human Capital Committee of the Board of Directors (the "Board") of the Company, the Board approved a Second Amended and Restated Employment Agreement between the Company and the Executive (the "New Agreement"). The New Agreement extends the Executive's employment term for three years to October 7, 2024 (the "Term"). The New Agreement also modifies the Original Agreement to, among other changes:

Modify the definition of "Good Reason" in certain respects as set forth in the New Agreement;
Provide the Executive with a retention bonus to incentivize the Executive to remain employed through the Term in the amount of $700,000 to be paid at the end of the Term or upon termination of the Executive's employment by the Company without Cause or by the Executive for Good Reason; and
Reduce the period of the non-competition provision from one year to six months following a termination.

The foregoing summary of the New Agreement does not purport to be complete and is qualified in its entirety by reference to the full text of the New Agreement, a copy of which is filed as Exhibit 10.1 hereto and incorporated herein by this reference.

Item 9.01. Financial Statements and Exhibits.
(d) Exhibits.
Exhibit No. Description
10.1
Second Amended and Restated Employment Agreement
104 Cover Page Interactive File (the cover page tags are embedded within the Inline XBRL document).




SIGNATURE
Pursuant to the requirements of the Exchange Act, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.
EMPIRE STATE REALTY TRUST, INC.
(Registrant)
Date: October 8, 2021 By: /s/ Thomas N. Keltner, Jr.
Name: Thomas N. Keltner, Jr.
Title: Executive Vice President and General Counsel
Pursuant to the requirements of the Exchange Act, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.
EMPIRE STATE REALTY OP, L.P.
(Registrant)
By: Empire State Realty Trust, Inc., as general partner
Date: October 8, 2021 By: /s/ Thomas N. Keltner, Jr.
Name: Thomas N. Keltner, Jr.
Title: Executive Vice President and General Counsel