GETTY REALTY CORP. ANNOUNCES MANAGEMENT TRANSITION
‐ David B. Driscoll to Retire –
‐ Christopher J. Constant Promoted to President and Chief Executive Officer Effective
January 1, 2016 –
JERICHO, NY, November 4, 2015 — Getty Realty Corp. (NYSE-GTY) (“Getty” or the
“Company”) announced today that David B. Driscoll, President and Chief Executive Officer of the
Company, will be retiring effective December 31, 2015. Christopher J. Constant, Vice President, Chief
Financial Officer and Treasurer, has been selected by the Board of Directors to succeed Mr. Driscoll as
President and Chief Executive Officer at that time. The Company has also initiated a search for a new
Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer to succeed Mr. Constant in those roles.
Leo Liebowitz, Chairman of the Board, stated, “Getty has successfully transformed itself under David’s
leadership over the nearly six years since he joined the Company and we are proud of what has been
accomplished. David led efforts that have resulted in our having a more diversified revenue base and a
portfolio that is materially improved from a credit quality perspective, all while enduring the bankruptcy of
a major tenant. Our Board thanks David for his service and we are pleased the Company is well positioned
to continue to build on our progress in creating shareholder value.”
Mr. Constant has served Getty in a number of capacities since he joined the Company in November 2010
as Director of Planning and Corporate Development. He was appointed Chief Financial Officer in
December 2013 after previously being named Getty’s Treasurer (May 2012) and, more recently, Vice
President (May 2013). Mr. Constant joined Getty from Morgan Joseph & Co. Inc. where he served as Vice
President in the corporate finance department.
Mr. Constant stated, “I want to thank the Board of Directors for this opportunity. Over the last five years,
David and I have worked together to successfully navigate many challenges for the Company. As we move
forward, I anticipate continuing to work with our team and build upon our achievements of the last five
years to continue to grow our cash flow, extract additional value from our current portfolio and deliver
value for our shareholders.”
Until his retirement, Mr. Driscoll will continue to serve as President and Chief Executive Officer and will
work with Mr. Constant and the management team to effect an orderly transition of leadership. For a period
of time thereafter, it is anticipated that Mr. Driscoll will provide advisory services as an employee of the
Company. At the same time that Mr. Driscoll retires as President and Chief Executive Officer of the
Company, Mr. Driscoll will also resign from service as a Director on the Company’s Board of Directors.
At that time, the Board will appoint Mr. Constant to be a Director.
Mr. Driscoll, commented, “During my tenure, Getty has accomplished a meaningful transformation that
included approximately $500 million of asset acquisitions and the repositioning of more than 50% of the
Company’s assets. I will leave knowing that the Company is in capable hands. Chris knows the architecture
of Getty intimately and has worked tirelessly with me to position Getty to benefit from the growth drivers
our team has put in place. It’s been an honor and a privilege to work closely with the team in transforming
Getty. The Company and team are well prepared to sustain our progress with the best years still to come.”
ABOUT GETTY REALTY CORP.:
Getty Realty Corp. is the leading publicly-traded real estate investment trust in the United States
specializing in ownership, leasing and financing of convenience store/gas station properties. The Company
currently owns and leases approximately 865 properties nationwide.
FORWARD LOOKING STATEMENTS:
CERTAIN STATEMENTS CONTAINED HEREIN MAY CONSTITUTE “FORWARD-LOOKING
STATEMENTS” WITHIN THE MEANING OF THE PRIVATE SECURITIES LITIGATION REFORM ACT
OF 1995. WHEN THE WORDS “BELIEVES,” “EXPECTS,” “PLANS,” “PROJECTS,” “ESTIMATES”,
“ANTICIPATES”, “MAY” AND SIMILAR EXPRESSIONS ARE USED, THEY IDENTIFY FORWARDLOOKING
STATEMENTS. THESE FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS ARE BASED ON
MANAGEMENT’S CURRENT BELIEFS AND ASSUMPTIONS AND INFORMATION CURRENTLY
AVAILABLE TO MANAGEMENT AND INVOLVE KNOWN AND UNKNOWN RISKS, UNCERTAINTIES
AND OTHER FACTORS WHICH MAY CAUSE THE ACTUAL RESULTS, PERFORMANCE OR
ACHIEVEMENTS OF THE COMPANY TO BE MATERIALLY DIFFERENT FROM ANY FUTURE
RESULTS, PERFORMANCE OR ACHIEVEMENTS EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED BY THESE FORWARDLOOKING
STATEMENTS. EXAMPLES OF FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS INCLUDE BUT ARE
NOT LIMITED TO MR. CONSTANT’S STATEMENT THAT HE “ANTICIPATES CONTINUING TO
BUILD UPON OUR ACHIEVEMENTS OF THE LAST FIVE YEARS TO CONTINUE TO GROW OUR
CASH FLOW, EXTRACT ADDITIONAL VALUE FROM OUR CURRENT PORTFOLIO AND DELIVER
VALUE FOR OUR SHAREHOLDERS.”
INFORMATION CONCERNING FACTORS THAT COULD CAUSE THE COMPANY’S ACTUAL
RESULTS TO DIFFER MATERIALLY FROM THESE FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS CAN BE
FOUND IN THE COMPANY’S PERIODIC REPORTS FILED WITH THE SECURITIES AND
EXCHANGE COMMISSION. THE COMPANY UNDERTAKES NO OBLIGATION TO PUBLICLY
RELEASE REVISIONS TO THESE FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS TO REFLECT FUTURE
EVENTS OR CIRCUMSTANCES OR REFLECT THE OCCURRENCE OF UNANTICIPATED EVENTS.
Contact:
Christopher J. Constant
(516) 478-5460