SL Green-Originated Financing for Sony Building Acquisition Closes

  SL Green-Originated Financing for Sony Building Acquisition Closes

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NEW YORK -- March 20, 2013

SL Green Realty Corp. (NYSE: SLG) today announced that the $925 million bridge
acquisition financing arranged by it for New York City’s iconic Sony Building
at 550 Madison Avenue has closed.

The building, which is currently Sony's U.S. headquarters, was purchased for
$1.1 billion. The financing matures contemporaneously with the expiration of
Sony’s leaseback of the property, and consists of a $600 million senior loan
originated by Bank of China, a $175 million senior mezzanine debt which SL
Green sold to a private investment manager and a $150 million junior mezzanine
debt originated by SL Green. Following completion of the financing, SL Green
sold one half of its interest in the junior mezzanine debt.

The 37-story, 852,830-square-foot tower with its Chippendale-style roof
pediment was designed by Philip Johnson and John Burgee and stands as one of
the Manhattan skyline’s most distinctive towers. It was originally built for
AT&T.

“This deal illustrates SL Green’s ability to structure, syndicate and execute
financing for complex capital transactions,” said David Schonbraun, SL Green’s
Co-Chief Investment Officer. “While we are best known as New York City’s
largest office landlord, we also have emerged as a major player in the
structured finance arena. In that regard, SL Green is now the primary provider
of subordinate capital for real estate transactions in the greater New York
market.”

Ironhound Management was the exclusive advisor to the borrower.

About SL Green Realty Corp.

SL Green Realty Corp., New York City's largest office landlord, is the only
fully integrated real estate investment trust, or REIT, that is focused
primarily on acquiring, managing and maximizing value of Manhattan commercial
properties. As of December 31, 2012, SL Green owned interests in 85 Manhattan
properties totaling 40.8 million square feet. This included ownership
interests in 27.8 million square feet of commercial properties and debt and
preferred equity investments secured by 13.0 million square feet of
properties. In addition to its Manhattan investments, SL Green holds ownership
interests in 31 suburban assets totaling 5.4 million square feet in Brooklyn,
Long Island, Westchester County, Connecticut and New Jersey, along with four
development properties in the suburbs encompassing approximately 0.5 million
square feet. The Company also has ownership interests in 31 properties
totaling 4.5 million square feet in southern California.

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Contact:

SL Green Realty Corp.
Andrew Mathias
President
or
Heidi Gillette, 212-594-2700
Director, Investor Relations
 
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