SL Green Realty Corp. Names Betsy Atkins as an Independent Director


SL Green Realty Corp (NYSE:SLG) today announced that Betsy Atkins has

been appointed as an Independent Director to the Company’s Board of


Ms. Atkins is a venture capital investor focused primarily on

technology, renewable sciences and life sciences, and she has founded

and led companies in several other industries as well. She is the former

Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Clear Standards, Inc., a

provider of enterprise carbon management and sustainability solutions

that was acquired in 2009 by SAP AG, a business software company. Among

other positions, she also served as CEO of NCI Inc., a neutraceutical

food manufacturer that created healthy snacks on behalf of major

consumer brands.

“Betsy Atkins is a highly successful entrepreneur and business leader

who is experienced at serving on the Boards of important high-profile

companies,” said Stephen L. Green, Chairman of the Board. “She will be a

welcome addition. Our company continues to grow and prosper as a major

economic force in the industry and in the New York City region. Betsy’s

joining the Board satisfies one of our key objectives, which is to build

upon our existing group of outstanding independent directors, who bring

a diversity of expert knowledge, creative thinking and overall

background to the boardroom table.”

Ms. Atkins currently serves on the Boards of Directors of Darden

Restaurants, Schneider Electric, HD Supply, and Polycom, Inc. She is the

Chairman of the SAP AG Advisory Board and a member of the ZocDoc

Advisory Board.

Ms. Atkins, a successful entrepreneur and business executive, also is a

recognized expert on corporate governance. She authored the book “Behind

Boardroom Doors: Lessons from a Corporate Director.” She also has

written articles or has been interviewed in media outlets such as Corporate

Board Member, Business Ethics, Directors and Boards, Bloomberg

BusinessWeek and Forbes. She was a Presidential Appointee to

the Pension Benefit Guarantee Corporation, was an expert witness in the

Adelphia bankruptcy and chaired the Special Litigation Committee at

HealthSouth Corporation.

In addition to her Corporate Board activities, Ms. Atkins serves as a

Director of the Florida International University Medical School and is a

member of the Council on Foreign Relations.

She is a Magna Cum Laude, Phi Beta Kappa graduate of the University of


About SL Green Realty Corp.

SL Green Realty Corp., an S&P 500 company and New York City’s largest

office landlord, is a fully integrated real estate investment trust, or

REIT, that is focused primarily on acquiring, managing and maximizing

the value of Manhattan commercial properties. As of December 31, 2014,

SL Green held interests in 101 Manhattan buildings totaling 42.4 million

square feet. This included ownership interests in 28.0 million square

feet of commercial buildings and debt and preferred equity investments

secured by 14.4 million square feet of buildings. In addition to its

Manhattan investments, SL Green held ownership interests in 36 suburban

buildings totaling 5.9 million square feet in Brooklyn, Long Island,

Westchester County, Connecticut and New Jersey. For more information,

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