Gazit-Globe Announces Appointments to Its Board of Directors
TEL-AVIV, Israel, Jan. 16, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Gazit-Globe (GZT) (TASE:GLOB) (NYSE:GZT), one of the largest owners and operators of supermarket-anchored shopping centers in the world, announces the appointment of Mr. Gary Epstein and Mr. Douglas Sesler as new independent directors of the Company.
Mr. Epstein is chair of the Global Corporate and Securities Department, a member of the Executive Committee and a Principal Shareholder at Greenberg Traurig, LLP, an international law firm. Mr. Epstein has been with Greenberg Traurig since 1980. Mr. Epstein received a B.A. and B.H.L. in English and Jewish Studies at Yeshiva University, an M.A. in English Literature from New York University and a J.D. from Harvard Law School.
Mr. Sesler is a private real estate investor. From January 2009 through February 2011, Mr. Sesler served as head of global real estate principal investments of Bank of America, Merrill Lynch. From 2005 until December 2008, Mr. Sesler served as managing partner and later as co-head of real estate investment banking at Merrill Lynch. Mr. Sesler received a B.A. in Government from Cornell University.
Chaim Katzman, Chairman of the Board, commented: "We are very pleased to have Gary Epstein and Douglas Sesler joining our Board of Directors. Gary's and Douglas's experience in real estate and finance and their deep knowledge and understanding of the global markets will greatly contribute to Gazit-Globe following its recent listing on the New York Stock Exchange."
Gazit-Globe is one of the largest owners and operators of supermarket-anchored shopping centers in the world. In addition, the Company is active in North America in the healthcare real estate sector. Gazit-Globe is listed on the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange (TASE:GLOB) and is included in the TA-25 and the Real-Estate 15 indices in Israel. The Company is also listed on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE:GZT). The Group operates properties with a total value of approximately $18.5 billion in more than 20 countries and owns and operates over 660 properties with a gross leasable area of 7.0 million square meters.
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CONTACT: Media Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org Investors Contact: IR@gazitgroup.com Gazit-Globe Headquarters 1 HaShalom Rd. Tel-Aviv, Israel Tel: +972 3 6948000Source: Gazit-Globe 2012 GlobeNewswire, Inc.