– USA, NY – Kimco Realty Corp. (NYSE:KIM) announced that Conor C. Flynn, President and Chief Executive Officer, has been appointed to the company’s Board of Directors effective January 1, 2016, simultaneous with his elevation to the CEO role. Mr. Flynn succeeds David B. Henry who retired as Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors and Chief Executive Officer on January 1, 2016.

“We are excited to have Conor as a member of Kimco’s Board of directors. His enthusiasm, extraordinary leadership and entrepreneurial vision will complement the board’s depth of knowledge and our shareholders will benefit greatly from his addition,” said Milton Cooper, Executive Chairman.

“I am honored to be part of Kimco’s Board and consider strong corporate governance a core principal to a successful organization,” said Mr. Flynn. “I have a deep passion for real estate and expect to make a number of meaningful contributions as a member of this board with the intention of further increasing shareholder value.”

Conor Flynn, who joined Kimco in 2003 as an asset manager, was appointed President of the company in August 2014 and has previously served in a number of other senior leadership roles with the organization including that of Chief Operating Officer, Chief Investment Officer and President, Western Region. Mr. Flynn received a B.A. degree in Economics from Yale University and a Master’s degree in Real Estate Development from Columbia University. Mr. Flynn is a licensed real estate broker in California, and a member of National Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts (NAREIT), Urban Land Institute (ULI) and International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC).

About Kimco Realty Corp.

Kimco Realty Corp. (NYSE: KIM) is a real estate investment trust (REIT) headquartered in New Hyde Park, N.Y., that is North America’s largest publicly-traded owner and operator of open-air shopping centers. As of December 31, 2015, the company owned interests in 564 U.S. shopping centers comprising 90 million square feet of leasable space across 38 states and Puerto Rico. Publicly traded on the NYSE since 1991, and included in the S&P 500 Index, the company has specialized in shopping center acquisitions, development and management for more than 50 years.

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