Retail Opportunity Investments Corp. appoints Angela Ho to its Board as Independent Director

– USA, CA –  Retail Opportunity Investments Corp. (NASDAQ: ROIC) today announced the election of Angela Ho, SVP and Chief Accounting Officer of OceanFirst Bank, to its Board as an independent director, effective March 1, 2021.

“We are absolutely delighted to welcome Angela to the Board. She is a distinguished and accomplished rising leader in the banking and accounting industries who will no doubt be a valuable asset to the Board and ROIC for years to come.” said Board Chairman, Richard Baker and CEO, Stuart Tanz.

The announcement is concurrent with the information that Edward Meyer, a long-tenured independent director, has advised the Board that he will not stand for re-election.

Richard Baker and Stuart Tanz added, “On behalf of the Board, we would like to express our deepest, most sincere gratitude to Mr. Meyer for his years of dedicated service, dating back to ROIC’s inception. His leadership, business acumen, and invaluable contributions over the years have been instrumental in the company’s growth and success. We are very pleased that Mr. Meyer will continue to advise the Board in his capacity as director emeritus.”

About Angela Ho

Angela Ho currently serves as SVP and Chief Accounting Officer of OceanFirst Bank. She previously served as VP and Controller at Northfield Bank and Accounting Policy Manager at Signature Bank, after starting her career at KPMG in the New York Financial Services Practice.

Ms. Ho is a New York Certified Public Accountant and a Chartered Global Management Accountant. She is an active member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) and currently serves on the AICPA Governing Council. Ms. Ho has been awarded American Banker’s 2020 Next List, Asian American Business Development Center’s 2018 Outstanding 50 Asian Americans in Business, and New Jersey Bankers Association’s 2015 New Leaders in Banking.

Ms. Ho received a B.S. in Accounting from the University of Massachusetts Amherst and an M.B.A. from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.

About Retail Opportunity Investments Corp.

Retail Opportunity Investments Corp. is a fully-integrated, self-managed real estate investment trust that specializes in the acquisition, ownership, and management of grocery-anchored shopping centers located in densely-populated, metropolitan markets across the West Coast. As of December 31, 2020, ROIC owned 88 shopping centers encompassing approximately 10.1 million square feet. ROIC is the largest publicly-traded, grocery-anchored shopping center REIT focused exclusively on the West Coast. ROIC is a member of the S&P SmallCap 600 Index and has investment-grade corporate debt ratings from Moody’s Investor Services, Standard & Poor’s, and Fitch Ratings, Inc.

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