Press Release


Joseph Macnow
(201) 587-1000
November 4, 1998
Vornado acquired Kmart's 50% interest in the Las Catalinas Mall in Puerto Rico.

SADDLE BROOK, NEW JERSEY......VORNADO REALTY TRUST (NYSE:VNO) announced today that it has completed its previously announced acquisition of Kmart's 50% interest in the Las Catalinas Mall located in Caguas, Puerto Rico (adjacent to San Juan). In addition, Vornado acquired 75% and Vornado's partner in the Mall acquired 25% of Kmart's anchor store. Vornado's purchase price of $38,000,000, was fully financed with 15 year non-recourse debt. The Las Catalinas Mall, which opened in 1997, contains 485,000 square feet, including a 123,000 square foot Kmart and a 146,000 square foot Sears.

Vornado Realty Trust is a fully-integrated real estate investment trust.