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    Getty Realty Adds Chief Investment Officer

    Mark J. Olear will help manage and grow real estate holdings.

    Mark J. Olear was named executive vice president and chief investment officer at Getty Realty Corp.

    JERICHO, N.Y. -- Getty Realty Corp. is boosting its executive team with the addition of Mark J. Olear as executive vice president and chief investment officer. In his new position with the locally based company, Olear will be responsible for managing and growing Getty's real estate holdings and investments.

    Prior to joining Getty, Olear was senior vice president/director of retail real estate development for TD Bank, where he led the group responsible for all phases of the de novo store program that delivered several hundred locations in TD Bank's U.S. footprint over the last seven years.

    Prior to TD Bank, he spent a combined 17 years at Home Depot Inc. and Toys 'R Us, where he had similar responsibilities for all phases of site selection, acquisition and execution of store openings.

    "Getty stands to benefit considerably from Mark's deep knowledge and experience in local-level real estate throughout the country. His expertise complements our existing team and we expect that this combination will enable us to accelerate our efforts to redeploy our existing portfolio to its highest and best use, as well as broadening our capabilities to grow within the core convenience store/gas station industry," said David B. Driscoll, Getty's president and CEO.

    Olear holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Upsala College in East Orange, N.J., and numerous industry certifications and citations.

    Getty Realty Corp. is a publicly traded real estate investment trust specializing in the ownership, leasing and financing of convenience store/gas station properties. The company owns and leases approximately 920 properties.

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