Trinity Appoints New Member to Board of Directors Keith Pattiz

SECAUCUS, NEW JERSEY (November 6, 2013).

Trinity Place Holdings, Inc. (OTC: TPHS)
announced today that Keith M. Pattiz has joined its board of directors replacing Alan Miller, the
independent director who has decided not to seek reelection to the board.

Mr. Miller, a leading lawyer in bankruptcy and restructuring and a retired Senior Partner of Weil, Gotshal
& Manges, LLP, has served on the board since December of 2012 as the independent director.

Alexander Matina, a director of Trinity Place Holdings and Vice President of Investments for MFP
Investors, a significant shareholder of the company, stated: “We cannot be more pleased that Keith has
agreed to join our board and lend his considerable talents and expertise in helping guide our company. His
vast real estate experience and understanding of the business can only be of tremendous value to Trinity
and we all look forward to working with him.”

Regarding Mr. Miller’s departure, Matina stated: “I also want to thank Alan for his service and significant
contributions over the last year as Trinity navigated its emergence from Chapter 11. His significant
contributions have well positioned our company and will allow us to take Trinity into a new and exciting

Matthew Messinger, Trinity’s President & CEO stated: “This is truly an exciting day for us as the
addition of Keith to our board adds tremendous depth of knowledge and experience that we can draw
from as we look to take Trinity into a new phase of growth and add value for our shareholders.”

Keith M. Pattiz
Keith M. Pattiz, 61, is a partner in the law firm of McDermott Will & Emery LLP where heads the firm’s
New York office and Real Estate Group. He has extensive experience in the areas of commercial leasing,
financing, sales and acquisitions, hotel transactions and real estate workout matters. Clients have
included major residential, office, hotel and shopping center developers, lending institutions, and foreign
and U.S. investors. A member of the Real Estate Board of New York, Keith has served as a member of its
Arbitration Board. He is also a member of the Association of the Bar of the City of New York, and
served on the Real Property Committee from 1992 to 1995. He holds a J.D. from New York University
School of Law and a B.A. from the University of Wisconsin. He is admitted to the federal bar and the bar
of the State of New York.

About Trinity Place Holdings, Inc.
Trinity currently has significant real estate holdings in six states, including New York and New Jersey,
and a variety of consumer-sector intellectual property rights. Trinity’s assets include real estate holdings
in markets such as Westbury, New York, Paramus and Secaucus, New Jersey, West Palm Beach, Florida,
and “Trinity Place”, one of lower Manhattan’s premier development sites. In addition, Trinity has other
assets such as intellectual property – including rights related to the Filene’s Basement trademark. It is
currently traded OTC under the symbol TPHS. Its current assets are the legacy of certain Syms Corp. and
Filene’s Basement holdings as a result of those companies having emerged from Chapter 11 bankruptcy
under a plan of reorganization in September 2012.

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