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UNITED STATES
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
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MACK-CALI REALTY CORPORATION
Harborside 3, 210 Hudson Street, Ste. 400
Jersey City, New Jersey 07311



NOTICE OF ANNUAL MEETING OF STOCKHOLDERS
June 13, 2018



To Our Stockholders:

        Notice is hereby given that the Annual Meeting of Stockholders (the "Annual Meeting") of Mack-Cali Realty Corporation (referred to as the "Company," "we," "our" or "us") will be held at Harborside 3, 210 Hudson Street, 7th Floor, Jersey City, New Jersey 07311 on Wednesday, June 13, 2018, at 12:00 p.m., local time, for the following purposes:

        The attached Proxy Statement, which forms a part of this Notice of Annual Meeting of Stockholders and is incorporated herein by reference, includes information relating to these proposals. Additional purposes of the Annual Meeting are to receive reports of officers (without taking action thereon) and to transact such other business as may properly come before the Annual Meeting or any adjournment or postponement thereof.

        All stockholders of record as of the close of business on April 3, 2018 are entitled to notice of and to vote at the Annual Meeting. At least a majority of the outstanding shares of common stock of the Company present in person or by proxy is required for a quorum. You may vote electronically through the internet or by telephone. The instructions on your proxy card describe how to use these convenient services. Of course, if you prefer, you can vote by mail by completing your proxy card and returning it in the enclosed postage-paid envelope.

 
   
    By Order of the Board of Directors,

 

 

GRAPHIC
    Gary T. Wagner
General Counsel and Secretary

May 2, 2018
Jersey City, New Jersey


        THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS APPRECIATES AND ENCOURAGES YOUR PARTICIPATION IN THE COMPANY'S ANNUAL MEETING. WHETHER OR NOT YOU PLAN TO ATTEND THE ANNUAL MEETING, IT IS IMPORTANT THAT YOUR SHARES BE REPRESENTED. ACCORDINGLY, PLEASE AUTHORIZE A PROXY TO VOTE YOUR SHARES BY INTERNET, TELEPHONE OR MAIL. IF YOU ATTEND THE ANNUAL MEETING, YOU MAY WITHDRAW YOUR PROXY, IF YOU WISH, AND VOTE IN PERSON. YOUR PROXY IS REVOCABLE IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE PROCEDURES SET FORTH IN THIS PROXY STATEMENT.


MACK-CALI REALTY CORPORATION
PROXY STATEMENT SUMMARY

        This Summary highlights information contained elsewhere in this Proxy Statement and does not encompass all the information that you should consider. Please read the Proxy Statement in its entirety before voting.

Business Highlights

        During 2017, the Company continued its further progress toward the strategic objectives set forth in the Company's comprehensive strategic initiative (the "Strategic Plan"). Specifically, the Company executed on the following key accomplishments:

Executive Compensation Highlights

 

Attracting, motivating and retaining key talent;

 

Tying compensation to the achievement of key short- and long-term objectives, including the Strategic Plan;

 

The Company's TSR, Core FFO per share, Adjusted FFO per share, disposition volume, and multi-family residential leasing occupancy in 2017;

Factors Guiding Compensation Decisions

 

Stockholder feedback;

 

General market pay and governance practices;

 

Aligning management's interests with those of stockholders; and

 

Mitigating compensation risk.

Summary of 2017 Program for Mr. DeMarco, our Chief Executive Officer

 

Total compensation opportunities targeted at levels that are generally comparable to target total compensation levels for the chief executive officer of the Peer Group REITs (as defined below in the Compensation Discussion & Analysis under the heading "Process for Determining Compensation");

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80% of the annual cash incentive plan award based on pre-determined Company performance objectives, which align compensation with key annual financial and strategic goals (e.g., earnings, strategic acquisitions/dispositions and leasing);

 

75% of target long-term equity incentive awards allocated to performance-based long-term incentive plan ("LTIP") Units, tied to both absolute and relative TSR performance;

 

Performance-based LTIP awards granted under a multi-year, outperformance plan (the "2017 OPP"), under which the full awards will only be earned if, over the three-year performance period, the Company achieves a thirty-six percent (36%) absolute TSR and if the Company is at or above the 75th percentile of TSR versus the equity office REITs in the NAREIT Equity Office Index. Fifty percent of earned awards are subject to an additional two year ratable service-vesting period; and

 

Time-Based LTIP awards that cliff vest at the end of 3 years.

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MACK-CALI REALTY CORPORATION
Harborside 3, 210 Hudson Street, Ste. 400
Jersey City, New Jersey 07311
PROXY STATEMENT

General Information

        This Proxy Statement is furnished to stockholders of Mack-Cali Realty Corporation, a Maryland corporation (the "Company"), in connection with the solicitation by the Board of Directors of the Company (the "Board of Directors") of proxies in the accompanying form for use in voting at the Annual Meeting of Stockholders of the Company (the "Annual Meeting") to be held at Harborside 3, 210 Hudson Street, 7th Floor, Jersey City, New Jersey 07311 on Wednesday, June 13, 2018 at 12:00 p.m., local time, and any adjournment or postponement thereof.

        This Proxy Statement, the Notice of Annual Meeting of Stockholders and the accompanying proxy card are first being mailed to the Company's stockholders on or about May 2, 2018.

        IMPORTANT NOTICE REGARDING THE AVAILABILITY OF PROXY MATERIALS FOR THE ANNUAL MEETING OF STOCKHOLDERS TO BE HELD ON JUNE 13, 2018.

        This Proxy Statement, the Notice of Annual Meeting of Stockholders and Our Annual Report to Stockholders are available at http://investors.mack-cali.com/sec-filings

Solicitation and Voting Procedures

        Solicitation.    The solicitation of proxies will be conducted by mail, and the Company will bear all attendant costs. These costs will include the expense of preparing and mailing proxy materials for the Annual Meeting and reimbursements paid to brokerage firms and others for their expenses incurred in forwarding solicitation material regarding the Annual Meeting to beneficial owners of the Company's common stock, par value $.01 per share (the "Common Stock"). The Company intends to use the services of MacKenzie Partners, Inc., 105 Madison Avenue, 14th Floor, New York, New York 10016, in soliciting proxies and, in such event, the Company expects to pay an amount not to exceed $10,000, plus out-of-pocket expenses, for such services. The Company may conduct further solicitation personally, telephonically, electronically or by facsimile through its officers, directors and regular employees, none of whom would receive additional compensation for assisting with the solicitation.

        Householding of Proxy Materials.    In accordance with a notice sent previously to beneficial owners holding shares in street name (for example, through a bank, broker or other holder of record) who share a single address with other similar holders, only one Annual Report and Proxy Statement is being sent to that address unless contrary instructions were received from any stockholder at that address. This practice, known as "householding," is designed to reduce printing and postage costs. Any of such beneficial owners may discontinue householding by writing to the address or calling the telephone number provided for such purpose by their holder of record. Any such stockholder may also request prompt delivery of a copy of the Annual Report or Proxy Statement by contacting the Company at (732) 590-1010 or by writing to Gary T. Wagner, General Counsel and Secretary, Mack-Cali Realty Corporation, Harborside 3, 210 Hudson Street, Ste. 400, Jersey City, New Jersey 07311. Other beneficial owners holding shares in street name may be able to initiate householding if their holder of record has chosen to offer such service, by following the instructions provided by the record holder.

        Voting.    Stockholders of record may authorize the proxies named in the enclosed proxy card to vote their shares of Common Stock in the following manner:

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        Revocability of Proxies.    Any proxy given pursuant to this solicitation may be revoked by the person giving it at any time before it is exercised in the same manner in which it was given or by delivering to Gary T. Wagner, General Counsel and Secretary, Mack-Cali Realty Corporation, Harborside 3, 210 Hudson Street, Ste. 400, Jersey City, New Jersey 07311, a written notice of revocation or a properly executed proxy bearing a later date, or by attending the Annual Meeting and voting in person.

        Voting Procedure.    The presence at the Annual Meeting of a majority of the outstanding shares of Common Stock, represented either in person or by proxy, will constitute a quorum for the transaction of business at the Annual Meeting. The close of business on April 3, 2018 has been fixed as the record date (the "Record Date") for determining the holders of shares of Common Stock entitled to notice of and to vote at the Annual Meeting. Each share of Common Stock outstanding on the Record Date is entitled to one vote on all matters, and there are no cumulative voting rights. As of the Record Date, there were 90,135,433 shares of Common Stock outstanding. Under Maryland law, stockholders will not have appraisal or similar rights in connection with any proposal set forth in this Proxy Statement.

        Stockholder votes will be tabulated by the persons appointed by the Board of Directors to act as inspectors of election for the Annual Meeting. Shares represented by a properly executed and delivered proxy will be voted at the Annual Meeting and, when instructions have been given by the stockholder, will be voted in accordance with those instructions. If a properly executed and delivered proxy does not provide instructions, then the shares represented by that proxy will be voted FOR the election of each of the ten nominees for director named below, FOR the advisory approval of executive compensation, and FOR the ratification of the appointment of PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP as the Company's independent registered public accounting firm.

        If your shares are held in the name of a bank, broker or other holder of record, you will receive instructions from the holder of record that you must follow in order to vote your shares. If your shares are not registered in your own name and you plan to vote your shares in person at the Annual Meeting, you should contact your broker or agent to obtain a broker's proxy card and bring it with you to the Annual Meeting in order to vote. Under New York Stock Exchange (the "NYSE") Rules, the ratification of the appointment of PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP as the Company's independent auditors, as set forth in Proposal No. 3, is considered a "discretionary" item. This means that brokerage firms may vote in their discretion on Proposal No. 3 on behalf of beneficial owners who have not furnished a properly executed proxy card or delivered voting instructions to their broker at least ten days before the date of the Annual Meeting. In contrast, the election of directors as set forth in Proposal No. 1 and the advisory vote to approve executive compensation as set forth in Proposal No. 2 are considered non-discretionary items. This means that brokerage firms that have not received a properly executed proxy card or voting instructions from their clients may not vote on behalf of their clients with respect to Proposal Nos. 1 and 2.

        These so called "broker non-votes" will be included in the calculation of the number of votes considered to be present at the meeting for purposes of determining a quorum, but will not be included in the total of votes cast for the election of directors or the advisory vote for approval of executive compensation. Abstentions will be counted as present for purposes of determining the presence of a quorum but will have no effect on the outcome of the matters covered by Proposal Nos. 1 and 2.

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VOTING SECURITIES AND PRINCIPAL HOLDERS

        Unless otherwise indicated, the following table sets forth information as of December 31, 2017 with respect to each person or group who is known by the Company, in reliance on Schedules 13D and 13G reporting beneficial ownership and filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the "SEC"), to beneficially own more than 5% of the Company's outstanding shares of Common Stock. Except as otherwise noted below, all shares of Common Stock are owned beneficially by the individual or group listed with sole voting and/or investment power.

Name of Beneficial Owner
  Amount and
Nature of
Beneficial
Ownership
  Percent of
Class(%)(1)
 

The Vanguard Group, Inc.(2)

    13,703,733     15.2 %

BlackRock, Inc.(3)

    12,019,447     13.4 %

CenterSquare Investment Management Holdings, Inc.(4)

    7,722,021     8.6 %

The Mack Group(5)

    7,438,551     7.7 %

Morgan Stanley(6)

    5,851,561     6.5 %

Vanguard Specialized Funds—Vanguard REIT Index Fund(7)

    5,750,915     6.4 %

(1)
Unless otherwise noted, the total number of shares outstanding used in calculating this percentage does not include 11,669,732 shares reserved for issuance upon redemption or conversion of outstanding units of limited partnership interest ("Units") in Mack-Cali Realty, L.P., a Delaware limited partnership (the "Operating Partnership") through which the Company conducts its real estate activities (including 1,230,877 LTIP Units), or 2,869,064 shares reserved for issuance upon the exercise of stock options granted or reserved for possible grant to certain employees and directors of the Company, except in all cases where such Units or stock options are owned by the reporting person or group. This information is as of December 31, 2017.

(2)
Address: 100 Vanguard Blvd., Malvern, PA, 19355. Share information is furnished in reliance on the Schedule 13G/A dated February 10, 2018 of The Vanguard Group, Inc. ("Vanguard") filed with the SEC, which represents holdings as of December 31, 2017. Based upon information included in the Schedule 13G/A and other Forms 13F filed by Vanguard, the Company believes that such shares are held for investment advisory clients of Vanguard. This number represents 13,703,733 shares beneficially owned by Vanguard, which includes (i) 202,297 shares for which Vanguard has sole voting power, (ii) 120,696 shares for which Vanguard has shared voting power, (iii) 13,490,635 shares for which Vanguard has sole dispositive power, and (iv) 213,098 shares for which Vanguard has shared dispositive power.

(3)
Address: 55 East 52nd Street, New York, NY 10022. Share information is furnished in reliance on the Schedule 13G/A dated January 18, 2018 of Blackrock, Inc. ("Blackrock") filed with the SEC, which represents holdings as of December 31, 2017. Based upon information included in the Schedule 13G/A and other Forms 13F filed by Blackrock, the Company believes that such shares are held for investment advisory clients of Blackrock. This number represents 11,800,527 shares beneficially owned by Blackrock for which it has sole voting power and 12,019,447 shares for which it has sole dispositive power.

(4)
Address: 225 Liberty Street, New York, New York 10286. Share information is furnished in reliance on the Schedule 13G/A dated February 7, 2018 of CenterSquare Investment Management Holdings, Inc. and CenterSquare Investment Management, Inc. (together, "CenterSquare") filed with the SEC, which represents holdings as of December 31, 2017. Based upon information included in the Schedule 13G/A and other Forms 13F filed by CenterSquare, the Company believes that such shares are held for investment advisory clients of CenterSquare. This number represents 6,087,000 shares beneficially owned by CenterSquare, which includes (i) 3,789,940 shares for which CenterSquare has sole voting power, (ii) 5,369,610 shares for which CenterSquare has sole dispositive power, and (iii) 717,390 shares for which CenterSquare has shared dispositive power.

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(5)
Address: Harborside 3, 210 Hudson Street, Ste. 400, Jersey City, New Jersey 07311. The Mack Group (which is not a legal entity) is composed of, among others, William L. Mack, the Chairman of the Board of Directors, David S. Mack, a director of the Company, Fredric Mack, a member of the Company's Advisory Board, Earle I. Mack, a former director of the Company, and their immediate family members and related trusts. Share information is furnished in reliance on the Schedule 13G/A dated February 14, 2018 of the Mack Group filed with the SEC, which represents holdings as of December 31, 2017. This number represents 7,438,551 shares for which the Mack Group has shared dispositive and voting power, and includes 7,271,838 common Units, redeemable for shares of Common Stock on a one-for-one basis (each such unit being a "Reported Share"). Furthermore, William L. Mack, a member of the Mack Group, is a trustee of the William and Phyllis Mack Foundation, Inc., a charitable foundation that owns 100,000 Reported Shares. Earle I. Mack, a member of the Mack Group, is a trustee of the Earle I. Mack Foundation, Inc., a charitable foundation that owns 80,415 Reported Shares. Richard Mack and Stephen Mack, members of the Mack Group, are trustees of The Mack 2010 Family Trust II, a trust that owns 330,097 Reported Shares. David S. Mack, a member of the Mack Group, is a trustee of The David and Sondra Mack Foundation, a charitable foundation that owns 225,000 Reported Shares. Stephen Mack, a member of the Mack Group, is a trustee of The Stephen Mack and Kelly Mack Family Foundation, a charitable foundation that owns 5,000 Reported Shares. William L. Mack, Earle I. Mack, Richard Mack, David S. Mack and Stephen Mack, pursuant to Rule 13d-4 under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the "Exchange Act"), each have specifically disclaimed beneficial ownership of any Reported Shares owned by such foundations.

(6)
Address: 1585 Broadway New York, NY 10036. Share information is furnished in reliance on the Schedule 13G/A dated February 12, 2018 of Morgan Stanley and Morgan Stanley Investment Management, Inc. (together, "Morgan Stanley") filed with the SEC, which represents holdings as of December 31, 2017. Based upon information included in the Schedule 13G/A and other Forms 13F filed by Morgan Stanley, the Company believes that such shares are held for investment advisory clients of Morgan Stanley. This number represents 5,851,561 shares beneficially owned by Morgan Stanley, which includes (i) 5,184,029 shares for which Morgan Stanley has shared voting power, and (ii) 5,184,029 shares for which Morgan Stanley has shared dispositive power.

(7)
Address: 100 Vanguard Blvd., Malvern, PA, 19355. Share information is furnished in reliance on the Schedule 13G/A dated February 1, 2018 of Vanguard Specialized Funds—Vanguard REIT Index Fund—23-2834924 ("Vanguard Fund") filed with the SEC, which represents 5,750,915 shares beneficially owned by Vanguard Fund as of December 31, 2017. Based upon information included in the Schedule 13G/A and other Forms 13F filed by the Vanguard Fund, the Company believes that such shares are held for investment advisory clients of the Vanguard Fund.


PROPOSAL NO. 1
ELECTION OF DIRECTORS

        The Board of Directors presently consists of ten members as follows: Alan S. Bernikow, Michael J. DeMarco, Kenneth M. Duberstein, Nathan Gantcher, William L. Mack, David S. Mack, Alan G. Philibosian, Irvin D. Reid, Rebecca Robertson and Vincent Tese. On March 14, 2018, the Board of Directors adopted a resolution increasing the size of the Board of Directors from nine to ten members and appointing Michael J. DeMarco, our Chief Executive Officer, to the Board, to serve until the Annual Meeting and until his successor is elected or appointed and qualifies or until his earlier resignation or removal. At the Annual Meeting, the terms of all ten current members of the Board of Directors will expire. Accordingly, stockholders will elect ten directors at the Annual Meeting. The directors who are elected at the Annual Meeting will serve until the annual meeting of stockholders to be held in 2019 and until such directors' respective successors are elected or appointed and qualify or until any such director's earlier resignation or removal. The Board of Directors, acting upon the unanimous recommendation of its Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee, has nominated Alan S. Bernikow, Michael J. DeMarco, Kenneth M. Duberstein, Nathan Gantcher, William L. Mack, David S. Mack, Alan G. Philibosian, Irvin D. Reid, Rebecca Robertson and Vincent Tese, for election

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as directors at the Annual Meeting, each of whom has agreed to serve if elected. In the event any nominee is unable or unwilling to serve as a director at the time of the Annual Meeting, the proxies may be voted for the balance of those nominees named and for any substitute nominee designated by the present Board of Directors or the proxy holders to fill such vacancy or for the balance of those nominees named without nomination of a substitute, or the size of the Board of Directors may be reduced in accordance with the bylaws of the Company.

        OnMarch 14, 2018, the Board of Directors adopted the Second Amended and Restated Bylaws of the Company, which amend the Company's previous bylaws to provide for a majority voting standard pursuant to which each director nominee, in an uncontested election of directors, must be elected by a majority of the votes cast (in other words, the number of votes cast "for" the nominee must exceed the number of votes cast "against" that nominee). A plurality vote has been retained only for contested elections. If a director does not receive the requisite majority vote in an uncontested election, he or she will be required to tender his or her resignation for the consideration by the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee of the Board of Directors. See "Policies Relating to the Election of Directors."

        William L. Mack, a director nominee, has served as a member of the Board of Directors since 1997 and as its Chairman since 2000. Prior to December 1997, Mr. Mack served as President and Senior Managing Partner of The Mack Company, where he pioneered the development of large, Class A office properties and helped to increase The Mack Company's portfolio to approximately 20 million square feet. In addition, Mr. Mack is a founder and Chairman of Mack Real Estate Group. He also founded and was the former Chairman of AREA Property Partners (f/k/a Apollo Real Estate Advisors, L.P.). Mr. Mack currently serves as a member of the board of directors of Hudson's Bay Company, a company listed on the Toronto stock exchange. Mr. Mack also currently serves as a member of the board of directors of FCB Financial Holdings, Inc. He previously served as a board member of the Regional Advisory Board of JPMorgan Chase from 1995 to 2013, and as a member of the board of directors of the Retail Opportunity Investments Corporation from 2009 to 2010. The foregoing directorships are the only public company or registered investment company directorships currently held by Mr. Mack or which Mr. Mack held at any time during the past five years. Previously, Mr. Mack served as a member of the boards of directors of City and Suburban Financial Corporation from 1988 to 2007, The Bear Stearns Companies Inc. from 1997 to 2004, Vail Resorts, Inc. from 1993 to 2004 and Wyndham International, Inc. from 1999 to 2005. Mr. Mack is a Vice Chairman of Northwell Health Inc. (f/k/a the North Shore Long Island Jewish Health System), and Chairman of the Board and member of the compensation committee for the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation. He is the former Vice Chairman and Emeritus Trustee of the University of Pennsylvania and Chair Emeritus of the Board of Overseers of The Wharton School of Business and Finance at the University of Pennsylvania. Mr. Mack attended The Wharton School and has a B.S. degree in business administration, finance and real estate from New York University. Mr. Mack serves as a member of the Board of Directors pursuant to an agreement with the Company entered into at the time of the Company's combination with The Mack Company in December 1997. See "Certain Relationships and Related Transactions—Mack Agreement." Mr. Mack is the brother of David S. Mack. Based on Mr. Mack's oversight of the Company's growth and development since his appointment as Chairman of the Board in 2000, his years of experience with The Mack Company and his extensive knowledge and expertise of commercial real estate markets and office REIT operations through over forty (40) years of experience, the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee of the Board of Directors concluded that Mr. Mack has the requisite experience, qualifications, attributes and skills necessary to serve as a member of the Board of Directors.

        Alan S. Bernikow, a director nominee, has served as a member of the Board of Directors and as chairman of the Audit Committee of the Board of Directors since 2004 and was appointed as Lead Independent Director in March 2014. Previously, Mr. Bernikow served as the Deputy Chief Executive

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Officer at Deloitte & Touche LLP from 1998 to 2003, where he was responsible for assisting the firm on special projects such as firm mergers and acquisitions, partner affairs and litigation matters. Mr. Bernikow joined Touche Ross, the predecessor firm of Deloitte & Touche LLP, in 1977, prior to which Mr. Bernikow was the National Administrative Partner in Charge for the accounting firm of J.K. Lasser & Company. Mr. Bernikow serves on the board of several public companies. He is currently a member of the board of directors of Revlon, Inc. and Revlon Consumer Products Corporation and is chairman of the audit committee and compensation and stock plan committee of Revlon, Inc. From 2003 through March 2017, Mr. Bernikow served as a member of the board of directors and the nominating and corporate governance committee of the Destination XL Group, Inc., formerly the Casual Male Retail Group Inc. Mr. Bernikow is also a member of the board of directors of FCB Financial Holdings, Inc. and is chairman of its audit committee and is a member of its compensation committee. Mr. Bernikow is also a member of the board of directors of UBS Global Asset Management (US) Inc. ("UBS") and currently serves as chairman of its audit committee, and has also served as a member of the boards of directors of investment funds managed by UBS, including Global High Income Dollar Fund Inc., Insured Municipal Income Fund Inc., Investment Grade Municipal Income Fund Inc., Managed High Yield Plus Fund Inc., and Strategic Global Income Fund, Inc. The foregoing directorships and committee memberships include public companies or registered investment companies directorships and committee memberships currently held by Mr. Bernikow or which Mr. Bernikow held at any time during the past five years. He is a member of the board of directors for the United Jewish Appeal—Federation of Jewish Philanthropies of New York, Inc. Mr. Bernikow has a B.B.A. degree from Baruch College and is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) and the New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants (NYSSCPA). Based on Mr. Bernikow's significant financial and accounting background and thirty (30) years of experience in public accounting, his status as an audit committee financial expert, and his experience serving as a director and audit committee member of several public companies, the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee of the Board of Directors concluded that Mr. Bernikow has the requisite experience, qualifications, attributes and skills necessary to serve as a member of the Board of Directors.

        Michael J. DeMarco, a director nominee and Chief Executive Officer, was appointed to the Board of Directors in March 2018. Mr. DeMarco joined the Company in June 2015 and served as President and Chief Operating Officer until he was appointed Chief Executive Officer in April 2017. Prior to joining the Company, from 2013 to June 2015 Mr. DeMarco served as the chief investment officer of CCRE, a non-bank finance company and one of the largest originators of CMBS. Mr. DeMarco previously served as an executive vice president at Vornado Realty Trust from 2010 to 2013, as a managing director at Fortress Investment Group from 2007 to 2010, and as a senior managing director at Lehman Brothers from 1993 to 2007. As Chief Executive Officer, Mr. DeMarco is responsible for the strategic direction of the Company. Mr. DeMarco also is a member of the board of trustees of NAIOP NJ and Saint Peter's Preparatory School, as well as a member of Urban Land Institute and The International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC). Since June 2015, Mr. DeMarco has served as a member of the board of trustees of Pennsylvania Real Estate Investment Trust, a publicly traded REIT. Mr. DeMarco graduated from the University of Chicago with a Master of Business Administration in Finance, as well as Pace University with a Bachelor in Business Administration in Accounting and a minor in History. He is also a certified public accountant. Based on Mr. DeMarco's leadership as Chief Executive Officer and his REIT, investment banking and accounting experience, the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee of the Board of Directors concluded that Mr. DeMarco has the requisite experience, qualifications, attributes and skills necessary to serve as a member of the Board of Directors.

        Kenneth M. Duberstein, a director nominee, has served as a member of the Board of Directors since 2005, has served as a member of the Executive Compensation and Option Committee of the Board of Directors since March 2006, and and as a member of the Nominating and Corporate

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Governance Committee of the Board of Directors since 2016. Mr. Duberstein has served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of The Duberstein Group, an independent strategic planning and consulting company, since 1989. In addition, Mr. Duberstein has served as a member of the board of directors of The Boeing Company since 1997, and is also the lead director and the chairman of its governance, organization and nominating committee and member of the compensation committee. Mr. Duberstein has also served as a member of the board of directors of the Travelers Companies, Inc. since 1998, and is also a member of its compensation and investment and capital markets committees and is Chairman of its governance committee. Mr. Duberstein was a director of Dell Inc. from 2011 to 2012 and was a member of its governance and nominating committee. Mr. Duberstein previously served as director of ConocoPhillips from 2002 to 2012 and was presiding director and a member of its public policy committee from 2002 to 2008. Mr. Duberstein previously served as a director of Federal National Mortgage Association (Fannie Mae) from 1998 to February 2007, and is a former member of the Board of Governors of the National Association of Securities Dealers ("NASD"). Mr. Duberstein also previously served as Chief of Staff to President Ronald Reagan from 1988 to 1989. He also served in the White House as Deputy Chief of Staff in 1987, as well as both the Assistant and the Deputy Assistant to the President for Legislative Affairs from 1981 to 1983. Mr. Duberstein previously served as a member of the board of directors of Collegiate Funding Services, Inc. from 2004 to 2006, and was Chairman of its audit committee and a member of its compensation and nominating and governance committees. The foregoing directorships and committee memberships are the only public company or registered investment company directorships and committee memberships currently held by Mr. Duberstein or which Mr. Duberstein held at any time during the past five years. Mr. Duberstein earned a B.A. degree from Franklin and Marshall College and an M.A. degree from American University. Based on Mr. Duberstein's strategic planning and consulting background, his experience serving as a director of several public companies, and his extensive government, business expertise and NASD experience, the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee of the Board of Directors concluded that Mr. Duberstein has the requisite experience, qualifications, attributes and skills necessary to serve as a member of the Board of Directors.

        Nathan Gantcher, a director nominee, has served as a member of the Board of Directors since 1999 and as a member of the Audit Committee of the Board of Directors since 1999. Mr. Gantcher has served as chairman of the Executive Compensation and Option Committee of the Board of Directors since 2016. Mr. Gantcher previously served as a member of the Executive Committee and the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee of the Board of Directors from 2000 through 2016. Mr. Gantcher also served as a member of the board of directors of Liberty Acquisition Holdings Corp. from 2007 to December 2010, and as a member of its audit, compensation and governance, and nominating committees. From October 2013 through December 2015, Mr. Gantcher served as a member of the board of directors of Cambridge Capital Acquisition Corporation and as a member of its audit and compensation committees. The foregoing directorships and committee memberships are the only public company or registered investment company directorships and committee memberships currently held by Mr. Gantcher or which Mr. Gantcher held at any time during the past five years. From December 2013 through June 2016, Mr. Gantcher served as an advisor to Lebenthal Holdings. Mr. Gantcher has served as managing member of EXOP Capital LLC since 2005. Mr. Gantcher previously served as a member of the board of directors of Refco, Inc. from 2004 until 2006 and a member of the board of directors of Neuberger Berman, a NYSE listed company, and served as a member of its audit and compensation committees, from 2001 until 2003. Mr. Gantcher also served as the co-chairman, president and chief executive officer of Alpha Investment Management L.L.C. from 2001 until July 2004. Prior to joining Alpha Investment Management L.L.C., Mr. Gantcher was a private investor from 1999 to 2001. Mr. Gantcher served as vice chairman of CIBC Oppenheimer Corp. from 1997 to 1999. Prior to becoming vice chairman of CIBC Oppenheimer Corp., Mr. Gantcher served as co-chief executive officer and chief operating officer of Oppenheimer & Co., Inc. Mr. Gantcher currently serves as chairman of the board of trustees of Evermore Funds Trust and as

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chairman of its nominating and governance committee, and as a member of its audit and valuation committees. He previously served as chairman of the board of trustees of Tufts University and currently serves on the board of trustees of Montefiore Medical Center, Montefiore Health Systems, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, and the board of overseers of the Columbia University Graduate School of Business. Mr. Gantcher received his Bachelor of Arts Tufts University and his M.B.A. from the Columbia University Graduate School of Business. Based on Mr. Gantcher's familiarity with the Company as a long-standing member of the Company's Board of Directors, his experience as a director with several public companies and his investment banking, management and financial expertise, the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee of the Board of Directors concluded that Mr. Gantcher has the requisite experience, qualifications, attributes and skills necessary to serve as a member of the Board of Directors.

        David S. Mack, a director nominee, has served as a member of the Board of Directors since 2004 and served as a member of the Company's Advisory Board from 1997 to 2004. Mr. Mack is Vice President and Senior Partner of The Mack Company, where he has been employed since 1966 and where he pioneered the development of large, Class A office properties and helped to increase The Mack Company's portfolio to approximately 20 million square feet. Mr. Mack serves as a member of the Board of Overseers of Northwell Health Foundation and was a former trustee of Northwell Health System. Mr. Mack also serves on the Board of Trustees of Hofstra University and on the Board of Directors of MorseLife Health System and is Vice Chairman of both. Mr. Mack also serves on the Board of Trustees of the Pratt Institute. Mr. Mack is on the Board of Directors of the Kravis Center, as well as the Palm Beach Fellowship of Christians and Jews. Mr. Mack is an active member of the Palm Beach Country Club and the Jewish Federation of Palm Beach County. Mr. Mack is currently 1st Assistant Commissioner of the Nassau County Police Department and the First Vice President of the Palm Beach Police Foundation and also serves on the Board of Directors of the United Nations Development Corporation of the State of New York. Previously, Mr. Mack served as a member of the Board of Directors and as Vice Chairman of the New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority and on the Board of Directors and as Commissioner of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, and served as Vice Chairman of the New York Motor Vehicle Board. Mr. Mack received his B.A. degree in Business Administration from Hofstra University. Mr. Mack serves as a member of the Board of Directors pursuant to an agreement with the Company entered into at the time of the Company's combination with The Mack Company in December 1997. See "Certain Relationships and Related Transactions—Mack Agreement." Mr. Mack is the brother of William L. Mack. Based on Mr. Mack's years of experience with The Mack Company and his extensive knowledge and expertise of commercial real estate markets and office REIT operations, the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee of the Board of Directors concluded that Mr. Mack has the requisite experience, qualifications, attributes and skills necessary to serve as a member of the Board of Directors.

        Alan G. Philibosian, a director nominee, has served as a member of the Board of Directors since 1997 and as a member of the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee of the Board of Directors since 2000. In addition, Mr. Philibosian has served as a member of the Executive Compensation and Option Committee of the Board of Directors since 1997, and served as the chairman of said Committee from 2004 through 2016. Mr. Philibosian is counsel with the law firm of Harwood Lloyd LLC in Hackensack, New Jersey. Mr. Philibosian currently serves on the board of directors of the Armenian Missionary Association of America in Paramus, New Jersey and previously served as vice president and on its executive committee. Mr. Philibosian served as a commissioner of The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey from January 1995 through January 2003. While Commissioner, he served as chairman of the audit and construction committees and vice-chairman of the finance committee. Mr. Philibosian previously served on the board of directors of NorCrown Bank, Livingston, New Jersey, prior to its acquisition by Valley National Bancorp of New Jersey in 2005. Mr. Philibosian graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Rutgers College, and received his J.D. degree from

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Boston College Law School and his LL.M. degree in taxation from New York University. Based on Mr. Philibosian's familiarity with the Company as a long-standing member of the Company's Board of Directors and his significant legal and financial background, and his experience as a director and his roles on various committees of the Board of Directors, together with his legal and financial background, the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee of the Board of Directors concluded that Mr. Philibosian has the requisite experience, qualifications, attributes and skills necessary to serve as a member of the Board of Directors.

        Irvin D. Reid, a director nominee, has served as a member of the Board of Directors since 1994 and as a member of the Audit Committee of the Board of Directors since 1998 and the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee since 2016. During this time, specifically from 1998 through 2002, Dr. Reid served as chairman of the Audit Committee. Dr. Reid also has served as a member of the board of directors and as a member of both the audit committee and nomination and governance committee of The Pep Boys—Manny, Moe & Jack, from 2007 to 2012. Previously, Dr. Reid served as a member of the board of directors of the Handleman Company from 2003 to 2004 and from 2005 to 2008, and served as a member of the audit committee and the nominating and corporate governance committee of the Handleman Company. Dr. Reid also served as a member of the board of directors and a member of the audit committee of A. Schulman, Inc. from 2010 to 2016. The foregoing directorships and committee memberships are the only public company or registered investment company directorships and committee memberships currently held by Dr. Reid or which Dr. Reid held at any time during the past five years. Dr. Reid has served on the Board of the Downtown Economic Development Corporation of the City of Detroit since 1999. Dr. Reid also has served as a member of the board of directors of Fleet Bank, N.A., from 1990 to 2002 and as a member of the Federal Reserve Board of Chicago-Detroit Branch, from 2003 to 2004 and from 2005 to 2008. From 2000 to 2011, Dr. Reid served as a member of The Michigan Economic Development Corporation Board, Executive and Finance Committees. Dr. Reid also previously served on the boards of First Tennessee Bank of Chattanooga and NatWest Bank, New Jersey and as a member of the board and chair of the trust committee of NatWest Bank, USA. Dr. Reid is president emeritus of Wayne State University in Michigan, having served as president from 1997 to 2008. Dr. Reid left the presidency of Wayne State University in 2008 to become inaugural holder of the Eugene Applebaum Chair in Community Engagement and Director for the Forum on Contemporary Issues in Society (FOCIS). Prior to becoming the president of Wayne State University, Dr. Reid served as president of Montclair State University (formerly Montclair State College) in New Jersey from 1989 to 1997, and held positions of dean, School of Business Administration, and John Stagmaier Professor of Economics and Business Administration at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. Dr. Reid received his B.S. degree and M.S. degree in general and experimental psychology from Howard University. He earned his M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in business and applied economics from The Wharton School of Business and Finance at the University of Pennsylvania. Based on Dr. Reid's familiarity with the Company as a long-standing member of the Company's Board of Directors and his experience as a director of several public and private companies, the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee of the Board of Directors concluded that Dr. Reid has the requisite experience, qualifications, attributes and skills necessary to serve as a member of the Board of Directors.

        Rebecca Robertson, a director nominee, was appointed to the Board of Directors in September 2016, and has served as a member of the Audit Committee since 2016. Since 2007, Ms. Robertson has served as the Chief Executive Officer and President of Park Avenue Armory in New York, New York. Prior to that, Ms. Robertson served as the Executive Director of the Lincoln Development Project, Inc. from 2000 to 2006. From 1997 to 2000, Ms. Robertson served as an executive with The Shubert Organization (New York's largest Broadway theater owner), responsible for real estate and new activities construction. In addition to leading the redevelopment of the Lincoln Center, Ms. Robertson also previously led the urban renewal project of the 13 acres around 42nd Street between Seventh and Eighth Avenues, serving as President of The 42nd Street Development

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Project, Inc. from 1987 through 1997. Ms. Robertson sits on the boards of directors of privately held not for profit companies The New 42nd Street, Inc. and Park Avenue Armory. Ms. Robertson received her B.A. and M.Sc. Pl. from the University of Toronto. Based on Ms. Robertson's experience overseeing major urban development projects, the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee of the Board of Directors concluded that Ms. Robertson has the requisite experience, qualifications, attributes and skills necessary to serve as a member of the Board of Directors.

        Vincent Tese, a director nominee, has served as a member of the Board of Directors since 1997, has served as a member and chairman of the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee of the Board of Directors since 2000, and has served as a member of the Executive Compensation and Option Committee of the Board of Directors since 1998, and served as chairman of said committee from 2000 until 2004. Mr. Tese served as New York State Superintendent of Banks from 1983 to 1985, chairman and chief executive officer of the Urban Development Corporation from 1985 to 1994, director of economic development for New York State from 1987 to 1994 and commissioner and vice chairman of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey from 1991 to 1995. Mr. Tese also served as a partner in the law firm of Tese & Tese, a partner in the Sinclair Group, a commodities trading and investment management company, and a co-founder of Cross Country Cable TV. Mr. Tese is the former chairman of Cross Country Wireless. Mr. Tese also serves as a member of the board of directors of Madison Square Garden, Inc., is chairman of its audit committee and a member of its compensation committee. Mr. Tese also serves as a member of the board of directors of Intercontinentalexchange, Inc. and is chairman of its compensation committee. Mr. Tese also currently serves as a member of the board of directors of AMC Networks, Inc. Mr. Tese also serves as executive chairman of FCB Financial Holdings, Inc. Previously, Mr. Tese served as a member of the boards of directors of Bowne & Company, Inc., Cablevision Systems Corporation and Retail Opportunity Investments Corporation. The foregoing directorships and committee memberships are the only public company or registered investment company directorships and committee memberships currently held by Mr. Tese or which Mr. Tese held at any time during the past five years. Mr. Tese is also a member of the board of directors of New York Racing Association, Inc., and is chairman of Bond Street Holdings LLC and ICE Clear Credit LLC, an affiliate of Intercontinentalexchange, Inc. Mr. Tese also is a trustee of New York University School of Law and New York Presbyterian Hospital and is a member of the hospital's audit committee. Mr. Tese previously served as a member of the board of directors of Custodial Trust Company from 1996 to 2010, Xanboo, Inc. from 2000 to 2010, and Gamco Investors Inc. Et Al. from 2003 to 2007 and of The Bear Stearns Companies Inc. from 1994 to 2008. Mr. Tese has a B.A. degree in accounting from Pace University, a J.D. degree from Brooklyn Law School and a L.L.M. degree in taxation from New York University School of Law. Based on Mr. Tese's familiarity with the Company as a long-standing member of the Board of Directors, his legal and investment management background, and his experience from serving as a director of several public companies, the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee of the Board of Directors concluded that Mr. Tese has the requisite experience, qualifications, attributes and skills necessary to serve as a member of the Board of Directors.

Vote Required and Board of Directors' Recommendation

        Assuming a quorum is present, the affirmative vote of a majority of the votes cast at the Annual Meeting, either in person or by proxy, is required for the election of a director. For purposes of the election of directors, abstentions and broker non-votes will have no effect on the result of the vote. Under the Company's bylaws and Corporate Governance Principles, if, in any uncontested election of directors, a director nominee does not receive a majority of votes cast "for" his or her election, such director nominee shall promptly tender his or her resignation for consideration by the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee. See "Policies Relating to the Election of Directors."

        THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS RECOMMENDS A VOTE FOR THE ELECTION OF ALL NOMINEES NAMED ABOVE.

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DIRECTORS AND EXECUTIVE OFFICERS

        Set forth below is certain information as of April 3, 2018, including information with respect to the beneficial ownership of the Company's Common Stock, for (i) the members of the Board of Directors, (ii) the executive officers of the Company and (iii) the directors and executive officers of the Company as a group:

Name and Position
  Age   First
Elected
  Term
Expires
  Number of
Shares(1)(2)
  Percent of
Shares
Outstanding(%)(3)
  Percent of
Shares
Outstanding
calculated on a
full-diluted
basis)(%)(4)
 

William L. Mack, Chairman of the Board(5)

    78     1997     2018     2,489,613 (9)   2.69 %   2.44 %

Michael J. DeMarco, Chief Executive Officer and Director

    58     2018     2018     784,810 (10)   *     *  

Marshall B. Tycher, Chairman of Roseland

    63             295,926 (11)   *     *  

Mitchell E. Rudin, Vice Chairman

    64             615,036 (12)   *     *  

David Smetana, Chief Financial Officer

    46             5,800     *     *  

Gary T. Wagner, General Counsel

    57             40,437 (13)   *     *  

Ricardo Cardoso, Chief Investment Officer

    45             62,558 (14)   *     *  

Robert Andrew Marshall, President and Executive Vice President Development of Roseland

    48             78,591 (15)   *     *  

Nicholas Hilton, Executive Vice President, Leasing

    47                 *     *  

Alan S. Bernikow, Lead Independent Director(6)

    77     2004     2018     36,999     *     *  

Kenneth M. Duberstein, Director(7)(8)

    73     2005     2018     24,222     *     *  

Nathan Gantcher, Director(6)(7)

    77     1999     2018     49,499 (16)   *     *  

David S. Mack, Director(5)

    76     2004     2018     2,015,746 (17)   2.19 %   1.97 %

Alan G. Philibosian, Director(7)(8)

    64     1997     2018     21,099 (18)   *     *  

Irvin D. Reid, Director(6)(8)

    77     1994     2018     21,515     *     *  

Rebecca Robertson, Director(6)

    67     2016     2018     6,665     *     *  

Vincent Tese, Director(7)(8)

    74     1997     2018     28,616     *     *  

All directors and executive officers as a group (17 individuals)

                      6,577,132 (19)   6.83 %   6.43 %

*
Beneficial Ownership of less than 1.0% is omitted.

(1)
The limited partners of the Operating Partnership share with the Company, as general partner, in the net income or loss and any distributions of the Operating Partnership. Pursuant to the partnership agreement of the Operating Partnership, common Units are redeemable into shares of Common Stock on a one-for-one basis. Class A 2016 LTIP Units, Class B 2016 LTIP Units, Class C 2017 LTIP Units and Class D 2017 LTIP Units (collectively, "LTIP Units") of the Operating Partnership are convertible into common Units on a one-for-one basis upon vesting.

(2)
Except as otherwise noted below, all shares of Common Stock, common Units, LTIP Units (as converted into common Units), vested options, restricted stock units ("RSUs"), performance stock

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(3)
Assumes redemption or conversion of only the Units in the Operating Partnership beneficially owned by such owner into shares of Common Stock and the exercise of vested options and all restricted Common Stock held only by such owner.

(4)
Assumes redemption or conversion of all outstanding Units in the Operating Partnership into shares of Common Stock and the exercise of all vested options and all restricted Common Stock.

(5)
In connection with the Company's combination with The Mack Company in December 1997, as more fully described under "Certain Relationships and Related Transactions—Mack Agreement," William L. Mack, Mitchell E. Hersh and Earle I. Mack were appointed to the Board of Directors. Pursuant to the Mack Agreement (as defined below), the Company has agreed, for as long as members of the Mack Group maintain at least the "Mack Significant Interest," to nominate Messrs. W. Mack, E. Mack and Hersh (or their successors) for successive terms upon the expiration of each term. See "Certain Relationships and Related Transactions—Mack Agreement." As of January 15, 2004, Earle I. Mack resigned from the Board of Directors and pursuant to the terms of the Mack Agreement, David S. Mack was designated as Earle I. Mack's successor and appointed to the Board of Directors. On May 11, 2015, Mr. Hersh retired from the Board of Directors at the expiration of his term at the 2015 annual meeting of stockholders. The Mack Group has not yet determined whether in future years it will seek to nominate someone for the third board seat to which it is entitled that was vacated in 2015 by Mr. Hersh. The Mack Group elected not to exercise this right in connection with the Annual Meeting. For the definition of "Mack Agreement" and "Mack Significant Interest," see "Certain Relationships and Related Transactions—Mack Agreement."

(6)
Member of the Audit Committee of the Board of Directors.

(7)
Member of the Executive Compensation and Option Committee of the Board of Directors.

(8)
Member of the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee of the Board of Directors.

(9)
Includes 2,017,017 shares of Common Stock that may be issued upon the redemption of all of William L. Mack's limited partnership interests in the Operating Partnership. Also includes 100,000 shares of Common Stock that may be issued upon the redemption of all of the limited partnership interests in the Operating Partnership held by the William & Phyllis Mack Foundation, Inc., a charitable foundation of which Mr. Mack is a trustee, and 330,097 shares of Common Stock that may be issued upon the redemption of all of the limited partnership interests in the Operating Partnership held by trusts that are members of a Section 13(d) group with Mr. Mack. Pursuant to Rule 13d-4 under the Exchange Act, Mr. Mack has specifically disclaimed beneficial ownership of the shares held by such foundation and trusts.

(10)
Includes 6,750 unvested RSUs, including dividend equivalent RSUs, 60,750 unvested PSUs, including dividend equivalent PSUs, vested options to purchase 333,333 shares of the Company's common stock, and 370,955 unvested LTIP Units. Excludes unvested options to purchase 66,667 shares of the Company's common stock that Mr. DeMarco is not deemed to beneficially own pursuant to Rule 13d-3(d)(1) of the Exchange Act.

(11)
Includes 285,926 unvested LTIP Units.

(12)
Includes 6,750 unvested RSUs, including dividend equivalent RSUs, 60,750 unvested PSUs, including dividend equivalent PSUs, vested options to purchase 333,333 shares of the Company's common stock, and 207,438 unvested LTIP Units. Excludes unvested options to purchase 66,667 shares of the Company's common stock that Mr. Rudin is not deemed to beneficially own pursuant to Rule 13d-3(d)(1) of the Exchange Act.

(13)
Includes 27,558 unvested LTIP Units.

(14)
Includes 27,558 unvested LTIP Units.

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(15)
Includes 75,739 unvested LTIP Units.

(16)
Includes 2,500 shares of Common Stock held by a family trust over which Mr. Gantcher possesses sole or shared dispositive or voting power. Mr. Gantcher disclaims beneficial ownership of the shares owned by such trust.

(17)
Includes 1,756,947 shares of Common Stock that may be issued upon the redemption of all of David S. Mack's limited partnership interests in the Operating Partnership, 25,000 shares of Common Stock held by The David and Sondra Mack Foundation (the "Foundation"), of which Mr. Mack is a trustee, and 200,000 shares of Common Stock that may be issued upon the redemption of all of the limited partnership interests in the Operating Partnership held by the Foundation. Pursuant to Rule 13d-4 under the Exchange Act, Mr. Mack has specifically disclaimed beneficial ownership of the shares of Common Stock and limited partnership interests owned by the Foundation.

(18)
Includes 250 shares of Common Stock owned by Mr. Philibosian's family of which Mr. Philibosian disclaims beneficial ownership.

(19)
Includes all restricted Common Stock held by all thirteen executive officers and directors, together with 4,845,840 shares of Common Stock that may be issued upon the redemption of all of the executive officers' and directors' limited partnership interests in the Operating Partnership, including common Units and LTIP Units. Also includes 630,097 shares of Common Stock that may be issued upon the conversion and/or redemption of all of the limited partnership interests in the Operating Partnership held by members of the directors' and executive officers' immediate families, trusts or charitable foundations of which they or their wives are trustees or entities over which they possess sole or shared dispositive or voting power. Also includes vested options to purchase 666,666 shares of Common Stock held by executive officers, 121,500 shares of Common Stock that may be issued upon vesting of PSUs, and 13,500 shares of Common Stock that may be issued upon vesting of RSUs.

        Biographical information concerning members of the Board of Directors is set forth above under the caption "Proposal No. 1—Election of Directors." Biographical information concerning executive officers is set forth below.

        Marshall B. Tycher serves as Chairman of the Company's Roseland Residential Trust ("Roseland") subsidiary and previously served as President of Roseland from October 2012 to February 2016. Mr. Tycher co-founded Roseland in 1992 and served as its President until its acquisition by the Company in October 2012. Prior to co-founding Roseland, Mr. Tycher served in various capacities with Lincoln Property Company from 1979 to 1992, including as Texas operating partner from 1981 to 1987, and as head of Lincoln Northeast Residential, Inc. from 1987 to 1992. Mr. Tycher received a BSBA from the University of Denver, a Juris Doctorate from Southern Methodist University and is a member of the Texas State Bar.

        Mitchell E. Rudin joined the Company in June 2015 and served as Chief Executive Officer until he was appointed Vice Chairman of the Company in April 2017. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Rudin served as the president and chief executive officer of U.S. Commercial Operations at Brookfield Office Properties from 2011 to June 2014, where he was responsible for a portfolio in excess of 50 million square feet in eight major markets in the U.S. Prior to that, Mr. Rudin served in several executive capacities for CBRE, Inc. (and its predecessor) from 1989 to 2011, including as president and chief executive officer of the New York Tri-State Region for CBRE where he oversaw the business and operating functions within CBRE's largest region, and prior to that as president of brokerage services for CBRE where he oversaw its tenant and landlord brokerage operations for office, retail, and industrial leasing throughout the United States. As Vice Chairman of the Company, Mr. Rudin will report directly to the Board of Directors and will perform such duties and responsibilities as may be directed by the Board of Directors. Mr. Rudin also serves as a member of The Real Estate Roundtable, St. Francis Friends of the Poor Board, Boys & Girls Club of Hudson County, NYU Real Estate

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Institute, is governor of Urban Land Institute, and board member of American Friends of the Israel Museum, the NYC Police Foundation and the Police Athletic League. Mr. Rudin has a Juris Doctor from Boston College Law School and is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Franklin & Marshall College.

        David J. Smetana has served as Chief Financial Officer since February 2018. Mr. Smetana has over 20 years of real estate experience across a variety of roles. Most recently, he was a managing director and REIT securities analyst on Morgan Stanley Investment Management's Global REIT Securities Team from 2001 to 2017. Previously, Mr. Smetana was a REIT investment banker at Morgan Stanley and was part of Morgan Stanley's Real Estate Special Situations Fund from 1997 to 2001. Mr. Smetana received his Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and holds a CPA certificate in Virginia.

        Gary T. Wagner has served as General Counsel and Secretary since May 2014 and as Vice President, Legal from November 2011 to May 2014. As General Counsel, Mr. Wagner's responsibilities include corporate governance, supervising outside legal counsel, overseeing risk management, ensuring environmental and legal compliance and the preparation of required disclosure documents and legal oversight of all Company lease transactions. Mr. Wagner also works closely with the accounting, property management, and construction departments in connection with tenant-related issues. Mr. Wagner previously worked at the Robert Martin Company from 1989 until its acquisition by the Company in 1997, and has worked for the Company since 1997 and has held positions as assistant general counsel, associate general counsel, and senior associate general counsel. Prior to working for the Robert Martin Company, Mr. Wagner was an associate in the real estate department of Parker Chapin Flattau and Klimpl in New York City. He started his career as an associate in the real estate department in the Philadelphia office of Blank Rome. Mr. Wagner received his Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and Economics from Queens College and his Juris Doctor, cum laude, from Temple University.

        Ricardo Cardoso has served as Chief Investment Officer since September 2015 and has served in various capacities with the Company since 1997, most recently as Vice President of acquisitions. Prior to joining the company, Mr. Cardoso worked at the Robert Martin Company from 1994 to 1997. As Chief Investment Officer, Mr. Cardoso is responsible for sourcing new real estate acquisitions and identifying opportunities within the Company's portfolio for asset repositioning or disposition. Mr. Cardoso has a Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance from Iona College and is a member of NAIOP New Jersey and the real estate board of the March of Dimes, New Jersey chapter.

        Robert Andrew Marshall has served as President of Roseland since February 2016 and Executive Vice President Development of Roseland since January 2018. Mr. Marshall previously served as Chief Operating Officer of Roseland from February 2016 to January 2018, and in various other capacities at Roseland since 2003, including Chief Operating Officer Vice President of Development. Prior to joining Roseland, Mr. Marshall was a senior manager for Ernst & Young's Real Estate Consulting Group from 1999 to 2003 where he specialized in enhancing operational efficiencies for various large developers around the country. As President and Chief Operating Officer of Roseland, Mr. Marshall is responsible for directing the day-to-day operations of Roseland and oversees all of Roseland's multi-family and mixed use development activities. Mr. Marshall is a licensed architect and from 1991 to 1999 practiced architecture for various California-based firms prior to joining Ernst & Young. Mr. Marshall holds a B.A. in Architecture from the University of California, Berkeley and is a public member of the New Jersey Redevelopment Authority.

        Nicholas Hilton has served as the Executive Vice President, Leasing since February 2018. Mr. Hilton was a senior vice president at CBRE, where he had been for over 13 years and worked with firms like Mack-Cali, Bentall Kennedy, Royal Bank of Canada, Ernst & Young and The Boston Consulting Group. Mr. Hilton received his Bachelor of Arts in English from Rutgers University.

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Certain Relationships and Related Transactions

        Mack Agreement.    In connection with the Company's combination with The Mack Company in December 1997, William L. Mack, Mitchell E. Hersh and Earle I. Mack were appointed to the Company's Board of Directors. Pursuant to an agreement (the "Mack Agreement") entered into between the Company and members of the Mack Group (as defined below) in connection with the Company's combination with The Mack Company, if any of Messrs. W. Mack, D. Mack or Hersh shall withdraw from the Board of Directors for any reason during their terms, the members of the Mack Group are entitled to designate their successors. The "Mack Group" includes William L. Mack, chairman of the Board of Directors, David S. Mack, director, Earle I. Mack, a former director of the Company, and Frederic Mack, a member of the Advisory Board of the Company. Effective January 15, 2004, Earle I. Mack resigned from the Board of Directors. Pursuant to the terms of the Mack Agreement, the Mack Group designated David S. Mack as the successor to Earle I. Mack's seat on the Board of Directors, and effective January 15, 2004, David S. Mack was appointed by the Board of Directors to fill Earle I. Mack's seat on the Board of Directors for the remainder of its term and was re-elected to the Board of Directors both at the 2005 Annual Meeting, the 2008 Annual Meeting, the 2011 Annual Meeting and the 2014 Annual Meeting. In addition, for as long as members of the Mack Group maintain at least the "Mack Significant Interest" (as defined below), the Mack Group has the right to re-nominate, and the Company will support, Messrs. W. Mack and D. Mack (or their successors) for re-election to the Board of Directors for successive terms upon the expiration of each term. The Mack Group has not yet determined whether in future years it will seek to nominate someone for the third board seat to which it is entitled that was vacated in 2015 by Mr. Hersh in connection with his separation from the Company. The Mack Group elected not to exercise this right in connection with the Annual Meeting. "Mack Significant Interest" means legal and beneficial ownership, in the aggregate, of not less than 3,174,603 shares of Common Stock and/or Units by Earle I. Mack, David S. Mack, Frederic Mack and William L. Mack, subject to certain restrictions and to adjustment for stock splits and other customary and similar stock dilutions.

        Tax Protection Agreements.    Through February 2016, the Company could not dispose of or distribute certain of its properties which were originally contributed by certain unrelated common unitholders of the Operating Partnership, without the express written consent of such common unitholders except in a manner which would not result in recognition of any built-in-gain (which may result in an income tax liability) or which reimbursed the appropriate specific common unitholders for the tax consequences of the recognition of such built-in-gains (collectively, the "Property Lock-Ups"). The aforementioned restrictions did not apply in the event that the Company sold all of its properties or in connection with a sale transaction which the Company's Board of Directors determined was reasonably necessary to satisfy a material monetary default on any unsecured debt, judgment or liability of the Company or to cure any material monetary default on any mortgage secured by a property. The Property Lock-Ups expired in February 2016.

        Upon the expiration of the Property Lock-Ups, the Company is generally required to use commercially reasonable efforts to prevent any sale, transfer or other disposition of the subject properties from resulting in the recognition of built-in gain to the specific common unitholders, which include members of the Mack Group (which includes William L. Mack, Chairman of the Company's Board of Directors; David S. Mack, director; and Earle I. Mack, a former director), the Robert Martin Group (which includes Robert F. Weinberg, a former director and current member of the Company's Advisory Board), and the Cali Group (which includes John R. Cali, a former director and current member of the Company's Advisory Board). As of December 31, 2017, 80 of the Company's properties, with an aggregate net book value of approximately $1.0 billion, have lapsed restrictions and are subject to these conditions.

        Acquisitions and Other Transactions.    Certain directors and executive officers of the Company (or members of their immediate families or related trusts) and persons who hold more than 5% of the

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outstanding shares of Common Stock (or Units in the Operating Partnership) had direct or indirect interests in certain transactions involving the Company, the Operating Partnership or their affiliates in the last fiscal year as follows:

        Policies and Procedures.    The Company has a written policy with respect to the review, approval and ratification of related person transactions. This policy applies to any transaction, arrangement or relationship (including any indebtedness or guarantee of indebtedness), or any series of similar transactions, arrangements or relationships, in which (i) the Company is a participant and (ii) any "related person" (defined as an employee, director, director nominee, an executive officer or someone who owns more than 5% of our common shares, or an immediate family member of any of the foregoing persons, with certain exceptions) has or will have a direct or indirect interest. Under the policy, the Company's General Counsel will determine whether a transaction meets the definition of a related person transaction that will require review by the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee. The Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee will review all related person transactions referred to them and, based on the relevant facts and circumstances, will decide whether or not to approve such transactions. Only those transactions that are in, or are not inconsistent with, the best interests of the Company and its stockholders will be approved. If the Company becomes aware of an existing related person transaction that was not approved under this policy, the matter will be referred to the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee and it will evaluate all options available, including ratification, amendment or termination of the transaction.

        The Company has determined that, under the policy, the following types of transactions will be deemed to be pre-approved: (i) employment of an executive officer if the related compensation is required to be reported in the Company's proxy statement; (ii) employment of an executive officer if he or she is not an immediate family member of another executive officer or director of the Company, the related compensation would have been reported in the Company's proxy statement if he or she was a "named executive officer" and the Company's Executive Compensation and Option Committee approved (or recommended that the Board approve) such compensation; (iii) compensation paid to a director if the compensation is required to be reported in the Company's proxy statement; (iv) any transaction where the related person's interest arises solely from the ownership of the Company's Common Stock and all holders of the Company's Common Stock received the same benefit on a pro rata basis; (v) any transaction in which the rates or charges incurred are subject to governmental regulation; and (vi) any transaction involving bank depositary of funds, transfer agent, registrar, trustee under a trust indenture or similar services.

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        Under the policy, the General Counsel's determination of whether a transaction meets the definition of a related person transaction is based upon his assessment of the transaction under Item 404 of Regulation S-K without regard to the amounts involved. The Company's policy provides that any related person transaction referred to the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee for consideration is evaluated based on all of the relevant facts and circumstances available, including (if applicable) but not limited to: (i) the benefits to the Company; (ii) the impact on a director's independence in the event the related person is a director, an immediate family member of a director or an entity in which a director is a partner, shareholder or executive officer; (iii) the availability of other sources for comparable products or services; (iv) the terms of the transaction; and (v) the terms available to unrelated third parties or to employees generally.

        The policy prohibits a director from participating in any review, consideration or approval of any related person transaction with respect to which the director or any of his or her immediate family members is the related person. The policy also provides that the only transactions that may be approved are those transactions that are in, or are not inconsistent with, the best interests of the Company and its stockholders.

Independence of the Board of Directors

        The Board of Directors has adopted the NYSE's standards for determining the independence of its members and believes that it interprets these requirements conservatively. In applying these standards, the Board of Directors considers commercial, industrial, banking, consulting, legal, accounting, charitable and familial relationships, among others, in assessing the independence of directors, and must disclose any basis for determining that a relationship is not material. The Board of Directors has determined that seven of ten of its current members, namely Alan S. Bernikow, Nathan Gantcher, Kenneth M. Duberstein, Alan G. Philibosian, Irvin D. Reid, Rebecca Robertson and Vincent Tese, are independent directors within the meaning of such NYSE independence standards in terms of independence from management. In making this determination, the Board of Directors did not exclude from consideration as immaterial any relationship potentially compromising the independence of any of the above directors.

Section 16(a) Beneficial Ownership Reporting Compliance

        Section 16(a) of the Exchange Act, requires the Company's executive officers, directors and persons who beneficially own more than 10% of the Company's Common Stock to file initial reports of ownership and reports of changes of ownership (Forms 3, 4 and 5) of the Common Stock with the SEC and the NYSE. Executive officers, directors and greater than 10% holders are required by SEC regulations to furnish the Company with copies of such forms that they file.

        To the Company's knowledge, based solely on the Company's review of the copies of such reports received by the Company, the Company believes that for the fiscal year 2017, its executive officers, directors and greater than 10% beneficial owners complied with all Section 16(a) filing requirements applicable to such persons.

Board of Directors—Governance Matters

        During 2017, the entire Board of Directors met six (6) times and acted by unanimous written consent three (3) times. In 2017, no director attended fewer than 75% of the total number of meetings of the Board of Directors and all committees of the Board of Directors on which he or she served. The Company does not have a formal policy regarding attendance by members of the Board of Directors at the annual meetings of stockholders, but the Company strongly encourages all members of the Board of Directors to attend its annual meetings and expects such attendance except in the event of exigent

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circumstances. All of the members of the Board of Directors at the time of the 2017 annual meeting of stockholders (the "2017 Annual Meeting") were in attendance at the 2017 Annual Meeting.

        Currently, the Company has separated the roles of Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board. The Company believes that at this time the separation of these roles permits the Chairman of the Board to focus on oversight of the Company's long-term corporate development goals while the Chief Executive Officer focuses on the strategic direction of the Company and oversees the day to day performance of the other executive officers in executing the Company's business plan. In addition, in March 2014, the Board of Directors appointed Alan S. Bernikow as its Lead Independent Director. The Lead Independent Director acts as a liaison between the Chairman of the Board and the independent directors and advises the Chairman of the Board with respect to the quality, quantity and timeliness of the flow of information from management as necessary for the independent directors to perform their duties effectively and responsibly, including requesting that certain material be included in materials prepared for the Board of Directors, approving agendas for meetings of the Board of Directors, and ensuring that there is sufficient time for discussion of all agenda items at meetings of the Board of Directors. Stockholders may contact the Lead Independent Director as further described below under the heading "Stockholder Communications," and if requested by significant stockholders, the Lead Independent Director shall be available for consultation. The Board of Directors believes that its Lead Independent Director structure, including the duties and responsibilities described above, provides the same independent leadership, oversight, and benefits for the company and the Board of Directors that would be provided by an independent Chairman of the Board.

        The Lead Independent Director also shall preside at all meeting of the Board of Directors at which the Chairman of the Board is not present and all Executive Sessions of the Board of Directors consisting only of non-management directors. Such Executive Sessions will be held at least once per year, periodically as determined by the non-management directors, and will typically occur immediately following the regularly scheduled quarterly meetings of the Board of Directors, or at any other time and place as the Lead Independent Director or non-management directors may determine. Interested parties may submit matters for consideration to the non-management directors by utilizing the procedures identified under "Stockholder Communications" in this Proxy Statement. During 2017, the non-management directors met in Executive Session four (4) times.

        Pursuant to authority vested in the Audit Committee of the Board of Directors pursuant to its charter, the Audit Committee is responsible for overseeing the Company's financial risk exposure and the Company's risk assessment and risk management policies and procedures. The Audit Committee discharges its risk oversight responsibilities as part of its quarterly reviews of the Company's quarterly and annual financial statements by discussing with management, the Company's independent auditors and outside legal counsel the Company's risk profile, its financial risk exposure and its risk mitigation policies and procedures. In addition, the Executive Compensation and Option Committee, in consultation with the independent compensation consultant to the Executive Compensation and Option Committee, conducted an annual risk assessment of the Company's compensation programs as described under "Compensation Risk Assessment" in this Proxy Statement. The Company does not believe that the performance of these oversight functions by these committees has any effect on the leadership structure of the Board of Directors.

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        In December 2009, the Board of Directors adopted equity ownership guidelines that require each non-employee director to own an aggregate of $200,000 of shares of Common Stock of the Company, units of limited partnership interest of Mack-Cali Realty, L.P. redeemable for shares of Common Stock of the Company or units under the Company's Deferred Compensation Plan for Directors as of and from the later to occur of (i) January 1, 2013, or (ii) to the extent a director was not a director as of the date the equity ownership guidelines were adopted, the three year anniversary of the date the director is elected to the Board of Directors. In March 2016, the Board of Directors increased the equity ownership guidelines to five (5) times the annual cash retainer paid to directors, currently $325,000. All directors of the Company are in compliance with the equity ownership guidelines for directors, including Ms. Robertson who qualifies on the basis of being within the three year transition period from her initial appointment to the Board of Directors in September 2016.

        In March 2012, the Board of Directors, on the recommendation of its Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee, adopted a retirement policy for directors. Pursuant to this policy, the Board of Directors has amended the Company's Corporate Governance Principles to provide that a director may neither stand nor be nominated for re-election to the Board of Directors after attaining the age of 80. The Board of Directors proactively considers the overall size and composition of the Board of Directors and reviews and monitors management development and succession planning activities. The Chief Executive Officer regularly presents management's perspective on business objectives and discusses their perspective on the Company's deep pool of talented employees and succession planning for the Company.

        The Board of Directors believes that continued growth of stockholder value in a socially responsible manner is consistent with the Company's overall strategy to continue to enhance the Company's reputation as a property manager of choice and promotes an environmental strategy that supports "green" building initiatives. The Environmental Protection Agency (the "EPA") encourages companies to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and conserve energy through what is now a voluntary program, Energy Star. In 1999, the EPA introduced its national energy performance rating systems for buildings. The program provides assessment tools to help building managers achieve greater energy efficiency and realize associated cost savings. The Company has been an Energy Star partner since the inception of the program in 1999. As such, the Company is required to, among other things, further track and benchmark its energy performance and broaden its plan to reduce energy intensity across its properties by following the energy management strategy available through Energy Star.

        The Board of Directors also has adopted a policy that provides that executive officers, employees, and directors may not acquire securities issued by the Company or any of its affiliates using borrowed funds, may not use margin in respect of securities issued by the Company or any of its affiliates, may not pledge securities issued by the Company or any of its affiliates as collateral, and may not engage in hedging or other transactions with respect to their ownership of securities issued by the Company or its affiliates, each of which the Board of Directors believes would be inconsistent with the purposes and intent of the stock ownership guidelines applicable to directors and the Chief Executive Officer.

        In accordance with Rule 10A-3 of the Exchange Act, the Audit Committee provides for employees to contact the audit committee in writing or by telephone, on a confidential, anonymous basis, to submit concerns regarding questionable accounting or auditing matters, and the Audit Committee has policies and procedures, subject to the Company's internal controls, for the retention, and treatment of complaints.

Meetings of Committees of the Board of Directors

        The Board of Directors has three committees: the Audit Committee, the Executive Compensation and Option Committee, and the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee.

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        Audit Committee.    The Company has an Audit Committee established in accordance with Section 3(a)(58)(A) of the Exchange Act. The Audit Committee consists of Alan S. Bernikow, chairman, Nathan Gantcher, Irvin D. Reid and Rebecca Robertson. The Audit Committee authorizes and approves the engagement of the Company's independent registered public accountants, reviews with the Company's independent registered public accountants the scope and results of the audit engagement, approves or establishes pre-approval policies for all professional audit and permissible non-audit services provided by the Company's independent registered public accountants, considers the range of audit and non-audit fees, and reviews the adequacy of the Company's internal control over financial reporting, disclosure controls and procedures and internal audit function. The Audit Committee also assists the Board of Directors in overseeing (1) the integrity of the Company's financial statements, (2) the Company's compliance with legal and regulatory requirements, (3) the quarterly evaluation of the performance of the internal audit functions performed by the Company's internal auditors, (4) the Company's independent registered public accounting firm's qualifications and independence, and (5) the performance of the Company's independent registered public accountants. See "Report of the Audit Committee of the Board of Directors" below. The Board of Directors has determined that each of the members of the Audit Committee is an "independent" director within the meaning of the NYSE Independence Standards and Rule 10A-3 promulgated by the SEC under the Exchange Act. The Board of Directors also has determined that each of Alan S. Bernikow, Nathan Gantcher, Irvin D. Reid and Rebecca Robertson satisfies applicable financial literacy standards of the NYSE, and that Alan S. Bernikow qualifies as an Audit Committee Financial Expert under applicable SEC Rules. In addition to serving on the Audit Committee, Mr. Bernikow currently serves as a member of the audit committee of three other public companies. The Board of Directors has determined that Mr. Bernikow's simultaneous service on the audit committees of these other public companies will not impair his ability to effectively serve on the Company's Audit Committee and fulfill his duties as its chairman. The Audit Committee met four (4) times during 2017.

        Executive Compensation and Option Committee.    The Executive Compensation and Option Committee consists of Nathan Gantcher, chairman, Kenneth M. Duberstein, Alan G. Philibosian and Vincent Tese. The Executive Compensation and Option Committee is responsible for implementing the Company's compensation philosophies and objectives, establishing remuneration levels for executive officers of the Company and implementing the Company's incentive programs, including the Company's stock option and incentive plans. The Board of Directors has determined that each of the members of the Executive Compensation and Option Committee is an "independent" director within the meaning of the NYSE Independence Standards, Rule 10C-1 promulgated by the SEC under the Exchange Act, and meets the "outside director" requirements of Section 162(m) of the Internal Revenue Code, as amended (the "Code"), and is a "non-employee" director under Rule 16b-3 under Section 16 of the Exchange Act. The Executive Compensation and Option Committee met five (5) times in 2017.

        Pursuant to its charter, the primary purposes of the Executive Compensation and Option Committee are (i) to assist the Board of Directors in discharging its responsibilities in respect of compensation of the Company's executive officers; and (ii) to review and administer the Company's compensation and benefit programs. In addition, pursuant to its charter, the Executive Compensation and Option Committee is responsible for establishing and reviewing annual and long term corporate goals and objectives relevant to compensation of the Company's executive officers in light of performance goals and objectives. The Executive Compensation and Option Committee has sole authority to determine and approve the compensation levels of the executive officers. Except for the delegation of authority to the Chief Executive Officer to grant certain de minimis equity compensation awards to non-executive employees of the Company, the Executive Compensation and Option Committee has not delegated, and does not delegate, any of its responsibilities to any other person. The manner in which the committee discharges its responsibilities is described under the heading "Compensation Discussion & Analysis" below.

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        Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee.    The Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee consists of Vincent Tese, chairman, Kenneth M. Duberstein, Alan G. Philibosian and Irvin D. Reid. The Board of Directors has determined that each of the members of the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee is an "independent" director within the meaning of the NYSE Independence Standards. The Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee met two (2) times in 2017.

        The Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee identifies individuals qualified to become members of the Board of Directors and recommends to the Board of Directors the slate of directors to be nominated at the Annual Meeting. The Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee will consider recommendations for nominees for directorships submitted by stockholders, provided that the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee will not entertain stockholder nominations from stockholders who do not meet the eligibility criteria for submission of stockholder proposals under SEC Rule 14a-8 of Regulation 14A under the Exchange Act. Stockholders may submit written recommendations for Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee appointments or recommendations for nominees to the Board of Directors, together with appropriate biographical information and qualifications of such nominees, to the Company's General Counsel following the same procedures as described in "Stockholder Communications" in this Proxy Statement. In order for the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee to consider a nominee for directorship submitted by a stockholder, such recommendation must be received by the General Counsel by the time period set forth in the Company's most recent proxy statement for the submission of stockholder proposals under SEC Rule 14a-8 of Regulation 14A under the Exchange Act. The General Counsel shall then deliver any such communications to the Chairman of the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee.

        The Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee analyzes, on an annual basis, Board member skills and attributes, and recommends to the Board of Directors appropriate individuals for nomination as Board members. Based on the Company's strategic plan, the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee developed a skills matrix to assist it in considering the appropriate balance of experience, skills and attributes required of a director and to be represented on the Board as a whole. The skills matrix is periodically reviewed and updated by the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee. The Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee evaluates potential Board candidates against the skills matrix.

        The skills matrix has two sections—a list of core criteria that every member of the Board should meet and a list of skills and attributes desired to be represented collectively on the Board. The skills matrix reflects the following core director criteria that should be satisfied by each director or nominee:

        The skills matrix reflects the following skills and attributes desired to be represented collectively on the Board as a whole:

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        Our Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee strives to maintain a balance of tenure on the Board of Directors. Long-serving directors bring valuable experience with our company and familiarity with the challenges it has faced over the years, while newer directors bring fresh perspective and new ideas.

        Although the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee does not have a formal diversity policy, it endeavors to comprise the Board of Directors and its committees of members with a broad mix of professional and personal backgrounds. Thus, the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee accords some weight to the individual professional background and experience of each director. Further, in considering nominations, the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee takes into account how a candidate's professional background would fit into the mix of experiences represented by the then-current Board of Directors. When evaluating a nominee's overall qualifications, the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee does not assign specific weights to particular criteria, and no particular criterion is necessarily required of all prospective nominees. In addition to the aforementioned criteria, when evaluating a director for re-nomination to the Board of Directors, the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee will also consider the director's history of attendance at board and committee meetings, the director's preparation for and participation in such meetings, and the director's tenure as a member of the Board of Directors.

        In September 2016, the Board of Directors was expanded from eight to nine members by adding Ms. Rebecca Robertson to the Board of Directors. In addition, in 2016 the Board of Directors rotated the membership of all three of its committees, including the chairs of the Executive Compensation and Option Committee and the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee to enhance the diversity of experience on these committees. In March 2018, the Board of Directors was expanded from nine to ten members by adding Mr. Michael J. DeMarco.

Available Information

        The Board of Directors has adopted written charters for the Audit Committee, the Executive Compensation and Option Committee, and the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee. The Company makes available free of charge on or through its internet website items related to corporate governance matters, including, among other things, the Company's corporate governance principles, charters of the various committees of the Board of Directors, and the Company's code of business conduct and ethics applicable to all employees, officers and directors. The Company's internet website is www.mack-cali.com. The Company intends to disclose on its internet website any amendments to or waivers from its code of business conduct and ethics as well as any amendments to its corporate governance principles or the charters of the various committees of the Board of Directors. Any stockholder also may obtain copies of these documents, free of charge, by sending a request in writing to: Mack-Cali Realty Corporation, Investor Relations Department, Harborside 3, 210 Hudson Street, Ste. 400, Jersey City, New Jersey 07311.

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Stockholder Communications

        All stockholder communications must (i) be addressed to the General Counsel of the Company, Mack-Cali Realty Corporation, Harborside 3, 210 Hudson Street, Ste. 400, Jersey City, New Jersey 07311 or at the General Counsel's internet e-mail address at generalcounsel@mack-cali.com; (ii) be in writing either in print or electronic format; (iii) be signed by the stockholder sending the communication; (iv) indicate whether the communication is intended for a specific director(s), the entire Board of Directors, the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee, the Lead Independent Director, or all non-management directors; (v) if the communication relates to a stockholder proposal or director nominee, identify the number of shares held by the stockholder, the length of time such shares have been held, and the stockholder's intention to hold or dispose of such shares, provided that the Board of Directors and the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee will not entertain stockholder proposals or stockholder nominations from stockholders who do not meet the eligibility and procedural criteria for submission of shareholder proposals under either SEC Rule 14a-8 of Regulation 14A under the Exchange Act or the advanced notice provisions of our bylaws; and (vi) if the communication relates to a director nominee being recommended by the stockholder, must include appropriate biographical information of the candidate. See "Submission of Stockholder Proposals."

        Upon receipt of a stockholder communication that is compliant with the requirements identified above, the General Counsel shall promptly deliver such communication to the appropriate board or committee member(s) identified by the stockholder as the intended recipient of such communication by forwarding the communication to either the Chairman of the Board of Directors with a copy to the Chief Executive Officer, the Chairman of the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee, or the Lead Independent Director or all non-management directors, as the case may be.

        The General Counsel may, in his sole discretion and acting in good faith, provide copies of any such stockholder communication to any one or more directors and executive officers of the Company, except that in processing any stockholder communication addressed to the Lead Independent Director or the Executive Sessions of non-management directors, the General Counsel may not copy any member of management in forwarding such communication to the Lead Independent Director.

Stockholder Outreach and Ability to Amend Bylaws

        In late 2017 and early 2018, management communicated with several of the Company's largest institutional stockholders to seek feedback on the Company's corporate governance policies and procedures. As a result of this stockholder outreach, the Board of Directors adopted Second Amended and Restated Bylaws of the Company and further amendments thereto, which amend the Company's previous bylaws to generally allow a stockholder to propose amendments to the Company's bylaws for approval by the stockholders at an annual or special meeting of the stockholders. Amendments to the Company's bylaws must be submitted in compliance with the Company's policies and procedures for stockholder communications, and are subject to approval by the stockholders by the affirmative vote of a majority of all votes entitled to be cast by the stockholders on the matter. See "Stockholder Communications" and "Submission of Stockholder Proposals."

Policies Relating to the Election of Directors

        Elections of the Board of Directors are conducted in accordance with the Company's Charter, bylaws and the laws of the state of Maryland and provide that directors are to be elected at a meeting of the Company's stockholders by a majority of the votes cast in an uncontested election and by a plurality of votes cast in a contested election. Under the Company's bylaws and Corporate Governance Principles, if in any uncontested election of directors, a director nominee does not receive a majority of votes cast "for" his or her election, such director nominee shall promptly tender his or her resignation

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for consideration by the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee. The Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee will then promptly evaluate all relevant factors relating to the election results, including, but not limited to: (i) the underlying reasons why a majority of affirmative votes was not received (if ascertainable); (ii) the director's background, experience and qualifications; (iii) the director's length of service on the Board of Directors and contributions to the Company; and (iv) whether the director's service on the Board of Directors is consistent with applicable regulatory requirements, listing standards, the Company's Corporate Governance Principles and the corporate governance guidelines of independent voting advisory services such as Institutional Shareholder Services.

        Subject to any applicable legal or regulatory requirements, the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee shall, within ninety (90) days from the date of the stockholder vote, decide whether to accept the resignation, reject the resignation or, if appropriate, conditionally reject the resignation and retain the director in office only if the underlying causes of the votes cast "against" the director can be promptly and completely cured. A full explanation of the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee's decision will be promptly publicly disclosed in a periodic or current report filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Any director who tenders his or her resignation pursuant to this principle and any non-independent director will not participate in the deliberations and decisions made hereunder. In addition, a director shall tender his or her resignation for consideration by the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee if such director's principal occupation or business association changes substantially during his or her tenure as a director.

Report of the Audit Committee of the Board of Directors

        The Audit Committee of the Board of Directors, on behalf of the Board of Directors, serves as an independent and objective party to monitor and provide general oversight of the Company's financial accounting and reporting process, selection of critical accounting policies, system of internal control, internal audit function, audit process for monitoring compliance with laws and regulations and the Company's standards of business conduct. The Audit Committee performs these oversight responsibilities in accordance with its charter.

        The Company's management has primary responsibility for preparing the Company's financial statements and the Company's financial reporting process, including its system of internal control over financial reporting. The Company's independent registered public accountants, PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, are responsible for expressing opinions on the conformity of the Company's 2017 audited financial statements to accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America and the effectiveness of the Company's internal control over financial reporting as of December 31, 2017. The Audit Committee discussed with the Company's independent registered public accountants the overall scope and plans for its audits. The Audit Committee met with the Company's independent registered public accountants, with and without management present, to discuss the results of their examinations, their evaluations of the Company's internal control over financial reporting, and the overall quality of the Company's financial reporting.

        In this context, the Audit Committee hereby reports as follows:

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        The foregoing Audit Committee Report does not constitute soliciting material and shall not be deemed filed or incorporated by reference into any other Company filing under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, or Exchange Act, except to the extent the Company specifically incorporates this Audit Committee Report by reference therein. Each of the members of the Audit Committee is independent as defined under the standards of the NYSE and the SEC, and meets all other requirements of such exchange and of such rules of the SEC.

 
   

  AUDIT COMMITTEE
Alan S. Bernikow, Chairman
Nathan Gantcher
Irvin D. Reid
Rebecca Robertson

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COMPENSATION DISCUSSION AND ANALYSIS

Our Strategic Transformation

        The Company is pursuing a comprehensive strategic initiative (the "Strategic Plan") which includes the following strategic objectives:

        The Company's Strategic Plan represents a major step in the transformation of the Company's portfolio. The Company believes that the opportunity to invest in multi-family development properties at higher returns on cost will position the Company to potentially produce higher levels of net operating income than if the Company were to purchase only stabilized multi-family properties at market returns. However, the Company anticipates that income from its multi-family properties will increase slowly over time as its development projects underway are placed in service. The Company continued to implement the Strategic Plan throughout 2017.

2017 Business Highlights

        During 2017, the Company continued its further progress toward the strategic objectives set forth in the Strategic Plan. Specifically, the Company executed on the following key accomplishments:

Stockholder Say-on-Pay Advisory Vote

        In 2017, we sought a stockholder say-on-pay advisory vote regarding executive compensation, and approximately 97.8% of the votes cast were in favor of our executive compensation. The Compensation Committee viewed this 97.8% stockholder approval as being strongly supportive of the actions undertaken by the Compensation Committee in 2016 and 2017. The Compensation Committee believes its compensation actions in 2017 aligned the Company's executive compensation plans with stockholder

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expectations. We currently intend to continue to seek an annual stockholder say-on-pay advisory vote regarding executive compensation.

Executive Compensation Highlights

 

Attracting, motivating and retaining key talent;

 

Tying compensation to the achievement of key short- and long-term objectives, including the Strategic Plan;

 

The Company's TSR, Core FFO per share, Adjusted FFO per share, disposition volume, and multi-family residential leasing occupancy in 2017;

Factors Guiding Compensation Decisions

 

Stockholder feedback;

 

General market pay and governance practices;

 

Aligning management's interests with those of stockholders; and

 

Mitigating compensation risk.

Summary of 2017 Program for Mr. DeMarco, our Chief Executive Officer

 

Total compensation opportunities targeted at levels that are generally comparable to target total compensation levels for the chief executive officer of the Peer Group REITs (as defined below in the Compensation Discussion & Analysis under the heading "Process for Determining Compensation");

 

80% of the annual cash incentive plan award based on pre-determined Company performance objectives, which align compensation with key annual financial and strategic goals (e.g., earnings, strategic acquisitions/dispositions and leasing);

 

75% of target long-term equity incentive awards allocated to performance-based long-term incentive plan ("LTIP") Units, tied to both absolute and relative TSR performance;

 

Performance-based LTIP awards granted under a multi-year, outperformance plan (the "2017 OPP"), under which the full awards will only be earned if, over the three-year performance period, the Company achieves a thirty-six percent (36%) absolute TSR and if the Company is at or above the 75th percentile of TSR versus the equity office REITs in the NAREIT Equity Office Index. Fifty percent of earned awards are subject to an additional two year ratable service-vesting period; and

 

Time-Based LTIP awards that cliff vest at the end of 3 years.

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        The Compensation Committee believes that the Company's overall executive compensation program incorporates many compensation elements that are considered best practices, including:

        In addition, the Compensation Committee and the Board of Directors have committed to adopt, promptly upon effectiveness of final SEC and NYSE rules under Section 954 of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act of 2010, a clawback policy for executive officers.

Compensation Consultant

        Role of the Compensation Consultant.    In 2017, the Compensation Committee retained FW Cook as its independent Compensation Consultant. The Compensation Committee retains its compensation consultant to assist with structuring the Company's various compensation programs and determining appropriate levels of salary, annual cash incentive plan and other compensatory awards payable to the Company's executive officers and key employees. In 2017, FW Cook assisted on all relevant matters, including assisting with respect to: (i) assessing the Company's and management's performance relative to the Peer Group REITs; (ii) market ranges for salaries, annual cash incentive and long-term incentive compensation opportunities; (iii) compensation and governance practices relative to ISS and Glass Lewis policy guidelines; and (iv) structuring annual and long-term incentive compensation plans for management.

        Determination of Compensation Consultant's Objectivity.    The Compensation Committee recognizes that it is essential to receive objective advice from its outside compensation consultant. FW Cook was engaged by the Compensation Committee to act as an independent outside consultant to the Compensation Committee. The Compensation Committee closely examines the safeguards and steps that FW Cook takes to ensure that its executive compensation consulting services are objective. The Compensation Committee takes into consideration that:

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        FW Cook performed only executive, board and other compensation-related services for the Compensation Committee, and did not perform, directly or indirectly through an affiliate, any other services for the Company in 2017. Based on a consideration of factors deemed relevant to the Compensation Committee regarding FW Cook, including without limitation the independence factors specified in Section 303A.05 of the NYSE Listed Company Manual, including the nature of the services provided, the amount of the compensation consultant's fees, its policies and procedures to prevent conflicts of interest, its business or personal relationships with our directors and executive officers, and its stock ownership in us, the Compensation Committee concluded that FW Cook is independent and that the work that they perform for the Compensation Committee has not raised any conflict of interest.

Process for Determining Compensation

        For its competitive analysis to assist the Committee in developing pay opportunities for 2017, FW Cook used a peer group consisting of the following fourteen office and diversified REITs: Brandywine Realty Trust, Columbia Property Trust, Corporate Office Properties Trust, Inc., Cousins Properties, Douglas Emmett, Inc., Empire State Realty Trust, Equity Commonwealth, Gramercy Property Trust, Highwoods Properties, Inc., Hudson Pacific Properties, Lexington Realty Trust, Paramount Group, Inc., Piedmont Office Realty Trust, and Washington REIT (collectively, the "Peer Group REITs"). The Compensation Committee used this competitive analysis to evaluate the competitiveness of base salary, target annual cash incentive plan award, equity awards and target total compensation opportunities for the named executive officers, including the assessment of individual components of compensation. The Compensation Committee did not target a specific percentile of the Peer Group REITs for any compensation determinations but used the compensation data from Peer Group REITs as a factor in determining the appropriateness of compensation amounts generally.

        The Compensation Committee, with assistance from the Compensation Consultant, and based upon the recommendations of the Chief Executive Officer with respect to the other named executive officers, determines the appropriate combination of cash and equity-based compensation to pay to the Company's executives and establishes performance metrics for annual cash incentive plan awards in consideration of its primary objectives with respect to executive compensation. In determining the appropriate mix of such compensation and the appropriate amounts of any discretionary components, the Compensation Committee considers the Compensation Consultant's competitive analyses of the Company's overall compensation arrangements. The Chief Executive Officer is responsible for the strategic direction and long-term planning for the Company and oversees the day to day performance of the other named executive officers. As such, the Compensation Committee believes that the input of the Chief Executive Officer is necessary information for it to evaluate the performance of the other named executive officers and make recommendations for their compensation packages. The Chief Executive Officer does not participate in the Compensation Committee's determination of his own compensation.

        The performance of the Company's named executive officers was evaluated at the end of 2017 (in the first quarter of 2018 after all financial information relative to the 2017 performance metrics for the annual cash incentive plan awards had been determined based on the Company's annual report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2017 and management's final report with respect to properties contracted to be disposed of during 2017) by the Compensation Committee with assistance from the Compensation Consultant to determine performance relative to the 2017 performance metrics for the annual cash incentive plan awards.

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Components of Compensation in 2017

        For 2017, the Company's executive compensation program consisted of the following elements: (1) annual base salary; (2) annual cash incentive plan award; and (3) awards of performance-based and service-based LTIP Units of the Operating Partnership.

        The allocation of each component of compensation was determined by the Compensation Committee, based upon its review of the Peer Group REIT data compiled by its Compensation Consultant and input from the current Chief Executive Officer with respect to the other named executive officers. Pursuant to the authority vested in the Compensation Committee set forth in its charter, it has complete discretion with respect to the compensation of the named executive officers.

        Base Salaries.    Base salaries are the fixed component of total compensation, and are established at levels the Compensation Committee deems appropriate for the function each executive officer performs. Base salaries are reviewed annually and with assistance from the Compensation Consultant and may be adjusted upward by the Compensation Committee from time to time. The table below sets forth the base salaries for the named executive officers in 2016 and the 2017 base salaries approved by the Compensation Committee in March 2017:

Executive Officer
  2016 Base
Salary
  2017 Base
Salary
 

Michael J. DeMarco

  $ 750,000   $ 800,000  

Marshall B. Tycher

  $ 750,000   $ 800,000  

Mitchell E. Rudin

  $ 750,000   $ 800,000  

Anthony Krug

  $ 500,000   $ 500,000  

Christopher DeLorenzo

  $ 450,000   $ 500,000  

Robert Andrew Marshall

  $ 450,000   $ 450,000  

        Annual Cash Incentive Plan Compensation.    The Company's policy of awarding annual cash incentive plan awards is designed to specifically relate executive pay to Company and individual performance and to provide financial rewards for the achievement of substantive Company objectives.

        The Compensation Committee adopted and the Board of Directors approved an annual cash incentive plan for the named executive officers for 2017, which was designed to directly support the Company's short-term goals in furtherance of the Strategic Plan.

        For 2017, the Compensation Committee established annual cash incentive award opportunities for each named executive officer as a percentage of base salary (which awards, in the case of Messrs. DeMarco, Tycher, Rudin and Marshall were fixed by the terms of their respective employment agreements), as follows:

Executive
  Threshold   Target   Maximum  

Michael J. DeMarco

    50 %   125 %   200 %

Marshall B. Tycher

    50 %   125 %   200 %

Mitchell E. Rudin

    50 %   75 %   100 %

Anthony Krug

    50 %   75 %   100 %

Christopher DeLorenzo

    50 %   75 %   100 %

Robert Andrew Marshall

    50 %   75 %   100 %

        The determination of 2017 annual cash incentive plan awards for the named executive officers was based 80% on Company performance measures and 20% on the Compensation Committee's

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assessment of individual performance. The 2017 Company performance measures approved by the Compensation Committee and ratified and adopted by the Board of Directors were as follows:

Metric
  Weight   Threshold   Target   Maximum  

Core Funds From Operations (FFO) per Share(1)

    20 % $ 2.25   $ 2.30   $ 2.40  

Adjusted FFO per Share(2)

    20 % $ 1.40   $ 1.45   $ 1.50  

Disposition Volume

    20 % $ 700,000,000   $ 750,000,000   $ 800,000,000  

Roseland Leasing of Inventory(3)

    20 %   50.0 %   60.0 %   70.0 %

Discretionary (Individual Performance)

    20 %   Determined for each individual
 

(1)
Core FFO is defined as FFO, as adjusted for items that may distort the comparative measurement of the Company's performance over time.

(2)
Adjusted FFO is defined as Core FFO less (i) tenant improvements, leasing commissions and capital expenditures, (ii) straight-line rents and amortization of acquired below-market leases, and (iii) other non-cash, income, plus (iv) other non-cash charges.

(3)
Year-end percentage leased of available inventory on March 1, 2017.

        In March 2018, after the filing of the Company's annual report on Form 10-K for the year-ended December 31, 2017, the Compensation Committee assessed the performance of the named executive officers in 2017 relative to the above 2017 performance measures for the Company and made the following determination:

        Core FFO per share was $2.23 per share, falling $0.02 below threshold performance.

        Adjusted FFO per share for 2017 was $1.57 per share, exceeding the maximum performance goal by $0.07 per share.

        In 2017, the Company contracted to dispose of approximately $929.5 million in assets, including approximately $630.2 million of sales that closed in 2017 and approximately $231.9 million of sales that closed in the first quarter of 2018. The Compensation Committee determined to measure the achievement of the Disposition Volume performance measure based on the total of approximately $862.1 million of properties that were under contract (or binding term sheet) for sale by December 31, 2017 and that closed in 2017 or in the first quarter of 2018. Accordingly, the maximum performance goal for this performance measure was exceeded by approximately $62.1 million.

        Lastly, the Roseland leasing of inventory in 2017 was approximately 97%, exceeding the maximum performance goal by approximately 27%.

        The discretionary component of the 2017 performance awards were determined by the Compensation Committee based on the Committee's assessment of each executive's achievements in 2017 and contribution to the progress made in furthering the Company's long-term business strategy. The total 2017 cash incentive plan payouts for each of the named executive officers were as follows:

Executive Officer
  2017 Bonus  

Michael J. DeMarco

  $ 1,160,000  

Marshall B. Tycher

  $ 1,160,000  

Mitchell E. Rudin

  $ 480,000  

Anthony Krug

  $ 375,000  

Christopher DeLorenzo

  $ 375,000  

Robert Andrew Marshall

  $ 337,500  

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        Long-Term Incentives.    The Company utilizes long-term incentive compensation in the form of service-based and performance-based equity awards to focus executives on the long-term performance of the Company, retain key executives, to align their interests with those of our stockholders, and to promote the success and enhance the value of the Company. The Compensation Committee, together with the Compensation Consultant, designed the long-term incentives for the named executive officers to be strongly tied to objective, quantifiable long-term performance metrics in line with current trends and recognized corporate governance "best practices."

        In April 2017, the Compensation Committee adopted and the Board of Directors approved the grant of long-term incentive plan ("LTIP") awards to the management teams of the Company and Roseland, including all of the Company's executive officers (the "2017 LTIP Awards"). The design of the program was similar to the design of the LTIP Awards granted to the management team of the Company in 2016. All of the 2017 LTIP Awards were in the form of LTIP Units and were made under the Company's stockholder approved 2013 Stock Incentive Plan.

        As with the 2016 equity awards, the Compensation Committee determined to award a significant portion of the 2017 LTIP Awards in the form of performance-based awards, pursuant to the 2017 Outperformance Plan adopted by the Company's Board of Directors, consisting of a multi-year, performance-based equity compensation plan and related forms of award agreements (the "2017 OPP"), to better align executive and stockholder interests by tying executive performance to TSR. For Messrs. DeMarco, Tycher and Rudin, approximately seventy-five percent (75%) of the 2017 LTIP Awards were in the form of a performance-based award (the "2017 PBV LTIP Units") under the 2017 OPP. The remaining approximately twenty-five percent (25%) of the 2017 LTIP Awards for Messrs. DeMarco, Tycher and Rudin were in the form of a time-based award that will cliff vest after three years on April 4, 2020 (the "2017 TBV LTIP Units"). For all other executive officers, approximately sixty percent (60%) of the 2017 LTIP was Awards were in the form of 2017 PBV LTIP Units and approximately forty percent (40%) of the 2017 LTIP Awards were in the form of 2017 TBV LTIP Units.

        The 2017 OPP is designed to align the interests of senior management to relative and absolute performance of the Company over a three-year performance period from April 4, 2017 through April 3, 2020. The senior management team that received 2017 LTIP Awards includes all eight of the Company's executive officers in 2017, including all of the named executive officers, and twelve additional senior vice presidents of the Company and Roseland. Participants in the 2017 OPP will only earn the full awards if, over the three-year performance period, the Company achieves a thirty-six percent (36%) absolute total stockholder return ("TSR") and if the Company is in the 75th percentile of TSR performance versus the equity office REITs in the NAREIT Equity Office Index.

        Participants in the 2017 OPP, including the Company's executive officers and the management teams of the Company and Roseland, have the opportunity to vest in 2017 PBV LTIP Units that ultimately may be settled in common stock of the Company according to the following schedules, with linear interpolation for performance between levels:

 
  Absolute TSR (50% of total
2017 PBV LTIP Units)
  Relative TSR (50% of total 2017 PBV
LTIP Units)
 
Performance Level
  Company
Absolute
3-Year TSR
  Payout as % of
LTIP Units
  CLI 3-Year TSR
Percentile Rank
  Payout as % of
LTIP Units
 

< Threshold

    < 18 %   0 % < 35th Percentile     0 %

Threshold

    18 %   25 % 35th Percentile     25 %

Target

    27 %   62.5 % 55th Percentile     62.5 %

Maximum

    36 %   100 % 75th Percentile     100 %

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        If the designated performance objectives are achieved, 2017 PBV LTIP Units are also subject to subsequent time-based vesting requirements, with 50% of earned 2017 PBV LTIP Units vesting at the end of the performance period on April 3, 2020, and the remaining 50% of earned 2017 PBV LTIP Units vesting 25% each on April 3, 2021 and April 3, 2022.

        The named executive officers of the Company received the following 2017 LTIP Awards:

Executive Officer
  2017 TBV
LTIP
Units(1)
  2017 Maximum
PBV LTIP
Units(2)
 

Michael J. DeMarco

    32,443     196,482  

Marshall B. Tycher

    20,393     123,503  

Mitchell E. Rudin

    9,270     56,138  

Anthony Krug

    5,933     17,964  

Christopher DeLorenzo

    5,933     17,964  

Robert Andrew Marshall

    4,449     13,473  

(1)
Calculated based on the grant date fair value of $26.97, the closing price of the Company's common stock as reported on the New York Stock Exchange on April 3, 2017.

(2)
Calculated based on the grant date fair value of $13.36, calculated using the Monte Carlo method, disregarding for this purpose the estimate of forfeitures related to time-based vesting conditions.

        LTIP Units were issued on April 4, 2017, but will remain subject to forfeiture depending on the extent that the 2017 LTIP Awards vest. The number of LTIP Units to be issued initially to recipients of the 2017 PBV LTIP Awards is the maximum number of LTIP Units that may be earned under the awards. The number of LTIP Units that actually vest for each award recipient will be determined at the end of the performance measurement period. TSR for the Company and for the Index over the three-year measurement period and other circumstances will determine how many LTIP Units vest for each recipient; if they are fewer than the number issued initially, the balance will be forfeited as of the performance measurement date.

        Prior to vesting, recipients of LTIP Units will be entitled to receive per unit distributions equal to one-tenth (10%) of the regular quarterly distributions payable on a common unit of limited partnership interest in the Operating Partnership (a "Common Unit"), but will not be entitled to receive any special distributions. Distributions with respect to the other nine-tenths (90%) of regular quarterly distributions payable on a Common Unit will accrue but shall only become payable upon vesting of the LTIP Unit. After vesting of the 2017 TBV LTIP Units or the end of the measurement period for the 2017 PBV LTIP Units, the number of LTIP Units, both vested and unvested, will be entitled to receive distributions in an amount per unit equal to distributions, both regular and special, payable on a Common Unit.

        LTIP Units are designed to qualify as "profits interests" in the Operating Partnership for federal income tax purposes. As a general matter, the profits interests characteristics of the LTIP Units mean that initially they will not be economically equivalent in value to a Common Unit. If and when events specified by applicable tax regulations occur, LTIP Units can over time increase in value up to the point where they are equivalent to Common Units on a one-for-one basis. After LTIP Units are fully vested, and to the extent the special tax rules applicable to profits interests have allowed them to become equivalent in value to Common Units, LTIP Units may be converted on a one-for-one basis into Common Units. Common Units in turn have a one-for-one relationship in value with shares of the Company's common stock, and are redeemable on a one-for-one basis for cash or, at the election of the Company, shares of the Company's common stock.

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        The 2017 LTIP Awards granted to Messrs. DeMarco and Rudin are in lieu of, and shall supersede and replace, the long-term incentive plan awards for calendar year 2017 contemplated by paragraph 4(b) of each of their respective employment agreements with the Company.

        Severance and Change-in-Control Payments.    Each of our named executive officers for 2017 was subject to an employment or severance agreement with the Company except for Mr. DeLorenzo. These agreements provide for certain severance benefits in the event of termination of their employment in certain circumstances. These benefits are commonly offered among peer companies, and therefore enable us to attract and retain key talent. In particular, they ensure the retention of our named executive officers when considering potential transactions which may create uncertainty as to their continued employment. The employment agreements of Messrs. DeMarco, Tycher, Rudin and Marshall, and the severance agreement of Mr. Krug, provide for severance payments in the event of involuntary termination without cause or constructive termination for good reason and double trigger severance benefits in the event of a change in control that are generally 1.5 times the sum of annual base salary and bonus for Messrs. DeMarco, Tycher, Rudin, Krug and Marshall. See "Executive Compensation—Employment Contracts; Potential Payments Upon Termination or Change in Control" for a summary of the terms and conditions of the severance provisions in the employment agreements of Messrs. DeMarco, Rudin, Tycher and Marshall and the severance agreement of Mr. Krug.

        On January 26, 2018, the Company entered into a separation agreement and release with Mr. Krug, pursuant to which Mr. Krug ceased to serve as chief financial officer of the Company after the filing of the Company's annual report on Form 10-K on February 21, 2018 and terminated his employment with the Company on March 31, 2018. Also on January 26, 2018, the Company entered into a separation agreement and release with Mr. DeLorenzo, pursuant to which Mr. DeLorenzo's employment with the Company was terminated on January 26, 2018.

Benefits and Other Compensation

        401(k) Savings Plan.    The Company maintains a tax-qualified defined contribution plan for the benefit of all its eligible employees, including the named executive officers. The provisions and features of the plan apply to all participants in the plan, including the named executive officers. Eligible employees may elect to defer from one percent up to 60 percent of their annual compensation on a pre-tax basis to the 401(k) Plan, subject to certain limitations imposed by federal law. The amounts contributed by employees are immediately vested and non-forfeitable. The Company may make discretionary matching or profit sharing contributions to the 401(k) Plan on behalf of eligible participants in any plan year. Participants are always 100 percent vested in their pre-tax contributions and will begin vesting in any matching or profit sharing contributions made on their behalf after two years of service with the Company at a rate of 20 percent per year, becoming 100 percent vested after a total of six years of service with the Company. All contributions are allocated as a percentage of compensation of the eligible participants for the Plan year. The assets of the 401(k) Plan are held in trust and a separate account is established for each participant. A participant may receive a distribution of his or her vested account balance in the 401(k) Plan in a single sum or in installment payments upon his or her termination of service with the Company. In 2017, there were $1,055,000 in discretionary matching or profit sharing contributions made by the Company to the plan on behalf of all employees, including $48,600 on behalf of the named executive officers.

        Other Compensation.    The Company offers limited perquisites to certain of its executive officers in the form of vehicle allowances. See note 3 under "Executive Compensation—Summary Compensation Table." The Company does not offer qualified or non-qualified defined benefit plans to its executive officers or employees, nor does it offer non-qualified defined contribution plans.

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Equity Ownership Guidelines

        The Company has Equity Ownership Guidelines for the Chief Executive Officer. The Compensation Committee believes the Equity Ownership Guidelines further align the interests of the Chief Executive Officer with stockholder value and requires each executive to own an aggregate of 250,000 shares of the Company's Common Stock ("Shares") or any derivatives that may be settled in shares of the Company's common stock ("Derivatives"), in any combination of Shares or Derivatives as determined in the sole discretion of the executive. The Chief Executive Officer currently satisfies these ownership guidelines.

Anti-Hedging/Anti-Pledging Policy

        The Board of Directors has adopted a policy that provides that executive officers, employees, and directors may not acquire securities issued by the Company or any of its affiliates using borrowed funds, may not use margin in respect of securities issued by the Company or any of its affiliates, may not pledge securities issued by the Company or any of its affiliates as collateral, and may not engage in hedging or other transactions with respect to their ownership of securities issued by the Company or its affiliates, each of which the Board of Directors believes would be inconsistent with the purposes and intent of the stock ownership guidelines applicable to directors and the Chief Executive Officer.

Compensation Risk Assessment

        In setting compensation, the Compensation Committee considers the risks to our stockholders and to achievement of our goals that may be inherent in our compensation programs. At the direction of the Compensation Committee, we conducted a risk assessment of our compensation programs, including our executive compensation programs. The Compensation Committee reviewed and discussed the findings of this assessment and concluded that our compensation programs are designed with the appropriate balance of risk and reward in relation to our overall business strategy and do not incent employees to take unnecessary or excessive risks. Although a significant portion of our executive's compensation is performance-based and "at-risk," we believe our executive compensation plans are appropriately structured and are not reasonably likely to result in a material adverse effect on the Company. We considered the following elements of our executive compensation plans and policies when evaluating whether such plans and policies encourage our executives to take unreasonable risks:

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        In sum, we believe our executive compensation program is structured so that (i) we maintain a conservative risk profile that and aims to achieve strong stockholder returns and long-term results; (ii) we avoid the type of disproportionately large short-term incentives that could encourage executives to take risks that may not be in our long-term interests; (iii) we provide incentives to manage for long-term performance; and (iv) a considerable amount of wealth of our executives is tied to our long-term success. We believe this combination of factors encourages our executives to manage the Company in a prudent manner. The Compensation Committee specifically considered compensation risk implications during its deliberations on annual cash incentive plan awards and performance metrics for all executive officers.

Executive Compensation and Option Committee Report

        The Compensation Committee has reviewed the Compensation Discussion and Analysis and discussed that Analysis with management. Based on its review and discussions with management, the Compensation Committee recommended to the Board of Directors that the Compensation Discussion and Analysis be included in the Company's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2017 and the Company's proxy statement relating to the Annual Meeting of stockholders to be held on June 13, 2018. This report is provided by the following independent directors, who comprise all of the members of the Compensation Committee:

 
   
    EXECUTIVE COMPENSATION AND OPTION
COMMITTEE OF THE BOARD OF
DIRECTORS
Nathan Gantcher, Chairman
Kenneth M. Duberstein
Alan G. Philibosian
Vincent Tese

Executive Compensation and Option Committee Interlocks and Insider Participation

        The Compensation Committee consists of Nathan Gantcher, Chairman, Kenneth M. Duberstein, Alan G. Philibosian and Vincent Tese. No member of the Compensation Committee was at any time in 2017 or at any other time an officer or employee of the Company, and no member had any relationship with the Company requiring disclosure as a related-person transaction in the section "Certain Relationships and Related Transactions." No executive officer of the Company has served on the board of directors or compensation committee of any other entity that has or has had one or more executive officers who served as a member of our Board of Directors or Compensation Committee at any time in 2017.

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EXECUTIVE COMPENSATION

        The following table sets forth certain information concerning the compensation of all persons who served as chief executive officer or chief financial officer during 2017, and the three most highly compensated executive officers of the Company other than those persons who served as chief executive officer or chief financial officer in 2017 (collectively, the "Named Executive Officers") for the Company's fiscal years ended December 31, 2017, 2016 and 2015:


Summary Compensation Table

Name and Principal Position
  Year   Salary($)   Bonus($)   Stock
Awards($)
  Option
Awards($)
  Non-Equity
Incentive Plan
Compensation($)(2)
  All Other
Compensation($)
  Total ($)  

Michael J. DeMarco

    2017     800,000         3,499,988 (3)         1,160,000           5,459,988  

Chief Executive Officer(5)

    2016     750,000         1,808,869         1,500,000         4,058,869  

    2015     385,000 (1)   900,000     1,088,778     1,224,000             3,597,778  

Marshall B. Tycher

   
2017
   
800,000
   
   
2,199,999

(3)
       
1,160,000
   
18,000

(4)
 
4,177,999
 

Chairman of Roseland

    2016     750,000         1,808,869         1,500,000     18,000     4,076,869  

    2015     400,000     2,000,000                 13,153     2,413,153  

Mitchell E. Rudin

   
2017
   
800,000
   
   
1,000,016

(3)
       
480,000
         
2,280,016
 

Vice Chairman(6)

    2016     750,000         1,808,869         1,500,000         4,058,869  

    2015     385,000 (1)   900,000     1,088,778     1,224,000               3,597,778  

Anthony Krug

   
2017
   
500,000
   
   
400,012

(3)
       
375,000
   
15,600

(4)
 
1,290,612
 

Chief Financial Officer

    2016     500,000         290,883         400,000     15,600     1,206,483  

    2015     385,000     300,000                 14,400     699,400  

Christopher DeLorenzo(7)

   
2017
   
500,000
   
   
400,012

(3)
       
375,000
   
15,600

(4)
 
1,290,612
 

Executive Vice President,

                                                 

Leasing

                                                 

Robert Andrew Marshall(8)

   
2017
   
450,000
   
   
299,989

(3)
       
337,500
   
15,600

(4)
 
1,103,089
 

President and Executive

    2016     450,000           872,671         450,000     15,600     1,788,271  

Vice President

                                                 

Development of

                                                 

Roseland

                                                 

(1)
Represents base salary earned from June 3, 2015, the effective date of the initial employment agreements of Messrs. DeMarco and Rudin.

(2)
The 2017 annual cash incentive plan awards were paid on April 5, 2018 in respect of 2017 performance based on the achievement of the 2017 performance metrics. See "Compensation Discussion and Analysis—Components of Compensation in 2017—Cash Incentive Plan Compensation."

(3)
Amounts shown represent the grant date fair value of LTIP Unit awards granted to each of the named executive officers in 2017, as calculated in accordance with Accounting Standards Codification Topic 718 ("ASC 718"). For a discussion of the Company's assumptions and accounting treatment of its equity compensation awards, see Note 2: Significant Accounting Policies—Stock Compensation, to the Company's financial statements beginning on page 90 of the Company's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2017. The grant date fair value of LTIP Unit awards subject to time-based vesting conditions for Messrs. DeMarco, Tycher, Rudin, Krug, DeLorenzo and Marshall in the amounts of 32,443, 20,393, 9,270, 5,933, 5,933 and 4,449 LTIP Units, respectively, was $26.97 per Unit, the closing price of the Company's common stock as reported on the New York Stock Exchange on April 3, 2017, disregarding for this purpose the estimate of forfeitures related to time-based vesting conditions. The grant date fair values for the LTIP Unit awards subject to performance-based vesting conditions for Messrs. DeMarco, Tycher, Rudin, Krug, DeLorenzo and Marshall in the maximum amounts of 196,482, 123,503, 56,138, 17,964, 17,964 and 13,473 LTIP Units, respectively, was $13.36 per Unit calculated using the Monte Carlo method, disregarding for this purpose the estimate of forfeitures related to time-based vesting conditions.

(4)
Represents amount of annual vehicle allowances.

(5)
Mr. DeMarco served as President and Chief Operating Officer from June 2015 until April 2017, when he was appointed Chief Executive Officer.

(6)
Mr. Rudin served as Chief Executive Officer from June 2015 until April 2017, when he was appointed Vice Chairman.

(7)
Mr. DeLorenzo became an executive officer in 2016 and was a named executive officer in 2017.

(8)
Mr. Marshall became an executive officer and a named executive officer in 2016.

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Grants of Plan-Based Awards

 
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
  All Other
Stock Awards:
Number of
Shares of
Stock or
Units
  Grant Date
Fair Value
of Stock
and
Option
Awards($)
 
 
   
  Estimated Future Payouts
Under Non-Equity Incentive
Plan Awards ($)
  Estimated Future Payouts
Under Equity Incentive Plan
Awards (#)(1)
 
Name
  Grant Date   Threshold   Target   Maximum   Threshold   Target   Maximum  

Michael J. DeMarco

    4/4/2017                       49,121     122,801     196,482         2,625,000 (1)

    4/4/2017                                   32,443 (2)   874,988 (2)

          400,000     1,000,000     1,600,000                                

Marshall B. Tycher

    4/4/2017                       30,876     77,189     123,503         1,650,000 (1)

    4/4/2017                                   20,393 (2)   549,999 (2)

          400,000     1,000,000     1,600,000                                

Mitchell E. Rudin

    4/4/2017                       14,035     35,086     56,138         750,004 (1)

    4/4/2017                                   9,270 (2)   250,012 (2)

          400,000     600,000     800,000                                

Anthony Krug

    4/4/2017                       4,491     11,228     17,964         239,999 (1)

    4/4/2017                                   5,933 (2)   160,013 (2)

          250,000     375,000     500,000                                

Christopher DeLorenzo

    4/4/2017                       4,491     11,228     17,964         239,999 (1)

    4/4/2017                                   5,933 (2)   160,013 (2)

          250,000     375,000     500,000                                

Robert Andrew Marshall

    4/4/2017                       3,368     8,421     13,473         179,999 (1)

    4/4/2017                                   4,449 (2)   119,989 (2)

          225,000     337,500     450,000                                

(1)
Represents LTIP Unit awards subject to performance-based vesting conditions. The grant date fair value of $13.36 per LTIP Unit was calculated using the Monte Carlo method, disregarding for this purpose the estimate of forfeitures related to time-based vesting conditions, and is consistent with the estimate of aggregate compensation cost to be recognized over the service period determined in accordance with ASC 718 in accordance with instruction 8 to Item 402(d) of Regulation S-K. The LTIP Units subject to performance-based vesting may vest after the end of the three year performance period ending April 3, 2020, with 50 percent of the LTIP Units vesting based on the achievement of absolute total stockholder return and 50 percent of the LTIP Units vesting based on the achievement of total stockholder return relative to the equity office REITs in the NAREIT Equity Office Index. See "Compensation Discussion and Analysis—Components of Compensation in 2017—Long-Term Incentives."

(2)
Represents LTIP Unit awards subject to time-based vesting conditions with a grant date fair value per Unit of $26.97, the closing price of the Company's common stock as reported on the New York Stock Exchange on April 3, 2017, disregarding for this purpose the estimate of forfeitures related to time-based vesting conditions. The LTIP Units subject to time-based vesting shall vest after three years on April 4, 2020. See "Compensation Discussion and Analysis—Components of Compensation in 2017—Long-Term Incentives."

        On April 4, 2017, the Company granted LTIP awards to senior management of the Company, including the Company's executive officers (the "2017 LTIP Awards"). All of the 2017 LTIP Awards were in the form of LTIP Units and constitute awards under the 2013 Plan. For Messrs. DeMarco, Tycher and Rudin, approximately seventy-five percent (75%) of the 2017 LTIP Awards were in the form of a performance-based award (the "2017 PBV LTIP Units") under the Company's Outperformance Plan (the "2017 OPP") adopted by the Company's Board of Directors, consisting of a multi-year, performance-based equity compensation plan and related forms of award agreement. The remaining approximately twenty-five percent (25%)of the 2017 LTIP Awards for Messrs. DeMarco, Tycher and Rudin were in the form of a time-based award that will cliff vest after three years on April 4, 2020 (the "2017 TBV LTIP Units"). For all other executive officers, approximately sixty percent (60%) of the 2017 LTIP Awards were in the form of 2017 PBV LTIP Units and approximately forty percent (40%) of the 2017 LTIP Awards were in the form of 2017 TBV LTIP Units

        The 2017 OPP is designed to align the interests of senior management to relative and absolute performance of the Company over a three-year performance period from April 4, 2017 through April 3, 2020. Participants in the 2017 OPP will only earn the full awards if, over the three-year performance

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period, the Company achieves a thirty-six percent (36%) absolute TSR and if the Company is in the 75th percentile of TSR performance as compared to the NAREIT office index.

        If the designated performance objectives are achieved, 2017 PBV LTIP Units are also subject to time-based vesting requirements, with 50% of earned 2017 PBV LTIP Units vesting at the end of the performance period on April 3, 2020, and the remaining 50% of earned 2017 PBV LTIP Units vesting 25% each on April 3, 2021 and April 3, 2022.

        LTIP Units will remain subject to forfeiture depending on the extent that the 2017 LTIP Awards vest. The number of LTIP Units to be issued initially to recipients of the 2017 PBV LTIP Awards is the maximum number of LTIP Units that may be earned under the awards. The number of LTIP Units that actually vest for each award recipient will be determined at the end of the performance measurement period. TSR for the Company and for the Index over the three-year measurement period and other circumstances will determine how many LTIP Units vest for each recipient; if they are fewer than the number issued initially, the balance will be forfeited as of the performance measurement date.

        Prior to vesting, recipients of LTIP Units will be entitled to receive per unit distributions equal to one-tenth (10 percent) of the regular quarterly distributions payable on a common unit of limited partnership interest in the Operating Partnership (a "common unit"), but will not be entitled to receive any special distributions. Distributions with respect to the other nine-tenths (90 percent) of regular quarterly distributions payable on a common unit will accrue but shall only become payable upon vesting of the LTIP Unit. After vesting of the 2017 TBV LTIP Units or the end of the measurement period for 2017 PBV LTIP Units, the number of LTIP Units, both vested and unvested, will be entitled to receive distributions in an amount per unit equal to distributions, both regular and special, payable on a common unit.


Outstanding Equity Awards At Fiscal Year-End

 
   
   
   
   
  Stock Awards  
 
  Option Awards    
   
   
  Equity Incentive
Plan Awards:
Market or
Payout Value
of Unearned
Shares, Units
or Other Rights
That Have Not
Vested ($)(1)
 
 
   
   
  Equity Incentive
Plan Awards:
Number of
Unearned Shares,
Units or Other
Rights That
Have Not
Vested (#)
 
Name
  Number of
Securities
Underlying
Unexercised
Options (#)
Exercisable
  Number of
Securities
Underlying
Unexercised
Options (#)
Unexercisable
  Option
Exercise
Price ($)
  Option
Expiration
Date
  Number of
Shares or
Units of
Stock That
Have Not
Vested (#)
  Market
Value
of Shares
or Units of
Stock That
Have Not
Vested ($)(1)
 

Michael J. DeMarco

    333,333 (2)   66,667 (2)   17.31     06/05/2025                  

                    6,750.05 (3)   145,531          

                            56,325.82 (4)   1,214,385 (7)

                    55,484 (5)   1,196,235     315,471 (6)   6,801,555  

Marshall B. Tycher

                    43,434 (5)   936,437     242,492 (6)   5,228,128  

Mitchell E. Rudin

    333,333 (2)   66,667 (2)   17.31     06/05/2025                  

                    6,750.05 (3)   145,531          

                            56,325.82 (4)   1,214,385 (7)

                    32,311 (5)   696,625     175,127 (6)   3,775,738  

Anthony Krug

                    13,306 (5)   286,877     29,863 (6)   643,846  

Christopher DeLorenzo

                    9,620 (5)   207,407     23,913 (6)   515,564  

Robert Andrew Marshall

                    26,569 (5)   572,828     49,170 (6)   1,060,105  

(1)
Market value is based upon a market price of the Common Stock of $21.56 per share, the closing price of the Common Stock on the NYSE on December 29, 2017, the last trading day of 2017.

(2)
On June 5, 2015, Messrs. DeMarco and Rudin were each granted 400,000 unvested options to purchase Common Stock at an exercise price of $17.31 per share pursuant to their initial employment agreements with the Company dated June 5, 2015. 200,000 of such options vest in three equal annual installments commencing June 5, 2016, of which 66,667 options were unvested as of December 31, 2017. The remaining 200,000 of such options would vest if the Company's common stock trades at or above $25.00 per share for thirty (30) consecutive trading days while the executive is employed, or on or before June 30, 2019 if the executive is employed for the entire term of his employment agreement through December 31, 2018 (except if the executive's employment has

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(3)
On June 5, 2015, Messrs. DeMarco and Rudin were each granted 18,775.27 RSUs pursuant to their initial employment agreements with the Company dated June 5, 2015. The RSUs vest in three equal annual installments commencing on June 5, 2016.

(4)
On June 5, 2015, Messrs. DeMarco and Rudin were each granted 56,325.82 PSUs pursuant to their initial employment agreements with the Company dated June 5, 2015. PSUs vest from 0% to 150% of the grant date amount of PSUs based on the degree to which a relative total shareholder return target is attained for the three year performance period commencing on the grant date.

(5)
On March 8, 2016, Messrs. DeMarco, Tycher, Rudin, Krug, DeLorenzo and Marshall were issued LTIP Unit awards subject to time-based vesting in the amounts of 23,041, 23,041, 23,041, 7,373, 2,687 and 22,120 LTIP Units, respectively. On April 4, 2017, Messrs. DeMarco, Tycher, Rudin, Krug, DeLorenzo and Marshall were issued LTIP Unit awards subject to time-based vesting in the amounts of 32,443, 20,393, 9,270, 5,933, 5,933 and 4,449 LTIP Units, respectively.

(6)
On March 8, 2016, Messrs. DeMarco, Tycher, Rudin, Krug, DeLorenzo and Marshall were issued LTIP Unit awards subject to performance-based vesting in the amounts of 118,989, 118,989, 118,989, 11,899, 5,949 and 35,697 LTIP Units, respectively. On April 4, 2017, Messrs. DeMarco, Tycher, Rudin, Krug, DeLorenzo and Marshall were issued LTIP Unit awards subject to performance-based vesting in the amounts of 196,482, 123,503, 56,138, 17,964, 17,964 and 13,473 LTIP Units, respectively.

(7)
The table above reflects PSUs that may be earned at target that remain subject to performance conditions. Actual performance may vary materially as they may be earned from 0% to 150% of target. The table above also excludes unvested dividend equivalents that have accrued with respect to unvested PSUs and RSUs as the values of such dividend equivalents were reflected in the grant date fair values of the awards previously reported.


Pension Benefits

        The Company does not offer qualified or non-qualified defined benefit plans to its executive officers or employees.


Non-Qualified Deferred Compensation

        The Company does not offer non-qualified defined contribution or other deferred compensation plans to its executive officers or employees.

Employment Contracts; Potential Payments Upon Termination or Change in Control

        The following discussion includes descriptions of the material terms of employment agreements between the Company and Messrs. DeMarco, Tycher, Rudin and Marshall and separation agreements and releases between the Company and Messrs. Krug and DeLorenzo.

        Michael J. DeMarco Employment Agreement.    On June 5, 2015, the Company entered into an employment agreement with Mr. DeMarco (the "DeMarco Employment Agreement"), which provides for certain severance payments to Mr. DeMarco, or his beneficiaries upon death, disability, termination by the Company without cause, termination by the executive for good reason during the term of his employment or within two years of a change in control.

        Under the DeMarco Employment Agreement:

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        Under the terms of the DeMarco Employment Agreement, upon a termination on account of death or disability, Mr. DeMarco, or his respective beneficiaries in the case of death, will receive a lump sum payment consisting of accrued and unpaid base salary, expense reimbursement and benefits under the Company's health and welfare plans through the termination date, plus a prorated portion of the annual bonus payable for the year of such termination, and accelerated vesting of all equity grants with the vesting of PSUs awards only accelerated based on performance as of the termination date.

        Upon a termination without "cause" or by Mr. DeMarco for "good reason" during the term of the DeMarco Employment Agreement or thereafter during a "change in control period", subject to the departing executive signing a release, the departing executive will be entitled to the same benefits in the event of a termination due to death or disability, plus a lump sum cash payment equal to one and one-half (1.5) times the sum of (i) the executive's annual base salary immediately prior to the termination date, and (ii) the executive's target bonus for the year during which termination occurs; provided, however, that any such termination that occurs during the term of the DeMarco Employment Agreement but not during a "change in control period", then the long-term incentive awards (other than those granted at inception of the DeMarco Employment Agreement, which shall vest in full) which are subject to time-vesting shall vest on a pro rata basis based on the number of days of the executive's employment during the applicable annual vesting period through the termination date.

        Marshall B. Tycher Employment Agreement.    On April 26, 2017, the Company, through its wholly-owned subsidiary Roseland Residential Trust, entered into an employment agreement with Mr. Tycher (the "Tycher Employment Agreement"), which replaced Mr. Tycher's previous employment agreement dated October 23, 2012. The Tycher Employment Agreement provides for certain severance payments to Mr. Tycher, or his beneficiaries upon death, disability, termination by the Company without cause, termination by the executive for good reason during the term of his employment or within two years of a change in control. Under the Tycher Employment Agreement, the terms "cause," "disability," "good reason," "change in control" and "change in control period" are substantially the same as defined in the DeMarco Employment Agreement.

        Under the terms of the Tycher Employment Agreement, upon a termination on account of death or disability, Mr. Tycher, or his beneficiaries in the case of death, will receive a lump sum payment consisting of accrued and unpaid base salary, expense reimbursement and benefits under the Company's health and welfare plans through the termination date, any earned but unpaid annual bonus for the previous year, plus a prorated portion of the annual bonus payable for the year of such termination. Upon a termination by the Company without "cause" or by Mr. Tycher for "good reason" during the term of the Tycher Employment Agreement or thereafter during a "change in control period," Mr. Tycher will be entitled to the same benefits as in the event of a termination due to death or disability, plus a lump sum cash payment equal to one and one-half (1.5) times the sum of (i) his annual base salary immediately prior to the termination date, and (ii) his target bonus for the year during which termination occurs.

        Under the terms of the Tycher Employment Agreement, any time on or after July 1, 2018, Mr. Tycher may elect to step down as Chairman of Roseland and continue as non-executive chairman for a reduced salary of $400,000 annually (the "Transition"), provided that any such Transition will not trigger any severance benefits payable under the Tycher Employment Agreement.

        Mitchell E. Rudin Employment Agreement.    On June 5, 2015, the Company entered into an employment agreement with Mr. Rudin (the "Rudin Employment Agreement"), which contains

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substantially the same terms as the DeMarco Employment Agreement described above, except for the differences set forth in the Rudin Employment Amendment (as defined below). Under the Rudin Employment Agreement, as amended, the terms "cause," "disability," "good reason," "change in control" and "change in control period" are substantially the same as defined in the DeMarco Employment Agreement. On April 4, 2017, the Company and Mr. Rudin entered into an amendment (the "Rudin Employment Amendment") to the Rudin Employment Agreement. The Rudin Employment Amendment modifies the terms of Mr. Rudin's Employment Agreement as follows:

        Robert Andrew Marshall Employment Agreement.    On April 15, 2016, the Company, through its wholly-owned subsidiary Roseland Residential Trust, entered into an employment agreement with Mr. Marshall (the "Marshall Employment Agreement"), which provides for certain severance payments to Mr. Marshall, or his beneficiaries upon death, disability, termination by the Company without cause, termination by the executive for good reason during the term of his employment or within two years of a change in control. Under the Marshall Employment Agreement, the terms "cause," "disability," "good reason," "change in control" and "change in control period" are substantially the same as defined in the DeMarco Employment Agreement. Upon a termination on account of death or disability, Mr. Marshall, or his beneficiaries in the case of death, will receive a lump sum payment consisting of accrued and unpaid base salary, expense reimbursement and benefits under the Company's health and welfare plans through the termination date, plus a prorated portion of the annual bonus payable for the year of such termination. Upon a termination by the Company without "cause" or by Mr. Marshall for "good reason" during the term of the Marshall Employment Agreement or thereafter during a "change in control period," Mr. Marshall will be entitled to the same benefits as in the event of a termination due to death or disability, plus a lump sum cash payment equal to one and one-half (1.5) times the sum of (i) his annual base salary immediately prior to the termination date, and (ii) his target bonus for the year during which termination occurs.

        Anthony Krug Separation Agreement and Release.    On January 26, 2018, the Company entered into a separation agreement and release with Mr. Krug (the "Krug Separation Agreement") pursuant to which Mr. Krug ceased to serve as chief financial officer of the Company after the filing of the Company's annual report on Form 10-K on February 21, 2018 and terminated his employment with the Company on March 31, 2018.

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        Under the terms of the Krug Separation Agreement, Mr. Krug received the following severance benefits:

        Christopher DeLorenzo Separation Agreement and Release.    On January 26, 2018, the Company entered into a separation agreement and release with Mr. DeLorenzo (The "DeLorenzo Separation Agreement") pursuant to which Mr. DeLorenzo's employment by the Company was terminated.

        Under the terms of the DeLorenzo Separation Agreement, Mr. DeLorenzo will receive the following severance benefits:

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Potential Payments Upon Termination or Change In Control

        The following table sets forth information regarding amounts payable to Messrs. DeMarco, Tycher, Rudin and Marshall pursuant to their respective employment agreements. Information in the table below for Messrs. Krug and DeLorenzo reflects the actual amounts paid to Messrs. Krug and DeLorenzo pursuant to the Krug Severance Agreement and the DeLorenzo Severance Agreement, respectively. Except for the termination events set forth in the table below, as of December 31, 2017, the named executive officers were not entitled to any other payments upon a change in control.

Name
  Payments upon
termination by
Company without
cause or by executive
for good reason(1)
  Payment upon
termination
due to death or
disability(1)
  Payments upon
termination by the
Company without cause
or by the executive for
good reason within two
years of a change in
control(1)
 

Michael J. DeMarco

  $ 5,146,088 (2) $ 3,122,168 (3) $ 5,868,434 (4)

Chief Executive Officer(15)

                   

Marshall Tycher

  $ 3,143,751 (5) $ 936,437 (6) $ 3,670,591 (7)

Chairman, Roseland Residential Trust

                   

Mitchell E. Rudin

  $ 4,756,605 (8) $ 2,622,558 (9) $ 4,756,605 (8)

Vice Chairman(16)

                   

Anthony Krug(17)

  $ 2,515,940 (10)        

Chief Financial Officer

                   

Christopher DeLorenzo(18)

  $ 1,401,669 (11)        

Executive Vice President, Leasing

                   

Robert Andrew Marshall

  $ 1,538,937 (12) $ 572,828 (13) $ 1,799,274 (14)

President and Executive Vice President

                   

Development of Roseland

                   

(1)
The terms "cause," "good reason" (which includes without limitation a termination by the Company within two (2) years of a change in control), "disability" and "change in control" have the meanings ascribed to such terms in the employment agreements of Messrs. DeMarco, Tycher, Rudin and Marshall, as applicable.

(2)
Amount includes (i) an aggregate cash payment of $2,700,000; (ii) immediate vesting of 6,750 RSUs valued at $145,530; (iii) immediate vesting of 66,667 Time Vesting Options valued at $283,335; (iv) immediate vesting of 69,437.29 PSUs valued at $1,497,068, consisting of (a) 56,325.82 PSUs granted at target performance level (100%) on June 5, 2015 (the "Base PSUs"), (b) 4,424.20 accrued dividend equivalent PSUs issued in respect of the Base PSUs, (c) an additional 8,054.59 PSUs issuable upon a termination as of December 31, 2017 based on achievement of performance between target (100%) and maximum (150%) performance levels as of such date (the "Measured Performance PSUs"), and (d) 632.68 dividend equivalent PSUs issuable in respected of the Measured Performance PSUs; (v) immediate vesting of 21,980 LTIP Units subject to time-based vesting, as adjusted on a pro rata basis for the term of service relative to the three year vesting term of the award, valued at $473,889; and (vi) the continuation of health insurance coverage for a period of 18 months valued at approximately $46,266.

(3)
Amount includes (i) immediate vesting of 6,750 RSUs valued at $145,530; (ii) immediate vesting of 66,667 Time Vesting Options valued at $283,335; (iii) immediate vesting of 55,484 LTIP Units subject to time-based vesting valued at $1,196,235; and (iv) immediate vesting of 69,437.29 PSUs valued at $1,497,068, consisting of (a) 56,325.82 PSUs granted at target performance level (100%) on June 5, 2015 (the "Base PSUs"), (b) 4,424.20 accrued dividend equivalent PSUs issued in respect of the Base PSUs, (c) an additional 8,054.59 PSUs issuable upon a termination as of

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(4)
Amount includes (i) an aggregate cash payment of $2,700,000; (ii) immediate vesting of 6,750 RSUs valued at $145,530; (iii) immediate vesting of 66,667 Time Vesting Options valued at $283,335; (iv) immediate vesting of 69,437.29 PSUs valued at $1,497,068, consisting of (a) 56,325.82 PSUs granted at target performance level (100%) on June 5, 2015 (the "Base PSUs"), (b) 4,424.20 accrued dividend equivalent PSUs issued in respect of the Base PSUs, (c) an additional 8,054.59 PSUs issuable upon a termination as of December 31, 2017 based on achievement of performance between target (100%) and maximum (150%) performance levels as of such date (the "Measured Performance PSUs"), and (d) 632.68 dividend equivalent PSUs issuable in respected of the Measured Performance PSUs; (v) immediate vesting of 55,484 LTIP Units subject to time-based vesting valued at $1,196,235; and (vi) the continuation of health insurance coverage for a period of 18 months valued at approximately $46,266.

(5)
Amount includes: (i) a lump sum cash payment of $2,700,000; (ii) immediate vesting of 18,998 LTIP Units subject to time-based vesting, as adjusted on a pro rata basis for the term of service relative to the three year vesting term of the award, valued at $409,597; and (iii) the continuation of health insurance coverage for a period of 18 months valued at approximately $34,154.

(6)
Amount includes immediate vesting of 43,434 LTIP Units subject to time-based vesting valued at $936,437.

(7)
Amount includes: (i) a lump sum cash payment of $2,700,000; (ii) immediate vesting of 43,434 LTIP Units subject to time-based vesting valued at $936,437; and (iii) the continuation of health insurance coverage for a period of 18 months valued at approximately $34,154.

(8)
Amount includes (i) an aggregate cash payment of $2,100,000; (ii) immediate vesting of 6,750 RSUs valued at $145,530; (iii) immediate vesting of 66,667 Time Vesting Options valued at $283,335; (iv) immediate vesting of 69,437.29 PSUs valued at $1,497,068, consisting of (a) 56,325.82 PSUs granted at target performance level (100%) on June 5, 2015 (the "Base PSUs"), (b) 4,424.20 accrued dividend equivalent PSUs issued in respect of the Base PSUs, (c) an additional 8,054.59 PSUs issuable upon a termination as of December 31, 2017 based on achievement of performance between target (100%) and maximum (150%) performance levels as of such date (the "Measured Performance PSUs"), and (d) 632.68 dividend equivalent PSUs issuable in respected of the Measured Performance PSUs; (v) immediate vesting of 32,311 LTIP Units subject to time-based vesting valued at $696,625; and (vi) the continuation of health insurance coverage for a period of 18 months valued at approximately $34,047.

(9)
Amount includes (i) immediate vesting of 6,750 RSUs valued at $145,530; (ii) immediate vesting of 66,667 Time Vesting Options valued at $283,335; (iii) immediate vesting of 32,311 LTIP Units subject to time-based vesting valued at $696,625; and (iv) immediate vesting of 69,437.29 PSUs valued at $1,497,068, consisting of (a) 56,325.82 PSUs granted at target performance level (100%) on June 5, 2015 (the "Base PSUs"), (b) 4,424.20 accrued dividend equivalent PSUs issued in respect of the Base PSUs, (c) an additional 8,054.59 PSUs issuable upon a termination as of December 31, 2017 based on achievement of performance between target (100%) and maximum (150%) performance levels as of such date (the "Measured Performance PSUs"), and (d) 632.68 dividend equivalent PSUs issuable in respected of the Measured Performance PSUs.

(10)
Amount includes (i) an aggregate cash payment of $1,312,500; (ii) a 2017 performance bonus of $375,000; (iii) a 2018 performance bonus of $93,750, as adjusted on a pro rata basis for the term of service in 2017; (iv) immediate vesting of 13,306 LTIP units subject to time-based vesting valued

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(11)
Amount includes (i) an aggregate cash payment of $500,000; (ii) a 2017 performance bonus of $375,000; (iii) immediate vesting of 9,111 LTIP units subject to time-based vesting valued at $196,433; (iv) immediate vesting of 13,982 LTIP units subject to performance-based vesting valued at $301,452; and (v) the continuation of health insurance coverage for a period of 18 months valued at approximately $28,784.

(12)
Amount includes: (i) an aggregate cash payment of $1,181,250; (ii) immediate vesting of 14,494 LTIP Units subject to time-based vesting, as adjusted on a pro rata basis for the term of service relative to the three year vesting term of the award, valued at $312,491; and (iii) the continuation of health insurance coverage for a period of 18 months valued at approximately $45,196.

(13)
Amount includes immediate vesting of 26,569 LTIP Units subject to time-based vesting valued at $572,828.

(14)
Amount includes: (i) an aggregate cash payment of $1,181,250; (ii) immediate vesting of 26,569 LTIP Units subject to time-based vesting valued at $572,828; and (iii) the continuation of health insurance coverage for a period of 18 months valued at approximately $45,196.

(15)
Mr. DeMarco served as President and Chief Operating Officer from June 2015 until April 2017, when he was appointed Chief Executive Officer.

(16)
Mr. Rudin served as Chief Executive Officer from June 2015 until April 2017, when he was appointed Vice Chairman.

(17)
Mr. Krug ceased to serve as chief financial officer of the Company after the filing of the Company's annual report on Form 10-K on February 21, 2018 and terminated his employment with the Company on March 31, 2018.

(18)
Mr. DeLorenzo's employment with the Company was terminated on January 26, 2018.


CEO Pay Ratio

        Section 953(b) of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act of 2010 (the "Dodd-Frank Act") and Item 402(u) of Regulation S-K promulgated by the SEC thereunder requires the Company to disclose the median of the annual total compensation of all employees, excluding the chief executive officer, and the ratio of the median of the annual total compensation of all employees to the annual total compensation of the chief executive officer. We identified the median employee using our employee population on December 31, 2017 and based on each employee's total compensation, using the same elements of compensation reportable in the Summary Compensation Table for Named Executive Officers as the "consistently applied compensation measure" under Item 402(u) of Regulation S-K. We did not perform adjustments to the compensation paid to part-time employees to calculate what they would have been paid on a full-time basis. We did not make any assumptions, adjustments, or estimates other than annualizing the compensation for any permanent (full-time or part-time) employees that were not employed by us for all of 2017. We then calculated the 2017 total compensation for the median employee using the same methodology used to identify such employee.

        In 2017, the total compensation of our median employee , excluding the chief executive officer, as calculated using Summary Compensation Table requirements, was $72,825.22; the chief executive officer's total compensation was $5,459,888, as reported in the Summary Compensation Table; and the

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ratio of the chief executive officer's total compensation for 2017 to the 2017 total compensation for the median employee was 75:1.


Equity Compensation Plan Information

        The following table summarizes information, as of December 31, 2017, relating to equity compensation plans of the Company (including individual compensation arrangements) pursuant to which equity securities of the Company are authorized for issuance.

Plan Category
  (a)
Number of Securities to be
Issued Upon Exercise of
Outstanding Options and
Rights
  (b)
Weighted-Average
Exercise Price of
Outstanding Options
and Rights
  (c)
Number of Securities
Remaining Available
for Future Issuance
Under Equity Compensation
Plans (excluding
securities reflected
in column(a))
 

Equity Compensation Plans Approved by Stockholders

    1,029,561 (2)   17.31 (3)   2,069,064  

Equity Compensation Plans Not Approved by Stockholders(1)

    210,738     N/A     N/A (4)

Total

    1,240,299     N/A     2,069,064  

(1)
The only plan included in the table that was adopted without stockholder approval was the Directors' Deferred Compensation Plan. See Note 14: Mack-Cali Realty Corporation Stockholders' Equity and Mack-Cali Realty, L.P.'s Partners' Capital- Deferred Stock Compensation Plan For Directors in the Company's Annual Report on Form 10-K.

(2)
Includes 95,801 shares of unvested restricted common stock, 800,000 unexercised options, 13,376 unvested restricted stock units (RSUs), including unvested dividend equivalents thereon, and 120,384 unvested performance share units (PSUs), including unvested dividend equivalents thereon.

(3)
Weighted average exercise price of outstanding options; excludes restricted common stock, RSUs, PSUs and LTIP units.

(4)
The Directors' Deferred Compensation Plan does not limit the number of stock units issuable thereunder, but applicable SEC and NYSE rules restricted the aggregate number of stock units issuable thereunder to one percent (1%) of the General Partner's outstanding shares when the plan commenced on January 1, 1999.


COMPENSATION OF DIRECTORS

        Directors' Fees.    In 2017, each non-employee director was paid an annual fee of $65,000, plus $1,500 for attendance at, or telephonic participation in, any board or committee meeting. The Chairmen of each of the Audit Committee, the Executive Committee, the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee and the Compensation Committee were paid an additional annual fee of $15,000 in 2017, and the Lead Independent Director was paid an additional annual fee of $40,000 in 2017. Each director also was reimbursed for expenses incurred in attending board and committee meetings. For fiscal year 2017, the Company's non-employee directors received directors' fees or fee equivalents (see "Compensation of Directors—Directors' Deferred Compensation Plan" below) in the amounts set forth in the table below.

        Directors' Deferred Compensation Plan.    Pursuant to the Amended and Restated Directors' Deferred Compensation Plan, originally effective as of January 1, 1999 (the "Directors' Deferred Compensation Plan"), each non-employee director is entitled to defer all or a specified portion of the annual fee to be paid to such director. The account of a director who elects to defer such

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compensation under the Directors' Deferred Compensation Plan is credited with the hypothetical number of stock units, calculated to the nearest thousandths of a unit, determined by dividing the amount of cash compensation deferred on the quarterly deferral date by the closing market price of the Common Stock on such quarterly deferral date. Any stock dividend declared by the Company on Common Stock results in a proportionate increase in units in the director's account as if such director held shares of Common Stock equal to the number of units in such director's account. Payment of a director's account may only be made in a lump sum in shares of Common Stock equal to the number of units in a director's account after either the director's service on the Board of Directors has terminated or there has been a change in control of the Company. On December 9, 2008, the Directors' Deferred Compensation Plan was amended and restated to conform to the requirements of Section 409A of the Code. In 2017, Nathan Gantcher, David S. Mack, Alan G. Phillbosian and Vincent Tese elected to receive a portion of their respective cash fees earned in 2017 in the form of deferred stock units under the Directors' Deferred Compensation Plan.

        Directors' Stock Incentive Plans.    The Company has one equity compensation plan pursuant to which equity compensation awards to non-employee members of the Board of Directors may be made: the 2013 Plan. On June 9, 2017, each non-employee member of the Board of Directors was granted shares of restricted Common Stock with an approximate grant-date fair value of $90,000 under the 2013 Plan. These restricted shares will vest on June 9, 2018.


2017 Director Compensation

Name
  Fees Earned or
Paid in Cash ($)(1)
  Stock
Awards ($)(2)
  Total($)  

William L. Mack

    61,787     89,989 (3)   151,776  

Alan S. Bernikow

    133,500     89,989 (4)   223,489  

Kenneth M. Duberstein

    84,500     89,989 (5)   174,489  

Nathan Gantcher

    108,909     89,989 (6)   198,898  

David S. Mack

    74,000     89,989 (7)   163,989  

Alan G. Philibosian

    77,410     89,989 (8)   167,399  

Irvin D. Reid

    83,000     89,989 (9)   172,989  

Rebecca Robertson

    80,000     89,989 (10)   169,989  

Vincent Tese

    98,000     89,989 (11)   187,989  

TOTAL:

    801,106     809,901     1,611,007  

(1)
Of the cash fees earned or paid in 2017, the following amounts were paid in deferred stock units in lieu of cash pursuant to elections made by each such director: $87,909, $65,000, $28,955, $65,000 and $80,000 for Messrs. Gantcher, Mack, Philibosian, Reid and Tese, respectively.

(2)
On June 9, 2017, each non-employee member of the Board of Directors was granted 3,328 shares of restricted Common Stock. The grant date fair value of these shares calculated in accordance with ASC 718 was $27.04 per share. For a discussion of the Company's assumptions and accounting treatment of its equity compensation awards, see Note 2: Significant Accounting Policies—Stock Compensation, to the Company's financial statements beginning on page 90 of the Company's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2017.

(3)
As of December 31, 2017, Mr. Mack had 3,337 unvested shares of restricted Common Stock that vested on January 1, 2018 and an additional 3,328 unvested shares of restricted Common Stock that will vest on June 9, 2018.

(4)
As of December 31, 2017, Mr. Bernikow had 3,337 unvested shares of restricted Common Stock that vested on January 1, 2018 and an additional 3,328 unvested shares of restricted Common Stock that will vest on June 9, 2018.

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(5)
As of December 31, 2017, Mr. Duberstein had 3,337 unvested shares of restricted Common Stock that vested on January 1, 2018 and an additional 3,328 unvested shares of restricted Common Stock that will vest on June 9, 2018.

(6)
As of December 31, 2017, Mr. Gantcher had 3,337 unvested shares of restricted Common Stock that vested on January 1, 2018 and an additional 3,328 unvested shares of restricted Common Stock that will vest on June 9, 2018.

(7)
As of December 31, 2017, Mr. Mack had 3,337 unvested shares of restricted Common Stock that vested on January 1, 2018 and an additional 3,328 unvested shares of restricted Common Stock that will vest on June 9, 2018.

(8)
As of December 31, 2017, Mr. Philibosian had 3,337 unvested shares of restricted Common Stock that vested on January 1, 2018 and an additional 3,328 unvested shares of restricted Common Stock that will vest on June 9, 2018.

(8)
As of December 31, 2017, Dr. Reid had 3,337 unvested shares of restricted Common Stock that vested on January 1, 2018 and an additional 3,328 unvested shares of restricted Common Stock that will vest on June 9, 2018.

(10)
As of December 31, 2017, Ms. Robertson had 3,337 unvested shares of restricted Common Stock that vested on January 1, 2018 and an additional 3,328 unvested shares of restricted Common Stock that will vest on June 9, 2018.

(11)
As of December 31, 2017, Mr. Tese had 3,337 unvested shares of restricted Common Stock that vested on January 1, 2018 and an additional 3,328 unvested shares of restricted Common Stock that will vest on June 9, 2018.


PROPOSAL NO. 2
NON-BINDING ADVISORY VOTE ON EXECUTIVE COMPENSATION

        The following proposal gives our stockholders the opportunity to vote to approve or not approve, on an advisory basis, the compensation of our named executive officers as disclosed in the "Compensation Discussion and Analysis" and "Executive Compensation" sections of this proxy statement. This vote is not intended to address any specific item of compensation, but rather the overall compensation of our named executive officers and our compensation philosophy, policies and practices with respect to our named executive officers. We are providing this vote as required by Section 14A of the Exchange Act, which was added to the Exchange Act by Section 951 of the Dodd-Frank Act. We provide this vote annually based on an election may by our stockholders at our 2011 annual meeting of stockholders, and we will ask our stockholders to vote on the frequency of this advisory vote again at the Annual Meeting. The Board of Directors believes that the overall design and function of the Company's executive compensation program is appropriate and effective in aligning the interests of management and the Company's stockholders and that management is properly incentivized to manage the Company in a prudent manner. Accordingly, we are asking our stockholders to vote "FOR" the adoption of the following resolution:

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        Although the vote is non-binding, the Board of Directors and the Compensation Committee will review the voting results in connection with their ongoing evaluation of the Company's executive compensation program. Broker non-votes (as described under the "Solicitation and Voting Procedures—Voting Procedure" section on page 3 of this proxy statement) are not entitled to vote on these proposals and will not be counted in evaluating the results of such vote.

        THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS RECOMMENDS A VOTE FOR ADVISORY APPROVAL OF THE RESOLUTION SET FORTH ABOVE.


PROPOSAL NO. 3
RATIFICATION OF APPOINTMENT OF INDEPENDENT REGISTERED PUBLIC
ACCOUNTING FIRM

        PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP served as the Company's independent registered public accountants for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2017, and has been appointed by the Audit Committee to continue as the Company's independent registered public accountants for the fiscal year ending December 31, 2018. In the event that ratification of this appointment of the Company's independent registered public accountants is not approved by the affirmative vote of a majority of votes cast on the matter, then the appointment of the Company's independent registered public accountants will be reconsidered by the Audit Committee. Unless marked to the contrary, proxies received will be voted for ratification of the appointment of PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP as the Company's independent registered public accountants for the fiscal year ending December 31, 2018.

        A representative of PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP is expected to be present at the Annual Meeting. The representative will have an opportunity to make a statement and will be able to respond to appropriate questions.

        Your ratification of the appointment of PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP as the Company's independent registered public accountants for the fiscal year ending December 31, 2018 does not preclude the Board of Directors from terminating its engagement of PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP and retaining a new independent registered public accounting firm if it determines that such an action would be in the best interests of the Company. If the Company elects to retain a new independent registered public accounting firm, such independent registered public accountants will be another "Big 4" accounting firm.

        The Company was billed for professional services rendered in 2017 by PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, the details of which are disclosed below.

Pre-Approval Policies and Procedures

        Pursuant to its charter, the Audit Committee has the sole authority to appoint or replace the Company's independent registered public accountants (subject, if applicable, to stockholder ratification). The Audit Committee is directly responsible for the compensation and oversight of the work of the Company's independent registered public accountants (including resolution of disagreements between management and the Company's independent registered public accountants regarding financial reporting) for the purpose of preparing or issuing an audit report or related work. The Company's independent registered public accountants are engaged by, and report directly to, the Audit Committee.

        The Audit Committee pre-approves all auditing services and permitted non-audit services (including the fees and terms thereof) to be performed for the Company by its independent registered public accountants, subject to the de minimis exceptions for non-audit services described in Section 10A(i)(1)(B) of the Exchange Act and SEC Rule 2-01(c)(7)(i)(C) of Regulation S-X, all of which are approved by the Audit Committee prior to the completion of the audit. In the event

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pre-approval for such auditing services and permitted non-audit services cannot be obtained as a result of inherent time constraints in the matter for which such services are required, the Chairman of the Audit Committee has been granted the authority to pre-approve such services, provided that the estimated cost of such services on each such occasion does not exceed $125,000, and the Chairman of the Audit Committee reports for ratification such pre-approval to the Audit Committee at its next scheduled meeting. The Audit Committee has complied with the procedures set forth above, and has otherwise complied with the provisions of its charter.

Audit Fees

        The aggregate fees and expenses incurred by the Company and its consolidated subsidiaries for fiscal years ended December 31, 2017 and 2016 for professional services rendered by PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP in connection with (i) the audit of the Company's annual financial statements; (ii) the review of the financial statements included in the Company's Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q for the quarters ended March 31, June 30, and September 30; (iii) a consent issued in connection with a registration statement; and (iv) services provided in connection with statutory and regulatory filings or engagements, including attestation services required by Section 404 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002, were $1,660,000 and $1,414,390, respectively.

Audit-Related Fees

        The aggregate audit related fees and expenses incurred for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2017 for assurance and related services rendered by PricewaterhouseCoopers related to Roseland Residential Trust were $371,000. For the fiscal year ended December 31, 2016, the Company did not incur any audit-related fees by PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP.

Tax Fees

        The aggregate fees incurred by the Company for fiscal years ended December 31, 2017 and 2016 for professional services rendered by PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP for tax compliance, tax advice and tax planning were $224,500 and $218,000, respectively. These services consisted of reviewing the Company's tax returns.

All Other Fees

        There were no fees or expenses incurred by the Company for fiscal years ended December 31, 2017 and 2016 for other services rendered by PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP.

Vote Required and Board of Directors' Recommendation

        Assuming a quorum is present, the affirmative vote of a majority of the votes cast at the Annual Meeting, either in person or by proxy, is required for approval of this proposal. Abstentions and broker non-votes will have no effect on the outcome of this proposal.

        THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS RECOMMENDS A VOTE FOR RATIFICATION OF THE APPOINTMENT OF PRICEWATERHOUSECOOPERS LLP AS THE COMPANY'S INDEPENDENT REGISTERED PUBLIC ACCOUNTING FIRM FOR THE FISCAL YEAR ENDING DECEMBER 31, 2017.


SUBMISSION OF STOCKHOLDER PROPOSALS

        The Company intends to hold its 2019 annual meeting of stockholders on or about June 12, 2019. To be considered for inclusion in the Company's notice of annual meeting and proxy statement for, and for presentation at, the annual meeting of the Company's stockholders to be held in 2019, a

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stockholder proposal must be received by Gary T. Wagner, General Counsel and Secretary, Mack-Cali Realty Corporation, Harborside 3, 210 Hudson Street, Ste. 400, Jersey City, New Jersey 07311, no later than January 3, 2019, and must otherwise comply with applicable rules and regulations of the SEC, including Rule 14a-8 of Regulation 14A under the Exchange Act.

        The Company's Bylaws require advance notice of any proposal by a stockholder intended to be presented at an annual meeting that is not included in the Company's notice of annual meeting and proxy statement because it was not timely submitted under the preceding paragraph, or made by or at the direction of any member of the Board of Directors, including any proposal for the nomination for election as a director. To be considered for such presentation at the annual meeting of the Company's stockholders to be held on or about June 12, 2019, any such stockholder proposal must be received by Gary T. Wagner, General Counsel and Secretary, Mack-Cali Realty Corporation, no earlier than February 13, 2019 and no later than March 15, 2019, and discretionary authority may be used if untimely submitted.


ANNUAL REPORT ON FORM 10-K

        The Company will furnish without charge to each person whose proxy is being solicited, upon the written request of any such person, a copy of the Company's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2017, as filed with the SEC, including the financial statements and schedules thereto. Requests for copies of such Annual Report on Form 10-K should be directed to Gary T. Wagner, General Counsel and Secretary, Mack-Cali Realty Corporation, Harborside 3, 210 Hudson Street, Ste. 400, Jersey City, New Jersey 07311.


OTHER MATTERS

        The Board of Directors knows of no other business which will be presented at the Annual Meeting. If any other business is properly brought before the Annual Meeting, it is intended that proxies authorized pursuant to this Proxy Statement will be voted in respect thereof and in accordance with the judgments of the persons voting the proxies.

        It is important that the proxies be returned promptly and that your shares be represented. Stockholders are urged to mark, date, execute and promptly return the accompanying proxy card in the enclosed envelope or to promptly authorize a proxy to vote your shares by internet or telephone in accordance with the instructions on the accompanying proxy card.

  By Order of the Board of Directors,

 

 

GRAPHIC

 

Gary T. Wagner
General Counsel and Secretary

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. q IF YOU HAVE NOT VOTED VIA THE INTERNET OR TELEPHONE, FOLD ALONG THE PERFORATION, DETACH AND RETURN THE BOTTOM PORTION IN THE ENCLOSED ENVELOPE. q Proxy — MACK-CALI REALTY CORPORATION + THIS PROXY IS SOLICITED BY THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS The undersigned hereby appoint(s) Michael J. DeMarco, David Smetana and Gary T. Wagner or any of them, lawful attorneys and proxies of the undersigned, with full power of substitution, for and in the name, place and stead of the undersigned to attend the Annual Meeting of Stockholders (the “Annual Meeting”) of Mack-Cali Realty Corporation (the “Company”) to be held at Harborside 3, 210 Hudson Street, 7th Floor, Jersey City, New Jersey 07311, on Wednesday, June 13, 2018, at 12:00 p.m., local time, and any adjournment(s) or postponement(s) thereof, with all powers the undersigned would possess if personally present, and to vote the number of shares the undersigned would be entitled to vote if personally present. The undersigned hereby acknowledges receipt of the Notice of Annual Meeting and the related Proxy Statement dated May 2, 2018. This proxy when properly executed will be voted in the manner directed herein by the undersigned stockholder. If no direction is made, this proxy will be voted for proposal numbers 1, 2 and 3. If any other matters should properly come before the Annual Meeting or any adjournment or postponement thereof this proxy will be voted in the discretion of the proxy holders. Any prior proxies are hereby revoked. IMPORTANT NOTICE REGARDING THE AVAILABILITY OF PROXY MATERIALS FOR THE ANNUAL MEETING OF STOCKHOLDERS TO BE HELD ON June 13, 2018: Our Proxy Statement, the Notice of Annual Meeting of Stockholders and Our Annual Report to Stockholders are available at http://www.mack-cali.com/investors/company-filings-reports/ PLEASE VOTE, DATE AND SIGN THIS PROXY ON THE OTHER SIDE AND RETURN PROMPTLY IN THE ENCLOSED ENVELOPE. Non-Voting Items Change of Address — Please print new address below. Comments — Please print your comments below. + IF VOTING BY MAIL, YOU MUST COMPLETE SECTIONS A - C ON BOTH SIDES OF THIS CARD. C

 



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PROPOSAL NO. 1 ELECTION OF DIRECTORS
DIRECTORS AND EXECUTIVE OFFICERS
COMPENSATION DISCUSSION AND ANALYSIS
EXECUTIVE COMPENSATION
Summary Compensation Table
Grants of Plan-Based Awards
Outstanding Equity Awards At Fiscal Year-End
Pension Benefits
Non-Qualified Deferred Compensation
Potential Payments Upon Termination or Change In Control
CEO Pay Ratio
Equity Compensation Plan Information
COMPENSATION OF DIRECTORS
2017 Director Compensation
PROPOSAL NO. 2 NON-BINDING ADVISORY VOTE ON EXECUTIVE COMPENSATION
PROPOSAL NO. 3 RATIFICATION OF APPOINTMENT OF INDEPENDENT REGISTERED PUBLIC ACCOUNTING FIRM
SUBMISSION OF STOCKHOLDER PROPOSALS
ANNUAL REPORT ON FORM 10-K
OTHER MATTERS
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