December 13, 2012 The Honorable John Boehner Speaker United States House of Representatives H-232, The Capitol Washington

, D.C. 20515 The Honorable Mitch McConnell Republican Leader United States Senate S-230, The Capitol Washington, D.C. 20510 The Honorable Harry Reid Majority Leader United States Senate S-221, The Capitol Washington, D.C. 20510 The Honorable Nancy Pelosi Democratic Leader United States House of Representatives H-204, The Capitol Washington, D.C. 20515

Dear House Speaker Boehner, Senate Majority Leader Reid, Senate Republican Leader McConnell, and House Democratic Leader Pelosi, The tri-state New York metropolitan region includes the largest city economy in the world. This region is the most critical platform for American business and the largest contributor to federal tax revenues. It has been badly shaken by Super Storm Sandy, with extraordinary economic and physical damage that must be quickly recovered or we risk deeper, permanent losses. We urge you to support the emergency supplemental budget request submitted by the President without delay. We are fully cognizant of the fiscal challenges facing this country, but we believe that failure to expeditiously fund storm relief and recovery will severely weaken this region and worsen our nation’s overall fiscal condition. We urge you to quickly pass the $60 billion in supplemental emergency funding for the region. Thank you for your serious consideration of this most urgent request. Michael Akker, President & CEO, SBLI USA Mutual Life Insurance Company, Inc. Donald R. Allman, President & CEO, Titan Molly F. Ashby, Chief Executive Officer, Solera Capital LLC Ajay S. Banga, President & CEO, MasterCard Worldwide David Barger, President & CEO, JetBlue Airways Corporation Candace K. Beinecke, Chair, Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP Frank A. Bennack, Jr., Vice Chairman & CEO, Hearst Corporation Stephen Berger, Chairman, Odyssey Investment Partners, LLC William H. Berkman, Managing Partner, Associated Partners, LP Jeffrey L. Bewkes, Chairman & CEO, Time Warner Inc. Michael W. Blair, Presiding Partner, Debevoise & Plimpton LLP Jeff T. Blau, Chief Executive Officer, The Related Companies, L.P. Michael C. Bodson, President & CEO, The Depository Trust and Clearing Corporation

Letter to Congressional Leadership December 13, 2012 Page 2 of 4

Glenn A. Britt, Chairman & CEO, Time Warner Cable Inc. Marianne C. Brown, President & CEO, Omgeo, LLC Tory Burch, Chief Executive Officer, Tory Burch LLC Kevin Burke, Chairman, President & CEO, Con Edison Steve Burke, President & CEO, NBCUniversal LLC Ursula M. Burns, President & CEO, Xerox Corporation Michael A. Carpenter, Chief Executive Officer, Ally Financial Inc. Gregory C. Case, Chief Executive Officer, Aon Corporation Kenneth I. Chenault, Chairman & CEO, American Express Company H. Rodgin Cohen, Senior Chairman, Sullivan & Cromwell LLP Cristóbal Conde, Executive Chairman, True Office Creighton Condon, Senior Partner, Shearman & Sterling Stephen J. Dannhauser, Chairman, Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP Philippe P. Dauman, President and CEO, Viacom Inc. Anthony J. De Nicola, Co-President, Welsh, Carson, Anderson & Stowe Barry Diller, Chairman & Senior Executive, IAC Daniel L. Doctoroff, President & CEO, Bloomberg L.P. Douglas A. Donahue, Managing Partner, Brown Brothers Harriman & Co. Richard W. Edelman, President & CEO, Edelman Joel S. Ehrenkranz, Senior Partner, Ehrenkranz & Ehrenkranz LLP Joseph R. Ficalora, President & CEO, New York Community Bancorp, Inc. Laurence D. Fink, Chairman & CEO, BlackRock, Inc. Winston C. Fisher, Partner, Fisher Brothers Alan H. Fishman, Chairman, Ladder Capital Finance LLC Russell P. Fradin, Chief Executive Officer, SunGard Paul Fribourg, Chairman & CEO, Continental Grain Company Eric J. Friedman, Managing Partner, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP Mark T. Gallogly, Managing Principal, Centerbridge Partners William F. Glavin Jr., Chief Executive Officer, OppenheimerFunds, Inc. James P. Gorman, Chairman & CEO, Morgan Stanley Barry M. Gosin, Chief Executive Officer, Newmark Grubb Knight Frank Jerry Gottesman, Chairman, Edison Properties, LLC Jonathan N. Grayer, President & CEO, Weld North LLC Kevin R. Hackett, President & CEO, Rockefeller Group International, Inc. Gerald L. Hassell, Chairman, President & CEO, BNY Mellon Susan L. Hayes, President & CEO, Cauldwell Wingate Company John B. Hess, Chairman & CEO, Hess Corporation Marc Holliday, President & CEO, SL Green Realty Corp. Steve Holliday, Chief Executive Officer, National Grid Brian T. Horey, President, Aurelian Management Stephen R. Howe, Jr., Americas Area Managing Partner, Ernst & Young LLP Mel M. Immergut, Chairman, Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy LLP Steven A. Kandarian, Chairman, President & CEO, MetLife, Inc. Brad S. Karp, Chair, Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP George S. Kaufman, Chairman, Kaufman Organization Anthony S. Kendall, Chief Executive Officer, Mitchell & Titus, LLP David P. Kirchhoff, President & CEO, Weight Watchers International, Inc. Klaus Kleinfeld, Chairman & CEO, Alcoa Inc.

Letter to Congressional Leadership December 13, 2012 Page 3 of 4

Henry R. Kravis, Co-Chairman & Co-CEO, Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. Jeremy M. Kroll, CEO & Co-Founder, K2 Intelligence, LLC Jules B. Kroll, Chairman and CEO, Kroll Bond Ratings, Inc. Kenneth G. Langone, President & CEO, Invemed Associates LLC William P. Lauder, Executive Chairman, The Estée Lauder Companies, Inc. Rochelle B. Lazarus, Chairman Emeritus, Ogilvy & Mather Worldwide Joseph M. Leccese, Chairman, Proskauer Rose LLP Richard S. LeFrak, Chairman & CEO, The LeFrak Organization Pamela Liebman, President & CEO, The Corcoran Group, Inc. Lisa Linden, Chief Executive Officer, Linden Alschuler & Kaplan, Inc. Martin Lipton, Senior Partner, Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz Leonard Litwin, President, Glenwood Management Corp. Terry J. Lundgren, Chairman, President & CEO, Macy's, Inc. Howard W. Lutnick, Chairman & CEO, Cantor Fitzgerald L.P. Bridget A. Macaskill, Chief Executive Officer, First Eagle Investment Management, LLC Peter L. Malkin, Senior Partner & Chairman, Malkin Holdings, LLC Anthony E. Mann, President & CEO, E-J Electric Installation Co. Joel S. Marcus, Chairman, CEO & Founder, Alexandria Real Estate Equities, Inc. Donald B. Marron, Chairman, Lightyear Capital Theodore Mathas, Chairman, President & CEO, New York Life Insurance Company Peter W. May, President and Founding Partner, Trian Partners Charles R. McCall, CEO, Astoria Energy II LLC and Astoria Energy LLC William L. McComb, Chief Executive Officer, Fifth & Pacific Companies, Inc. Raymond W. McDaniel, Jr., President & CEO, Moody's Investors Service Harold McGraw, III, Chairman, President & CEO, The McGraw-Hill Companies Edward J. Minskoff, President, Edward J. Minskoff Equities, Inc. Mitchell Modell, Chief Executive Officer, Modell's Sporting Goods Kenneth D. Moelis, Chief Executive Officer, Moelis & Company Holdings LP Thomas J. Moran, Chairman, President & CEO, Mutual of America Life Insurance Company Robert E. Moritz, Chairman & Senior Partner, PricewaterhouseCoopers, LLP Deanna M. Mulligan, President & CEO, Guardian Life Insurance Company of America Duncan L. Niederauer, Chief Executive Officer, NYSE Euronext Craig M. Overlander, Chief Executive Officer, Société Générale Americas Richard D. Parsons, Senior Advisor, Providence Equity Partners Charles E. Phillips, Jr., Chief Executive Officer, Infor Peter J. Powers, Chairman & CEO, Powers Global Strategies, LLC Deirdre Quinn, President, Lafayette 148 New York Hank J. Ratner, President & CEO, Madison Square Garden Scott H. Rechler, Chairman & CEO, RXR Realty LLC Thomas J. Reid, Managing Partner, Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP Andrew Rifkin, Managing Partner, DLJ Real Estate Capital Partners James D. Robinson, III, Co-Founder & General Partner, RRE Ventures Julio E. Rojas, Chief Executive Officer, Americas, Standard Chartered Bank Michael I. Roth, Chairman & CEO, Interpublic Group Steven Roth, Chairman, Vornado Realty Trust Howard J. Rubenstein, President, Rubenstein Associates, Inc. Steven Rubenstein, President, Rubenstein Communications, Inc. William C. Rudin, CEO and Vice Chairman, Rudin Management Company, Inc.

Letter to Congressional Leadership December 13, 2012 Page 4 of 4

Kevin P. Ryan, Founder and CEO, Gilt Groupe David A. Sabey, President, Sabey Corporation Howard L. Sanders, Managing Member, Auldbrass Partners Alan D. Schwartz, Executive Chairman, Guggenheim Partners, LLC Stephen A. Schwarzman, Chairman, CEO & Co-Founder, The Blackstone Group Dominick M. Servedio, Executive Chairman, STV Inc. Larry A. Silverstein, President & CEO, Silverstein Properties, Inc. Joseph J. Sitt, President & CEO, Thor Equities Inc. J. Eric Smith, President & CEO, Swiss Re America Peter J. Solomon, Chairman, Peter J. Solomon Company, L.P. Jerry I. Speyer, Chairman & Co-CEO, Tishman Speyer David Stern, Commissioner, National Basketball Association Mary Ann Tighe, Chief Executive Officer, NY Tri-State Region, CBRE, Inc. James S. Tisch, President & CEO, Loews Corporation Daniel R. Tishman, Vice Chairman, AECOM & Chairman & CEO, Tishman Construction Corporation George H. Walker, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Neuberger Berman Group LLC Charles Weinstein, Chief Executive Officer, EisnerAmper LLP Christopher J. Williams, Chairman & CEO, The Williams Capital Group, L.P. Robert Wolf, Chief Executive Officer, 32 Advisors, LLC Deborah C. Wright, Chairman & CEO, Carver Bancorp Inc. Kathryn S. Wylde, President & CEO, Partnership for New York City Mortimer B. Zuckerman, Chairman and Editor-in-Chief of US News & World Report, Chairman & Publisher of the New York Daily News

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