Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the

Securities Exchange Act of 1934


Date of Report (Date of Earliest Event Reported): January 9, 2013


  Trinity Place Holdings Inc.  
  (Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)  


Delaware    001-8546    22-2465228 
(State or other jurisdiction    (Commission    (I.R.S. Employer 
of incorporation)    File Number)    Identification No.) 


One Syms Way, Secaucus, New Jersey    07094 
(Address of principal executive offices)    (Zip Code) 
Registrant’s telephone number, including area code:    (201) 902-9600 



  Former name or former address, if changed since last report  


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ITEM 5.02 Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers


(c) On January 9, 2013, the Board of Directors of Trinity Place Holdings Inc. (the “Company”) elected Mark D. Ettenger, a director of the Company, to the office of Chairman of the Board effective January 12, 2013. In such capacity, Mr. Ettenger is now serving as the Company’s interim principal executive officer, pending the appointment of a permanent Chief Executive Officer.


Mr. Ettenger, 56, has been an independent consultant and private investor since 2006. He served from 2004-2006 as President of Mills Corporation (“Mills”), a publicly traded real estate investment trust. In this role, he chaired the Operating Committee of Mills among other responsibilities. Before joining Mills, Mr. Ettenger was a Managing Director in the Real Estate Department of Goldman, Sachs & Co. Mr. Ettenger holds an LLM in tax from New York University School of Law, a Juris Doctor from the University of Virginia School of Law and a Bachelor of Arts degree from Duke University.


Mr. Ettenger may receive additional compensation for his services as Chairman of the Board, and principal executive officer on an interim basis, as the Board and Mr. Ettenger shall mutually agree. As previously disclosed, the Company has engaged a search firm to conduct an executive search for a permanent Chief Executive Officer and other real estate professionals.


In addition, on January 13, 2013, director Andrew L. Sole resigned from the Board effective immediately.









Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the Registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned, hereunto duly authorized.


  Trinity Place Holdings Inc.  
  By:    /s/ Richard G. Pyontek  
      Name:  Richard G. Pyontek  
      Title:   Chief Financial Officer  


Dated:  January 15, 2013