Arthur F. Anton joins Forest City Board of Directors

Oct 01, 2010, 08:00 ET from Forest City Enterprises, Inc.

CLEVELAND, Oct. 1 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Forest City Enterprises, Inc. (NYSE: FCEA and FCEB) today announced that Arthur F. Anton, president and chief executive officer of Swagelok Company, has accepted an appointment to Forest City's board of directors, effective October 1.  Anton will stand for election at the company's next annual meeting of shareholders in June 2011.

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"We are very pleased to have Art on our board," said Charles A. Ratner, Forest City president and chief executive officer. "His leadership experience, both as a chief executive and chief financial officer, and his deep understanding of corporate strategy, combined with an impressive financial mind, will make him a tremendous asset to Forest City and to the board."

Swagelok is a major developer and provider of fluid system solutions  including products, assemblies, and services for the research, instrumentation, pharmaceutical, oil and gas, power, petrochemical, alternative fuels, and semiconductor industries. The privately-held company has revenues of approximately $1.3 billion and is based in Solon, Ohio.

Anton joined Swagelok as chief financial officer in 1998, was named executive vice president in 2000 and president and chief operating officer in 2001. He was named chief executive officer in 2003.

Previously, Anton was a partner at the accounting and consulting firm of Ernst & Young. During his 20 years with the firm, he consulted with companies in manufacturing, energy, service and other industries.

Anton received a Bachelor of Science degree in economics and accounting from Brooklyn College, part of the City University of New York system, and a master's degree in finance from Case Western Reserve University. He is also a board member of University Hospitals of Cleveland, The Sherwin-Williams Company, Olympic Steel, and MAGNET.

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Forest City Enterprises, Inc. is an NYSE-listed national real estate company with $11.8 billion in total assets. The Company is principally engaged in the ownership, development, management and acquisition of commercial and residential real estate and land throughout the United States. For more information, visit  

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