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Simon Property Group

Simon Property Group (NYSE: SPG) is a self-administered and self-managed real estate investment trust or REIT, engaged primarily in the ownership, development, and management of retail real estate, primarily regional malls, Premium Outlet® centers and community/lifestyle centers.

Company Description

Simon Property Group, Inc. is a Delaware corporation that operates as a self-administered and self-managed real estate investment trust, or REIT, under the Internal Revenue Code. Simon Property Group, L.P., or the Operating Partnership, is SPG's majority-owned partnership subsidiary that owns all of SPG's real estate properties.

SPG owns, develops and manages retail real estate properties, which consist primarily of regional malls, Premium Outlet® centers, The Mills®, and community/lifestyle centers. As of March 31, 2009, SPG owned or held an interest in 324 income-producing properties in the United States, which consisted of 163 regional malls, 40 Premium Outlet centers, 70 community/lifestyle centers, 36 properties acquired in the 2007 acquisition of The Mills Corporation, or the Mills acquisition, and 15 other shopping centers or outlet centers in 41 states and Puerto Rico. Of the 36 properties acquired in the Mills portfolio, 16 of these properties are The Mills, 16 are regional malls, and four are community centers. SPG also owns interests in four parcels of land held in the United States for future development. In the United States, SPG has one new property currently under development aggregating approximately 400,000 square feet which will open during 2009. Internationally as of March 31, 2009, SPG had ownership interests in 52 European shopping centers (France, Italy and Poland); seven Premium Outlet centers in Japan; one Premium Outlet center in Mexico; one Premium Outlet center in South Korea; and one shopping center in China. Also, through joint venture arrangements SPG has ownership interest in the following properties under development internationally: a 24% interest in two shopping centers in Italy, a 40% interest in a Premium Outlet Center in Japan, and a 32.5% interest in three additional shopping centers under construction in China.

Source: Simon Property Group, Inc. May 1st, 2009 10Q.

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