Mall Selects New GM

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University Park Mall in Mishawaka has named Ryan Ginty general manager. The center, which is owned by Indianapolis-based Simon Property Group Inc. (NYSE:SPG) is currently undergoing a multi-million dollar renovation. February 14, 2013

News Release

MISHAWAKA, Ind. - Simon Property Group, the world's largest retail real estate company, and University Park Mall are proud to announce the recent hire of Ryan Ginty as the mall’s new general manager. In this role, Ginty will be responsible for managing all day-to-day operations, leasing, maintenance, business development, budgeting, and monthly analysis/reporting, along with maintaining community, tenant, and public relations.

Ginty has nearly five years of management experience with Simon Property Group, and most recently served as the General Manager at Southern Hills Mall in Sioux City, Iowa. Simon Property Group acquired the shopping center shortly before Ginty joined the team, and he was integral in leading that transition. Prior to taking his position at Southern Hills Mall, Ginty served as mall manager at Paddock Mall and Gaitway Plaza in Ocala, Florida.

"Ryan is a very talented individual with several years of successful leadership experience," said Audrie Thompson, regional vice president of Simon Property Group. "He has extensive knowledge of our industry, plus the drive and energy necessary to run such an important property in our portfolio."

University Park recently announced that the center will undergo an extensive renovation this year, which will include new flooring, light fixtures, color scheme, and a redesigned Dining Pavilion, which will seat 546 guests. In addition, all restrooms will be updated, and family restrooms and nursing rooms will be added.

"This is a period of exciting growth and change at University Park, and I am thrilled to be a part of the team here," said Ginty, a native Hoosier who graduated from Indiana University. "I am looking forward to working with the staff, getting to know our retailers and shoppers, and engaging myself with the community."

For information on University Park Mall, visit www.facebook.com/UniversityParkMall.

Simon Property Group

Simon Property Group, Inc. (NYSE:SPG) is an S&P 100 company and the largest real estate company in the world. The Company currently owns or has an interest in 325 retail real estate properties in North America and Asia comprising 242 million square feet. We are headquartered in Indianapolis, Indiana and employ approximately 5,500 people in the U.S. For more information, visit the Simon Property Group website at www.simon.com

Source: Simon Property Group Inc.