Simon Hires Former Angie's List Exec

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Indianapolis-based Simon Property Group Inc. (NYSE: SPG) has named Tom Ward vice president of investor relations. He previously served in a similar role at Angie's List Inc. (NASDAQ: ANGI) and Brightpoint Inc. Ward is a graduate of Indiana University. February 28, 2014

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INDIANAPOLIS, Feb. 28, 2014 -- Simon Property Group, Inc. (NYSE: SPG), a global leader in retail real estate, announced today that Tom Ward has been named Vice President, Investor Relations. Ward will lead the investor relations team and report to Liz Zale, Senior Vice President of corporate affairs.

Ward previously served as Vice President of investor relations for Angie's List, a consumer advocacy company with more than two million members, and also held the same role at Brightpoint Inc., a Fortune 500 company and global leader in device lifecycle services to the wireless and high-tech industries. Earlier in his career, Ward held investor relations roles with Sabre Holdings Corporation, La Quinta Corporation and i2 Technologies.

Ward received both his B.S. in Finance and his MBA in Finance from Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana.

"Tom comes to Simon Property Group with a breadth of experience working in investor relations for major corporations and we look forward to having him continue his track record of success," said Steve Sterrett, Chief Financial Officer of Simon Property Group.

"We're excited to add Tom to the Simon team, and are confident that the investment community will benefit from his unique perspective representing companies from real estate and hospitality to technology," said Liz Zale, Senior Vice President of corporate affairs.

About Simon Property Group

Simon Property Group, Inc. (NYSE: SPG) is an S&P 100 company and a global leader in the retail real estate industry. The Company currently owns or has an interest in more than 325 retail real estate properties in North America, Asia and Europe comprising approximately 243 million square feet. We are headquartered in Indianapolis, Indiana and employ approximately 5,500 people in the U.S. For more information, visit simon.com. Source: Simon Property Group INc.