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Simon Property Group Appoints Stephen Welch as Mall Manager of Anchorage Fifth Avenue Mall

ANCHORAGE, AK – Simon Property Group, Inc. (NYSE:SPG) is pleased to announce that Stephen Welch has been named Mall Manager at Anchorage Fifth Avenue Mall in Anchorage, Alaska.

In his new role, Welch will be accountable for long-term and temporary leasing, negotiation of contracts, staff supervision, office management, budgeting and monthly financial analysis, security and daily operations.  Additionally, he is accountable for the development and implementation of mall marketing programs, sales analysis, corporate and tenant communication and community relations.

"Stephen is a proven performer with a great management track record," said Kelly Hartsell, Regional Vice President for the West Region. "We look forward to his drive, energy, and enthusiasm benefiting Anchorage Fifth Avenue Mall.”

No stranger to the Simon family, Welch most recently served as the Mall Manager at Gulf View Square in Port Richey, Florida.  Prior to that, he began his career with Simon in 2009 at Greenwood Park Mall and then moved on to Lake Square Mall, Lenox Square, Anderson Mall and finally landed at Gulf View Square.  During his time at these different malls, he was successfully involved with leasing efforts, capital projects and participated in multiple signature events held at the properties.  In these positions, he was also able to experience all facets of property management in large volume, high traffic shopping centers. 

Throughout his career Welch has been strongly dedicated to serving our country.  He served as an infantryman for six years, while also pursuing an education at the Kelley School of Business at Indiana University Purdue University of Indianapolis.  He served in the Army National Guard as a cadet and team leader in an infantry unit, where he earned an airborne paratrooper badge.  He looks forward to serving the Anchorage community. 

About 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 337 retail real estate properties in North America and Asia comprising 244 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.

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