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Simon Property Group Announces Closing on Issuance of $1.25 Billion of Senior Notes

INDIANAPOLIS, Dec. 12 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Simon Property Group, Inc. (the "Company") (NYSE: SPG) announced today the closing of an offering of $1.25 billion of senior notes by its operating partnership subsidiary, Simon Property Group, L.P. (the "Operating Partnership"). The offering consisted of $600 million of 5.00% notes due 2012 and $650 million of 5.25% notes due 2016. The Operating Partnership intends to use the proceeds to pay off the $660 million U.S. dollar balance of its $3 billion unsecured credit facility and the remainder will be available for general working capital purposes.

This press release shall not constitute an offer to sell or a solicitation of an offer to buy any security and shall not constitute an offer, solicitation or sale of any securities in any jurisdiction where such an offering would be unlawful.

About Simon

Simon Property Group, Inc., an S&P 500 company headquartered in Indianapolis, Indiana, is a real estate investment trust engaged in the ownership, development and management of retail real estate, primarily regional malls, Premium Outlet Centers(R) and community/lifestyle centers. The Company's current total market capitalization is approximately $48 billion. Through its subsidiary partnership, it currently owns or has an interest in 286 properties in the United States containing an aggregate of 201 million square feet of gross leasable area in 38 states plus Puerto Rico. Simon also owns interests in 53 European shopping centers in France, Italy, and Poland; 5 Premium Outlet Centers in Japan; and one Premium Outlet Center in Mexico. Additional Simon Property Group information is available at . Simon Property Group, Inc. is publicly traded on the NYSE under the symbol SPG.

SOURCE Simon Property Group, Inc.
CONTACT: Investors: Shelly Doran, +1-317-685-7330; or Media: Les Morris, +1-317-263-7711, both of Simon Property Group, Inc./