Simon Property Group, Inc. (ticker: SPG, exchange: New York Stock Exchange (.N))
News Release -
Simon Property Group Announces Approval of SPG Properties, Inc. Merger
INDIANAPOLIS, June 28 /PRNewswire/ -- Simon Property Group, Inc. ("Simon")
(NYSE: SPG) today announced that the merger of SPG Properties, Inc.
("Properties") with and into Simon Property Group, Inc. was approved by the
shareholders of Properties. The merger will be effective July 1, 2001.
The purpose of the merger is to streamline the Simon Property Group
structure by eliminating Properties as a separate subsidiary of Simon. Under
the terms of the merger agreement, each share of the two outstanding series of
Properties' preferred stock will be converted into shares of one of two newly
established series of Simon preferred stock with identical powers,
designations, preferences and rights.
Each share of Properties 8 3/4% Series B Cumulative Redeemable Preferred
Stock (NYSE: SGVPrB) will be converted into one share of Simon Property Group,
Inc. 8 3/4% Series F Cumulative Redeemable Preferred Stock (NYSE: SPGPrF).
Each share of Properties 7.89% Series C Cumulative Step-Up Premium Rate
Preferred Stock (not listed) will be converted into one share of Simon
Property Group, Inc. 7.89% Series G Cumulative Step-Up Premium Rate Preferred
Stock (SPGPrG). The newly established series of Simon preferred stock will
commence trading on the New York Stock Exchange on Monday, July 2, 2001.
Simon Property Group, Inc., headquartered in Indianapolis, Indiana, is a
self-administered and self-managed real estate investment trust which, through
its subsidiary partnerships, is engaged in the ownership, development,
management, leasing, acquisition and expansion of income-producing properties,
primarily regional malls and community shopping centers. It currently owns or
has an interest in 250 properties containing an aggregate of 185 million
square feet of gross leasable area in 36 states and five assets in Europe.
Together with its affiliated management company, Simon owns or manages
approximately 190 million square feet of gross leasable area in retail and
mixed-use properties. Shares of Simon Property Group, Inc. are paired with
beneficial interests in shares of stock of SPG Realty Consultants, Inc.
Additional Simon Property Group information is available at www.shopsimon.com
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