Melvin Simon & Associates, Inc. to Sell Stock in Connection With Will and Trust Settlement

  Melvin Simon & Associates, Inc. to Sell Stock in Connection With Will and
                               Trust Settlement

PR Newswire

INDIANAPOLIS, Dec. 12, 2012

INDIANAPOLIS, Dec. 12, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --Melvin Simon & Associates, Inc.
("MSA") confirmed today that Bren Simon, Deborah Simon and Theodore R. Boehm,
in his capacity as Successor Trustee of the Melvin Simon Family Enterprises
Trust and Personal Representative of the Estate of Melvin Simon, have reached
an agreement to settle all litigation relating to the will and trust of the
late Melvin Simon.

In connection with that settlement, MSA has agreed to sell 3.0 million shares
of common stock of Simon Property Group, Inc. owned by MSA. The net proceeds
from the sale of that stock will be distributed to MSA's shareholders, the
Melvin Simon Family Enterprises Trust and the Herbert Simon Revocable Trust.

Following the sale of these shares, members of the MSA group, consisting of
MSA, the Melvin Simon Family Enterprises Trust, Herbert Simon, David Simon and
various entities and trusts controlled by them, will continue to collectively
own, directly or indirectly, 26,451,178 shares and units of Simon Property
Group. No further sales of Simon Property Group shares are required to effect
the settlement of the litigation, and representatives of the MSA group have
confirmed that there is no current intention to sell any of the MSA group's
remaining holdings in Simon Property Group.

SOURCE Melvin Simon & Associates, Inc.

Contact: James A. Strain, Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP, +1-317-713-3500
 
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