Horizon Group Properties and CBL to Develop The Outlet Shoppes at Louisville

  Horizon Group Properties and CBL to Develop The Outlet Shoppes at Louisville

   Joint Venture Builds on the Tremendous Success of The Outlet Shoppes at
                          Atlanta and Oklahoma City

Business Wire

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. & NORTON SHORES, Mich. -- May 16, 2013

CBL & Associates Properties, Inc. (NYSE: CBL) and Horizon Group Properties,
Inc. (OTC: HGPI) today announced that it had formed a joint venture to develop
The Outlet Shoppes at Louisville in Simpsonville, Kentucky. Located on the
heavily traveled Interstate 64, the 370,000-square-foot project will be the
premier outlet destination for residents of Louisville, Lexington, Frankfort
and the surrounding area. It will be the only outlet center located in the
state of Kentucky. In addition to serving those communities, The Outlet
Shoppes at Louisville will provide tourists and conventioneers with a reason
to shop in the state.

Construction will begin in June, with the grand opening scheduled for late
summer 2014. Horizon and CBL are co-developing the project with Horizon
responsible for leasing and management.

The Outlet Shoppes at Louisville is currently more than 75% leased or
committed with must-have outlet retailers such as Coach, Banana Republic,
Brooks Brothers, Chico’s, Nike, Saks Fifth Avenue OFF 5TH ^ and more.

“We are pleased to once again partner with Horizon Group and are excited to
bring outlet center shopping to the state of Kentucky,” said Stephen Lebovitz,
CBL’s president and chief executive officer. “The Outlet Shoppes at Louisville
has been generating a positive buzz within the retail community with its
well-located site and prime access to this fast-growing market. We look
forward to its grand opening next year.”

“Louisville and Lexington are major tourist and retail markets, and we have a
terrific location to develop Kentucky’s premiere outlet center,” said Gary J.
Skoien, Horizon’s president and chief executive officer. “CBL is a fantastic
partner and we look forward to building on the success of The Outlet Shoppes
at Oklahoma City and The Outlet Shoppes at Atlanta, which involve similar
joint ventures with CBL.”

The Outlet Shoppes at Louisville will contribute significantly to the area's
local economy by creating new jobs and generating sales tax revenues. Once
complete, the center is estimated to create more than 1,000 jobs for the
community and generate more than $130 million in annual sales. This level of
sales will generate approximate $8 million of annual sales taxes to the state
of Kentucky.

About Horizon Group Properties, Inc.

Based in Norton Shores, Michigan with executive offices in Rosemont, Illinois,
Horizon Group Properties, Inc. is a leading owner and developer of factory
outlet shopping centers in the United States and Asia and is the developer of
a master planned community in suburban Chicago. For more information, please
visit www.horizongroup.com.

About CBL & Associates Properties, Inc.

CBL is one of the largest and most active owners and developers of malls and
shopping centers in the United States. CBL owns, holds interests in or manages
158 properties, including 96 regional malls/open-air centers. The properties
are located in 31 states and total 92.7 million square feet including 10.5
million square feet of non-owned shopping centers managed for third parties.
Headquartered in Chattanooga, TN, CBL has regional offices in Boston
(Waltham), MA, Dallas (Irving), TX, and St. Louis, MO. Additional information
can be found atcblproperties.com.

Information included herein contains "forward-looking statements" within the
meaning of the federal securities laws. Such statements are inherently subject
to risks and uncertainties, many of which cannot be predicted with accuracy
and some of which might not even be anticipated. Future events and actual
events, financial and otherwise, may differ materially from the events and
results discussed in the forward-looking statements. The reader is directed to
the Company's various filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission,
including without limitation the Company's Annual Report on Form 10-K and the
"Management's Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of
Operations" incorporated by reference therein, for a discussion of such risks
and uncertainties.


CBL & Associates Properties, Inc.
Katie Reinsmidt, 423-490-8301
Senior Vice President - Investor Relations and Corporate Investments
Horizon Group Properties, Inc.
Gina Slechta, 402-991-0875
Vice President – Marketing
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