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Simon Property Group Honored For Leadership And Transparency On Sustainable Practices



 Simon Property Group Honored For Leadership And Transparency On Sustainable
                                  Practices

- Included in 2013 CDP Global 500 Climate Disclosure Leadership Index and
recognized as North American leader in retail by The Global Real Estate
Sustainability Benchmark -

PR Newswire

INDIANAPOLIS, Sept. 25, 2013

INDIANAPOLIS, Sept. 25, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Simon Property Group, Inc. (NYSE:
SPG), a global leader in retail real estate, today announced two significant
achievements recognizing its ongoing leadership and commitment to
sustainability and energy conservation.

Simon Property Group has been named to the 2013 CDP Global 500 Climate
Disclosure Leadership Index (CDLI). This annual index highlights FTSE Global
500 companies that demonstrate leadership through disclosure of information
regarding climate change and score within the top 10% of the five hundred
companies assessed.

This is the third time Simon Property Group has been awarded the CDLI
distinction due to its top score on disclosure of green house gas emissions
and energy use, and SPG is the only real estate company included in 2013.
Simon Property Group has also been named to the S&P 500 Climate Disclosure
Leadership Index five times.

In addition, Simon Property Group was recognized as the leading retail estate
company in North America for its sustainability practices by The Global Real
Estate Sustainability Benchmark (GRESB), and ranked #1 among fifteen U.S.
retail real estate peers in its recently released 2013 Report.

The GRESB report is based on sustainability data gathered from 543 property
companies and funds, providing aggregate information on 49,000 properties
across the globe. The GRESB Report demonstrates a clear upward trend in
sustainability performance of the global real estate industry, and SPG
continues to lead the North American retail real estate sector in these
efforts.

"As the largest public retail real estate owner in the world, we recognize the
positive economic impact and social benefits of reducing energy consumption
and increasing efficiency," said David Simon, Chairman and CEO of Simon
Property Group. "We believe a transparent approach to measuring and reducing
climate impact is critical to our business strategy, creates more
opportunities for collaboration with our retailers and other tenant partners,
and aligns with our commitment to responsible citizenship."

For more than a decade, Simon Property Group has been committed to
incorporating sustainable practices into the management of our global property
portfolio. Key components of our approach include initiatives to measure and
reduce overall energy consumption, water consumption and greenhouse gas
emissions, and the availability of recycling at 100% of our properties. We
also enable consumers to participate in sustainable practices, including the
use of one hundred electric vehicle (EV) charging stations at our U.S.
properties.

About Simon Property Group:
Simon Property Group, Inc. (NYSE: SPG) is an S&P 100 company and a global
leader in the retail real estate industry.  The Company currently owns or has
an interest in more than 325 retail real estate properties in North America
and Asia comprising approximately 241 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.

About CDP and GRESB:
CDP, formerly known as the Carbon Disclosure Project, is an international,
not-for-profit organization providing the only global system for companies and
cities to measure, disclose, manage and share vital environmental
information.  www.cdp.net

GRESB's mission is to enhance and protect shareholder value by evaluating and
improving sustainability best practices in the global real estate sector.
www.gresb.com

 

SOURCE Simon Property Group, Inc.

Website: http://www.simon.com
Contact: Les Morris, Simon Property Group, (317) 263-7711, lmorris@simon.com
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