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During May, select Mills® properties will introduce newly rebranded EXPRESS Factory Outlet locations. The addition of this retail concept at The Mills, leading outlet and value retail shopping destinations throughout the U.S., will complement the already popular retail mix at each property, which features an enviable roster of world-renown outlets, value retailers and in some cases full-price stores all under one roof.

Recognizing the opportunity to capitalize on the ever-growing outlet business and capture a new customer base, EXPRESS plans to open approximately 30 Factory Outlet stores throughout the country. Select Mills properties scheduled to open EXPRESS Factory Outlet locations include Arundel Mills (Baltimore), Colorado Mills (Denver), Gurnee Mills (Chicago), Grapevine Mills (Dallas)*, Great Mall (San Francisco), Ontario Mills (Los Angeles), Opry Mills (Nashville), Potomac Mills (Washington, DC) and Sawgrass Mills (Ft. Lauderdale/Miami).

“We are excited to welcome the new brand venture of EXPRESS Factory Outlet to our coveted retail line-up at select properties across the country,” said Kelly Mikesell, vice president of marketing for The Mills. “EXPRESS Factory Outlet will meet our value proposition, joining a host of other popular brands which fulfill shopper demand for quality merchandise for less.”

As an internationally-recognized brand known for its affordable, cutting-edge specialty fashion trends, EXPRESS Factory Outlet will offer men and women a popular variety of stylish clothing and accessories at great prices. Savvy shoppers will take advantage of unbeatable deals on chic business wear and the hottest casual attire for day and night. The factory outlet concept supports the retailer’s growth strategy of becoming more accessible to the twenty-something, fashion-conscious, yet price-sensitive customer.

“We are particularly excited about our outlet business, which represents a new direction for EXPRESS,” said Michael Weiss, the chairman and chief executive officer of EXPRESS. “We are extremely optimistic about this extension of our business and are confident that shoppers will embrace the opportunity to obtain our unique brand of fashion at great value.”

The Mills properties have tremendous appeal as leading retail destinations featuring an unmatched mix of stores and offering up to 70% off everyday prices. Classic and trendy apparel, footwear, sporting goods, electronics and more can be found at popular retailers such as Banana Republic Factory Store, Calvin Klein, The Children’s Place Outlet, Coach Factory Store, Cole Haan Company Store, Gap Outlet, Guess Factory Store, J.Crew Factory, LOFT Outlet, Michael Kors Outlet, Neiman Marcus Last Call, Nike Factory Store, Old Navy Outlet and Saks Fifth Avenue OFF 5TH.

To find The Mills property nearest you and for a complete list of retailers, visit www.simon.com.

*EXPRESS Factory Outlet opening at Grapevine Mills is a new location.

EXPRESS Factory Outlet will open at select Mills properties, recognized as leading outlet and value retail shopping destinations throughout the U.S.

About The Mills, A Simon Company
The Mills®, one of Simon Property Group’s five real estate platforms, offers a unique brand of shopping with a mix of popular name brand outlets, value retailers and full-price stores, plus family-oriented dining and entertainment concepts. The Mills are well-located in major metropolitan markets and many are recognized as leading tourism destinations. Notable properties include Arundel Mills (Baltimore), Gurnee Mills (Chicago), Grapevine Mills (Dallas), Ontario Mills (Los Angeles), Opry Mills (Nashville), Potomac Mills (Washington, DC) and Sawgrass Mills (Ft. Lauderdale/Miami).

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, Asia and Europe comprising approximately 243 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.

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