Girl's Night Out at Independence Center this Thursday, September 12

Women from coast to coast can mark their calendars and get ready to experience some of their favorite things during a single evening of fabulous fun. Simon Property Group, Inc. (NYSE:SPG), a leading global retail real estate company, is once again making its shopping centers the place for ladies to be as Independence Center, Kansas City, Missouri’s leading shopping mall with more than 130 popular stores and restaurants, hosts its annual Girl’s Night Out event, presented by Diet Coke and The British Virgin Islands Tourist Board, on Thurs., Sept. 12, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Because women simply deserve a special night dedicated to them, Simon Malls are providing the perfect outlet for letting loose with friends.

“It’s important for women to celebrate one another and enjoy spending time on themselves,” said Steven McCracken, director of mall marketing and business development at Independence Center. “Independence Center’s Girl’s Night Out event will do just that as we welcome women of all ages for a fabulous evening of fashion, food, fun and shopping at their favorite Simon mall.”

Girl’s Night Out attendees will have the chance to take advantage of a variety of trendy tips, health advice and pampering offerings dedicated to women only, aiming to help them feel and look their best:

•Sunset Sips & Snacks – At sunset, hundreds of women will simultaneously toast each other with a sip of Diet Coke, marking their extraordinary achievements and multi-faceted lifestyle roles they represent. Additional hors d'oeuvres will be available, including Girl’s Night Out themed cupcakes for the first 250 attendees.
•Style, Beauty & Health Advice – With fall fashion on display, retailers will provide women an opportunity to save on several of the latest looks. Hair, make-up and massage teams from Mitsu Salon Hair Academy will be on hand to help attendees refresh and relax with pampering services and beauty tips. Centerpoint Medical Center staff will also be available to answer questions about pregnancy, childbirth and breastfeeding, fitness and sports-related injuries, breast cancer prevention and screening mammograms.
•Girls-Only Giveaways – The first 250 attendees will receive an exclusive gift bag packed with free beauty products, special offers and other surprises from participating retailers. Independence Center will also be giving away more than $1,500 in American Express®/Simon Giftcards throughout the evening every half hour beginning at 5:30 p.m. until 8 p.m.

Simon Malls and presenting Girl’s Night Out marketing partners are encouraging women to create even more moments for ladies-only activities beyond the main event. Attendees will have the chance to enter to win Simon Malls Ultimate Girls Night Out with Keith Urban, where one winner and a guest will attend a concert as part of the country music star’s Light The Fuse tour. Plus, attendees are invited to learn more about The British Virgin Islands and enter for a chance to win a trip to this Caribbean paradise beginning September 13.

“The British Virgin Islands is a destination for relaxation, rejuvenation and total enjoyment. That same positive atmosphere can be found at Simon Malls Girl’s Night Out,” said Ms. Perla George, General Manager of North America Marketing for the BVI Tourist Board. “With more private island resorts than any other Caribbean destination, as well as a plethora of idyllic settings and experiences perfect for girlfriend getaways, family vacations or romantic retreats, the BVI offers a Caribbean paradise just for you, whatever vacation experience you seek.”

Independence Center’s Girl’s Night Out event is free and open to women of all ages. For more information, please call (816) 795-8600 or visit www.simon.com/girls-night-out, www.simon.com/mall/independence-center, www.facebook.com/IndependenceCenter or www.twitter.com/IndependencMall.

About Independence Center Independence Center is Kansas City, Missouri’s leading shopping mall with more than 130 popular retail stores such as Macy’s, Dillard’s and Sears, Forever 21, Sephora, Coach, Express, Victoria’s Secret and Old Navy. Shoppers enjoy its open-air lifestyle component with more stores, as well as delicious eateries like Applebee’s and Noodles and Company, and the area’s largest indoor children’s play area with a full-size carousel. Independence Center is located at 18801 E. 39th Street South in Independence, Missouri. For additional information, please contact Independence Center at (816) 795-8600 or visit www.simon.com/mall/independence-center, www.facebook.com/IndependenceCenter or www.twitter.com/IndependencMall.

Simon Property Group Simon Property Group, Inc. (NYSE: SPG) is an S&P 100 company and a leader in the global retail real estate industry. The Company currently owns or has an interest in 326 retail real estate properties in North America and Asia comprising 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 Simon Brand Ventures Simon Brand Ventures (SBV), Simon's business-to-consumer arm, is pioneering the transformation of shopping centers into a medium where consumer brands can build relationships with Simon shoppers who make over 2.8 billion visits each year. Simon's vast franchise of market-leading shopping centers nationwide provides SBV the foundation to monetize the distribution system through numerous consumer ventures. SBV and its affiliates have engaged in a number of consumer business initiatives, including the Simon Visa Giftcard® and the American Express®/Simon Giftcard; launch of Simon platform programs such as Simon dTour Live® and Simon Kidgits Club®; a national media delivery channel including static, digital and experiential marketing and advertising vehicles; and multiple national and local marketing alliances with Coca-Cola and Visa U.S.A. among others.

About the British Virgin Islands The 60+ islands and cays of the British Virgin Islands provide authentic Caribbean culture matched with uncompromising hospitality and pristine natural beauty. Located 60 miles east of Puerto Rico and adjacent to the United States Virgin Islands (St. Thomas & St. John), the British Virgin Islands (BVI) offer a wide array of unforgettable vacation experiences. From magnificent accommodations and hassle-free hospitality to world-class sailing and diving to award-winning cuisine and spas, the BVI is the ultimate Caribbean destination. To learn more visit www.bvitourism.com or call toll-free 1-800-835-8530.

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