INDIANAPOLIS, June 24, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Simon (NYSE: SPG), a global leader in retail real estate, is pleased to announce that, through continued efforts to increase shopper safety in the face of severe weather, all of its 209 Regional Malls, The Mills and Premium Outlets locations have been awarded the designations of being "StormReady®" and "Weather-Ready Nation Ambassadors™" by National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's (NOAA) National Weather Service.
The designations recognize the properties for their preparedness to handle all types of severe and potentially life-threatening weather situations through communications infrastructures, community outreach and hazardous weather training.
"We are grateful to the National Weather Service for providing us with this distinction," said Tim Earnest, Executive Vice President of Mall Management for Simon Malls. "Our malls, The Mills and Premium Outlets play key roles in their surrounding communities, and the safety and security of area residents and visitors is of utmost importance. Leading by example, our hope is that other organizations that serve as community gathering places will follow suit."
"Simon Property Group proactively shares NOAA's vision of building a Weather-Ready Nation," said Chris Maier, national warning coordination meteorologist of NOAA's National Weather Service. "We welcome Simon as a StormReady and Weather-Ready Nation Ambassador partner. Their comprehensive emergency management and security program helps their tenants and patrons stay ready, responsive and resilient to extreme weather events."
The National Weather Service's StormReady program is a partnership with emergency management that helps reduce risk and increases community resilience to hazards. For more information, please visit www.stormready.noaa.gov.
Simon is a global leader in retail real estate ownership, management and development and an S&P100 company (Simon Property Group, NYSE: SPG). Our industry-leading retail properties and investments across North America, Europe and Asia provide shopping experiences for millions of consumers every day and generate billions in annual sales. For more information, visit simon.com.
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