INDIANAPOLIS, April 26, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Simon Property Group, Inc. (NYSE: SPG), the world's leading retail real estate company, announced today that Liz Zale will become a senior vice president in the newly-created role overseeing corporate affairs and communications. Zale's responsibilities will include supervision of SPG's investor relations, public relations, corporate communications, and government relations functions. She will join SPG on May 1.
Zale served as senior vice president of investor relations for Nielsen Holdings NV, a leading global information and measurement company, since the company's IPO in 2011. Prior to Nielsen, Zale led investor relations at Moody's Corporation, the parent company of Moody's Investors Service, and was head of investor relations and corporate communications at DealerTrack. Earlier in her career, she held operational and consulting roles at IBM, Time Warner, and Houghton Mifflin Company.
Zale holds a B.A. in English literature from Middlebury College and a MBA from Columbia Business School. She was named to Institutional Investor's All-America Executive Team for best IR professional in 2012, and also nominated in 2011.
"Liz has the diverse executive background and experience to successfully lead this vital area for the company," said David Simon, Chairman and CEO of SPG. "I look forward to working with her."
"I'm excited to join Simon, a highly-regarded leader in the real estate industry," Zale said. "I look forward to building on our core strengths of delivering outstanding shareholder value and having a positive impact in the communities in which we do business."
About Simon Property Group Simon Property Group, Inc. (NYSE: SPG) is an S&P 100 company and the largest real estate company in the world. The Company currently owns or has an interest in 327 retail real estate properties in North America and Asia comprising 242 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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