Weingarten Realty Announces Promotions

Fri Mar 1, 2013 5:19pm EST

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HOUSTON--(Business Wire)--
Weingarten Realty Investors (NYSE:WRI) announced today the promotion of Gerald
Crump to Senior Vice President of Leasing, Miles Sanchez to Senior Vice
President of Leasing, Mickey Townsell to Senior Vice President of Human
Resources and Michelle Wiggs to Vice President of Investor Relations. 

Gerald Crump, Senior Vice President of Leasing

Gerald joined Weingarten in 1999 and was promoted to Vice President of Leasing
for the Central Region in 2007. In his role as Senior Vice President, Gerald
manages approximately 14 million square feet and leads the Central Region`s
leasing, new development, acquisitions, dispositions and new development
efforts. 

Miles Sanchez, Senior Vice President of Leasing

Miles has a combined tenure with Weingarten of 14 years. Miles leads the
Mountain and Western Regions consisting of over 12 million square feet. In his
role as Senior Vice President, Miles will continue to balance and improve the
existing portfolio while focusing on growth opportunities in acquisitions and
new development. 

Mickey Townsell, Senior Vice President of Human Resources

Mickey joined Weingarten in 2005 as Vice President of Human Resources, bringing
with him over 25 years of human resource and employee benefit expertise. Mickey
is a graduate of Sam Houston State University and holds a degree in Finance. In
his role as Senior Vice President, Mickey will continue to align the company`s
human resources function in ways that supports our business goals. 

Michelle Wiggs, Vice President of Investor Relations

Michelle joined the company in 2002 as an Accounting Manager. In 2006, Michelle
moved to the Leasing department as the Director of Operational Analysis where
she worked to streamline the analysis of operational performance. In her role as
Vice President of Investor Relations, Michelle will continue to manage the
Investor Relations, Financial Analysis & Planning, and Operational Analysis
areas. Michelle is a CPA and holds a Masters in Professional Accounting Degree
from the University of Texas. 

"These Associates are an integral part of the Company`s overall success, their
promotions reflect our acknowledgment in their ability and the contributions
they make to Weingarten," stated Drew Alexander, President and Chief Executive
Officer. 

About Weingarten Realty Investors

Weingarten Realty Investors (NYSE: WRI) is a commercial real estate owner,
manager and developer. At December 31, 2012, the Company owned or operated under
long-term leases, either directly or through its interest in real estate joint
ventures or partnerships, a total of 292 developed income-producing properties
and 2 properties under various stages of construction and development. The total
number of properties includes 288 neighborhood and community shopping centers
and 6 other operating properties located in 21 states spanning the country from
coast to coast representing approximately 53.7 million square feet. To learn
more about the Company`s operations and growth strategies, please visit
www.weingarten.com.

Weingarten Realty Investors
Michelle Wiggs, (713) 866-6050
Vice President of Investor Relations 



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