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Westfield Group

Global operator of shopping centres.

U.S. Headquarters:
11601 Wilshire Boulevard, 11th floor
Los Angeles, CA 90025
Employees: 4,400 worldwide
U.S. Managing Director: Kenneth Wong
Australian company

Website: http://www.westfield.com

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The Westfield Group is one of the world's leading retailing groups and the sixth largest company on the Australian Stock Exchange. Company headquarters are in Sydney, Australia with U.S. offices in Los Angeles.

The company is involved with ownership, development, design, construction, funds/asset management, property management, leasing and marketing activities of malls.

The Westfield Group has interests in 121 shopping centres valued in excess of $44.2 billion (U.S.) The centres are located in Australia, the United States, New Zealand and the United Kingdom. They feature strong positions in their local markets with geographic, retail and economic diversity providing a strong and consistent income stream.

There are 59 shopping centres owned by Westfield in the U.S. with a total of 65.7 million square feet and 8,900 retail stores. These malls are located in California, Connecticut, Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Maryland, Missouri, Nebraska, North Carolina, New Jersey, New York, Ohio and Washington.

Westfield has used its name on malls to create a strong brand and presence in major cities including New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Washington DC/Baltimore and San Francisco/San Jose.

In September, the company celebrated the opening of Westfield San Francisco Centre following a $460 million revitalization of the Emporium site with 170 stores including Bloomingdale's and Nordstrom.

Westfield Topanga (CA) celebrated its opening in October with a $350 million investment and 140 stores.

Westfield owns 44 centers in Australia, 11 in New Zealand and 7 in the United Kingdom.

History

Westfield Development Group began in 1960 when it was listed on the Sydney Stock Exchange. Hornsby (Australia) Shoppingtown would open in 1961.

The company would expand to the U.S. in 1977 with the purchase of the Trumbull Mall in Connecticut. The company would grow aggressively through purchases of other malls and renovations.

Westfield would expand to the U.K. in 2000.

The company acquired 16 Federated store sites in 2006 at 12 of its malls following the merger of Federated with May Department Stores.

Benefits

Medical
Dental
Vision
Company paid Life and AD&D Insurance
Paid Time Off
Holidays
Company paid Short-Term Disability
Company paid Long-Term Disability
Supplemental Voluntary Programs (Life, AD&D, Legal, Long Term Care)
401(K) Savings Plan with Company Match
Flexible Spending Accounts
Employee Assistance Program

Updated December 3, 2006

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