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Washington Prime Group Announces Tax Reporting Information for 2018 Distributions

January 18, 2019

COLUMBUS, Ohio, Jan. 18, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Washington Prime Group Inc. (NYSE:WPG) today announced the 2018 tax reporting information (Federal Form 1099) for distributions as shown below. The distributions relate to its common shares, Series H Cumulative Redeemable Preferred Shares of Beneficial Interest and Series I Cumulative Redeemable Preferred Shares of Beneficial Interest.

Amounts reported to Dividend Reinvestment and Stock Purchase Plan participants will differ due to administrative costs. Participants should refer to their Form 1099 which will be mailed no later than January 31, 2019. The taxability of the 2018 common stock distributions and the 2018 preferred stock distributions are not indicative of the taxability of future distributions.

Common Stock - Ticker Symbol: WPG

Total Record Payable Type of CUSIP Distribution Ordinary Qualified L-T Non-Dividend Liquidated Date Date Distribution Number Dividends Capital Distributions Distributions Section Per Share Dividends Gains 199A Dividends ---------- ---------- ------------ --------- ------------ --------- --------- --------- ------------- ------------- --------- 03/05/2018 03/15/2018 Cash 93964W108 $0.250000 $0.250000 $0.010533 $0.000000 $0.000000 $0.000000 $0.239467 ---------- ---------- ------------ --------- ------------ --------- --------- --------- ------------- ------------- --------- 06/01/2018 06/15/2018 Cash 93964W108 $0.250000 $0.250000 $0.010533 $0.000000 $0.000000 $0.000000 $0.239467 ---------- ---------- ------------ --------- ------------ --------- --------- --------- ------------- ------------- --------- 09/04/2018 09/17/2018 Cash 93964W108 $0.250000 $0.250000 $0.010533 $0.000000 $0.000000 $0.000000 $0.239467 ---------- ---------- ------------ --------- ------------ --------- --------- --------- ------------- ------------- --------- 12/03/2018 12/17/2018 Cash 93964W108 $0.250000 $0.250000 $0.010533 $0.000000 $0.000000 $0.000000 $0.239467 ---------- ---------- ------------ --------- ------------ --------- --------- --------- ------------- ------------- --------- TOTAL $1.000000 $1.000000 $0.042132 $0.000000 $0.000000 $0.000000 $0.957868 ---------------------------------- --------- ------------ --------- --------- --------- ------------- ------------- ---------

Preferred Stock - 7.5% Series H Preferred Shares - Ticker Symbol: WPG-H

Total Record Payable Type of CUSIP Distribution Ordinary Qualified L-T Non- Liquidated Date Date Distribution Number Dividends Capital Dividend Distributions Section Per Share Dividends Gains Distributions 199A Dividends ---------- ---------- ------------ --------- ------------ --------- --------- --------- ------------- ------------- --------- 03/29/2018 04/16/2018 Cash 93964W207 $0.468800 $0.468800 $0.019752 $0.000000 $0.000000 $0.000000 $0.449048 ---------- ---------- ------------ --------- ------------ --------- --------- --------- ------------- ------------- --------- 06/29/2018 07/16/2018 Cash 93964W207 $0.468800 $0.468800 $0.019752 $0.000000 $0.000000 $0.000000 $0.449048 ---------- ---------- ------------ --------- ------------ --------- --------- --------- ------------- ------------- --------- 09/28/2018 10/15/2018 Cash 93964W207 $0.468800 $0.468800 $0.019752 $0.000000 $0.000000 $0.000000 $0.449048 ---------- ---------- ------------ --------- ------------ --------- --------- --------- ------------- ------------- --------- 12/31/2018 01/15/2019 Cash 93964W207 $0.468800 $0.468800 $0.019752 $0.000000 $0.000000 $0.000000 $0.449048 ---------- ---------- ------------ --------- ------------ --------- --------- --------- ------------- ------------- --------- TOTAL $1.875200 $1.875200 $0.079008 $0.000000 $0.000000 $0.000000 $1.796192 ---------------------------------- --------- ------------ --------- --------- --------- ------------- ------------- ---------

Preferred Stock - 6.875% Series I Preferred Shares - Ticker Symbol: WPG-I

Total Record Payable Type of CUSIP Distribution Ordinary Qualified L-T Non- Liquidated Date Date Distribution Number Dividends Capital Dividend Distributions Section Per Share Dividends Gains Distributions 199A Dividends ---------- ---------- ------------ --------- ------------ --------- --------- --------- ------------- ------------- --------- 03/29/2018 04/16/2018 Cash 93964W306 $0.429700 $0.429700 $0.018105 $0.000000 $0.000000 $0.000000 $0.411595 ---------- ---------- ------------ --------- ------------ --------- --------- --------- ------------- ------------- --------- 06/29/2018 07/16/2018 Cash 93964W306 $0.429700 $0.429700 $0.018105 $0.000000 $0.000000 $0.000000 $0.411595 ---------- ---------- ------------ --------- ------------ --------- --------- --------- ------------- ------------- --------- 09/28/2018 10/15/2018 Cash 93964W306 $0.429700 $0.429700 $0.018105 $0.000000 $0.000000 $0.000000 $0.411595 ---------- ---------- ------------ --------- ------------ --------- --------- --------- ------------- ------------- --------- 12/31/2018 01/15/2019 Cash 93964W306 $0.429700 $0.429700 $0.018105 $0.000000 $0.000000 $0.000000 $0.411595 ---------- ---------- ------------ --------- ------------ --------- --------- --------- ------------- ------------- --------- TOTAL $1.718800 $1.718800 $0.072420 $0.000000 $0.000000 $0.000000 $1.646380 ---------------------------------- --------- ------------ --------- --------- --------- ------------- ------------- ---------

ContactsFor additional information, contact Computershare Investor Services at 800.738.4931; or John Mills, Senior Director, Tax, Washington Prime Group, at 614.887.5910.

About Washington Prime GroupWashington Prime Group Inc. is a retail REIT and a recognized leader in the ownership, management, acquisition and development of retail properties. The Company combines a national real estate portfolio with an investment grade balance sheet, leveraging its expertise across the entire shopping center sector to increase cash flow through rigorous management of assets and provide new opportunities to retailers looking for growth throughout the U.S. Washington Prime Group® is a registered trademark of the Company. Learn more at www.washingtonprime.com.

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