“We are honored to have Shelaghmichael and Tom join our Board of Trust Managers. We look forward to the insights and contributions that their extensive experience in retailing and finance as well as public company management experience will provide,” said Stanford Alexander, Chairman of the Board of WRI.About Weingarten Realty Investors Weingarten Realty Investors (NYSE: WRI) is a shopping center owner, manager and developer. At June 30, 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 316 developed income-producing properties and 11 properties under various stages of construction and development. The total number of properties includes 301 neighborhood and community shopping centers and 26 other operating properties located in 21 states spanning the country from coast to coast representing approximately 63.8 million square feet. To learn more about the Company’s operations and growth strategies, please visit www.weingarten.com.