Weingarten Realty Investors (NYSE:WRI) announced today the promotion of Karl Brinkman to Area Vice President of Leasing and Terri Klages to Divisional Vice President / Assistant Controller. Karl Brinkman, Area Vice President of Leasing Karl joined Weingarten in 2006 as Leasing Executive and in 2012 was promoted to Regional Leasing Director. Karl leads the Southeast Region consisting of 20 shopping centers encompassing approximately 2 million square feet. In his role as Area Vice President, Karl will continue to be actively involved in the existing asset portfolio as well as tenant leasing, acquisition, new development and redevelopment efforts. Karl has won many prestigious awards including being named one of Weingarten’s top producers for 2007, 2009, 2010 and 2011. Karl is an active member of the International Council of Shopping Centers. Terri Klages, Divisional Vice President / Assistant Controller Terri joined Weingarten in 2007 as Assistant Controller of Financial Reporting. During Terri’s years with Weingarten, she has expanded the services provided by her functional areas, implemented several cost saving initiatives, as well as improved the quality of reporting. Terri is a CPA and holds a Master’s Degree in Finance from the University of Houston. Terri is a member of National Association of Real Estate Companies (NAREC) and the Texas Society of CPA’s. "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 shopping center owner, manager and developer. At December 31, 2013, 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 270 properties which are located in 21 states spanning the country from coast to coast. These properties represent approximately 49.9 million square feet of which our interests in these properties aggregated approximately 30.4 million square feet of leasable area. To learn more about the Company’s operations and growth strategies, please visit www.weingarten.com.