Washington Prime Group Inc. (NYSE: WPG) said Sept. 16 that it intends to buy Glimcher Realty Trust (NYSE: GRT) in a stock and cash transaction valued at approximately $ 4.3 billion.
The new company will be known as WP Glimcher, retaining Washington Prime’s ticker symbol on the NYSE. The company will maintain Glimcher Realty’s headquarters in Columbus, Ohio. Mark Ordan, CEO of Washington Prime, will serve as executive chairman of the combined company. Michael Glimcher, CEO of Glimcher, will serve as its vice chairman and CEO.