Simon Property Group announced that more than half of its outlets will be open by next week. The mall operator also said that it will continue paying out dividends to shareholders.
The coronavirus crisis compelled Simon to close more than 200 of its properties .The company reported a -20% decline in quarterly earnings, and withdrew its full-year profit guidance.
But as of now, around 77 have been re-opened in states that have eased lockdown restrictions, and a least half will be up-and-running by next week - the company said.
CEO David Simon said that the Board will announce a second quarter dividend before the end of June and that dividend will be paid in cash. "We expect to pay out at least 100% of our taxable income in 2020 in cash", said Simon.