Press Release December 23, 2004

Macerich Announces $2.333 Billion Agreement to Acquire Wilmorite Properties

Goodwin Procter LLP represented Wilmorite Properties, Inc. in connection with its acquisition by The Macerich Company. The total purchase price will be approximately $2.333 billion, including the assumption of approximately $882 million of existing debt at an average interest rate of 6.43% and the issuance of convertible preferred units and common units totaling an estimated $320 million. Wilmorite is a leading private shopping center owner, developer and manager in the northeast region of the United States.

The partners from Goodwin Procter who represented Wilmorite in this matter were Gil MennaHoward CubellJohn Haggerty and Scott Webster .