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Kite Realty Group Trust Announces Planned Opening of Levity Live Entertainment Venue at Parkside Town Commons

Company Release - 5/14/2018 4:17 PM ET

INDIANAPOLIS, May 14, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Kite Realty Group Trust (NYSE:KRG) (the “Company”) announced today that Levity Live is planning to open a live entertainment venue in late 2018 at its Parkside Town Commons location near Raleigh, North Carolina.

Parkside Town Commons is a two-phase ground-up development project serving the Research Triangle Park area and is located at the intersection of North Carolina Highway 55 and Interstate 540. The 15,044 square foot Levity Live mixed-use, live performance entertainment venue and attached restaurant concept will join several existing anchors, including Target, Harris Teeter, Frank Theatres CineBowl & Grille, Petco, Hobby Lobby, Golf Galaxy, and Guitar Center.

“Levity Live’s unique entertainment venue provides an unparalleled experience to the existing market. Our team’s focus on attracting traffic-driving, experiential tenants to our high-quality retail destinations pairs well with Levity Live’s dedication to entertainment,” said Tom McGowan, Chief Operating Officer of Kite Realty Group.

Levity Live is a vertically integrated media company that owns and operates entertainment venues nationwide, including the iconic Improv Comedy Club brand. With international reach and unparalleled expertise, Levity Live serves talents, consumers and major brands as well as identifies, develops, finances and produces original content targeted for all distribution platforms. 

“Raleigh and the surrounding communities are rich with incredible culture and entertainment from live music to stand-up comedy and theatrical performances; Levity Live is excited to be a part of this diverse and growing arts community,” shared Alireza Ghaemian, CEO of Levity Live. “We look forward to working with Kite Realty Group alongside Parkside Town Commons local retailers, and bringing an eclectic line-up of entertainment and dining options for all who join us for an unforgettable experience.” 

About Kite Realty Group Trust:

Kite Realty Group Trust is a full-service, vertically integrated real estate investment trust (REIT) that provides communities with convenient and beneficial shopping experiences. We connect consumers to tenants in desirable markets through our diverse portfolio of high-quality community, neighborhood, and lifestyle centers. Using operational, development, and redevelopment expertise, we continuously optimize our portfolio to maximize value and return to our shareholders. As of March 31, 2018, the Company owned interests in 115 operating and redevelopment properties totaling approximately 22.5 million square feet and 2 development projects currently under construction totaling 0.7 million square feet.

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Contact Information: Kite Realty Group Trust
Bryan McCarthy
SVP, Marketing & Communications
(317) 713-5692

Ashley Underwood
Senior Analyst, Investor Relations & Strategy
(317) 578-5156 

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