8 September 2010

CHRISTCHURCH: Westfield Riccarton was temporarily closed after this morning’s after-shock. Although there is no indication of damage to the centre we closed as a precaution.

Engineering and life safety checks are being undertaken prior to re-opening the centre. We will assist our retailers to enable them to open as soon as all necessarychecks have been completed.

We anticipate we will reopen the centre to customers mid-afternoon.\n\n

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Westfield has assets in New Zealand worth NZ$3 billion. The Group manages shopping centres in all major urban areas, including nine in Auckland, the country’s economic heart and most populous city. Westfield New Zealand’s 12 shopping centres in New Zealandin the 2009 actual year attractedmore than83 million visits.