By Cris Larano
MANILA--SM Prime Holdings Inc. (SMPH.PH) said Thursday it will open its 44th shopping mall in the Philippines on Friday, which will increase the combined gross floor area to 5.2 million square metres for its retail space in the country.
The company said the new 42,625-square-meter, seven-storey SM San Fernando will be its third in Pampanga, a province north of Manila.
SM Prime said that by the year-end, it plans to open two more shopping malls in the Philippines and one in China. With the opening of the three malls, SM Prime will have 46 malls in the Philippines and five in China with a combined gross floor area of 6.3 million square meters.
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