The mall owner General Growth Properties Inc. said Friday morning that it had retired or refinanced almost $900 million of debt, though the refi was unrelated to the major debt deadline the struggling real estate investment trust faced that day.

The company obtained $896 million of mortgages, which it used to retire a $58 million bond that matured Thursday and refinance $814 million of mortgages maturing next year.

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