|Tanger Factory Outlet Centers, Inc.is a fully integrated, self-administered and self-managed real estate investment trust (REIT), which focuses on developing, acquiring, owning, operating and managing outlet shopping centers. Its outlet centers and other assets are held by, and all of its operations are conducted by, Tanger Properties Limited Partnership (the Operating Partnership) and subsidiaries. As of February 1, 2013, the Company owned and operated 36 outlet centers. The Company owns the majority of the units of partnership interest issued by the Tanger Properties Limited Partnership through its two wholly owned subsidiaries, Tanger GP Trust and Tanger LP Trust. Tanger GP Trust controls the Operating Partnership as its sole general partner. Effective August 30, 2013, Tanger Factory Outlet Centers Inc (TFO), through its wholly owned subsidiary, raised its interest to 66.66% from 33.33%, by acquiring a further 33.33% stake in Tanger Outlets.