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Healthcare Trust of America, Inc. Directors and Officers Purchase Shares

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Healthcare Trust of America, Inc. Directors and Officers Purchase Shares07:00 EST Wednesday, December 12, 2012SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., Dec. 12, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Healthcare Trust of America, Inc. (NYSE:HTA) ("HTA") announced that certain HTA's Directors and Officers have collectively purchased over 95,000 Class A shares since December 6, 2012, when the Company's Class B-1 shares converted to Class A shares.  These shares were discretionary purchases and were transacted on the open market.These shares will qualify for the fourth quarter dividend of $0.14375 per share announced on October 26, 2012, assuming the shares remain held through December 31, 2012, the record date for this dividend. This dividend represents an annualized rate of $0.575 per share.The amount of distributions HTA pays to its stockholders is determined by HTA's board of directors, at its discretion, and is dependent on a number of factors, including funds available for the payment of distributions, HTA's financial condition, capital expenditure requirements and annual distribution requirements needed to maintain HTA's status as a real estate investment trust, or REIT, under the Internal Revenue Code. HTA's board of directors may reduce its distribution rate and HTA cannot guarantee the amount of distributions paid in the future, if any.About Healthcare Trust of America, Inc. Healthcare Trust of America, Inc. (NYSE:HTA), a publicly traded real estate investment trust, is a fully-integrated, leading owner of medical office buildings.  HTA listed its shares on the New York Stock Exchange on June 6, 2012. HTA is a full-service real estate company focused on acquiring, owning and operating high-quality medical office buildings that are located on the campuses of nationally recognized healthcare systems in the major U.S. metropolitan areas.  Since its formation in 2006, HTA has built a portfolio of properties that totals approximately $2.6 billion based on purchase price and is comprised of approximately 12.5 million square feet of gross leasable area located in 27 states. For more information on Healthcare Trust of America, Inc., please visit www.htareit.com. FORWARD-LOOKING LANGUAGE This press release contains certain forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements are based on current expectations, plans, estimates, assumptions and beliefs, including expectations, plans, estimates, assumptions and beliefs about HTA, stockholder value and earnings growth.The forward-looking statements included in this press release are subject to numerous risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed or implied in the forward-looking statements. Assumptions relating to the foregoing involve judgments with respect to, among other things, future economic, competitive and market conditions and future business decisions, all of which are difficult or impossible to predict accurately and many of which are beyond HTA's control. Although HTA believes that the expectations reflected in such forward-looking statements are based on reasonable assumptions, HTA's actual results and performance could differ materially from those set forth in the forward-looking statements. Factors which could have a material adverse effect on HTA's operations and future prospects include, but are not limited to:changes in economic conditions affecting the healthcare property sector, the commercial real  estate market and the credit market; competition for acquisition of medical office buildings and other facilities that serve the  healthcare industry; economic fluctuations in certain states in which HTA's property investments are geographically concentrated; retention of HTA's senior management team; financial stability and solvency of HTA's tenants; supply and demand for operating properties in the market areas in which HTA operates; HTA's ability to acquire real properties, and to successfully operate those properties once acquired; changes in property taxes; legislative and regulatory changes, including changes to laws governing the taxation of REITs and changes to laws governing the healthcare industry; fluctuations in reimbursements from third party payors such as Medicare and Medicaid; delays in liquidating defaulted mortgage loan investments; changes in interest rates; the availability of capital and financing; restrictive covenants in HTA's credit facilities; changes in HTA's credit ratings; HTA's ability to remain qualified as a REIT; and The risk factors set forth in HTA's 2011 Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2011 and its quarterly report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended September 30, 2012.Forward-looking statements speak only as of the date made. Except as otherwise required by the federal securities laws, HTA undertakes no obligation to update any forward-looking statements to reflect the events or circumstances arising after the date as of which they are made. As a result of these risks and uncertainties, readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on the forward-looking statements included in this press release or that may be made elsewhere from time to time by, or on behalf of, HTA. SOURCE Healthcare Trust of America, Inc.For further information: Financial , Kellie S. Pruitt, Chief Financial Officer, Healthcare Trust of America, Inc, +1-480-258-6637, kelliepruitt@htareit.com, or Media, Robert Milligan, Director of Finance, Healthcare Trust of America, Inc., +1-480-998-3478, robertmilligan@htareit.com