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American Tower Corporation Announces Tax Reporting Information for 2012 Distributions

Friday, January 18, 2013

American Tower Corporation Announces Tax Reporting Information for 2012 Distributions16:30 EST Friday, January 18, 2013 BOSTON (Business Wire) -- American Tower Corporation (NYSE: AMT)today announced year-end tax reporting information for its 2012 distributions. Stockholders are urged to consult with their personal tax advisors as to their specific tax treatment of American Tower's distributions. American Tower Corporation Common StockCUSIP 03027X100Ticker Symbol: AMT Record Date     Payment Date     Total Distributionper Share     Taxable OrdinaryDividends     AMTI Preference 04-11-12     04-25-12     $0.210000     $0.210000     $0.012594 07-02-12 07-18-12 $0.220000 $0.220000 $0.013193 10-01-12 10-15-12 $0.230000 $0.230000 $0.013793 12-17-12     12-31-12     $0.240000     $0.240000     $0.014393 Note: for the year ended December 31, 2012, there were no Qualified Dividends, Total Capital Gain Distributions, Unrecaptured Sec. 1250 Gain, or Nondividend Distributions. This information represents final income allocations. About American Tower American Tower is a leading independent global owner, operator and developer of wireless communications sites. American Tower currently owns and operates over 53,000 communications sites in the United States, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Germany, Ghana, India, Mexico, Peru, South Africa and Uganda. For more information about American Tower, please visit Cautionary Language Regarding Forward-Looking Statements This press release contains statements about future events and expectations, or “forward-looking statements,” all of which are inherently uncertain. The Company has based those forward-looking statements on management's current expectations and assumptions and not on historical facts. These forward-looking statements involve a number of risks and uncertainties. Among the important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those indicated in such forward-looking statements include market conditions for corporate debt generally, for the securities of telecommunications companies and for the Company's indebtedness in particular. For other important factors that may cause actual results to differ materially from those indicated in our forward-looking statements, we refer you to the information contained in the prospectus supplement for this offering and Item 1A of the Form 10-Q for the nine months ended September 30, 2012 under the caption “Risk Factors” and in other filings the Company makes with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The Company undertakes no obligation to update the information contained in this press release to reflect subsequently occurring events or circumstances. American Tower CorporationLeah Stearns, 617-375-7500Vice President, Investor Relations & Capital Markets