AvalonBay Communities Announces 2012 Dividend Income Tax Treatment

Fri Jan 18, 2013 4:01pm EST

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ARLINGTON, Va.--(Business Wire)--
AvalonBay Communities, Inc. ("AvalonBay" or the "Company") (NYSE: AVB)announced
today the final income allocations of the Company`s 2012 dividend distributions
on its Common Stock. The final income allocations as they will be reported on
Form 1099-DIV are set forth in the following table: 

Common Shares (CUSIP #053484101)

                                                                                                              
                                                           Taxable                                 Unrecap.   
 Declaration     Record       Payable      Distribution    Ordinary      Return of    Capital      Section    
 Date            Date         Date         Per Share       Income (1)    Capital      Gain         1250 Gain  
                                                                                                              
 01/31/12        03/30/12     04/16/12     $0.97000        $0.45590      $0.00000     $0.32010     $0.19400   
 05/23/12        06/29/12     07/16/12     0. 97000        0. 45590      0.00000      0. 32010     0. 19400   
 09/07/12        09/28/12     10/15/12     0. 97000        0. 45590      0.00000      0. 32010     0. 19400   
 11/08/12        12/31/12     01/15/13     0. 97000        0. 45590      0.00000      0. 32010     0. 19400   
                 Totals                    $3.88000        $1.82360      $0.00000     $1. 28040    $0.77600   
                                           100%            47%           0%           33%          20%        
                                                                                                              


Components may not sum to the totals due to rounding differences. Additionally,
the Company did not incur any foreign taxes, and the information above presents
final income allocations. 

(1) None of the dividends classified as taxable ordinary income represents
"qualified dividend income" and, therefore, are not eligible for capital gains
rates. 

About AvalonBay Communities, Inc.

As of September 30, 2012, the Company owned or held an interest in 205 apartment
communities containing 60,101 apartment homes in nine states and the District of
Columbia, of which 22 communities were under construction and seven communities
were under reconstruction. AvalonBay is in the business of developing,
redeveloping, acquiring, and managing apartment communities in high
barrier-to-entry markets of the United States. More information on AvalonBay, an
S&P 500 listed company, may be found on AvalonBay's Web site at
http://www.avalonbay.com. 

Copyright © 2013 AvalonBay Communities, Inc. All Rights Reserved

AvalonBay Communities, Inc.
Jason Reilley
Sr. Manager Investor Relations
703-317-4681 

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