American Tower Corporation Announces Potential Securities Offering

Mon Mar 4, 2013 9:04am EST

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BOSTON--(Business Wire)--
American Tower Corporation (NYSE: AMT) today announced that certain of its
indirect subsidiaries intend to offer, in a private transaction, up to $1,800.0
million aggregate principal amount of Secured Tower Revenue Securities, Series
2013-1 and Series 2013-2 (collectively, the "Securities"). The Securities will
be backed by debt of two special-purpose subsidiaries of American Tower, and
will be secured primarily by mortgages on their interests in 5,195
communications sites. 

The Company`s subsidiaries intend to use the net proceeds of this offering to
repay all amounts outstanding under their debt backing the Commercial Mortgage
Pass-Through Certificates, Series 2007-1 and for general corporate purposes. 

There can be no assurance that the offering of the Securities will be
consummated. 

This announcement is neither an offer to sell nor a solicitation of an offer to
buy any of the Securities, solicitation or sale in any jurisdiction in which
such offer, solicitation or sale is unlawful. The Securities subject to the
proposed offering have not been registered under the Securities Act of 1933, as
amended, or any state securities laws, and are being offered only to qualified
institutional buyers in reliance on Rule 144A under the Securities Act, to
institutional accredited investors and to non-U.S. persons in offshore
transactions in reliance on Regulation S under the Securities Act. Unless so
registered, the Securities may not be offered or sold in the United States or to
U.S. persons except pursuant to an exemption from the registration requirements
of the Securities Act and applicable state securities laws. 

About American Tower

American Tower is a leading independent owner, operator and developer of
wireless and broadcast communications real estate. American Tower currently owns
and operates over 54,000 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 www.americantower.com. 

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. Examples of these statements
include, but are not limited to, statements regarding the Company`s expectations
of the dollar amount to be received in net proceeds, the Company`s ability to
complete the offering and the Company`s expectations for the use of proceeds
from the offering. 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-K for the year ended December 31, 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 Corporation
Leah Stearns, 617-375-7500
Vice President, Investor Relations & Capital Markets




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