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American Assets Trust, Inc : American Assets Trust, Inc. Announces Sale of 160 King Street in San Francisco, California

12/04/2012 | 05:23pm US/Eastern
American Assets Trust, Inc. Announces Sale of 160 King Street in San Francisco, California

Company Release - December 4, 2012

SAN DIEGO -American Assets Trust, Inc. (NYSE:AAT) (the "Company") announced today the sale of the commercial office building known as 160 King Street located in San Francisco, California for approximately $93,750,000.  

"The disposition of 160 King Street reflects our strategy of taking advantage of market conditions to reallocate capital within our existing and future portfolio," said John W. Chamberlain, the Company's President and Chief Executive Officer.

Proceeds from the disposition of 160 King St. were applied to the reverse 1031 exchange structured in connection with the Company's acquisition of City Center Bellevue, an office building located in the financial district of Bellevue, Washington.  

About American Assets Trust, Inc.

The Company is a full service, vertically integrated and self-administered real estate investment trust, or REIT, headquartered in San Diego, California.  For over 40 years, the Company has been acquiring, improving, developing and managing premier retail, office and residential properties throughout the United States in some of the nation's most dynamic, high-barrier-to-entry markets primarily in Southern California, Northern California, Oregon, Washington and Hawaii. The Company's retail portfolio comprises approximately 3.0 million rentable square feet, and its office portfolio comprises approximately 2.6 million square feet.  In addition, the Company owns one mixed-use property (including approximately 97,000 rentable square feet of retail space and a 369-room all-suite hotel) and over 900 multifamily units.  In 2011, the Company was formed to succeed to the real estate business of American Assets, Inc., a privately held corporation founded in 1967 and, as such, has significant experience, long-standing relationships and extensive knowledge of its core markets, submarkets and asset classes. For additional information, please visit www.americanassetstrust.com.

Forward Looking Statements

This press release may contain forward-looking statements within the meaning of the federal securities laws, which are based on current expectations, forecasts and assumptions that involve risks and uncertainties that could cause actual outcomes and results to differ materially.  Forward-looking statements relate to expectations, beliefs, projections, future plans and strategies, anticipated events or trends and similar expressions concerning matters that are not historical facts. In some cases, you can identify forward-looking statements by the use of forward-looking terminology such as "may," "will," "should," "expects," "intends," "plans," "anticipates," "believes," "estimates," "predicts," or "potential" or the negative of these words and phrases or similar words or phrases which are predictions of or indicate future events or trends and which do not relate solely to historical matters. While forward-looking statements reflect the Company's good faith beliefs, assumptions and expectations, they are not guarantees of future performance.  For a further discussion of these and other factors that could cause the Company's future results to differ materially from any forward-looking statements, see the section entitled "Risk Factors" in the Company's annual report on Form 10-K and other risks described in documents subsequently filed by the Company from time to time with the Securities and Exchange Commission.  The Company disclaims any obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statement to reflect changes in underlying assumptions or factors, of new information, data or methods, future events or other changes.

Source:  American Assets Trust, Inc.

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