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American Tower Corporation Reports Third Quarter And Year To Date 2012 Financial Results

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Distributions – On October 15, 2012, the Company paid its third quarter distribution of $0.23 per share, or a total of approximately $90.9 million, to stockholders of record at the close of business on October 1, 2012.

During the nine months ended September 30, 2012, the Company declared an aggregate of $0.66 per share in distributions, or a total of approximately $260.7 million to its stockholders. Subject to the discretion of the Company’s Board of Directors, the Company expects to continue paying regular distributions, the amount and timing of which will be determined by the Board.

Cash Paid for Capital Expenditures During the third quarter of 2012, total capital expenditures of $150.6 million included $78.9 million for capital projects, including the construction of 64 communications sites, including 2 distributed antenna system networks, domestically and 580 towers internationally and the installation of 96 shared generators domestically; $21.3 million to purchase land under the Company’s communications sites; $17.7 million for the redevelopment of existing communications sites to accommodate new tenant equipment; and $32.7 million for capital improvements and corporate capital expenditures.

During the nine months ended September 30, 2012, total capital expenditures of $377.0 million included $192.2 million for capital projects, including the construction of 157 communications sites, including 9 distributed antenna system networks, domestically and 1,677 towers internationally and the installation of 299 shared generators domestically; $48.5 million to purchase land under the Company’s communications sites; $58.7 million for the redevelopment of existing communications sites to accommodate new tenant equipment; and $77.7 million for capital improvements and corporate capital expenditures.

Cash Paid for AcquisitionsDuring the third quarter of 2012, the Company spent $289.9 million for the purchase of 6 domestic towers and 850 international towers. The international towers consisted of those acquired pursuant to previously announced agreements, including 140 towers in Colombia, 282 towers in Mexico and 236 towers in South Africa, and also included the acquisition of an additional 192 towers in Brazil.

During the nine months ended September 30, 2012, the Company spent $822.7 million for the purchase of 86 domestic towers and 3,470 international towers.

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