NEW YORK, May 17, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- American Realty Capital ("ARC") announced today that Healthcare Trust of America, Inc. ("HTA") has retained ARC's broker dealer subsidiary, Realty Capital Securities, member FINRA / SIPC, to act as a non-exclusive financial advisor in connection with HTA's contemplated listing of Series A common stock on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol "HTA" on or about June 6, 2012. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120517/NY09862LOGO ) This engagement marks the third public listing assignment for ARC in nine months. ARC is quickly emerging as a leading expert for REITs seeking to publicly trade their shares, having previously been involved with American Realty Capital Properties (NASDAQ: ARCP) which successfully listed its shares in September 2011, and American Realty Capital Trust (NASDAQ: ARCT) which successfully listed its shares in March 2012. To date, ARCT has traded approximately 130 million shares in the public markets. Realty Capital Securities is coordinating on behalf of HTA a nationwide road show to commence on May 21, 2012, with financial advisors in over 20 major metropolitan areas. In addition, financial advisors and shareholders will be invited to join daily scheduled webinars to learn more about HTA's listing and other activities. RCS will also provide to HTA certain advisory services relating to the listing, assist with the presentation of HTA's financial information, and consult with respect to listing materials and events. About Realty Capital Securities Realty Capital Securities was founded by Nicholas S. Schorsch, William M. Kahane and Michael Weil in February 2008. RCS is led by Michael Weil, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Louisa Quarto, President, Alex MacGillvray, Executive Vice President and National Sales Manager, and Bill Miller, EVP and Managing Director, National Products. RCS is the managing broker-dealer for various non-traded REITs and business development corporations offered by American Realty Capital, as well as other non-traded REITS offered by other sponsors. About American Realty Capital American Realty Capital is a full-service real estate advisory firm founded in 2006 that sponsors real estate investment programs and provides advisory services to retail and institutional investors. ARC is an active sponsor and manager of public and private real estate investments, a business development company and other investment solutions. Collectively, ARC's senior team of seasoned professionals has acquired and managed over $10 billion of real estate, as well as $5 billion of corporate sale-leasebacks as of 2012. Forward-Looking Statements This press release contains forward-looking statements that involve substantial risks and uncertainties. Actual results or events could differ materially from the plans, intentions and expectations disclosed in the forward-looking statements HTA makes. All statements, other than statements of historical fact, included in this press release are forward-looking statements, including but not limited to statements regarding advisory expenses, stockholder liquidity and investment value and returns. The words "anticipates," "believes," "expects," "estimates," "projects," "plans," "intends," "may," "will," "would," and similar expressions, which are intended to identify forward-looking statements, although not all forward-looking statements contain these identifying words. Factors that might cause such differences include, but are not limited to: the risk that changes in economic circumstances, business conditions and HTA's stock price may no longer advisable on the terms described herein, if at all; the impact of current and future regulation; the effects of competition; the ability to attract, develop and retain executives and other qualified employees; changes in general economic or market conditions; and other factors, many of which are beyond HTA's control, including other factors included in its reports filed with the SEC, particularly in the "Risk Factors" section of HTA's annual report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2011, and the quarterly report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended March 31,2012, each as filed with the SEC, as such Risk Factors may be updated from time to time in subsequent reports. HTA does not assume any obligation to update any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.