Apartment Investment and Management Company ("Aimco") (NYSE: AIV) announced it will redeem all outstanding shares of its Class U Cumulative Preferred Stock (the “Preferred Stock”) (NYSE: AIVPrU; CUSIP: 03748R-82-0). Redemptions will occur on July 26, 2012 at $25.00 per share plus an amount equal to accumulated and unpaid dividends thereon to the redemption date of $0.0646 per share. The total redemption payments of $25.0646 per share is payable only in cash. After the redemption date, the Preferred Stock no longer will be outstanding and holders of Preferred Stock will have only the right to receive payment of the redemption price in exchange for their Preferred Stock certificates. The redemption of the Preferred Stock will be made in accordance with the terms specified in the redemption notices sent to holders. Computershare Trust Company, N.A. is acting as redemption agent for the Preferred Stock. Questions regarding the redemption of the Preferred Stock may be referred to Computershare Trust Company, N.A. at the address and telephone number below: Computershare Trust Company, N.A.Attention: Corporate Actions250 Royall StreetCanton, MA 02021(800) 546-5141 Aimco is a real estate investment trust that is focused on the ownership and management of quality apartment communities located in the largest markets in the United States. Aimco is one of the country’s largest owners and operators of apartments, with 361 communities serving approximately 250,000 residents in 30 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico. Aimco common shares are traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol AIV and are included in the S&P 500. For more information about Aimco, please visit our website at www.aimco.com. Forward-Looking Statements This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the federal securities laws. These forward-looking statements are based on management’s judgment as of this date and include certain risks and uncertainties. Risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to, Aimco’s ability to maintain current or meet projected occupancy, rental rates and property operating results. Actual results may differ materially from those described in these forward-looking statements and, in addition, will be affected by a variety of risks and factors, some of which are beyond the control of Aimco, including, without limitation: financing risks, including the availability and cost of capital markets financing and the risk that our cash flows from operations may be insufficient to meet required payments of principal and interest; earnings may not be sufficient to maintain compliance with debt covenants; real estate risks, including fluctuations in real estate values and the general economic climate in the markets in which we operate and competition for residents in such markets; national and local economic conditions, including the pace of job growth and the level of unemployment; the terms of governmental regulations that affect Aimco and interpretations of those regulations; the competitive environment in which Aimco operates; the timing of acquisitions and dispositions; insurance risk, including the cost of insurance; natural disasters and severe weather such as hurricanes; litigation, including costs associated with prosecuting or defending claims and any adverse outcomes; energy costs; and possible environmental liabilities, including costs, fines or penalties that may be incurred due to necessary remediation of contamination of properties presently owned or previously owned by Aimco.