About BRE Properties, Inc.BRE Properties, Inc. is a self-administered equity real estate investment trust, or “REIT,” focused on the ownership, operation, development and acquisition of apartment communities. Our operating and investment activities are primarily focused on the major metropolitan markets within the state of California and in the metropolitan area of Seattle, Washington. At June 30, 2012, our portfolio had real estate assets with a net book value of approximately $3.4 billion that included 75 wholly or majority-owned apartment communities, aggregating 21,240 units; eleven multifamily communities owned in joint ventures, comprised of 3,592 apartment units; and eight wholly or majority-owned apartment communities in various stages of construction and development, totaling 2,525 units. BRE Properties is listed in the S&P MidCap 400 Index. "Safe Harbor" Statement under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995: This news release contains forward-looking statements regarding the anticipated closing date of the Notes Offering and the associated use of proceeds and is based on the Company’s current expectations and judgment. You should not rely on these statements as predictions of future events because there is no assurance that the events or circumstances reflected in the statements can be achieved or will occur. Forward-looking statements are identified by words such as “believes,” “expects,” “may,” “will,” “should,” “seeks,” “approximately,” “intends,” “plans,” “pro forma,” “estimates,” or “anticipates” or their negative form or other variations, or by discussions of strategy, plans or intentions. The following factors, among others, could affect actual results and future events: defaults or non-renewal of leases, illiquidity of real estate and reinvestment risk, our regional focus in the western United States, insurance coverage, increased interest rates and operating costs, failure to obtain necessary outside financing, difficulties in identifying communities to acquire and in effecting acquisitions, failure to successfully integrate acquired communities and operations, risks and uncertainties affecting community development and construction (including construction delays, cost overruns, inability to obtain necessary permits and public opposition to such activities), failure to qualify as a real estate investment trust under the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended, environmental uncertainties, risks related to natural disasters, financial market fluctuations, changes in real estate and zoning laws and increases in real property tax rates. Our success also depends upon economic trends, including interest rates, income tax laws, governmental regulation, legislation, population changes and other factors, including those risk factors discussed in the section entitled “Risk Factors” in the prospectus and prospectus supplement and under the heading “Risk Factors” in the company’s most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K and subsequent Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q, as they may be updated from time to time by the company’s subsequent filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, or SEC. Do not rely solely on forward-looking statements, which only reflect management’s analysis. The company assumes no obligation to update this information. For more details, refer to the company’s SEC filings, including its most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K and Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q.