SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., Jan. 7, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Healthcare Trust of America, Inc. (NYSE:HTA) ("HTA"), a real estate investment trust focused on the medical office building sector, announced that it has filed a prospectus supplement under which it may from time to time sell an aggregate of up to $250 million of its shares of Class A common stock through an at-the-market offering program. The shares may be offered through Wells Fargo Securities as sales agent. Sales are anticipated to be made primarily in transactions that are deemed to be "at-the-market" offerings, including sales made directly on the New York Stock Exchange or sales made to or through a market maker other than on an exchange. Sales may also be made in negotiated transactions. The Company intends to use any proceeds of the offering for general corporate purposes, including working capital and investment in real estate. In addition, the Company may use a portion of any proceeds to pay certain outstanding long-term debt obligations. The common stock will be offered under the Company's existing effective shelf registration statement filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. This press release does not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy these securities, nor will there be any sale of these securities in any state or jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of such state or jurisdiction. The offering of these securities will be made only by means of a prospectus supplement and related base prospectus. Copies of the prospectus supplement and the related base prospectus may be obtained from: (a) Wells Fargo Securities, Attention: Equity Syndicate Department, 375 Park Avenue, New York, NY 10152, by calling (800) 326-5897 or by e-mailing email@example.com; or (b) the Internet site of the Securities and Exchange Commission at http://www.sec.gov. About Healthcare Trust of America, Inc. Healthcare Trust of America, Inc. (NYSE:HTA), a publicly traded real estate investment trust, is a fully-integrated, leading owner of medical office buildings. HTA listed its shares on the New York Stock Exchange on June 6, 2012. HTA is a full-service real estate company focused on acquiring, owning and operating high-quality medical office buildings that are located on the campuses of nationally recognized healthcare systems in the major U.S. metropolitan areas. Since its formation in 2006, HTA has built a portfolio of properties that totals approximately $2.6 billion based on purchase price and is comprised of approximately 12.5 million square feet of gross leasable area located in 27 states with regional offices in Scottsdale, Atlanta, and Indianapolis.