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American Assets Trust, Inc. To Ring the Opening Bell at the New York Stock Exchange



2013-02-21 22:15:40 -


Company Release - 2/21/13

SAN DIEGO -American Assets Trust, Inc. (NYSE:AAT) (the "Company") announced
today that members of its senior management team will ring the opening bell at
the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) on February 26, 2013 in commemoration of the
Company's second anniversary of its initial public offering on the NYSE.

"We have created a truly irreplaceable portfolio through the hard work and
dedication of our experienced management team and our employees," said John W.
Chamberlain, President and Chief Executive Officer.  Mr. Chamberlain continued,
"Today is really a testament to the pursuit of excellence of all employees of
American Assets Trust, Inc. and its predecessor, over the past four decades.
Our motto, 'A History of Success.  A Future of Opportunity.' speaks to our
unwavering commitment to continued success."

About American Assets Trust, Inc.

American Assets Trust, Inc. is a full service, vertically integrated and self-
administered real estate investment trust, or REIT, headquartered in San Diego,
California.  For over 40 years, the Company has been acquiring, improving,
developing and managing premier retail, office and residential properties
throughout the United States in some of the nation's most dynamic, high-barrier-
to-entry markets primarily in Southern California, Northern California, Oregon,
Washington and Hawaii. The Company's retail portfolio comprises approximately
3.1 million rentable square feet, and its office portfolio comprises
approximately 2.6 million square feet.  In addition, the Company owns one mixed-
use property (including approximately 97,000 rentable square feet of retail
space and a 369-room all-suite hotel) and over 900 multifamily units.  In 2011,
the Company was formed to succeed to the real estate business of American
Assets, Inc., a privately held corporation founded in 1967 and, as such, has
significant experience, long-standing relationships and extensive knowledge of
its core markets, submarkets and asset classes.  For additional information,
please visit www.americanassetstrust.com.

Forward Looking Statements

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the federal securities laws, which are based on current expectations, forecasts
and assumptions that involve risks and uncertainties that could cause actual
outcomes and results to differ materially.  Forward-looking statements relate to
expectations, beliefs, projections, future plans and strategies, anticipated
events or trends and similar expressions concerning matters that are not
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words or phrases which are predictions of or indicate future events or trends
and which do not relate solely to historical matters. While forward-looking
statements reflect the Company's good faith beliefs, assumptions and
expectations, they are not guarantees of future performance.  For a further
discussion of these and other factors that could cause the Company's future
results to differ materially from any forward-looking statements, see the
section entitled "Risk Factors" in the Company's annual report on Form 10-K
filed on March 9, 2012 and other risks described in documents subsequently filed
by the Company from time to time with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
The Company disclaims any obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-
looking statement to reflect changes in underlying assumptions or factors, of
new information, data or methods, future events or other changes.

Source:  American Assets Trust, Inc.

Investor and Media Contact:

American Assets Trust

Robert F. Barton
Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
858-350-2607




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