MAA Announces Taxable Composition of 2012 Distributions

           MAA Announces Taxable Composition of 2012 Distributions

PR Newswire

MEMPHIS, Tenn., Jan. 22, 2013

MEMPHIS, Tenn., Jan. 22, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --MAA (MAA: NYSE) today announced
the taxable composition of its 2012 distributions paid to shareholders. The
amount of distribution referred to as return of capital is considered by the
Internal Revenue Service to be a return of invested capital and is not
currently taxable. This amount should be applied to reduce the shareholders'
tax cost basis of the related shares. The company did not incur any foreign
taxes. The composition presented is applicable to all dividend distributions
during 2012. The classifications for 2012 are as follows:


                    Cash                       Long-Term        Unrecaptured
Record     Payable    Distributions Taxable      Capital   Return  Sec. 1250
                                                 Gains     of
Dates      Dates      Per Share     Distribution                   Gain
1/13/2012  1/31/2012  $0.6600       81.64%       3.09%     0.00%   15.27%

4/13/2012  4/30/2012  $0.6600       81.64%       3.09%     0.00%   15.27%

7/13/2012  7/31/2012  $0.6600       81.64%       3.09%     0.00%   15.27%

10/15/2012 10/31/2012 $0.6600       81.64%       3.09%     0.00%   15.27%

The Long Term Capital Gain Distributions qualify for the 15% Reduced Tax Rate
on Capital Gains. Please note REIT Ordinary Taxable Dividends, by law, do not
qualify for the Reduced Tax Rate of 15%.

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This release is based on the preliminary work the company has performed on its
filings and is subject to correction or adjustment based on the completion of
those filings. The company is releasing information at this time to aid those
required to distribute 1099s on the company's dividends. No material change
in the taxable composition is expected.

About MAA

MAA is a self-administered, self-managed apartment-only real estate investment
trust which owns or has ownership interest in 49,591 apartment units
throughout the Sunbelt region of the U.S.



Contact: Investor Relations of MAA, +1-901-682-6600,
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