Retail Properties of America, Inc. Announces Tax Allocations of 2012 Dividend Distributions

  Retail Properties of America, Inc. Announces Tax Allocations of 2012
  Dividend Distributions

Business Wire

OAK BROOK, Ill. -- January 25, 2013

Retail Properties of America, Inc. (NYSE: RPAI) today announced tax
allocations of 2012 dividend distributions on its Class A, Class B-1, B-2 and
B-3 common shares.

For shareholders of RPAI Class A, Class B-1, Class B-2, and Class B-3 common
shares, the Form 1099-DIV summarizes the allocation of the cash dividends paid
in 2012. The amounts indicated on the Form 1099-DIV should be reported on the
shareholders’ 2012 federal income tax returns. Investors are advised to
consult a legal or tax professional about the specific tax treatment of
distributions paid by the Company in 2012.

Class A, B-1, B-2, and B-3 Common Shares (NYSE: RPAI)

                        Distribution  Ordinary   Qualified  Non-Dividend
Record       Payment      Per Share      Dividends   Dividends   Distributions
Date         Date
                      ($)*          ($)*       ($)*       ($)*
12/31/2011  1/10/2012   $0.162500     $0.003899  $0.003899  $0.158601
3/31/2012   4/10/2012   $0.165625     $0.003974  $0.003974  $0.161651
6/29/2012   7/10/2012   $0.165625     $0.003974  $0.003974  $0.161651
9/28/2012   10/10/2012  $0.165625     $0.003974  $0.003974  $0.161651
Total:                 $0.659375     $0.015821  $0.015821  $0.643554
                                                                 

* All per share amounts give retroactive effect to the reverse stock split and
stock dividends that occurred in March 2012.

About Retail Properties of America, Inc.

Retail Properties of America, Inc. is a fully integrated, self-administered
and self-managed real estate company that owns and operates high quality,
strategically located shopping centers across 35 states. The Company is one of
the largest owners and operators of shopping centers in the United States. The
Company is publicly traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker
symbol RPAI. Additional information about the Company is available at
www.rpai.com.

Contact:

Retail Properties of America, Inc.
Sarah Byrnes
Vice President, Investor Relations
800.541.7661
byrnes@rpai.com
 
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