American Assets Trust, Inc. : American Assets Trust, Inc. Releases Tax Status of 2012 Distributions

American Assets Trust, Inc. : American Assets Trust, Inc. Releases Tax Status
                            of 2012 Distributions

Company Release - 1/25/13

SAN DIEGO -American Assets Trust, Inc. (NYSE:AAT) (the "Company") announced
today the tax treatment of its 2012 dividend distributions as follows:

Security Descriptions:  Common Stock
CUSIP:  024013104
Ticker Symbol:  AAT

Record   Payable  Total        Allocable Taxable   Return of Long-Term Unrecaptured
Date     Date     Distribution to 2012   Ordinary  Capital   Capital   Section 1250
                  Per Share              Dividend            Gain      Gain
03/15/12 03/30/12 $0.210000    $0.210000 $0.141052 $0.068948 $0.000000 $0.000000
06/15/12 06/29/12 $0.210000    $0.210000 $0.141052 $0.068948 $0.000000 $0.000000
09/14/12 09/28/12 $0.210000    $0.210000 $0.141052 $0.068948 $0.000000 $0.000000
12/14/12 12/28/12 $0.210000    $0.210000 $0.141052 $0.068948 $0.000000 $0.000000
Total             $0.840000    $0.840000 $0.564208 $0.275792 $0.000000 $0.000000

The Company did not incur any foreign taxes during 2012. Stockholders are
encouraged to consult with their personal tax advisors as to their specific
tax treatment of American Assets Trust's dividend distributions.

About American Assets Trust, Inc.   

American Assets Trust, Inc. (the "Company") 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

Forward Looking Statements

This press release may contain forward-looking statements within the meaning
of 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 historical facts. In some cases, you can identify
forward-looking statements by the use of forward-looking terminology such as
"may," "will," "should," "expects," "intends," "plans," "anticipates,"
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words and phrases or similar 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

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