Healthcare Trust of America, Inc. Announces Ratings Upgrade to Baa2 from Moody's Investors Services

   Healthcare Trust of America, Inc. Announces Ratings Upgrade to Baa2 from
                          Moody's Investors Services

PR Newswire

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., Dec. 19, 2013

SCOTTSDALE,Ariz., Dec. 19, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Healthcare Trust of America,
Inc. (NYSE:HTA) ("HTA") announced today that Moody's Investors Services
("Moody's") has upgraded HTA's investment grade credit rating to Baa2, with a
stable outlook. 

Moody's specifically cited HTA's high quality, on-campus medical office
building portfolio, low leverage profile, and successful execution of its
recent growth strategy as rationale for the upgrade.

"We are excited to announce the upgrade by Moody's which validates the
industry-leading performance of our $3 billion portfolio of high quality,
medical office buildings resulting from the strength of our internal property
management and leasing platform, that continues to provide stable and
predictable returns for our stockholders," stated HTA's Chief Executive
Officer, Scott D. Peters.

About Healthcare Trust of America, Inc.

Healthcare Trust of America, Inc. (NYSE:HTA) is a publicly traded real estate
investment trust and a leading owner of medical office buildings. HTA is a
full-service real estate company focused on acquiring, owning and operating
high-quality medical office buildings that are predominantly located on or
aligned with campuses of nationally or regionally recognized healthcare
systems in the U.S. Since its formation in 2006, HTA has built a portfolio of
properties that totals approximately $2.8 billion based on purchase price and
is comprised of approximately 13.6 million square feet of gross leasable area
located in 27 states. It operates its properties through regional offices in
Scottsdale, Charleston, Atlanta, and Indianapolis.

For more information on Healthcare Trust of America, Inc., please visit
www.htareit.com.

Financial Contact:
Kellie S. Pruitt
Chief Financial Officer
Healthcare Trust of America, Inc.
480.258.6637
kelliepruitt@htareit.com

SOURCE Healthcare Trust of America, Inc.

Website: http://www.htareit.com
Contact: Robert Milligan, Senior Vice President of Corporate Finance,
Healthcare Trust of America, Inc., 480.998.3478, robertmilligan@htareit.com