SAN DIEGO, Aug. 04, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- American Assets Trust, Inc. (NYSE:AAT) (the “Company”) announced that it was named to Forbes’® List of America's 50 Most Trustworthy Financial Companies for 2016.
This list is assembled on Forbes'® behalf by MSCI ESG Research, an independent research firm, that assesses the accounting and governance behaviors of nearly 700 publicly-traded North American financial companies with market caps of $250 million or greater for the year ended December 31, 2015.
Financial companies are ranked on various factors as indicators of a company’s creditability, including, without limitation, insolvency risk, accounting methods and high-risk events.
“We are honored to be on Forbes’® List of America's 50 Most Trustworthy Financial Companies for 2016,” said Ernest Rady, the Company’s Chairman and CEO. “This recognition further supports our core values, transparency and accurate reporting to our stockholders.”
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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. The Company is celebrating its 50th year of 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 2.7 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 1,579 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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Investor and Media Contact:
American Assets Trust
Robert F. Barton
Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
Source:American Assets Trust, Inc.