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Apartment Investment and Management Company Announces Results of Third Quarter 2008 Special Dividend Elections

DENVER, Nov. 25 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Apartment Investment and Management Company ("Aimco") (NYSE: AIV) announced today the results of the stockholders' elections relating to Aimco's third quarter 2008 special dividend declared by its Board of Directors on October 18, 2008. The special dividend of $1.80 per share of Class A Common Stock is payable on December 1, 2008, to stockholders of record on October 27, 2008. Aimco's Class A Common Stock began trading "ex-dividend" for the special dividend on October 22, 2008.

A portion of the special dividend in the amount of $0.60 per share represents payment of the regular dividend for the quarter ended September 30, 2008, and a portion represents an additional dividend payment in the amount of $1.20 per share associated with taxable gains arising from property dispositions in 2008.

Aimco expects the special dividend to be a taxable dividend to its stockholders, without regard to whether a particular stockholder receives the dividend in the form of cash or shares. It therefore allows Aimco to satisfy its REIT distribution requirement while preserving cash for other corporate purposes.

The terms of the special dividend, including the ability of shareholders to elect to receive the special distribution in the form of cash or shares of Aimco's Class A Common Stock, and a limitation on the aggregate amount of cash to be included in the special dividend, were described in detail in the prospectus filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on October 28, 2008. The cash or stock elections were required to be submitted prior to 5:00 p.m. (Eastern time) on November 19, 2008.

Based on stockholder elections, the special dividend will consist of approximately $53.2 million in cash and approximately 12.6 million shares of its Class A Common Stock. The number of shares included in the special distribution is calculated based on the $8.46 average closing price per share of Aimco's Class A Common Stock on the New York Stock Exchange on November 20 and 21, 2008. Summarized results of the special dividend elections are as follows:

    --  To stockholders electing to receive the special dividend in all stock,
        Aimco will pay the dividend in stock.

    --  To stockholders electing to receive the special dividend in all cash,
        Aimco will pay the dividend in the form of $0.65973 per share in cash
        and $1.14027 per share in stock.

    --  To stockholders failing to make an election, Aimco will pay the
        special dividend in the form of $0.60 per share in cash and $1.20 per
        share in stock.

    --  Aimco will pay fractional shares in cash.

If your shares are held through a bank, broker or nominee, and you have questions regarding the special dividend, please contact such bank, broker or nominee. If you are a registered stockholder and you have questions regarding the special dividend, you may call Aimco's transfer agent, Computershare Trust Company, N.A., at (781) 575-2879 or (800) 733-5001.

Accounting principles generally accepted in the United States (GAAP) require that all reported per share data, for current and prior periods, be adjusted to reflect the issuance of the shares in connection with these special dividends as if such shares had been issued at the beginning of the earliest period presented. The issuance of shares of Aimco's Class A Common Stock pursuant to this special dividend resulted in an effective increase of 14.18% in shares outstanding on the record date of October 27, 2008. Share and per share information prior to the special dividend will be adjusted in subsequent financial information to reflect this effective increase in shares.

Aimco is a real estate investment trust headquartered in Denver, Colorado that owns and operates a geographically diversified portfolio of apartment communities. Aimco, through its subsidiaries and affiliates, is one of the largest owners and operators of apartment communities in the United States with 1,067 properties, including 178,083 apartment units, and serves approximately 750,000 residents each year. Aimco's properties are located in 46 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico. Aimco common shares are traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol AIV and are included in the S&P 500. For more information about Aimco, please visit our website at http://www.aimco.com.

SOURCE Apartment Investment and Management Company

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