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History

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2011 to Today

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2017

American Tower was named to Fortune magazine’s Fortune 500 for the first time in the Company's history. The Fortune 500 is a prestigious annual ranking of the largest U.S. corporations by total revenue and includes both public and privately held companies

2016

American Tower acquired a 51% controlling ownership interest in Viom Networks Limited, along with over 42,000 communications sites in India, contributing to our  global portfolio of approximately 149,000 sites.

The Company also expanded its presence to Argentina with the acquisition of a portfolio of urban telecommunications assets in the country.

The National Association of Corporate Directors, New England Chapter, recently named our Board as the “2016 Public Company Board of the Year.”

2015

American Tower acquires the exclusive right to 11,448 wireless communications sites from Verizon Communications Inc., increasing the U.S. tower count to approximately 40,000. The Company also continued developing internationally, launching operations in Nigeria, reaching the milestone of 100,000 towers in our global portfolio.

2014

American Tower CEO Jim Taiclet is recognized for the third time (2011, 2013 and 2014) by the Harvard Business Review as one of the 100 top-performing CEOs in the world.

2013

American Tower acquires Global Tower Partners, the largest privately owned tower operator in the U.S. This increased U.S. owned sites by over 20% and also added Costa Rica to the Company's served markets.

2012

American Tower becomes a REIT and begins paying regular dividend distributions to stockholders. The Company reached the historic milestone of 50,000 communications sites and launches operations in Uganda and Germany.

2011

American Tower announces its intentions to become a Real Estate Investment Trust (REIT). The Company also expands in South Africa and Ghana.

2006 to 2010

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2001 to 2005

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1995 to 2000

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Contact Information

Corporate Headquarters

American Tower Corporation
116 Huntington Ave. 11th Floor
Boston, MA 02116

617-375-7500
617-375-7575 fax