The Board of Directors of AMB Property Corporation today declared a regular cash dividend for the quarter ending March 31, 2003 of $0.415 per common share. The dividend reflects an annual rate of $1.66 per common share, an increase of 1.2% over the 2002 annual dividend rate of $1.64 per common share. The dividend will be payable on April 15, 2003 to common stockholders of record at the close of business on April 4, 2003.

The Board also declared a dividend of $0.53125 per share on the Company's 8.5% Series A Cumulative Redeemable Preferred Stock for the period commencing on and including January 15, 2003 and ending on and including April 14, 2003. The dividend will be payable on April 15, 2003 to preferred stockholders of record at the close of business on April 4, 2003.

AMB Property Corporation is a leading owner and operator of industrial real estate in North America, Europe and Asia. As of December 31, 2002 AMB owned, managed and had renovation and development projects totaling 94.6 million square feet (8.8 million square meters) and 992 buildings in 30 markets. AMB invests in industrial properties located predominantly in infill submarkets of major hub and gateway distribution markets. The Company's portfolio is comprised largely of High Throughput Distribution(R) facilities -- industrial properties built for speed and located near airports, seaports and ground transportation systems.

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This press release contains forward-looking statements about business strategy, future leasing activities, acquisition opportunities and future plans, which are made pursuant to the safe-harbor provisions of Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. Forward-looking statements involve numerous risks and uncertainties and should not be relied upon as predictions of future events. The events or circumstances reflected in our forward-looking statements might not occur. In particular, a number of factors could cause AMB's actual results to differ materially from those anticipated, including, among other things, defaults on or non-renewal of leases by tenants, increased interest rates and operating costs, AMB's failure to obtain necessary outside financing, difficulties in identifying properties to acquire and in effecting acquisitions, AMB's failure to successfully integrate acquired properties and operations, AMB's failure to timely reinvest proceeds from any such dispositions, risks and uncertainties affecting property development and construction (including construction delays, cost overruns, AMB's inability to obtain necessary permits and public opposition to these activities), AMB's failure to qualify and maintain its status as a real estate investment trust under the Internal Revenue Code, environmental uncertainties, risks related to natural disasters, financial market fluctuations, changes in real estate and zoning laws, risks of doing business internationally and increases in real property tax rates. AMB's success also depends upon economic trends generally, including interest rates, income tax laws, governmental regulation, legislation and population changes. For further information on these and other factors that could impact AMB and the statements contained herein, reference should be made to AMB's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including AMB's quarterly report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended September 30, 2002.

SOURCE: AMB Property Corporation

CONTACT: Investors/Analysts, Michelle C. Wells, Investor Relations,
+1-877-285-3111, or [email protected], or Media, Sara J. Butz, Media Relations,
+1-415-733-9478, or [email protected], both of AMB Property Corporation, fax,

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San Francisco, California USA

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