AMB Property Corporation today announced the tax treatment of its 2002 dividends on its common stock. During 2002, the Company declared four quarterly dividend distributions of $0.41 per share. Dividends for the first three quarters totaling $1.23 will be classified as 2002 taxable dividends. The fourth quarter 2002 dividend of $0.41 per share, declared on December 5, 2002 for shareholders of record on December 20, 2002, was paid on January 6, 2003 and will be classified as 2003 taxable dividends.

The Company's reportable 2002 dividends, totaling $1.23 per share of common stock, are classified for income tax purposes as follows: $1.047 per share (85.1%) as taxable dividend and $0.183 per share (14.9%) as 25% rate capital gain dividend. This information will be reported to stockholders on a 2002 Form 1099-DIV.

AMB also announced the tax treatment of its 2002 dividends on the Company's 8.5% Series A Cumulative Redeemable Preferred Stock . The Company's reportable 2002 dividends, totaling $2.125 per share of Series A stock, are classified for income tax purposes as follows: $1.8088 per share (85.1%) as taxable dividend and $0.3162 per share (14.9%) as a 25% rate capital gain dividend. This information will be reported to stockholders on a 2002 Form 1099-DIV.

The tables below summarize the income tax treatment of the Company's 2002 dividends:

                 2002 Dividend Tax Reporting Information

    AMB Property Corporation
    Common Stock
    CUSIP # 00163T109
    Ticker Symbol: AMB

                                                               2002 Taxable
                                                                  Ordinary
             Declaration      Record     Payable    Cash Dividend  Dividend
                Dates         Dates        Dates   ($ per share)    ($ per
                                                                    share)

                2/26/02      4/04/02      4/15/02      $0.4100     $0.3490
                5/15/02      7/05/02      7/15/02      $0.4100     $0.3490
                9/13/02     10/04/02     10/15/02      $0.4100     $0.3490
               12/05/02     12/20/02      1/06/03      $0.4100     $0.0000

                                           Totals      $1.6400      $1.047



                      2002 Return    2002 20%      2002 25%   2003 Taxable
                       of CapitalCapital Gain    Capital Gain     Dividend
                     ($ per share) ($ per share) (unrecaptured     ($ per
                                                  Section 1250      share)
                                                  Gain) ($ per
                                                     share


                         $0.0000       $0.0000      $0.0610       $0.0000
                         $0.0000       $0.0000      $0.0610       $0.0000
                         $0.0000       $0.0000      $0.0610       $0.0000
                         $0.0000       $0.0000      $0.0000       $0.4100

                         $0.0000       $0.0000      $0.1830       $0.4100


    AMB Property Corporation
    Series A Cumulative Redeemable Preferred Stock
    CUSIP # 00163T208
    Ticker Symbol: AMB Pf A

                     Declaration     Record        Payable    Cash Dividend
                        Dates         Dates         Dates     ($ per share)

                      12/06/2001     1/04/2002    1/15/2002      $0.53125
                       2/26/2002     4/04/2002    4/15/2002      $0.53125
                       5/15/2002     7/05/2002    7/15/2002      $0.53125
                       9/13/2002    10/04/2002   10/15/2002      $0.53125

                                                2002 Totals       $2.1250

                     2002 Taxable    2002 Return    2002 20%     2002 25%
                        Ordinary      of Capital Capital Gain  Capital Gain
                        Dividend        ($ per      ($ per   (unrecaptured
                     ($ per share)      share)      share)        Section
                                                                   1250
                                                                   Gain)
                                                              ($ per share)

                         $0.4522       $0.0000      $0.0000      $0.07904
                         $0.4522       $0.0000      $0.0000      $0.07904
                         $0.4522       $0.0000      $0.0000      $0.07904
                         $0.4522       $0.0000      $0.0000      $0.07904

  2002 Totals            $1.8088       $0.0000      $0.0000       $0.3162


AMB Property Corporation is a leading owner and operator of industrial real estate in North America. As of September 30, 2002, the most recently reported period, AMB owned, managed and had renovation and development projects totaling 97.2 million square feet (9.0 million square meters) and 1,032 buildings in 27 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.

AMB's press releases are available on the Company website at http://www.amb.com/ or by contacting the Investor Relations department toll-free at 877-285-3111.

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.

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