AvalonBay Communities and American Red Cross Announce Emergency Preparedness Week

─ Helping Residents and Employees to be “Red Cross Ready” ─

ARLINGTON, Va.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–AvalonBay Communities, Inc. (NYSE: AVB) – AvalonBay Communities, Inc., a
leading multifamily real estate investment trust (REIT), today announced
its second annual Community Emergency Preparedness Week from June 13-17.
In collaboration with the American Red Cross, AvalonBay will provide
information and best practices that help prepare its more than 140,000
residents and 3,000 employees in the event of an emergency or disaster.

“The safety and well-being of all AvalonBay residents and associates is
important,” said Sean Breslin, AvalonBay’s Chief Operating Officer. “As
an American Red Cross Disaster Responder Member, our partnership gives
us access to Red Cross’ considerable resources which we are pleased to
share with our residents and associates.”

During the week, AvalonBay will provide Red Cross emergency preparedness
resources to residents and employees, including:

  • Access to the Red Cross Emergency app
  • Tips on planning for disasters ranging from home fires to hurricanes
    to earthquakes, including the Red Cross’ four easy steps to become
    better prepared
  • A culminating event on Friday focusing on fire prevention, including
    hand-delivering fire safety and prevention information to all
    residents. A separate webinar will be held for AvalonBay associates to
    review its internal fire prevention procedures and emergency
    guidelines plus the Red Cross’ best practices for fire safety.

“The Red Cross is well known for helping people during emergencies,”
said Linda Mathes, CEO at the American Red Cross in the National Capital
Region. “It’s also part of our mission to help make individuals and
communities safer. We commend AvalonBay for working with their residents
and employees to become ‘Red Cross Ready’ for emergencies and providing
them with our simple steps to follow in advance of a disaster to ensure
they can weather a crisis safely and comfortably.”

About AvalonBay Communities, Inc.

AvalonBay is an equity REIT in the business of developing, redeveloping,
acquiring and managing apartment communities in the leading metropolitan
areas in New England, the New York/New Jersey Metro area, the
Mid-Atlantic, the Pacific Northwest, and the Northern and Southern
California regions of the United States. As of March 31, 2016, the
Company owned or held a direct or indirect ownership interest in 282
apartment communities containing 83,049 apartment homes in 10 states and
the District of Columbia, of which 24 communities were under
construction and 11 communities were under reconstruction. More
information may be found on the Company’s website at http://www.avalonbay.com.

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AvalonBay Communities, Inc.
Kurt Conway
Senior Vice President
Strategy & Marketing