November 1, 2007

SBA Communications Corporation Reports 3rd Quarter 2007 Results; Provides 4th Quarter, Updated Full Year 2007 and Full Year 2008 Outlook

BOCA RATON, Fla., Nov. 1, 2007 (PRIME NEWSWIRE) -- SBA Communications Corporation ("SBA" or the "Company") (NasdaqGS:SBAC - News) today reported results for the quarter ended September 30, 2007. Highlights of the third quarter results include the following (percentage growth rates exclude the effect of a $2.2 million one-time and non-recurring net site leasing revenue benefit in the year earlier period):

 --  Site leasing revenue of $81.0 million, 12% growth over the year
     earlier period

 --  Tower cash flow of $59.2 million, 15% growth over the year
     earlier period

 --  Operating income decreased by $1.0 million over the year earlier
     period

 --  Net loss decreased by $6.8 million as compared to the year
     earlier period

 --  Adjusted EBITDA of $52.8 million, 17% growth over the year
     earlier period

 --  Equity Free Cash Flow per share of $0.29, 81% growth over the
     year earlier period

Operating Results

Total revenues in the third quarter of 2007 were $103.2 million, compared to $98.2 million in the year earlier period, an increase of 5.1%. Site leasing revenue of $81.0 million was up 8.9% over the year earlier period (or 12.3% excluding the effect of a $2.2 million one-time and non-recurring net benefit in the year earlier period). Site leasing segment operating profit (as defined below) was $56.6 million, including a one-time non-cash cumulative impact of $2.5 million of expenses related to prior periods. This one-time non-cash charge relates to the accounting treatment for deferred straight line rent credits associated with the Company's ground lease purchase and extension program. Site leasing contributed 95.1% of the Company's total segment operating profit in the third quarter of 2007.

Tower Cash Flow (as defined below) for the quarter ended September 30, 2007, was $59.2 million, a 10.4% increase over the year earlier period (or 15.2% excluding the effect of a $2.2 million one-time and non-recurring net site leasing revenue benefit in the year earlier period). Tower Cash Flow margin for the three months ended September 30, 2007 was 75.1%, compared to 74.2% in the year earlier period.

Site development revenues were $22.2 million in the third quarter of 2007 compared to $23.8 million in the year earlier period, a 6.7% decrease. Site development segment operating profit was $2.9 million in the third quarter of 2007, compared to $2.5 million in the year earlier period. Site development segment operating profit margin was 13.1% in the third quarter of 2007, compared to 10.5% in the year earlier period.

Selling, general and administrative expenses were $11.3 million in the third quarter of 2007, compared to $11.0 million in the year earlier period. Included in selling, general and administrative expenses were non-cash compensation charges of $1.5 million and $1.6 million and AAT one-time integration expenses of $0 and $0.5 million for the third quarter of 2007 and 2006, respectively. Net loss for the third quarter of 2007 was $17.5 million or $(0.17) per share, compared to a net loss of $24.3 million or $(0.24) per share in the year earlier period.

Adjusted EBITDA (as defined below) in the third quarter of 2007 was $52.8 million, compared to $47.5 million in the year earlier period, an 11.3% increase (or 16.8% excluding the effect of a $2.2 million one-time and non-recurring net site leasing revenue benefit in the year earlier period). Adjusted EBITDA margin was 52.3% in the third quarter of 2007 compared to 49.4% in the year earlier period.

Net interest expense, excluding amortization of deferred financing fees and the impact of interest rate hedging, was $20.3 million in the third quarter of 2007, compared to $25.8 million in the year earlier period.

Equity free cash flow (as defined below) for the quarter ended September 30, 2007 was $30.2 million compared to $19.0 million in the year earlier period. Equity free cash flow was $0.29 per share in the quarter ended September 30, 2007 compared to $0.18 per share in the year earlier period, an increase of 61.1% (or 81.3% excluding the effect of a $2.2 million one-time and non-recurring net site leasing revenue benefit in the year earlier period).

"SBA delivered another strong quarter," commented Jeffrey A. Stoops, President and Chief Executive Officer. "Operationally, our wireless carrier customers were materially more active in the third quarter compared to the first half of 2007, and we enjoyed our strongest lease-up quarter in over two years. Third quarter lease-up will be partially reflected in our fourth quarter financial results and fully reflected in our 2008 results. Our customers continue to remain very active, at an elevated pace compared to the first half of 2007, and we expect they will continue to remain very active through the end of this year and into 2008.

"We continue to be active growing our Company and increasing the size of our tower portfolio with quality tower assets that meet our expected return requirements. We expect to exceed our portfolio growth goals for 2007, and believe that we are well positioned to grow our portfolio by 5% to 10% or more in 2008. Our focus on organic growth, portfolio growth and capital structure is working well, and we achieved our overall goal of material growth in equity free cash flow per share. We feel very good about 2008. Our 2008 guidance calls for an acceleration of growth in leasing revenue, tower cash flow and adjusted EBITDA. We expect to once again achieve material growth in equity free cash flow per share in 2008."

Investing Activities

During the third quarter of 2007, SBA purchased 227 towers and built 17 towers, and as of September 30, 2007 SBA owned 6,026 towers. The 227 towers were purchased for an aggregate amount of $100.3 million, of which $43.3 million was paid in cash and the remainder through the issuance of shares of SBA common stock. Total cash capital expenditures for the third quarter of 2007 were $60.8 million, consisting of $1.8 million of non-discretionary cash capital expenditures (tower maintenance and general corporate) and $59.0 million of discretionary cash capital expenditures (new tower builds, tower augmentations, tower acquisitions and related earn-outs, and ground lease purchases). The Company spent $6.3 million purchasing land and easements, and extending lease terms, with respect to land underlying its towers.

Since September 30, 2007, SBA has purchased 19 additional towers. The 19 towers were purchased for an aggregate amount of $7.6 million, of which $6.5 million was paid in cash and the remainder through the issuance of shares of SBA common stock. The Company has agreed to purchase an additional 207 towers for an aggregate amount of $142.6 million, approximately one-half of which the Company intends to pay with cash and the remainder through the issuance of shares of SBA common stock. The Company anticipates that these acquisitions will be consummated by the end of the first quarter of 2008.

Financing Activities and Liquidity

SBA ended the third quarter with $1.555 billion of commercial mortgage-backed pass-through certificates outstanding, $350.0 million of 0.375% Convertible Senior Notes, and net debt of $1.71 billion. Liquidity at September 30, 2007 was approximately $197.3 million, consisting of cash, restricted cash and short term investments. The Company's net debt to Annualized Adjusted EBITDA leverage ratio was 8.1x at September 30, 2007.

Outlook

The Company is providing its Fourth Quarter, updating its Full Year 2007 and providing its Full Year 2008 Outlook for anticipated results. Information regarding potential risks that could cause the actual results to differ from these forward-looking statements is set forth below and in the Company's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.


                                               Quarter ended
                                             December 31, 2007
                                             -----------------
                                             ($'s in millions)
  Site leasing revenue                       $83.0  to    $85.0
  Site development revenue                   $23.0  to    $26.0
  Total revenues                            $106.0  to   $111.0
  Tower cash flow                            $61.0  to    $63.0
  Adjusted EBITDA                            $54.2  to    $56.2
  Net interest expense(1)                    $20.0  to    $21.0
  Cash taxes paid                             $0.3  to     $0.5
  Non-discretionary cash
  capital expenditures(2)                     $1.5  to     $2.5
  Equity free cash flow(3)                   $30.2  to    $34.4
  Discretionary cash capital
   expenditures(4)                           $42.0  to    $52.0



                                                   Full
                                                 Year 2007
                                                 ----------
                                             ($'s in millions)
  Site leasing revenue                      $320.1  to    $322.1
  Site development revenue                   $85.2  to     $88.2
  Total revenues                            $405.3  to    $410.3
  Tower cash flow                           $234.0  to    $236.0
  Adjusted EBITDA                           $207.5  to    $209.5
  Net interest expense(1)                    $82.2  to     $83.2
  Cash taxes paid                             $2.3  to      $2.5
  Non-discretionary cash
  capital expenditures(2)                     $6.6  to      $7.6
  Equity free cash flow(3)                  $114.2  to    $118.4
  Discretionary cash capital
   expenditures(4)                          $207.1  to    $217.1



                                                  Full
                                                Year 2008
                                                ---------
                                            ($'s in millions)
  Site leasing revenue                     $355.0    to   $375.0
  Site development revenue                  $85.0    to    $95.0
  Total revenues                           $440.0    to   $470.0
  Tower cash flow                          $268.0    to   $284.0
  Adjusted EBITDA                          $242.0    to   $252.0
  Net interest expense(1)                   $80.0    to    $83.0
  Cash taxes paid                            $2.0    to     $3.0
  Non-discretionary cash
  capital expenditures(2)                    $6.5    to     $8.5
  Equity free cash flow(3)                 $147.5    to   $163.5
  Discretionary cash capital
   expenditures(4)                          $90.0    to   $110.0

 (1) Excludes amortization of deferred financing fees and impact of
     interest rate hedging.

 (2) Consists of tower maintenance and general corporate capital
     expenditures.

 (3) Defined as adjusted EBITDA less net interest expense,
     non-discretionary cash capital expenditures and cash taxes paid.

 (4) Consists of new tower builds, tower augmentations, tower
     acquisitions and related earnouts and ground lease purchases. We
     plan on building 60 to 70 new towers in 2007 and 80 to 100 new
     towers in 2008 for our ownership. Fourth quarter, full year 2007
     and full year 2008 expenditure guidance includes cash
     expenditures related to pending acquisitions described in the
     text above.
Conference Call Information

SBA Communications Corporation will host a conference call Friday, November 2, 2007. The call can be accessed as follows:


 When:                   Friday, November 2, 2007 at 10:00 A.M.
                         Eastern Daylight Time
 Dial-in number:         (800) 230-1074
 Conference call name:   "SBA Third Quarter Results"
 Replay:                 November 2, 2007 at 5:00 P.M. through
                         November 16, 2007 at 11:59 P.M.
 Number:                 (800) 475-6701
 Access Code:            889467
 Internet access:        http://www.sbasite.com

 
Information Concerning Forward-Looking Statements

This press release includes forward-looking statements, including statements regarding (i) the Company's prospects for 2007 and 2008 and its expectations regarding customer demand and activity, organic growth, portfolio growth, capital structure and growth in equity free cash flow per share; (ii) the Company's financial and operational guidance for the fourth quarter of 2007, full year 2007 and full year 2008; (iii) the Company's expectations regarding tower acquisitions in 2007 and 2008; (iv) the Company's plan to build 60 to 70 new towers in 2007 and 80 to 100 towers in 2008; and (v) the Company's expectations regarding the reflection of third-quarter lease-up in its fourth quarter 2007 and full year 2008 results. These forward-looking statements may be affected by the risks and uncertainties in the Company's business. This information is qualified in its entirety by cautionary statements and risk factor disclosures contained in the Company's Securities and Exchange Commission filings, including the Company's annual report on Form 10-K filed with the Commission on March 1, 2007 and Form 10-Q's filed on May 9, 2007 and August 6, 2007. The Company wishes to caution readers that certain important factors may have affected and could in the future affect the Company's actual results and could cause the Company's actual results for subsequent periods to differ materially from those expressed in any forward-looking statement made by or on behalf of the Company. With respect to the Company's expectations regarding all of these statements, including its financial guidance, such risk factors include, but are not limited to: (1) the ability and willingness of wireless service providers to maintain or increase their capital expenditures, (2) the Company's ability to secure as many site leasing tenants as planned at anticipated lease rates, (3) the Company's ability to retain current lessees on towers, including our ability to deal with the impact, if any, of consolidation among wireless service providers, (4) the Company's ability to secure and deliver anticipated services business at contemplated margins, (5) the Company's ability to maintain expenses and cash capital expenditures at appropriate levels for our business, (6) the Company's ability to build 60 to 70 new towers in 2007 and 80 to 100 towers in 2008, (7) the Company's ability to acquire towers and land underneath towers on terms that are accretive, (8) market conditions that may affect the liquidity of the Company's short-term investments, (9) the business climate for the wireless communications industry in general and the wireless communications infrastructure providers in particular, and (10) the continued dependence on towers and outsourced site development services by the wireless carriers. With respect to its expectations regarding pending tower acquisitions these factors also include satisfactorily completing due diligence, and the ability and willingness of each party to fulfill their respective closing conditions. With respect to the Company's plan for new builds, these factors also include identifying and obtaining a location attractive to our customers, executing new leases on such towers and obtaining the necessary regulatory and environmental permits on a timely basis.

Information on non-GAAP financial measures is presented below under "Non-GAAP Financial Measures." This press release will be available on our website at http://www.sbasite.com.

For additional information about SBA, please contact Pam Kline, Vice-President-Capital Markets, at (561) 226-9232, or visit our website at http://www.sbasite.com.

SBA is a leading independent owner and operator of wireless communications infrastructure in the United States. SBA generates revenue from two primary businesses - site leasing and site development services. The primary focus of the Company is the leasing of antenna space on its multi-tenant towers to a variety of wireless service providers under long-term lease contracts. Since it was founded in 1989, SBA has participated in the development of over 25,000 antenna sites in the United States.

Non-GAAP Financial Measures

Segment Operating Profit and Segment Operating Profit Margin

This press release includes disclosures regarding our Site Leasing Segment Operating Profit and Site Development Segment Operating Profit, which are non-GAAP financial measures. Each respective Segment Operating Profit is defined as segment revenue less segment cost of revenue (excluding depreciation, accretion and amortization) and Segment Operating Profit Margin is defined as Segment Operating Profit divided by segment revenue. Total Segment Operating Profit is the total of the Segment Operating Profits of the two segments. Segment Operating Profit and Segment Operating Profit Margin are, in our opinion, indicators of the operating performance of our site leasing and site development segments and each is used to provide management with the ability to monitor the operating results and margin of each segment, while excluding the impact of depreciation, accretion and amortization, which is largely fixed. Segment Operating Profit and Segment Operating Profit Margin are not intended to be alternative measures of revenue, segment gross profit or segment gross profit margin as determined in accordance with GAAP.

The Non-GAAP measurements of Segment Operating Profit and Segment Operating Profit Margin have certain material limitations. Specifically these measurements do not include depreciation, accretion or amortization expense. As we use capital assets in our business, depreciation, accretion and amortization expense is a necessary element of our costs and ability to generate profits. Therefore, any measure that excludes depreciation, accretion and amortization expense has material limitations. We compensate for these limitations by using Segment Operating Profit and Segment Operating Profit Margin as only two of several comparative tools, together with GAAP measurements, to assist in the evaluation of the operating performance of our segments.

The reconciliation of Site Leasing Segment Operating Profit and Site Development Segment Operating Profit and the calculation of Segment Operating Profit Margin are as follows:


                             Site leasing          Site development
                               segment                   segment
                          --------------------    --------------------
                          For the three months    For the three months
                           ended September 30,     ended September 30,
                          --------------------    --------------------

                             2007        2006       2007        2006
                             ----        ----       ----        ----
                                         (in thousands)
 Segment revenue          $ 81,038    $ 74,412    $ 22,163    $ 23,760
 Segment cost of
  revenue (excluding
  depreciation,
  accretion and
  amortization)            (24,395)    (20,882)    (19,257)    (21,272)
                          --------    --------    --------    --------

 Segment operating
  profit                  $ 56,643    $ 53,530    $  2,906    $  2,488
                          ========    ========    ========    ========
 Segment operating
  profit margin (1)           69.9%       71.9%       13.1%       10.5%
                          ========    ========    ========    ========

 (1) Segment operating profit margin for a particular quarterly period
     is segment operating profit divided by segment revenue.
The reconciliation of the site leasing revenue growth percentage over the year earlier period is as follows:


                                               For the three months
                                                ended September 30,
                                              ------------------------
                                                 2007           2006
                                              ---------      ---------
                                                    (in thousands)
    Site leasing revenue                       $ 81,038       $ 74,412
    Less:
      One-time and non-recurring net
       site leasing revenue benefit
       in year earlier period                        --          2,226
                                              ---------      ---------
    Site leasing revenue (as adjusted)         $ 81,038      $  72,186
                                              =========      =========


    Site leasing revenue growth percentage (as adjusted) over the
    year earlier period - 12.3%(1)

 (1) Site leasing revenue growth percentage (as adjusted) over the
     year earlier period is calculated by taking actual site leasing
     revenue for the three months ended September 30, 2007,
     subtracting the site leasing revenue (as adjusted) for the three
     months ended September 30, 2006 and dividing the total by the
     site leasing revenue (as adjusted) for the three months ended
     September 30, 2006.
Tower Cash Flow and Tower Cash Flow Margin

This press release, including our fourth quarter 2007, full year 2007 and full year 2008 Outlook includes disclosures regarding Tower Cash Flow and Tower Cash Flow Margin, which are non-GAAP financial measures. Tower Cash Flow is defined as Site Leasing Segment Operating Profit excluding non-cash leasing revenue and non-cash ground lease expense and Tower Cash Flow Margin is defined as Tower Cash Flow divided by the sum of site leasing revenue minus non-cash site leasing revenue. We discuss these non-GAAP financial measures because we believe these items are indicators of performance of our site leasing operations. In addition, Tower Cash Flow is a component of the calculation often used by lenders to determine the availability of credit for our Company. Neither Tower Cash Flow nor Tower Cash Flow Margin are intended to be alternative measures of site leasing gross profit nor of site leasing gross profit margin as determined in accordance with GAAP.

The Non-GAAP measurements of Tower Cash Flow and Tower Cash Flow Margin have certain material limitations. Specifically these measurements do not include leasing revenue of a non-cash nature and ground lease expense of a non-cash nature. Because these non-cash leasing revenue and non-cash ground lease expenses reflect the straight-line impact of the tenant leases and ground leases associated with our site leasing operations, any measure that excludes these non-cash items has material limitations. We compensate for these limitations by using Tower Cash Flow and Tower Cash Flow Margin as only two of several comparative tools, together with GAAP measurements, to assist in the evaluation of the profitability of our site leasing operations.

The reconciliation of Tower Cash Flow is as follows:


                                                  For the three months
                                                   ended September 30,
                                                  --------------------
                                                    2007        2006
                                                  --------    --------
                                                     (in thousands)

   Site leasing revenue                           $ 81,038    $ 74,412
   Site leasing cost of revenue (excluding
    depreciation, accretion and
    amortization)                                  (24,395)    (20,882)
                                                  --------    --------
   Site leasing segment operating profit            56,643      53,530
   Non-cash leasing revenue                         (2,197)     (2,056)
   Non-cash ground lease expense(1)                  4,781       2,178
                                                  --------    --------
   Tower Cash Flow(2)                             $ 59,227    $ 53,652
                                                  --------    --------
   Less:
     One-time and non-recurring net site
      leasing revenue benefit in year
      earlier period                                    --       2,226
                                                  --------    --------
   Tower Cash Flow (as adjusted)                  $ 59,227    $ 51,426
                                                  ========    ========

   Tower cash flow growth percentage (as adjusted) over the year
   earlier period - 15.2%(3)

 (1) Non-cash ground lease expense for the three months ended
     September 30, 2007 includes $2,519 one-time non-cash cumulative
     expenses from prior periods arising from the accounting treatment
     for deferred straight line rent credits associated with the
     Company's ground lease purchase and extension program.

 (2) Tower Cash Flow for the three months ending December 31, 2007,
     fiscal year 2007 and fiscal year 2008 will be calculated in the
     same manner.

 (3) Tower cash flow growth percentage (as adjusted) over the year
     earlier period is calculated by taking actual tower cash flow for
     the three months ended September 30, 2007, subtracting the tower
     cash flow (as adjusted) for the three months ended September 30,
     2006 and dividing the total by the tower cash flow (as adjusted)
     for the three months ended September 30, 2006.
The calculation of Tower Cash Flow Margin is as follows:

                                                  For the three months
                                                   ended September 30,
                                                  --------------------
                                                    2007        2006
                                                  --------    --------
                                                    (in thousands)

   Site leasing revenue                           $ 81,038    $ 74,412
   Non-cash leasing revenue                         (2,197)     (2,056)
                                                  --------    --------
   Site leasing revenue minus
    non-cash revenue                              $ 78,841    $ 72,356
                                                  ========    ========
   Tower Cash Flow                                $ 59,227    $ 53,652
                                                  ========    ========
   Tower Cash Flow Margin(1)                          75.1%      74.2%
                                                  ========    ========

 (1) Tower Cash Flow Margin for the three months ending December 31,
     2007, fiscal year 2007 and fiscal year 2008 will be calculated in
     the same manner.
Adjusted EBITDA, Annualized Adjusted EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA Margin

This press release, including our fourth quarter 2007, full year 2007 and full year 2008 Outlook, includes disclosures regarding Adjusted EBITDA, Annualized Adjusted EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA Margin. Adjusted EBITDA is defined as loss from continuing operations plus net interest expenses, provision for taxes, depreciation, accretion and amortization, asset impairment and other charges, non-cash compensation, loss from write-off of deferred financing fees and extinguishment of debt, and other expense and excluding non-cash leasing revenue, non-cash ground lease expense, other income and one-time costs related to transition and integration costs in connection with the AAT acquisition. We have included these non-GAAP financial measures because we believe these items are indicators of the profitability and performance of our core operations and reflect the changes in our operating results. Annualized Adjusted EBITDA is calculated as Adjusted EBITDA for the most recent quarter multiplied by four. Adjusted EBITDA Margin is defined as Adjusted EBITDA divided by the sum of total revenues minus non-cash leasing revenue. In addition, Adjusted EBITDA is a component of the calculation often used by lenders to determine the availability of credit for our Company. Neither Adjusted EBITDA, Annualized Adjusted EBITDA nor Adjusted EBITDA Margin are intended to be alternative measures of operating income or gross profit margin as determined in accordance with GAAP.

The Non-GAAP measurements of Adjusted EBITDA, Annualized Adjusted EBITDA and the Adjusted EBITDA Margin have certain material limitations, including the following:


 --  They do not include interest expense. Because we have borrowed
     money in order to finance our operations, interest expense is a
     necessary element of our costs and ability to generate profits
     and cash flows. Therefore any measure that excludes interest
     expense has material limitations;

 --  They do not include depreciation, accretion and amortization
     expense. As we use capital assets, depreciation, accretion and
     amortization expense is a necessary element of our costs and
     ability to generate profits. Therefore any measure that excludes
     depreciation, accretion and amortization expense has material
     limitations;

 --  They do not include provision for taxes. Because the payment of
     taxes is a necessary element of our costs, particularly in the
     future, any measure that excludes tax expense has material
     limitations;

 --  They do not include non-cash expenses such as asset impairment
     and other charges, non-cash compensation, other expense/income,
     non-cash leasing revenue and non-cash ground lease expense.
     Because these non-cash items are a necessary element of our costs
     and our ability to generate profits, any measure that excludes
     these non-cash items has material limitations. 

 --  They do not include one-time costs related to transition and
     integration costs incurred in connection with the AAT
     acquisition. Because these items are indicative of actual
     expenses incurred by the Company, any measure that excludes these
     costs has material limitations.
We compensate for these limitations by using Adjusted EBITDA, Annualized Adjusted EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA Margin as only three of several comparative tools, together with GAAP measurements, to assist in the evaluation of our profitability and operating results.

The reconciliation of Adjusted EBITDA and the calculation of Annualized Adjusted EBITDA are as follows:


                                                  For the three months
                                                  ended September 30,
                                                  2007            2006
                                                     (in thousands)
 Net loss                                        $ (17,534)  $ (24,341)
   Interest income                                  (3,029)     (1,038)
   Interest expense                                 25,409      31,579
   Depreciation, accretion and amortization         42,949      39,015
   Provision for taxes(1)                              923         360
   Restructuring credit                                 --        (357)
   Loss from write-off of deferred
    financing fees and extinguishment
    of debt                                             --          34
  Non-cash compensation                              1,595       1,646
  Non-cash leasing revenue                          (2,197)     (2,056)
  Non-cash ground lease expense(2)                   4,781       2,178
  Other                                                (77)       (112)
  AAT one-time transition and
   integration expense                                  --         549
                                                 ---------   ---------
    Adjusted EBITDA(3)                           $  52,820   $  47,457
                                                 ---------   ---------
 Less:
    One-time and  non-recurring net site
     leasing revenue benefit in year
     earlier period                                     --       2,226
                                                 ---------   ---------
 Adjusted EBITDA (as adjusted)                   $  52,820   $  45,231
                                                 ---------   ---------
 Annualized Adjusted EBITDA(4)                   $ 211,280   $ 189,828
                                                 =========   =========

 Adjusted EBITDA growth percentage (as adjusted) over the year earlier
 period  - 16.8%(5)

 (1) For the three months ended September 30, 2007 and September 30,
     2006, these amounts included $381 and $166, respectively, of
     franchise taxes reflected on the Statement of Operations in
     selling, general and administrative expenses.

 (2) Non-cash ground lease expense for the three months ended
     September 30, 2007 includes $2,519 one-time non-cash cumulative
     expenses from prior periods arising from the accounting treatment
     for deferred straight line rent credits associated with the
     Company's ground lease purchase and extension program.

 (3) Adjusted EBITDA for the three months ending December 31, 2007,
     fiscal year 2007 and fiscal year 2008 will be calculated the same
     way.

 (4) Annualized Adjusted EBITDA is calculated as Adjusted EBITDA for
     the most recent quarter multiplied by four.

 (5) Adjusted EBITDA growth percentage (as adjusted) over the year
     earlier period is calculated by taking actual Adjusted EBITDA for
     the three months ended September 30, 2007, subtracting the
     Adjusted EBITDA (as adjusted) for the three months ended
     September 30, 2006 and dividing the total by the Adjusted EBITDA
     (as adjusted) for the three months ended September 30, 2006.
The calculation of Adjusted EBITDA Margin is as follows:

                                                For the three months
                                                 ended September 30,
                                             ------------------------
                                               2007            2006
                                             ---------      ---------
                                                  (in thousands)

  Total revenues                             $ 103,201      $  98,172
  Non-cash leasing revenue                      (2,197)        (2,056)
                                             ---------      ---------
  Total revenues minus non-cash revenue      $ 101,004      $  96,116
                                             ---------      ---------
  Adjusted EBITDA                            $  52,820      $  47,457
                                             =========      =========
  Adjusted EBITDA Margin(1)                      52.3%          49.4%
                                             =========      =========

 (1) Adjusted EBITDA Margin for the three months ending December 31,
     2007, fiscal year 2007 and fiscal year 2008 will be calculated in
     the same manner.
Net Debt and Leverage Ratio

This press release includes disclosures regarding Net Debt and Leverage Ratio. Net Debt is defined as debt minus cash and cash equivalents, short-term restricted cash and short-term investments. Leverage Ratio is defined as Net Debt divided by Annualized Adjusted EBITDA. We have included these non-GAAP financial measures because we believe these items are indicators of our financial condition. The non-GAAP measurements of Net Debt and Leverage Ratio have certain material limitations. Specifically these measurements exclude cash and cash equivalents, short-term restricted cash and short-term investments thereby reducing our debt position. Because we may not be able to use our cash to reduce our debt on a dollar-for-dollar basis, this measure may have material limitations. In addition, since a component of our Leverage Ratio is Annualized Adjusted EBITDA, this measure is subject to the same material limitations associated with Adjusted EBITDA. We compensate for these limitations by using Net Debt and our Leverage Ratio as only two of several comparative tools, together with GAAP measurements, to assist in the evaluation of our financial condition.

The calculations of Net Debt and Leverage Ratio are as follows:


                                                September 30, 2007
                                                ------------------
                                                  (in thousands)

  Long-term debt                                     $  1,905,000
  Less:
    Cash and cash equivalents, restricted
     cash and short-term investments                     (197,263)
                                                ------------------
  Net debt                                           $  1,707,737

  Divided by:
    Annualized Adjusted EBITDA                       $    211,280
                                                ------------------
  Leverage ratio                                             8.1x
                                                ==================
Equity Free Cash Flow and Equity Free Cash Flow Per Share

This press release, including our fourth quarter 2007, full year 2007 and full year 2008 Outlook, also includes disclosures regarding Equity Free Cash Flow and Equity Free Cash Flow Per Share which are non-GAAP financial measures. Equity Free Cash Flow is defined as Adjusted EBITDA minus net interest expense, non-discretionary cash capital expenditures and cash taxes paid. Equity Free Cash Flow Per Share is defined as Equity Free Cash Flow divided by the weighted average shares outstanding for the period. We discuss Equity Free Cash Flow and Equity Free Cash Flow Per Share because we believe that these measures are indicators of the amount of cash produced by our business and thus reflects the amount that may be available for reinvestment in the business through discretionary capital expenditures, repayment of indebtedness or return to shareholders. Equity Free Cash Flow is not intended to be an alternative measure of cash flow from operations or operating income as determined in accordance with GAAP.

Equity Free Cash Flow Per Share is not intended to be an alternative measure of earnings per share as determined in accordance with GAAP.

The use of Equity Free Cash Flow and Equity Free Cash Flow Per Share has certain material limitations. Specifically these measurements do not include discretionary capital expenditures. Because the determination of which capital expenditures are discretionary is subject to various interpretations and because these types of capital expenditures are an integral part of our plans for growth, any measure that excludes these items has material limitations. Furthermore, as the calculations of Equity Free Cash Flow and Equity Free Cash Flow Per Share are based on our Adjusted EBITDA, this measure is subject to the same material limitations associated with Adjusted EBITDA. In addition, by using Adjusted EBITDA as the starting point rather than cash flow from operating activities, timing differences on the cash receipts and disbursements of a number of items, primarily in working capital, are not captured. We compensate for these limitations by using Equity Free Cash Flow and Equity Free Cash Flow Per Share as only two of several comparative tools, together with GAAP measurements, to assist in the evaluation of our cash flow from operations.

The reconciliation of Equity Free Cash Flow is as follows:


                                                 For the three months
                                                  ended September 30,
                                                  2007          2006
                                                  ----          ----
                                                    (in thousands)
   Adjusted EBITDA                               $  52,820    $ 47,457
   Net interest expense(1)                         (20,276)    (25,837)
   Non-discretionary cash capital
    expenditures                                    (1,812)     (1,924)
   Cash taxes paid                                    (525)       (720)
                                                 ---------   ---------
   Equity free cash flow(2)                      $  30,207   $ 18,976
                                                 ---------   ---------
   Less:
    One-time and non-recurring net
     site leasing revenue benefit in
     year earlier period                                --       2,226
                                                 ---------   ---------
   Equity Free Cash Flow (as adjusted)           $  30,207   $  16,750
                                                 =========   =========

        Equity free cash flow growth percentage (as adjusted)
        over the year earlier period - 80.3%(3)

 (1) Excludes amortization of deferred financing fees and interest
     rate hedging benefits.
 (2) Equity free cash flow for the three months ending December 31,
     2007, fiscal year 2007 and fiscal year 2008 will be calculated in
     the same manner.
 (3) Equity free cash flow growth percentage (as adjusted) over the
     year earlier period is calculated by taking actual equity free
     cash flow for the three months ended September 30, 2007,
     subtracting the equity free cash flow (as adjusted) for the three
     months ended September 30, 2006 and dividing the total by the
     equity free cash flow (as adjusted) for the three months ended
     September 30, 2006.
The calculation of Equity Free Cash Flow Per Share is as follows:


                                                  For the three months
                                                   ended September 30,
                                                  --------------------
                                                    2007         2006
                                                  --------    --------
                                                  (in thousands except
                                                   per share amounts)

  Equity Free Cash Flow (as adjusted)             $ 30,207    $ 16,750
                                                  ========    ========
  Divided by:
    Weighted average number of
     common shares                                 104,188     103,733
                                                  --------    --------
  Equity Free Cash Flow Per Share                 $   0.29    $   0.18
                                                  ========    ========
  Equity Free Cash Flow Per Share
   (as adjusted)                                  $   0.29    $   0.16
                                                  ========    ========

    Equity free cash flow per share growth percentage (as adjusted)
    over the year earlier period - 81.3%(1)

 (1) Equity free cash flow per share growth percentage (as adjusted)
     over the year earlier period is calculated by taking actual
     equity free cash flow per share for the three months ended
     September 30, 2007, subtracting the equity free cash flow per
     share (as adjusted) for the three months ended September 30, 2006
     and dividing the total by the equity free cash flow per share (as
     adjusted) for the three months ended September 30, 2006.


                 CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS
             ($'s in thousands, except per share amounts)
                              (unaudited)

                              For the three months  For the nine months
                               ended September 30,  ended September 30,
                              -------------------  -------------------
                                  2007      2006     2007       2006
                                  ----      ----     ----       ----
 Revenues:
   Site leasing                $ 81,038  $ 74,412  $237,100   $181,755
   Site development              22,163    23,760    62,198     72,597
                               --------  --------  --------   --------
     Total revenues             103,201    98,172   299,298    254,352
                               --------  --------  --------   --------
 Operating expenses:
   Cost of revenues
    (exclusive of
    depreciation, accretion
    and amortization shown
    below):
     Site leasing                24,395    20,882    66,185     50,380
     Site development            19,257    21,272    54,183     66,213
 Selling, general and
  administrative(1) (2)          11,289    11,044    33,691     31,467
 Restructuring credits               --      (357)       --       (357)
 Depreciation, accretion
  and amortization               42,949    39,015   124,892     93,195
                               --------  --------  --------   --------
     Total operating
      expenses                   97,890    91,856   278,951    240,898
                               --------  --------  --------   --------
       Operating income           5,311     6,316    20,347     13,454
                               --------  --------  --------   --------
 Other income (expense):
   Interest income                3,029     1,038     7,528      2,846
   Interest expense(3)          (23,164)  (27,085)  (69,336)   (55,783)
   Non-cash interest expense         --        --        --     (6,845)
   Amortization of deferred
    financing fees               (2,245)   (4,494)   (6,259)    (8,743)

   Write-off of deferred
    financing fees and
    extinguishment of debt           --       (34)     (431)   (53,872)

   Other                             77       112      (114)       324
                               --------  --------  --------   --------
     Total other expense        (22,303)  (30,463)  (68,612)  (122,073)
                               --------  --------  --------   --------

  Loss before provision for
   income taxes                 (16,992)  (24,147)  (48,265)  (108,619)
 Provision for income taxes        (542)     (194)     (735)      (564)
                               --------  --------  --------   --------
   Net loss                    $(17,534) $(24,341) $(49,000) $(109,183)
                               ========  ========  ========   ========


 (1) Includes $1,519, $1,596, $4,971 and $4,081 of non-cash
     compensation for the three months ended September 30, 2007 and
     2006 and for the nine months ended September 30, 2007 and 2006,
     respectively.
 (2) Includes $5 of AAT one-time integration expenses for the nine
     months ended September 30, 2007 and $549 and $1,855 for the three
     and nine months ended September 30, 2006, respectively.
 (3) Includes $141 and $(210) of impact of interest rate hedges for
     the three months ended September 30, 2007 and 2006, respectively,
     and $424, and $924 for the nine months ended September 30, 2007
     and 2006, respectively.

                                For the three         For the nine 
                                months ended          months ended
                                September 30,         September 30,
                              ------------------   -------------------
                                 2007     2006       2007      2006
                                 ----     ----       ----      ----

                              --------  --------    --------  --------
 Basic and diluted loss
  per common share            $  (0.17) $  (0.24)   $  (0.47) $  (1.14)
                              ========  ========    ========  ========
   Weighted average number
    of common shares           104,188   103,733     104,333    95,922
                              ========  ========    ========  ========
 Other Data:
    Tower Cash Flow           $ 59,227  $ 53,652
                              ========  ========
    Adjusted EBITDA           $ 52,820  $ 47,457
                              ========  ========
    Equity Free Cash Flow     $ 30,207  $ 18,976
                              ========  ========



                 CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS
                             (in thousands)
                                            September 30,  December 31,
                                                 2007          2006
                                             -----------   -----------
                                              (unaudited)

              ASSETS

 Current assets:
  Cash and cash equivalents                  $    43,361   $    46,148
  Short term investments                         121,237            --
  Restricted cash                                 32,665        34,403
  Accounts receivable, net of
    allowances of $1,238 and $1,316 in
    2007 and 2006, respectively                   24,199        20,781
  Other current assets                            27,890        26,275
                                             -----------   -----------
          Total current assets                   249,352       127,607

 Property and equipment, net                   1,159,703     1,105,942
 Intangible assets, net                          788,767       724,872
 Deferred financing fees, net                     35,348        33,221
 Other long-term assets                           68,127        54,650
                                             -----------   -----------
          Total assets                       $ 2,301,297   $ 2,046,292
                                             ===========   ===========


                   LIABILITIES AND SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITY

 Current liabilities:
  Accounts payable and
   accrued expenses                          $    26,362   $    27,346
  Interest payable                                 3,827         4,056
  Other current liabilities                       32,754        26,952
                                             -----------   -----------
          Total current liabilities               62,943        58,354
                                             -----------   -----------

 Long-term liabilities:
  Long-term debt                               1,905,000     1,555,000
  Deferred revenue                                 7,086         1,992
  Other long-term liabilities                     51,225        45,025
                                             -----------   -----------
          Total long-term liabilities          1,963,311     1,602,017
                                             -----------   -----------

 Shareholders' equity                            275,043       385,921
                                             -----------   -----------
 Total liabilities and shareholders'
  equity                                     $ 2,301,297   $ 2,046,292
                                             ===========   ===========


            CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS
                            (in thousands)
                              (unaudited)

                                           For the three months ended 
                                                  September 30,
                                           --------------------------
                                              2007           2006
                                           ----------     ----------
 CASH FLOWS FROM OPERATING ACTIVITIES:
  Net loss                                 $  (17,534)    $  (24,341)
  Depreciation, accretion and amortization     42,949         39,015
  Other non-cash items reflected in 
   Statements of Operations                     3,680          5,899
  Loss from write-off of deferred financing 
   fees and extinguishment of debt                 --             34
  Changes in operating assets and 
   liabilities                                   (211)        (7,558)
                                           ----------     ----------
    Net cash provided by operating 
     activities                                28,884         13,049 
                                           ----------     ----------

 CASH FLOWS FROM INVESTING ACTIVITIES: 
  Purchase of short-term investments          (70,275)            --
  Sale of short-term investments               50,376             --
  Capital expenditures                         (6,768)        (6,877)
  Acquisitions and related earn-outs          (54,017)       (29,007)
  Acquisitions of AAT Communications 
   Corp., net of cash acquired                     --         (1,328)
  Proceeds from sale of fixed assets               64            113
  Payment of restricted cash relating to 
   tower removal obligations                     (456)          (151)
                                           ----------     ----------
    Net cash used in investing activities     (81,076)       (37,250)
                                           ----------     ----------

 CASH FLOWS FROM FINANCING ACTIVITIES: 
  (Payment) release of restricted cash 
   relating to CMBS Notes                      (2,883)         2,033
  Deferred financing fees paid relating 
   to 0.375% convertible senior notes              (8)            --
  Deferred financing fees paid relating 
   to CMBS Notes                                  (26)           (33)
  Proceeds from employee stock 
   purchase/option plans                          936          1,054
  Payment of financing fees for senior 
   credit facility                                 --            (34)
                                           ----------     ----------
    Net cash (used in) provided by 
     financing activities                      (1,981)         3,020
                                           ----------     ----------

 NET DECREASE IN CASH AND CASH EQUIVALENTS    (54,173)       (21,181)

 CASH AND CASH EQUIVALENTS: 
    Beginning of period                        97,534         61,596
                                           ----------     ----------
    End of period                          $   43,361     $   40,415
                                           ==========     ==========


                                  For the three        For the nine
                                   months ended        months ended
                                September 30, 2007  September 30, 2007
                                ------------------  ------------------
                                            (in thousands)

 SELECTED CASH CAPITAL 
  EXPENDITURE DETAIL:

 Tower new build construction   $            3,858  $           11,314
                                ------------------  ------------------

 Operating tower construction:
  Tower upgrades/augmentations               1,096               3,607
  Maintenance/improvement 
   capital expenditures                      1,593               4,205
                                ------------------  ------------------
                                             2,689               7,812
                                ------------------  ------------------

 General corporate expenditures                221                 920
                                ------------------  ------------------
                                $            6,768  $           20,046
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Contact:
          SBA Communications Corporation
          Pam Kline, Vice-President-Capital Markets 
          (561) 226-9232


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