May 4, 2010

SBA Communications Corporation Reports 1st Quarter 2010 Results; Provides 2nd Quarter and Updates Full Year 2010 Outlook

BOCA RATON, Fla., May 4, 2010 (GlobeNewswire via COMTEX News Network) -- SBA Communications Corporation (Nasdaq:SBAC) ("SBA" or the "Company") today reported results for the quarter ended March 31, 2010. Highlights of the results include:

First quarter over year earlier period:

  --  Site leasing revenue growth of 10.8%
  --  Tower Cash Flow growth of 12.9%
  --  Net loss increased from $17.9 million to $37.4 million
  --  Adjusted EBITDA growth of 11.9%


Operating Results

Total revenues in the first quarter of 2010 were $148.0 million compared to $135.1 million in the year earlier period, an increase of 9.6%. Site leasing revenue of $128.0 million was up 10.8% over the year earlier period. Site leasing Segment Operating Profit (as defined below) of $98.8 million was up 12.4% over the year earlier period. Site leasing contributed 97.9% of the Company's total Segment Operating Profit in the first quarter of 2010. Site development revenues were $20.0 million in the first quarter of 2010 compared to $19.6 million in the year earlier period, a 2.2% increase. Site development Segment Operating Profit Margin was 10.5% in the first quarter of 2010 compared to 13.3% in the year earlier period.

Tower Cash Flow (as defined below) for the first quarter of 2010 was $100.8 million, a 12.9% increase over the year earlier period. Tower Cash Flow Margin (as defined below) for the first quarter of 2010 was 79.4% compared to 78.7% in the year earlier period.

Net loss for the first quarter of 2010 was $37.4 million compared to $17.9 million in the year earlier period. Net loss attributable to SBA Communications Corporation for the first quarter of 2010 was $37.3 million or $(0.32) per share compared to a net loss attributable to SBA Communications Corporation of $17.9 million or $(0.15) per share in the year earlier period. This increase was primarily due to an increase in cash and non-cash interest expense in the first quarter of 2010.

Adjusted EBITDA (as defined below) in the first quarter of 2010 was $91.4 million compared to $81.7 million in the year earlier period, an increase of 11.9%. Adjusted EBITDA Margin (as defined below) was 62.2% in the first quarter of 2010 compared to 61.4% in the year earlier period.

Net Cash Interest Expense (as defined below) was $37.0 million in the first quarter of 2010 compared to $26.5 million in the year earlier period.

Equity Free Cash Flow (as defined below) for the first quarter of 2010 was $51.5 million compared to $52.8 million in the year earlier period, a decrease of 2.4%. Equity Free Cash Flow Per Share was $0.44 for the first quarter of 2010 compared to $0.45 per share in the year earlier period, a decrease of 2.2%.

"We produced another solid quarter of results in the first quarter," commented Jeffrey A. Stoops, President and CEO. "Our customers continue to be active with 3G and 4G upgrades and deployments to keep up with the strong demand for wireless services, particularly in the data area. We expect this trend to continue which, combined with the favorable prospects for the availability of additional wireless spectrum, should drive solid organic growth for SBA for years to come. We are well-positioned to capture that growth and drive additional value creation for our shareholders. With our recent and very successful $1.23 billion debt financing, our balance sheet goals have been achieved and our access to capital is excellent. Given our financial stability, our focus is to grow our company, return capital to shareholders through stock repurchases and maximize growth in equity free cash flow per share. We believe that combination will serve our shareholders extremely well."

Investing Activities

As of March 31, 2010 SBA owned 8,380 towers, and managed or leased approximately 5,000 actual or potential additional communication sites. During the first quarter of 2010, SBA purchased 36 towers for approximately $23.5 million in cash (exclusive of any working capital adjustments). SBA also built 21 towers during the first quarter of 2010. In addition, the Company spent $4.8 million to purchase land and easements and to extend lease terms with respect to land underlying its towers. Total cash capital expenditures for the first quarter of 2010 were $42.5 million, consisting of $2.2 million of non-discretionary cash capital expenditures (tower maintenance and general corporate) and $40.3 million of discretionary cash capital expenditures (new tower builds, tower augmentations, tower acquisitions and related earn-outs, and purchasing land and easements).

In addition, during the first quarter of 2010, the Company acquired an equity interest in DAS provider Extenet Systems, Inc. for approximately $32.3 million in cash and the contribution of our existing DAS business.

Subsequent to March 31, 2010, the Company acquired 145 towers and related assets and liabilities from third party sellers. The aggregate consideration paid for the towers and related assets was approximately $50.0 million in cash. The Company has agreed to purchase an additional 106 towers for an aggregate amount of $57.8 million. The Company anticipates that these acquisitions will be consummated by the end of the third quarter of 2010.

During the first quarter of 2010, the Company repurchased 264,813 shares of its common stock for $8.7 million as part of the $250 million stock repurchase program authorized by the Board of Directors in October 2009. As of May 3, 2010 and subsequent to March 31, 2010, the Company repurchased 168,122 additional shares of its common stock for $5.8 million. As of May 3, 2010, since the stock repurchase program was authorized, the Company has cumulatively repurchased 485,295 shares of its common stock for $16.2 million at an average price of $33.39 per share. The Company will continue to use the stock repurchase program opportunistically based on overall market and business conditions.

Financing Activities and Liquidity

SBA ended the first quarter with $2.8 billion of total debt (recorded on the Company's balance sheet at a discounted carrying value of $2.5 billion), $0.2 billion of cash and cash equivalents, short-term investments and short-term restricted cash and $2.6 billion of Net Debt (as defined below). SBA's Net Debt and Net Secured Debt to Annualized Adjusted EBITDA Leverage Ratios (as defined below) were 7.2x and 2.2x, respectively.

On February 11, 2010, the Company terminated its undrawn $320.0 million senior secured credit facility and obtained a $500.0 million, five-year senior secured credit facility. Amounts borrowed under the facility can be used for general corporate purposes and will accrue interest at the Eurodollar rate plus a margin that ranges from 187.5 basis points to 237.5 basis points or at the Base Rate plus a margin that ranges from 87.5 basis points to 137.5 basis points, based on leverage ratios. As of March 31, 2010, availability under the facility was approximately $500.0 million.

During the first quarter of 2010, the Company repurchased $2.0 million of its 2006 CMBS Certificates for $2.1 million in cash.

On April 16, 2010, the Company, through SBA Tower Trust issued $1.23 billion of Secured Tower Revenue Securities of which $680.0 million have an anticipated repayment date of April 16, 2015 and a final maturity date of April 16, 2040 and $550.0 million have an anticipated repayment date of April 16, 2017 and a final maturity date of April 16, 2042 (collectively, the "2010 Tower Securities"). The weighted average annual fixed coupon interest rate of the 2010 Tower Securities is 4.6%, payable monthly. Net proceeds from the 2010 Tower Securities were approximately $1.21 billion and were used to repay in full the outstanding 2006 CMBS Certificates in the amount of $938.6 million and pay the related prepayment consideration and fees. The remaining net proceeds will be used for general corporate purposes.

Outlook

The Company is providing its second quarter 2010 Outlook and updating its Full Year 2010 Outlook for anticipated results. The Company is narrowing the guidance ranges previously given, and raising the mid-point of the range for site leasing revenue, Tower Cash Flow, Adjusted EBITDA and Equity Free Cash Flow. The Outlook provided is based on a number of assumptions that the Company believes are reasonable at the time of this press release. 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.

The Company's Full Year 2010 Outlook is based on the following assumptions: (1) 9% organic leasing revenue growth on projected owned towers as of January 1, 2010; (2) new tower builds in the U.S. and Canada of 120 to 140 towers in 2010 for the Company's ownership, (3) the acquisition of only those tower assets under contract at the time of this press release, and (4) no additional stock repurchases. The Company (a) intends to spend additional capital in 2010 on acquiring and building revenue producing assets not yet identified or under contract, and (b) may repurchase more of its common stock, the impact of which is not reflected in the 2010 guidance.



  ---------------------------------  --------------------------  -----------------------

                                            June 30, 2010               Year 2010
  ---------------------------------  --------------------------  -----------------------

                                                      ($'s in millions)
  ---------------------------------  ---------------------------------------------------

  Site leasing revenue                  $130.0  to       $132.0  $525.5  to       $535.5
  ---------------------------------  ---------  -------  ------  ------  -------  ------

  Site development revenue               $19.0  to        $21.0   $75.0  to        $90.0
  ---------------------------------  ---------  -------  ------  ------  -------  ------

  Total revenues                        $149.0  to       $153.0  $600.5  to       $625.5
  ---------------------------------  ---------  -------  ------  ------  -------  ------

  Tower Cash Flow                       $101.5  to       $103.5  $411.5  to       $423.5
  ---------------------------------  ---------  -------  ------  ------  -------  ------

  Adjusted EBITDA                        $92.5  to        $94.5  $375.5  to       $389.5
  ---------------------------------  ---------  -------  ------  ------  -------  ------

  Net cash interest expense(1)           $37.0  to        $38.0  $146.0  to       $152.0
  ---------------------------------  ---------  -------  ------  ------  -------  ------

  Cash taxes paid                         $0.5  to         $0.7    $2.0  to         $3.0
  ---------------------------------  ---------  -------  ------  ------  -------  ------

  Non-discretionary cash capital
   expenditures(2)                        $2.0  to         $3.0    $8.0  to        $11.0
  ---------------------------------  ---------  -------  ------  ------  -------  ------

  Equity Free Cash Flow(3)               $50.8  to        $55.0  $209.5  to       $233.5
  ---------------------------------  ---------  -------  ------  ------  -------  ------

  Discretionary cash capital
   expenditures(4)                       $80.0  to        $90.0  $190.0  to       $210.0
  ---------------------------------  ---------  -------  ------  ------  -------  ------

  (1) Net cash interest expense is defined as interest expense less interest income. Net
   cash interest expense does not include any impact from the amortization of deferred
   financing fees or non-cash interest expense.
  (2) Consists of tower maintenance and general corporate capital expenditures.
  (3) Defined as Adjusted EBITDA less net cash interest expense, non-discretionary cash
   capital expenditures and cash taxes paid.
  (4) Consists of new tower builds, tower augmentations, tower acquisitions and related
   earn-outs and ground lease purchases. Excludes expenditures for revenue producing
   assets not under contract at the date of this press release. Excludes the impact of
   the investment in DAS provider Extenet Systems, Inc.

Conference Call Information

SBA Communications Corporation will host a conference call on Wednesday, May 5, 2010 at 10:00 A.M. EDT to discuss the quarterly results. The call may be accessed as follows:

                        Wednesday, May 5,
                         2010 at 10:00 A.M.
  When:                  EDT
  Dial-in number:       (866) 233-3843
  Conference call       "SBA First Quarter
   name:                 Results"
                        May 5, 2010 at 1:00
                         P.M. through May 19,
  Replay:                2010
                        at 11:59 P.M.
  Number:               (800) 475-6701
  Access Code:          154006
  Internet access:      www.sbasite.com

Information Concerning Forward-Looking Statements

This press release includes forward-looking statements, including statements regarding the Company's expectations or beliefs regarding (i) customer demand and activity for the full year 2010; (ii) the Company's positioning to create additional shareholder value, (iii) the use of the net proceeds from the Company's debt offering; (iv) the Company's financial and operational guidance for the second quarter of 2010 and full year 2010, including its ability to drive material growth in equity free cash flow per share, (v) the Company's expectations regarding tower acquisitions and its belief that pending acquisitions will close by the end of the third quarter of 2010, (vi) the Company's ability to capture 3G and 4G network build-out work, and (vii) the Company's intentions regarding the stock repurchase program. 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, 2010. 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 and operational 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 and retain as many site leasing tenants as planned at anticipated lease rates; (3) 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 acquire land underneath towers on terms that are accretive; (7) the Company's ability to realize economies of scale from its tower portfolio; (8) the Company's ability to comply with covenants and the terms of its credit instruments; (9) the economic 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 the Company's plan for new builds, these factors also include zoning approvals, weather, availability of labor and supplies and other factors beyond the Company's control that could affect the Company's ability to build 120 to 140 towers in 2010. With respect to its expectations regarding the ability to close pending tower acquisitions, these factors also include satisfactorily completing due diligence, the ability and willingness of each party to fulfill their respective closing conditions and the availability of cash on hand, borrowing capacity under the senior credit facility or shares of the Company's Class A common stock to pay the anticipated consideration. With respect to repurchases under the adopted stock repurchase program, the amount of additional shares repurchased, if any, and the timing of such repurchases will depend on, among other things, the trading price of its common stock, which may be positively or negatively impacted by the repurchase program, market and business conditions, the availability of stock, the Company's financial performance or determinations following the date of this announcement in order to use the Company's funds for other purposes.

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

About SBA

SBA is a leading independent owner and operator of wireless communications infrastructure in the United States and is currently seeking to expand its business into select other countries in North and South America. 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 45,000 antenna sites in the United States.

For additional information about SBA, please contact Pam Kline, Vice President-Capital Markets, at (561) 226-9232, or Mark DeRussy, Director of Finance, at (561) 226-9531 or visit our website at www.sbasite.com.

           CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS
           (in thousands except per share amounts)
                         (unaudited)

                                    For the three months

                                       ended March 31,
                                  ------------------------

                                     2010         2009
                                  -----------  -----------
  Revenues:
   Site leasing                     $ 127,967    $ 115,478

   Site development                    19,998       19,572
                                  -----------  -----------

    Total revenues                    147,965      135,050
                                  -----------  -----------

  Operating expenses:
  Cost of revenues (exclusive of depreciation, accretion
   and amortization shown below):
   Cost of site leasing                29,183       27,565
   Cost of site development            17,889       16,973
  Selling, general and
   administrative (1)                  14,506       12,075
  Acquisition related expenses          2,055          434
  Depreciation, accretion and
   amortization                        67,446       63,653
                                  -----------  -----------

    Total operating expenses          131,079      120,700
                                  -----------  -----------

    Operating income                   16,886       14,350
                                  -----------  -----------

  Other income (expense):
   Interest income                         82          288
   Interest expense                  (37,118)     (26,822)
   Non-cash interest expense         (14,867)      (8,849)
   Amortization of deferred
    financing fees                    (2,492)      (2,576)
   (Loss) gain from
    extinguishment of debt, net         (112)        5,948

   Other income                           319           13
                                  -----------  -----------

   Total other expense               (54,188)     (31,998)
                                  -----------  -----------

   Loss from operations before
    provision for income taxes       (37,302)     (17,648)

  Provision for income taxes            (109)        (242)
                                  -----------  -----------
  Net loss                           (37,411)     (17,890)
   Net loss attributable to
    noncontrolling interest                85           --
                                  -----------  -----------
  Net loss attributable to SBA
   Communications Corporation      $ (37,326)   $ (17,890)
                                  ===========  ===========

  Basic and diluted loss per
   common share                      $ (0.32)     $ (0.15)
                                  ===========  ===========

  Weighted average number of
   common shares                      117,118      117,984
                                  ===========  ===========

  (1)  Includes non-cash compensation of $2,534 and $1,576
   for the three months ended March 31, 2010 and 2009,
   respectively.


           CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS
                       (in thousands)

                                March 31,    December 31,
                                   2010          2009
                               ------------  ------------
                                (unaudited)
  ASSETS
   Current assets:
   Cash and cash equivalents      $ 118,274     $ 161,317
   Short-term investments             3,560         5,352
   Restricted cash                   27,100        30,285
   Accounts receivable, net
    of allowance of $167 and
    $350 in 2010 and 2009,
    respectively                     14,825        19,644

   Other current assets              20,755        20,240
                               ------------  ------------
    Total current assets            184,514       236,838

  Property and equipment, net     1,472,668     1,496,938
  Intangible assets, net          1,420,547     1,435,591

  Other long-term assets            192,912       144,279
                               ------------  ------------

    Total assets                $ 3,270,641   $ 3,313,646
                               ============  ============

  LIABILITIES AND
   SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITY
  Current liabilities:
   Current maturities of
    long-term debt, net            $ 29,116      $ 28,648
   Accounts payable and
    accrued expenses                 33,444        37,329
   Accrued interest                  24,362        35,551

   Other current liabilities         52,316        57,197
                               ------------  ------------

    Total current liabilities       139,238       158,725
                               ------------  ------------

  Long-term liabilities:
   Long-term debt, net            2,472,235     2,460,402
   Other long-term
    liabilities                      96,861        94,570
                               ------------  ------------
    Total long-term
     liabilities                  2,569,096     2,554,972
                               ------------  ------------


  Shareholders' equity              562,307       599,949
                               ------------  ------------
    Total liabilities and
     shareholders' equity       $ 3,270,641   $ 3,313,646
                               ============  ============


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

                                                For the three months

                                                   ended March 31,
                                              ------------------------

                                                 2010         2009
                                              -----------  -----------

  CASH FLOWS FROM OPERATING ACTIVITIES
   Net loss                                    $ (37,411)   $ (17,890)
   Depreciation, accretion, and amortization       67,446       63,653
   Non-cash interest expense                       14,867        8,849
   Loss (gain) from extinguishment of debt,
    net                                               112      (5,948)
   Other non-cash items reflected in the
    Statement of Operations                         4,763        4,444
   Accrued interest                              (11,189)        2,226
   Other changes in operating assets and
    liabilities                                   (1,170)      (6,050)
                                              -----------  -----------
    Net cash provided by operating
     activities                                    37,418       49,284
                                              -----------  -----------

  CASH FLOWS FROM INVESTING ACTIVITIES:
   Acquisitions and related earn-outs            (30,345)      (4,119)
   Capital expenditures                          (12,161)      (7,562)
   Purchase of investments                       (32,300)           --
   Maturities of investments                        2,017           --
   Proceeds of restricted cash related to
    tower removal obligations                          24        6,200

   Proceeds from disposition of fixed assets           13           10
                                              -----------  -----------

    Net cash used in investing activities        (72,752)      (5,471)
                                              -----------  -----------

  CASH FLOWS FROM FINANCING ACTIVITIES:
   Repurchase and retirement of common stock      (8,681)           --
   Payments of deferred financing fees            (4,952)         (40)
   Proceeds from employee stock
    purchase/stock option plans                     4,825        1,365
   Release of restricted cash relating to
    CMBS Certificates                               3,185          787
   Payments on the extinguishment of debt         (2,086)     (42,004)
   Borrowings under the Senior Credit
    Facility                                           --        8,507

   Payment on the Optasite credit facility             --      (1,500)
                                              -----------  -----------

    Net cash used in financing activities         (7,709)     (32,885)
                                              -----------  -----------

  NET (DECREASE) INCREASE IN CASH AND CASH
   EQUIVALENTS                                   (43,043)       10,928
  CASH AND CASH EQUIVALENTS:

   Beginning of period                            161,317       78,856
                                              -----------  -----------

   End of period                                $ 118,274     $ 89,784
                                              ===========  ===========



                                        For the     For the
                                          three     three
                                         months     months
                                          ended     ended
                                        March 31,   March
                                          2010     31, 2009
                                       ----------  --------
                                          (in thousands)

  SELECTED CAPITAL EXPENDITURE
   DETAIL:


   Tower new build construction           $ 8,071   $ 5,081
                                       ----------  --------

   Operating tower expenditures:
    Tower upgrades/augmentations            1,923       916
    Maintenance/improvement capital
     expenditures                           1,672     1,472
                                       ----------  --------

                                            3,595     2,388
                                       ----------  --------


   General corporate expenditures             495        93
                                       ----------  --------

    Total capital expenditures           $ 12,161   $ 7,562
                                       ==========  ========

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 and non-cash in nature. 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 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 Development
                                         Site Leasing Segment          Segment
                                        ----------------------  ----------------------
                                         For the three months    For the three months

                                           ended March 31,         ended March 31,
                                        ----------------------  ----------------------


                                           2010        2009        2010         2009
                                        ----------  ----------  -----------  ---------
                                            (in thousands)          (in thousands)

  Segment revenue                        $ 127,967   $ 115,478     $ 19,998   $ 19,572
  Segment cost of revenues (excluding
   depreciation, accretion and
   amortization):                         (29,183)    (27,565)     (17,889)   (16,973)
                                        ----------  ----------  -----------  ---------

   Segment operating profit               $ 98,784    $ 87,913      $ 2,109    $ 2,599
                                        ==========  ==========  ===========  =========

   Segment operating profit margin           77.2%       76.1%        10.5%      13.3%
                                        ==========  ==========  ===========  =========

Tower Cash Flow and Tower Cash Flow Margin

This press release includes disclosures on our historical results and future outlook for 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 straight-line leasing revenue and non-cash straight-line ground lease expense and Tower Cash Flow Margin is defined as Tower Cash Flow divided by the difference of site leasing revenue minus non-cash straight-line 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 used by our lenders to determine compliance with certain covenants under our senior credit facility and senior notes. 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 tables below set forth the reconciliation of Tower Cash Flow to its most comparable GAAP measurement and the calculation of Tower Cash Flow Margin. Tower Cash Flow for each of the periods set forth in the Outlook section above will be calculated in the same manner.

                                                For the three months

                                                  ended March 31,
                                               ----------------------

                                                  2010        2009
                                               ----------  ----------
                                                   (in thousands)

  Site leasing revenue                          $ 127,967   $ 115,478
  Site leasing cost of revenue (excluding
   depreciation, accretion, and amortization)    (29,183)    (27,565)
                                               ----------  ----------
  Site leasing segment operating profit            98,784      87,913
  Non-cash straight-line leasing revenue          (1,000)     (2,016)

  Non-cash straight-line ground lease expense       3,018       3,379
                                               ----------  ----------

  Tower Cash Flow                               $ 100,802    $ 89,276
                                               ==========  ==========

The calculation of Tower Cash Flow Margin is as follows:

                                                For the three months

                                                  ended March 31,
                                               ----------------------

                                                  2010        2009
                                               ----------  ----------
                                                   (in thousands)

  Site leasing revenue                          $ 127,967   $ 115,478

  Non-cash straight-line leasing revenue          (1,000)     (2,016)
                                               ----------  ----------
  Site leasing revenue minus non-cash
   straight-line leasing revenue                $ 126,967   $ 113,462
                                               ==========  ==========

  Tower Cash Flow                               $ 100,802    $ 89,276
                                               ==========  ==========

  Tower Cash Flow Margin                            79.4%       78.7%
                                               ==========  ==========

Adjusted EBITDA, Annualized Adjusted EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA Margin

This press release includes disclosures on our historical results and future outlook for Adjusted EBITDA, Annualized Adjusted EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA Margin. Adjusted EBITDA is defined as net loss excluding: the impact of net interest expense, provision for taxes, depreciation, accretion and amortization, asset impairment, non-cash compensation, (loss)/gain from extinguishment of debt, net, other income and expense, acquisition related expenses, non-cash straight-line leasing revenue and non-cash straight-line ground lease expense. Commencing January 1, 2009, Adjusted EBITDA excludes acquisition related costs which, pursuant to the adoption of new business combination accounting guidance, are expensed and included within operating expenses. 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 difference of total revenue minus non-cash straight-line leasing revenue. 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. In addition, Adjusted EBITDA is a component of the calculation used by our lenders to determine compliance with certain covenants under our senior credit facility and senior notes. 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 table below sets forth the reconciliation of Adjusted EBITDA to its most comparable GAAP measurement. Adjusted EBITDA for each of the periods set forth in the Outlook section above will be calculated in the same manner:

                                       For the three months

                                          ended March 31,
                                     ------------------------

                                        2010         2009
                                     -----------  -----------
                                          (in thousands)

  Net loss                            $ (37,411)   $ (17,890)
   Interest income                          (82)        (288)
   Interest expense(1)                    54,477       38,247
   Depreciation, accretion, and
    amortization                          67,446       63,653
   Provision for taxes(2)                    520          467
   Loss (gain) from extinguishment
    of debt                                  112      (5,948)
   Acquisition related expenses            2,055          434
   Non-cash compensation                   2,572        1,626
   Non-cash straight-line leasing
    revenue                              (1,000)      (2,016)
   Non-cash straight-line ground
    lease expense                          3,018        3,379

   Other income                            (319)         (13)
                                     -----------  -----------

  Adjusted EBITDA                       $ 91,388     $ 81,651
                                     -----------  -----------

  Annualized Adjusted EBITDA           $ 365,552    $ 326,604
                                     ===========  ===========

  (1)  Interest expense includes cash interest expense,
   non-cash interest expense and amortization of deferred
   financing fees.
  (2)  For the three months ended March 31, 2010 and March
   31, 2009, these amounts included $411 and $225,
   respectively, of franchise taxes reflected on the
   Statement of Operations in selling, general and
   administrative expenses.

The calculation of Adjusted EBITDA Margin is as follows:

                                                For the three months

                                                  ended March 31,
                                               ----------------------

                                                  2010        2009
                                               ----------  ----------
                                                   (in thousands)

  Total revenues                                $ 147,965   $ 135,050

  Non-cash straight-line leasing revenue          (1,000)     (2,016)
                                               ----------  ----------
  Total revenues minus non-cash straight-line
   leasing revenue                              $ 146,965   $ 133,034
                                               ==========  ==========

  Adjusted EBITDA                                $ 91,388    $ 81,651
                                               ==========  ==========

  Adjusted EBITDA Margin                            62.2%       61.4%
                                               ==========  ==========

Net Debt, Leverage Ratio, and Secured Leverage Ratio

This press release includes disclosures regarding Net Debt, Leverage Ratio and Secured Leverage Ratio. Net Debt is defined as the notional principal amount of outstanding debt minus cash and cash equivalents, short-term investments, and short-term restricted cash. Net Secured Debt is defined as the notional principal amount of outstanding secured debt minus cash and cash equivalents, short-term investments and short-term restricted cash. Under GAAP policies, the notional principal amount of the Company's outstanding debt is not necessarily reflected on the face of the Company's financial statements. Leverage Ratio is defined as Net Debt divided by Annualized Adjusted EBITDA. Secured Leverage Ratio is defined as Net Secured Debt divided by Annualized Adjusted EBITDA. We believe that by including the full amount of the notional principal amount due at maturity for purposes of calculating net debt it will provide investors a more complete understanding of our net debt and leverage position. We have included these non-GAAP financial measures because we believe these items are indicators of our financial condition, and they are used by our lenders to determine compliance with certain covenants under our senior credit facility and senior notes.

The Debt and leverage calculations are as follows:


                                March 31,
                                   2010
                               ------------
                                    (in
                                thousands)


  2006 CMBS Certificates          $ 938,609
                               ------------
     Total secured debt             938,609

  0.375% Convertible Senior
   Notes (carrying value of
   $29,116)                          30,403
  1.875% Convertible Senior
   Notes (carrying value of
   $440,063)                        550,000
  4.0% Convertible Senior
   Notes (carrying value of
   $348,926)                        500,000
  2016 Senior Notes (carrying
   value of $372,674)               375,000
  2019 Senior Notes (carrying
   value of $371,963)               375,000
                               ------------

     Total unsecured debt         1,830,403
                               ------------


  Total debt                    $ 2,769,012
                               ============


  Leverage Ratio
  ---------------------------

  Total debt                    $ 2,769,012
  Less: Cash and cash
   equivalents, short-term
   investments and short-term
   restricted cash                (148,934)


                               ------------

  Net Debt                      $ 2,620,078
                               ============

  Divided by:
     Annualized Adjusted
      EBITDA                      $ 365,552
                               ============

  Leverage Ratio                       7.2x
                               ============


  Secured Leverage Ratio
  ---------------------------

  Total secured debt              $ 938,609

  Less: Cash and cash
   equivalents, short-term
   investments and short-term
   restricted cash                (148,934)


                               ------------

  Net Secured Debt                $ 789,675
                               ============

  Divided by:
     Annualized Adjusted
      EBITDA                      $ 365,552
                               ============


  Secured Leverage Ratio               2.2x
                               ============

Equity Free Cash Flow and Equity Free Cash Flow Per Share

This press release includes disclosures on our historical results and our future outlook for 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 cash 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 reflect 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 table below sets forth the reconciliation of Equity Free Cash Flow for the three months ended March 31, 2010 and 2009 and the calculation of Equity Free Cash Flow Per Share for such periods. Equity Free Cash Flow for each of the periods set forth in the Outlook section above will be calculated in the same manner.

                                          For the three months

                                            ended March 31,
                                         ---------------------

                                            2010        2009
                                         ----------  ---------
                                            (in thousands)

  Adjusted EBITDA                          $ 91,388   $ 81,651
  Net cash interest expense                (37,036)   (26,534)
  Non-discretionary cash capital
   expenditures                             (2,167)    (1,565)

  Cash taxes paid                             (712)      (788)
                                         ----------  ---------

  Equity Free Cash Flow                    $ 51,473   $ 52,764
                                         ==========  =========
  Weighted average number of common
   shares                                   117,118    117,984
                                         ==========  =========

  Equity Free Cash Flow Per Share            $ 0.44     $ 0.45
                                         ==========  =========

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SOURCE: SBA Communications Corporation

CONTACT:  SBA Communications Corporation
Pam Kline, Vice President-Capital Markets
(561) 226-9232
Mark DeRussy, Director of Finance
(561) 226-9531
www.sbasite.com

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