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Senior Housing Properties Trust Acquires 5 Senior Living Properties for $61.5 Million

September 01, 2006

NEWTON, Mass.--Senior Housing Properties Trust (NYSE: SNH) today announced it has acquired five (5) senior living properties for $61.5 million. Simultaneously, SNH entered a long term lease arrangement with Five Star Quality Care, Inc. (AMEX: FVE) for these same properties.

The rent payable by FVE to SNH for these five communities will be $5,073,750 per year, creating an initial return of 8.25% per annum, plus future rent escalators based upon increases in gross revenues at the facilities. These communities will be added to a combination lease for 104 communities from SNH to FVE which has a current term ending in 2020, plus tenant renewal options thereafter.

The five communities that SNH has acquired have a total of 783 units and are summarily described as follows:

Type of          Units             Private
                           Property     IL    AL   SNF  Total   Pay
San Bernadino, CA             IL        131     0    0    131    100%
Springfield, IL               IL        110     0    0    110    100%
Frankfort, KY                 IL        103     0    0    103    100%
Naples, FL                    AL          0   144    0    144    100%
Pompano Beach, FL            CCRC       190    45   60    295     70%
TOTAL                                   416   189   60    783

These properties have been purchased free and clear of all mortgage debt. SNH has funded this transaction by drawing under its unsecured revolving bank credit facility.

Senior Housing Properties Trust is a real estate investment trust, or REIT, that owns 193 senior living properties located in 32 states. SNH is headquartered in Newton, Massachusetts.

Senior Housing Properties Trust
Timothy A. Bonang
Manager of Investor Relations

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