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Senior Housing Properties Trust Announces 2007 Dividend Allocation

January 09, 2008

NEWTON, Mass.--Senior Housing Properties Trust (NYSE: SNH) today announced that the characterization of dividends for 2007 income tax reporting purposes is as follows:

                            Common Shares
                                            Dividend Allocation
                                                 Per Share

  Declaration       Record    Paid/Payable Dividends Ordinary Capital
     Dates          Dates        Dates     Per Share  Income   Gain
---------------- ------------ ------------ --------- -------- -------
        01/03/07     01/19/07     02/16/07   $0.3400  $0.2715 $0.0000
        04/03/07     04/19/07     05/16/07    0.3400   0.2715  0.0000
        07/05/07     07/19/07     08/16/07    0.3400   0.2715  0.0000
        10/11/07     10/22/07     11/15/07    0.3500   0.2794  0.0000
                                           --------- -------- -------
                                TOTALS:      $1.3700  $1.0939 $0.0000
                                           ========= ======== =======
                                             100.00%   79.85%   0.00%

   Declaration         Record     Paid/Payable  Return of Section 1250
      Dates            Dates          Dates      Capital      Gain
------------------ -------------- ------------- --------- ------------
          01/03/07       01/19/07      02/16/07   $0.0685      $0.0000
          04/03/07       04/19/07      05/16/07    0.0685       0.0000
          07/05/07       07/19/07      08/16/07    0.0685       0.0000
          10/11/07       10/22/07      11/15/07    0.0706       0.0000
                                                --------- ------------
                                     TOTALS:      $0.2761      $0.0000
                                                ========= ============
                                                   20.15%        0.00%

SNH's common share CUSIP number is 81721M109. None of the common dividends paid by the Company were Qualified Dividends. This above information represents final income allocations for 2007 income tax reporting purposes.

Senior Housing Properties Trust
Timothy A. Bonang
Manager of Investor Relations
Katherine L. Johnston
Investor Relations Analyst
(617) 796-8234

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