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Senior Housing Properties Trust Announces Annual Meeting Results

May 12, 2010

NEWTON, Mass., May 12, 2010 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Senior Housing Properties Trust (NYSE: SNH) today announced the results of its annual meeting as follows.

John L. Harrington was re-elected as an Independent Trustee, receiving 95.2% of all shares voted. Mr. Harrington was re-elected for a three (3) year term until the 2013 annual meeting.

Adam D. Portnoy was re-elected as a Managing Trustee, receiving 86.1% of all shares voted. Mr. Portnoy was re-elected for a three (3) year term until the 2013 annual meeting.

In addition, shareholders approved, with 99.5% of all shares voted, the ratification of appointment of Ernst & Young LLP as SNH's independent registered public accounting firm.

Senior Housing Properties Trust is a real estate investment trust, or REIT, which owns independent and assisted living communities, nursing homes, rehabilitation hospitals, wellness centers and medical office buildings throughout the United States. SNH is headquartered in Newton, MA.

SOURCE: Senior Housing Properties Trust

Senior Housing Properties Trust
Timothy A. Bonang, 617-796-8234
Vice President, Investor Relations
Elisabeth A. Heiss, 617-796-8234
Manager, Investor Relations

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