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Senior Housing Properties Trust Announces 2011 Dividend Allocation

January 18, 2012

NEWTON, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Senior Housing Properties Trust (NYSE: SNH) today announced that the characterization of dividends for 2011 income tax reporting purposes is as follows:

Common Shares



Declaration Record Paid/Payable Dividends Ordinary Qualified Capital Section 1250 Return of




Per Share







01/04/11 01/14/11 02/11/11 $ 0.3700 $ 0.2429 $ 0.0000 $ 0.0096 $ 0.0159 $ 0.1017
04/04/11 04/15/11 05/12/11 0.3700 0.2429 0.0000 0.0096 0.0159 0.1017
07/01/11 07/11/11 08/12/11 0.3700 0.2429 0.0000 0.0096 0.0159 0.1017
10/04/11 10/19/11 11/11/11   0.3800     0.2494     0.0000     0.0098     0.0163     0.1044  
TOTALS: $ 1.4900   $ 0.9781   $ 0.0000   $ 0.0386   $ 0.0640   $ 0.4095  
100.00 % 65.64 % 0.000 % 2.59 % 4.29 % 27.48 %

SNH's common share CUSIP number is 81721M109. This information represents final income allocations.

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.

A Maryland Real Estate Investment Trust with transferable shares of beneficial interest listed on the New York Stock Exchange.

No shareholder, Trustee or officer is personally liable for any act or obligation of the Trust.

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

Source: Senior Housing Properties Trust

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