Sabra Health Care REIT, Inc., Hires Peter W. Nyland as Senior Vice President of Asset Management

Sabra Health Care REIT, Inc., Hires Peter W. Nyland as Senior Vice President
of Asset Management

IRVINE, Calif., Jan. 15, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Sabra Health Care REIT, Inc.
("Sabra," the "Company" or "we") (Nasdaq:SBRA) is pleased to announce its
hiring of Peter W. Nyland, who will join Sabra's team as Senior Vice President
of Asset Management, effective immediately.

Within this role, Nyland will oversee Sabra's asset management function.
Nyland's proven background as SVP of Purchasing, Asset Development and Real
Estate for Sun Healthcare Group, Inc. will support Sabra's continued growth,
allowing the company to further its position within the healthcare REIT
industry. "I've known and worked with Pete for ten years. Pete has an
operating background and in his years at Sun Healthcare Group headed up
construction, development, and capital expenditures," said Rick Matros, Chief
Executive Officer of Sabra. Matros added, "That background makes him a perfect
fit for the culture we have developed at Sabra and we believe he will bring
great value to our operating partners."

Nyland comes to Sabra with over 29 years of experience in the health
care/nursing industry. He graduated Summa Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science
degree in Health Care Administration from State University of New York at
Utica. Nyland resides in New Mexico.

ABOUT SABRA

Sabra Health Care REIT, Inc. (Nasdaq:SBRA), a Maryland corporation, operates
as a self-administered, self-managed real estate investment trust (a "REIT")
that, through its subsidiaries, owns and invests in real estate serving the
healthcare industry. Sabra leases properties to tenants and operators
throughout the United States. As of January 15, 2013, Sabra's investment
portfolio included 120 properties leased to operators/tenants under triple-net
lease agreements (consisting of (i) 97 skilled nursing/post-acute facilities,
(ii) 22 senior housing facilities, and (iii) one acute care hospital) and two
mortgage loan investments. As of January 15, 2013, Sabra's properties were
located in 27 states and included 12,552 licensed beds/units.

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