Senior Housing Properties Trust First Quarter Conference Call Scheduled for Monday, April 29th

  Senior Housing Properties Trust First Quarter Conference Call Scheduled for
  Monday, April 29th

Business Wire

NEWTON, Mass. -- April 16, 2013

Senior Housing Properties Trust (NYSE: SNH) today announced that it will host
a conference call in conjunction with the announcement of its first quarter
2013 financial results.

SNH plans to issue a press release containing its first quarter 2013 financial
results before the NYSE opens on Monday, April 29, 2013. Later that afternoon,
at 1:00 p.m. Eastern Time, David Hegarty, President and Chief Operating
Officer, and Richard Doyle, Chief Financial Officer, will host a conference
call to discuss the first quarter 2013 results. Following the company’s
remarks, there will be a short question and answer period.

The conference call telephone number is (800) 230-1951. Participants calling
from outside the United States and Canada should dial (612) 332-0342. No pass
code is necessary to access the call from either number. Participants should
dial in about 15 minutes prior to the scheduled start of the call. A replay of
the conference call will be available through 11:59 p.m. Monday, May 6, 2013.
To hear the replay, dial (320) 365-3844. The replay pass code is 290596.

A live audio webcast of the conference call will also be available in a
listen-only mode on the company’s web site, which is located at
www.snhreit.com. Participants wanting to access the webcast should visit the
company’s web site about five minutes before the call. The archived webcast
will be available for replay on the company’s web site for about one week
after the call.

Senior Housing Properties Trust is a real estate investment trust, or REIT,
which owns independent and assisted living communities, medical office
buildings, nursing homes, rehabilitation hospitals and wellness centers
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.

Contact:

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