EPR Properties Declares Inaugural Monthly Dividend for Common Shareholders

  EPR Properties Declares Inaugural Monthly Dividend for Common Shareholders

 Company Anticipates Paying over $12 Million of Income to Common Shareholders
                                   Monthly

Business Wire

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- April 16, 2013

EPR Properties (NYSE:EPR) today announced that its Board of Trustees has
declared its initial common stock monthly cash dividend. The dividend of
$0.2633 per common share is payable May 15, 2013 to shareholders of record on
April 30, 2013.

This marks the Company’s transition to monthly distribution of dividends for
common shares, a transition supported by the knowledge that many income
seeking shareholders prefer receiving their dividends on a monthly basis. This
dividend represents an annualized dividend of $3.16 per common share, an
increase of 5.3% over prior year.

David Brain, President and CEO, commented, “We believe moving to a monthly
dividend more effectively aligns our dividend distribution with the interests
of income seeking shareholders. Additionally, we believe this shift has the
potential of expanding our shareholder base and enhancing the longer term
valuation of the Company.”

About EPR Properties

EPR Properties is a specialty real estate investment trust (REIT) that invests
in properties in select market segments which require unique industry
knowledge, while offering the potential for stable and attractive returns. Our
total investments exceed $3.2 billion and our primary investment segments are
Entertainment, Recreation and Education. We adhere to rigorous underwriting
and investing criteria centered on key industry and property level cash flow
standards. We believe our focused niche approach provides a competitive
advantage, and the potential for higher growth and better yields. Further
information is available at www.eprkc.com.

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incorporated by reference herein may contain forward-looking statements within
the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the
“Securities Act”), and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as
amended (the “Exchange Act”), such as those pertaining to our acquisition or
disposition of properties, our capital resources, future expenditures for
development projects, and our results of operations. Forward-looking
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Contact:

EPR Properties
Brian Moriarty, 1-888-EPR-REIT
Vice President - Corporate Communications
brianm@eprkc.com
 
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