CORRECTING and REPLACING Senior Housing Properties Trust Announces Annual Meeting Results

  CORRECTING and REPLACING Senior Housing Properties Trust Announces Annual
  Meeting Results

CORRECTION…by Senior Housing Properties Trust

Business Wire

NEWTON, Mass. -- May 09, 2013

Fourth graph, first sentence of release should read: Shareholders approved,
with 93% of all shares voted, a nonbinding advisory proposal approving the
company's executive compensation (sted Shareholders approved, with 93% of all
shares voted, the adoption of the Senior Housing Properties Trust 2013 Equity
Compensation Plan).

The corrected release reads:

       SENIOR HOUSING PROPERTIES TRUST ANNOUNCES ANNUAL MEETING RESULTS

Senior Housing Properties Trust (NYSE: SNH) today announced the results of its
annual meeting which was held earlier today as follows.

John L. Harrington was re-elected as an Independent Trust by a plurality of
all shares voted.

Adam D. Portnoy was re-elected as a Managing Trustee by a plurality of all
shares voted.

Shareholders approved, with 93% of all shares voted, a nonbinding advisory
proposal approving the company's executive compensation.

Shareholders approved, with 100% 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, 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 H. Olmsted
Manager, Investor Relations
www.snhreit.com
 
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