Senior Housing Properties Trust Closes $350 Million Unsecured Term Loan

  Senior Housing Properties Trust Closes $350 Million Unsecured Term Loan  Business Wire  NEWTON, Mass. -- May 30, 2014  Senior Housing Properties Trust (NYSE: SNH) today announced the closing of a $350 million unsecured term loan. The loan matures on January 15, 2020 and is prepayable, without penalty, at any time. The interest rate on the term loan will be at LIBOR plus 140 basis points, subject to adjustments based on changes to SNH’s unsecured debt ratings. SNH expects to use the net proceeds of the term loan to repay amounts outstanding under its revolving credit facility, to repay certain existing mortgage notes and for general business purposes.  Jefferies Finance LLC and Wells Fargo Securities served as Joint Lead Arrangers for the term loan, and banks participating in the new loan are as follows:  Name of Institution                           Title Wells Fargo Bank, N.A.                          Lead Arranger / Administrative                                                 Agent Royal Bank of Canada                            Documentation Agent Citibank, N.A.                                  Documentation Agent PNC Bank, National Association                  Documentation Agent Mizuho Bank, Ltd.                               Documentation Agent BBVA Compass Bank                               Documentation Agent Regions Bank                                    Documentation Agent RBS Citizens, N.A.                              Lender Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation             Lender Bank Hapoalim                                   Lender Mega International Commercial Bank Co.,         Lender Ltd. New York Branch Bank of Taiwan, Los Angeles Branch              Lender First Tennessee Bank N.A.                       Lender Land Bank of Taiwan Los Angeles Branch          Lender First Commercial Bank, New York Branch          Lender                                                   Senior Housing Properties Trust is a real estate investment trust, or REIT, which owns independent and assisted living communities, medical office buildings, nursing homes, and wellness centers throughout the United States. SNH is headquartered in Newton, MA.                  WARNING CONCERNING FORWARD LOOKING STATEMENTS  CERTAIN STATEMENTS CONTAINED IN THIS PRESS RELEASE ARE FORWARD LOOKING STATEMENTS WITHIN THE MEANING OF THE PRIVATE SECURITIES LITIGATION REFORM ACT OF 1995 AND OTHER SECURITIES LAWS. THESE INCLUDE STATEMENTS REGARDING SNH’S EXPECTED USE OF NET PROCEEDS OF THE TERM LOAN. ACTUAL RESULTS MAY DIFFER MATERIALLY FROM THOSE CONTAINED IN OR IMPLIED BY THESE FORWARD LOOKING STATEMENTS AS A RESULT OF VARIOUS FACTORS AND SOME OF THESE FACTORS ARE BEYOND SNH'S CONTROL. FORWARD LOOKING STATEMENTS AND THEIR IMPLICATIONS ARE NOT GUARANTEED TO OCCUR AND MAY NOT OCCUR. YOU SHOULD NOT PLACE UNDUE RELIANCE UPON SNH’S FORWARD LOOKING STATEMENTS. EXCEPT AS MAY BE REQUIRED BY LAW, SNH DOES NOT INTEND TO UPDATE OR CHANGE ANY FORWARD LOOKING STATEMENTS AS A RESULT OF NEW INFORMATION, FUTURE EVENTS OR OTHERWISE.  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 Kimberly M. Brown, 617-796-8234 Director, Investor Relations www.snhreit.com  
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