Medical Properties Trust, Inc. Investing $83.4 Million in Three Properties

BIRMINGHAM, Ala.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Medical Properties Trust, Inc. (NYSE: MPW) today announced it has acquired two free standing long-term acute care hospital (LTACH) facilities and expects to acquire a third subject only to completion of the assumption of an existing mortgage loan, all leased to and operated by RehabCare, the nation’s third largest operator of LTACHs, for $83.4 million.

“With the completion of the acquisition of these three properties, our total investments announced so far in 2010 exceed $213 million at a weighted average GAAP lease rate of approximately 10.5%,” said Edward K. Aldag, Jr., chairman, president and CEO of Medical Properties Trust, Inc. “We are especially excited to add RehabCare, one of the nation's leading post acute care hospital operators, to our portfolio."

MPT has completed the acquisition of Triumph Hospital Clear Lake, a 110-bed LTACH facility that opened in 2005, subject to a lease maturing in 2025 with two five-year extension options; and Triumph Hospital Tomball, a 75-bed LTACH facility that opened in August 2006, subject to a lease that matures in 2026 with two five-year extension options. MPT has also agreed to acquire the Northland LTACH Hospital located in Kansas City, a 35-bed hospital that opened in April 2008 and has a lease that expires in 2028. The Northland acquisition is expected to be completed in January 2011 upon MPT's assumption of a $16.1 million mortgage loan that has a fixed interest rate of 6.2% and matures in 2018.

About Medical Properties Trust, Inc.

Medical Properties Trust, Inc. is a Birmingham, Alabama based self-advised real estate investment trust formed to capitalize on the changing trends in healthcare delivery by acquiring and developing net-leased healthcare facilities. These facilities include inpatient rehabilitation hospitals, long-term acute care hospitals, regional acute care hospitals, ambulatory surgery centers and other single-discipline healthcare facilities, such as heart hospitals and orthopedic hospitals. For more information, please visit the Company’s website at

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Medical Properties Trust, Inc.
Charles Lambert, 205-397-8897
Finance Director
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