Nasdaq: SNH PRICE: +0.00 20.02 YIELD: % +0% Volume: 957,300 February 21, 2017
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The information appearing on SNH’s website includes statements which constitute forward looking statements. These forward looking statements are based upon SNH’s present intents, beliefs or expectations, but forward looking statements are not guaranteed to occur and may not occur. SNH’s actual results may differ materially from those contained in SNH’s forward looking statements. The information contained in SNH’s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including under “Risk Factors" and “Warnings Concerning Forward Looking Statements” in SNH’s periodic reports and other filings, identifies important factors that could cause SNH’s actual results to differ materially from those stated in SNH’s forward looking statements. SNH’s filings with the SEC are available on the SEC’s website at www.sec.gov and are also accessible on SNH’s website at the following link: SEC Filings. You should not place undue reliance upon forward looking statements.

The documents provided in this archived section are provided for historical purposes only. The information contained in each document is accurate only as of the date each document was originally issued or such earlier date stated in those documents. Senior Housing Properties Trust does not undertake any obligation to update any information contained in these documents. For current information about the company, please refer to our most recent public SEC Filings.

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General/Business Questions

What is a REIT?

A real estate investment trust, or REIT, is a company that owns (and in some cases operates) income producing real estate such as offices properties. In order to qualify to be a REIT under the United States Internal Revenue Code, a company generally must distribute annually at least 90% of its taxable income to its shareholders. REITs generally pay little or no corporate income taxes because they are able to deduct the dividends they pay from their taxable earnings.

REITs are total return investments and they typically provide solid dividends plus the potential for moderate, long term capital appreciation.

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What is funds from operations (FFO) and normalized FFO?

FFO is a non-GAAP measure of a REIT's operating cash flow. It differs from GAAP net income largely due to the exclusion of non-cash items, such as depreciation and amortization. Many securities analysts judge a REIT's performance based largely upon FFO per share results. SNH’s normalized FFO also excludes the impact of acquisition related costs, estimated business management incentive fees and gains/losses on the early extinguishment of debt.

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What are your debt ratings?

SNH is investment grade rated by both Moody’s (Baa3) and S&P (BBB-).

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When does your fiscal year end?

SNH’s fiscal year ends on December 31.

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Stock & Dividend Questions

What is the ticker symbol and exchange that the company trades under?

Our stock is traded on the Nasdaq exchange under the trading symbol SNH.

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When did you go public?

SNH was spun-off from HRPT Properties Trust and its shares commenced trading on October 12, 1999.

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What is your CUSIP number?

SNH’s CUSIP number is 81721M109.

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How can I purchase your stock?

SNH shares must be purchased through a registered broker.

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Does SNH pay a dividend on its stock? At what rate and when is it paid?

Yes, SNH pays a dividend on its Common Stock at a quarterly rate of $0.39 per share, or $1.56 per share per year. The timing and amount of future dividends is subject to Board approval, but we anticipate that we will continue to pay a dividend on a quarterly basis. To view SNH’s historical dividends, please click here.

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How do I receive the dividend payout? Will I receive a check to my home or business address?

If you hold your shares in your own name through SNH’s transfer agent, Wells Fargo Shareowner Services, you will receive a check for the dividend at the address they have on record, unless you participate in SNH’s Dividend Reinvestment Plan. You can also receive a dividend via direct deposit with Wells Fargo.

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Can the dividend be used to buy more stock? If so, can this purchase happen automatically?

Yes. If you hold your shares in your own name through SNH’s transfer agent, Wells Fargo Shareowner Services, you may elect to reinvest future dividends through the Dividend Reinvestment Plan (DRIP). To find out more or to enroll, please see Dividend Reinvestment Plan.

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Will I be taxed on your dividend?

Dividends are typically considered taxable income which is reported annually to the IRS on Form 1099-DIV. Forms 1099-DIV will be mailed to shareholders following the end of the calendar year. Please contact your financial advisor or tax accountant with tax related questions.

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Other Questions

How can I get a copy of my 1099-DIV form?

SNH’s transfer agent, Wells Fargo Shareowner Services, distributes 1099-DIV forms to SNH shareholders.
They can be reached at:
Wells Fargo Shareowner Services
1110 Centre Pointe Curve, Suite 101
Mendota Heights, MN 55120-4100
Phone: 855-235-0843
www.shareowneronline.com

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Who is your stock transfer agent?

Wells Fargo Shareowner Services
1110 Centre Pointe Curve, Suite 101
Mendota Heights, MN 55120-4100
Phone: 855-235-0843
www.shareowneronline.com

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Who are your independent accountants/auditors?

Ernst & Young LLP
200 Clarendon Street
Boston, MA 02109
Phone: 617-266-2000

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Who is your corporate counsel?

Sullivan & Worcester LLP
One Post Office Square
Boston, MA 02109
Phone: 617-338-2800

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How can I be notified of new developments at SNH?

Investors can register for SNH’s email alerts by visiting Email Alerts.

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