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Senior Housing Properties Trust Annual Meeting Results

May 30, 2007

NEWTON, Mass.--Senior Housing Properties Trust (NYSE: SNH) announced the results of its adjourned annual meeting of shareholders held today, as follows:

Election of Trustees. Both John L. Harrington and Adam D. Portnoy were elected as trustees to serve three year terms until the annual meeting in 2010. The following are the preliminary tabulations of the percentages of votes cast at the meeting for these trustees:

Trustee                   Percentage Of
                            Votes Cast
John L. Harrington            80.17%
Adam D. Portnoy               79.13%

Other Matters. Two other substantive matters were considered at the meeting. Each of these matters required a majority of eligible shareholders to vote in favor of the matter for it to be adopted. One of these matters was approved and the other matter was not approved:

Proposal Which Was Approved                             Percentage Of Eligible Votes In Favor

An amendment to the declaration of trust to 
provide that any shareholder who violates the
declaration of trust or bylaws will indemnify
and hold harmless the trust from all costs and                         74.79%
damages (including attorneys fees) arising from
the shareholder's violation.    

Proposal Which Was Not Approved                         Percentage Of Eligible Votes In Favor

An amendment to the declaration of trust to
change the shareholder votes necessary for
certain actions and to permit the required                             21.31%
shareholder votes necessary for certain other
actions to be set in the bylaws.

Senior Housing Properties Trust is a real estate investment trust headquartered in Newton, MA which owns hospitals, nursing homes and independent and assisted living communities throughout the United States.

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THE FOREGOING PRESS RELEASE INCLUDES FORWARD LOOKING STATEMENTS WITHIN THE MEANING OF THE PRIVATE SECURITIES LITIGATION REFORM ACT OF 1995 AND THE FEDERAL SECURITIES LAWS. THESE FORWARD LOOKING STATEMENTS ARE BASED UPON SNH’S PRESENT BELIEFS AND EXPECTATIONS, BUT THEY MAY NOT OCCUR. FOR EXAMPLE, THIS PRESS RELEASE REPORTS THE PRELIMINARY TABULATIONS OF VOTES OF SHAREHOLDERS AND IMPLIES THAT THE FINAL RESULTS OF THE TABULATIONS OF VOTES BE THE SAME. IN FACT, THE PRELIMINARY TABULATIONS ARE SUBJECT TO FINAL COUNTINGS OF VOTES AND VERIFICATIONS THEREOF BY THE APPOINTED INSPECTOR OF ELECTIONS. THE FINAL VOTES MAY BE DIFFERENT FROM THE RESULTS IMPLIED BY THE PRELIMINARY TABULATIONS. INVESTORS ARE CAUTIONED NOT TO PLACE UNDUE RELIANCE UPON FORWARD LOOKING STATEMENTS IN THIS PRESS RELEASE.

Senior Housing Properties Trust
Timothy A. Bonang
617-796-8149
Manager of Investor Relations
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