Medical Properties Trust, Inc. bridges the gap between the growing demand for high-quality healthcare and the ability to deliver it cost-effectively. Specializing in acute care, community and rehabilitation hospitals, this healthcare real estate investment trust (REIT) provides operators access to capital for facility improvements, technology upgrades, staff additions and new construction through long-term net leases of real estate assets. By reinvesting non-earning assets into operations, MPT clients are able to participate in the growth of the largest sector of the U.S. economy.

MPT to Acquire Capella Healthcare, including Seven Hospitals in Five States plus an Interest in Operations, for Approximately $900 Million

The Single Largest Transaction in MPT’s History

Medical Properties Trust, Inc. has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Capella Healthcare, Inc., a privately owned premier provider of healthcare services based in Franklin, TN, and one of the ten largest for-profit hospital companies in the United States.

The $900 million total value of the deal includes a $600 million investment in Capella’s real estate and a $300 million investment in Capella’s operations, which will be owned jointly by MPT and Capella management.

With this acquisition – the largest single transaction in MPT’s history - the company will be adding to its portfolio seven acute care hospitals in five states, representing more than two million square feet of space and 1,169 hospital beds.

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MPT Executives Ring Closing Bell at the New York Stock Exchange Following a Hectic Trading Day

Birmingham, AL – July 8, 2015:  Ten years ago today, the stock of Birmingham-based Medical Properties Trust began trading under the ticker symbol “MPW.” 

At the end of trading this afternoon, in celebration of completing 10 years as a New York Stock Exchange-listed company, Medical Properties Trust’s Chairman, President and CEO Edward K. Aldag, Jr. rang the Exchange’s closing bell with the help of Executive Vice Presidents R. Steven Hamner and Emmett E. McLean and a group of MPT board members and employees.

It was a special moment for all of them, concluding a hectic day when the Exchange closed down for several hours due to rare technical difficulties.  As Aldag noted, “It was especially gratifying to be ringing the bell again – 10 years down a remarkable road in our company’s relatively short history – with many people present who have worked so hard to bring us this far.”

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