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Medical Properties Trust's CEO Discusses Q1 2012 Results - Earnings Call Transcript



Medical Properties Trust, Inc. (MPW)
Q1 2012 Earnings Conference Call
May 10, 2012, 11:00 AM ET

Executives

Charles Lambert – Managing Director for Capital Markets

Edward K. Aldag, Jr. – Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer

Steven Hamner – Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer.



Analysts

Tayo Okusanya – Jefferies

Daniel Bernstein – Stifel Nicolaus
Karin Ford – KeyBanc Capital Markets

Frank Morgan – RBC Capital Markets

Todd Stender – Wells Fargo Securities



Presentation



Operator

Good day, ladies and gentlemen, and welcome to the Q1 2012 Medical Properties Trust Earnings Conference Call. My name is Ian[ph], I will be your operator for today. At this time, all participants are in a listen-only mode and will conduct a question-and-answer session towards the end of the conference. (Operator Instructions) As a reminder, this call is being recorded for replay purposes.

I would now like to hand over to Mr. Charles Lambert, he is the Managing Director for Capital Markets, please proceed sir.



Charles Lambert

Good morning. Welcome to the Medical Properties Trust conference call to discuss our first quarter 2012 financial results. With me today are Edward K. Aldag, Jr., Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of the company and Steven Hamner, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer.

Our press release was distributed this morning and furnished on Form 8-K with the Securities and Exchange Commission. If you did not receive a copy, it is available on our website at www.medicalpropertiestrust.com in the Investor Relations section. Additionally, we are hosting a live webcast of today’s call, which you can access in that same section.

During the course of this call, we will make projections and certain other statements that may be considered forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These forward-looking statements are subject to known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause our financial results and future events to differ materially from those expressed and/or underlying such forward-looking statements.

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