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. This press release contains forward-looking statements concerning the Company’s expectations, anticipations, intentions, beliefs or strategies regarding the proposed offering of Notes, the use of proceeds from the offering, and the Ernest Acquisition Transactions. These forward-looking statements are not promises or guarantees and involve substantial risks and uncertainties. Among the factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those described or projected herein are the following: the Issuers’ ability to consummate the offering of Notes and the use of the proceeds therefrom; the Company’s ability to obtain or raise additional funds needed to consummate the Ernest Acquisition Transactions; the Company’s ability to complete the Ernest Acquisition Transactions on the anticipated time schedule or terms or at all; national and economic, business, real estate and other market conditions; the competitive environment in which the Company operates; the execution of the Company's business plan; financing risks; the Company's ability to maintain its status as a REIT for federal income tax purposes; acquisition and development risks; potential environmental and other liabilities; and other factors affecting the real estate industry generally or the healthcare real estate in particular. For further discussion of the factors that could affect outcomes, please refer to the “A Warning About Forward Looking Statements” and "Risk Factors" sections of the Company's Annual Report Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2010, as amended, and as further updated by the Company’s subsequently filed Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q and the Company’s other SEC filings. Except as otherwise required by law, the Company undertakes no obligation to update the information in this press release.