Based upon its expected 2012 performance and placement of its properties under construction into service, MPT expects to enter 2013 with a Normalized FFO run rate of approximately $1.08 per diluted share. This does not include the impact of any potential 2013 acquisitions or financing activities.Guidance estimates do not include the effects, if any, of real estate operating costs, litigation costs, debt refinancing costs, acquisition costs, new interest rate hedging activities, write-offs of straight-line rent or other non-recurring or unplanned transactions. These estimates will change if the Company acquires additional assets, market interest rates change, debt is refinanced, new shares are issued, additional debt is incurred, assets are sold, other operating expenses vary, income from investments in tenant operations vary from expectations, or existing leases do not perform in accordance with their terms. DECLARES QUARTERLY DIVIDEND Medical Properties Trust, Inc. announced today that its Board of Directors declared a regular quarterly cash dividend of $0.20 per share of common stock to be paid on January 5, 2013 to stockholders of record on November 23, 2012. CONFERENCE CALL AND WEBCAST The Company has scheduled a conference call and webcast for Tuesday, October 30, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. Eastern Time to present the Company’s financial and operating results for the quarter ended September 30, 2012. The dial-in telephone numbers for the conference call 800-531-3039 (U.S.) and 847-413-4850 (International); using passcode 33605670. The conference call will also be available via webcast in the Investor Relations’ section of the Company’s website, www.medicalpropertiestrust.com. A telephone and webcast replay of the call will be available from shortly after the completion of the call through November 6, 2012. Telephone numbers for the replay are 888-843-7419 and 630-652-3042 for U.S. and International callers, respectively. The replay passcode is 33605670. The Company’s supplemental information package for the current period will also be available on the Company’s website under the “Investor Relations” section.