HCP And Tenet Extend Leases For Three Acute Care Hospitals

HCP (NYSE:HCP) and Tenet Healthcare Corporation have reached an agreement to modify and extend three acute care hospital leases. The hospitals are Palm Beach Gardens Medical Center in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, North Fulton Hospital in Roswell, Georgia, and Frye Regional Medical Center in Hickory, North Carolina. Together, they represent 656 licensed beds. The leases were extended at current rent levels and contain annual CPI-based escalators under staggered terms from three to eight years with purchase options exercisable for a fixed price at the end of each term.

“This lease extension allows HCP to continue its long-term relationship with Tenet under a well-covered contractual income stream for the next several years,” said Lauralee Martin, HCP’s President and Chief Executive Officer. “It also demonstrates our ability to provide a valued partner with a flexible solution for three of its important hospitals.”

About HCP

HCP, Inc. is a fully integrated real estate investment trust (REIT) that invests primarily in real estate serving the healthcare industry in the United States. The Company's portfolio of assets is diversified among five distinct sectors: senior housing, post-acute/skilled nursing, life science, medical office and hospital. A publicly traded company since 1985, HCP: (i) was the first healthcare REIT selected to the S&P 500 index; (ii) has increased its dividend per share for 28 consecutive years; (iii) is the only REIT included in the S&P 500 Dividend Aristocrats index; and (iv) is a global leader in sustainability as a member of the CDP, Dow Jones and FTSE4Good sustainability leadership indices, and the Global and North American healthcare sector leader for GRESB. For more information regarding HCP, visit the Company's website at www.hcpi.com and www.hcpi.com/sustainability.

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