Medical Properties Trust, Inc. (the "Company" or "MPT") (NYSE: MPW) today announced that it has completed the previously announced acquisition of real estate interests of nine acute care hospitals operated by Steward Health Care System LLC ("Steward") and an equity interest in Steward. Also as previously announced, certain members of Steward management and affiliates of Cerberus Capital Management committed to acquire 10,344,828 common shares of MPW. Such investment will have no rights separate from all other common shareholders and is expected to close imminently. The Company financed the acquisitions with proceeds from its recently closed public offering of 57.5 million shares of its common stock (including the underwriters' full exercise of their overallotment options) and borrowings from its revolving credit facility. 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. MPT's financing model allows hospitals and other healthcare facilities to unlock the value of their underlying real estate in order to fund facility improvements, technology upgrades, staff additions and new construction. Facilities include acute care hospitals, inpatient rehabilitation hospitals, long-term acute care hospitals, and other medical and surgical facilities. For more information, please visit the Company's website at www.medicalpropertiestrust.com. The statements in this press release that are forward looking are based on current expectations and actual results or future events may differ materially. Forward-looking statements can generally be identified by the use of forward-looking words such as "may," "will," "would," "could," "expect," "intend," "plan," "aim," "estimate," "target," "anticipate," "believe," "continue," "objectives," "outlook," "guidance" or other similar words, and include statements regarding MPT's plans, strategies, objectives, targets, future expansion and development activities and expected financial performance. Forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause the actual results of the Company or future events to differ materially from those expressed in or underlying such forward-looking statements, including without limitation: the satisfaction of all conditions to, and the timely closing (if at all) of pending transactions; the capacity of the Company's tenants to meet the terms of their agreements; net income per share; Normalized FFO per share; expected payout ratio, the amount of acquisitions of healthcare real estate, if any; capital markets conditions, the repayment of debt arrangements; statements concerning the additional income to the Company as a result of ownership interests in certain hospital operations and the timing of such income; the payment of future dividends, if any; completion of additional debt or equity arrangements, and additional investments; national and international 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 healthcare real estate in particular; and the value of our real estate assets, which may limit our ability to dispose of assets at attractive prices or obtain or maintain equity or debt financing secured by our properties or on an unsecured basis, and the factors referenced under the section captioned "Item 1.A Risk Factors" in our annual report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2015 and "Item 1.A Risk Factor" in our quarterly report Form 10-Q for the quarter ended June 30, 2016. Actual results, performance or achievements may vary materially from any projections and forward looking statements and the assumptions on which those statements are based. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on forward-looking statements, and MPT disclaims any responsibility to update such information.