Senior Housing Properties Trust Appoints Richard W. Siedel, Jr. as Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer

NEWTON, Mass.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Senior Housing Properties Trust (NYSE: SNH) today announced the election
of Richard W. Siedel, Jr. as its Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer
by SNH’s Board of Trustees.

Mr. Siedel has been Chief Accounting Officer of Five Star Quality Care,
Inc. (NYSE: FVE) since 2014 and previously was Controller of The RMR
Group since 2013. Prior to that, Mr. Siedel held various accounting
leadership positions, including Corporate Controller, at Sensata
Technologies Holdings NV (NYSE: ST) from 2010 to 2013 and as an auditor
at Ernst & Young LLP from 2001 to 2010. Mr. Siedel is a certified public
accountant.

Mr. Siedel will replace Richard A. Doyle, Jr. as CFO and Treasurer of
SNH effective as of January 1, 2016. At that time, Mr. Doyle will leave
SNH to become CFO and Treasurer of Five Star.

Senior Housing Properties Trust is a real estate investment trust, or
REIT, which owns senior living communities, medical office buildings and
wellness centers throughout the United States. SNH is headquartered in
Newton, MA.

Contacts

Senior Housing Properties Trust
Olivia Snyder, 617-796-8234
Investor
Relations Analyst