Medical Properties Trust Acquires Three Properties in Orange County, California

BIRMINGHAM, Ala.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Medical Properties Trust, Inc. (NYSE: MPW) announced today that it has

acquired the real estate assets of three community hospitals in Orange

County, California for an aggregate price of $60 million, including $10

million for expected future renovations. With the acquisitions announced

today, MPT has completed approximately $183 million of acquisitions in

2006.