October 27, 2008

Medical Properties Trust to Report Third Quarter 2008 Financial Results and Host Conference Call and Webcast

Medical Properties Trust, Inc. (NYSE: MPW) will report its third quarter financial results on Thursday, November 6, 2008 before trading on the New York Stock Exchange and host a conference call and webcast at 11:00 a.m. Eastern Time to discuss the third quarter results.

The dial-in numbers for the conference call are 800-901-5247 (U.S.) and 617-786-4501 (International); the passcode for both numbers is 18839689. The conference call will also be available via webcast in the Investor Relations' section of the Company's website, www.medicalpropertiestrust.com. The press release announcing the third quarter results will be available on Medical Properties Trust's website prior to the conference call.

A telephone and webcast replay of the call will be available from shortly after the completion through November 20, 2008. Telephone numbers for the replay are 888-286-8010 and 617-801-6888 for U.S. and International callers, respectively. The replay passcode is 17818399.

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. These facilities include inpatient rehabilitation hospitals, long-term acute care hospitals, regional acute care hospitals, ambulatory surgery centers and other single-discipline healthcare facilities, such as heart hospitals and orthopedic hospitals.