CNL Healthcare Trust Enters Agreement to Acquire Seven Senior Housing Communities

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Company to partner with Sunrise Senior Living in $226 million deal

(ORLANDO, Fla.) June 7, 2012 — CNL Healthcare Trust, Inc., a real estate investment offering focused on senior housing and healthcare real estate, has signed an agreement with Sunrise Senior Living, Inc. (NYSE: SRZ) to enter into a joint venture that will own seven senior housing communities valued at approximately $226 million. The transaction is expected to close within 60 days.

Under the agreement, CNL Healthcare Trust will own 55 percent of the joint venture and Sunrise will own the remaining portion. The seven senior housing properties contain 687 living units and are currently wholly-owned by Sunrise. The communities will continue to be operated by Sunrise under a long-term management agreement.

“CNL has enjoyed a long-standing and very productive relationship with Sunrise, who we regard as a leading operator in the senior housing space,” said Stephen H. Mauldin, president and CEO of CNL Healthcare Trust. “The seven communities are assets that are thoughtfully designed and developed by Sunrise, incorporating their signature characteristics throughout the buildings, located in exceptional markets across the country.”

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Sunrise on Connecticut Avenue in Washington, D.C.

Once the acquisition is complete, the joint venture will own the following properties: Sunrise of Santa Monica in Santa Monica, Calif.; Sunrise on Connecticut Avenue in Washington, D.C.; Sunrise at Siegen in Baton Rouge, La.; Sunrise of Metairie in Metairie, La., near New Orleans; Sunrise of Gilbert in Gilbert, Ariz., near Phoenix; Sunrise of Louisville in Louisville, Ky.; and Sunrise at Fountain Square in Lombard, Ill., near Chicago.

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Sunrise at Fountain Square in Lombard, Ill.

In aggregate, the seven properties consist of 129 independent living units, 374 assisted living units and 184 memory-care units. By offering a diverse unit mix, these properties allow residents to transition from independent living to assisted living and, if needed, to units that specialize in caring for individuals with progressive memory loss.

The joint venture with Sunrise marks CNL Healthcare Trust’s second investment in senior housing properties since the launch of the fund in June 2011. In February, CNL Healthcare Trust purchased a portfolio of five senior living communities in the Midwest for $84 million.

“We launched CNL Healthcare Trust last summer recognizing the very attractive investment potential in senior housing and healthcare real estate as our country’s demographics continue to shift,” Mauldin said. “CNL Healthcare Trust is in its early stage, yet once this transaction closes we will have acquired more than $310 million in senior housing assets. That, combined with our terrific team of colleagues who have deep experience in, and knowledge of, the healthcare sector, highlights our commitment to these property types going forward.”

About CNL Healthcare Trust
CNL Healthcare Trust, Inc. is an investment offering that acquires properties in the senior housing and healthcare sectors, although it may also acquire other income-producing properties. The company intends to qualify as a non-traded real estate investment trust. CNL Financial Group, LLC is the sponsor of CNL Healthcare Trust. For more information, visit www.CNLHealthcareTrust.com.

Financial advisors can contact the managing dealer of the REIT, CNL Securities, member FINRA/SIPC, at (866) 650-0650 (www.CNLSecurities.com).

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