CNL Properties Trust Intends to Acquire Five Senior Living Properties for $84 Million

CNL Properties Trust Intends to Acquire Five Senior Living Properties for $84 Million

Current owner to lease and continue to operate the communities

(ORLANDO, Fla.) Dec. 16, 2011 — CNL Properties Trust, Inc., a real estate investment offering focused on health care and senior living properties, announced its plan to acquire five senior living communities from affiliates of Primrose Retirement Communities, LLC (“Primrose”) for approximately $84 million. The transaction is not expected to close until the first quarter of 2012 and is still subject to due diligence completion and other factors. The acquisition would be CNL Properties Trust’s first.

Upon completion of the transaction, CNL Properties Trust will own five of Primrose’s 26 senior living communities, including Casper Senior Living in Casper, Wyo., Grand Island Senior Living in Grand Island, Neb., Sweetwater Senior Living in Billings, Mont., Marion Senior Living in Marion, Ohio and Mansfield Senior Living in Mansfield, Ohio. The communities will continue to be operated by Primrose under a long-term lease agreement with CNL Properties Trust. As of Dec. 1, 2011, the communities were 96 percent occupied.

“We believe this transaction is an attractive initial acquisition as we begin to build our portfolio of senior living communities within CNL Properties Trust,” said Stephen H. Mauldin, president and chief operating officer of CNL Properties Trust. “Primrose has successfully developed and operated senior living communities for more than two decades, and CNL Properties Trust’s investment in these high quality, stabilized properties is a fitting launch for our fund, while also assisting Primrose’s expansion plans.”

Founded in 1989 and headquartered in Aberdeen, S.D., Primrose prioritizes comfort, care and security for its residents and prides itself on creating developments with desirable amenities such as libraries, movie theaters, fitness centers, ice cream parlors and pubs.

“The objective of each Primrose community is to provide a healthy, happy living environment for our seniors,” said Jim Thares, Primrose founder. “We know that CNL Properties Trust shares our values and priorities, and will facilitate the continued success of each location.”

About CNL Properties Trust, Inc.
CNL Properties Trust, Inc. is an investment offering that will seek to acquire properties in the senior living and health care, lifestyle, lodging and specialty property asset classes. The company intends to qualify as a real estate investment trust. CNL Financial Group is the sponsor of CNL Properties Trust, Inc. For more information, visit

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

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Many of these factors are beyond the Company’s ability to control or predict. Such factors include, but are not limited to: the global impact of the current credit crisis in the U.S. and Europe; changes in general economic conditions in the U.S. or globally (including financial market fluctuations); risks associated with our investment strategy; risks associated with the real estate markets in which the Company invests; risks of doing business internationally and global expansion, including unfamiliarity with new markets and currency risks; risks associated with the use of debt to finance the Company’s business activities, including refinancing and interest rate risk and the Company’s failure to comply with its debt covenants; the Company’s failure to obtain, renew or extend necessary financing or to access the debt or equity markets; competition for properties and/or tenants in the markets in which the Company engages in business; the impact of current and future environmental, zoning and other governmental regulations affecting the Company’s properties; the Company’s ability to make necessary improvements to properties on a timely or cost-efficient basis; risks related to development projects or acquired property value-add conversions, if applicable (including construction delays, cost overruns, the Company’s inability to obtain necessary permits and/or public opposition to these activities); defaults on or non-renewal of leases by tenants; failure to lease properties at all or on favorable rents and terms; unknown liabilities in connection with acquired properties or liabilities caused by property managers or operators; the Company’s failure to successfully manage growth or integrate acquired properties and operations; material adverse actions or omissions by any joint venture partners; increases in operating costs and other expense items and costs, uninsured losses or losses in excess of the Company’s insurance coverage; the impact of outstanding or potential litigation; risks associated with the Company’s tax structuring; the Company’s failure to qualify and maintain its status as a real estate investment trust and the Company’s ability to protect its intellectual property and the value of its brands.

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