HealthLease Properties Real Estate Investment Trust Announces March 2014 Distribution

TORONTO, March 19, 2014 /CNW/ - HealthLease Properties Real Estate Investment Trust (the "REIT") (TSX: HLP.UN) announced today a cash distribution in the amount of $0.07083 per unit for the month of March 2014. The distribution will be payable on April 15, 2014 to unitholders of record as at March 31, 2014.

Unitholders can participate in the REIT's Distribution Reinvestment Plan ("DRIP").  The DRIP allows unitholders of the REIT, who are resident in Canada, to automatically reinvest monthly cash distributions paid on their Trust Units in additional Trust Units, plus bonus Trust Units equivalent to 3% of the distributions reinvested.  The DRIP offers unitholders the opportunity to increase their ownership in the REIT on a regular basis without incurring any commission or brokerage fees. Complete details on the DRIP are available at the REIT's website (www.hlpreit.com) or from a unitholder's investment advisor.

About HealthLease Properties Real Estate Investment Trust

HealthLease Properties Real Estate Investment Trust (TSX: HLP.UN) owns one of the youngest and highest quality portfolios of seniors housing and care facilities with 47 properties - 12 in two Canadian provinces and 35 in eight U.S. states - for a total of 4,635 beds.  The facilities are leased to experienced tenant operators who have significant operational experience. The leases are structured as long-term and triple-net: features that provide stability and dependability to the REIT's cash flow and distributions.  The REIT's best-in-class portfolio meets the growing demands of modern seniors by emphasizing features such as hotel-like design, private rooms and baths and hospitality-inspired amenities.  For more information, visit www.hlpreit.com.

SOURCE HealthLease Properties Real Estate Investment Trust

For further information:

Scott White
Executive Vice President - Finance
HealthLease Properties REIT
(317) 420-0205

Renée Lam
Investor Relations
TMX Equicom
(416) 815-0700 ext. 258