Gaming and Leisure Properties, Inc. Announces Annual Meeting Date

WYOMISSING, Pa., March 28, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Gaming and Leisure Properties, Inc. (Nasdaq:GLPI) today announced that the 2014 annual meeting of shareholders will be held on Thursday, June 19, 2014, at the offices of Pepper Hamilton LLP, 3000 Two Logan Square, 18th and Arch Streets, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Shareholders of record as of the close of business on April 16, 2014 will be entitled to receive notice of, and to vote at, the meeting. Gaming and Leisure Properties, Inc. expects to make its proxy materials available to shareholders on or before April 30, 2014.

About Gaming and Leisure Properties

GLPI is engaged in the business of acquiring, financing, and owning real estate property to be leased to gaming operators in "triple net" lease arrangements, pursuant to which the tenant is responsible for all facility maintenance, insurance required in connection with the leased properties and the business conducted on the leased properties, taxes levied on or with respect to the leased properties and all utilities and other services necessary or appropriate for the leased properties and the business conducted on the leased properties. GLPI expects to grow its portfolio by aggressively pursuing opportunities to acquire additional gaming facilities to lease to gaming operators. GLPI also intends to diversify its portfolio over time, including by acquiring properties outside the gaming industry to lease to third parties. GLPI intends to qualify to be taxed as a real estate investment trust ("REIT") for United States federal income tax purposes commencing with the 2014 taxable year and will be the first gaming-focused REIT.

CONTACT: Investor Relations - Gaming and Leisure Properties, Inc. Dan Foley T: 203-682-8312 Email: Bill Clifford T: 610-401-2900 Email: BClifford@glpropinc.comSource:Gaming and Leisure Properties, Inc.